Full Name
Tarun C. Khanna

Principal Scientist

R&D Group



  Academic Identity

Dr. Tarun C. Khanna is currently a research scientist in Geochemistry Division of CSIR-National Geophysical Research Institute, Hyderabad, India. He has received B.Sc, M.Sc and Ph.D degrees from the Osmania University, Hyderabad. Dr. Khanna did his Post- Doc in the Department of Earth & Ocean Sciences, University of South Carolina, under the guidance of Prof. Gene M. Yogodzinski and Asst. Prof. Michael Bizimis. Dr. Khanna’s research areas include Precambrian geology and geochemistry, evolution of Archean greenstone belts and crustal growth processes; Subduction zone magmatism, geochronology and Isotope geochemistry involving Lu-Hf, Sm-Nd and Pb-Pb systematics.

  • Recipient of BOYSCAST (Better Opportunities for Young Scientists in the Chosen Areas of Science and Technology) fellowship for the year 2009-10, University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA; sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology, India.
  • Recipient of M.S. Krishnan Gold Medal for the year 2018, conferred by the Indian Geophysical Union, India.
  • Recipient of Raman Research Fellowship 2019-2020, conferred by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India.
  • Recipient of Khem Raj Gupta Gold Medal for the year 2022, conferred by the Geological Society of India