Faculty Profile


Tarun Gupta

B.Sc., University of Delhi, 1996
M.Sc., IIT Roorkee, 1998
M.Tech., IIT Bombay, 2000
Doctor of Science, Harvard University, 2004

Room: 310 Faculty Building
Phone: (91-512) 259 7128

Web: http://home.iitk.ac.in/~tarun/


  • Development of instruments for aerosol measurement
  • Engineering control of particles in ambient and indoor settings
  • Physico-chemical characterization of atmospheric pollutants
  • formation of secondary organic aerosol
  • Personal exposure assessment and health effects of inhaled particles
  • Source apportionment of air pollution
  • formation and control of engine exhaust emissions, and risk assessment.


  • INAE Young Engineer Award (2009) (Air Pollution Measurement and Control)
  • INDO-US Frontiers of Science Symposium Joint Research Award (2009)
  • IEI Young Engineers Award (2008) in Environmental Engineering discipline by The Institution of Engineers (India)
  • INSA young scientist Medal 2011


  • “Field performance evaluation during fog-dominated wintertime of a newly developed denuder-equipped PM1 sampler.” Dharmendra Kumar Singh, Lakshay and Tarun Gupta Environmental Science and Pollution Research, DOI: 10.1007/s11356-013-2371-9 (2013).

  • “A Comparative Morphological Study of Primary and Aged Particles Emitted from a Biodiesel (B20) vis--vis Diesel Fuelled CRDI Engine.” Pravesh Chandra Shukla, Tarun Gupta, Avinash Kumar Agarwal, Aerosol and Air Quality Research, DOI: 10.4209/aaqr.2013.05.0162 (2013).

  • “Personal exposure measurement of students to various microenvironments inside and outside the college campus.” Vaishali Ashok, Tarun Gupta, Shefali Dubey, and Rajmal Jat, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, DOI: 10.1007/s10661-013-3413-y (2013).

  • “CCN closure results from Indian Continental Tropical Convergence Zone (CTCZ) aircraft experiment.” Monika Srivastava, S.N. Tripathi , A.K. Dwivedi, Rosalin Dalai, Deepika Bhattu, P.K. Bharti, J. Jaidevi, and Tarun Gupta, Atmospheric Research, 132–133, 322–331 (2013).

  • “Assessment of toxic potential of primary and secondary particulates/aerosols from biodiesel vis-a-vis mineral diesel fuelled engine.” Avinash Kumar Agarwal, Tarun Gupta, Neelabh Dixit, and Pravesh Chandra Shukla, Inhalation Toxicology, DOI: 10.3109/08958378.2013.782515 (2013).

  • “Insight into Combustion Sources Affecting Our Indoor Environment and Health.” Anand Kumar and Tarun Gupta, Journal of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 3, 2 (2013).

  • “Chemical Characterization of Summertime Dust Events at Kanpur: Insight into the Sources and Level of Mixing with Anthropogenic Emissions.” Subhasish Ghosh, Tarun Gupta, Nikhil Rastogi, Abhishek Gaur, Amit Misra, Sachichida N. Tripathi, Debajyoti Paul, Vinod Tare, Om Prakash, Deepika Bhattu, Anubhav K. Dwivedi, Daya S.Kaul, Rosalin Dalai and Sumit K. Mishra, Aerosol and Air Quality Research, (AAQR-13-07-OA-0240), in press (2013).

  • "Source apportionment for water soluble organic matter of submicron aerosol: A comparison between foggy and nonfoggy episodes", Daya Shankar Kaul, Tarun Gupta and S N Tripathi, Aerosol and Air Quality Research, in press (2013).