Tarun Gupta

PhD (Harvard University)

Professor, Departement of Civil Engineering


Research Interest



  • Doctor of Science (Environmental Health), Harvard University School of Public Health (USA), 2004
  • M.Tech (Environmental Science and Engineering), IIT Bombay,2000 (including 9-month research at TU-Dresden (Germany), DAAD scholarship)
  • M.Sc. (Chemistry), IIT Roorkee, 1998
  • B.Sc. (Industrial Chemistry), University of Delhi, 1996



  • Air pollution and its control

  • Atmospheric physics and chemistry

  • "Sources of Submicron Aerosol during Fog Dominated Wintertime at Kanpur." Tarun Gupta and Anil Mandaria, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, DOI: 10.1007/s11356-013-1580-6, (2013).

  • "A Comparative Morphological Study of Primary and Aged Particles Emitted from a Biodiesel (B20) vis-à-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).

  • "Measurement of Personal and Integrated Exposure to Particulate Matter and Co-pollutant Gases: A Panel Study." Jaidevi, J., Tarun Gupta, Rajmal Jat and S.N. Tripathi, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, DOI: 10.1007/s11356-012-1179-3, (2012).

  • "Secondary Organic Aerosol: A Comparison between Foggy and Non-foggy Days." Daya Kaul, Tarun Gupta, S. N. Tripathi, Vinod Tare and Jeffrey Collett, Environmental Science and Technology (doi:10.1021/es201081d) (2011).

  • "Chemical Characterization and Source Apportionment of Submicron (PM1) Aerosol in Kanpur Region." Abhishek Chakraborty and Tarun Gupta, Aerosol and Air Quality Research (DOI: 10.4209/aaqr.2009.11.0071),10, 433-445 (2010).

  • Daya Shankar Kaul, Amit Singh Chauhan and Pravesh Chandra Shukla


  • (6/2006-11/2010) Assistant Professor, IIT Kanpur

  • (11/2010-Till Date) Associate Professor, IIT Kanpur

  • INSA Medal for Young Scientist (2011)

  • 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)

  • Selected as one of the top 10 students at IIT, Bombay for the Indo-German Student Exchange Program and carried out research at the Department of Mechanical Process Engineering, TU Dresden, Germany (May 1999-Feb 2000).


Departement of Civil Engineering
IIT Kanpur,
Kanpur 208016

Office Phone: 0512-259-7128 (O)

Email: tarun[AT]iitk.ac.in

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