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.
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
"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).
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).