Pankaj Khanna

Room Number: 230 A
pankaj.khanna@rice.edu
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Education

2012 - 2017* - PhD in Geology, Rice University
2010 - 2012 - M.Sc Geology - Hansraj College, University of Delhi, Delhi, India
2007 - 2010 - B.Sc (H) Geology - Hansraj College, University of Delhi, Delhi, India

Awards & Honors

2016 - Department Service Award, Earth Science, Rice University
2016 - First Place Poster at IRESS symposium 3, Spring 2016, Rice University
2015 - Second Place at SEPM Photo Contest, Carbonate meeting, ACE- Denver, 2015
2014 - Second Place Poster at IRESS symposium 1, Spring 2014, Rice University.
2013 - BP Rice Fellowship
2012 - First Place at Conglomerate 2012, Department of Geology, University of Delhi.
2011 - Summer Research Fellowship, Indian Academy of Sciences

Keywords

Carbonate Sedimentology, Sequence Stratigraphy, Microbial Reefs, Photogrammetry, Coral Reefs, Reef Morphologies

Selected Publications

• Rovere Alessio, Khanna, Pankaj, Bianci, Carlo, Nike B., Droxler, Andre, W., Morri, Carla, Naar, David, F., 2016. Submerged reef terraces in the Maldivian Archipelago (Indian Ocean): heritage of a punctuated postglacial sea level rise? ( In review: Sci. Reports)

• Khanna, P.,Characterization of shell concentrations from Oligocene succession of Kutch and their distribution in system tracts. M.Sc thesis- University of Delhi.

• Kelleher, Caroline, Lhemann, Adrien, Swartz, Hadley, Yazbek, Lindsey D, Mercado, Lauren, Lehrmann, Dan, Hopson, Heath Hilton, Khanna, Pankaj and Droxler, André W, 2016. Sedimentology and Depositional Environments of Cyclic Microbial bearing strata of the Cambrian Point Peak Member of the Wilberns Fm., exposed along Mill Creek, the Llano river, and James River, Mason County, Tx. GSA South-Central Section Meeting. (Conference Paper)

• Swartz, Hadley, Kelleher, Caroline, Lhemann, Adrien, Lehrmann, Dan, Suarez, Marina B., Hopson, Heath Hilton, Khanna, Pankaj and Droxler, André W, 2016. Stable Isotope and elemental Geochemistry from 1-D profiles are a useful tool for revealing 3-D phasing architecture of Upper Cambrian Microbial Reef Complexes, Wliberns Formation, Mason County, Tx. GSA South-Central Section Meeting. (Conference Paper)

• Mabry, Grace, Yazbek, Lindsey, Ford, Clayton, Lehrmann, Daniel J., Khanna, Pankaj, Hopson, Heath, Fessahaie, Meron, and Droxler, André W., 2015. Sedimentology and depositional environments of cyclic microbial bearing strata of the Cambrian Point Peak Member of the Wilberns Formation, exposed along the Llano river and Mill creek, mason county, Tx. GSA South-Central Section Meeting. (Conference Paper)

• Droxler, Dylan, Khanna, Pankaj, Lehrmann, Daniel, and Droxler, André W., 2015. Comparative analysis of microbial carbonate fabrics at various scales within the architecture of a large microbial reef mound; Cambrian, Wliberns Formation, Mason County, Tx. GSA South Central (Conference Paper)

• Mercado, Lauren, Khanna, P., Droxler, Dylan, Lehrmann, Daniel, Droxler, A, W., 2014. Constraints on the depositional environments of cyclic, Microbialte bearing carbonate-siliciclastic strata; Cambrian, Wilberns Formation, Mason County, Tx. GSA South Central (Conference Paper)

• Khanna, P., Droxler, A, W., Nittrouer, J.A., Tunnell, Wes, Shirley, T., Nash, H.L., 2013. Detailed Bathymetric Survey of Uppermost Pleistocene drowned Banks along the south Texas shelf edge: A glimpse of their growth and demise during last deglaciation. GSA south central section meeting. (Conference Paper)

• Khanna, P., and Kumar, P, 2013. Characterization of Shell Concentration and Taphonomic Analysis of Maniyara Fort Formation (Oligocene) in Kutch Basin, India”, Geologic Problem Solving with Microfossils III Conference, March 2013, University of Houston, Texas USA (Conference Paper)