NCAOR Staff - Dr. Krishnan K. P.

Dr. Krishnan K. P.

Scientist F
Department Name : Arctic Operations
Desk No : +91-832-2525510
Field Of Specilization : :: Microbial Ecology
Current Research Activities : :: Bacterial Taxonomy and Elemental cycling in high latitude systems and mid ocean ridges

Academic Record

Doctor of Philosophy (Marine Sciences) from Goa University, Goa, India in the year 2010. [PhD Mentor: Dr.P.A.Loka Bharathi, National Institute of Oceanography]

Master of Science in Marine Biology from Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), Kerala, India in the year 2003 (First Rank with distinction


National Geoscience Award – 2014 for contribution in the field of glaciology and Arctic and Antarctic research (team award for work related to IndARC, India’s first multisensory mooring in polar waters)

Certificate of Merit in Ocean Science and Technology by Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India in 2013.

Research Area

  • Bacterial diversity and community structure in extremophilic systems like polar and hydrothermal regions
  • Use of high throughput sequencing data to study bacterial function and community metabolism  

Professional Record

Scientist E, ESSO-NCAOR, 2017-Present

Scientist D, ESSO-NCAOR, 2013-2017

Scientist C, ESSO-NCAOR, 2009-2013

Scientist B, ESSO-NCAOR, 2006-2009

Senior Research Fellow, National Institute of Oceanography, 2005 - 2006

Junior Research Fellow, National Institute of Oceanography, 2003-2005