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V. Purnachandra Rao - INSA Fellow
Dr. V. Purnachandra Rao, Scientist F at NIO has been elected as INSA (Indian National Science Academy) Fellow. Dr Rao has been working in the field of Sedimentology for the last 26 years in this Institute. His current Research interests are investigations on the role of microbial organisms on the formation of authigenic minerals, including phosphorites, dolomites and oolites. He has contributed significantly to the understanding of late Quaternary sea level changes and neo-tectonic activity along the western margin of India. The 'INSA Fellow' is a prestigious honour to the scientists in India as this is the apex academy in the country. Dr Rao joins the group of INSA fellows that we possess at NIO. Dr Rao has 55 research publications in various journals of national and international repute. He is also a fellow of Indian Academy of Sciences and recipient of several awards and honours during his career at NIO.
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