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Professor of Physics, University of Rhode Island

Dr. Khanna is a Professor in the Physics Department, and the Director for the Center for Computational Research at the University of Rhode Island. He works on a variety of challenging problems in theoretical and computational physics. His primary research project is related to the coalescence of binary black hole systems using perturbation theory and estimation of the properties of the emitted gravitational waves. This research is of relevance to the US LIGO laboratory and the upcoming space-borne missions that are designed to make a direct observations of this radiation. Khanna's research is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF).


  • 2021–present
    Professor, University of Rhode Island
  • 2003–2020
    Professor, University of Massachusetts -- Dartmouth


  • 2000 
    Penn State , PhD / Physics

Professional Memberships

  • American Physical Society


APS Fellow