A graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India. He started his research work in physical volcanology while working on ignimbrites in the Deccan volcanic province. Currently he is working on the geochemistry and the geochronology of Archean rocks of the North Atlantic Craton of Labrador. His research aims at understanding the evolution of continental crust using geochronological and other isotopic techniques.
As a PhD candidate in the Department of Polar and Marine Research at the Polish Academy of Sciences, Tanmay will work on the geochronology of Labrador.