Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Ahuja
Associate Professor

Designation:

Associate Professor

Specialization:

Modelling & Simulation, Reaction Engg., and Polymers

Email:

skahuja@thapar.edu

Contact No.

+91-9815844886

Designation: Associate Professor

E-mail id : skahuja@thapar.edu

Biography

Dr. Sanjeev Ahuja is working with the Chemical Engineering Department, Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala since 2000. Previously, he had worked as a founder faculty member of the Shaheed Bhagat Singh State Technical Campus, Ferozepur, and CR State University of Science and Technology, Murthal. His Ph.D. degree is in process modeling, simulation, and control from Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology. He did his M.E. in Polymer and Chemical Engineering. His current research interests include polymeric films, process modeling of polymer and chemical engineering systems, consistent initialization and emergent behavior of dynamic systems, and reaction Engineering.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering with specialization in Modeling and Simulation
  • M.E. in Polymer and Chemical Engineering, SSBUICET, Doctor Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar University Institute of Chemical Enginering & Technology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, First class
  • B.E. in Chemical Engineering, SSBUICET, Doctor Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar University Institute of Chemical Enginering & Technology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, First class

Experience: Total Teaching Experience 23 years

  • October 1994 - April 1995: Lecturer, Chemical Engineering Department, DCR University of Science and Technology, Murthal, Sonepat, Haryana, India.
  • August 1996 - October 2000: Lecturer, Chemical Engineering Department, SBS State Technical Campus, Ferozepur, Punjab, India.
  • October 2000 - March 2009: Senior Lecturer, Chemical Engineering Department, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala, Punjab, India.
  • March 2009 - March 2018: Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering Department, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala, Punjab, India.
  • March 2018 - till date: Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering Department, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala, Punjab, India.

Teaching Interests:

  • Polymer Science & Technology
  • Process Dynamics and Control
  • Process Modeling and Simulation
  • Chemical Reaction Engineering
  • Process Engineering and Plant Design

Research Interest:

  • Polymeric films
  • Process Modeling
  • Process Dynamics and Control
  • Chemical Reaction Engineering

Publications:

Journals

  1. Sunil Sable, Dev Kumar Mandal, Sanjeev Ahuja, Haripada Bhunia “Biodegradation kinetic modeling of oxo-biodegradable polypropylene/polylactide/nanoclay blends and composites under controlled composting conditions”; Journal of Environmental Management, 2019, In Press. [SCI Impact Factor 4.856].
  2. Jyoti Sharma, Sanjeev Ahuja, Raj Kumar Arya “Depth Profile Study of Poly(styrene) – Poly(methyl methacrylate) – Tetrahydrofuran Coatings”; Progress in Organic Coatings, 134 (2019) 297–302 , In Press. [SCI Impact Factor 3.420].
  3. Jyoti Sharma, Sanjeev Ahuja, Raj Kumar Arya “Effect of molecular weight on residual solvent and other parameters in polymer-polymer-Solvent coatings: Poly(Styrene)-Poly(Methyl methacrylate)-Ethylbenzene system”; Progress in Organic Coatings, 134 (2019) 119–125. [SCI Impact Factor 3.420].
  4. Jyoti Sharma, Sanjeev Ahuja, Raj Kumar Arya “Effect of molecular weight on morphology and thermal properties of poly(styrene)-poly(methyl methacrylate)-ethylbenzene coatings”; Progress in Organic Coatings, 132 (2019) 468-474. [SCI Impact Factor 3.420].
  5. Anubhav Prashar, Jyoti Sharma, Sanjeev Ahuja, Avinash Chandra, Raj Kumar Arya “Quaternary polymeric coatings as alternative to minimize the use of singlesolvent: Poly(methyl methacrylate)–ethylbenzene–toluene–acetone system”; Progress in Organic Coatings, 132 (2019) 343-352. [SCI Impact Factor 3.420].
  6. Meenakshi Sheoran, Avinash Chandra, Sanjeev Ahuja, Haripada Bhunia, Harish J. Pant “RTD measurement, modeling, and analysis of liquid phase of three-tube industrial pulp digester”; International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering (2019): DOI: 10.1515/ijcre-2018-0192. [SCI Impact Factor 1.059].
  7. Jyoti Sharma, Sanjeev Ahuja, Raj Kumar Arya “Experimental designing of polymer-polymer-solvent coatings: Poly(styrene) poly(ethylene glycol)-chlorobenzene coatings”; Progress in Organic Coatings, 128 (2019) 181-195. [SCI Impact Factor 3.420].
  8. Ishita Sharma, Jyoti Sharma, Sanjeev Ahuja , Raj Kumar Arya “Optimization of sodium dodecylsulphate loading in poly(vinylalcohol) water coatings”; Progress in Organic Coatings, 127 (2019) 401-407. [SCI Impact Factor 3.420].
  9. Jyoti Sharma, Sanjeev Ahuja, Raj Kumar Arya “Drying induced phase separation in poly(styrene)–poly(ethylene glycol)–chlorobenzene system”; Journal of Porous Materials, 26 (2019) 1043–1057 . [SCI Impact Factor 1.947].
  10. Anubhav Prashar, Jyoti Sharma, Sanjeev Ahuja, Avinash Chandra, Raj Kumar Arya “Quaternary polymeric coating as an alternative to minimize the use of costly or toxic solvents: Poly(styrene)-ethylbenzene-toluene-p-xylene system”; Progress in Organic Coatings, 127 (2019) 319-329. [SCI Impact Factor 3.420].
  11. Sanjeev Ahuja, Raj Kumar Arya “Laplace Transform Treatment for Chemical Engineering Systems: Whether to Use 0– or 0+?” Chem. Eng. Tech., 41 (2018) 875-882. [SCI Impact Factor 2.418].
  12. Aman Pathania, Jyoti Sharma, Sanjeev Ahuja, Raj Kumar Arya “Effect of crosslinked polymer content on drying of binary polymer—solvent coatings”; Progress in Organic Coatings, 127 (2018) 78-89. [SCI Impact Factor 3.420].
  13. Daisy Sharma, Jyoti Sharma, Raj Kumar Arya, Sanjeev Ahuja, Shekhar Agnihotri “Surfactant enhanced drying of water based poly(vinylalcohol) Coatings”; Progress in Organic Coatings, 125 (2018) 443-452. [SCI Impact Factor 3.420].
  14. Harleen Kaur, Jyoti Sharma, Raj Kumar Arya, Sanjeev Ahuja, Shashi Bhushan Arya “Crosslinked polymer doped binary coatings for corrosion protection”; Progress in Organic Coatings, 125 (2018) 32-39. [SCI Impact Factor 3.420].
  15. Jyoti Sharma, Raj Kumar Arya, Sanjeev Ahuja, Chitresh Kumar Bhargava “Residual Solvent Study In Polymer – Polymer – Solvent Coatings: Poly(styrene) – Poly(methyl methacrylate) – Tetrahydrofuran Coatings”; Progress in Organic Coatings, 113 (2017) 200-206. [SCI Impact Factor 3.420].
  16. Aman Pathania, Raj Kumar Arya, Sanjeev Ahuja, “Crosslinked Polymeric Coatings: Preparation, Characterization, and Diffusion Studies”; Progress in Organic Coatings, 105 (2017) 149–162. [SCI Impact Factor 3.420].
  17. Sanjeev Ahuja, Raj Kumar Arya “Comparison of the Performances of Different Reduced Forms of a Condenser Model” Chem. Eng. Tech., 40 (2017) 1630–1637. [SCI Impact Factor 2.418].
  18. Sanjeev Ahuja, “Discontinuity Analysis for the Treatment of Nonlinear Lumped-Parameter Systems for Singular Inputs” Theoretical Foundations of Chemical Engineering, 49 (2015) 612-621. [SCI Impact Factor 0.520].
  19. Sanjeev Ahuja, Daljit Singh “A Kinetic Model of Alkali Catalyzed Phenol-furfural Novalac Resinification” Polymers and Polymer Composites, 19 (2011) 513-518. [SCI Impact Factor 0.683].
  20. Sanjeev Ahuja, “Effects of Initial Discontinuities on Nonlinear Systems Represented by Differential Equations with Terms Containing Differentials of the Input Function” Chemical Engineering Communications, 198 (2011) 760-782. [SCI Impact Factor 1.431].
  21. Sanjeev Ahuja, “Second-order Numerator Dynamics Systems: Effects of Initial Discontinuities” Theoretical Foundations of Chemical Engineering, 44 (2010) 300-308. [SCI Impact Factor 0.520].

International Conferences

  1. Sunil Sable, Sanjeev Ahuja, Haripada Bhunia. “An overview of biodegradable polyolefins with pro-oxidants” Presented in Chemcon-2018 December, 2018 organized by NIT, Jalandhar
  2. Jyoti Sharma, Sanjeev Ahuja, Raj Kumar Arya “Effect of molecular weight on residual solvent in poly(Styrene)poly(methyl methacrylate)-ethylbenzene coatings” Presented in Chemcon-2018 December, 2018 organized by NIT, Jalandhar

National Conferences

  1. Sanjeev Ahuja, Ramandeep Singh, Rohit Jain, Daljit Singh “Furane Resins: A review” Presented in National Conference in Polymer Science and technology, May, 2005, organized by Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala.
  2. Sanjeev Ahuja, Daljit Singh “Phenol-furfural Resins: A Kinetic study” Presented in National Seminar on Polymers, December 1995, organized by Panjab University, Chandigarh

Projects

  • Handled project entitled Drying of Polymer-Polymer-Solvent Coatings : Experimental and Simulation Study, EEQ/2016/000015, 41.2 lacs, SERB-DST
  • Handling project entitled Polylactide-Polypropylene Blends: Preparation, Characterization, Degradability, and Eco-toxicity Studies, CSIR/GOI/22(00745)/17/EMR-II, 24.96 lacs, CSIR, Oct. 2017- Oct. 2020

Students Guided/Guiding

  • Ph.D: 3
  • M. Tech./M.Sc.: 7