Dr. Amit Dhir
Associate Professor and Head



Associate Professor & Head


Wastewater Treatment by AOPs; EIA; Air Quality Modelling; Alternatives fuels for IC engines; Hydrogen production



Area of interest

Water treatment using Advanced Oxidation Processes, Air Quality Modeling and control Engineering, Hydrogen Production from renewable sources


Dr. Amit Dhir is an Associate Professor at School of Energy and Environment, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala, India. He was born on August 3, 1977 in India. He received the B.E. degree (Chemical Engineering) in 1999, the M.Tech degree (Env. Sc. & Engg.) in 2006 and Ph.D. degree (Env. Engg.) in 2012. He is an expert member of Technical Committee, Punjab Pollution Control Board, Patiala.

He has been undertaking various R&D projects in the area of energy & environment related to Advanced Oxidation Processes like heterogeneous photocatalytic processes, radiations based treatment, photoelectrocatalytic processes; hydrocarbon conversion processes; green technologies for sustainable energy (Biogas conversion to hydrogen enriched biogas); utilization of flyash into block formation; etc. He has been actively involved in consultancy projects in the field of Environmental Impact Assessment, ETP adequacy, Energy efficiency and air quality monitoring & modeling.

Research Projects (as PI)

B. National Projects

S.No Project Title Sponsoring Agency Status
1 Reforming of Biogas for Hydrogen Production and its Utilization in CI engine under dual fuel mode MNRE Ongoing
2 Applications of ionizing radiation in AOP based degradation of persistent pollutants from aqueous streams BRNS Ongoing
3 Feasibility study on the use of steel melting furnace slag/APCD dust as filler in the manufacture of fly ash bricks/Blocks Jyoti Industries, Ludhiana and Shivalik Solid waste Management facility, Nalagarh Completed

Membership of Professional Institutions, Associations, Societies

  • Life Member, SECAS, Kottayam(Kerala)
  • Life Member, ISTE
  • Life Member, Punjab Academy of Sciences
Publications and other Research Outputs SCI: 28 Non-SCI: 10

Awards and Honours

  • Member,Ttechnical Committee (EC), PPCB
  • Gold – Medalist in B.E. (Chemical Engg.)
  • Gold Medalist in M.Tech. (Env. Sc. & Engg.)

Description of research interest

Please refer to the listed projects