Dr. Amandeep Singh Oberoi


Assistant Professor


Thermal Engineering



Contact No.: 7009906545

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Dr. Oberoi is presently Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology Patiala, India. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering in 2006 and 2011 respectively, from the Punjab Technical University in India. He graduated from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University, Melbourne, Australia in 2016 with PhD. in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. He has more than 10 years of work experience that includes working in industry, teaching and research. While at RMIT University, from 2012-2016 he received fee exemption grant under the Commonwealth Government Research Trainee Scheme and PhD top-up scholarship of $20K from Victorian Brown Coal Innovation Australia. His research focus includes solid-state hydrogen storage, proton electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs), materials for energy storage, heat exchangers, heat pipes and heat sinks.

He is currently supervising 1 PhD student and 1 Masters of Engg. Student. He has published around 30 papers in various journals and conference proceedings. Besides, he has filed six patents and published one book entitled ‘Heat transfer through perforated heat sink-a theoretical and experimental study’ by Lambert Academic Publishers and 2 book chapters.

Research Projects

Sr.No Title of the project PI / Co-PI Funding Agency Amount Duration
1 Effects of Varying Catalyst Loading on a MEA Integrated in a Reversible PEMFC on its Performance Characteristics: a theoretical investigation. PI TIET SEED FUNDING FOR RESEARCH 4.0 Lakhs 2 years (2019-2021)
2  A Smart Wearable Device for Cognitive Assessment Co-PI Industry named 'Priority Solutions', Mohali, Punjab. 5.5 Lakhs 2 years (2018-2020)

Master Thesis Supervision : 1 (Awarded); 01 (on-going)

S.No. Name of Student Year of Completion Title of Thesis Co- Supervisors (if any)
1 Mr. Bableet 2017 Convective Heat Transfer Analysis of a 1000 cc Car Radiator with Nanofluid-based Coolant Nil
2 Ms. Tanvi Joshi 2018 Effect of flow channel hydraulic diameter of end plates on performance characteristics of a proton electrolyte membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) Nil
Ms. Diksha Kapoor
On-going Feasibility study of a Proton Battery with an integrated Graphene-based hydrogen storage electrode. Dr. Parag Nijhawan

Industrial Consultancy Project

Sr.No Title of the project PI / Co-PI Funding Agency Amount Duration
1  Design Testing of Manually Operated Exercise Bike Capable of Co-generation. Co-PI Agency: Industry named 'Nugenix', Pune, Maharashtra. 2.0 Lakhs 0.5 years (2018)

Publications and other Research Outputs

SCI: 05, Non-SCI: 04, International/National Conferences: 16

Indian Patent : 07 (Filed)

Sr.No Title Utility, design or product Inventor(s) Country Patent File Number Date of filing
1 Clap Type Laptop Stand Design Jagpreet Sidhu, Amandeep Singh Oberoi, Virender Kadyan, Rajinder Sandhu India 295998 24/07/2017
2 Clap Type Laptop Stand Design Jagpreet Sidhu, Amandeep Singh Oberoi, Virender Kadyan, Rajinder Sandhu India 296000 24/07/2017
3 Improved Forced Draft Biomass Cookstove with High Thermal Efficiency Product Charu Khosla, Amandeep Singh Oberoi, Sukhdev Singh, Vaibhav Sharma, Varun Puri, Varishu Chauhan India 201711016021 06/05/2017
4 Advanced Autonomous Wall Painting Machine For High Rise Buildings Product Ramkumar Ketti Ramachandran, Amandeep Singh Oberoi, Harsh Sohal, Sachin Ahuja India 201711003499 31/01/2017
5 Paperless Erasable Magnetic Braille Slate Product Amitoj Singh, Virender Kadyan, Vinay Kukreja and Amandeep Singh Oberoi India 201611033447 30/09/2016
6 Energy Efficient Non-Electric Lamp With Automatic Fuel Level Maintaining Mechanism Design Supreet Singh, Jobandeep Singh, Dr. Manpreet Kaur, Dr. Amandeep Singh Oberoi, Hitesh Goel, Gagan Mavi, Dr. Vivek Jain, Amanpreet Singh, Gurpal Singh, Vidhyadhar Biswal, Bhupinder Singh India 201611017719 21/05/2016
7 Compact Urea Spreading Machine Product Virender Kadyan, Deepika Koundal, Jagpreet Singh,Amandeep Singh Oberoi India 201711034792 29/09/2017

List of Publications in International Journals (SCI/SCIE):

  1. Technical feasibility of a proton battery with an activated carbon electrode Shahin Heidari, Saeed Seif Mohammadi, Amandeep Singh Oberoi, and John Andrews, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy.Vol. 43, Issue 12, pp 6197 - 6209, ISSN 0360-3199  (Elsevier, IF: 4.229), 22 March 2018
  2. Saeed Seif Mohammadi, Mathew D. Brennan, Amandeep S. Oberoi, Hardik A. Vagh, Michelle J. S. Spencer, TJ Dhilip Kumar, and John Andrews, “Density functional theory and ab initio molecular dynamics investigation of hydronium interactions with graphene”, Energy Procedia, ISSN 1876-6102, Volume 110, pp 518-522. (Elsevier, IF: 0.92)
  3. Amandeep Singh Oberoi, John Andrews, Alan L. Chaffee and Lachlan Ciddor, “Hydrogen storage capacity of selected activated carbon electrodes made from brown coal”, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, ISSN 0360-3199, Volume 41,Issue 48, pp 23099-23108, November 2016. (Elsevier, IF: 4.229)
  4. Baljit Singh, Nuraida ‘Aadilia Baharin, Muhammda Fairuz Remeli, Amandeep Oberoi, Abhijit Date and Aliakbar Akbarzadeh, “Experimental analysis of thermoelectric heat exchanger for power generation from salinity gradient solar pond using low-grade heat”, Springer Journal of Electronic Materials, ISSN 0361-5235, pp 1-6, October 2016. (Springer, IF: 1.491)
  5. Baljit Singh, Muhammad Fairuz Remeli, Ding Lai Chet, Amandeep Oberoi, Abhijit Date and Aliakbar Akbarzadeh, “Experimental investigation on effect of adhesives on thermoelectric generator performance”, Springer Journal of Electronic Materials, ISSN 0361-5235,  Volume 44, Issue 6, pp 1864-1869, 2015. (Springer, IF: 1.491)

List of Publications in International Journals (Non-SCI):

  1. Construction and operations of first salinity gradient solar pond in Malaysia, “Nuraida Aadilia Baharin, Idznie Faidhi Muhaimin Yazit, Baljit Singh, Muhammad Fairuz Remeli, and Amandeep Oberoi”, Journal of Mechanical Engineering Vol. SI 4(5), pp 217-235, 1823-5514, Dec 2017.
  2. Amandeep Singh Oberoi and John Andrews, “Metal hydride-nafion composite electrode with dual proton and electron conductivity”, International Journal of Smart Grid and Clean Energy, ISSN 2315-4462, Vo. 3, No. 3, pp 270-274, July 2014.
  3. Amandeep Singh Oberoi, John Andrews and Baljit Singh, “Change in proton and electron conductivity of carbon-nafion composite electrode affected by different levels of hydration”, International Journal of Mechanical Science and Civil Engineering, ISSN 2320-2424, special issue on ‘ICETE’ October 2013.
  4. Amandeep Singh Oberoi, “Analysis of heat transfer through perforated heat sink”, The IUP Journal of Mechanical Engineering, Vol. IV, No. 4, November 2011, PP 55-63.

Doctoral thesis Supervision:

S.No. Name of Student Year of Completion Title of Thesis Co- Supervisors (if any)
1 Mr. Himanshu Jindal In-progress Solid-state hydrogen storage in porous graphene-based electrodes. Dr. I. S. Sandhu

Awards and Honours

  1. Elsevier Foundation’s Green and Chemistry Challenge 2016

    My research proposal entitled ‘Electrochemical storage of hydrogen in activated charcoal’ got selected as one of the TOP-5 proposals from 680 proposal received globally in Elsevier Foundation’s Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge 2016. I was invited to Berlin, Germany by Elsevier Foundation to give presentation and compete for first position in May 2017.

  2. International Hackathon 2017 Winner organised by UN Influx Trust

    My project entitled ‘Paperless erasable magnetic Braille slate’ won the first prize in an International Hackathon organised by UN Influx Trust and our team has been invited to UN Headquarters, New York in May 2017 for pitching our idea.

  3. Research Excellence Award from Chitkara University

    Received an award of excellence for my contribution towards research and publishing research papers in SCI/Scopus indexed journals in May 2017 from Chitkara University Punjab, India. I was awarded with INR 1,00,000/- for my research lab set-up.

  4. Australian commonwealth government R.T.S (Research Trainee Scheme)

    Successfully gained Commonwealth government’s R.T.S. position for 4 years to pursue PhD at RMIT University, Melbourne from January 2012 to January 2016. It is a complete fee waiver scholarship for my entire duration of the candidature at RMIT University, Australia.

  5. Brown Coal Innovation Australia (BCIA) Top-up Scholarship

    Successfully gained the one and only available in Australia, BCIA’s top-up scholarship worth of $20,000 for two years – from January 2014 to December 2015.

  6. International Travel Grant by School of Graduate Research, RMIT University, Australia

    Successfully received international travel grant of $2000.00 for two times (in year 2013 and 2014) to present my research paper in international conferences in 2013 at Bangkok, Thailand and in 2014 at Tokyo, Japan.

Description of Research Interests

  • Materials for electrochemical hydrogen storage
  • Proton electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFC)
  • Unitised regenerative fuel cells (URFC)
  • Polymer membranes for fuel cells
  • Renewable energy systems
  • Thermal heat sinks and heat pipes