Dr. Amit Awasthi

Dr. Amit Awasthi

Assistant Professor - Senior Scale

B.Sc, HP University Shimla

M.Sc (Physics), Punajbi University Patiala

Ph.D (Atmospheric Sciences), Thapar University Patiala

Post Doc., National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan

Area of Specialization

 Atmospheric Sciences, Aerosol Measurements and its Technology Development

Research and Publications:

 
Papers published (SCI journals): Total Impact Factor: 32.76; Citations: 266 (Google Scholar)
 
 
Chun Nan Liu, S-F. Lin, Amit Awasthi, Chuen-Jinn Tsai, Y.C., Wu, C.F., Chen (2014). Sampling and conditioning artefacts of PM2.5 in filter-based samplers. Atmospheric Environment 85, 48-53. IF: 3.3, ISSN:1352-2310 
 
Ravinder Agarwal, Amit Awasthi, Nirankar Singh, Prabhat K Gupta and Susheel K Mittal (2014). Statistical model to study the effect of agriculture crop residue burning on healthy subjects pfts. MAPAN 109, 57-65. IF: 0.48, ISSN: 0974-9853. 
 
Amit Awasthi, Bo-Sen Wu, Chun Nan Liu, Chun-Wan Chen, Chuen-Jinn Tsai (2013). The Effect of Nanoparticle Morphology on the Measurement Accuracy of Mobility Particle Sizers. MAPAN. 28, 205-215. IF: 0.48, IF: 0.48, ISSN: 0974-9853. 
 
Chun Nan Liu, Amit Awasthi, YI Hung Hung, Chuen-Jinn Tsai (2013). Differences in 24-h average PM2.5 concentrations between the beta attenuation monitor (BAM) and the dichotomous sampler (Dichot). Atmospheric Environment 75, 341-347. IF: 3.3, ISSN: 1352-2310. 
 
Chun Nan Liu, Amit Awasthi, YI Hung Hung, Chuen-Jinn Tsai (2013). Collection Efficiency and Interstage Loss of Nanoparticles in Micro-orifice-based Cascade Impactors. Atmospheric Environment 69, 325-333. IF: 3.3, ISSN: 1352-2310. 
 
Ravinder Agarwal, Amit Awasthi, Nirankar Singh, Prabhat K Gupta and Susheel K Mittal (2012). Effects of exposure to rice-crop residue burning smoke on pulmonary functions and Oxygen Saturation level of human beings in Patiala (India). Science of Total Environment 429, 161-166. IF: 4.1, ISSN: 0048-9697. 
 
Ravinder Agarwal, Amit Awasthi, Nirankar Singh, Prabhat K Gupta and Susheel K Mittal (2012). Epidemiological study on healthy subjects affected by agriculture crop-residue burning episodes and its relation with their pulmonary function tests. International Journal of Environmental Health Research 1, 1-15. IF:1.6, ISSN: 1369-1619. 
 
Balakrishnan Gugamsetty, Wei Han, Chun Nan Liu, Amit Awasthi, Chuen-Jinn Tsai, G.D., Roam, Y.C., Wu, C.F., Chen (2012). Source characterization and apportionment of PM10, PM2.5 and PM0.1 by using positive matrix factorization. Aerosol and Air Quality Research 12, 476-491. IF:2.1, ISSN: 2071-1409. 
 
Amit Awasthi, Ravinder Agarwal, Nirankar Singh, Prabhat K Gupta and Susheel K Mittal (2011). Study of size and mass distribution of particulate matter due to crop residue burning with seasonal variation in rural area of Punjab, India. Journal of Environment monitoring 13, 1073-1081. IF: 2.1, ISSN: 1464-0333. 
 
Amit Awasthi, Nirankar Singh, Susheel Mittal, Prabhat K Gupta and Ravinder Agarwal (2010). Effects of Agriculture Crop Residue Burning on Children and Young on PFTs in North WestIndia. Science of Total Environment 408, 4440-4445. IF: 4.1, ISSN: 0048-9697. 
 
Ravinder Agarwal, Amit Awasthi, Susheel Mittal, Nirankar Singh and Prabhat K. Gupta (2010). Effects of air pollution on respiratory parameters during the wheat-residue burning in Patiala. Journal of Medical Engineering & Technology 34, 23-28. ISSN: 0309-1902. 
 
Nirankar Singh, Susheel K Mittal, Ravinder Agarwal, Amit Awasthi and Prabhat Kumar Gupta (2010). Impact Assessment of Rice Crop Residue Burning on Levels of SPM, SO2 and NO2 in ambient air of Patiala city in India. International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry 90(10), 829-843. IF: 1.3, ISSN: 1029-0397. 
 
Nirankar Singh, Ravinder Agarwal, Amit Awasthi, Prabhat K Gupta and Susheel K Mittal (2010). Characterization of atmospheric aerosols for organic tarry matter and combustible matter during crop residue burning and non-crop residue burning months in North western region of India. Atmospheric Environment 44, 1292-1300. IF: 3.3, ISSN: 1352-2310. 
 
Susheel K Mittal, Nirankar Singh, Ravinder Agarwal, Amit Awasthi and Prabhat K Gupta (2009). Ambient air quality during wheat and rice crop stubble burning episodes. Atmospheric Environment 43, 238-244. IF: 3.3, ISSN: 1352-2310. 
 
 
Papers/Abstract published in Conferences Proceeding (Selected): 
 
 
Amit Awasthi, Abhinav Soni. Higgs Boson: Milestone in particle Physics. 3rd National Conference on advanced materials and radiation Physics (AMRP-2013). November 22-23, 2013. SLIET, Longowal Sangrur, Punjab, India. 
 
Amit Awasthi, Bo-Sen Wu, Neng-jiun Tzeng, Chun-Nan Liu, Chuen-Jinn Tsai. Accuracy of nanoparticles size distribution measured by the Engine Exhaust Particle Sizer Spectrometer. 10th conference on Environmental Protection a Nanotechnology May 17, 2013. Hsinchu, Taiwan. 
 
Amit Awasthi, Chun-Nan Liu Balakrishnaiah Gugamsetty, Chuen-Jinn Tsai. Collection efficiency and interstage nanoparticle loss in MOUDI. International Humboldt Kolleg on Management of Water, Energy and Bio-resources in Changing Cliamate Regime: Emerging Issues and Environmental Challenges January 8-9, 2013, New Delhi, India. 
 
Amit Awasthi, Bo-Sen Wu, Balakrishnaiah Gugamsetty, Chun-Nan Liu, Chuen-Jinn Tsai, Chun-Wan Chen. Measurement of nanoparticles by mobility particle sizers. 2012 Joint Taiwan-India Workshop Nanotechnology: Environment, Health and Safety December 13-14, 2012, Taipei, Taiwan. 
 
Amit Awasthi, YI Hung Hung, Chun-Nan Liu, Balakrishnaiah Gugamsetty, Chuen-Jinn Tsai. Difference between the PM2.5 concentrations of Beta attenuation monitor (BAM) and Dichotomous sampler at Jhongshan, Taiwan. Nov 23-24 2012, Jongali. 
 
Amit Awasthi, Chun-Nan Liu, Balakrishnaiah Gugamsetty, Chuen-Jinn Tsai. Collection efficiency and interstage loss of nanoparticles in the MOUDI. Annual Conference of Environmental Analysis, May 4-5, 2012, Kaoshiung, Taiwan. 
 
Amit Awasthi, Chun-Nan Liu, Balakrishnaiah Gugamsetty, Chuen-Jinn Tsai. Difference between the PM2.5 concentrations of Beta attenuation monitor (BAM) and Dichotomous sampler at Sinjuhuan, Taiwan. International Conference on Aerosol Science &Technology, September 21–22, 2012, Taichung, Taiwan. 
 
Amit Awasthi, Nirankar Singh, Susheel Mittal and Prabhat K Gupta, Ravinder Agarwal, Effect on pulmonary functions on the healthy subjects during wheat residue burning in an d around Patiala city International Conference on Environmental Health and Technology, March 15-17, 2010, IIT, Kanpur. 
 
Nirankar Singh, Susheel Mittal, Amit Awasthi, Ravinder Agarwal, Prabhat K. Gupta. Comparison study of ignitable material in aerosol samples collected during crop residue burning and non-crop residue burning months, Advances in Chemical Engineering (AChemE 2009), February 27-28, 2009, TU, Patiala. 
 
Nirankar Singh, Susheel Mittal, Amit Awasthi, Ravinder Agarwal, Prabhat K. Gupta, Wheat residue burning practices and its impact on ambient air aerosol, SO2 and NO2 levels at two different locations in Patiala, Punjab, India, CETAS 2009, February 9-11, 2009, Guru Jambheshwar University, Hisar. 
 
Ravinder Agarwal, Prabhat Gupta, Amit Awasthi, Nirankar Singh and Susheel Mittal, Study of human respiratory functions in relation to wheat- residue burning, International Congress of Environmental Research [ICER-08], December 18-20, 2008, BITS – Pilani, Goa Campus, Goa. 
 
Amit Awasthi, Ravinder Agarwal, Prabhat Kumar Gupta, Nirankar Singh and Susheel Mittal, Effects on pulmonary functions due to rice-straw burning in Patiala, National Symposium on Instrumentation (NSI-33), December 8 – 10, 2008, AU College of Engineering, Visakhapatnam. 
 
Nirankar Singh, Susheel Mittal, Amit Awasthi, Ravinder Agarwal, Prabhat K. Gupta. Effect of crop residue burning on air borne suspended particulate matter concentration in Patiala. International symposium on Aerosol-Chemistry Climate Interactions, November 20-22 2008, PRL, Ahmadabad. 
 
Amit Awasthi, Nirankar Singh, Prabhat Gupta, Ravinder Agarwal and Susheel Mittal. Pulmonary functions study of a common person in Patiala due to crop residue burning of rice. 11th Punjab Science Congress, February7-9, 2008, Thapar University, Patiala. 
 
Nirankar Singh, Susheel Mittal, Amit Awasthi, Ravinder Agarwal, Prabhat K. Gupta. Air quality of Patiala during crop residue burning and non-crop residue burning months from September 2006 to November 2007, 11th Punjab Science Congress, February 7-9, 2008, TU, Patiala. 
 
Amit Awasthi, Ravinder Agarwal, Susheel Mittal, Shiv Raj Sahai, Khem Singh and Prabhat Gupta Patiala Prantke Aam Janta ke Swashak Perkriya per Prallike Dhuaan se Utpan Pradushanke Parbhav. Proceeding in National Symposium on Metrology & Quality Management, July 11-13, 2007, National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi. 
 
Amit Awasthi, Ravinder Agarwal, Susheel Mittal, Prabhat Gupta, Sumit Kumar and Amit Agarwal. Effects of Agriculture Crop Residue Burning On Respiratory System, Proceeding in Information Technology: Emerging Engineering Perspective & Practices, April 6 - 7, 2007, Thapar University, Patiala. 
 
Book Publications:
 
 
Amit Awasthi (July 2016). Quantum Physics-I, Unistar Chandigarh-India, ISBN: 978-93-5113-7894. 
 
Amit Awasthi (July 2015). Electricity and Magnetism. Unistar Chandigarh- India, ISBN: 978-93-5113-6576. 
 
Amit Awasthi, (January 2015). "Aerosol & Spirometric Measurements: Impact of crop residue burning; Size & Mass distribution of RSPM; its impact on respiratory parameters of healthy subjects due to crop residue burning "LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, ISBN: 978-3-659-67029-9