Faculty Department

Mr. Amit Kr Thakur

Dr. Amit Kumar Thakur

Assistant Professor - Selection Grade

Ph.D. (Chemical Engineering), UPES Dehradun, India

M. Tech (Chemical Engineering), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai

B. Tech (Chemical Engineering), BIT Sindri, Dhanbad, Jharkhand

Area of Specialization:

Colloid and interfacial Science includes understanding cracking in paints and coatings, Polymerization reaction engineering, Modeling and Simulation, Multi-objective optimization.

Career Graph:

  • Asst. Manager – HDPE (Mfg) in Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd., Haldia (W.B)
  • Assistant Professor (SG) in University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun

Honours and Achievements:

  • Secured AIR-64 in GATE-2012 and AIR-166 in GATE-2014 in Chemical Engineering


  • Modelling simulation and Optimization, Anti-solvent crystallization, Wastewater treatment, Multi-phase flow, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

Recent Publications:

  • Amit Kumar, Thakur, Amit K. Thakur, Gajendra Gaurav Kumar, Narasimha Reddy Ravuru., "Experiments on liquid film thickness around Taylor finger" International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering, (2022). (IF: 1.51) https://doi.org/10.1515/ijcre-2020-0155
  • Amit K. Thakur, Santosh K. Gupta, Pranava Chaudhari., Slurry-phase ethylene polymerization processes: a review on multiscale modeling and simulations, Rev. Chem Eng. (2020). (IF: 6.3 ).  DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/revce-2020-0048
  • Amit K. Thakur, Santosh K. Gupta, P Chaudhari. Modeling and simulation of an industrial slurry phase ethylene polymerization reactor: effect of reactor operating variables, Iran. Pol. J. (2020); 9: 811-825 (IF: 1.9).   DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s13726-020-00840-6 
  • Amit K. Thakur, Santosh K. Gupta, Rahul Kumar, Nilanjana Banerjee, Pranava Chaudhari. Multi-objective optimization of an industrial slurry phase ethylene polymerization reactor. Int. J. Chem. React. Eng. (2021) (IF: 1.51).        DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijcre-2021-0196  
  • Rahul Kumar, Amit K. Thakur, Nilanjana Banerjee, Pranava Chaudhari. A critical review on the particle generation and other applications of rapid expansion of supercritical solution. International Journal of Pharmaceutics . (2021).   ( IF: 5.875).   DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2021.121089
  • Rahul Kumar, Amit K. Thakur, Pranava Chaudhari, Nilanjana Banerjee. Particle size reduction techniques of pharmaceutical compounds for the enhancement of their dissolution rate and bioavailability. J. Pharm. Innov. (2021): In Press (IF: 2.75).  DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/s12247-020-09530-5
  • Rahul Kumar, Sanjay Kumar, Pranava Chaudhari, Amit K. Thakur. Liquid Antisolvent recrystallization and solid dispersion of Flufenamic Acid with polyvinylpyrrolidone K-30. Int. J. Chem. React. Eng. (2021). 19: 663-671 (IF: 1.51).   DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijcre-2020-0168 
  • Rahul Kumar, Amit K. Thakur, Pranava Chaudhari, Nilanjana Banerjee. Investigation on Crystallization Phenomena with Supercritical Carbon dioxide (CO2) as the Antisolvent, Int. J. Chem. React. Eng. (2021). 19: 861-871 (IF: 1.51).   DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijcre-2020-0189
  • Amit Kumar, Gargi Das, and Subhabrata Ray, Jay Mant Jha, Amit K. Thakur. Gas-Liquid downward flow through narrow vertical conduits: effect of angle of entry and tube-diameter on flow patterns. Int. J. Chem. React. Eng. (2021). 19:655-662 (IF: 1.51).  DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijcre-2020-0164 
  • Tang, L., A. Patel, D. Sweeney, N. Banerjee, P. Chaudhari, Amit K. Thakur, R. Kumar, J. B. Joshi, A. Kelkar, A. P. Anthony, “Cleaner cooking in the Himalayan region: A case study of participatory design in the developing world”, International Design Engineering Technical Conference & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (virtual) (IDETC/CIE 2021), ASME, 17 – 20 August (2021)          https://doi.org/10.1115/DETC2021-67972
  • Amit K. Thakur, Rahul Kumar, Pranava Chaudhari, Ravi Shankar R. Removal of heavy metals using bentonite clay and inorganic coagulants. In: Shah M.P. (eds) Removal of Emerging Contaminants Through Microbial Processes. (2020). Springer, Singapore.   DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-5901-3_3 
  • Amit K. Thakur, Romsha Singh, Ravi Teja Pullela, Vinayak Pundir, “Green Adsorbents for the Removal of Heavy Metals from Wastewater: A Review”, Material Todays: Proceedings, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2021.11.373
  • Amit K. Thakur, Rahul Kumar, Nilanjana Banerjee, Pranava Chaudhari, Amit Kumar, “Simulation of ethylene polymerization in continuous slurry reactors”, Material Todays: Proceedings, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2021.11.235
  • Rahul Kumar, Devendra Singh Rawat, Amit K. Thakur, Nilanjana Banerjee, Pranava Chaudhari, “Experimental measurement and thermodynamic modeling of solubility of Flufenamic acid in different pure solvents”, Material Todays: Proceedings, 2021.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2021.11.532
  • Amit Kumar, Amit K. Thakur, Rahul Kumar, Pranava Chaudhari, MD Aurangzeb, Gajendra Kumar Gaurav, Experimental investigation on in-situ void fraction of air-water co-current flow-through milli-channels”, Material Todays: Proceedings, 2021.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2021.12.317
  • Pranava Chaudhari, Amit K. Thakur, Rahul Kumar, Amit Kumar, Nilanjana Banerjee, Comparison of NSGA-III with NSGA-II for Multi Objective Optimization of adiabatic Styrene Reactor”, Material Todays: Proceedings, 2021.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2021.12.047
  • Nilanjana Banerjee, Sukhichandran P, Pranava Chaudhari, Amit K. Thakur, Rahul Kumar, Energy Analysis and Feasibility Studies for Algal Biomass and Biofuels”, Material Todays: Proceedings, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2021.11.223
  • Neha Saxena, Numair Shirqhi, Adithya Bontha, Amit K. Thakur, Pranava Chaudhari. A reusable article for absorbing oil from oil Spills. (2020). IN Patent 202011015615A, 2020.


  • Liquid Antisolvent crystallization of pharmaceutical compounds

Professional Memberships/Fellowship:

  • IIChE Life member

Personal interests:

  • Listening music