Amit Bhatnagar

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<h4><b>Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) - Water Chemistry</b></h4>
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    Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) - Water Chemistry

    Amit Bhatnagar joined as Assistant Professor of Water Chemistry (Tenure Track) at Department of Environmental Science, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio campus, Finland from September 2014.

    Dr. Bhatnagar is an expert in physical/ chemical water treatment processes in general, with long-term research interests in the development of (bio)adsorption-based processes for removal of metals, anionic pollutants (fluoride, nitrate etc.), dyes, phenols and other contaminants (pharmaceuticals and personal care products, natural organic matter) from water and wastewaters. In addition to the topics noted above, Dr. Bhatnagar has published research on conventional coagulation and electro-chemical processes, landfill/harbor mining and bio-hydrogen production.

Education & Academic Positions

  • September 2014 Present

    Assistant Prof. of Water Chemistry (Tenure Track)

    University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, FINLAND

  • Postdoc April 2012 - August 2014

    Postdoctoral Researcher

    Linnaeus University, SWEDEN

  • Postdoc November 2009 – February 2010

    Postdoctoral Researcher

    Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), GERMANY

  • Postdoc June 2009 – August 2009

    Postdoctoral Researcher

    University of Kuopio, FINLAND

  • Postdoc October 2006 – April 2009

    Postdoctoral Researcher

    Yonsei University, SOUTH KOREA

  • Postdoc April 2006 – September 2006

    Research Associate

    Central Building Research Institute (CBRI), INDIA

  • Postdoc January 2004 – December 2004

    Postdoctoral Researcher

    Swiss Federal Institute for Environmental Science & Technology (EAWAG), SWITZERLAND

  • Ph.D. 2003

    Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry

    Indian Institute of Technology (I.I.T), Roorkee, INDIA

  • M.Sc. 1998

    Master of Science in Chemistry

    Chaudhary Charan Singh University (formerly, Meerut University), INDIA

  • B.Sc. 1996

    Bachelor of Science

    Chaudhary Charan Singh University (formerly, Meerut University), INDIA

Fellowship, Awards and Honors

  • 2014
    Received ``Recognition Certificates`` for my two articles listed as Top Cited Articles in Chemical Engineering Journal, Elsevier (during 2011- 2012)
    1. Chemical Engineering Journal, 168 (2011) pp. 493-504
    2. Chemical Engineering Journal, 171 (2011) pp. 811-840
  • 2013
    Received “Recognition Certificate” for my article listed as Top Cited Articles in Chemical Engineering Journal, Elsevier (during 2010-2011)
    • Chemical Engineering Journal, 168 (2011) pp. 493-504.
  • 2013
    Received “Recognition Certificate” for my article listed as Top Downloaded Articles in Chemical Engineering Journal, Elsevier (2013)
    • Chemical Engineering Journal, 157 (2010) pp. 277-296.
  • 2010 - 2012
    Recipient of Post-doctoral Fellowship from Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), PORTUGAL

  • 2009 – 2010
    Recipient of European Union’s Erasmus Mundus Postdoctoral Fellowship from European Union, TUHH, GERMANY (Nov 2009 – Feb 2010)

  • 2009
    Recipient of European Union’s Marie Curie More Experienced Researcher Fellowship from University of Kuopio, FINLAND (Jun 2009 - Aug 2009)

  • 2007
    Received “Recognition Certificate” from Elsevier for Most Cited Author and Top-50 most cited articles for one of my articles published in Elsevier's J. Colloid Interface Sci. (during 2004-2007)

  • 2006 - 2008
    Recipient of Brain Korea-21 Postdoctoral Fellowship from Yonsei University, SOUTH KOREA

  • 2006
    Recipient of Research Associate from Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi, INDIA (Apr 2006 – Sept 2006)

  • 2004
    Recipient of World Laboratory Wilhelm Simon Postdoctoral Fellowship from Center of Excellence in Analytical Chemistry World Laboratory, SWITZERLAND (Jan 2004 - Dec 2004)

  • 2003
    Recipient of Senior Research Fellowship from CSIR, New Delhi, INDIA