Dr. Amit Bhatnagar is currently working as Assistant Professor in water chemistry, in University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio campus, Finland. He has 10 years of research experience in the field of water remediation technologies and solid waste management. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in chemistry from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee, India in 2003. He has worked in various international universities/ institutes such as Linnaeus University, Sweden; University of Porto, Portugal; Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), Germany; University of Kuopio, Finland; Yonsei University, South Korea; Swiss Federal Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (EAWAG), Switzerland; Central Building Research Institute (CBRI)/CSIR, India. Dr. Bhatnagar is the recipient of many reputed international fellowships including Center of Excellence in Analytical Chemistry (CEAC) World Laboratory Wilhelm Simon Fellowship; Brain Korea-21 (BK-21); Marie-Curie More Experienced Researcher; Erasmus Mundus visiting fellowship; postdoc fellowship from Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology.
His main research interests include Energy efficient water and wastewater treatment, Adsorbents’ and their surface chemistry with respect to water pollution control, Nano-technology in water treatment, and Resource/Energy recovery from waste streams.
He has published 75 research/review articles in peer-reviewed journals (SCI/SCIE), and these are being well cited in the chemical and environmental engineering fields. His current H-index is 29 (Google Scholar) with over 3000 citations. He has authored five book chapters in the books published by IWA, Elsevier, John-Wiley, Springer and Bentham publishers. He has also edited an e-book entitled “Application of Adsorbents for Water Pollution Control” which is available online at: http://ebooks.benthamscience.com/book/9781608052691/.