Dr. Amandeep Singh Oberoi

Assistant Professor

Specialization

Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells (PEMFCs), Unitized Regenerative Fuel Cells (URFCs), Porous mediums for Electrochemical (solid-state) H-storage, Hybrid Energy Systems, Alternate Energy Sources, and Thermal Engineering.

Email

oberoi@thapar.edu

Specialization

Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells (PEMFCs), Unitized Regenerative Fuel Cells (URFCs), Porous mediums for Electrochemical (solid-state) H-storage, Hybrid Energy Systems, Alternate Energy Sources, and Thermal Engineering.

Email

oberoi@thapar.edu

Contact No.

+91 7009906545

Biography

Dr. Amandeep Singh Oberoi is an active researcher in the area of hydrogen fuel cells, electrochemical hydrogen storage and renewable energy systems. He has more than 10 years of experience in industry, teaching and research. 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. Since 2017, he is working as an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala. Dr. Oberoi is involved in many national and international collaborations. He has published his research findings in many international journals and conferences. He has supervised more than 5 Master students and 5 PhD students in the area of hydrogen fuel cells.

Academic Profile

  • PhD in Hydrogen Fuel Cell, The RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
    • 2012-2016
  • M.E. in Thermal Engineering, Punjab Technical University
    • 2007-2011
  • B.E. in Mechanical Engineering, Punjab Technical University
    • 2003-2006
  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, Thapar Polytechnic, Patiala
    • 2000-2003

Teaching and Industry Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala, India
    • July 2017 – Till Date
  • Associate Professor, Chitkara University, Punjab
    • May 2016 – July 2017
  • Assistant Professor, Chandigarh Group of Colleges, Gharuan, Mohali, Punjab
    • May 2011 – January 2012
  • Sr. Engineer, Pressure and Process Engineering, Chandigarh
    • May 2009 – January 2010
  • Design Engineer, M/s Cheema Boilers Limited, Mohali
    • August 2006 – April 2009

Research Interests

  • Electrochemical hydrogen adsorption/desorption in porous mediums.
  • Reversible PEM fuel cells.
  • Integrated energy systems.
  • Fuel cell and renewable energy-based hybrid systems.
  • Materials for energy storage.
  • Alternative energy sources.

Research Projects

Year of Funding

Sponsoring Organisation

Title of Project

Amount of Grant (in Lakhs)

Co-Investigators (if any)

2018-2020

Priority Solution, Mohali

A smart wearable device for cognitive assessment

5.5

Dr. Parag Nijhawan

2019-2021

TIET SEED Research Funding

Effects of varying catalyst loading on a MEA integrated in a reversible PEMFC on its performance characteristics: a theoretical investigation

4.0

-

Publications and other Research Outputs

SCI - 10, Non-SCI - 18, Conference Papers – 18, Patents Granted – 04

Journal Papers: SCI/SCIE

  • Manish Kumar Singla, Parag Nijhawan and Amandeep Singh Oberoi, “Parameter estimation of proton exchange membrane fuel cell using a novel meta-heuristic algorithm”, International Journal of Environmental Science and Pollution Research, vol. 28, pp 34511–34526, 2021. IF – 4.223
  • Manish Kumar Singla, Parag Nijhawan and Amandeep Singh Oberoi, “Hydrogen fuel and fuel cell technology for cleaner future: a review”, International Journal of Environmental Science and Pollution Research, vol. 28, pp 15607-15626, 2021. IF-4.223
  • Himanshu Jindal, Amandeep Singh Oberoi, Inderjeet Singh Sandhu, Mansi Chitkara, and Baljit Singh, “Graphene for hydrogen energy storage - A comparative study on GO and rGO employed in a modified reversible PEM fuel cell”, International journal of energy research, vol.45 (4), pp. 5815 – 5826, 2020. IF – 5.164
  • Amandeep Singh Oberoi and Parag Nijhawan, “A novel stand-alone proton battery-based power supply system for marine ships”, Indian Journal of Geo Marine Sciences, vol. 49 (03), pp. 436-440, 2020. IF – 0.301
  • Diksha Kapoor, Amandeep Singh Oberoi, and Parag Nijhawan, “Hydrogen production and subsequent adsorption/desorption process within a modified unitized regenerative fuel cell”, Processes, vol. 7 (4), pp 1-19, 2019. IF – 2.847
  • Amandeep Singh Oberoi, Parag Nijhawan, and Parminder Singh, “A novel electrochemical hydrogen storage-based proton battery for renewable energy storage”, Energies, vol. 12(1), pp 1-15, 2019. IF – 3.004
  • Shahin Heidari, Saeed Seif Mohammadi, Amandeep Singh Oberoi, and John Andrews, “Technical feasibility of a proton battery with an activated carbon electrode”, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, ISSN 0360-3199, Volume 43(12), pp 6197-6209, 2018. IF – 5.816
  • 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, Volume 41 (48), pp 23099-23108, 2016. IF – 5.816

Journal Publications: Non-SCI

  • Diksha Kapoor, Amandeep Singh Oberoi, and Parag Nijhawan, “A multi-walled carbon nanotube electrode for renewable energy storage: an experimental investigation on cyclic charging and discharging”, International Journal of Advanced Trends in Computer Science and Engineering, vol. 8 (3), pp 513-518, 2019.
  • Manish Kumar Singla, Parag Nijhawan, and Amandeep Singh Oberoi, “Solar-PV & fuel cell based hybrid power solution for remote locations”, International Journal of Engineering and Advanced Technology, vol. 9 (1), pp 861-867, 2019.
  • Himanshu Jindal, Amandeep Singh Oberoi, Inderjeet Singh Sandhu, Mansi Chitkara, “Solid-state hydrogen storage within a proton battery and its performance analysis with different catalyst loadings”, International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering, vol. 8 (9), pp 636-643, 2019.
  • Himanshu Jindal, Amandeep Singh Oberoi, Inderjeet Singh Sandhu and Mansi Chitkara, “Reduced graphene oxide electrode for solid-state hydrogen storage within a proton battery”, International Journal of Mechanical and Production Engineering Research and Development (IJMPERD), vol. 9 (4), pp 659-670, 2019.
  • 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, 2017.

Conference Papers

  1. Himanshu Jindal, Amandeep Singh Oberoi, Inderjeet Singh Sandhu and Mansi Chitkara, “Nanostructure materials for electrochemical hydrogen storage: a review”, 6th International Conference on Wireless Networks & Embedded Systems (WECON) held at Chitkara University Punjab on 16-17 November 2018.
  2. K Julaihie, R Abu Bakar, B Bhathal Singh, M Remeli and A Oberoi, “Low grade heat power generation using thermoelectric generator”, International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Green Technology 2018 held at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 11-14 December 2018.

ME Thesis Guided

05 (Five)

PhD Thesis Guided

01 (Graduated in 2020); 05 - Ongoing

Invited Talks

  • Expert Talk on ‘Sustainable Development Technology’ at Mahatama Gandhi Government Engineering College, Kotla, Jeori, Himachal Pradesh on 17th June 2021.
  • Expert Talk on ‘Graphene based device fabrication and characterization’ at University Institute of Engineering and Technology, Kurukshetra University, Haryana on 26th February 2019.
  • Expert Talk on ‘Green Energy and Sustainable Systems’ at University Institute of Engineering and Technology, Kurukshetra University, Haryana on 31st August 2019.

Reviewer

  • International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (Elsevier).
  • International Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (Elsevier)
  • Fuel (Elsevier)
  • Composites Part-B (Elsevier)
  • Catalysis Today (Elsevier)

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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

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