Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology University - Research areas

Research Areas (for Masters and Doctoral Thesis work)

1. Energy and Environmental Engineering


Advance oxidation processes

Aerobic / anaerobic biological methods

Carbon dioxide sequestration

Dye sensitized solar cells

Electrochemical / electro-oxidation

Energy technology

Environmental fluid mechanics

Heat transfer and heat exchangers

Hydrogen energy

Membrane separation

Wastewater treatment

2. Modeling & Simulation

Computational fluid dynamics (CFD)

Environmental CFD

Molecular modeling & simulation

Numerical fluid flow & heat transfer

Process modeling, Divided wall column & FCC

Thermodynamic properties

3. Nanomaterials

Biosensing / imaging

Fibre reinforced polymers

Functional / optical nanomaterials


Polymer nanocomposites

4. Polymers

Biodegradable polymers

Carbon dioxide chemical sequestration

Microwave synthesis of polymers

Polymer nanocomposites

5. Reaction Engineering & Catalysis

Catalyst development

Reaction kinetics and RTD


6. Separation Technology


Advance oxidation processes

Differential / divided wall / extractive / reactive distillation

Electrochemical methods

Essential oil extraction

Membrane separation