Prof. Amit Jain

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus

Department of Chemical Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani- 333031, Rajasthan. India.


Prof. Amit Jain is a Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, BITS-Pilani, Pilani Campus, Rajasthan, India. He has received Ph.D. from BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus in the year 2015. Prior to joining BITS Pilani in 2006, he was faculty at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Institute of Technology, Nirma University, Ahmedabad during June 2003- Oct. 2006. 

Prof. Jain has nineteen years of teaching, research, and administrative experience. At undergraduate level, he has taught Thermodynamics, Chemical Process Calculation, Fluid Mechanics, Process Design Principles, Chemical Process Technology, Separation Processes, Process Dynamics and Control, Process Plant Safety, Biochemical Engineering, Environment Pollution Control, Numerical Methods for Chemical Engineers, Optimization, Structure and Properties of Materials, Measurement Techniques; at graduate level he has taught Reaction Engineering, Biological Wastewater Treatment Techniques & Recycling, and Advanced Process Control. Among all the subjects, he is fond of teaching Biochemical Engineering.  

Prof. Jain is actively pursuing research in the area: biosurfactant production from agro-industrial wastes via biochemical route, biosurfactants application development in detergent formulations, biosurfactant mediated nanoparticle synthesis, environmental bioremediation etc. His research interest also includes biochemical process optimization and control. He is currently guiding two PhD students and has supervised several Masters' degree dissertations and Undergraduate thesis & projects.  He has about 30 publications in reputed journals, conferences, and a few book chapters. He has reviewed research articles for journals: Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery, Springer Verlag; Chemical Product and Process Modeling, Walter de Gruyter GmbH; Journal of Surfactants and Detergents, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; Chemical and Process Engineering Journal, Polish Academy of Sciences; Process Biochemistry, ELSEVIER etc. He has visited Malaysia, Thailand and USA to disseminate his research work with financial support from CSIR, CSIS, and DST. 

Apart from teaching and research he has held various administrative positions. Currently, he is the Convener, Departmental Committee of Academics (2022-onwards); Member, Academic Counselling Board (2020-onwards); Honorary Chairman, IIChE Pilani Regional Center (2022-onwards). He is also the founding Advisor of AIChE BITS Pilani Students' Chapter. He has organized various conference and workshop on analytical instruments, MATLAB & Simulink etc. at BITS Pilani during 2012-2019. He has delivered several invited talk, expert lectures and chaired sessions at BIET Jhansi, SLIET Longowal, MNNIT Allahabad, BITS Pilani, Thapar Institute Patiala. 

Prof. Jain is a part of various professional bodies in India and abroad: Life Member, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE); Senior Member, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE); Member, International Association of Engineers (IAENG); Member, Institution of Engineers (India) (IEI); Member, Asia-Pacific Chemical, Biological & Environmental Engineering Society (APCBEES). Member, International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology (IACSIT) - Applied Chemical Engineering Society (ACES).