Animesh Dutta, PhD, P.Eng.

BRIL logoDr. Animesh Dutta is a results-driven Professor with multi-faceted research experience in environmentally friendly energy options. Previously, he taught in Thailand, at the Asian Institute of Technology and Faculty of Engineering of Dalhousie University.

Dr. Dutta is specialized in advanced energy systems and thermo-fluid science with hands-on experience in boiler design and pilot plant operation, design and performance of various tests in laboratory scale and pilot scale units, thermal design and process development. His research program mainly focuses on clean and sustainable-renewable energy technologies The focus of this research is to develop a wide variety of bioproducts including bio-carbon (potential substitute for coal), bio-oil (potential substitute for petroleum) and syngas (the main building block of any fuel and chemicals) from non-food waste bioresources through green thermo-chemical and bio-chemical processes. A unique aspect of this envisioned advanced biorefinery approach is to target the recovery of value from every co-product of biomass conversions.  To date his research has made significant contributions in the areas of thermo-chemical conversion of biomass into high value added fuel, bioenergy, fixed and fluidized bed gasification, heat transfer, and biokinetics.

The work has resulted into 221 publications co-authored mostly with his HQPs in various research outlets (refereed journals (105), book chapters (8), conference proceedings (48), conference papers and technical reports (60)).  These research publications result in an H index of 32, i10-index 59 and a total citation of 3895 (Source: Google Scholar, accessed on Feb 12,, 2019).