Amit Kumar Thakur, Ph.D. Research Associate, 2019 - present

Current position: Senior Chemist/Senior Scientist, Mojave Energy Systems, USA


Ph.D., Chemistry, CSIR-Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute, India, 2016

M.Sc., Chemistry, Jai Prakash University, India 2009

B.Sc., Jai Prakash University, India, 2007


  1. Distinguished Staff Award, in Recognition of the Significant Contributions and Shared Innovative Ideas to the Department and the Texas Tech Community. Presented by Texas Tech University, November 2021.
  2. Global Scholarship for the 21st Century, in Recognition of the Distinguished Academic Achievement, Presented by Texas Tech University, April 2021.
  3. Planning and Budgeting Committee (PBC, Israel) Fellowship for Outstanding Chinese and Indian Post-Doctoral Fellows (2017-2020).

Research Focus: Treating Produced Water with Membrane Distillation