Early Academic Pursuits
Dr. Bhaskar Jyoti Deka embarked on his academic journey with a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering, specifically in the field of Desalination and Membrane Distillation, from City University Hong Kong. His research interests, evident from the early stages, include nanoengineered surface design and the fabrication of polymeric/nanocomposite membranes for various applications.
Dr. Deka has demonstrated a diverse and enriching professional career. Currently serving as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Hydrology at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee, he is also a Joint Faculty at the Centre for Nanotechnology, IIT Roorkee. Before joining IIT Roorkee, he held significant roles as a Postdoctoral Fellow and Senior Research Associate at the Membrane and Water Technology Laboratory in City University of Hong Kong.
Contributions and Research Focus
With a strong focus on membrane-related technologies, Dr. Deka's research spans membrane distillation, forward osmosis, and applications of membranes in fuel cell technology. His contributions include the development of reinforced superhydrophobic antiwetting membranes, conductive hydrophobic membranes, and the exploration of nanomaterials in membrane design. His work significantly advances the understanding and application of membrane technologies in desalination and water treatment.
Accolades and Recognition
Dr. Bhaskar Jyoti Deka has garnered recognition for his contributions, including being awarded the Technology Readiness Level Booster at IIT Roorkee and receiving the Outstanding Academic Performance Award at City University of Hong Kong. His research has been supported by prestigious grants, including the UGC Research funding from the Government of Hong Kong. Additionally, he is a qualified Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) candidate.
List of Publications
His research output is prolific, with publications in reputable journals such as Desalination, Journal of Membrane Science, Advanced Materials, and Environmental Science and Technology. His work covers topics ranging from superhydrophobic membranes for membrane distillation to advancements in nano-enabled membrane distillation for sustainable water-energy-environment applications.
Impact and Influence
As evidenced by the publication of his research in high-impact journals, Dr. Deka's work has made a significant impact on the fields of membrane technology and environmental engineering. His contributions to the understanding of fouling mechanisms, surface energy optimization, and the development of novel membrane materials have implications for sustainable water treatment and desalination processes.
Legacy and Future Contributions
His legacy lies in his multifaceted contributions to academia, research, and membrane technology. His research has the potential to shape the future of water treatment technologies, especially in membrane distillation. As he continues to explore new frontiers in membrane engineering, his future contributions are likely to further enhance the understanding and application of membranes in environmental and water-related challenges.