Dr. M.P. Poonia is specialized in the field of Mechanical Engineering (IC Engines, Gas Dynamics, Ref. & AC), Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development. He is M.Tech (Thermal Engg.) and Ph.D (IC Engines) from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He possesses a vast experience of 30 years. He has published more than 90 research papers in National and International Journals & Conferences and published 10 books and developed 02 Lab Manuals. He has guided number of M.Tech and Ph.D dissertation. Dr. Poonia is the Member of ISTE & Society of Automotive Engineers.
Dr. MP Poonia is presently serving as Vice Chairman, All India Council for Technical Education since 20th January, 2017. Prior to this, he remained as Director, National Institute of Technical Teachers’ Training and Research (NITTTR), Chandigarh for about 4½ years (since 20th July, 2012 to 18th January, 2017). Dr. Poonia is the recipient of Bharat Mata Award conferred by Indian Institute of Oriental Heritage (an International Institute of Oriental Studies and Research, Kolkata) on 16th August, 2014. On behalf of NITTTR, Chandigarh, he received National Award for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities – 2013 by the Hon’ble President of India on 3rd December, 2013 in New Delhi in recognition of outstanding performance in the field of Best Institution for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities in the country.
Dr. Poonia also made significant contribution while serving as a Director, NITTTR, Chandigarh for the growth and development of technical education in the northern states of India and to conduct of sub-regional and in-country programmes in collaboration with Colombo Plan Staff College for Technician Education, Manila, Philippines. Under his able leadership, the institute had to its credit the conduct training programme for Nigeria. He was the member of as many as more than 20 Government/Autonomous Bodies/Universities in the state of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal, Delhi and Chandigarh while at NITTTR, Chandigarh. Dr. M.P.Poonia is Advisor of the Sustainable Business Network of United Nations ESCAP Business Advisory Council www.ebac.unescap.org
Dr. Poonia emphasized on quality education, good governance, e-learning towards digital India, Go-Green Environment, skill development and assisted to University Grant Commission, National Board of Accreditation, NAAC, Consortium for Educational Communication (CEC) and Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC) of India for their academic achievements.
He visited many countries like USA, China, Canada, Thailand, U.K, Singapore, Taiwan, Sri Lanka & Australia.