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Shagun Bhat, PhD

Air Quality
Managing Principal

Dr. Shagun Bhat directs Spirit’s Air Program for Chemical and Refining sectors. Shagun has provided air quality consulting services since 2007 to a variety of industries including refining, chemicals, manufacturing, oil and gas production, processing and transmission, and power generation. A chemical engineer by trade, his areas of expertise include New Source Review (NSR) and Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permitting, air dispersion modeling, emissions inventory development, use of optical technologies for emission inventory improvement, and litigation support. Shagun has served as a consulting expert on numerous litigation matters for oil and gas, chemicals, and manufacturing sector clients. His experience with public sector clients includes the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), local governmental agencies such as North Central Texas Council of Governments and, industry groups such as the American Chemistry Council, American Petroleum Institute, and Louisiana Chemical Association.

In addition to solving complex problems for his clients, Shagun is focused on the development and continued success of his teams. Shagun has a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in chemical engineering along with a doctoral degree in civil and environmental engineering from Rice University. Shagun serves on the Board of Affiliates for the Rice University Professional Science Master’s Program within the Weiss School of Natural Resources.

What is your favorite city to which you’ve traveled?

Both London and Tokyo are right up there.

What is your favorite quote?

So many. Here are a couple:

“The mind is everything. What you think, you become.”

“There can be as much value in the blink of an eye as in months of rational analysis.”

What is your favorite sports team(s)?

Depends on the sport.

Manchester United, The Indian Cricket Team, New England Patriots, and Houston Texans (of course!)

What is your favorite food?

Thai and Indian

Why do you like working at Spirit?

Spirit is a perfect collection of sharp, highly motivated individuals. The collective intellect of the firm along with experience, knowledge-base, training, and world-class subject matter expertise, has positioned Spirit to truly become a trusted advisor to our clients. I am excited for what the future holds for Spirit.