Research Projects

Project Code UQ Supervisor IITD Supervisor Research Themes Title Student Type (i/a) Keywords Discipline Status
UQIDAR 00104 Professor Darren Martin, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) Professor Mangala Joshi, Department of Textile Technology TT Polymer Nanocomposites for Advanced Gas Barrier Applications i/a nanotechnology, nanocomposite, gas barrier, advanced manufacturing materials science, chemistry, chemical engineering, composites Position Filled - Siddhant Varshney
UQIDAR 00108 Professor Andrew Whittaker, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) Professor Sudip Kumar Pattanayek, Department of Chemical Engineering RE, TT, TS New Approached to Detection of Pollutants through Hierarchically-structured Molecularly Imprinted Polymers i/a chemical sensors, detecting pollutants, molecularly imprinted polymers, polymer chemistry chemistry, materials synthesis, polymer chemistry, environmental chemistry. Student Required
UQIDAR 00113 Dr Sangeeta Prakash, Agriculture and Food Sciences Professor Jatindra Kumar, Rural development and Technology TT, TS Designing functionalised sweetmeat through 3D food printing i 3 dimensional printing, dairy, extrusion, desiccated milk solids food engineering, chemical engineering, food science & technology, physical chemistry, Position Filled - Mohammad Bareen
UQIDAR 00124 Professor George Zhao, School of Chemical Engineering Professor Upadhyayula Sreedevi, Department of Chemical Engineering RE, TT, TS Rational Design of highly efficient solar light driven photocatalysts for CO2 conversion to fuels i/a solar energy, carbon dioxide, photocatalysis, clean fuel, catalyst chemical engineering, chemistry, chemical technology, catalysis Student Required
UQIDAR 00125 Professor George Zhao, School of Chemical Engineering Professor Upadhyayula Sreedevi, Department of Chemical Engineering RE, TT Conversion of carbon dioxide to gasoline-range fuels using hierarchical zeolite catalysts i/a fuels, carbon dioxide, heterogeneous catalysis, hierarchical zeolite, kinetics, mechanism chemical engineering, chemistry, nanomaterials Student Required
UQIDAR 00129 Professor David Reutens, Centre for Advanced Imaging Assistant Professor Anup Singh, Department of Biomedical Engineering TT Developing novel metabolic imaging methods to localise epileptogenic tissue i/a note: i-students must have own scholarship to apply (CSIR, UCG-NET, etc) mri, brain, metabolic imaging, epilepsy, diagnosis biomedical engineering, physics chemistry, neuroscience Student Required
UQIDAR 00137 Professor Aleksandar D. Rakić, School of IT and Electrical Engineering Professor Amartya Sengupta, Department of Physics FW, TT, TS Identification of Transgenic Plant Species Using Non-invasive THz Spectroscopy for Advancing Natural and Organic Farming Practices i terahertz, plant phenotypes, imaging, agriculture botany, biochemistry, electrical engineering, physics Position Filled - Urbi Kundu
UQIDAR 00160 Dr Pratheep Kumar Annamalai, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) Professor K.K Pant, Department of Chemical Engineering RE, TT Unlocking the potential of lignocellulose plant waste for value added polymer industries, through an integrated biorfinery approach i/a note: i-students must have own scholarship to apply (CSIR, UCG-NET, etc) bio-refinery, nanotechnology, advanced manufacturing, insulation foam and coating materials chemical engineering, chemistry, materials science/engineering, polymer science/engineering Student Required
UQIDAR 00163 Professor Glen Corder, Sustainable Minerals Institute Professor K.K. Pant, Department of Chemical Engineering TT Recovery of Metals from Electronic Waste and Scale-up of the Developed Process i electronic waste, leaching, metal recovery, economic analysis metallurgy, chemical engineering, chemistry, electrochemistry Position Filled - Ahmad Tabish
UQIDAR 00170 Professor Craig Williams, School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences Professor Nidhi Jain, Department of Chemistry TT Developing new oxidants for catalytic dehydrogenation and C-H insertion i note: i-students must have own scholarship to apply (CSIR, UCG-NET, etc) organic synthesis, catalysis, oxidation, c-h insertion organic chemistry, synthetic organic chemistry, organic synthesis, catalysis Student Required
UQIDAR 00171 Professor Debra Bernhardt, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) Associate Professor M. Ali Haider, Department of Chemical Engineering TT Rational Design of Materials for Energy Applications i/a material design, computational screening, nanotechnology, dft, md chemistry, chemical engineering, physics, material science and engineering, nanotechnology Student Required
UQIDAR 00172 Professor George Zhao, School of Chemical Engineering Associate Professor Pravin Ingole, Department of Chemistry TT Electrospun textile materials modified with metal oxide nanoparticles for electrochemical capacitor applications i/a note: i-students must have own scholarship to apply (CSIR, UCG-NET, etc) nanomaterials, flexible electrochemical capacitors, materials science, electrospinning physical chemistry, physics, materials science and engineering, chemical engineering Student Required
UQIDAR 00173 Professor Gordon Southam, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences Assistant Professor Lucinda Doyle, Department of Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology TT Investigating the capacity for extracellular electron transfer in psychrophilic microorganisms isolated from Antarctica i/a note: i-students must have own scholarship to apply (CSIR, UCG-NET, etc) microbiology, extremophile, psychrophile, electrochemistry microbiology, biotechnology, chemistry Student Required
UQIDAR 00174 Professor Gordon Southam, , School of Earth and Environmental Sciences Assistant Professor Lucinda Doyle, Department of Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology TT Investigation of the interface between electrochemically-active microorganisms and metals i/a note: i-students must have own scholarship to apply (CSIR, UCG-NET, etc) microbiology, materials, metals, electrochemistry microbiology, biotechnology, materials science, geochemistry Student Required
UQIDAR 00175 Dr Mark Blaskovich, Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) Professor V Haridas, Department of Chemistry HA Functionalisation of Antimicrobial Peptides i/a note: i-students must have own scholarship to apply (CSIR, UCG-NET, etc) antibiotic, antimicrobial resistance, peptide synthesis, medicinal chemistry organic synthetic chemistry Student Required
UQIDAR 00176 Dr Mark Blaskovich, Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) Professor Nidhi Jain, Department of Chemistry HA New Approaches to Discover Antibiotics for Gram-Negative Bacteria i/a note: i-students must have own scholarship to apply (CSIR, UCG-NET, etc) antibiotic, organic synthesis, antimicrobial resistance, medicinal chemistry organic synthetic chemistry Student Required
UQIDAR 00177 Dr Paul Shaw, School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences Assistant Professor Sunil Kumar, Department of Physics TT Unravelling the charge generation pathways in organic and hybrid solar cells i note: i-students must have own scholarship to apply (CSIR, UCG-NET, etc) solar cells, organic electronics, spectroscopy, carrier dynamics physics, physical chemistry Student Required
UQIDAR 00181 Dr Zyta Ziora, Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) Professor Kamal K Pant, Department of Chemical Engineering RE, TT Development of Biobased Silver Nano-Particles for Application as Wastewater Disinfectant i/a note: i-students must have own scholarship to apply (CSIR, UCG-NET, etc) silver, nanoparticles, antimicrobial, water disinfectant inorganic chemistry, chemical engineering, microbiology Student Required