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Project Code UQ Supervisor IITD Supervisor Research Themes Title Student Type (i/q) 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/q 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/q 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/q solar energy, carbon dioxide, photocatalysis, clean fuel, catalyst chemical engineering, chemistry, chemical technology, catalysis Position Filled - Aloka Sahu
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/q 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*/q 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 00165 Professor Matt Trau, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) Associate Professor Sandeep Jha, Department of Biomedical Engineering TT Microfluidic chips for biomedical application i-student micro-total-analysis system; lab-on-a-chip; biosensors; . point-of-care devices electronics and instrumentation, biochemistry, cell biology, biotechnology, nanotechnology, microfabrication Student Required
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 Position Filled - Simran Bhardwaj
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 using Computational Methods I or q student 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*/q 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/q 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/q 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*/q antibiotic, antimicrobial resistance, peptide synthesis, 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* solar cells, organic electronics, spectroscopy, carrier dynamics physics, physical chemistry Student Required
UQIDAR 00181 Dr Mark Blaskovich, 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/q note: i-students must have own scholarship to apply (CSIR, UCG-NET, etc) silver, nanoparticles, antimicrobial, water disinfectant inorganic chemistry, chemical engineering, microbiology Position Filled - Sadaf Khan
UQIDAR 00182 Dr Mark Blaskovich, Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) Professor Kamal K Pant, Department of Chemical Engineering RE, TT Green synthesis and Physico-Chemical characterisation of CNTs-based hybrid aerogels for Wastewater Treatment i/q note: i-students must have own scholarship to apply (CSIR, UCG-NET, etc) silver, nanoparticles, antimicrobial, water disinfectant inorganic chemistry, chemical engineering, microbiology Position Filled - Marut Jain
UQIDAR 00186 Professor Yusuke Yamauchi, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) Professor Ashok Ganguli, Department of Chemistry TT Functional Biomass-derived Electrocatalysts for Hydrogen Production via Electrocatalytic Water Splitting i or q student porous materials, nanomaterials synthesis and characterisation, energy conversion, catalysis inorganic chemistry, materials science/engineering, chemical engineering, environmental science/engineering Student Required
UQIDAR 00187 Professor Yusuke Yamauchi, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) Professor Ashok Ganguli, Department of Chemistry TT Structural and Compositional Controlled Carbon-based Electrocatalysts for Efficient Oxygen Reduction Reaction i or q student porous carbons, two-dimensional materials, fuel cells, electrocatalysis materials science and engineering, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, electrochemistry, chemical engineering, nanotechnology Student Required
UQIDAR 00194 Professor Suresh Bhatia, School of Chemical Engineering Associate Professor Gaurav Goel, Department of Chemical Engineering HA, TT Multiscale Modelling of the Kinetics of Transdermal Drug Delivery q transdermal drug delivery, multiscale modelling, molecular dynamics simulations, drug transport through skin chemical engineering, physics or computational chemistry Student Required
UQIDAR 00201 Associate Professor Glen Corder, Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI) Professor Kamal Pant, Department of Chemical Engineering TT Development of Sustainable Technology for Metal Recovery from Electronic Waste and Scale-up of the Developed Process i electronic waste, metal recovery, leaching, economic analysis chemical engineering, chemistry, electrochemistry, metal recovery Student Required
UQIDAR 00208 Associate Professor Jessica Mar, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) Professor Anurag Rathore, Department of Chemical Engineering TT From Target Discovery to Therapeutic Antibodies i or q student functional genomics, therapeutic antibodies, bioinformatics, biotechnology microbiology, molecular biology, cell biology protein chemistry computational and mathematical skills Student Required
UQIDAR 00216 Dr Mingyuan Lu, School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering Associate Professor Jayati Sarkar, Department of Chemical Engineering HA, TT Surface modification of biodegradable scaffolds for bone tissue engineering application i*/q self-organization, self-assembly, nanoparticle, memembrane, biomaterial scaffold, tissue engineering, selective laser sintering materials science/mechanical engineering/biomedical engineering/chemistry (a multidisciplinary project, the student needs to learn other things) Student Required