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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 note: i-students must have own scholarship to apply (CSIR, UCG-NET, etc) 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 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 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/q material design, computational screening, nanotechnology, dft, md chemistry, chemical engineering, physics, material science and engineering, nanotechnology Position Filled - Jayendran Iyer
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 Position Filled - Nitesh Kanojia
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/q 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* solar cells, organic electronics, spectroscopy, carrier dynamics physics, physical chemistry Position Filled - Satakshi Gupta
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/q porous materials, nanomaterials synthesis and characterisation, energy conversion, catalysis inorganic chemistry, materials science/engineering, chemical engineering, environmental science/engineering Position Filled - Kartik Jain
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/q porous carbons, two-dimensional materials, fuel cells, electrocatalysis materials science and engineering, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, electrochemistry, chemical engineering, nanotechnology Position Filled
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 Position Filled - Shally Gupta
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/q functional genomics, therapeutic antibodies, bioinformatics, biotechnology microbiology, molecular biology, cell biology protein chemistry computational and mathematical skills Position Filled
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) Position Filled - Swarnima Agarwal
UQIDAR 00225 Professor James De Voss, School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences Professor Sunil Khare, Department of Chemistry TT Biochemical and molecular characterization of Cytochrome P450 (CYPs) from extremophilic sources and their biotechnological applications i extremophiles, cytochrome p450, biochemical characterization, non-aqueous biocatalysis microbiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, life sciences Student Required
UQIDAR 00226 Dr Peter Moyle, School of Pharmacy Professor Kamal Pant, Department of Chemical Engineering HA, TT Novel topical formulations for the treatment of diseases and infections of the skin i/q antimicrobial, nanomedicine, formulation, topical biochemistry, microbiology, analytical chemistry, formulation science Student Required
UQIDAR 00227 Associate Professor Jack Clegg, School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences Professor Sreedevi Upadhyayula, Department of Chemical Engineering FW, RE, TT, TS Rational Design of Carboxylate Supramolecular Complexes for Pyrolysis Bio-oil Valorization i/q note: i-students must have own scholarship to apply (CSIR, UCG-NET, etc) bio-oil, supramolecular complexes, valorization, catalysis applied chemistry, nanotechnology, material science, chemical engineering Student Required
UQIDAR 00233 Dr Peter Jacobson, School of Mathematics and Physics Assistant Professor Pintu Das, Department of Physics TT 2D quantum materials studied by scanning probe methods i topological materials, scanning probe microscopy, molecular beam epitaxy, electronic and magnetic properties physics, electrical engineering, physical chemistry, materials science Student Required
UQIDAR 00234 Associate Professor Shih-Chun Lo, School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences Professor Nidhi Jain, Department of Chemistry TT, TS New approaches to the development of highly effiicnet organic chromophores i metal catalysed reactions, organic materials, solution processable, augmented realities synthetic organic chemistry, material purification and characterisation, material chemistry, basic physical chemistry and/or inorganic chemistry Student Required