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Project Code UQ Supervisor IITD Supervisor Research Themes Title Student Type (i/q) Keywords Discipline Status
UQIDAR 00101 A/Professor Yongping Wei , School of Earth and Environmental Sciences Professor Dhanya C. T., Department of Civil Engineering RE, TT Impact of Changing Flood Characteristics on River Morphology i/q river morphology, sediment transport, extreme events, climate change geomorphology, water resources engineering, agricultural engineering, hydrometeorology Position Filled - Sudeep Banad
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 00109 Professor Tapan Saha, School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering Professor Nilanjan Senroy, Department of Electrical Engineering RE, TT Flexibility Assessment and Strengthening of existing conventional power grids for large-scale renewable energy integration ? Theoretical/ Modelling based research. i renewable energy, grid integration, power system strength, frequency response electrical engineering, power systems, knowledge in pss/e or pscad, optimisation tools Position Filled - Akshay Bhyri
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 00116 Dr David Lange, School of Civil Engineering Professor Vasant Matsagar, Department of Civil Engineering RE Life-Cycle Risk Assessment of RC Structures under Earthquake and Fire i/q structural engineering, fire response, earthquake response, risk assessment civil engineering, structural engineering Position Filled - Akshay Baheti
UQIDAR 00118 Professor Aleksander Rakic, School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering Professor Amartya Sengupta, Department of Physics FW, TT, TS Quality Assessment of Exportable Commodity Goods of Australia and Indian Subcontinent Using Non-contact, Non-invasive THz Imaging Technique i* terahertz, imaging, biophysics, photonics physics, electrical engineering, food sciences Student Required
UQIDAR 00119 Professor Aleksandar D. Rakić, School of IT and Electrical Engineering Professor Amartya Sengupta, Department of Physics FW, TT, TS Terahertz Spectroscopy and Imaging in Quantitative Assessment of Plant Hydration Towards Implementing Optimized Irrigation Management in Australia and India i terahertz, interferometry, spectroscopy, photonics optics, electrical engineering, physics, biology Position Filled - Mayuri Kashyap
UQIDAR 00121 Professor Linda Lua, UQ Protein Expression Facility Professor Anurag Rathore, Biopharmaceutical Technology HA Transitioning to integrated continuous downstream bioprocess for vaccine manufacturing i bioprocess, therapeutic agents, vaccine, industry focused projects chemical engineering Position Filled - Manya Mittal
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 00132 Dr Vigya Sharma, School of Chemical Engineering Professor Upasna Sharma, School of Public Policy RE, TT, TS Examining the social acceptance of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) projects in India i renewable energy expansion, acquisition and conflict, social impacts, energy access human geography, development studies, engineering, policy studies Position Filled - Simran Agarwal
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 00140 Associate Professor Zuduo Zheng, School of Civil Engineering Professor K. Ramachandra Rao, Department of Civil Engineering TT, TS Developing Effective Traffic Congestion Management Strategies for Road Transport Systems with Traditional, Connected and Automated Vehicles i/q driverless vehicles, connected vehicles, traffic congestion transport engineering, control engineering, mathematics and statistics, computer science Position Filled - Janci Rani P
UQIDAR 00144 Professor Carlo Prato, School of Civil Engineering Professor K Ramachandra Rao, Department of Civil Engineering TT, TS Motorized Two-wheeler safety - a comparative risk study of the occupants in Indian and Australian context i/q motorized two -wheelers, injury risk, connected vehicles transportation engineering, statistics, econometrics Student Required
UQIDAR 00145 Dr Antonio Andrés Bellofatto, School of Economics Dr Sourabh Paul, Department of Humanities & Social Sciences TT, TS Talent Allocation in the Indian Economy: Measurement and Policy Implications i/q note: i-students must have own scholarship to apply (CSIR, UCG-NET, etc) misallocation, labor markets, indian economy, policy design economics, statistics, mathematics, engineering Position Filled - Kopal Mathur
UQIDAR 00152 Professor Tapan Saha, School of IT and Electrical Engineering Professor Sukumar Mishra, Department of Department of Electrical Engineering RE, TT IoT based EV infrastructure: Data Driven Approach for analysis and optimization of Distribution system Operation (DSO) under uncertainties i distribution system, electric vehicle, uncertainties electrical engineering, power systems, knowledge in control system, optimisation knowledge Position Filled- Arnab Bhattacharjee And Venkata Suryakiran Bhamidipati
UQIDAR 00153 Dr Rahul Sharma, School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering Dr Subashish Datta, Department of Electrical Engineering RE, TT Analysis and Design of robust control system for grid connected inverters in weak grids involving multi-inverter interactions i robust control, grid connected inverters, lcl filters, distributed control electrical engineering, mathematical control theory, power electronics, power engineering Student Required
UQIDAR 00155 Associate Professor Begoña Domínguez , School of Economics
Dr Antonio Andrés Bellofatto , School of Economics
Dr Sourabh Paul, Department of Humanities & Social Sciences TT, TS Technology Regulation in the Macroeconomy: Robots and Artificial Intelligence i/q technology regulation, macroeconomy, taxation, robots, ai economics, finance, statistics, mathematics, engineering Student Required
UQIDAR 00157 Professor Markus Barth, School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering Professor Anrup Singh, Department of Biomedical Engineering HA, TT Advancing Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging using Machine Learning i/q note: i-students must have own scholarship to apply (CSIR, UCG-NET, etc) mri, medical imaging, cardiac magnetic resonance, image analysis biomedical engineering, computer science, physics and related, electrical engineering Student Required
UQIDAR 00159 Professor George Zhao, School of Chemical Engineering Prof. K.K. Pant, Department of Chemical Engineering TT Non-oxidative catalytic conversion of methane into aromatics over metal impregnated hierarchical zeolite i heterogeneous catalysis, methane dehydroaromatization, hierarchical zeolite, intracrystalline mesopores catalysis, chemical engineering, reaction engineering, zeolite synthesis Position Filled - Deepti Mishra
UQIDAR 00161 Honorary Professor Raja Jurdak, School of IT and Electrical Engineering Professor Swades De, Department of Electrical Engineering RE, TT Learning-based optimization strategies for sustainable IoT communications i edge computing, sustainable iot communications, learning techniques, sparse signal processing electrical communication engineering, computer engineering/technology, applied mathematics, signal prrocessing Position Filled - Sushmita Ghosh
UQIDAR 00164 Professor Suresh Bhatia, School of Chemical Engineering Professor Shantanu Roy, Department of Chemical Engineering TT Understanding the mechanism of particle fragmentation, attrition, and agglomeration during coal and/or biomass gasification i gasification, fluidized bed, mathematical modeling in chemical engineering, coal, agglomeration, clean coal technologies, co2 abatement chemical engineering, cfd, mechanical engineering, physics Position Filled - Shubham Goel
UQIDAR 00166 Professor David Reutens, Centre for Advanced Imaging Professor Rahul Garg, Department of Computer Science & Engineering HA, TT Information flow in the normal and epileptic brain i/q neuroimaging, epilepsy, data science, machine learning biomedical engineering, applied mathematics, computer science/electronics, neuroscience/neuroimaging, cognitive science/physiology Position Filled - Puneet Dheer
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 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 00189 Dr Mehdi Serati, School of Civil Engineering Associate Professor Dipti Ranjan Sahoo, Department of Civil Engineering RE, TT Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Fire-Induced Concrete Spalling Under Biaxial Stresses i/q coupled thermo-mechanical model, fire-induced concrete spalling, biaxial compression, fire protection and safety in tunnels civil engineering, concrete testing, fires safety engineering, coupled thermo-mechanical numerical modelling Position Filled - Souvik Saha
UQIDAR 00191 Professor Suresh Bhatia, School of Chemical Engineering Associate Professor Gaurav Goel, Department of Chemical Engineering RE, TT A multi-scale simulation approach for high-throughput screening of polymer blend nanocomposite formulations i polymer composites, multi-scale simulations, structure-property relationships, films and coatings chemical engineering, molecular modelling 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 00196 Dr Chamith Wijenayake, School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering Associate Professor Smruti Sarangi, Department of Computer Science & Engineering TS, TT Systolic and semi-systolic architectures for intelligent sensor data processing on FPGAs i/q artificial intelligence, sensor fusion, fpgas, deep neural networks a student with an electronics or computer engineering background Student Required
UQIDAR 00197 Associate Professor Dan Kim, School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering Associate Professor Smruti Sarangi, Department of Computer Science & Engineering TS, TT Context-aware Security for the Internet of Things i/q iot security, models of security, context awareness bachelors or masters in electronics or computer engineering Student Required
UQIDAR 00198 Professor David Reutens, School of Centre for Advanced Imaging Professor Rahul Garg, Department of Computer Science & Engineering HA, TT Accurate localization of functional brain areas in Epilepsy patients and healthy individuals using naturalistic functional MRI paradigms i/q machine learning, data science, image processing, neuroimaging, epilepsy student should be good at programming and have interest in neurosciences or neuroimaging. the students preferably be bachelor/master/mphil in a relevant field of science, engineering, biology, or medicine Position Filled
UQIDAR 00199 Professor Alexander Scheuermann, School of Civil Engineering Professor Ramanathan Ayothiraman, Department of Civil Engineering TT, TS Developing a New Foundation System for Lightly-Loaded Buildings in Expansive Soils i expansive soil, underreamed pile, swelling and shrinkage, buildings b.e./b.tech./b.sc. (civil engineering), m.e./m.tech./m.sc.(geotechnical engineering) Student Required
UQIDAR 00200 Dr Chamith Wijenayake, School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering Assistant Professor Seshan Srirangarajan, Department of Electrical Engineering TT Beamforming and localization using extremely large antenna arrays i/q signal processing, array processing, optimization electrical and communication engineering computer engineering signal processing 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 00204 Dr Chamith Wijenayake, School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering Assistant Professor Seshan Srirangarajan, Department of Electrical Engineering TT Applications of Numerically Robust Differential Operators in Signal Processing i/q sampling, reconstruction, signal processing algorithms electrical and computer engineering electrical engineering Student Required
UQIDAR 00205 Dr Chamith Wijenayake, School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering Associate Professor Smruti Sarangi, Department of Computer Science & Engineering TT, RE Computationally efficient hardware architectures for multidimensional light field signal processing i/q light fields, fpga, digital systems, signal processing electrical/electronic engineering computer engineering electrical and computer engineering Student Required
UQIDAR 00206 Associate Professor Ebinazar B. Namdas, School of Mathematics and Physics Associate Professor Samaresh Das, Department of Applied Research in Electronics TT Organic Inorganic hybrid photodetectors i photodetectors, infrared, uv physics and engineering (ee or ece) Position Filled - Prabal Dweep Khanikar
UQIDAR 00207 Associate Professor Anders Eriksson, School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering Associate Professor Chetan Arora, Department of Computer Science & Engineering TT Parametric Deep Neural Networks for Computer Vision Problems i/q computer vision an ideal student for this project will have an undergraduate or masters degree in computer science, or electrical engineering. the student would have done courses in computer vision and machine learning at undergraduate/masters level. he/she would ha Position Filled - Nikhil Jangamreddy
UQIDAR 00210 Associate Professor Luke Knibbs, School of Public Health Associate Professor Sagnik Dey, Department of Atmospheric Sciences HA, RE, TS Balancing the health and climate benefits of 'greening' cities in India and Australia i/q environmental health, atmospheric science, epidemiology, urban planning this project suits students from a range of backgrounds, including (but not limited to) public/environmental health, environmental engineering, atmospheric science, remote sensing, environmental science, ecology, or biostatistics. the main requiremen Student Required
UQIDAR 00213 Dr Christopher Leonardi, School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering Assistant Professor Bahni Ray, Department of Mechanical Engineering HA, TT Quantifying the mechanical properties of myocardium in cases of heart failure by preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) i/q cardiovascular disease, computational fluid dynamics, solid mechanics, numerical simulation this project is open to students with a background in mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, mathematics or applied physics. interest and demonstrated competence in fluid mechanics, computational fluid mechanics and software engineering woul Position Filled - Jijo Derick Abraham
UQIDAR 00214 Associate Professor Kai-Hsiang Chuang, Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) Professor Rahul Garg, Department of Computer Science & Engineering TT Develop ultrafast technique for high-resolution imaging of brain function i/q imaging, brain, machine learning physics, engineering, computer science 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) Position Filled - Swarnima Agarwal
UQIDAR 00217 Dr Erkan Kayacan, School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering Associate Professor Mashuq un Nabi, Department of Electrical Engineering TT Advanced Optimal Robust Control Methodology for Spacecraft Systems i numerical optimal control, pseudospectral method, robust control, adaptive control, spacecraft bachelors : control, electrical or mechanical engg. masters : control theory or engineering Position Filled - Puneet Panchal
UQIDAR 00218 Dr Christopher Leonardi, School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering Assistant Professor Bahni Ray, Department of Mechanical Engineering RE, TT Modelling and fabrication of optimal fiber-based filter for effective air-borne fine-particle capture i/q air filter, computational fluid dynamics, ultra fine particle 1.the student must be btech and mtech in either mechanical, chemical engineering, mathematics or applied physics. 2. he/she should have knowledge of numerical coding (not just using ansys) of fluid flow problems Position Filled - Utsav Bhardwaj
UQIDAR 00219 Professor Aleksander Rakic, School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering Professor Amartya Sengupta, Department of Physics TT, TS I. Application of non-contact THz spectroscopic imaging towards preservation of heritage structures in India i/q heritage science, optoelectronics, archaeology, spectroscopy applied mechanics, mechanical engineering, physics, electrical engineering, civil engineering, applied mathematics Student Required
UQIDAR 00220 Professor Aleksander Rakic, School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering Professor Amartya Sengupta, Department of Physics TT, TS Non-destructive THz Imaging to Study the Viability of Green Materials for Construction i/q terahertz, green construction, materials, sustainability applied mechanics, mechanical engineering, physics, electrical engineering, civil engineering, applied mathematics Student Required
UQIDAR 00222 Dr Amirali Popat, School of Pharmacy Assistant Professor Ritu Kulshreshtha, Department of Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology HA, TT Nanomedicine and Gene Therapy to Treat Glioblastoma i glioblastoma, nanomedicine, mrna, delivery biotechnology, biomedical engineering, bioengineering, pharmaceutical sciences Student Required
UQIDAR 00223 Dr Mehdi Serati, School of Civil Engineering Assistant Professor Prashanth Vangla, Department of Civil Engineering TT Coupled Digital Image Correlation and Particle Tracking (DIC/PT) Approach for Crack Growth Monitoring i/q digital image correlation, particle tracking, image processing, brittle failure civil engineering, mechanical engineering, material testing, fracture mechanics, matlab/python/java programming 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 00228 Dr Nghia Nguyen-Trong, School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering Assistant Professor Kirti Dhwaj, Department of Applied Research in Electronics TT Full Duplex Antenna Systems i/q antenna, full-duplex, circular polarization, broadband electrical engineering, electronic engineering, physics, rf engineering Student Required
UQIDAR 00229 Professor David Williams, School of Civil Engineering Associate Professor Bappaditya Manna, Department of Civil Engineering RE Predictive modelling of settling and consolidation, and desiccation and re-wetting of mine tailings i/q consolidation, desiccation, settling, tailings civil engineering, geotechnical engineering, mining engineering, earth sciences Student Required
UQIDAR 00230 Professor David Williams, School of Civil Engineering Associate Professor Bappaditya Manna, Department of Civil Engineering RE, TT Utilization of Mining Wastes as Backfill Material for Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Walls i/q geotechnical engineering, mechanically stabilized earth (mse) walls, mining wastes, hydro-mechanical properties geotechnical engineering, geoenvironmental engineering, structural engineering, civil engineering Student Required
UQIDAR 00232 Professor George Zhao, School of Chemical Engineering Assistant Professor Vipin Kumar, Department of Energy Studies TT Quest for Polymer-electrolytes to Enable Interfacial Stability in Room-temperature Sodium-Sulfur Battery i/q novel batteries, sodium metal anode, polymer electrolytes, sulfur cathode chemical engineering, materials engineering, chemical sciences, condensed matter physics 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