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Note for i-students : Applicants with fellowships (CSIR, UCG-NET, etc.) are encouraged to apply for all projects. Please note that projects marked with an asterisk will only consider applications from i-students with fellowships.

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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 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 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 00190 Dr Peter Jacobson, School of Mathematics and Physics Assistant Professor Sujit Manna, Department of Physics TT Interface Engineering Topology Driven Quantum Materials Heterostructures i quantum materials, spintronics, topology and optoelectronic device physics, materials, nanoscience 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 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