Research Projects

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 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 00111 Dr Matthew Bambling, Centre for Digital Health Professor Singh, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences TT, TS Student Classroom Behavioural Issues in India and a Digital health Behaviour Management Intervention for Teachers i adolescent, behaviour, classroom, teachers psychology, education, social sciences, youth Position Filled - Madhumita Ramakrishna
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 00115 Professor Robert Henry, QAAFI Professor K.K. Pant, Department of Chemical Engineering TT Catalytic Conversion of Sugarcane Bagasse into Aromatics and High-Value Platform Chemicals i/q catalysis, lignin conversion, biotechnology, biofuel catalysis, biomass conversion, lignin conversion Position Filled - Vallari Chourasia
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 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 00131 Associate Professor Luke Knibbs, School of Public Health Associate Professor Sagnik Dey, Centre for Atmospheric Sciences HA, RE Health benefits of air pollution mitigation: A comparative assessment of policies for high (India) and low (Australia) exposure regions i air pollution, epidemiology, health benefits, exposure modeling atmospheric science, environmental science, public health, biostatistics Position Filled - Neha Singh
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 00134 Professor Hal Gurgenci, School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering Associate Professor Dibakar Rakshit, Centre for Energy Studies TS Assessment and Comparison of Performance of Thermal and Electrical Battery for Renewable Energy Applications i energy generation, energy conversion, high temperature energy storage, electricity spillage renewable energy, heat transfer, computational fluid dynamics Position Filled - Alok Kumar Ray
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 00138 Professor Tom Baldock, School of Civil Engineering Professor A D Rao, Department of Atmospheric Sciences RE, TT Development of probabilistic forecasting system for storm surges and associated coastal inundation. i/q storm surges, tropical cyclones, coastal inundation, numerical model numerical methods, probabilistic approach, tropical cyclones, storm surges. Position Filled
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 00142 Professor David Reutens , Centre for Advanced Imaging Dr Varsha Singh, Department of Psychology, Humanities and Social Sciences HA, RE, TT, TS Understanding Brain-Behavior link: Using Structural (frontal asymmetry) and Neurochemical (neurotransmitters) Basis of Cognitive and Affective Processing to Improve Prediction of Health-related Outcomes in Epilepsy patients from low socio-economic. i frontal lobe functions/ executive functions, epilepsy, cognitive affective processes, endocrine system neuropsychology (focus: clinical), clinical psychology, neuroscience (focus: cognitive/behavioural), rehabilitation (focus: neuropsychological) Position Filled - Indupriya Vanchipurackal
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 00156 Dr Sisira Edirippulige, Centre for Online Health/Centre for Health Services Research Professor Vigneswara Llavarasan, Department of Management Studies TT,TS Exploring the potential of Health Tech Start-ups in India: A Critical Success Factors Framework i health, information and communication technology, business, start-ups health, information technology, business, information systems Position Filled - Imon Chakraborty
UQIDAR 00158 Associate Professor Marguerite La Caze, School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry Associate Professor Divya Dwiwedi, Department of Humanities & Social Sciences TS Ontologies of Force: Violence, Non-Violence and Resistance (Studies of Indian and Australian historical contexts through philosophy, film, literature.) i/q philosophy, literature, politics, violence continental philosophy, philosophy and literature, post-colonialism, political philosophy Position Filled - Gopika Gurudas
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 00167 Professor Chengzhong Yu, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) Professor Ashok Ganguli, Department of Chemistry HA Synthesis and applications of non-viral gene vectors i note: i-students must have own scholarship to apply (CSIR, UCG-NET, etc) nanotechnology; gene delivery; functional materials, asymmetry nanoparticle nanotechnology, biomedical gene delivery Position Filled - Manoj Kumar Sharma
UQIDAR 00168 Associate Professor Abdullah Mamun, Institute for Social Science Research Associate Professor Kamlesh Singh, Department of Humanities & Social Sciences FW, TS Early Life Social, Economic and Family Predictors of the Trajectory of Malnutrition and Cognitive Development from Childhood to Adulthood i/q early life, longitudinal study, malnutrition, cognitive development statistics, economics, population studies or psychology Position Filled - Nimisha Bahl
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 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 00184 Dr Aparna Hebbani, School of Communication and Arts Professor Vigneswara Ilavarasan, Department of Management Studies TS Gendered talk: Analysis of dyadic communication within transport platform space in India i/q communication, gender, language, gender relations communication, sociology, management, political economy Position Filled - Abza Bharadwaj
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 00192 Associate Professor Jay Weerawardena, School of Business Professor Vigneswara Ilavarasan, Department of Management Studies TS How can we build sustainable digital social enterprises in India? i social enterprises, digital technologies, innovation, competitive advantage, social and economic value creation management, marketing, strategic management, entrepreneurship Position Filled - Anubhav Tewatia
UQIDAR 00193 Associate Professor Pradip Thomas, School of Communication and Arts Associate Professor Arjun Ghosh, Department of Humanities & Social Sciences TT, TS Communication and Social Movements: Continuities and Discontinuities i/q social movements, social media, theatre, new media sociology, english literature, political science, communication and media studies, journalism Position Filled - Tiyana Jovanovic
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 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 00202 Professor Salit Kark, School of Biological Sciences Dr Kavya Dashora, Department of Rural Development and Technology RE, TS Can honey help save large threatened mammals? i/q conservation, cross-boundary, honeybees, community-oriented conservation, large mammals the students will need a background in ecology, conservation and biodiversity. they should have some knowledge in statistics and spatial analysis, and preferably have used r and gis Position Filled - Vasundhara Hemant Krishnani
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 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 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 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