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 00102 Associate Professor Adrian Athique, School of Communication and Arts Professor Vgneswara Ilavarasan, Department of Management Studies TS, TT Platform Economies in India i/q digital media ; platform economy; digital transactions; commerce media and communications, media and cultural studies, business and commerce, sociology, management studies Position Required
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 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 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 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 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 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 00162 Dr Cristian Maluk, School of Civil Engineering Prof. Dipti Ranjan Sahoo, Department of Civil Engineering RE, TT Novel hybrid testing for studying seismic and fire behaviour of beam-column joints in reinforced concrete structures i structural engineering, reinforced concrete, seismic design, fire safe design civil engineering, structural engineering Yazan AbuTahnat
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 00178 Dr Sally Babidge, School of Social Science Associate Professor Vibha Arora, Department of Humanities & Social Sciences RE, TS Understanding human-water dynamics for sustainable water futures i*/q hydro-social, water sustainability, political ecology, development studies social anthropology, development studies, political science, human geography, political science, social work, or environmental studies 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 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 Student Required
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 Student Required
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 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 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 Student Required
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 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