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 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 chemical sensors, detecting pollutants, molecularly imprinted polymers, polymer chemistry chemistry, materials synthesis, polymer chemistry, environmental chemistry. Student Required
UQIDAR 00112 Dr Sangeeta Prakash, Agriculture and Food Sciences Associate Professor Jatindra Sahu, Rural Development and Technology HA, TT, TS Controlling the crystallisation in clarified butter (ghee) and its functionalisation for health benefits q clarified butter, dairy technology, crystallisation food science Student Required
UQIDAR 00125 Professor George Zhao, School of Chemical Engineering Professor Upadhyayula Sreedevi, Department of Chemical Engineering RE, TT Conversion of carbon dioxide to gasoline-range fuels using hierarchical zeolite catalysts i/q fuels, carbon dioxide, heterogeneous catalysis, hierarchical zeolite, kinetics, mechanism chemical engineering, chemistry, nanomaterials Student Required
UQIDAR 00128 Professor David Reutens, Centre for Advanced Imaging Assistant Professor Anup Singh, Department of Biomedical Engineering TT Diagnostic and predictive MRI and PET biomarkers in First Seizure and Refractory Epilepsy patients: A machine learning approach. i*/q refractory epilepsy, neurosurgery, mri, pet, machine learning biomedical engineering, computer science, applied mathematics, neuroscience Student Required
UQIDAR 00129 Professor David Reutens, Centre for Advanced Imaging Assistant Professor Anup Singh, Department of Biomedical Engineering TT Developing novel metabolic imaging methods to localise epileptogenic tissue i*/q mri, brain, metabolic imaging, epilepsy, diagnosis biomedical engineering, physics chemistry, neuroscience Student Required
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. Student Required
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 Student Required
UQIDAR 00144 Professor Simon Washington, 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 00147 Dr Gianluca Demartini, School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering Dr Shrikanta Bedathur, Department of Computer Science & Engineering TT Knowledge Graph Enrichment for Health Search i data science, knowledge graphs, health search, data quality knowledge graphs, linked data, software engineering, data management Student Required
UQIDAR 00155 Associate Professor Begoña Domínguez , 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 mri, medical imaging, cardiac magnetic resonance, image analysis biomedical engineering, computer science, physics and related, electrical engineering Student Required
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 Student Required
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 Student Required
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-student 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 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 or q student material design, computational screening, nanotechnology, dft, md chemistry, chemical engineering, physics, material science and engineering, nanotechnology Student Required
UQIDAR 00172 Professor George Zhao, School of Chemical Engineering Associate Professor Pravin Ingole, Department of Chemistry TT Electrospun textile materials modified with metal oxide nanoparticles for electrochemical capacitor applications i*/q nanomaterials, flexible electrochemical capacitors, materials science, electrospinning physical chemistry, physics, materials science and engineering, chemical engineering Student Required
UQIDAR 00173 Professor Gordon Southam, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences Assistant Professor Lucinda Doyle, Department of Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology TT Investigating the capacity for extracellular electron transfer in psychrophilic microorganisms isolated from Antarctica i/q microbiology, extremophile, psychrophile, electrochemistry microbiology, biotechnology, 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 Student Required
UQIDAR 00175 Dr Mark Blaskovich, Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) Professor V Haridas, Department of Chemistry HA Functionalisation of Antimicrobial Peptides i*/q antibiotic, antimicrobial resistance, peptide synthesis, 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 Student Required
UQIDAR 00179 Dr Sisira Edirippulige, Centre for Health Services Research Assistant Professor Varun Ramamohan, Department of Mechanical Engineering TT, TS Development of a framework for establishing an effective telemedicine system in India i telemedicine, public health industrial engineering, biomedical engineering, electrical engineering Student Required
UQIDAR 00185 Associate Professor Nicholas Osborne, School of Public Health Professor Sagnik Dey, Department of Atmospheric Sciences RE, HA, TS Pollen and its contribution to respiratory outcomes in subtropical regions i/q air pollution epidemiology health benefits exposure modeling environmental science, biological science, public health epidemiology Student Required
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 or q student porous materials, nanomaterials synthesis and characterisation, energy conversion, catalysis inorganic chemistry, materials science/engineering, chemical engineering, environmental science/engineering Student Required
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 or q student porous carbons, two-dimensional materials, fuel cells, electrocatalysis materials science and engineering, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, electrochemistry, chemical engineering, nanotechnology Student Required
UQIDAR 00195 Associate Professor Pradip Thomas, School of Communication and Arts Assistant Professor Agam Gupta, Department of Management Studies TS, TT Regulating the Platform Economy in India and Australia i/q platforms, regulation, political economy, policy management studies, sociology, media and communication studies, policy studies 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 Student Required
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 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 Student Required
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) Student Required
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 Student Required
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 or q student functional genomics, therapeutic antibodies, bioinformatics, biotechnology microbiology, molecular biology, cell biology protein chemistry computational and mathematical skills Student Required
UQIDAR 00209 Dr Allison Fish, School of Law Assistant Professor Naveen Thayyil, Department of Humanities & Social Sciences FW, RE, TT, TS Performing Compliance Under the Nagoya Protocol: A comparative study of how state and non-state actors satisfy international legal requirements governing the movement of genetic resources i*/q compliance and regulation, international law, science and technology law and policy law or social sciences Student Required
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 00211 Associate Professor Kai-Hsiang Chuang, Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) Assistant Professor Anup Singh, Department of Biomedical Engineering TT Develop novel magnetic resonance imaging with machine learning i/q imaging system, image processing, machine learning physics, engineering, computer science Student Required
UQIDAR 00212 Dr Alan Pegna, School of Psychology Dr Varsha Singh, Department of Humanities & Social Sciences RE, TS Cross-country sex-differences in psychoneuroendocrinology: Examining stress, and reward-related decision making in trust-uncertainty in emotion disorder i*/q cognitive sex differences, cognitive-affect processing, emotion disorder (anxiety & depression), endocrine system(hormone-behavior/hpa-hpg axis) clinical psychology/clinical neuropsychology psychiatry/rehabilitation (focus: neuropsychology) cognitive & affective neuroscience 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 Student Required
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 00215 Dr Dhaval Vyas, School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering Dr Aaditeshwar Seth, Department of Computer Science & Engineering FW, TS Role of Storytelling Platforms for achieving better health outcomes in under-resourced communities in India and Australia i/q storytelling, ict, under-resourced communities a student with a strong hci and design background. 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) Student Required
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 Student Required
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 Student Required
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 00221 Professor Tapan Saha, School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering Professor B.K Panigrahi, Department of Electrical Engineering RE, TT Multi time scale wind speed forecasting i-student optimisation, big data analytics, machine learning tools, forecasting. mathematical modelling, classification, forecasting, optimisation, programming Student Required