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 00102 Associate Professor Adrian Athique, School of Communication and Arts Professor Vigneswara 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 Student Required
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 00112 Dr Sangeeta Prakash, School of Agriculture and Food Sciences Associate Professor Jatindra Sahu, Department of 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 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 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 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 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 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 00176 Dr Mark Blaskovich, Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) Professor Nidhi Jain, Department of Chemistry HA New Approaches to Discover Antibiotics for Gram-Negative Bacteria i/q note: i-students must have own scholarship to apply (CSIR, UCG-NET, etc) antibiotic, organic synthesis, antimicrobial resistance, medicinal chemistry organic synthetic chemistry Student Required
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 note: i-students must have own scholarship to apply (CSIR, UCG-NET, etc) 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 note: i-students must have own scholarship to apply (CSIR, UCG-NET, etc) 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 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 note: i-students must have own scholarship to apply (CSIR, UCG-NET, etc) storytelling, ict, under-resourced communities a student with a strong hci and design background. 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 optimisation, big data analytics, machine learning tools, forecasting. mathematical modelling, classification, forecasting, optimisation, programming 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 00224 Professor Salit Kark, School of Biological Sciences Dr Ajay Saini, Department of Rural Development and Technology FW, RE, TS Reducing human-wildlife conflict in natural, agricultural and urban landscapes across boundaries i/q human-wildlife conflict, cross boundary conservation, natural, agricultural and urban landscapes, large mammal conservation ecology, conservation, biodiversity., statistics, spatial analysis, gis and remote sensing Student Required
UQIDAR 00225 Professor James De Voss, School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences Professor Sunil Khare, Department of Chemistry TT Biochemical and molecular characterization of Cytochrome P450 (CYPs) from extremophilic sources and their biotechnological applications i extremophiles, cytochrome p450, biochemical characterization, non-aqueous biocatalysis microbiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, life sciences Student Required
UQIDAR 00226 Dr Peter Moyle, School of Pharmacy Professor Kamal Pant, Department of Chemical Engineering HA, TT Novel topical formulations for the treatment of diseases and infections of the skin i/q antimicrobial, nanomedicine, formulation, topical biochemistry, microbiology, analytical chemistry, formulation science 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 00231 Associate Professor Karen McNamara, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences Associate Professor Vibha Arora, Department of Humanities & Social Sciences RE, TS Gender, Disasters and Building Community Resilience i/q note: i-students must have own scholarship to apply (CSIR, UCG-NET, etc) gender, disaster, recovery, resilience human geography, anthropology, development studies, environmental management 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
UQIDAR 00234 Associate Professor Shih-Chun Lo, School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences Professor Nidhi Jain, Department of Chemistry TT, TS New approaches to the development of highly effiicnet organic chromophores i metal catalysed reactions, organic materials, solution processable, augmented realities synthetic organic chemistry, material purification and characterisation, material chemistry, basic physical chemistry and/or inorganic chemistry Student Required