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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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