Resilient Environment

A population would be unable to enjoy the fruits of good health and plenty of food if our world disappears. Researchers from UQ and IITD will be working on issues like climate change, resilient communities, responsible innovation and human behaviour to ensure that our future environment is resilient.

Available project in Resilient Environment (RE)
Current project in Resilient Environment (RE)

UQIDAR currently seeks applications from future students for the following research projects

Project Code Project Code UQ Supervisor IITD Supervisor Research Themes Title Student Type (i/a) Keywords Discipline Status
UQIDAR 00108 Professor Andrew Whittaker Professor Sudip Kumar Pattanayek RE, TT, TS New Approached to Detection of Pollutants through Hierarchically-structured Molecularly Imprinted Polymers i/a chemical sensors, molecularly imprinted polymers, detecting pollutants, polymer chemistry synthetic or physical chemistry, chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, analytical chemistry Student Required
UQIDAR 00109 Professor Tapan Saha Professor Nilanjan Senroy 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 Student Required
UQIDAR 00116 Dr David Lange Professor Vasant Matsagar RE Life-Cycle Risk Assessment of RC Structures under Earthquake and Fire i/a structural engineering, fire response, earthquake response, risk assessment civil engineering, structural engineering Student Required
UQIDAR 00120 Dr Gleb E. Yakubov Professor Sudip K. Pattanayek FW, RE Brush-like polysaccharides with motif-specific interactions: uncovering molecular mechanisms of gelation i polysaccharide gels, foods, molecular dynamics, brownian dynamics molecular simulation, chemical engineering, physical chemistry, physics Student Required
UQIDAR 00124 Professor George Zhao Professor Sreedevi Upadhyayula RE, TT, TS Rational Design of highly efficient solar light driven photocatalysts for CO2 capture and conversion to fuels i photocatalysts, solar, carbon dioxide, fuels chemical engineering, physical chemistry, material science, nanotechnology Student Required
UQIDAR 00125 Professor George Zhao Professor Sreedevi Upadhyayula RE, TT, TS Conversion CO2 to gasoline range fuels using metal loaded hierarchical zeolite catalysts i gasoline, hierarchical zeolites, carbon dioxide, catalysis chemical engineering, chemistry, material science, nanotechnology Student Required
UQIDAR 00131 Dr Luke Knibbs Dr Sagnik Dey 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 Student Required
UQIDAR 00138 Professor Tom Baldock Professor A D Rao RE, TT Development of probabilistic forecasting system for storm surges and associated coastal inundation. i storm surges, coastal inundation, tropical cyclones, numerical model physical oceanography, meteorology, numerical modelling, environmental sciences Student Required
UQIDAR 00142 Professor David Reutens Dr Varsha Singh 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) Student Required
UQIDAR 00143 Professor Carlo G. Prato Assistant Professor Manoj M. RE, TT, TS Urban freight demand modelling – preparing for an electric future i urban freight demand, demand forecast modelling, electric mobility, future mobility transport engineering, transport modelling, econometric modelling, demand forecasting Student Required
UQIDAR 00146 Dr Justine Bell-James Assistant Professor Naveen Thayyil RE Developing effective regulatory – environmental protection – frameworks for the efficient protection of wetland ecosystem services i/a environmental law and policy, preservation and management of mangroves, law reform, protection of ecosystems law degree, science (ecology), conservation Student Required
UQIDAR 00152 Professor Tapan Saha Professor Sukumar Mishra 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 Student Required
UQIDAR 00153 Dr Rahul Sharma Dr Subashish Datta 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 00154 Dr Rahul Sharma Dr Deepak Patil RE, TT Multi-agent based fault detection and location in solar farms with array level monitoring i fault detection, solar farm, multi-agent systems electrical engineering, control systems, power engineering, power electronics Student Required
UQIDAR 00160 Dr Pratheep Kumar Annamalai Prof. K.K. Pant RE, TT Unlocking the potential of lignocellulose plant waste for value added polymer industries, through an integrated biorfinery approach i bio-refinery, advanced manufacturing, nanotechnology, insulation foam and coating materials chemical engineering, chemistry, materials science/engineering, polymer science/engineering Student Required
UQIDAR 00161 Honorary Professor Raja Jurdak Professor Swades De 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 processing Student Required
UQIDAR 00162 Dr Cristian Maluk Prof. Dipti Ranjan Sahoo 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 Student Required

UQIDAR PhD candidates are working on the following projects. Please note, these positions have been filled.