Technology for Tomorrow

UQ and IITD have significant expertise in carrying out research into technologies that will shape and define our future. Together, through the UQIDAR, we will work to ensure that our joint future technological development is a major trigger for social and economic change with applications and benefits to health, wealth, efficiency, comfort and productivity.

Available project in Technology for Tomorrow (TT)
Current project in Technology for Tomorrow (TT)

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

Project Code UQ Supervisor IITD Supervisor Research Themes Title Student Type (i/a) Keywords Discipline Status
UQIDAR 00102 Associate Professor Adrian Athique Associate Professor Vigneswara Ilavarasan TT, TS Platform Economies in India i/a digital media, commerce, platform economy, digital transactions communications and cultural studies, management, commerce, sociology Student Required
UQIDAR 00103 Professor Mingxing Zhang Associate Professor Jayant Jain TT Control of carbide morphology in high chromium cast irons and high manganese steels a white cast iron, wear, carbide, high manganese steels, materials science and engineering Student Required
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 00113 Sangeeta Prakash Jatindra Kumar 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, Student Required
UQIDAR 00117 Professor Aleksandar D. Rakić Professor Amartya Sengupta FW, TT, TS Application of Terahertz Spectroscopy and Imaging in Detection of Diseases of Some Economically Relevant Crops of Australia and Indian Subcontinent i terahertz, photonics, imaging, agriculture photonics, electrical engineering or physics, image processing, botany Student Required
UQIDAR 00118 Professor Aleksandar D. Rakić Professor Amartya Sengupta FW, TT, TS Quality Assessment of Exportable Commodity Goods of Australia and Indian Subcontinent Using Non-contact, Non-invasive THz Imaging Technique i terahertz, bio-physics, imaging, photonics optics, electrical engineering, physics, biology 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 00126 Professor David Reutens Assistant Professor Anup Singh HA, TT Efficient image acquisition for Low Field MRI i mri, magnetic resonance, medical devices, medical imaging electrical engineering, physics, biomedical engineering, computer science Student Required
UQIDAR 00128 Professor David Reutens Assistant Professor Anup Singh TT Predictive MRI biomarkers of seizure recurrence and refractory epilepsy in First Seizure patients: A machine learning approach. a mri, machine learning, seizure prognosis artificial intelligence biomedical engineering, applied mathematics, computer science, neuroscience Student Required
UQIDAR 00129 Professor David Reutens Assistant Professor Anup Singh TT Developing novel metabolic imaging methods to localise epileptogenic tissue a mri, brain, diagnosis, metabolic imaging biomedical engineering, physics, chemistry, neuroscience 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 00137 Professor Aleksandar D. Rakić Professor Amartya Sengupta 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 Student Required
UQIDAR 00139 Professor Chengzhong Michael Yu Professor Ashok K Ganguli HA, TT Synthesis and applications of non-viral gene vectors i nanotechnology, gene delivery, functional materials, asymmetry nanoparticle nanotechnology, biomedical, gene delivery Student Required
UQIDAR 00140 Associate Professor Zuduo Zheng Professor K. . Ramachandra Rao TT, TS Developing Effective Traffic Congestion Management Strategies for Road Transport Systems with Traditional, Connected and Automated Vehicles i driverless vehicles, connected vehicles, traffic congestion, transport engineering, control engineering, mathematics and statistics, computer science Student Required
UQIDAR 00141 Associate Professor Zuduo Zheng Professor K. . Ramachandra Rao TT, TS Modelling traffic flow dynamics in heterogeneous vehicle streams with no lane discipline for effective traffic management strategies i macroscopic models, heterogeneous traffic, driver behaviour, numerical schemes transportation engineering, mathematics and statistics 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 00144 Professor Simon Washington Professor K. . Ramachandra Rao TT, TS Motorized Two-wheeler safety - a comparative risk study of the occupants in Indian and Australian context i motorized two -wheelers, connected vehicles, injury risk transport engineering, control engineering, mathematics and statistics, computer science Student Required
UQIDAR 00145 Dr. Antonio Andrés Bellofatto Dr. Sourabh B. Paul TT, TS Talent Allocation in the Indian Economy: Measurement and Policy Implications i misallocation, labor markets, indian economy, policy design economics, macroeconomics 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 00155 Associate Professor Begoña Domínguez Associate Professor Debasis Mondal TT, TS Technology Regulation in the Macroeconomy: Robots and Artificial Intelligence i technology regulation, macroeconomy, taxation, robots and ai economics, macroeconomics Student Required
UQIDAR 00156 Dr Sisira Edirippulige Professor Vigneswara Llavarasan 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 Student Required
UQIDAR 00159 Professor George Zhao Prof. K.K. Pant 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 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 00163 Professor Glen Corder Prof. K.K. Pant TT Recovery of Metals from Electronic Waste and Scale-up of the Developed Process i electronic waste, leaching, metal recovery, economic analysis metallurgy, chemical engineering, chemistry, electrochemistry Student Required
UQIDAR 00147 Dr Gianluca Demartini Associate Professor Srikanta Bedathur TT Knowledge Graph Enrichment for Health Search i data science, knowledge graphs, health search, data quality computer science, data science, machine learning Student Required
UQIDAR 00164 Professor Suresh Bhatia Professor Shantanu Roy TT Understanding the mechanism of particle fragmentation, attrition, and agglomeration during coal and/or biomass gasification i gasification, mathematical modeling in chemical engineering, fluidized bed, coal chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, cfd, physics Student Required
UQIDAR 00112 Sangeeta Prakash Jatindra Kumar Sahu HA, TT, TS Controlling the crystallisation in clarified butter (ghee) and its functionalisation for health benefits a crystallisation, food material science, dairy technology, clarified butter food engineering, chemical engineering, food science & technology, physical chemistry Student Required
UQIDAR 00157 Professor Markus Barth Professor Anup Singh HA, TT Advancing Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging using Machine Learning a mr, medical imaging, cardiac magnetic resonance, image analysis biomedical engineering, computer science, physics and related, electrical engineering Student Required
UQIDAR 00101 A/Professor Yongping Wei Professor Dhanya C. T. RE, TT Impact of Changing Flood Characteristics on River Morphology i/a river morphology, sediment transport, extreme events, climate change geomorphology, water resources engineering, agricultural engineering, hydrometeorology Position Filled - Sudeep Banad
UQIDAR 00104 Professor Darren Martin Professor Mangala Joshi TT Polymer Nanocomposites for Advanced Gas Barrier Applications i/a nanotechnology, nanocomposite, gas barrier, advanced manufacturing materials science, chemistry, chemical engineering, composites Position Filled - Siddhant Varshney
UQIDAR 00111 Dr Matthew Bambling Professor Purnima Singh 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 00115 Professor Robert Henry Professor K.K. Pant TT Catalytic Conversion of Sugarcane Bagasse into Aromatics and High-Value Platform Chemicals i catalysis, lignin conversion, biotechnology, biofuel catalysis, biomass conversion, lignin conversion Position Filled - Vallari Chourasia
UQIDAR 00119 Professor Aleksandar D. Rakić Prof Amartya Sengupta 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 00127 Professor David Reutens Rahul Garg HA, TT Information flow in the normal and epileptic brain i mri, eeg-fmri, epilepsy, connectivity biomedical engineering, applied mathematics, computer science, neuroscience Position Filled - Vikramsingh Roday
UQIDAR 00132 Dr Vigya Sharma Dr. (Ms) Upasna Sharma 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 00133 Professor Matt Trau Dr. Sandeep K. Jha HA, TT Microfluidic devices for biomedical application i micro-total-analysis, biosensors, lab-on-a-chip, point-of-care devices biotechnology, analytical chemistry/biochemistry, microfabrication, nanotechnology Position Filled - Alok Kumar Ray

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

Project Code UQ Supervisor IITD Supervisor Research Themes Title Student Type (i/a) Keywords Discipline Status
UQIDAR 00101 A/Professor Yongping Wei Professor Dhanya C. T. RE, TT Impact of Changing Flood Characteristics on River Morphology i/a river morphology, sediment transport, extreme events, climate change geomorphology, water resources engineering, agricultural engineering, hydrometeorology Position Filled - Sudeep Banad
UQIDAR 00104 Professor Darren Martin Professor Mangala Joshi TT Polymer Nanocomposites for Advanced Gas Barrier Applications i/a nanotechnology, nanocomposite, gas barrier, advanced manufacturing materials science, chemistry, chemical engineering, composites Position Filled - Siddhant Varshney
UQIDAR 00111 Dr Matthew Bambling Professor Purnima Singh 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 00115 Professor Robert Henry Professor K.K. Pant TT Catalytic Conversion of Sugarcane Bagasse into Aromatics and High-Value Platform Chemicals i catalysis, lignin conversion, biotechnology, biofuel catalysis, biomass conversion, lignin conversion Position Filled - Vallari Chourasia
UQIDAR 00119 Professor Aleksandar D. Rakić Prof Amartya Sengupta 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 00127 Professor David Reutens Rahul Garg HA, TT Information flow in the normal and epileptic brain i mri, eeg-fmri, epilepsy, connectivity biomedical engineering, applied mathematics, computer science, neuroscience Position Filled - Vikramsingh Roday
UQIDAR 00132 Dr Vigya Sharma Dr. (Ms) Upasna Sharma 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 00133 Professor Matt Trau Dr. Sandeep K. Jha HA, TT Microfluidic devices for biomedical application i micro-total-analysis, biosensors, lab-on-a-chip, point-of-care devices biotechnology, analytical chemistry/biochemistry, microfabrication, nanotechnology Position Filled - Alok Kumar Ray