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 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/a 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 a clarified butter, dairy technology, crystallisation food science Student Required
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/a solar energy, carbon dioxide, photocatalysis, clean fuel, catalyst chemical engineering, chemistry, chemical technology, catalysis 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/a fuels, carbon dioxide, heterogeneous catalysis, hierarchical zeolite, kinetics, mechanism chemical engineering, chemistry, nanomaterials Student Required
UQIDAR 00126 Professor David Reutens, Centre for Advanced Imaging Assistant Professor Anup Singh, Department of Biomedical Engineering HA, TT Efficient image acquisition for Low Field MRI. i/a note: i-students must have own scholarship to apply (CSIR, UCG-NET, etc) ultra low field, mri, magnetic resonance imaging, biomedical imaging electrical engineering, physics, biomedical engineering, computer science 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/a note: i-students must have own scholarship to apply (CSIR, UCG-NET, etc) 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/a note: i-students must have own scholarship to apply (CSIR, UCG-NET, etc) 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/a note: i-students must have own scholarship to apply (CSIR, UCG-NET, etc) 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/a 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/a motorized two -wheelers, injury risk, connected vehicles transportation engineering, statistics, econometrics Student Required
UQIDAR 00145 Dr Antonio Bellofatto, School of Economics Dr Sourabh Paul, Department of Humanities & Social Sciences TT, TS Talent Allocation in the Indian Economy: Measurement and Policy Implications i/a note: i-students must have own scholarship to apply (CSIR, UCG-NET, etc) misallocation, labor markets, indian economy, policy design economics, statistics, mathematics, engineering 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/a note: i-students must have own scholarship to apply (CSIR, UCG-NET, etc) 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/a 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 00160 Dr Pratheep Kumar Annamalai, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) Professor K.K Pant, Department of Chemical Engineering RE, TT Unlocking the potential of lignocellulose plant waste for value added polymer industries, through an integrated biorfinery approach i/a note: i-students must have own scholarship to apply (CSIR, UCG-NET, etc) bio-refinery, nanotechnology, advanced manufacturing, insulation foam and coating materials chemical engineering, chemistry, materials science/engineering, polymer science/engineering 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) Dr Sandeep K. Jha, Department of Biomedical Engineering HA, TT Microfluidic devices for biomedical application i micro-total-analysis system, biosensors, lab-on-a-chip, point-of-care devices biotechnology, analytical, microfabrication, nanotechnology Student Required
UQIDAR 00166 Professor David Reutens, Centre for Advanced Imaging Professor Rahul Garg, Department of Computer Science & Engineering HA, TT Information flow in the normal and epileptic brain i/a neuroimaging, epilepsy, data science, machine learning biomedical engineering, applied mathematics, computer science/electronics, neuroscience/neuroimaging, cognitive science/physiology Student Required
UQIDAR 00170 Professor Craig Williams, School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences Professor Nidhi Jain, Department of Chemistry TT Developing new oxidants for catalytic dehydrogenation and C-H insertion i note: i-students must have own scholarship to apply (CSIR, UCG-NET, etc) organic synthesis, catalysis, oxidation, c-h insertion organic chemistry, synthetic organic chemistry, organic synthesis, catalysis 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 i/a 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/a note: i-students must have own scholarship to apply (CSIR, UCG-NET, etc) 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/a note: i-students must have own scholarship to apply (CSIR, UCG-NET, etc) 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/a note: i-students must have own scholarship to apply (CSIR, UCG-NET, etc) microbiology, materials, metals, electrochemistry microbiology, biotechnology, materials science, geochemistry 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 note: i-students must have own scholarship to apply (CSIR, UCG-NET, etc) 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 00180 Associate Professor Steven Kenway, Advanced Water Management Centre Associate Professor C. T. Dhanya, Department of Civil Engineering TT, TS Energy efficient water security strategies i/a water, efficiency, energy, solutions hydrology, engineering, energy, modelling, water security interests Student Required
UQIDAR 00181 Dr Zyta Ziora, 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/a note: i-students must have own scholarship to apply (CSIR, UCG-NET, etc) silver, nanoparticles, antimicrobial, water disinfectant inorganic chemistry, chemical engineering, microbiology Student Required

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 , 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/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, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) Professor Mangala Joshi, Department of Civil Engineering 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 00109 Professor Tapan Saha, School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering Professor Nilanjan Senroy, Department of Civil 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 00111 Dr Matthew Bambling, Centre for Digital Health Professor Singh, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences 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 00113 Dr Sangeeta Prakash, Agriculture and Food Sciences Jatindra Kumar, Department of Civil Engineering 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, Position Filled - Mohammad Bareen
UQIDAR 00115 Professor Robert Henry, QAAFI Professor K.K. Pant, Department of Civil Engineering TT Catalytic Conversion of Sugarcane Bagasse into Aromatics and High-Value Platform Chemicals i/a catalysis, lignin conversion, biotechnology, biofuel catalysis, biomass conversion, lignin conversion Position Filled - Vallari Chourasia
UQIDAR 00119 Professor Aleksandar D. Rakić, School of IT and Electrical Engineering Prof Amartya Sengupta, Department of Civil Engineering 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 00132 Dr Vigya Sharma, School of Chemical Engineering Associate Professor 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 00137 Professor Aleksandar D. Rakić, School of IT and Electrical Engineering Professor Amartya Sengupta, Department of Physics 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 Position Filled - Urbi Kundu
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 00156 Dr Sisira Edirippulige, Centre for Online Health/Centre for Health Services Research Professor Vigneswara Llavarasan, Department of Management Studies 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 Position Filled - Imon Chakraborty
UQIDAR 00159 Professor George Zhao, School of Chemical Engineering Prof. K.K. Pant, Department of Chemical Engineering 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 Position Filled - Deepti Mishra
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 Position Filled - Yazan AbuTahnat
UQIDAR 00163 Professor Glen Corder, Sustainable Minerals Institute Professor K.K. Pant, Department of Chemical Engineering 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 Position Filled - Ahmad Tabish And Venkata Suryakiran Bhamidipati