Transforming Societies

To live in a future world that is healthy, well fed, technology-rich and resilient, we must also live together in harmony. We must learn from the past and construct viable future societies so that our lives are better. UQ and IITD researchers will work together to ensure that through our research into human societies and social science our future world is transformed.
Available project in Transforming Societies (TS)
Current project in Transforming Societies (TS)

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 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 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 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 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 00148 Dr Arindam Dey Professor Subodh Kumar HA, TS Develop un-encumbered VR-based virtual surgery simulation i/a extended reality, tissue simulation, haptic interface, surgery modelling computer science, computer graphics, biomedical engineering Student Required
UQIDAR 00149 Dr Arindam Dey Professor Subodh Kumar HA, TS Design and evaluation of virtual interface for surgery i/a extended reality, interface design, training assistance, ergonomics and experience evaluation computer science, psychology, human factors Student Required
UQIDAR 00150 Dr Arindam Dey Professor Subodh Kumar TS Creating Awareness of Sexual Violence using Immersive Virtual Environments i/a extended reality, sexual violence, social awareness, education computer science, psychology, sociology 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 00158 Associate Professor Marguerite La Caze Assistant Professor Divya Dwiwedi TS Ontologies of Force: Violence, Non-Violence and Resistance (Studies of Indian and Australian historical contexts through philosophy, film, literature.) i philosophy, literature, politics, violence continental philosophy, philosophy and literature, post-colonialism, political philosophy 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 PhD candidates are working on the following projects. Please note, these positions have been filled.