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 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 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 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 00158 Associate Professor Marguerite La Caze, School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry Associate Professor Divya Dwiwedi, Department of Humanities & Social Sciences TS Ontologies of Force: Violence, Non-Violence and Resistance (Studies of Indian and Australian historical contexts through philosophy, film, literature.) i/a note: i-students must have own scholarship to apply (CSIR, UCG-NET, etc) philosophy, literature, politics, violence continental philosophy, philosophy and literature, post-colonialism, political philosophy Student Required
UQIDAR 00168 Associate Professor Abdullah Mamun, Institute for Social Science Research Associate Professor Kamlesh Singh, Department of Humanities & Social Sciences FW, TS Early Life Social, Economic and Family Predictors of the Trajectory of Malnutrition and Cognitive Development from Childhood to Adulthood i/a early life, longitudinal study, malnutrition, cognitive development statistics, economics, population studies or psychology Student Required
UQIDAR 00178 Dr Sally Babidge, School of Social Science Associate Professor Vibha Arora, Department of Humanities & Social Sciences RE, TS Understanding human-water relationships for sustainable water futures i/a note: i-students must have own scholarship to apply (CSIR, UCG-NET, etc) political ecology of water, development studies, environmental justice, intersectionality social anthropology, sociology, geography, development studies, political science, social work, environmental studies 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 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 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 Professor Jatindra Kumar, Rural development and Technology 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 00119 Professor Aleksandar D. Rakić, School of IT and Electrical Engineering Professor Amartya Sengupta, Department of Physics 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 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 00134 Professor Hal Gurgenci, School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering Associate Professor Dibakar Rakshit, Centre for Energy Studies TS Assessment and Comparison of Performance of Thermal and Electrical Battery for Renewable Energy Applications i energy generation, energy conversion, high temperature energy storage, electricity spillage renewable energy, heat transfer, computational fluid dynamics Position Filled - Alok Kumar Ray
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 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