2D quantum materials studied by scanning probe methods
In this project, the student will investigate the electronic behavior of quantum materials. We are interested in understanding the electronic correlations leading to observation of quantum phases such as topological insulators, Weyl semimetals, and intrinsic magnetism in materials such as WTe2 and N...
Dr Peter JacobsonSchool of Mathematics and Physics
Assistant Professor Pintu DasDepartment of Physics
Quest for Polymer-electrolytes to Enable Interfacial Stability in Room-temperature Sodium-Sulfur Battery
In the era of rapid technological development, increasing energy demand have led us to pursue alternative energy storage systems that must fulfil rigorous requirements like cost-effectiveness and high storage capacities. To minimize our reliance on Li based battery technologies, sodium-based batteri...
Professor George ZhaoSchool of Chemical Engineering
Assistant Professor Vipin KUmarCentre for Energy Studies
Biochemical and molecular characterization of Cytochrome P450 (CYPs) from extremophilic sources and their biotechnological applications
Cytochrome P450 enzymes (CYPs) are heme-containing monooxygenases, broadly distributed among living organisms, which play crucial roles in natural product biosynthesis e.g. steroids and the degradation of xenobiotics e.g. drug metabolism. P450s are considered amongst the most versatile biocatalysts ...
Professor James De VossSchool of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
Professor Sunil KhareDepartment of Chemistry
Reducing human-wildlife conflict in natural, agricultural and urban landscapes across boundaries
The project aims are to examine how cross-boundary collaboration can impact conservation, especially of large wildlife in agricultural and natural areas, and can help mitigate human-wildlife conflict. The project will study large threatened native mammals in the Indian sub-continent, which cross bor...
Professor Salit KarkSchool of Biological Sciences
Dr Ajay SainiCentre for Rural Development and Technology
Nanomedicine and Gene Therapy to Treat Glioblastoma
Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most common & aggressive brain tumor having dismal prognosis. Patients diagnosed with the disease have a median survival of about 15 months only. Current mode of therapy is limited to surgical removal of the tumor and routine chemo/radiotherapy. However, emergence of chemo/...
Dr Amirali PopatSchool of Pharmacy
Assistant Professor Ritu KulshreshthaDepartment of Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology
Multi time scale wind speed forecasting
Renewable energy sources are intermittent sources of power and are highly dependent on weather and climatic conditions. Variations in power generation poses multiple operating constraints like requiring primary and spinning reserves, complicated power production planning, and balancing power etc. It...
Professor Tapan SahaSchool of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
Professor B.K PanigrahiDepartment of Electrical Engineering
Modelling and fabrication of optimal fiber-based filter for effective air-borne fine-particle capture
Air pollution is a major medical hazard, and among the world’s most populous countries, the largest increase in the number of pollution-related deaths was seen in India. Capturing of ultra-fine particles is the most challenging. High efficiency particulate air and ultra-low penetration air filters...
Dr Christopher LeonardiSchool of Mechanical and Mining Engineering
Assistant Professor Bahni RayDepartment of Mechanical Engineering
Advanced Optimal Robust Control Methodology for Spacecraft Systems
This work proposes the design of an optimal sliding mode control (SMC) for a nonlinear & coupled dynamics of spacecraft based on the Legendre pseudospectral method (PSM). In recent times, PSM, a numerical optimal control method, has become popular owing to its fast convergence and ease in handling o...
Dr Erkan KayacanSchool of Mechanical and Mining Engineering
Associate Professor Mashuq un NabiDepartment of Electrical Engineering
Surface modification of biodegradable scaffolds for bone tissue engineering application
Modified polymer surfaces are gaining huge significance in various fields with wide applications in the biomedical industry. The surface modification on polymers can be achieved by various methods like exuberant physical method, self-organization and self-assembly and chemical functionalization of t...
Dr Mingyuan LuSchool of Mechanical and Mining Engineering
Associate Professor Jayati SarkarDepartment of Chemical Engineering
Quantifying the mechanical properties of myocardium in cases of heart failure by preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF)
Preserved Ejection Fraction (pEF) is a condition in which the heart’s ability to pump blood throughout the body is reduced. It is characterised by a stiffening of the myocardium (cardiac tissue), leading to the heart not relaxing to its full size before contracting for the next heartbeat. This res...