Examining the social acceptance of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) projects in India
The Indian government has set ambitious targets for renewable energy expansion (175 GW by 2022) to decarbonise the national energy mix. Solar energy forms the core of India's renewable energy plans. While most focus in India so far has remained on solar PV, the pace of development and commissioning ...
Dr Vigya SharmaSustainable Minerals Institute
Associate professor Upasna SharmaSchool of Public Policy
Health benefits of air pollution mitigation: A comparative assessment of policies for high (India) and low (Australia) exposure regions
Air pollution is the leading environmental cause of mortality and morbidity in the world. Despite significant progress in air pollution epidemiology, uncertainty in estimating the burden remains large, especially in data poor countries like India. Moreover, whether the relative burden of PM2.5 expos...
Associate professor Luke KnibbsSchool of Public Health
Dr Sagnik DeyCentre for Atmospheric Sciences
Rational Design of highly efficient solar light driven photocatalysts for CO2 conversion to fuels
The greenhouse effect and global warming are the most important issue facing the present day. A number of initiatives are trying to come up with a way to decrease emissions of greenhouse gases. CO2 is a major greenhouse gas which causes global environmental problems. Carbon dioxide's radiative forci...
Professor George ZhaoSchool of Chemical Engineering
Professor Sreedevi UpadhyayulaDepartment of Chemical Engineering
Transitioning to integrated continuous downstream bioprocess for vaccine manufacturing
Advances in the field of vaccines have transformed the prevention of many health conditions and helped in improving quality of life. For example, HPV vaccines such as Gradasil® (Merck & Co) has reduced the probability of precancerous abnormalities by 34% in young adults (20-24 years). However, the ...
Professor Linda LuaUQ Protein Expression Facility
Professor Anurag RathoreDepartment of Chemical Engineering
Terahertz Spectroscopy and Imaging in Quantitative Assessment of Plant Hydration Towards Implementing Optimized Irrigation Management in Australia and India
UN World Water Development Report predicts an increase in water demand in agricultural sector by 70-90% without improved methods to satisfy the basic feeding demand of the growing world population. Moreover, global climate change is causing steep rise in temperatures, increased temperature variabili...
Professor Aleksandar RakicSchool of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
Professor Amartya SenguptaDepartment of Physics
Life-Cycle Risk Assessment of RC Structures under Earthquake and Fire
Fragility and risk assessments of reinforced concrete (RC) structures against various design loads and their combinations is required to be conducted for evaluating structural vulnerability. This is typically done at the design stage. However, during the service (design) life of a civil engineering ...
Dr David LangeSchool of Civil Engineering
Professor Vasant MatsagarDepartment of Civil Engineering
Catalytic Conversion of Sugarcane Bagasse into Aromatics and High-Value Platform Chemicals
Biomass offers considerable advantages in the form of bioenergy over conventional fossil fuels. It may be attributed to its renewability and carbon neutrality that makes it a source of cleaner fuel and high-value chemicals. However, it is worth noticing that majority of high-efficiency processes rep...
Professor Robert HenryQueensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI)
Professor K.K. PantDepartment of Chemical Engineering
Designing functionalised sweetmeat through 3D food printing
India is the largest producer of milk in the world with milk and milk products being an integral part of Indian diet and culture. About 50-55% of milk produced in India is converted into a variety of milk products through processes such as heat-desiccation, heat-acid coagulation and fermentation. He...
Dr Sangeeta PrakashSchool of Agriculture & Food Sciences
Associate professor Jatindra K SahuCentre for Rural Development and Technology
Student Classroom Behavioural Issues in India and a Digital health Behaviour Management Intervention for Teachers
Rationale Recent education policy in India (2013) has focussed on increasing education participation by students from rural and disadvantaged areas. Misbehaviour affects learning, and unclear prevalence of misbehaviours brings concerns about training rural teachers to manage these misbehaviours. Epi...
Dr Matthew BamblingCentre for Digital Health
Professor Purnima SinghDepartment of Humanities & Social Sciences
Flexibility Assessment and Strengthening of existing conventional power grids for large-scale renewable energy integration Theoretical/ Modelling based research.
Power system security is adversely affected by intermittent wind and the variability of solar PV based generation. High penetration of wind and solar can affect three types of stabilities, which need to be comprehensively studied to ensure a secure and highly reliable power system. The figure below ...