Anup Kumar Shahi


Anup Kumar Shahi

Anup Kumar Shahi has completed his B.Sc. from MMM PG College Bhatpar Rani (Gorakhpur University). He received his Master degree (M.Sc.) from IIT Bombay in Applied Geophysics in the year 2013. He secured All India Rank-23 in IIT-JAM 2011 in Geophysics and AIR-21 in ISM Dhanbad Entrance Exam for Physics. He did his M.Sc. dissertation, “Strata behavior due to the exploitation of hydrocarbon in the sedimentary basin “, under the supervision of Prof. T. N. Singh. During 2013-16 at IITB, He has worked on the various project related to Subsurface Geophysical Imaging and Soil Geomechanics like Crosshole Seismic, Electrical Resistivity Survey and Liquefaction Potential of Soil for organization like NPCIL, DRDO and MMRDA. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in IITB-Monash Research Academy under the guidance of Prof. Kumar Hemant Singh (IITB) Prof. T.N Singh (IITB) and Prof. Ranjith Pathegama (Monash University). His research topic is “Study of Gas hydrates using effective medium theory and rock physics modeling”. Apart from studies, he is interested in playing football.


Link to student’s project: IMURA0673 (5)


Sourabh Mehta


Sourabh Mehta
Sourabh Mehta completed his M.Phil. in Nanosciences and Nanotechnology, from National Centre for Nanosciences and Nanotechnology, University of Mumbai and Masters in Biotechnology from Modern College, Shivaji Nagar,Pune affiliated to University of Pune. During M.Phil, he worked on the biosynthesis of metallic nanoparticles and paper based microfluidic device fabrication. As an outcome of M.Phil research project, he has obtained two patents and published research articles in international peer reviewed journals. Sourabh has one year experience being research assistant at National Centre for Nanosciences and Nanotechnology funded by Pharmaceutical Company. Additionally, he had worked as an Associate Engineer (Biotechnology) at Symphony-teleca corp. Pvt.Ltd. from 2011-2013. Apart from academics, Sourabh is a mobile short film maker. His short films were screened at different short film international festivals and also have won first prize for few productions. He has keen interest in writing short stories, drama plays as well in his free time.
At the academy he will be working on the project entitled “Smart nanoparticles for detection of vulnerable Atherosclerotic plaques and their therapeutic stabilization” under the guidance of Prof. Rinti Banerjee (IIT-Bombay), and Prof. Karlheinz Peter, Prof. Alex Bobik (Monash University).
Link to student’s project: IMURA0678 (6)

Sreenidhi K.S


Sreenidhi K.S
Sreenidhi completed her Masters in Marine Geophysics from Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), Kerala, in 2016 with University first rank and Bachelor’s degree in Physics from MES Ponnani college, Kerala, (affiliated to University of Calicut). She has undergone her master’s dissertation on ‘Crustal Thickness Estimation of Indian Ocean Ridges around Rodriguez Triple Junction using RMBA and Direct Inversion’ at National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research, Goa under the guidance of Dr. John Kurian P. She has qualified Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2016 in Geophysics during her Masters. She has also participated in several National Seminars, Symposia etc. Immediately after Masters, she has joined Ph.D. Program full steam ahead at IITB-Monash Research academy. At the academy , she is working on the project entitled ‘A Thermo-mechanical Study of the southern Red Sea – Afar Triple Junction region: Implications on the Rift Evolution ‘ (IMURA0484 (5)) under the supervision of Prof. M Radhakrishna (IITB) and Prof. Peter Betts (Monash).

Link to student’s project: IMURA0484 (5)

Rahul Raj


Rahul Raj
Rahul Raj is basically an electronics engineer. After completing his B.E. from University of Pune he chose to go for interdisciplinary study and joined IIT Bombay to do his M.Tech in “Technology and Development”. During his M.Tech, he intensively worked on Remote sensing using drone and precision agriculture. His M.Tech Thesis is on “Evaluation of UAV-based high resolution and satellite-based medium resolution canopy images with ground based measurement to estimate LAI”. In the Academy, he is working on “A system approach model for Citrus crop growth prediction using ground and remote sensing based information and data assimilation techniques”. He has a unique experience of 10-week village stay (Karsul, Pimpalgaon, Nashik) for a project on agricultural feeder loss analysis. He also likes to write blogs and poems. He involves himself in social work and has a passion for teaching.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0603

Pragati Dubey


Pragati Dubey

Pragati completed her Bachelor’s in Sociology from Presidency College Calcutta in 2013 and Master’s in Sociology from Presidency University Calcutta in 2015. She qualified UGC NET December 2014 slot while she was pursuing her Post graduation. Recently her article named “Eunuchs, Women and Religion” was published in one of the International Multidisciplinary Research Journal. Her research interests include Gender Studies, Kinship and Anthropology of Religion. Pragati has joined the Joint PhD program at IITB-Monash Research Academy to work on the project “Exploring Gender and Ethnic Dimensions of Malnutrition”. She will be working with Prof. D. Parthasarathy (IITB), Prof. Dharma Arunachalam (Monash University) and Prof. Swati Parashar (Monash University) during her PhD research.
Her hobbies include cooking and playing badminton.


Link to student’s project: HSS0645 (8)


P R Kamal Prakash Nair


P R Kamal Prakash Nair

Kamal did his B.E. (Hons) from the Birla Institute of Technological Sciences, Pilani in the field of Biotechnology. Since then, he has obtained two Master’s degrees: The first from Glasgow Caledonian University in the field of Clinical Microbiology, and the second from the University of Goettingen in Microbiology and Biochemistry. During the course of his higher studies, he also qualified in several national level entrance examinations, such as: GATE Biotechnology (2011 – AIR: 151), GATE Life Sciences (2013 – AIR: 562), CSIR-UGC NET (2013 – JRF AIR: 67) and ICMR (2016 – AIR: 01), along with a (308/340) in GRE (2011).
He is currently enrolled at the IITb-Monash Academy for the project titled “Exploring the adhesive property of sickle cell for improved diagnosis” under the supervision of Prof. Debjani Paul (IIT Bombay) and Prof. Tuncay Alan (Monash University). Given that his primary goal is to understand the dynamics of the human body and its maladies, his areas of interest include clinical sciences, and medical diagnostics. Apart from that, he is interested in playing badminton, reading astronomy, and inquiries into the paranormal.


Link to student’s project: IMURA0679 (6)


Neeraja V. S


Neeraja V. S

Neeraja completed her B.Tech. in Civil Engineering from College of Engineering, Trivandrum (affiliated to University of Kerala) in 2009 and M.Tech. with specialization in Geotechnical Engineering from IIT Kanpur in the year 2011. Her master’s thesis was on the ‘Upper bound limit analysis of unreinforced and reinforced soil beds’. She has worked in industry for about one year, thereafter joined IISc, Bangalore as a Research Assistant and worked there for about one year. At IISc, she worked on research projects on modelling of fiber reinforced soils, leading to two international journal publications based on the work. For the past 3.5 years, she has been working as an Assistant Professor at Marian Engineering College, Trivandrum. As part of advancing her academic career, she has joined the PhD program at IITB-Monash Research Academy. At the Academy, she would be working on the project titled ‘Hydro-Mechanical Behaviour of Geosynthetic Clay Liners in Landfill Capping Systems’ under the supervision of Prof. B.V.S. Viswanadham (IIT Bombay) and Prof. Abdelmalek Bouazza (Monash University).


Link to student’s project: IMURA0064 (5)


Manasi Prashant Kane


Manasi Prashant Kane

Manasi graduated from BITS Pilani, K.K. Birla Goa Campus in 2016 with a B.E. in Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering and an MSc. in Biological Sciences under the dual degree scheme. As a part of her thesis at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne she developed a computational model of the cervical spinal cord of the Rhesus Macaques as a test base for electrical epidural spinal cord stimulation. At the IITB-Monash Research Academy, she will be working on the project ‘Wearable electrophysiological sensing devices for health monitoring’ under the supervision of Prof. Wenlong Cheng (Monash University) and Prof. Dipti Gupta (IIT Bombay). Her interests include reading, dancing, history, photography and listening to music.


Link to student’s project: IMURA0675 (1)


AlhadParashtekar


Alhad Parashtekar
After completing his BE from University of Pune in Mechanical Engineering, he joined Thermax Ltd. At Thermax Ltd, he worked on Fuel Cells for a year. Then, he completed his M-Tech from IIT Kanpur in Materials Science. At IIT Bombay-Monash academy he would investigate segregation tendencies in nanostructured materials used in energy devices under supervision of Dr SSV Tripathi and Dr Nikhil Medhekar.

Link to student’s project: IMURA0399 (1)