Prashant Gupta


Prashant Gupta

Prashant Gupta completed his Masters in Chemical Engineering from Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai. During his Masters tenure, he published two papers in IERC on his work done and was also a gold medallist for being the topper from the institute. His thesis titled “Development of Rational Correlations for Reactor Design” included developing correlations for estimating gas holdup, volumetric mass transfer coefficient and interfacial area for designing gas liquid phase reactors. The development made use of MATLAB based support vector regression techniques.
Currently, he is employed with Tata Power and during his stint at Tata Power, has published two patents on coal drying and reformer for producing hydrogen. His area of interest is in developing a multi fuel reformer for fuel cell applications. He is currently pursuing his PhD in IITB-Monash Research Academy under the guidance of Mr. P.C. Ghose, Manaswita Bose, S. Srinivas from IITB and Mr. Akshat Tanksale from Monash University. He will also be guided by Tata Power in integrating the reformer with fuel cells.
His doctoral research will be broadly classified on “Development of flexible reformer based fuel cell technology for small scale power generation”. He loves sports and excels in Table Tennis, Football and Cricket.


Link to student’s project: IMURA0646


Nithypriya.B


Nithypriya.B

Nithypriya.B completed her B.E in Civil Engineering from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore in May 2014. She did her final year project on ‘Utilisation of recycled carpet wastes as soil reinforcement’ in Deakin University, Waurnponds, Australia. She was awarded the overall Best Outgoing Student (KOORATHALAWAR) award of PSG Tech for the academic year 2010-2014. She completed her M.Tech in Remote Sensing and GIS from National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK), Surathkal in July 2016. Her master’s research work is in ‘Coastal inundation study using Support Vector Machine in Remote Sensing’, under the guidance of Dr.G.S.Dwarakish, Professor & Head, Department of Applied Mechanics and Hydraulics. The project deals about the vulnerability and adaptive capacity of the coastal ecosystem to sea level rise which is the outcome of change in climate. Soft computing algorithm named Support Vector Machine (SVM) has been used effectively in this study. She have undergone a summer internship programme in Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), Dehradun and worked on ‘Annual and Seasonal variation of Aerosol Index over Indian Region using Aura – Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) data’. During her Master’s, she participated in many National & International conferences and have five papers to her credit and one journal paper is under revision to be published in Journal of Ocean Engineering and Science (JOES), Elsevier Publication. Her research interests includes: Optical & Microwave Remote Sensing, Soft Computing Techniques, Image Processing and Geographical Information System (GIS). At IITB-Monash Research academy she will be working under the guidance of Dr. Y.S.Rao (IITB) and Dr. Jeff walker (Monash University) under the area of ‘Soil moisture mapping and validation using EOS data’. Her interests are travelling, listening to songs, gardening and interacting with new people.


Link to student’s project: IMURA0466


Mohit Singh Choudhary


Mohit Singh Choudhary

Mohit had completed his B.E. in Electronics and Communication Engineering from IIST Indore affiliated to RGPV Bhopal in the year 2013. After that, he worked as Lecturer for about nine months at SGSITS Indore. Then in 2014 he joined IIT Indore to complete his masters. During his masters, he worked on the thesis titled “Current Mode Logic based Asynchronous SerDes Transceivers,” under the guidance of Dr. S.K. Vishvakarma. His paper has been published in IEEE VLSI Circuit and System Letters. He has strong interest towards VLSI circuit design and simulations. To continue his thrust for research, he joins IITB-Monash Academy in the year 2016 to persue his Ph.D. At IITB he is working with Prof. Maryam Shojaei Barghini (IITB) and Prof. Jean-Michel Redouté (Monash University).


Link to student’s project: IMURA0647


Madhurima Barman


Madhurima Barman

Madhurima completed her M Tech and B Tech in Ceramic Technology from the Government College of Engineering and Ceramic Technology (West Bengal University of Technology), Kolkata. After completing B Tech, she had worked in Aditya Birla Insulators, Kolkata, as graduate engineer; and after M Tech she had worked in CSIR – Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute (CGCRI), Kolkata, as Senior Project fellow and later (i.e. before joining the academy) in IIT Bombay as Project Research Associate. During these tenures, she gained considerable research experiences on aspects related to materials for electrochemical energy conversion/storage and electro-catalysis; which form her current research interests. She is presently pursuing her PhD on “Electrochemical Reduction of Carbon dioxide on transition metal oxide catalyst” under the joint supervision of Prof Arindam Sarkar (IIT Bombay) and Prof Jie Zhang (Monash University). She likes reading scientific journals, novels, listening to music and travelling.


Link to student’s project: IMURA0620


Kiran Kumari


Kiran Kumari

Kiran kumari has done her B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering from BIT Sindri, Dhanbad in 2014. She has done her M.Tech. in Chemical Engineering with PG-Scholarship from MHRD from IIT(ISM), Dhanbad in 2016. She carried out her M.Tech project in CSIR-NML, Jamshedpur on “Studies on Desulphurisation of Coal of Different Origin”. While in her masters she was highly inclined for higher studies and soon after her M.Tech she joined the IITB-Monash Research Academy for PhD. At the academy she would be working for project titled “Computing the dynamics of Chromatin folding” under the supervision of Prof. Ravi Jagadeeshan (Monash University) and Prof. Ranjith Padinhateeri (IIT Bombay). Her hobbies include playing Badminton.


Link to student’s project: IMURA0631


Karuna Veeramani


Karuna Veeramani

Ms. Karuna Veeramani did her Bachelors in Pharmaceutical Sciences (B. Pharm) from Bharati Vidyapeeth’s College of Pharmacy, Navi Mumbai. As a part of the curriculum, she underwent in-plant training in Flamingo Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Rabale, Navi Mumbai for a period of one month. She further went on to pursue her Masters in Pharmaceutical Sciences (M. S. Pharm) in the department of Medicinal Chemistry in National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) Hyderabad. As a part of her dissertation work, she worked on 2 projects; one of which was the synthesis and applications of a novel metal copper-iodine disalt catalyst for which she was the second author for that particular research work published in the reputed Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)’s Journal of Green Chemistry with an impact factor of 8.02, entitled “Microwave-assisted direct oxidative synthesis of ?-ketoamides from aryl methyl ketones and amines by a water soluble Cu(I)-complex”. The other project that she completed was research on combined hybrid analogs of ?-carbolines and 1,2,3-triazoles titled “Design, Synthesis and Anticancer Evaluation of 1, 2, 3-Triazolo-tetrahydro-?-carboline Derivatives via Three-Component ‘Click’ Reaction,” where the above synthesized novel catalyst was used to catalyze the Click Reaction in the process of designing, synthesizing and evaluating novel molecules for anticancer activity. She has tremendous interest in Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) too and has done a one month online correspondence course on the same from the World Intellectual Property Rights (WIPO) Academy. Her areas of research interest are Organic chemistry, Materials Science and Nanotechnology. Her hobbies include writing (poems, novels, and short stories), painting and other similar arts, music and dance. She has participated and won many State Level Quiz Competitions, Essay Competitions, Elocution Competitions, Poster Presentations and Paper Presentations organized by IPA (Indian Pharmaceutical Association), IES-MCRC (Indian Education Society’s Management College and Research Centre), SRCM and UNIC, etc.; and also attended various National and International level Conferences. She is currently enrolled in the IITB-Monash Research Academy where she would be pursuing research on the project entitled “Design, Synthesis and Applications of Novel Heterogenous Catalysts in Continuous Flow Synthesis,” under Prof. Anil Kumar (IIT-Bombay) and Prof. Neil Cameron (Monash university).


Link to student’s project: IMURA0616


Kailasham Ramalingam



Kailasham Ramalingam

Kailasham Ramalingam completed his B.Tech in Chemical engineering from SVNIT, Surat with a silver medal for securing the second highest GPA in the department and a gold medal for his goal-keeping performance in Spardha 2013 (an all-India Sports festival ). He went on to do an MS in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was attracted to the field of numerical methods and simulations for solving chemical engineering problems. He later completed a six-month internship at an IIT-Bombay incubated startup that makes biomass gasifiers. At the IITB-Monash Research Academy, he will be working with Dr. Rajarshi Chakrabarti and Dr. Ravi Jagadeeshan to do computational studies on polymers in the semi-dilute regime.


Link to student’s project: IMURA0471


Giri Yellalacheruvu



Giri Yellalacheruvu

This is Giri Yellalacheruvu, I have studied MSc(Tech)Geophysics at Andhra University, Visakhapatnam . Subsequently I joined as a Project Research Assistant in Earth Science Department, IIT Bombay under the supervision of Prof .Radhakrishna M.
Present I am working in the project
Project Title: Geophysical signatures of craton-mobile belt interactions: additional constraints of Indias position in Rodinia Supercontinent.
Under the supervision of Prof. M Radhakrishna, Prof. T K Biswal , Dept of Earth Science IIT B and Prof. Peter Betts Monash University.
I served as a Vise president and subsequent President for the Society of Exploration Geophysicist (SEG) Student Chapter Andhra University during Post graduation. I have very much interest towards social charity activities also I am expert in swimming.


Link to student’s project: IMURA0464


Chitaranjan Phurailatpam


Chitaranjan Phurailatpam

Chitaranjan completed his MSc Engineering in ‘Energy and Power Systems’ from the University of Liverpool, UK in 2013. He also holds a B.Tech. Degree in Electrical Engineering from Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur, India. His research interest lies in the area of distributed renewable generations and its integration to the power system networks. His MSc thesis focuses on the intelligent use of energy storage devices for a better control of microgrids. After his MSc, he had also worked as a research fellow at the Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, India on project topic ‘Smart Multi-Terminal DC microgrids for autonomous Zero-Net Energy Buildings’. Chitaranjan is also a recipient of the British Council’s Jubilee Scholarship which provided a full funding for his masters study. His hobbies include photography, cooking and travelling.


Link to student’s project: IMURA0609


Chaitanya V


Chaitanya V

Chaitanya V completed his B.E. in mechanical Engineering (marine) from Andhra University Faculty of Engineering and was awarded gold medal for his academic excellence. From there he went on to pursue his masters in mechanical systems design (mechanical Department) at IIT, Kharagpur. As a part of his masters he worked on dissertation entitled “Analysis of Truncated Dry contacts” which gives a novel method to understand singularities in contact analysis. After completing his M.Tech, he joined GE, Bangalore as a design engineer and worked for the various departments of gas turbine components. Teaching has been an important part of his experience all the while. He worked as an ad hoc faculty in various academic institutes like NIT Trichy. Currently, he joined IITB-Monash Research Academy to work on the project ‘Numerical Simulation of Selective Laser Melting’, under the guidance of Prof Ramesh Singh (IIT Bombay) and Prof Wenyi Yan (Monash University).


Link to student’s project: IMURA0487