Water


Research Projects

Research will be conducted in a team-based approach. Research in The Academy will be truly multi-disciplinary which will allow discoveries to be made at the interface of disciplines.

The Academy’s intention is to organise research into classes of problems that seeks to address a key research-theme or sector-goal.

Eight key research themes have been identified:

Research Themes Project Number Monash University Supervisor IIT-Bombay Supervisor Project Title Project Status
Advanced Computational Engineering, Simulation and Manufacture
Water
IMURA0108 Ana Deletic
David McCarthy
Subimal Ghosh Development and testing of stormwater quantity and quality models based on radar
rainfall data
Candidate Required
Advanced Computational Engineering, Simulation and Manufacture
Water
IMURA0109 Ana Deletic
David McCarthy
Eldho T. Iype Assessing total error in stormwater
treatment models.
Candidate Required
Advanced Computational Engineering, Simulation and Manufacture
Infrastructure Engineering
IMURA0120 Jayantha Kodikara Pradipta Banerji
Sauvik Banerjee
Fuzzy logic-based failure prediction model for water distribution pipes Candidate Required
Water IMURA0152 Ana Deletic
David McCarthy
Eldho.T Iype Uncertainties in hydrological data and models for river catchments in
monsoon regions.
Candidate Required
Water IMURA0154 Ana Deletic
Edoardo Daly
Subhankar Karmakar Physico-chemical Process Modeling of Biofiltration Systems Candidate Required
Infrastructure Engineering IMURA0227 Alan Chaffee
Prabhakar RanganathanAlso includes external supervisor from Orica
Asim Tiwari

Also includes external supervisor from Orica

Modelling Investigations of Surface Forces in Water-in-Oil Emulsion Contact with Minerals Candidate Required
Water IMURA0386 Gavin Mudd Sumathi Suresh Chemical and Biological Remediation Methods for Coal Acidic Mine
Drainages (CAMDs)
Candidate Required
Advanced Computational Engineering, Simulation and Manufacture
Water
IMURA0261 Shonali Krishnaswamy
Terence Chan
Ganesh Ramakrishnan Data Mining to Improve Water
Management
Candidate Required
Advanced computational engineering, Water IMURA0349 Mohan Yellishetty A.K.Dikshit Geospatial monitoring of opencast mines waste dumps to predict the
soil erosion rates and evaluate the associated environmental effects.
Candidate Required
Water IMURA0488 Steven Siems
Co-Supervisor: Michael Manton
Arpita Mondal
Co-Supervisor: Subimal Ghosh
Hybrid Downscaling of Orographic Precipitation Candidate Required
Advanced computational engineering, simulation and manufacture, Water IMURA0607 Prof. Ranjith Pathegama Gamage Prof. Manasa Ranjan Behera Computational Modelling of Multiphase Flow in Coastal and Deep Sea
Reservoirs
Candidate Required
Clean Energy, Nanotechnology IMURA0642 Akshat Tanksale
Co-supervisor: Xiwang Zhang
Aswani Yella Photoelectrochemical water splitting
using monolithic photoanode/high photovoltage perovskite solar cell
tandem devices
Candidate Required
Advanced Computational Engineering, Simulation and Manufacture
Infrastructure Engineering
Water
IMURA0681 Edoardo Daly,
Mahesh Prakash (CSIRO)
Subhankar Karmakar Evaluation of adaptation to climate change in coastal cities Candidate Required
Advanced Computational Engineering, Simulation and Manufacture, Water IMURA0725 Murray Rudman Shivasubramanian Gopalakrishnan
Also includes external supervisors fro Data61
Improved techniques for high resolution urban flood modelling Candidate Required
Advanced Computational Engineering, Simulation and Manufacture, Water IMURA0726 Christoph Rudiger
Monash Co Supervisor: Ha Bui
RAAJ.Ramsankaran
Also includes external supervisors from Data61
Application of model data fusion techniques for natural hazards
modelling and analytics in developing countries especially in the
Indian Sub-continent.
Candidate Required
Water IMURA0777 Jeff Walker J. INDU Towards Assimilation of SMAP and SMOS soil moisture and brightness
temperature into a land surface model
Candidate Required
Water IMURA0775 Boon Mian Teo Shobha Shukla
IITB Co-supervisor: Sumit Saxena
Graphene & ultrasound based combinatorial approach for <span
style=”color: blue;”>water purification
Candidate Required
Advanced computational engineering, simulation and manufacture, Water IMURA0769 Marc Parlange Basudev Biswal Understanding water-energy
interactions and hydrologic partitioning in natural river basins
Candidate Required
Infrastructure Engineering, Clean Energy, Water IMURA0350 Mohan Yellishetty
also includes an external supervisor from JSW also
A.K.Dikshit Building Artificial Soils from Industrial Waste Products for Mine
Rehabilitation
Candidate Allotted
Shashibhushan Biliangadi
Water, Biotechnology and Stem Cell Research IMURA0449 Santosh Panjikar Ruchi Anand Structural characterisation of enzymes for biotechnological
application in microbial degradation of water pollutants
Candidate Allotted
Sukritee Bhaskar
Advanced Computational Engineering, Simulation and Manufacture, Infrastructure Engineering, Water, Nanotechnology IMURA0656 Amin Heidarpour Manasa Ranjan Behera Design load estimation due to debris flow during tsunami Candidate Allotted
Aditya Gupta
Water IMURA0483 Dr. Christoph Rùdiger Professor Gulab Singh, Co- Supervisor Professor Avik Bhattacharya Monitoring Snow Water Equivalent in
the Indian Himalayas
Candidate Allotted
Akshay Patil
Infrastructure Engineering
Clean Energy
IMURA0074 Ranjith Pathegama
Also includes an external supervisor from BHPB
D.N. Singh
Also includes an external supervisor from BHPB
Investigation of permeability of fractured,steep and deep rock
slopes with high groundwater
pressures
Student completed
Kunal Kumar Singh
Water IMURA0101 Edoardo Daly Subimal Ghosh Impacts of Climate Variability and Climate Change on <span
style=”color: blue;”>Water Availability for Vegetation at a
River Basin Scale.
Candidate Allotted
Murari Kamal
Infrastructure Engineering
Water
IMURA0064 Abdelmalek Bouazza B.V.S. Viswanadham Hydro-Mechanical Behaviour of Geosynthetic Clay Liners in Landfill
Capping Systems
Candidate Allotted
Neeraja V.S.
Water IMURA0603 Jeffrey Walker J. Adinarayana A system approach model for Citrus crop growth prediction using ground
and remote sensing based information and data assimilation techniques
Candidate Allotted
Rahul Raj
Water IMURA0293 Santosh Panjikar Ruchi Anand Structural characterization of a regulatory protein useful in
developing Biosensors for water
purification system
Candidate Allotted
Shamayeeta Ray
Water IMURA0256 Christian Rau
Terence Chan
Also includes an external supervisor from TCS
Subhankar Karmakar
Also includes an external supervisor from TCS
Using GIS and other methods to understand and quantify the
vulnerability of a megacity like Mumbai to floods
Candidate Allotted
Sherly M A
Advanced computational engineering, simulation and manufacture and Water IMURA0467 Jonathan M Keith Siuli Mukhopadhyay Designs for spatial and temporo-spatial models Candidate Allotted
Subhadra Dasgupta
Infrastructure Engineering
Clean Energy
IMURA0222 Andrew Hoadley
Also includes an external supervisor from ORICA
Anuradda Ganesh
Santanu Bhandopadhyay
Also includes an external supervisor from ORICA
Techno-economic evaluations of solar (or other advanced technologies)
for splitting water for hydrogen and
oxygen feedstock to ammonia and nitric acid production
Candidate Allotted
Sonal Thengane
Infrastructure Engineering,Clean Energy,Water IMURA0348 Mohan Yellishetty T.N.Singh Fly ash utilisation in haul road construction in open cast coal mines:
A geo environmental and hydrogeological investigation
Candidate Allotted
Tushar Gupta
Water IMURA0665 Christoph Rùdiger Arpita Mondal Droughts in a changing climate: an integrated multivariate approach Candidate Alloted
Pallavi Goswami
Water IMURA0746 Steven Siems Arpita Mondal
IITB Co-supervisor: Subimal Ghosh
Extreme rainfall and the role of orography Candidate Alloted
Suma Bhanu Battula
Advanced computational engineering, simulation and manufacture and Water. IMURA0351 Prof. Jeffrey Walker Dr. RAAJ. Ramsankaran Distributed hydrological modelling of murray darling basin through
assimilation of remotely sensed datasets.
Candidate Allotted
Antara Dasgupta
Water IMURA0351(A) Jeffrey Walker RAAJ. Ramsankaran Modelling Glacier Stored Volume in Eastern Himalayas using Remote
sensing Datasets
Candidate Allotted
Sangita
Advanced computational engineering, simulation and manufacture,Clean Energy,Water and Nanotechnology IMURA0468 Main Supervisor: Associate Professor Xiwang Zhang ,Co- Supervisor: Dr Gita Pendharkar Main Supervisor: Siddhartha Prakash Duttagupta, Co- Supervisor: Arindam Sarkar,Sanjay Mahajani Artifical Leaf for Hydrogen Generation from Waste water Candidate Allotted
Uzma Bano Memon
Advanced Computational Engineering, Simulation and Manufacture
Infrastructure Engineering
Water
IMURA0060 Ranjith Pathegama Gamage Jeffrey Walker Numerical investigation of the integrity of the caprock behaviour of
saline aquifers: CO2 sequestration
Candidate Alloted
Dinesh Panneerselvam
Water IMURA0814 Prof Mike Grace Prof Shobha Shukla Nanomaterials & ecosystems: Potential effect and involved processes Candidate Required
Water IMURA0825 Prof. Marc Parlange Prof. Basudev Biswal, Co-supervisor: Prof. Subimal Ghosh Effect of global warming on precipitation extremes in India: Adding physics to the analysis Candidate Required