Research Themes


The IITB-Monash Research Academy is addressing the growing need for multidisciplinary research and is finding innovative solutions to research questions across eight specialist areas of growing global significance.

Advanced Computational Engineering, Simulation and Manufacture


Advanced computational engineering lies at the heart of the development of a new design or the analysis of a new product, process, or technology.
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Infrastructure Engineering


Bad design, corrosion and infrastructure bottlenecks can significantly impact infrastructure safety as well as the growth and competitiveness in industry sectors.
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Clean Energy


Securing a cheap energy supply and minimizing adverse environmental impact is high on the agenda of governments around the world. Energy is fundamental to economic development, social well-being and national security.
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Water


Sustainable management of water resources is a critical issue worldwide. The long-term problem of increasingly strained water resources is growing.
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Nanotechnology


Leading knowledge-based nations see nanotechnology as a core driver for future economic growth and sustainable competitive advantage.
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Biotechnology and Stem Cell Research


IIT Bombay and Monash University both have an exceptional record of excellence in biotechnology and stem cell research.
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Humanities and Social Sciences


The Academy is very pleased to now offer PhD places in the Humanities and Social Sciences areas. This is a new area and further clustering around this theme will develop as it grows in the near future
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Design


The Academy is very pleased to now offer PhD program in the Design theme. The design cluster focuses on topics such as Industrial design, communication design, interaction design, animation, mobility and vehicle design.
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