David completed his bachelors in Physics honours from St. Stephens College, University of Delhi. Thereafter, he proceeded with his MTech in Geophysical Technology from IIT Roorkee, His dissertation work was on the topic of “2D Modeling and Inversion of Magnetotelluric Data using Immersed Interface Method”. He has also acquired industry exposure in WesternGeco, Schlumberger for 1.5 years. He is currently pursuing the IITB-Monash joint PhD programme on the topic of “Permeability and strength of methane-hydrate bearing reservoir rocks” under the supervision of Dr. V. Vishal (IITB) and Prof. Ranjith PG (Monash). In his free time, one can often find him playing the guitar in his room or wandering about in search for some great photographs.
Anjana has completed her B. Tech. in Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering from Sree Chitra Thirunal College of Engineering under the University of Kerala in 2016. She will be completing her M. Tech. in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology from Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai in July, 2018. She has secured rank 10 in GATE (Biotechnology) in the year 2017. Her thesis work in B. Tech. tilted ‘A study on the properties of Rice Husk Ash’ was performed under the supervision of Mrs. Gayathri V. and the thesis work in M. Tech. titled ‘Studies on lauryl derivative as an HIV-1 entry inhibitor’ was conducted in collaboration with NIRRH(ICMR), Mumbai under the supervision of Prof. Vandana Patravale. At the academy she would be working on the project titled ‘Role of bacterial sugar-based lipids in mediating membrane-induced cell death’ under the supervision of Prof. Shobhna Kapoor (IIT Bombay) and Prof. Mibel Aguilar (Monash University). Her interests include trekking, apparel designing/modelling and reading.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0785
She completed M. Sc. from Amrita University, Kerala and she won first Rank in the University Examination. She did her M. Sc Project at IIT Bombay under the Guidance of Prof. Debabrata Maiti on the topic “Catalytic palladium nano particle prepared using α-sy nucelin amyloid template”. She cleared the All India Examination GATE – 2018 and CSIR JRF immediately after the completion of course. She joined in IIT B Monash Academy in July 2018 and is working with Prof. Anil Kumar (IIT B) and Prof. Tanja Junkers (Monash University) on “Design, synthesis and application of novel hole transport layers”. Her interest include listening to music, travelling, gardening.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0615
George TS has done his Master’s in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering from NITK Surathkal and has last worked as a Research Associate working on the development of an Intracranial stent at the Sree Chitra Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram. He has around 5 years of experience in the industry and 5 years in academia.
His current area of interest is Additive Manufacturing particularly of metals. At IITB, he can be found working on Additive Manufacturing of Composites under the supervision of Dr. Alankar Alankar in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. In his spare time he likes to catch up on current affairs, trivia and football and is an avid quizzer.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0736
Gokul completed his Masters in Marine Geophysics from Cochin University of Science and Technology(CUSAT), Kerala, in 2017 with University rank and obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Physics from Union Christian College, Kerala (affliated to Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam). He is an Inspire Scholarship for Higher Education holder awarded by the DST, Government of India. He did his master’s dissertation on ‘Studies on GPS measured Surface Kinematic Displacements from the 25th Nepal Earthquake’ under the guidance of Dr. Rajesh S. from Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology. He have 3 conference publications and had participated in various other geophysical training programmes during his masters. Joined the academy in July 2018 and is currently working in the project titled ‘The structure, Rheology and Tectonic Evolution of the lithosphere in the northeast Indian Ocean (IMURA0732)’ under the supervision of Prof. M. Radhakrishna(IITB) and Prof. Peter Betts(Monash). His interests include travelling and photography.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0732
Kushal completed his Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from CET (Govt.) Bhubaneswar (2007-11) and Master’s in Metallurgical Engineering and Material Science from IIT Bombay (2015-17). He has worked for a period of 4.5 years in a heavy steel industry. His industrial experience include hot rolling of steel plates, mechanical machinery maintenance and continuous casting. Before joining IITB-Monash Research Academy he was associated with IIT Bombay as a Jr. Research Fellow for a period of six months working on the mechanical behaviour of perovskite based photovoltaics funded by DST. His Master’s thesis was dedicated to the development of nanostructured steel for high strength and high toughness applications and a section of his thesis has been published in MSEA. He would be working on ‘Microstructure-property relationships of conductive polymers and substrates for organic solar cells’ under the supervision of Prof. Aparna Singh (IIT Bombay) and Dr. Laurence Brassart (Monash University). He enjoys playing cricket and football.”
Link to student’s project: IMURA0718
Mallikarjuna Korrapati obtained his Masters in Mechanical Engineering with specialization in Mechatronics from National Institute Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, Karnataka, and Bachelors in Mechanical engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh. He has communicated three papers in IEEE conference and two papers in springer based conference. His areas of interests include Biosensors, control theory, Teleoperated systems and robotics for biomedical applications. He would be working on a project titled : “Tactile sensor array for biomedical applications ” under the supervision of Prof. Dipti Gupta (IIT Bombay), Prof. Sunita Chauhan and Dr.Gita Pendhakar (Monash University). He enjoys playing badminton and also likes photography and playing Guitar. Interested in talks about mindfulness and spirituality.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0701
Monica Upadhyay has completed her B.Sc. Zoology (H) from University of Delhi and Masters in Biotechnology from Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune. She has also done one year PG Diploma course in Biochemical and Molecular Biology Techniques. She has been involved in various research projects during course work and she was selected for summer research internship by Indian Academy of Sciences (IAS) during M.Sc. After qualifying GATE, DBT JRF and Joint CSIR-UGC NET JRF, She has qualified GRE and TOEFL as well. At IITB-Monash Research Academy, she will be working under the guidance of Dr. Kiran Kondabagil (Supervisor, IIT Bombay), Dr. Sanjeeva Srivastava (Co-Supervisor, IIT Bombay) and Dr. Gregory Moseley (Monash University) on the project titled ‘Finding cues for metabolism inside giant virus particles. Are giant viruses alive?’ Monica likes to participate in various extra-curricular activities. She loves reading and travelling and tries to learn science from day to day experiences.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0787
Pramantha obtained a Master’s and M. Phil degree in English Literature at Jadavpur University, Kolkata. Holding a diploma in Digital Humanities and Cultural Informatics, he worked as a Project Fellow under the ‘UGC-University with Potential for Excellence’ sponsored research program, Soundscapes of Kolkata. The project involved tracing the critical connections between sounds and spaces in a modern urban metropolis and recording narratives of entities within their sonic environments. He also worked as an associate editor of The Confidential Clerk, an international journal published by the Centre for Victorian Studies at Jadavpur University. At IITB-Monash, he plans on working on the history and cultural impact of North Indian Raga music on the public sphere in late colonial Calcutta, under the guidance of Dr Adrian McNeil (Monash) and Dr Suddhaseel Sen (IITB). He is a professional musician and a graded performer at the All India Radio, and his interests include chess, video games, horror movies, and classical music.
Link to student’s project: HSS0759
Rajeshwari is currently pursuing her PhD under the supervision of Dr. Rashmi Gupta (IIT Bombay), Antonio Verdejo-Garcia (Monash University) and Naomi Kakoschke (Monash University) on the project titled “the interactive effect of cognition, emotion, and motivation on behaviour”. She did her post- graduation (M.Sc Clinical Psychology) from Christ University in 2017. Her Masters dissertation was on effectiveness of hippotherapy on sociability aspects of children with autism. After graduating she worked as a special educator at APL Global School, Tamil Nadu, and wrote blogs on relationships and marital issues for askmile.com. Her keen interest in cognition, biological psychology and interactive models to explain behaviors that are applicable in real life drove her towards the project at IITB- Monash Academy. Rajeshwari is passionate about teaching and her other research interests include mind- wandering, sleep, mood disorders, autism, learning and memory. She is a person open to experience, and, can be found in places which reek of humour and good food.
Link to student’s project: HSS0765
Renuka is enrolled in the joint PhD program at IITB Monash Academy in Computer Science & Engineering Department of IIT Bombay. She has completed her Masters (MTech) in Computer Science & Engineering from IIT Roorkee in 2018. She holds a work experience of 2 years as a Systems Engineer at Infosys Technologies Limited, working on Identity Access Management projects. Renuka has pursued her Bachelor’s (BTech) degree in Computer Science & Engineering from Uttar Pradesh Technical University. Renuka will be working in the field of Artificial Intelligence during her doctoral program under the supervision of Prof Rushikesh Joshi, IITB and Prof Nick Birbilis, Monash University.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0792
Sanket completed his B.E. in mechanical engineering from Goa University in 2009, after which he worked for a year as an asst. Prof. (contract) at Padre Conceição College of Engineering Goa, and for three years in Bosch Ltd. as a Sr. Engineer (mechanical design). He then joined Industrial Design Centre (IDC), IIT Bombay for his M.Des in Industrial design (2014-16), where he designed a ‘surgeon friendly laparoscopic device for electrosurgery procedures’ as his final thesis. For the Past two years he worked as a Project Research Associate at IDC, IIT Bombay in D’Source project. Currently he is pursuing his PhD at IITB-Monash Academy in a project titled ‘Design interventions in farm equipment for Indian small farmers’, under the guidance of Dr. Selby Coxon (Monash Unversity), Dr. Robbie Napper (Monash Unversity), Prof. B. K. Chakravarthy (IIT Bombay) and Prof. Sugandh Malhotra (IIT Bombay).
Link to student’s project: IMURA0733
S L Kesav Unnithan completed his masters in Geoinformatics from Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram after pursuing his under graduation in Computer Science and Engineering from Cochin University of Science and Technology. His Master’s thesis was on Spatiotemporal Mixed Effect Modelling for the Estimation of PM2.5 from MODIS AOD over the Indian subcontinent. He is currently pursuing his research on Application of model data fusion techniques for natural hazards modelling and analytics in developing countries especially in the Indian subcontinent under the guidance of Dr. Basudev Biswal (IITB), Dr. Christoph Rudiger (Monash University), Dr. Ha Bui (Monash University) and Mr. Mahesh Prakash (CSIRO).
Link to student’s project: IMURA0726
I completed my B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering from USCT, Delhi in 2016 and my M.Tech. in Chemical Engineering with specialization in Computer Aided Process Plant Design from IIT, Roorkee in 2018. During my internship at ICT, Mumbai (2015), I worked on the topic ‘Enzymatic depolymerisation of carboxymethyl cellulose using ultrasonic and ultraviolet irradiations’. I have also worked on extraction of antioxidants from plant parts of Syzygium Cumini (Jamun) using microfiltration during the final year of B.Tech. As a part of my M.tech. research, I worked on the fabrication of nanocomposite membranes of sulphonated PVdF-co-hfP, titanium oxide and Nafion to be used for application in microbial fuel cells. I would be working on a project titled ‘Chemical Looping Metal Oxide Development and Hydrodynamics’ under the supervision of Prof Santanu Bandhopadhyay (IIT Bombay), Prof Sagar Mitra (IIT Bombay), Prof Andrew Hoadley (Monash University) and Prof Sankar Bhattacharya (Monash University). My interests include sketching and volleyball.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0700
Sweta Rani completed her B. Tech from Bengal College of Engineering and Technology (Durgapur), with a major in Electronics and Communication (ECE) in June, 2015. She worked as an Assistant System Engineer-Trainee in Tata Consultancy Services for six months but because of her keen interest in research, she opted for higher studies and completed her M. Tech in ECE from Indian Institute of Technology (ISM), Dhanbad in May, 2018. Her Master’s thesis mainly focusses on the applications of nonlinear optics in supercontinuum generation. She has also suggested a novel method for supercontinuum generation using nanowire chalcogenide core photonic crystal fiber. She is quite interested in the field of photonics and will further carry her research work in IITB Monash Research Academy under the guidance of Prof. Shobha Shukla (IIT Bombay) and Prof. Boon Mian Teo (Monash Univeristy). Her project is titled “ Tunable photonic crystal by 4D patterning“, wherein she aims to find an efficient and cost-effective method for fabricating photonic crystals.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0740
Uttara completed her BA in Economics and Sociology from St. Xavier’s College Mumbai. She worked with the NGO Avehi Abacus Project on developing a curriculum that addresses gender and gender sensitivity, Saath Saath – Living together in harmony before going on to do her Master’s. She completed a joint MA in Public Policy (Governance and Development) from the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), The Hague and the University of York, UK under the Erasmus Mundus MAPP programme. Her thesis, The Misunderstood Middle: The emerging middle class in India and its absence from urban policy cemented her interest in urban policy in India and her determination to create more equitable and inclusive development policies in the global South. Uttara then worked with IITB’s Centre for Policy Studies (CPS) as a research assistant. She worked on creating the Centre’s MPP programme and continued to research urban policy, shifting her focus to smart cities. Her PhD research under Prof. Satish B Agnihotri (IIT Bombay) and Prof. Dharmalingam Arunachalam (Monash University) will delve into safety and surveillance in smart cites. Uttara enjoys reading, cinema, travelling, and cooking.
Link to student’s project: HSS0762
Yash completed his five year Integrated M.Tech course in Geophysical Technology from IIT Roorkee in 2014. Since then, he has been working in Schlumberger for almost 4 years on various seismic data processing projects and software development. In the oil industry, he realized the impact of oil exploration and extraction on the environment, and wanted to work on mitigating its effects. So he quit his job to pursue PhD in IITB Monash Research Academy, and is working on induced seismicity in CO2 enhanced oil recovery, under the supervision of Prof. Vikram Vishal (IITB), Prof. T N Singh (IITB) and Prof. Ranjith Pathegama (Monash). When he is not in the lab trying to find ways to make CO2 enhanced oil recovery more viable, he enjoys playing sports such as tennis and table-tennis, and exploring the Western Ghats through trekking and motorcycling.
Project Title – Investigation of induced seismicity in CO2 enhanced oil recovery
Link to student’s project: IMURA0758
Abhishek completed his B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering from BIT Sindri in 2011 and his M.Tech in Clinical Engineering from IIT Madras in 2013. He designed a Brain-Computer interface for stroke rehabilitation as part of his M.Tech thesis. This initiated him to the field of neuroscience and he worked as an R & D Engineer at National Brain Research Center, Manesar, Gurgaon for 19 months before joining the IITB-Monash PhD program. He would be working on a project titled : “Modeling of Tool-Tissue Interaction for Surgical Simulators with Haptic Feedback” under the supervision of Prof. Ramesh Singh (IIT Bombay), Prof. Abhishek Gupta (IIT Bombay) and Prof. Wenyi Yan (Monash University). His interests include trekking and travelling and he is an avid foodie.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0332
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Link to student’s project: IMURA0656
Link to student’s project: IMURA0399 (1)
Link to student’s project: IMURA0450
Link to student’s project: IMURA0373
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Link to student’s project: IMURA0478
Link to student’s project: IMURA0612
Amit received MSc in Physics from D.S.B. Campus, Nainital and MTech in Materials Science Programme from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India. His thesis work has been devoted to the ‘Study of thermoelectric properties of polyaniline doped nano-scale films’. After the completion of his MSc, he worked as faculty in the educational institutions JANLAX and BASICS at Haldwani for two years. He was strongly motivated towards research during his MTech thesis and was especially interested in the field of organic conducting polymers prompting him to continue his further research in the same field. At present, he is pursuing the joint PhD program under the supervision of Prof. Dipti Gupta and Prof. Arup Bhattacharya at IITB and Prof. McNeil Christopher at Monash on ‘Graphene based organic conducting polymers’ at IITB-Monash Academy
Link to student’s project: IMURA0360
Anjali Sairaman, finished M.Sc in Organic chemistry from NMKRV College, Bangalore University. She has been consistently performed well in her academics right from 10th till Masters and maintained percentage of above 85 throughout. She worked in Bal Pharma Ltd, Bangalore for a period of 9 months in the analytical department where she was experienced in handling spectroscopic techniques. She has cleared all India level entrance exams like GATE, CSIR-JRF.Currently pursuing her ph.d in “Design and Synthesis of Small Organic Molecules as Blockers of Neuronal Calcium Ion Channels Relevant to Neuropathic Pain” under Prof.Krishna P. Kaliappan (IITB) and Dr.Kellie Tuck(Monash University) and Peter J Duggan(CSIRO). I have passion for singing.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0331
Atul completed his B.Tech in Mechanical Engg. from IIT Guwahati in 2009 where he worked under Prof. Anoop Kumar Dass on AUSM Schemes and Magnetohydrodynamics for final year BTP. Soon after graduating he taught Physics to IIT-JEE aspirants for half a year in MEDIIT-JEE center. After that he worked in DRDO as Sc-B for 2.5 years before joining the Academy in 2012. He is working under Prof. Amit Agrawal, Prof. Rajneesh Bhardwaj and Prof. John Sheridan. His work is going to be in the area of CFD. He enjoys games, music, teaching and physics.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0325
Abhishek Sharma has completed his BTech-MTech dual degree in Nanotechnology from the Centre for Converging Technologies, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. After completing his MTech, he worked as a project assistant in the Department of Physics, University of Rajasthan and also as a part time guest faculty of Computational Nanotechnology, Nonlinear Dynamics and Dynamical Systems in Neuroscience at the Centre for Converging Technologies, University of Rajasthan. Abhishek has joined IITB-Monash Research Academy to work on the project ‘Predicting Separation Selectivity of Nanoporous Materials’ under the guidance of Dr. Ateeque Malani (IITB), Dr. Nikhil Medhekar (Monash University) and Dr. Ravichander Babarao (CSIRO). Apart from studies he has a great interest in chess, swimming and football.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0356
I have completed my B.Sc. honours in chemistry from University of Delhi in 2013. I received my M.Sc. from V. National Institute of Technology, Nagpur where I worked on “Aqueous phase hydrogenation of phenolic compounds over Ni-ZSM-5 catalyst and performed related kinetic studies” during my master thesis under the supervision of Dr. J.D. Ekhe. I cleared all India entrance examination IIT-JAM in 2013. I am joining IITB-Monash research academy to study Squaramide based foldamers from experimental and computational approach with Prof. G. Naresh Patwari and Dr. Ekaterina Pas. My hobbies are trekking and I enjoy playing volleyball.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0340(A)
Ajay Nair did his M. Tech from IIT Delhi with a first rank in specialization and B. Tech from M. G. University, Kottayam, in Electrical Engineering. His Masters project resulted in 3 papers in the IEEE international conference – ICEMS 2010. He had previously worked as a Junior Research Fellow in CDAC-Trivandrum, on the design and development of a mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle, and also as a Lecturer in Mohandas College of Engineering and Technology, Trivandrum. Currently he is pursuing PhD in ‘Modeling and Inference of Gene Regulatory Network’, under Prof Pramod Wangikar (IIT Bombay) and Dr Madhu Chetty (Monash University).
Link to student’s project: IMURA0150
Akshay completed his B.E in Electronics and Telecommunication from the University of Pune in 2011. Later he joined Symbiosis International University to pursue M.Tech in Electronics and Telecommunication with a focus on radar data processing. His master thesis was based on meteors and high altitude radar data analysis. He has one paper published in International conferences and one in an international journal (Springer). He worked as an assistant professor in ECE department for eight months where he taught Antenna & Wave Propagation and Digital Image Processing courses. Prior to beginning the Ph.D. program at IITB-Monash, Akshay worked as Junior Research Fellow (JRF) at Center of Studies in Resources Engineering (CSRE), IIT Bombay in Microwave Remote Sensing Group (MRS). His research interest comprises the study of ionospheric phenomena like meteors using MST radar and the Cryosphere studies using SAR data. He is working on “Monitoring Snow Water Equivalent in the Indian Himalayas” under Prof. Gulab Singh and Prof. Avik Bhattacharya from CSRE department IIT Bombay and Prof. Christoph Rudiger from Monash University. He loves cricket, billiard, TT, music, cycling, trading and traveling. He spends his leisure time reading biographies and inspirational blogs and learning guitar.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0483
Arijit Lodh completed his graduation in Metallurgical Engineering from Jadavpur University, Kolkata in 2008. Then he completed his MTech in Metallurgical Engineering & Materials Science from IIT Bombay. In 2010, he joined R&D, Tata Steel India as a researcher and worked there for 3 years. His main focus in R&D Tata Steel was developing various grades of steels through hot rolling route. Due to constant attachment in research work, he was motivated to pursue a PhD degree and so, joined the IITB-Monash Research Academy. Here, he will be working under the guidance of Prof. C R Hutchinson and Prof. I Samajdar on project ‘Fatigue Crack Nucleation in Aerospace Alloys’.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0327
Antara completed her second Master’s degree in remote sensing and geo-information science from ITC, Netherlands in 2015. Previously, she did a master’s in environmental science from Doon University in Dehradun and a bachelor’s in chemistry from Sri Venkateshwara College, Delhi University. She was awarded the MYCOE-SERVIR Himalaya Fellowship by ICIMOD/NASA/ESRI/USAID/AAG for the year 2012-13 under which she researched the “Climate Change Adaptation Strategies in the Garhwal Himalayas”. She has also created an open source tool using Python for snow cover assessment. Her demonstrated passion for research and a keen interest in numerical modelling and data assimilation techniques inspired her to take on this challenging project. She wants to build a career in academics and is very excited about this opportunity. Her extra-curricular interests include light and western vocals, classical dance and travelling.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0351
Anup Kundu obtained his MTech in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and BTech in Chemical Engineering from Haldia Institute of Technology, Haldia (West Bengal). After his BTech, he worked as a graduate engineering trainee (GET) in Jai Balaji Industries Ltd., Kolkata. His field of work during his masters was ‘Multiphase Flow’ in which he studied ‘an alternative contacting device for estimation of mass transfer co-efficient in gas-liquid reaction’. He has one paper published in international conferences and one in an international journal. He has now joined IITB Monash Research Academy for his PhD under the supervision of Prof. Rajneesh Bhardwaj (IIT Bombay) and Prof. Mark Thompson (Monash University). His research topic is ‘A Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer Solver for Complex Geometries and Multiphase Flows’.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0338
Anbarasu Karthikaichamy is completed his Bachelor of Technology in Biotechnology from MepcoSchlenk engineering College, Sivakasi (TN) Affiliated to Anna University, Chennai. During his bachelors, he worked on “Phylogenetic analysis of Leptospira using a gene marker”. Following which 18 partial DNA sequences were published in NCBI. Then he joined Centre for Biotechnology, Anna University, Chennai for his Masters in Biopharmaceutical Technology after qualifying GATE and TANCET. His master’s project was on “Breast cancer signaling”. His charm towards his subjects earned him a gold medal. Anbarasu is currently working towards “Generating “live” gene expression tools for use in algal molecular manipulation” together with Prof Santosh B Noronha, Prof Sanjeeva Srivastava, Prof Ross Leon Coppel and Dr Dieter Mark Bulach. Apart from the laboratory, Anbarasu enjoys photography, football and trying out new things.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0304
Aditya completed his M.Tech. in Computer Science from IIT Bombay and B.E. from KJ Somaiya College of Engineering, Mumbai. During his M.Tech, he was Institute Placement Manager for IIT-B’s Placement Office. He co-authored six papers on sentiment analysis. He has joined IITB-Monash Research Academy to work on multilingual sentiment analysis with Prof. Pushpak Bhattacharyya, Prof. Mark James Carman and Prof. Reza Haffari. He has worked as a software engineer for a year in Sybase, Pune. He enjoys reading fiction, clay sculpting and creative writing.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0321
Akhila George is currently enrolled in a PhD programme under IITB-Monash Research Academy in Chemical Engineering Department of IIT Bombay. A graduation course (B.Tech) in Biotechnology from Sahrdaya College of Engineering and Technology, Kerala which is affiliated to University of Calicut was done in the year of 2010. Later a Masters course (M.tech) in the field of Industrial Biotechnology from National Institute of Technology- Karnataka, Surathkal was done in 2012. She has some basic practical experience in fermentation, statistical designing for media optimization, downstream processing and bioreactions. Her areas of interest are bioprocess development, biosystem engineering and bioreaction engineering.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0305
Anvesh Gaddam has completed his B.E in Mechanical Engineering from Osmania University and MTech in Manufacturing Science and Engineering from IIT, Kharagpur. Soon after that he got an opportunity to work with ISRO and worked in various missions at Sriharikota for almost four years. The exposure to the industry and academia urged him to take up PhD at IITB-Monash Research Academy. He is working on ‘Design and Fabrication of Patterned Surfaces’ under the guidance of Prof. Suhas Joshi, Prof. Amit Agarwal (IIT Bombay) and Prof. Mark Thompson (Monash University).
Link to student’s project: IMURA0342
Aayush Kant completed his B tech in Mechanical Engg from NITK Surathkal. Post his Bachelors, due to his interests in teaching and research, he went on to do his masters at VNIT Nagpur. Thenhe worked for one year as an assistant professor in the department of mechanical engg at Sinhgad Academy of Engg, Pune. An interest in impact mechanics between cricket bat and ball lead him to pursue his research, at both bachelors as well as masters level in the field, in the process publishing an international journal and an international conference paper at IIT Roorkee.
Aayush is vividly interested in application of concepts of design engineering in challenging scenarios. On the same line he is currently working on the project, “Simulations of fracture in neurological tissues”, under the guidance of Prof Tanmay Bhandakkar at IIT B and Prof Nikhil Medhekar at Monash. Apart from studies, he is very interested in photography, music, reading books, and playing badminton.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0333
Anjan Kumar completed his Bachelors in Electronics and Communication Engineering from IIT Roorkee in 2013. During his bachelors he did his internship at Microwave Tube Research & Development Centre (MTRDC), DRDO, Bangalore. After graduation he joined as a researcher in IIT Bombay under Prof. Maryam ShojaeiBhaghini. He joined the IITB-Monash research academy to pursue his research interest on Highly EMI immune low-noise nano scale integrated circuits for medical applications. He is working under the guidance of Prof. Maryam ShojaeiBhaghini (IIT Bombay) and Prof. Jean-Michel Redout (Monash University). His hobbies include chess and badminton.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0244
Ajit completed his four year Bachelor of Technology Program at the ICFAI University, Dehradun. He graduated in August 2009 with a degree in Biotechnology. The desire to study in IIT prompted him to take the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering for admission to the Indian Institute of Technology. He was ranked in the top 1.63% of the 13466 students who tooke the examination.
Ajit completed his two year Master of Technology program at the Indian Institute of Technology , Kharagpur. He post graduated in August 2011 with a degree in Materials Science and Engineering. During his one year post graduate project “Fabrication and Characterization of ZnO based Thin Film Transistor” in which he developed nano-flower structure of ZnO as an active channel by MOCVD technique. He continued further research in this area and reported an article “Electrical properties and barrier modification of GaAs MIS Schottky device based on MEH-PPV organic interfacial layer” .
After postgraduate he worked as a lecturer in Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies RGU IIIT R.K.Valley, in the Department of Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, from Jun 2011 to July 2015.
Ajit believes that, he has the qualities to be a good researcher and teacher. He is a creative person and always think in simple way to solve the problem. He always try to understand the things with analogy that are not obvious to others is perhaps his greatest strength. The Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay-Monash both are the best Institute of International importance with a strong orientation towards research, this motivated him to join in IITB-Monash Research Academy to work on the project “Room Temperature Sodium Sulphur Battery for Large Scale Storage” under the supervision of Professor Sagar Mitra (IIT Bombay), Professor Doug Mac Farlane (Monash University) and Prof. Maria Forsyth (Monash University).
In free time Ajit likes to understand the political issues and view of political parties by reading news paper and watching television debate. He likes movie and song too.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0475
Apurva is working on Coordination and Control of Unmanned Aerial and Ground Vehicle (UAV / UGV) Groups under the guidance of Dr. Debraj Chakraborty, IIT-B and Dr. Hoam Chung, Monash University. He has a Masters degree in Robotics from UPES, Dehradun (2014) and a Bachelors degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from VTU, Karnataka (2010). He also worked with Power Research and Development Consultants, Bangalore from 2010 to 2011. When he is not engineering, he finds himself connecting dots, finding patterns and resorting to illeism.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0362
Ashwin obtained his B.Tech Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK), Surathkal in 2012. Subsequently he joined Engineers India Limited (EIL), a leading EPC in the refineries and petrochemicals sector. He was part of the PFCCU (Petro-Fluidised Catalytic Cracking Unit) project team at ONGC-MRPL (Mangalore) and gained valuable field experience. As an undergraduate, Ashwin was part of the UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) and the SOLVE (Student Online Lab for Virtual Experimentation) teams at NITK and also a Indian Academy of Sciences Summer Research Fellow at Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bangalore. His keen interest in fluid mechanics and CFD led him to his current project at the IITB-Monash Research Academy. At the Academy Ashwin is working on the CFD of swimming and propulsion at micro/nano scales under the guidance of Prof. Sameer Jadhav (IIT-B) and Prof. Prabhakar Ranganathan (Monash University).
Link to student’s project: IMURA0393
Aman Sudhir Chaudhari has completed his B.Sc. (Physics) from North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon with Gold Medal for securing highest number of marks. Soon after graduation, he did his M.Sc. (Physics) from IIT Kharagpur & worked on “Inorganic Organic Inverted Hybrid Solar Cell” for his masters project. During masters, he was Summer school student at IUCAA, Pune with project on Solar Dynamo Model. He is recipient of INSPIRE scholarship (SHE) funded by Department of Science & Technology (DST), Govt. of India. He also had opportunity to joint IIT Kharagpur & IIT Hyderabad as PhD research student. He has currently joined IITB – Monash Research Academy for working on Project “Influence of Packing of Organic Semiconductor on Photoinduced Charge Generation & Transfer Properties” under guidance of Prof. Dinesh Kabra (IITB) & Prof. Christopher McNeil (Monash University). He enjoys drawing, reading books & playing chess.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0353
Amarender Nagilla has completed his B.Tech from Chemical Engineering department of National Institute of Technology, Warangal. Nagilla completed his M.E degree from Aerospace Engineering department of IISC Bangalore and worked on Aero-Acoustics under the guidance of Prof.T.S.Sheshadri. He worked as JRF for 12 months at CAOS, IISC Bangalore where modeling of turbulent flows was his subject of research. His current research topic is “Modeling and simulation of collective surface colonization by swarms of motile bacteria”.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0328
Arif Ibrahim completed his Bachelors in Electronics and Tele-communication engineering from CIMT, Bhilai in 2012he was also awarded with “PM trophy scholarship by SAIL”. He did his Masters in Optoelectronics and Laser Technology from Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur in 2014. Arif did his master’s dissertation phase Ifrom CSIR-CSIO, Chandigarh on thin film solar cell and for dissertation phase II he wasselected forIIT Bombay research internship award 2013-2014 on topic”Patterning of metallic structure by direct laser lithography”. Further he joinedas a Research Assistant at IIT Bombay.Arif joined IITB-Monash Research Academy to work on the project, “Nano-confined multi-component metal hydride systems for hydrogen bufferfor stable fuel cell operation”. under the guidance of Associate Prof. Siddhartha Prakash Duttagupta(IITB), SankaraSarma V Tatiparti(IITB), Arindam Sarkar (IITB), Associate Professor Xiwang Zhang(Monash University) and Dr Gita Pendharkar(Monash University).
Link to student’s project: IMURA0468(A)
Bala Gopal Maddala
Bala completed his BS-MS dual degree program majoring in Chemistry at IISER-Pune in May, 2015. He had worked under the supervision of Dr. Angshuman Nag at IISER-Pune for his MS thesis. His MS thesis topic is “Ag (I) and Cu (II) Doped Colloidal CdSe Nanocrystals: Partial Cation Exchange and Effect on Photoluminescence.” He is interested in the fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology. His research interests include synthesis and photophysics of nanomaterials. In June, 2015 he joined the IITB-Monash Research academy for his doctoral studies. Currently he is working on the project “Ultrafast dynamics in nanomaterials” with Prof. Anindya Datta (IITB) and Dr. Alison Funston (Monash University).
Link to student’s project: IMURA0481
Bhavna Rajagopal completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Women’s Christian College, Chennai. She was awarded Department of Psychology, Mrs. Angela Richards and Mrs. Mercy Samuel prizes for her outstanding academic performance in the undergraduate level. She then completed her Master’s in Psychology from Christ University, Bangalore. Her M.Sc. dissertation was on “Attachment Styles and Grieving Patterns in pet owners who have lost their pet”, under the supervision of Prof. Stephen S. After graduating she worked as a special educator for two years with children with learning disabilities. Her keen interest in the field of social psychology has motivated her to pursue her Ph.D. Currently, she is enrolled at the IITB-Monash Research Academy for her joint Ph.D. program to work on the project “Child and reproductive health in India”.
Link to student’s project: HSS0634
Bhavesh is currently pursuing his PhD under the guidance of Dr. Rakesh Mote (IIT Bombay) and Dr. Jing Fu (Monash University). In the research themes of nanotechnology and advanced computational engineering, he is working on a project titled “Study of ion beam interaction with materials and nanostructure fabrication” which is aimed at modeling and optimizing nanofabrication processes to realize complex plasmonic micro/nanostructures with specific applications in optics/photonics,bio-sensing, and microfluidics. He did BSc in Physics from Christ College, Saurashtra university (Rajkot) then pursued MSc Materials Science with specialization in Nanotechnology from The M. S. University of Baroda (Vadodara) and during MSc he carried out dissertation at Jadavpur university (Kolkata). After completion of MSc, for the period of one year he worked as a lecturer, teaching Applied Physics in Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Institute of Technology (Anand). Further he worked as a CSIR – Research Intern at National Physical Laboratory (New Delh), and as a Project Assistant at Indian Institute of Science (Bangalore) and Center for Nano & Soft Matter Sciences (Bangalore), his total research experience is 2.5 years. He has previously worked on electrical and optical studies of PbS nanocrystals, synthesis of PbS/Graphene nanocomposites and field emission properties of PbS thin films which was published in international conference proceeding and Journal of Advanced Microscopy Research. Before joining the academy he worked at Center for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences (Bangalore) on electrical transport in gold nanoparticles/Liquid Crystal nanocomposites under the guidance of Dr. Krishna Prasad, this work was published in the journal Applied Physics Letters.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0463(A)
Bharath completed his B.E from Dhanalakshmi College of Engineering, Chennai which is affiliated to Anna University. After graduation, he joined CTS and worked in the Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence technology for the Life Sciences domain for three years. He completed his M.Tech in Software Engineering and Management from VIT University. He will be working on the problem “Process Reconciliation from logs, messages and local views” with Prof. Rushikesh Joshi (IITB) and Dr. Yuan Fang Li (Monash). He like to reading fiction novels.n.
Link to student’s project: IMURA03012
Bhukya Hussain completed his Bachelors degree from Kakatiya University and thereafter joined a two years M.Sc. program in the Department of Chemistry, IIT Bombay where he did his masters project in Computational Biology in the lab of Dr. Ruchi Anand which involved Structure Based Drug Designing. To get an exposure to the wet work he continued further in the same lab for one year as a project fellow with a partial economical support from IITB-Monash Research Academy. At present he is pursuing Ph.D. in Structural Biochemistry in an IITB-Monash collaborative project which deals with the “Investigation of Butyrolactone-like small molecules in regulation of Antibiotic Production in Streptomyces” under the supervision of Dr. Ruchi Anand, Dr. Milton Hearn and Dr. Reinhard Boysen.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0241
Bhumika Arora did her M.Tech. in Information Technology with specialization in Bioinformatics from Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad. Some of her academic achievements are: GATE qualified, got credit for Mathematics from University of New South Wales, All India Talent Scholarship Award from Children’s Education Trust of India, New Delhi. Her areas of interest are Protein structure prediction, Computational intelligence and machine learning in bioinformatics, and Computer aided drug designing. She has applied machine learning approach viz. Support Vector Machines for the detection of splice sites in her M.Tech research and based on this work got a paper published in Springer’s Communications in Computer and Information Sciences. Interest as well as deep involvement in M.Tech research has developed a strong desire in her to step forward in this field of applying computational approaches for extracting important information about the molecules of life.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0197
Bankim Chandra Mahanta has completed his Graduation degree from North Orissa University in the year 2012 taking Geology as his honours subject. He has completed his Master degree (M.Sc.) from IIT Bombay in Applied Geology in the year 2014 with a specialisation in Rock Mechanics. His M.Sc. dissertation topic was “An Investigation into the effect of Joint orientation on slope stability in road cut slope”, under the supervision of Prof.T N Singh. For academic achievements he has scored Rank 125 in GATE 2014(GG: Geology and Geophysics) and JRFCSIRRank 39 in NET 2013-December. Now onwards he will continue his career as a research scholar in the IITB-Monash Research Academy with a project titled ” Investigation of fundamental mechanism on rock fracture by nanomechanics based modelling techniques”, under the guidance of Prof. T N Singh (IIT Bombay), Dr Ranjith PG and Dr WenHuiDuan (Monash University). His area of interest is Engineering geology and Petroleum Geology. Apart from his academic career he is good at cricket. He has represented various Institute cricket league during his M.Sc. career at IIT Bombay.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0125
Bharath did his MSc in Physics from the University of Hyderabad. After his Masters in Physics, he obtained his MTech in Computational Techniques from the University of Hyderabad. His MTech project was on ‘Fluctuations in model non equilibrium processes’. He did a summer Internship on ‘Validity of fluctuation theorems for unharmonic potential and exponentially correlated noise’, at National University of Singapore, Singapore. In IITB-Monash Research Academy, he will be working on the project ‘Frontiers of Chaotic Advection: Transport in Three-dimensional Volume preserving Flows’ under the supervision of Prof. Devang Khakhar (IIT Bombay), Prof. Murray Rudman (Monash University), Dr. Guy Metcalfe (CSIRO) and Dr. Dan Lester (CSIRO).
Link to student’s project: IMURA0330
Chetana Gavankar has Masters Degree in Computer Engineering from Pune University. She worked with Zensar Technologies for two years as a Software Engineer. She worked with Cummins Women’s Engineering College (Pune) as IT faculty for 8 years before joining Research Academy. Over and above regular teaching she undertook array of heuristic initiatives like guiding industry sponsored projects, coordinating Computer Society of India chapter as college faculty, own M.E. research project at CDAC on NLP and experience sharing at overseas universities (WITS-SA, UCSB-US). She is working under the guidance of Prof. N.L. Sarda (IIT Bombay) and Prof. David Taniar (from Monash University) on the project “Ontology Mapping for Geospatial Databases”.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0204
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
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
Chitresh Kumar Bhargava completed his B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from Jaypee University of Engineering & Technology, Guna (M.P.) in 2015. During his B.Tech, he did research work on “Polymers and coatings” and “Development of catalytic system for aqueous polymerization”. Chitresh has joined the IITB-Monash Research Academy to work on the project, “Deep in the Lung: Nano-particle transport and deposition in alveolar flows” under the guidance of Prof. Devang Kharkhar (IITB) and Prof. Murray Rudman. Apart from studies, he is very interested in singing and playing cricket.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0474
Debopriya Sadhukhan completed her B.Sc in chemistry from the University of Kalyani, West Bengal in 2013. In the same year, she qualified IIT-JAM and got admission in the Masters program in the Discipline of Chemistry at IIT Indore. During her MSc she gained substantial experience in the field of computational chemistry as well as in the field of organic synthesis and nano catalysis. After successful completion of her M.Sc., she is selected for the joint-PhD program in the IITB-Monash Research Academy where she is continuing her research career as a PhD scholar in the project titled as “Understanding weak intermolecular interactions: a combined experimental and theoretical study” under the guidance of Prof. Naresh Patwari (IIT Bombay) and Prof. Ekaterina Pas (Monash University).
Link to student’s project: IMURA0340
Devika S has completed her B.Sc degree from Bishop Moore College, Mavelikara(Kerala University) with Mathematics being the major discipline in 2012.She is a first rank holder in B.Sc Mathematics with cent percent marks.Later, she received her M.Sc degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in 2014 with a specialization in Mathematics.She has qualified GATE in 2014.She worked as a Junior Research Fellow for the DST sponsored project,”Finite Element Methods for Parameter Identification Problems in Elliptic Partial Differential Equation” under Prof.Neela Nataraj in the Department Of Mathematics, IIT Bombay. Devika S has joined the IITB-Monash Research Academy to work on the project, ”A general framework for a posterior error estimators and adaptive mesh refinement”, under the guidance of Prof. Neela Nataraj (IIT Bombay) and Prof. Jerome Droniou (Monash University).
Link to student’s project: IMURA0439
Diptesh Kanojia completed his B. Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering from Uttar Pradesh Technical University in 2013. His interests lie in Natural Language Processing / Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning techniques. His enthusiasm for research in computational linguistics has led to some publications prior to his joining of the academy. He is currently working on the project “Computational Phylogenetics for Variant Manuscripts in Sanskrit” under the guidance of Prof.Pushpak Bhattacharyya, Prof.Malhar Kulkarni from IIT Bombay and Prof. Reza Haffari from Monash University. He is enthusiastic about technology, gadgets and philosophy.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0497
Dutta Uttam has completed his BSc degree from Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Centenary College, Rahara (West Bengal State University) with Chemistry being the major discipline in 2011. Later, he received his Masters degree from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) in 2013 with a specialization in Chemistry, specifically focusing on Inorganic Chemistry. He was involved in a year-long project under the supervision of Dr. D. Maiti on C-H functionalisation of important organic molecules using iron-catalyzed methodologies during his MSc at IITB. The result has been communicated in an international journal. Catalysis, he believes is an emerging field, which is potent enough to revolutionize synthesis. He is extremely interested to pursue work in the field of catalytic methodology development to carry out organic transformation. He will work on the topic, ‘Metal Mediated Synthesis of Nitroalkanes, Nitroolefins and Nitroaromatics’ under the supervision of Prof. Debabrata Maiti (IIT Bombay) and David Lupton (Monash University). Listening to soft music, reading fiction and playing cards are some of his hobbies.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0367
Darshak Bhatt completed his graduation in field of Electronics Engineering from Birla Viswakarma Mahavidyalaya, Vallabh Vidyanagar. He was awarded the gold medal for securing highest CPI by the university. In addition to this, IE (Institute of Engineering), Gujarat circle awarded him a silver medal for securing highest percentage in Electronics Engineering. After completing his graduation, he joined Tata Communication Transformation Services, where he worked as a Graduate Engineering trainee in department of wireless and voice fault management. He then did his post-graduation in field of Communication Engineering at BITS-Pilani. He also carried out his dissertation thesis at ISRO Satellite Centre, Bangalore, and also worked as assistant professor in GCET Engineering College. He is now working on topic of RF Microelectronics under guidance of Prof. Jayanta Mukherjee and Prof. Jean-Michel Redout Darshak Bhatt is supported by “Prime Minister’s Fellowship scheme for Doctoral Research”, a joint initiative of CII and Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), and Industry Partner Intel.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0243
Dinesh has graduated from University College of Engineering Tindivanam(A Constituent College of Anna University, Chennai)in Civil Engineering. He has majoredin Water Resources Engineering and Management from Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati. He did his under graduate project on topic Drip Irrigation and its impacts on Agriculture andpost graduate project on Ground Water Flow Modelling of Ganga Sub Basin in Bihar State under the supervision of Dr.Suresh. A. Karthawhich is a part of a sponsored project (Ganga River Basin Environmental Management Plan) from Ministry of Environment and Forest. Currently he is highly motivated to do his research in Computational Modelling for Pollutant Transport through Fractured and Porous Media under the guidance of Dr.Ranjith PG (Monash University) from Geomechanics Engineering and Prof. A.K. Dikshit (IIT Bombay) from Centre for Environmental Science and Engineering.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0060
Dhiraj Kumar Singh completed his BTech degree in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi in 2011. After graduation he gained some industry experience in the power sector while working for Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) as an engineer for two years. He was involved in system engineering activities for thermal power plants at the Project Engineering Management (PEM) division of BHEL. At IITB-Monash Research Academy, he is working on the research project ‘Modelling and Experimental Studies of Hydrogen Assisted Stress Corrosion Cracking in Steel Weldments’ under the guidance of Prof. S. K. Maiti (IIT Bombay), Prof. Raman Singh (Monash University) and Prof. Tanmay K. Bhandakkar (IIT Bombay). In his leisure time he enjoys sketching, playing table tennis, watching documentaries and trekking.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0273
Debanjan Guha Roy is a graduate in geological science from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, 2011. He completed his MSc from IIT Bombay in Applied Geology in the year 2013, with a project in Rock Mechanics (Engineering Geology). As for his achievements, he has secured Rank 4 in IIT-JAM examination, 2011, Rank 2 in ISM (Indian School of Mines) Entrance Exam, 2011. He is also a recipient of INSPIRE (SHE) scholarship 2008 by Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India for being among the top 1% in 12th standard board examination. He has also been associated with SHELL INDIA MARKETS PRIVATE LTD. May-June, 2012 as an intern. Hereafter, he will be pursuing research under Prof. T. N. Singh (IIT Bombay) and Prof. Jayantha Kodikara (Monash University). He is interested in rock mechanics and engineering geology.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0170
Elias has completed his B.E in Mechanical Engineering from VTU, Belgaum and M.Tech in Product Design and Automation from Department of Industrial Design, NIT Rourkela. His research interests are inclined towards subjects related to kinematics, robotics and automation, mechanisms and machineries. As a part of the Masters project he designed and developed a 5 axes articulated robotic manipulator on an articulated rover, suitable for versatile environment with multiple applications, a patent has been filed for the same. As a New Product Development Engineer for Eaton Aerospace he has 3 years experience in design, development and production of complex and critical aerospace products like electromechanical actuators, fuel conveyance joints and pumps. Apart from these he enjoys playing basketball, making wire sculptures, origami, pop-up art, calligraphy and drawing; also he likes to travel, explore new places and is a major foodie. At The Academy, he will be working on the project “Multi-robot Coordination and Motion Planning for Automatic Cleaning of Solar Photovoltaic Panels” under the guidance of Prof. Arpita Sinha (IIT Bombay), Prof. Leena Vachhani (IIT Bombay) and Prof. Sunita Chauhan (Monash University).
Link to student’s project: IMURA0639
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
Gargi Mukhopadhyay graduated from Heritage Institute of Technology (WBUT) in 2014 with a major in Biotechnology. In the same year, she joined the Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering at IIT Guwahati as an M.Tech scholar. Her final year thesis focused on generation of recombinant protein-nanoparticle conjugates for electrochemical detection of cancer at an early stage. She has a combined experience of two years in diverse academic and extramural projects involving immunological research, genetic modification of mung bean plant and optimization of phenol degradation using mixed bacterial culture by response surface methodology. Following post graduation, she joined the IITB-Monash Research Academy (2016). She will be working on “Development of paper based Point of Care microfluidic diagnostic devices” under Prof. Santosh Noronha (IIT Bombay) and Prof. Adrian Neild (Monash University). In her leisure time, she loves reading, making artefacts, doodling, journaling, doing street plays and skits.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0628
Gayathri is an electrochemical engineer with experience in flavors of both academic and industrial R&D. She graduated from CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute with B.Tech in Chemical and Electrochemical Engineering as second topper. Her 3 years of academic research was in Li batteries to develop high performance cathodes. Over the next 3 years, she worked as Senior SOFC materials engineer in frontiers of solid oxide fuel cell research on various developmental projects in electrodes, electrochemical processes and their reliability testing for Bloom Energy, California. Her natural inclination towards fundamental research coupled with strong passion to engineer materials has driven her to pursue Ph.D in IITB-Monash Research Academy. She will be working with Prof. V. S. Raja and Prof. Nick Birbilis on “Corrosion control at nanoscale for light alloys”. She aspires to forge ahead as an advanced strategic materials engineer in her career. Her hobbies include painting and reading books apart from a persistent quest for fun in science.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0092
Hrisheekesh Krishnan, did his B.Tech from University of Kerala, and M.Tech from IIT Bombay. Hrisheekesh also has industry work experience. He has won many awards and has presented many papers. Now he has joined IITB Monash academy for his PhD under the supervision of Prof. Amit Agarwal (IIT Bombay), Prof. Atul Sharma (IIT Bombay) and Prof. Mark Thompson (Monash University). He enjoys sports and is interested in arts and literature.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0171
Reeti Singh completed her BA(H) English from Indraprastha College for Women(University of Delhi), batch of 2010-13. She was awarded a lifetime membership to Golden Key International Honors Society for faring among the top 15% of her peers. Reeti in 2013. then went on to complete her MA English at Jawaharlal Nehru University(JNU), batch of 2013-15. She has studied under Prof GJV Prasad, Prof Saugata Bhadhuri, Prof Alok Bhalla, Prof S K Sareen , Prof Makarand Paranjepe, Dr Saitya Brata Das, Dr Navneet Sethi , Dr Brinda Bose, Dr Dhananjay Singh and Dr Milind Awad Eknath. Reeti has then worked as a Teaching Assistant at IIT Delhi at the Digital Language Lab for one semester. The IRD Project No.M100767 is a compulsory course for all first year students and caters to language and writing skills. Reeti joined the IITB Monash Research Academy for the project titled “In search of innovative models of justice to respond to sexual violence” under the co-supervision of Dr. Amrita Bannerjee and A/Prof Bebe Loff(Director of the Michael Kirby Centre for Public Health and Human Rights at Monash University). She has previously worked with Youth Ki Awaaz as a contributor, curator and coordinator which sparked her interest in acting against sexual violence and undertook field work during the years 2010-13 along with founder and Editor-in-Chief, Anshul Tewari. Reeti is fond of playing the piano, ukulele, swimming, football and table tennis. Her other interests include literary academic research and art history.
Link to student’s project: HSS0637
With a passion to work for improving health conditions in India, Harini is enrolled at the Academy under the project “Linkages of HDI to nutrition in a transient economy of India”. She graduated with a gold medal from Amity University with an M.Tech in Biotechnology. She has hands-on experience of core laboratory techniques and research methodology while working on plant molecular biology at the M S Swaminathan Research Foundation. Catapulting herself into the field of neuroscience research she worked on genetic aberrations and copy number variations in schizophrenia at the University of Madras. She won the prestigious Prudential Foundation Global Citizens Scholarship in 2013 where her idea of research changed after her stint at The Washington Center, Washington, D.C. where she worked with the government on commercialisation of ideas into tangible products. Her interest in the field of policy making, education, economics, global relations and civics has motivated her to work on her chosen field at the “Academy”. Apart from her geeky side, she enjoys being outdoors, swimming, water sports, trekking, loves travelling, reading and talking. Trained in Bharatanatyam and Kathak, she appreciates classical music, art and poetry. Being the daughter and sister of Army Officers, her love for the nation is foremost, always and ever!
Link to student’s project: IMURA0366
To explore his interest in the field of SCM, Himamshu joined the IITB Monash Academy and working on the project “Modelling and Simulation of Integrated Supply Chain under Risk.” under the guidance of Dr. Pankaj Dutta (IIT Bombay) and Dr. Mohan Krishnamoorthy (Monash University).Himanshu has completed his M.Tech from IIT BHU and Bachelor of Engineering from BIT Durg. He has three and half years of work experience. Playing Chess and Watching Movies are some of his leisure.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0409
Indu’s hometown is Darjeeling, a mesmerizing hill station, where she completed her primary and secondary education up till standard 12th. She then moved to Bangalore, where she has been living for over a decade completing her higher studies and has also worked in MNCs for over 5 years in the space of Customer Service and Learning & Development. Her last job was in the capacity of a Communications Coach and Trainer. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Communication and a Master’s degree in Education from Azim Premji University, Bangalore. Academically, Indu has deep inclination towards the field of Research and Learning which led her undertake Projects as part of her Master’s Degree Program dealing primarily with Sociological questioning, Ideas and Theories.
Taking her passion for research a step further and with the intention of adding positive value and meaning to our Academic space and Society at large Indu has enrolled at IITB Monash Research Academy to work on the project titled “Class, Gender, and the Transformation of Public and Community Spaces in Indian Urban Metropolises.” Personally, she enjoys reading English & Vernacular literature and non-fiction novels, watching movies and theatre, backpacking, trekking and Adventure Sports and trying hands on different cuisines. Indu is fluent in English, Hindi and Nepali and manages a bit of Kannada and Marathi along with a few other Indian languages.
Link to student’s project: HSS0506 (8)
Link to student’s project: IMURA0445
Jogi completed his B.Tech in Electrical and Electronics in the year 2013 from NSS College of Engineering under the University of Calicut. He and his team of five members analyzed and designed an active filter to reduce the current harmonics of a three phase bridge rectifier system. He joined MANIT Bhopal for doing his M.Tech in Energy, which was his field of interest. After his course work of one year, he joined IIT Bombay as an Intern to do his project on “Synthesis and Characterization of Perovskite Solar Cells”. With the desire to continue his research he has joined the PhD Program at IITB Monash Research Academy to work on the Project Title “Photoelectrochemical water splitting using monolithic photoanode/high photovoltage perovskite solar cell tandem devices” under the guidance of Prof. Aswani Yella (IIT Bombay), Prof. Akshat Tanksale (Monash University) and Xiwang Zhang (Monash University). His interests include swimming, playing Badminton and Table Tennis.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0642
Jhumur Banerjee did her graduation from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra. After qualifying for the Graduate aptitude test for Pharmacy and NIPER JEE, she pursued MS in Pharmacy with specialization in Pharmaceutics (Design of dosage forms) from the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Ahmedabad. She has applied the technique of co-crystallization with natural compounds to enhance solubility of poorly soluble molecules in her MS research work and based on this work, she has presented a paper in the annual meet of the Controlled Release Society. She wishes to extract knowledge out of natural compounds, to find molecules and approaches to formulate eco-friendly nutrients.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0363
Jayesh Manohar Sonawane completed his Masters Degree in Microbiology from University of Pune, Pune. Soon after his post graduate degree, he joined IIT Bombay as a Research Assistant in the department of Energy Science and Engineering. He worked on Microbial Fuel cells and communicated two research papers in renowned international journals. For his concept for a Video, Sustainability in the IIT Bombay campus won second prize in MAGEEP international video competition 2012. He joined IITB-Monash Research Academy and going to work on major challenges in microbial fuel cells viz, enhancement of bacterial kinetics and biofouling on Nafion membrane. His supervisors are Prof. Prakash C. Ghosh (IITB) and Prof. Samuel Adeloju (Monash University). He is also interested in Immunology and Molecular biology. His hobbies including playing of tabla, flute and harmonium.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0257
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
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
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
Keshav Kishore has completed his B.Tech from IIT-BHU, Varanasi in Mining Engineering in 2009.Later,he joined Progressive Machine Tools Pvt Ltd. as a consultant in geotechnical investigation and design engineering. There only he developed his research interests in Geomechanics. He has sound mathematical background and analytical skills. At IITB-Monash Academy he will be working on a project titled “Geomechanical modeling of flow and deformation in coal measure rocks” under the guidance of Dr Vikram Vishal (IITB main supervisor),Dr T.N.Singh (IITB co-supervisor),Dr Jayantha Kodikara (Monash main supervisor) and Dr Ha Bui (Monash co-supervisor).His interests include writing poems & plays, shooting and skating.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0652
Kaushik Choudhury is a Physics major of 2004 batch from St. Xavier’s College, Ranchi. He received his Masters degree in Physics from Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee in 2006. He worked on different research projects at BIT Mesra, Ranchi and SGSITS, Indore. He had been teaching Physics to the B.E. freshmen for last two and a half years at SGSITS Indore, before joining the academy. He has two papers published in International conferences and one in an international journal. He is working on a project titled, “Nano-biofuel Cell based on Nanoporous Carbon”. His area of interest is physics and its application to sustainable development. He likes cycling, listening to light music and blogging.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0216
Karan Thanawala did his M.Sc in Surface Coating Technology and B.Sc in Industrial Chemistry from Sardar Patel University. He has been awarded with two Gold Medals for securing highest marks in Masters from the same university. He had previously worked as Junior Research Fellow in IIT Bombay, on the Development of Superhydrophobic Coatings by Sol-gel route under Prof. A. S. Khanna in Corrosion Science and Engg. (MEMS Dept.). Currently pursuing his PhD in “Development of Self-Healing Coatings”, under Prof. A. S. Khanna (IIT Bombay) and Prof. Raman Singh (Monash University).
Link to student’s project: IMURA0307
KareemullaDudekula completed his B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering from Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati in 2004 and his Master’s degree (M.S. by Research) in Chemical Engineering from IIT-Madras under the guidance of Prof.SreenivasJayanti in Aug., 2007. Subsequently, he worked for Bharat Petroleum Corporate Research & Development Center (CRDC) as a Research Engineer in alternative fuels group (Aug 2007 – Sep 2010). His commitment to continued personal and professional development coupled with his penchant for the design & development of sustainable process technologies prompted him to pursue postgraduate traineeship programleading to professional doctorate in Engineering (PDEng) diploma at Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands in Nov., 2012.Thereafter, he worked as a Junior Researcher (Feb 2013 – Aug 2013) at Utrecht University, under the guidance of Dr. Martin Patel (presently at Geneva University, Switzerland) for a Coca-Cola funded project on the sustainability assessment of second generation biomass feedstocks. Afterwards, he worked as a Process Engineer for Dosign Engineering B.V., until he moved back to India in Aug., 2014 in the pursuit of suitable PhD opportunities. He joined IIT-Madras as a Research Associate in Feb., 2015 and worked on a DST-funded project, “Global Technology Watch Group (GTWG) for Sustainable Power Generation in India”, before taking up a PhD position at IITB-Monash Research Academy. At the Academy, he pursues doctoral studies on the “Gasification characteristics of and chemicals production from low-rank solid fuels”, under the guidance of Prof. Sanjay Mahajani (IITB) and Prof.Sankar Bhattacharya (Monash University). He believes in a balanced life-style. His non-curricular interests are eclectic and primarily comprise of non-profit social service activities, travelling, and philosophy.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0494
Kandala Laxman Vamshi Krishna has completed his 5 year Masters in Chemical Sciences from the University of Hyderabad in 2015. His Master’s thesis was on “Modified hexamethyldisilazane assisted synthesis of SnS nanoflakes”. He was a NIUS Scholar from 2010-2012, an IASc-INSA-NASI Summer Research Fellow at IIT Bombay in 2013 and has been a summer intern at ACRHEM (Advanced Centre for Research in High Energy Materials), University of Hyderabad in 2014. He is interested in interdisciplinary research. His major interests lie in synthetic organic chemistry, nano materials and the biological importance of nano materials. He is currently working on project “Self-assembling systems: New self-supporting catalysts” under the supervision of Prof. M. Ravikanth (IIT Bombay), Prof. Patrick Perlmutter (Monash University), and Prof. Mibel Aguilar (Monash University). Apart from research, he is an avid listener of classical & melody, enjoys travelling to new places; and playing chess and strategic games. Quality time with family and friends is his first choice in times of leisure.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0480
Laxman completed B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT), Burla. The pursuit for knowledge and learning led him to join M.Tech program at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bhubaneswar. His dissertation work was on “Simulation of Mixed convection inside a square cavity partially filled with porous medium”and the results have been communicated to an international journal. He has also co-authored a work on “Transient buoyancy-opposed double diffusive convection of micropolar fluids in a square enclosure” published in Elsevier. His strong aptitude towards understanding the symbiosis between fluid dynamics and heat transfer in real life problems motivated him to join PhD program at IITB-Monash Research Academy. He will be working on particles transport during evaporation of sessile droplets on a solid surface under the supervision of Asst. Professor Rajneesh Bhardwaj (IITB), Assoc. Professor Adrian Neild (Monash University) and Dr. Tuncay Alan (Monash University). Apart from academics, he takes interest in swimming and badminton.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0465(A)
Lavanya’s strong aspiration to work on the frontiers of scientific research has directed her to join the IITB-Monash Research Academy after her undergraduate degree, to explore the subject of ‘Solid settling in sheared non Newtonian fluids’. She feels that as a young chemical engineer, she can research, learn and hopefully bring some of the lesser explored but more interesting aspects of the field to the forefront of technological research. An opportunity to intern at CPCL (Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited), a petroleum refinery plant, allowed her to learn about industrial chemical engineering practices. The technical richness of practical engineering has enabled her to develop a healthy respect for practical engineering and to appreciate its being guided by sound fundamental theory. To enrich her academic experience, she has worked on research projects under the guidance of her Professors. She has studied the biological accumulation of toxics using various aquatic plants. Lavanya believes that advancement in particle engineering will be a key aspect to solid transport technology and human society in the near future. She fully intends to make useful contributions to this area through her research.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0329
Lalhruaizela has completed his B.E. in Computer Science and Engineering from Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore in 2011 and M.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Madras in 2013. He then worked as a Network Consulting Engineer for Cisco Systems in the area of Network Management Systems. Currently he is pursuing PhD in “A software-defined testbed for real time network simulation” at IITB-Monash under the supervision of Prof. Nikhil Karamchandani, Prof. D Manjunath (Co-Supervisor) from IIT Bombay and Emanuele Viterbo from Monash University.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0482(A)
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
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
Mohammad Khan completed Masters in Chemical Plant Design from NITK, Surathkal and B.Tech in Chemical Engg. from Amravati University. He has completed his Masters project at IIT Bombay with Prof. S. M. Mahajani (Chem. Engg. Dept ) on Technology Dissemination and Propagation in Jaggery Making . The project is awarded with Dr. P. K. Patwardhan Award and the technology is transferred to the industry for scale up and usage. At IITB-Monash Research Academy, he is working on industrial project from SABIC on “Development of New Heterogeneous Catalyst for Selective Production of Propanediol from Glycerol” under the supervision of Prof. A.K. Suresh, Prof. Sanjay Mahajani and Prof. Santosh J Gharpure (IIT Bombay) and Prof. Huanting Wang (Monash University). He is workaholic but apart from academics he likes to spend time in workout at gym and outdoor sports.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0401
Manohar did his B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati (A.P), and M.Tech in Chemical Engineering specializing in Petroleum Science and Technology from IIT Guwahati. During Masters his project was on Extraction of Aromatics using ionic liquids with co solvents and he has published two papers. This motivated him to join in IITB-Monash Research Academy after completing his masters, to work on the project “Electrolyte development based on ionic liquids for eco-friendly sodium-ion battery” under the supervision of Professor Sagar Mitra (IIT Bombay) and Professor Doug Mac Farlane (Monash University).In his leisure time he plays Volleyball, cricket and enjoys listening to Music.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0391
Mr. Manas Ranjan Panda has completed his Bachelor of Science with Physics as Honours from Utkal University, Odisha and Master of Science in Physics from Pondicherry University, Pondicherry with a specialization in Condensed Matter Physics in 2013. As a part of M.Sc Project he has worked on the topic “Investigations on Structural and Electrical Properties of Li2MSiO4 (M=Mg, Ni)” under the supervision of Prof. G Govindraj. Mr. Panda has successfully completed the projects titled “Study of Reaction Kinetics of Iron Oxide Nanoparticles Synthesis using X-ray Absorption Near Edge Spectroscopy and X-ray Diffraction” under the guidance of Dr. A K Sinha at RRCAT, Indore and “Study of the
correlation between Structural and Magnetic Heterogeneity and Semiconductivity in Co rich region of Fe3-xCoxO4 Spinel ferrites” under the guidance of Dr. R. N. Bhowmik at Pondicherry University, Pondicherry with the financial support from University Grants Commission, India. He has been a part of four international conferences by presenting his research works as oral presentations in three and with a poster in the other. Also, He has four journal publications. As some extra-curricular activities he has been involved in NCC, NSS and has organised many Blood Donation Camps. He loves to work for the welfare of society. At present, he is a Research Scholar at IITB-Monash Research Academy and is working on a project titled “Advanced Electrode Materials by 2D Layered Materials Exfoliation”, under the guidance of Prof. Sagar Mitra (IIT Bombay) and Prof. Yu Lin Zhong (Monash University). He owes all his success to the ALMIGHTY, his parents, teachers and friends whose endless sacrifice has made his journey of life a meaningful one.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0490
Milind Patil completed his B.E. in Civil Engineering from University of Pune.He has obtained his M.Tech degree from Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati in Civil Engineering with specialization in Geotechnical Engineering. Soon after that, he joined one of the top Geotechnical Finite Element Analysis software companies in the world as a Geotechnical Support Engineer. Over a period of time, he worked on numerical modelling techniques for solving geotechnical analysis problems and has been member of technical support team. During his M.Tech he worked on thesis entitled Piled-Raft Foundations: FE Modeling and Parametric Study and based on this work he has published paper in reputed national and international journal and conference. He is currently pursuing his PhD at IITB-Monash Academy under the guidance of Prof. Deepankar Choudhury and Prof. RanjithPathegama on the project.Tunnelling in soft soil under both static and seismic events. As a research point of view his areas of interest are Computational Geotechnics, Soil-Structure-Foundation interaction, Ground improvement techniques and applications. Throughout his education, he has been a keen participant in extra-curricular activities. Some of his notable achievements are meritorious performance award in Maharashtra Talent Search Examination for two consecutive years (2001-2002) from N. Wadia College, Pune, and Best cadet award in ARJUNA advance military training camp held in 2001. His hobbies include Traveling, cooking and badminton.
Link to student’s project: IMURA00727
Maanya completed her BTech in Biotechnology from Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida in 2010.After achieving an All India Rank of 30 in GATE – 2010 (Life Sciences), she joined the Department of Biological Sciences & Bioengineering (BSBE) at IIT, Kanpur as an MTech student. In 2012 she was awarded her MTech degree with the ‘Academic Excellence Award’ for highest CPI. She has also held the posts of Post-Graduate Placement Coordinator and MTech Representative in the Departmental Post-Graduate Committee (BSBE, IIT, Kanpur). She has currently joined the IITB-Monash Research Academy for her PhD under the supervision of Dr. Santosh Noronha (IIT, Bombay), Dr. Wei Shen and Dr. He Lizhong (Monash University).
Link to student’s project: IMURA0334
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)
Neeraj graduated studying Mechanical Engineering as main stream from Nagpur University. He completed his M.Tech. from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) in Energy Systems Engineering, a diverse interdisciplinary program. Neeraj was selected for Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) Fellowship during his post-graduate studies. He joined AERB on completion of M.Tech. And worked in the field of regulatory review of Accident Analysis of state-of-art indigenous PHWRs. He is working with Prof. Yogendra Shastri (IITB) and Prof. Andrew Hoadley (Monash) on Agent-based modeling of multi-scale systems for sustainability assessment. As an individual, Neeraj likes to meet people, acquire new skills and is an open source enthusiast.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0385
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)
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
Naresh Chandrasekaran did his BTech in Nanotechnology from SRM University, Chennai. During his final year as an undergraduate, he got selected for National Photonics Fellowship funded by Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Govt. of India. During the course of his fellowship, he worked on III-V advanced semiconductor materials (Quantum dots and Quantum wells) and various optoelectronic devices at SAMEER, Mumbai. He was selected for ‘Organic semiconductor based photovoltaic devices’ under the guidance of Prof Dinesh Kabra from IITB and Prof McNeil Christopher from Monash. Apart from research, he is also passionate about photography, badminton and, athletics, in which he plays for various inter-meets.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0354
Nikhil Sirdesai completed his Integrated Dual Degree (BTech & MTech) in Mining Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, with specialization in Rock Mechanics. ‘Design of Roof Support System for Underground Mines’ was the topic of his MTech Project. After his graduation, he joined Monnet Ispat and Energy Limited as a Management Technical Trainee (Mining) at its underground coal mines situated in Raigarh. Due to his work and background in research, he had an inclination towards research and a PhD degree. At IITB-Monash Research Academy, he will be working on a Project titled ‘Numerical and Experimental Study of Rocks under Very High Temperature Conditions: Underground Coal Gasification’ under the guidance of Dr. T.N. Singh (IIT Bombay) and Dr. Ranjith Pathegama (Monash University). His co-curricular achievements include receiving the ‘Dr. Homi Bhabha Young Scientist’ award twice, winning various mathematics talent searches and winning quizzes and debates. His hobbies include cooking, trekking and reading spiritual books and scriptures.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0200
Narendra Akiti did his B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from Osmania University, Hyderabad (A.P). He then did his M.Tech from IIT Roorkee in Chemical Engineering Department with specialization Computer Aided Process Plant Design. After his post-graduation, he worked as Assistant Professor in Moradabad Institute of Technology, Moradabad. During this teaching period he got the strong desire to do research and decided to pursue Ph.D. Later, he joined in IITB – Monash Research Academy to work on the project “Granule Breakage in a Controlled Shear Shield – Modelling and Experiments” under the guidance of Prof Devang Khakhar (IIT Bombay) and Dr. Karen Hapgood (Monash University). Narendra Akiti is supported by “Prime Minister’s Fellowship scheme for Doctooral Research”, a joint initiative of CII and Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), and Industry Partner P&G.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0199
Naresh Alaal completed his M.Sc in Physics from the Osmania University, Hyderabad and M.Tech in Materials Science from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. During his M.Tech thesis, he was motivated to do research in the area of Modeling and Simulation for Materials. He has currently joined IITB-Monash Research Academy to work on the project “Atomistic Simulations of Graphene-Boron Nitride Hybrid Nanostructures” with Prof Alok Shukla (IIT Bombay) and Dr. Nikhil Medhekar (Monash University).
Link to student’s project: IMURA0258
Nikhil Jain completed his Integrated Dual Degree in Mining Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi in 2016. He designed fracture models using COMSOL Multiphysics for hydraulic fracturing on Shale gas in Indian reservoirs as a part of his Master’s Thesis. During his Dual Degree course, in sophomore year while working as an Intern at IIT Bombay under the guidance of Dr. T. N. Singh, he gained exposure to COMSOL Multiphysics and numerical modelling in the process of pursuing studies pertaining to shale gas and hydraulic fracturing. Thereafter, in the third year, he had continued this endeavor further as an intern under the guidance of Dr. Vikram Vishal on hydraulic fracture and fracture modelling in shale reserves of India and also published a technical paper “Three-dimensional modelling of propagation of hydraulic fractures in shale at different injection pressures” in Sustainable Environment Research. Furthermore, he undertook a stint as a trainee on field, under Mr. Shantanu Das, Technical GM, WSS, ONGC, during his summer training at Well Stimulation Services, ONGC, Ahmedabad wherein he had learnt and witnessed Hydraulic fracturing jobs practiced by ONGC. He has won several awards in IIT BHU during his Dual Degree course, like Best Student Award by IIT BHU Global Alumni Association, Publication award for the year 2012 and 2013 by IIT BHU Global Alumni Association, for demonstrating record number of publication among undergraduate category. He was also the 1st Naresh Christopher Jain Scholar of his college which is awarded by IIT BHU Global Alumni Association. Apart from his keen research interest, he maintains a sharp entrepreneurial acumen and has demonstrated the same while interfacing with the digital and social world. He was the founder of ‘EditEngine’, a small venture of his own, contributing to the research community by providing professional services in the form of editing and proofreading the manuscripts before they are submitted for publication or review. He loves travelling and entrepreneurship and aspires to become a “ResearchPreneur” one day!
Link to student’s project: IMURA0643
Ponsubbiah Soundrapandian Nadar
Without my parents encouragement and support, I would have not come so far. As I was able to score 92% marks in chemistry in HSC, I selected chemical engineering as my undergraduate major at Datta Meghe College of engineering, Airoli. This program laid the foundation desired for my goals; I Qualified GATE 2011 in Chemical engineering and was offered an opportunity to be a part of chemical engineering department for pursuing Master of Technology at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. I worked on project sponsored by GAIL for my master thesis under the supervision of Prof. Swati Neogi at Composite application laboratory (CAL, IIT Kharagpur). At IIT B-Monash, I will be working under the supervision of (in no particular sequence) Prof. Debabrata Maiti, Prof. AK Suresh and Prof. Chaffee Alan on the project titled, Develop a micro-kinetic model framework for heterogeneously catalyzed reaction Direct Aromatization of Methane.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0403
Pranali has graduated with an M.tech (Integrated) in Biotechnology from Pad. Dr. D. Y. Patil Univesity, Mumbai. Her constant zeal towards the subject yielded her a Gold Medal sponsored by Thyrocare Pvt. Ltd. She spent brief amount of time in Bacteriophage research, its application in bio-control and as therapeutic agent for a master’s thesis. She presented her work in many National and International conferences. In her scientific career, she chose to work in Applied Science area. She worked as a Scientist in Reliance Industries Limited (2.5 yrs) where her major area of work was on Algae Biotechnology, Genetic Modification and Vector Development. Apart from science she enjoys reading books, adventure sports and expresses herself by painting on canvas with oil medium.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0303
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
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)
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)
Pragya Gupta has completed her B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from JSS Academy of Technical Education Noida. Later, due to her interest in Research and Development she joined M.Tech Program in Nanotechnology at NIT Calicut where she worked on the project titled Computational analysis of laser heating of skin using Non Fourier model” under the guidance of Prof. C.B. Sobhan. Now she has joined IITB-Monash Research Academy with dream of more contribution towards engineering field. Here she is working on a Project “Multi-physics numerical modelling for bio-effects mapping and controlled delivery of ablation dosage in Oncological applications” under the Guidance of Prof. Atul Srivastava (IIT Bombay) and Prof. Sunita Chauhan (Monash University) to pursue her career as research scholar. Her area of interest in nanotechnology, bio heat transfer and computational fluid dynamics. Apart from academics, Pragya loves to visit new places and know about their culture.
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Pratik Gholkar completed his BE in Biotechnology Engineering from Kolhapur Institute of Technology and pursued his masters in Biochemical Engineering from Manipal Institute of Technology. Working at IIT-B for a project on alternative processing of microalgae for algal biofuel production motivated him to pursue research in process development for alternative energy. He has joined IITB-Monash research academy to work on “Catalytic Conversion of Algal Biomass into Tar Free Synthesis Gas by Reaction Flash Volatilisation” under supervision of Prof Yogendra Shastri (IITB) and Prof Akshat Tanksale (Monash University). His project is funded by JSW.
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Prachi Varshney completed her B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from C.S.J.M University, Kanpur followed by M.Tech in Chemical Engineering from IIT BHU, Varanasi. Her research work during M.Tech motivated her to pursue doctoral studies. She presented 2 papers “A Novel Filter Media for Biofiltration of VOCs” and “Role of Environmental Biotechnology in Air Pollution Control” in an international conference “Recent Trends in Engineering, Technology & Management” held at BIET Jhansi, 2011. She also published a review paper “Progress and trends in CO2 capture/separation technologies: A review” in Energy journal of the Science Direct. Prior to joining the Academy she worked as Programmer Analyst with Cognizant Technology Solutions for more than a year, which she joined through campus recruitment at IIT BHU. At Academy she is working on “Investigations on CO2 sequestration with algae under dry and hot ambient conditions” under the guidance of Prof. Pramod Wangikar (IIT Bombay), Prof John Beardall (Monash University) and Prof. Sankar Bhattacharyya (Monash University). Her hobbies include reading inspirational books, travelling and collecting coins.
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On completing her B.Tech in ECE from Pondicherry Engineering College, Preeti joined Robert Bosch as a software engineer. After a year, she undertook masters at IITB, specializing in Signal Processing. Following this, she worked in the domain of image computing for close to 2 years at Healthcare Technology Innovation Centre, an R&D centre at IITM Research Park. She is currently being supervised by Prof. Ajit Rajwade, Prof. Sarat Chandran and Prof. Imants Svalbe in her research project – “Acquisition of Discrete Projection Data and Reconstruction of Digital Images”. She enjoys dancing, playing badminton and being close to nature.
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Poorwa Gore did her B.E. in Metallurgical Engineering from Govt. Engineering College Raipur followed by M.E. in Materials Engineering from Indian Institute of Science Bangalore. After her post-graduation she worked in Tata Motors following which she joined CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories as a project assistant in Failure Analysis and Accident Investigation Lab. She also has teaching experience and has taught in National Institute of Technology Raipur and Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology Bhopal before joining IITB-Monash Research Academy. She will be working on “Corrosion of magnesium alloys” under Prof. V.S. Raja (IITB) and Prof. Nick Birbilis (Monash University).
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Mohammad Imran completed his B. Tech in Chemical Engineering from Aligarh Muslim University in 2014. Soon after, he joined the M. Tech program in Chemical Engineering at IIT Guwahati. In his M.Tech project he investigated “Stokesian Dynamics simulation of Shear Thickening and Shear Thinning Fluid”. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) being his prime research area, he will be working on “Microfluidic mixing by collective motion of active particles” at IITB Monash Research Academy under the supervision of Prof. Raghunath Chelakkot (IITB) and Prof. Mandar Inamdar (IITB) and Prof. Prabhakar Ranganathan (Monash University). Imran is a nature lover being keen at photography, enjoys solo travelling, blogging and is a dieheart foodie.
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Prashant completed his B.E. in Electrical Engineering from University of Mumbai and M. Tech in Electrical Engineering with specialization in Control Systems. Prior to joining the academy, Prashant was working as a Research Engineer at IIT Bombay. Prashant had the opportunity of working with Prof. Sachin C. Patwardhan (IIT Bombay) for his master’s project in Adaptive Control domain. His areas of interest include Adaptive Control, System Identification and Modelling, Model Predictive Control, Embedded Control and Motion Planning. Prashant would be associated with the Systems and Control department at IIT Bombay and would be working on a topic related to ‘Coordinated inspection of railway tracks using multiple robots’ .
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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).
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Sreejata Paul completed her Bachelor’s (in 2012) and Master’s (in 2014) in English Literature from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. She went on to earn an M. Phil. degree in English from Christ University, Bengaluru in 2016. Her M. Phil. dissertation was aimed at examining urban Indian women’s changing relationship with arranged marriage, as portrayed in Indian chick lit. Her research interests include Gender Studies and Queer Studies. She has presented a paper entitled “Gender-Sexuality as Performance in Post-Television Era Kitsch” at the National Queer Conference, 2013. At present she is enrolled in the PhD program at the IITB-Monash Research Academy and is set to work broadly in the area of Gender & Public Sphere under the guidance of Paulomi Chakraborty (IITB) and Mridula Nath Chakraborty (Monash). She is also a foodie, an avid traveller and an amateur singer.
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I am Shivali Banerjee, currently a final year student pursuing MSc. Chemistry at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, since 2014.
My journey with chemistry started from simple high school experiments which were limited to Bunsen burners, pH stripes or a few test tubes. Now that I am about to finish my masters with much more knowledge about the world of chemistry, I still feel the same excitement that I felt back then. The subject has never failed to amaze me, right from my days of high school to even today.
In 2011, I passed class 12th with 94.33 marks and was among the top 1% students of ISC (Indian School Certificate) Board. I received the prestigious INSPIRE (Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research) Scholarship. To pursue a career in basic sciences, I joined three year BSc. (Hons.) Chemistry programme at Miranda House College of University of Delhi, one of the most prestigious institutions in India for undergraduate studies and research in pure sciences.
In 2012, during my second year in BSc. Hons Chemistry course, I joined my first one year long research project “Computational Modelling of Phytoregulatory Profile of some Nanoparticles (May,2012 to May,2013) under Dr. Sushma Moitra (Principal Investigator). The project was sponsored by the University of Delhi under the Innovation Project Scheme.
I joined Prof. T Pradeep as a summer research fellow (May-July 2013) at DST Unit of Nanoscience, IIT Madras. This summer fellowship was sponsored by the Indian Academy of Sciences. During the internship I worked on synthesis and characterizing of thiol protected palladium nano-clusters. The project gave me more insight into various characterization techniques like Electrospray Ionisation Mass Spectrometry (ESI MS) , Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionisation (MALDI), Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy (FESEM), Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) and High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC).
I also earned a gold medal at the end of BSc. (Hons.) Chemistry course for securing highest marks in the three years of this course. I am an awardee of the URH (University Rank Holder) Fellowship sponsored by University Grants Commision. I qualified the Joint Admission test for MSc (JAM) and joined Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi for masters in 2014. I have been among the top three students in the MSc Chemistry course at IIT Delhi.
I completed my master’s thesis project under the supervision of Prof. Ashok K Ganguli, Solid State and Nanomaterial Research Lab, IIT Delhi. My research project involves synthesizing a series of nanocatalysts for hydrogen-evolution by water splitting. While working on this project, I learnt to operate powder X-Ray Diffractometer, Thermogravimetric instrument, Infrared Spectrophotometer, Electrochemical set-up of a three-electrode system, etc. I also learnt the analysis of the electrochemical data, such as LSV Curves, Cyclic Voltammograms, Tafel plots, Nyquist plots etc.
I presented a poster on my work at MNIT Jaipur(2015), Rajasthan and another at the Australia-India Strategic Research Fund Meeting(2015) held at IISER Mohali, Chandigarh, India.
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After clearing the GATE (AIR 60) and CSIR-LS (AIR 34), he recently joined the IITB-Monash academy as a research scholar, under the supervision of Dr. Amit Arora (IITB) and Dr. Antonio Patti (Monash University). His project revolves around the extraction of high quality protein from plant based sources.
When not in lab, subramoni loves to catch up on his reading and playing cricket, and idly enjoying nature.
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Sibimol Luke has obtained her B.Tech degree in Electronics and Instrumentation and graduated with First Rank from Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT). Then she worked in Standard Chartered Scope International as Graduate Engineering Trainee for one year in Chennai. Later she moved on to pursue her M.Tech degree in Optoelectronics and Optical communication from University of Kerala and did her Master’s thesis in ‘Nanostructured Organic Solar Cell’ in Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. Because of her passion to do research in solar cell, she joined IITB – Monash Research Academy for her doctoral studies in the project titled ‘Photoelectrochemical water splitting using monolithic photoanode/high photovoltage perovskite solar cell tandem devices’ under the supervision of Prof. Aswani Yella (IIT Bombay), Prof. Akshat Tanksale (Monash University) and Prof. Xiwang Zhang (Monash University).
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Uzma Bano Memon
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