Radhik completed his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from University of Calicut in the year 2012. Following this he served as a Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering Department at the M.S.University of Baroda. He completed his Masters in Engineering from College of Engineering Guindy,Anna University Chennai in the Specialization of Computer Integrated Manufacturing. He secured second rank in the university in his Specialization. He had worked on mathematical modeling and characterization of Nano Finishing Process as part of His Masters Thesis work with Dr Sunil Jha, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Delhi. He has published his research work in Leading international Conferences in the Domain of Manufacturing Engineering. Post his ME studies, He joined as a Production Engineer at Prisms India Private Limited, Pondicherry. After his Stint at Pondicherry, He joined the Robotics Lab at IIT Madras as Project Associate to work in Prof T. Asokan’s Surgical Robotics Research Team. He was instrumental in developing a Haptic Sensor for Force Feedback.
He is working with Prof Maryam Shojaei Baghini ,Department of Electrical Engineering , IIT Bombay alongwith Dr Elahie Abdi and Dr Gita Pendarkar, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering,Monash University Australia to solve Develop a Robotic Platform for Pediatric Surgery.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0817
Lekshmi Eswaramoorthy pursued her Master’s in Optical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Space
Science and Technology, Thiruvanthapuram. She primarily focused on Temporal Coherence and
Interferometric applications in surface profilometry. She had interned at the Laboratory for Electro-
Optics Systems, ISRO, where she contributed in the optical design of a multi-brand camera assembly.
She has completed her bachelor’s in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Anna University,
Chennai, and graduated as the best outgoing student of the Institute. During her bachelor’s, she
developed a cluster based VANET protocol for plausibility checks. Here at the Academy, she is working
on chip-based nano-optical sources using 2D materials (IMURA0800), with Prof. Anshuman Kumar (IITB)
and Prof. Sudha Mokkapati (Monash University). She aims at pursuing her career in bio-photonics and
imaging. She also pursues her passion in singing, travelling around the world and spreading happiness.
Link to student’s project: IMURA 0800
I have completed my bachelors from Union Christian College, Aluva, Kerala, and masters from IIT Madras. My masters’ project was to design, fabricate and characterize metamaterial absorber in the microwave region. Here I have joined under Prof. Shobha Shukla and Prof. Sumit Saxena for the project titled ‘development of plasmonic metamaterials for SERS application’. I love listening to music, hanging out with friends and watching movies.
Link to student’s project: IMURA 0748
Gracy completed her Masters in Biotechnology from DY Patil University, School of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, Navi Mumbai in May 2018. For her MTech dissertation, she joined IIT Bombay and worked on a project “Purification of Hemicellulose oligomers Xylo-oligosaccharides (XOS) using Membrane separation techniques” during which she carried out production and purification of prebiotic oligosaccharides from various agricultural waste residues. At IITB-Monash Research Academy, she will be working on project “Development of green biorefinery technologies from food processing waste” under the supervision of Dr. Amit Arora (IIT Bombay), Co-supervisor: Dr. Yogendra Shastri (IIT Bombay), Prof. Antonio Patti (Monash University), Co-supervisor: Prof Victoria Haritos (Monash University). Her hobbies include nature photography, drawing, crafts and helping in church activities.
Link to student’s project: IMURA 0823
Arkasubhro Chatterjee completed his B. Tech in Pharmaceutical Science and Technology from the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai in 2016. He will be completing his M. Tech in Pharmaceutical Technology from the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai as well. His B.Tech. project thesis was titled “Calcium Phosphate Nanospheres and Nanotubes for drug delivery” and was completed under the supervision of Dr. Prajakta Dandekar Jain. His M.Tech. thesis, titled “Ethyl Cellulose nanodispersion for pharmaceutical applications” was completed under the supervision of Dr. Vandana Patravale. Recently,
he was a part of a three-month training program at the Tata Memorial Advanced Center for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer (ACTREC) under Dr. Abhijit De. He has also presented his research “Nanoengineered polymer Dispersion for coating applications” at the Nanobioteck 2017 Conference by Indian Society of Nanomedicine and at the Controlled Release Society, Indian Chapter, 2018 Symposium. At the IITB-Monash Research Academy, he will be working on the project titled “Pectin Based films/gels for antibiotic/antifungal applications” under the guidance of Professors Amit Arora (IIT-B), Antonio Patti (Monash University) and Andrew Phil (Monash University). His hobbies include reading and playing the guitar.
Link to student’s project: IMURA 0822
Apoorva Nambiar has completed her Bachelors in Mathematics (Honours) from Gargi College, University of Delhi. Then she proceeded with her Masters in Population Studies from International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai. Her thesis work was on “Spousal violence against women in India: Does economic status and autonomy reduce the vulnerability”. During her masters, she did a summer internship at the National Institute of Medical Statistics, ICMR, where she has co-authored three journal articles on Maternal and Child health, and Ceasarian deliveries in Northeastern states of India and has also presented these papers at national level conferences. She has also interned at the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India in their Statistics Bureau. Her research interests include Gender Issues, Maternal and Child Health, Public Health, Reproductive Health, and Population Ageing. She joined the IITB-Monash Research Academy for the Ph.D. program in January 2019 where she will be working on “Where does the shoe pinch mapping the contours of child malnutrition to plan its elimination” under the supervision of Prof. Satish B Agnihotri (IITB) and Prof. Dharma Arunachalam (Monash University). Apart from these, she is very passionate about dance and is a professional Bharatanatyam dancer and holds a Diploma in it. She has been a dance faculty at Ganesa Natyalaya, Delhi and has traveled and performed at various forums and national dance festivals across India. Her other interests include music and sports.
Link to student’s project: HSS0818
Anup Kumar has done his B.Tech in Biochemical Engineering from Kumaon Engineering College, Dwarahat (Uttrakhand) and M.Tech in Biotechnology from Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad. His master’s dissertation thesis was “Effect of YBX1 gene silencing on the expression of Alzheimer disease-related genes in HT-29 cell line“. He has attended various conference and events. He is currently pursuing the IITB-Monash joint Ph.D. programme on the topic of “Amyloid formation in frog peptides: Exploring peptide-lipid interactions” under the supervision of Prof. Ajay S Panwar (IIT Bombay) and Prof. Lisandra Martin (Monash). His hobbies are playing cricket, sketching and watching movies.
Link to student’s project: IMURA 0781