Rageshwari R. Marolikar


Rageshwari R. Marolikar

She has completed her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, along with a minor degree from the Biosciences and Bio-engineering department. Being a recipient of the INSPIRE scholarship offered by the Ministry of Science and Technology, India she graduated from IIT Bombay in 2019. She was a student intern at Virginia Tech University in the United States during the summers of 2018, under Prof. T. Daniel Crawford. Her summer intern project was on ‘Determination of Relative and Absolute Configurations of Phloroglucinols obtained from the roots of Garcinia dauphinensis.’ Further, her B.S Project was under the guidance of Prof. Pradeepkumar P.I from the chemistry department of IIT Bombay, where she got acquainted with Computational studies on nucleic acids. She has also been a part of Prof. Rahul Purwar’s lab to learn basic techniques of Immunology. She was recruited as a Faculty of Chemistry in Lakshya Institute, MT Educare Pvt. Ltd. She is currently pursuing the IITB-Monash joint Ph.D. program on the topic – Dynamics of Redox Proteins & Enzymes: theory and experiment under the supervision of Prof. Ajay Panwar (IIT Bombay) Prof. Lisandra Martin and Prof. Simonov N Alexandr (Monash University). Her interest includes dancing, choreographing, sketching, learning new languages, trekking, camping, and perform adventure sports.


Link to student’s project: IMURA0888


Anup Sharma


Anup Sharma

Anup Sharma completed his M.Tech in Materials, Manufacturing and Modelling from IIT Bombay in 2019. Prior to that, he has worked as a Senior Engineer in Larsen and Toubro, Defense Manufacturing division for around 2.5 years from 2014 to 2016. His research during his masters revolved around laser material processing and surface texturing under the guidance of Prof Suhas Joshi in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Anup’s PhD work involves working with Atomic probe tomography, specifically aiming at developing models for use in laser-assisted APT and validate them using experiments. Prof Deepak Marla (IITB Mechanical Engineering) and Prof Jing Fu (Monash University: Mechanical, Aerospace and Mechatronics Engineering) are his supervisors.


Link to student’s project: IMURA0844


Meeta Gupta


Meeta Gupta

Meeta has completed her Bachelor’s in Chemistry Honors from Miranda House, University of Delhi. Thereafter, she pursued her Master’s in Environmental Studies and Resources Management from TERI School of Advanced Studies. During the course of her academic career, she has done research-based internships with reputed organizations. Her project on the development of natural dyes in graduation had received a lot of appreciation in the college. She carried out her master’s dissertation from National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee and worked on a very novel concept in Indian scenario on developing a Watershed Scorecard for evaluation of the health of watershed in Bundelkhand Region.
After her post-graduation, she worked with the National Institute of Hydrology for 3 years on some of the critical and intense projects focusing on water resources management, vulnerability assessment due to climate change and adaptation planning. During the work tenure, she has published three research papers in international and national journals, presented two in international conferences and published one chapter in the book published by Springer.
At the Academy, she is pursuing her Ph.D. on the project titled “Groundwater availability assessment for non-monsoon irrigation in arid regions of India” under the guidance of Dr. Pennan Chinnasamy (Supervisor, IITB) and Dr. Sina Alaghmand (Supervisor, Monash). Apart from studies, Meeta is quite passionate about reading novels, travelling and photography, sketching and craftwork.


Link to student’s project: IMURA0836


Runali Patil


Runali Patil

Runali completed her Bachelor’s in Pharmacy from Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune and Master’s in Pharmacy with specialization in Pharmaceutics from Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed To Be University, Pune. She did her Master’s dissertation on “Mapping Fusogenicity Of Liposomes Using Sophisticated Analytical techniques” in collaboration with CSIR, National Chemical Laboratory,Pune. She has worked for a period of 1.5 Years in Formulation Development Department in the Pharmaceutical Industry. She would be working on “Theranostics hydrogel particles for arterial -thrombosis” under the supervision of Prof.Rinti Banerjee (IITB), Prof. Karlheinz Peter and Xiaowei Wang (Monash).Runali enjoys reading, gardening and travelling.


Link to student’s project: IMURA0886


Shobhit Mathur


Shobhit Mathur

Shobhit holds an M.S. degree with a specialization in Quality Management from BITS Pilani in 2015. The topic of his master’s degree dissertation was to analyze the application of Agile practices in SAP-ERP application support projects. He completed his B.Tech. in Electronics and Communication engineering in 2008 from Chaudhary Charan Singh University Campus, Meerut. He is a PMP® and ITIL® Foundation certified professional and well acquainted with various project management principles, delivery processes, best practices, and tools. Shobhit has around 7 years of corporate work experience in MNCs including IBM, Cognizant and Infosys as part of Global Delivery teams in IT Consulting and Service Management roles. His technology domain was SAP-ERP Business Intelligence. He has received multiple performance awards from his former employers for his innovation, dedication, and commitment over the years. In 2016, he founded a small website development firm registered as ClickmyTech Solutions LLP and managed its operations for around 3 years. His other areas of interest include Entrepreneurship Development, Microeconomics and Blockchain technology. At IITB-Monash Research Academy, he will be pursuing interdisciplinary doctoral research in the area of Behavioural Operations Management, Judgment and Decision Making, and Service Management. He will be working under the supervision of Prof. T. T. Niranjan (IIT Bombay) and Dr. Kristian Rotaru (Monash University).


Link to student’s project: IMURA0834


Anubhav Das


Anubhav Das

Anubhav belongs to Odisha, a coastal state in Eastern India. His fascination about nature and a keen interest to know about the earth processes and the effects of human activities on nature attracted him toward the field of Earth Sciences. He completed his Bachelor of Science degree from Ravenshaw University and pursued Master’s degree in Applied Geology from IIT Roorkee. During his Master’s he worked on “Palaeoclimatic Reconstruction of River Terraces in the Upper Siwalik Formation” where he analysed the paleosols found in the river terraces to find the bulk composition and the clay mineral composition using X-Ray Diffraction and X-Ray Fluorescence techniques. Through his work, he inferred the prevailing palaeo-depositional and palaeo-environmental conditions during the deposition of the palaeosols. His desire to contribute to society as a whole by understanding the intricacies of earth’s mechanisms has led him toward clean energy studies. Anubhav’s project is based on “Pathways for clean energy development through using neutron scattering and gas sorption studies in gas shales”. He will be working under the aegis of Prof. Vikram Vishal from IIT Bombay and Prof Ranjith Pathegama Gamage from Monash University.
When Anubhav is not in his laboratory, he loves to capture nature through his camera lenses. He considers himself to be a philologist by nature. His project title is ‘Pathways for clean energy development through using neutron scattering and gas sorption studies in gas shales’.


Link to student’s project: IMURA0884