MS Dasgupta

Research Interests


  • File System related Issues for Real time and Embedded Systems
  • Electronic System Design
  • Distributed Computer Control System

Papers reviewed (around 160)

  • ACI Journals, Materials
  • 11th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems - Lisbon, Portugal
  • 2016 International conference on Water Resource and Environment (WRE2016)
  • 5th International Conference on Civil Engineering and Urban Planning (CEUP 2016).
  • 9th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, September 20 - 27, 2014, Venice-Istanbul
  • ACI Structural and Materials Journals
  • Advances in Concrete Construction, An International Journal Techno-Press
  • Architectural Science Review, Sydney, Australia
  • Automation in Construction, An International Research Journal, Elsevier
  • British Journal of Applied Science and Technology, Sciencedomain International
  • Cambridge University Press
  • Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering Transactions
  • Computers and Concrete an International journal, Korea
  • Construction & Building Materials, Elsevier
  • Construction Innovation: Information, Process, Management, Emerald Group, United Kingdom
  • Desalination and Water Treatment, Taylor and Francis
  • Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management Emerald Group Publishing
  • Environment Systems
  • Environment, Development and Sustainability, Springer Journal
  • Environmental Technology, Taylor & Francis
  • IEEE Systems Journal
  • Indoor and Built Environment, SAGE Journals, UK
  • International Journal of Construction Management Taylor and Francis
  • International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development
  • International Journal of Advanced Structural Engineering
  • International Journal of Civil Engineering, Springer
  • International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies Oxford Journals, Oxford University Press.
  • International Scientific Journal
  • IREC 2019
  • ISH Journal of Hydraulic Engineering
  • Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology, Iran
  • Journal of Building Performance Department of Architecture University Kebangsaan Malaysia
  • Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture, David Publishing Company, USA
  • Journal of Cleaner Production, Elsevier
  • Journal of Energy Engineering, ASCE
  • Journal of Engineering Structures, Science Direct, Elsevier
  • Journal of Integrated Waste Management, Science, and Technology
  • Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE
  • Journal of Solar Energy, Hindawi Publishing Corporation
  • Journal of Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems
  • Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, USA
  • Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India) – Springer
  • Optical Engineering, SPIE, International society for optics and photonics, Bellingham, WA, USA
  • Neural Computing and Applications, Springer
  • Pearson Education
  • PLOS San Francisco, United States
  • Physics and Chemistry of the Earth
  • Recent Trends in Civil Engineering & Technology. STM (Science, Technical & Medical) Journals
  • SCIENCEDOMAIN International, British Journal of Applied Science & Technology
  • Scientia Iranica, Elsevier
  • Smart and Sustainable Built Environment, Emerald
  • Songklanakarin Journal of Science and Technology, Thailand
  • Structural Engineering and Mechanics, An International Journal Techno-Press
  • Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Limited
  • Thermal Science, International Scintific Journal, Society of Thermal Engineers of Serbia
  • Waste Management, Elsevier
  • Water Practice and Technology, IWA Publishing
  • Water Resources Management., Springer

Ph.D/ M.E Dissertation Guided


Ph.D. Thesis

1.Efficient Implementation of some Statistical and Fuzzy Classifiers for Remote Sensing Data in Context of Geographical Information System by Mukesh Kumar Rohil, Awarded: Viva: 2004

2. Design Development and Study of Static Sunshade for Comfort Conditioning of Buildings in Composite Climate by Rahul Vasant Ralegaonkar. Awarded: Viva: 2004

3. Impact on Compressive Strength of Concrete Cured using Colored Polythene Sheets by Manish Ashok Kumar Kewalramani. Awarded: Viva: 2005

4. Wavelet Transform based Image Denoising Techniques for Additive and Multiplicative Noises by K K Gupta. Awarded: Viva: 2007.

5. An Experimental Study of designed Passive Elements for Energy Efficiency in Buildings in Composite Climate by Meghana Charde. Awarded: Viva: 27th Feb. 2014

6. Experimental study for the reduction of sludge, biosorption of pickling waste and recovery of metals by Anuradha Co-Supervisor, Awarded: Viva: 4.4.2018

7. Investigation of Fluoride, Nitrate & TDS in ground water of Shekhawati region of Rajasthan and their remedies by Arun Singh, Co-Supervisor, Awarded Viva: Aug.. 2017

8. Design and Development of “Smart Drinking Water Monitoring system” based on Multi Sensor Array for real time detection of Water Quality Parameters by Jyotirmoy Bhardwaj, Co-Supervisor, Discontinued

9. Development of a Generic Methodology for Scenario Development Gaurav Kumar, Supervisor, Awarded, Viva: 28.6.2019

10. Artificial Neural Network algorithms for classification and pattern recognition on digital hardware with applications in water quality measurement and water quality indexing; Abheek Gupta; Co-Supervisor; Awarded, Viva: 23.3/2024

11. Analysis, Design & Management of Water Storage for a Community in a Rural Scenario: Raghavendra Kumar Raya; Supervisor; Awarded; Viva: 22.09.2022

12. Design, development and analysis of a sustainable drinking water scheme – storage, filtration and sludge disposal.; Soumya Kar; Supervisor, Awarded; Viva: 13.09.2023

13. Physico-chemical parameters based Artificial Intelligence model for prediction of faecal coliform bacteria in ground water ; Farhan Mohammad Khan, ID No. 2018PHXP0411P; Supervisor, Awarded: Viva: 30.07.2022

14. Study of change orders in Indian public construction projects Ajaya M R, 2018PHXP0504P; Supervisor, Discontinued

15. Spatial Flood Dynamics Using Artificial Intelligence Based Image Classification for Integrated Urban Water Management System (23.12.2020); Akshay Kumar ID.No.: 2019PHXP0438P, Supervisor, Continuing

16. Planning and Design of a Sustainable Urban water Management System using GIS and BIM: An Integrated Approach ; Patil Deshbhushan Savindra, ID No. 2020PHXF0061P, Supervisor, Awarded: Viva-Voce: 25.04.2024


M.E. Dissertation

  1. Protection of buildings from Natural Dynamic forces using control system
  2. Optimal Design and Layout of Alluvial Canal in District Jhunjhunu by GIS
  3. Static and Dynamic analysis by Beam Column Analogy
  4. Development of Rainwater Harvesting System for Arid Zones
  5. Study of waves and Wave Theories
  6. Analysis of Tall Buildings by beam-Column Analogy
  7. The effect of Plasticity Index on Stength of Sub base soils of Flexible Pavements
  8. Computer Aided Universal Approach for Estimating and Costing of Civil Engineering Structures
  9. Designing a Software Package for Design of Prestressed Concrete Structures
  10. Water Management System Using GIS
  11. Study of the Hydrodynamic Coefficients of Circular Cylinders Subjected to wave forces
  12. Spatial Simulation modeling of M.R.T.S using GIS
  13. Performance enhancement of GIS by parallel processing
  14. Hydro Morphological study of a watershed using GIS
  15. Protection of multi storied building from natural dynamic tools using control systems approach
  16. Building management systems based on passive solar architecture
  17. System approach for modeling & simulation of binding structure with respect of prime solar architecture
  18. Development of Software Package of Water Management System using GIS
  19. Prediction of Concrete Strength using Neural-Expert System
  20. Design Development and Implementation of Rain Water Harvesting Scheme for a Model Village
  21. Optimizing Open Pipe Network using Genetic Algorithm and GIS for Rainwater Harvesting scheme
  22. Facility management using genetic algorithm and geographical information system
  23. Sustainable Integrated Water Resources management
  24. National Drinking Water Security
  25. Developing, designing and implementing a water management system


Our research interests are in integer partitions and related areas like number theory and combinatorics. More precisely, we study the elementary and combinatorial aspects of partitions. Some good resources to start learning about partitions are:

  1. Integer Partitions by Andrews and Eriksson
  2. Number Theory by Andrews
  3. The Theory of Partitions by Andrews



As a Ph.D. student (1986-1992), UGC (NET) 1985 as JRF, CSIR as JRF & SRF (1986- 1992) 

Post Doctoral work as Research Associate (1993-1994) 

Academic interest as a Faculty  (1994 continuing)

Guided Seven Ph.D students and guiding  two Ph.D. Students

Virendra S



Design and Development of Performance

Enhancement Techniques in Optical WDM Networks

Awarded  Feb. 2014

Dinesh Tyagi


Survivable Routing Mechanisms in Optical WDM Networks.

Awarded  May 2019

Manoj K. Dutta


Design & Performance Analysis of Contention Resolution

Techniques in Optical WDM Networks

Awarded July  2013

Vinita Tiwari


Design and Performance Analysis of High Speed Optical

Communication Links

Awarded June 2017

Lucky Sharan


Study and Analysis of Spectrally Efficient Modulation

Formats in High Speed DWDM Optical Systems.

Awarded  Oct.  2017

Gaurav Purohit


An Energy Efficient Reconfigurable Digital

Base band system for SDR

Awarded  June 2019

Ziyaur Rahman   2017PHXF0416P
 Optical Wireless Communication over Fog
Induced Fading: Performance Analysis and
Mitigation Techniques
 Awarded Jan, 2023


Broad Research Areas

Optoelectronics Devices Circuits & Systems
Optical Communication & Networks
Wireless Networks
Nanoelectronics & Nanophotonics


Research Work/Output

  • Rigorous theoretical analysis has been made to estimate the propagation characteristics of W- type optical fibres.
  • Metal clad four layer planar optical waveguides have been investigated using perturbation technique towards its application in mode discriminators used in integrated optoelectronic devices.
  • Multilayered optical waveguides have been studied as its application in connecting/ filtering devices.
  • Power confinement study is done for a DFB Laser.
  • Radiation mode characteristics have been investigated for a tapered planar Wave guide .
  • Monomode propagation of microwaves through a Teflon cylindrical rod has been established.
  • Temperature & Pressure optical sensors have been developed.
  • Cross Talk Calculation in WDM Optical Networks
  • Call Connection Improvement in WDM using wavelength converter.
  • Modeling of APD .
  • Design of Microprocessor based Thermocycler (support from UGC minor Research Project) in collaboration with Bio-Group
  • Modeling of Raman amplifiers & cross-talk estimation
  • Call connection estimation in WDM optical networks using an intelligent algorithm
  • Design and implementation of routing algorithms in all optical WDM networks

PhD Students

1.  K. Victor Sam Moses Babu [ME (Power Electronics and Drives),  Anna University]
2.  G. Hari Krishna [M. Tech. (Power Systems), NIT Warangal] 
3.  Pam Paul Gyang [M.S. (Electrical and Electronics Engineering), University of Lagos]
4.  Shriam K [M.Tech. (Embedded Systems), BITS Pilani]

Undergraduate/Masters Thesis Students

1. Harshit Agarwal, Thesis title: Impact of Price Anticipating and Cooperative behavior under a Price-based Demand Response Program, Subsequent position: Technologist, LG Ads
2. Vasu Sood, Thesis title: Storage Systems in Electric Vehicles, Subsequest position: Market Analyst, Futures First
1. Sayantan Biswas, Corporate Thesis title: Call Analytics
2. Jonathan Samuel, Corporate Thesis title: Analytics for Chatbot Platform
3. Vijay Kumar Malhotra, Thesis title: Identifying Data Patterns in Android Apps Metadata
4. Himangshu Goyal, Thesis title: Fraud Detection in Payment Services using Machine Learning
5. Abdul Azeem Shaik, Thesis title: Research on building a scalable service for monitoring a network of nodes
6. Armida Ashfaq, Thesis title: Analyzing Consumer Behavior in On-Demand Online Food Delivery Industry
7. Abhinav Rahul, Thesis title: Language Modelling for Code Mixed Data
8. Aryaman Jeendgar, Thesis title: Graph Neural Networks for Charged Particle Tracking
9. Sathvik Swaminathan, Thesis title: Optimizing Memory Management in Large-Scale Graph Neural Networks on Heterogeneous Memory Systems 

Research Interests

Research Areas

Computational Algorithms, Deep Learning, Generative Learning, Adversarial Learning, Data Mining, Big Data Analytics, Machine Learning, Supervised Learning, Game Theory, Robust Optimization, Tensor Methods, Time-Frequency Methods, Frequent Pattern Mining, Big Data Analytics, Adversarial AI, Generative AI, Robust AI, Explainable AI, Edge AI, Frugal AI, Green AI, Responsible AI, Foundation Models, Learned Representations, Data Science, Bioinformatics, Infectious Diseases, Computational Omics, Computational Biophysics

Ph.D. Scholars

  • Abhinav Kumar, Robust Neural Networks in Algorithmic Trading, Morgan Stanley
  • Venkatesh Natarajan, Computational Identification of Therapeutic Targets and AI-based Drug Repurposing in Parasitic Protists, AiZen Algo Pvt. Ltd.
  • Danny Muzata, PhD in Data Sciences for Global Health (jointly offered by BITS Pilani and the One Health Trust (OHT))
  • A Shivram, PhD in Data Sciences for Global Health (jointly offered by BITS Pilani and the One Health Trust (OHT))
  • Sagarika Jana, Adversarial deep learning algorithms applied to outlier detection in dynamic networks, BITS-RMIT (India-Australia) joint PhD Program

Undergraduate Research Students

  • Anish Kumar Kallepalli, Fog Analytics and Deep Learning, B.E. (Hons.) Computer Science, BPHC
  • Anurag Saksena, Adversarial deep learning applications, B.E. Computer Science, BPHC
  • Gunjan Barua, Adversarial deep learning in recommendation, B.E. Computer Science and MSc. Mathematics, BPHC
  • Vishnu Sudhan, Deep Learning, B.E. (Hons.) Computer Science, BPHC
  • Rohit Yalavarthy, Recommender Systems, B.E. Electronics and Instrumentation, BPHC
  • Yuv Boghani, Foundation Models, Bachelor of Computer Science, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Swathi Reddy, Learned Representations, Integrated B.Tech and M.Tech in Information Technology, Atal Bihari Vajpayee Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Gwalior
  • Ananya Gomathi, Hybrid deep learning, M.Sc. Mathematics, BPHC
  • Shramadeep Debnath, Tensor Methods, BS in Data Science and Applications, Indian Institute of Technology Madras
  • Leah K John, Adversarial reinforcement learning for recommendation, Dual Degree, B.E. Computer Science & M.Sc. Mathematics, BPHC
  • Anish Devnoor, Robust Human-Robot Handovers through Adversarial Learning, B.E. Electronics & Instrumentation, BPHC
  • Sathvik Reddy, Neuro-Symbolic Methods, B.E. Computer Science, BPHC
  • Pranav Chintareddy, Adversarial Reinforcement Learning, Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, Purdue University
  • Ankit Chakraborty, Frequent Pattern Mining, Senior Data Analyst, Capgemini India Pvt Ltd

Our Research Group

Research Interests: Design, Synthesis and Development of simple, small organic molecules for materials and biological applications.

  1. Design, synthesis and development of simple, small organic molecules based on Tetracyanoquinodimethanes and Xanthenes for multifunctional molecular material characteristics: Optical and Non-linear Optical molecular materials, Solar-cells, Anticancer activityBio-imaging and Sensing applications.
  2. Purification/separation of enantiomeric impurities by HPLC technique in recent API's (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients) through "Quality by Design Approach (QbD)"
  3. Design and development of organic small molecules based on Organic D-Pi-A frameworks as Solid-state recognition agents. 
  4. Design and Development of Biologically active molecules (with anticancer activity), molecular materials and doped Polymers for device applications such as Memristors and Solar cells.

Research Group:


  1. Dr.Anwarhussaini, Syed

Was a Full Time Ph.D studentCompleted in May 2022Recruited under DST-EMR Project 2017-2020. 

B.Sc. (Biology, Physics and Chemistry), M.Sc. Organic Chemistry from Osmania University.). Currently Employed in Chem Veda as Research Scientist 

  1. Dr.Himabindu, Battula

Was a Full Time Ph.D StudentCompleted in July 2023, did B.Sc (M.P.C) and M.Sc. in Organic Chemistry (Andhra University); M.Sc in Environmental Chemistry From Ambedkar Open University. Currently working as Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry (H&S), ACE Engineering College, Ankushapur, Ghatkesar, Telangana, Pin code-501301


  1. Anuradha Sureshrao Mohitkar, (Full Time Ph.D Student since April 2021B.Sc (Bi.P.C), M.Sc in Organic Chemistry (University of Pune) 
  2. Sivaganesh Bommi, (Part Time Ph.D Student since 2018B.Sc (Bi.P.C); M.Sc (Analytical Chemistry), Andhra University , Currently, General Manager, Neuland Pharmaceutical Company. 
  3. Pavan Varma Phenmatsa (Part Time Ph.D Student since 2022) B.Sc (M.P.C); M.Sc (Analytical Chemistry), Andhra University, Currently, Associate Research Scientist, Sai Life Sciences Limited.

        Overall Our Group focuses on the: 

  • Design, Synthesis, Characterization and Development of new simple, small organic molecules for biological activity and material properties.
  • Development and Fabrication of Molecular materials for optical, conducting, Non-linear optical and biological application (for anticancer activity)
  • Design, Synthesis, Characterization and Fabrication of novel Polymer templates/ Polymer blends for conducting and semiconducting applications.
  • Investigation on the Structure-property correlation 
  • Investigation of Nano structures and tuning morphology for the miniatures
  • Purification/separation of impurities through fine tuning and control experiments by HPLC method.
  • Design and synthesis of solid-state recognition agents
  • To generate Supramolecular assemblies for optical and non-linear optical molecular materials by the optimization of non-covalent interactions/organization of molecular dipoles through crystallization.
  • Design and synthesize molecular probes as metal sensors.

      Future Research Interests are to:

  •  Design and synthesize molecular fluorescent probes as efficient sensors and for bioimaging. 
  •  Synthesize considerable/extended pi-conjugated systems for solid state optical responses/solid state sensors.
  • Design and synthesize simple and small biologically active molecules for anticancer activity. 
  • Design and development of organic semiconductors with resistive switching memory characteristic and solar cell application.

Research Group

Sinchan Hait

PhD Scholar

Arshitha Mathew

Research Group
Project Associate

Academic Research & Research Group

Research Interests: Additive Manufacturing (AM); Materials and Design, AIML for AM, Biomedical Engineering, Prosthetics and Medical Devices, Tribology.
Ph.D. scholar positions available at BITS Pilani under my guidance:
(1) Full-time BITS Pilani-RMIT, Australia Academy research scholar scheme. Project numbers: BITSRMIT100039 and BITSRMIT101111. Application Deadline: 26 Sep, 2023.
Click here (Academic Research) for more details and to apply.
Email me for any doubts/query (; WhatsApp: 9010202879).  
(2) Part-time Ph.D. and Aspirant scheme Ph.D. (Aspirant scheme only for personnel in collaborating organizations of BITS Pilani).
Area: Additive manufacturing of industrial and biomedical metals and polymers, mechanical behaviour, numerical and machine learning (ML) modeling, experimental testing and characterization.

Doctoral Research Guidance:

S. No.

Name of PhD Candidate


Co-supervisor(s), if any

Title of PhD

Date of Completion



Mr. Amit Kumar Singh

Prof. Srinivasa Prakash Regalla


Finite Element Method based Optimization of Parts Produced by Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) Process




Mr. Pavan Kumar Gurrala

Prof. Srinivasa Prakash Regalla


Parametric Study of Fused Deposition Modeling for Optimum Strength of Parts




Mr. Kurra Suresh

Prof. Srinivasa Prakash Regalla


Studies on Asymmetric Incremental Sheet Metal Forming of EDD Steel




Mr. Satya Suresh

Prof. Srinivasa Prakash Regalla

Prof. Amit Gupta

Minimization of Weld line movement and Improvement of Geometric Accuracy in the forming of Tailor welded blanks (TWB)

2018 Completed


Ms. Swagatika Mohanty

Prof. Srinivasa Prakash Regalla

Prof. Y. V. D. Rao

Robot Assisted Asymmetric Incremental Sheet Metal Forming for Steep Wall Angle Parts




Mr. Shivakumar Ramalingam

Dr. Saravanan

Prof. Srinivasa Prakash Regalla

Modeling of an Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) system for simulation of closed loop feedback based condition monitoring system




Mr. Vutla Srinivasa Rao

Prof. Srinivasa Prakash Regalla

Dr. Kannan Ramaswamy

Sustainable Design of Clean Room for Micro-electro-mechanical Systems Fabrication and Micro-manufacturing Applications




Mr. Shanmukha-sundaram

Prof. Y. V. D. Rao

Prof. Srinivasa Prakash Regalla

Number synthesis and structure based rating of multilink epicyclic gear trains satisfying Gruebler’s degree of freedom equation




Mr. N. Nasir Hussain

Prof. Srinivasa Prakash Regalla

Prof. Y. V. D. Rao

Study of large elastic – plastic deformations in automobile crash-box with novel geometric shapes




 10 Mr. Karthik Rajasekhar   Prof. Srinivasa Prakash Regalla  Dr. Kurra Suresh Study of Strength and Fracture Behaviour of Below-Knee
Prosthetic Socket Made by Additive Manufacturing (AM)
 -  In progress
 11 Mr. Veeraiahgari Vamshi   Prof. Srinivasa Prakash Regalla Dr. Kurra Suresh  Specific Strength and Fracture of Inconel-718 Components made by Additive Manufacturing (AM) for Aerospace Applications -  In progress
 12 Mr. Thirupathi Balaji     Prof. Srinivasa Prakash Regalla  -  Design for Additive Manufacturing of Satellite Parts  -  In progress
Professional Societies:

Fellow, Institution of Engineers (India).

Member, Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).

Life Member, Tribology Society of India (TSI).

Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Life Member, Indian Society of Mechanical Engineers (ISME).
Member, International Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO) 


Research Collaborators

PhD Students


  1. Parveen (CSIR JRF)
  2. Praveen Mathil (Institute Fellowship)
  3. Mohd Shariq (Institute Fellowship)
  4. Manisha (SERB-CRG)
  5. Ekta (CSIR JRF)


       2. Barkha 

                    Thesis Title: A Study of Certain Graphs Associated to Rings and Semigroups

                   Current Position: Assistant Professor, Chandigarh University, Chandigarh

  1. Sandeep Dalal

                   Thesis Title: Graphs Associated with Groups and Semigroups

                   Current Position: Assistant Professor, Punjab Engineering College (PEC) (Deemed to be University) Chandigarh

PhD Students

1. Vinod Kumar (Thesis Defended - 2021)
Thesis Title: Rectangularly Dualizable Graphs and Rectangular Partitions 
2. Pinki (Thesis Defended - 2022)
Thesis Title: A Graph-theoretic and An Algorithmic Approach to Floorplanning
3. Raveena (Ongoing)
Thesis Title: A Study of Non-rectangular Floorplans: Graph Theoretic Approach
4. Shiksha (Ongoing)
Thesis Title: Advanced Geometric Algorithms for Network Optimisation and Architectural Layout Design
5. Rohit Lohani (Ongoing)

Thesis Title: Polygonal Representation of Plane Triangulated Graphs

6. Nikita Soni

Research Group


  1. Krishnan R S (2019PHXF0109H): Completed

        Co-supervisor: Prof Saroj Mondal (IIT Dharwad)

        Date of Defense: 04.03.2024

        Thesis Title: Design of Performance-Power Tunable mm-Wave Front-end and Baseband IP

     2. Battina Sindhu (2019PHXF0029H): Completed

        Co-supervisor: Prof Parikshit Sahatiya (EEE, BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus)

        Date of Defense: 19.04.2024

        Thesis Title: Design and Study of Nanomaterial-Based Flexible Antennas for Sensing Applications

       3. Shambulingappa Vadeyanapur (2021PHXF0109H): Ongoing

      4. Dinesh Kumar Reddy V K (2021PHXF0109H): Ongoing

      5. Mendhe Mrunali Vijay Yogita (2023PHXP0444H): Ongoing

      6. Nandini Ashokkumar Trivedi (2023PHXP0446H): Ongoing

       7. Anand Kumar (2023PHXP0489H): Ongoing

Chandu Parimi’s Research Group

Computational Mechanics

XFEM, Phase-field, PINN, Multiphysics Problems

Doctoral Students

  • Krishnendu Sivadas


  • Prof Raghu Piska, BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus
  • Prof Amol Vuppuluri, BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus
  • Prof Stéphane Bordas, University of Luxembourg
  • Sundararajan Natarajan, IIT Madras
  • Prof Hirshikesh, IIT Jodhpur

Structural Dynamics

Secondary Structures, Stacked loads, Spectral Acceleration using CNN

Past Doctoral Students

  • Dr Surya Prakash Challagulla, Thornton Tomasetti


  • Prof PK Thiruvikraman, BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus
  • Dr Ehsan Noroozinejad Farsangi, Western Sydney University
  • Prof Mohan SC, BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus

Gait Analysis and Computer Vision

Efficient Qualitative Gait Analysis, Computer Vision for Quality Assurance


Optimal Delaunay Triangulation, Point Cloud data manipulation

Past Doctoral Students

  • Dr Neha Singh (co - Advisor)


  • Prof Tathagata Ray, BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus

Quantum Foundations and Information Group

Sourav Kesharee Sahoo

submitted thesis

Works in quantum-classical transition, effects of semiclassical gravity in quantum mechanics.

Dharmaraj Ramachandran

Third year project SRF

Works in quantum information geometry

Hrisheekesh Prabhakar

First year

Just finishing coursework. Intends to work in quantum state geometry, entanglement and open quantum systems.

Research Interests

The broad area of research includes synaptic homeostasis maintenance by Vitamin D3 in health and diseased conditions. Synaptic impairment underlies a common detrimental effect observed under most neurotoxic conditions, where our research group has shown an antioxidant and neuroprotective property of nutraceutical, Vitamin D3 in a mouse model of HD. We also showed VD administration rescued the expression pattern of key neurotrophic factors in the brain like brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and nerve growth factor (NGF) in the mouse striatum. We recently provided evidence that the neuroprotective benefits of Vitamin D3 (VD) occurred through a rescue in the protein expression of Vitamin D receptors (VDR).

One of the primary focuses of my laboratory is to decipher the myriad molecular mechanism through which the brain resident immune protein expression like T-cell receptor beta subunit (TCR-β) gets modulated under neuropathological/neurotoxic conditions like Huntington’s disease (HD) or under neuropsychiatric disorders like schizophrenia. People with neurological disorders have psychiatric, cognitive, and motor dysfunction where impairments begin with synaptic pathologies much before the clinical symptoms of the disorder.

Our lab is keen to unravel the different modes of molecular mechanisms undertaken by VD in restoring neuronal functions and synaptic communication in an aged brain and neuropathological condition characterized by increased mitochondrial dysfunction and enhanced oxidative stress. We aim to investigate the downstream molecular pathways responsible for crosstalk between VD and ionotropic receptors at the central nervous system synapses by undertaking in-vivo and in-vitro models. We undertake behavior assays, whole-cell electrophysiology (to monitor neuronal activity), molecular biology, proteomics, and biochemical tools to investigate the myriad outcomes of Vitamin D3 (VD) in the central nervous system.

Current Members

  • Sharon Abraham (Ph.D fellow): 2022-continued
  • Omalur Eshwari (Ph.D fellow): 2023-continued
  • Kishore Golla (Ph.D-University of Hyderabad)- Current post-doctorate research fellow under DBT-Buiulder grant (2023-continued)

Past Members: 

  • SKV Manjari (Ph.D) Gradutaed in 2024 under my supervision
  • Arvind P (Post-doctorate research fellow under DBT-Buiulder grant




We are hiring....

CSIR-NET JRF qualified candidates or DBT- JRF or DST-Inspire aspirants, interested for PhD may apply through BITS PhD program and email the following to:

  1. Cover letter
  2. CV
  3. Description of research experience (if any) and accomplishments, and potential future research interests.

Recent Works

  1. Recent Paper published: “Picosecond spin-orbit torque–induced coherent magnetization switching in a ferromagnet”,  D. Polley, A. Pattabi, A. Rastogi, K. Jhuria, E. Diaz, H. Singh, A. Lemaitre, M. Hehn, J. Gorchon and J. Bokor; Science Advances 9, eadh5562 (2023).
  2. Recent paper published: "Combining femtosecond laser annealing and shallow ion implantation for local color center creation in diamond", J. Engel, K. Jhuria, D. Polley, T. Luhmann, M. Kuhrke, W. Liu, J. Bokor, T. Schenkel, and R. Wunderlich; Applied Physics Letters 122, 234002 (2023).

  3. Currently working on "Micromagnetic simulations of current-induced magnetization switching in picosecond timescales"


Research Interests

1. Radomes: Radome is a short form of "Radar Dome". It is a protective cover for the antenna. The radiation emitting from the antenna passes through the radome and as a result some of the characteristics of the antenna change. Radome introduces phase delays, changes side-lobe levels of the antennas and introduces bore sight errors in seeker antennas. The radome has to be designed in such a way that it protects the antenna in the given environment and its effect on the antenna radiation remains minimum. Therefore, the design of radome is challenging, especially in the cases of airborne radomes used for antennas mounted on aircraft, satellite or a missile. We have developed the 3D ray tracing based software for analysis, design and optimization of antenna-radome systems for airborne applications.
2. Absorbers and Rasorbers: It is very important to protect our strategic defense systems against detection by enemy radars. Absorbers are used to absorb the incoming electromagnetic waves so that the radar cross section (RCS) of the system can be reduced and the stealth property of the system can be improved. Rasorbers are absorbers with an additional transmission band. Therefore, the rasorber can be used as a radome. Both the absorbers and rasorbers are constructed using frequency selective surfaces (FSS) present on layers of dielectric material. The design is usually accomplished using a commercial EM solvers such as CST MWS or Ansys HFSS.

Peer Review

I serve as a reviewer for the following journals

  • IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility
  • International Journal of RF and Microwave Computer-Aided Engineering


To be updated soon.

PhD Scholar

Looking for Highly Motivated Scholar Interested to work at Interface of Chemistry and Biology

Ph D guidance

Sr. No.

Name of the student



Registered at



Piush Joshi

Antioxidant Profile of some Medicinal Plants of Jaipur Flora


Jaipur National University

Awarded, September 2013


Vadiraj Kurdekar

Design, Synthesis, and Evaluation of Novel Anti-rheumatic Agents


BITS, Pilani

Awarded, July 2015


Priti Jain

Design, Synthesis, and Evaluation of Novel agents to treat Alzheimer's disease


BITS, Pilani

Awarded, July 2016


Vandana Kharab

Development and evaluation of taste-masked formulations of ondansetron hydrochloride


Jodhpur National University

Awarded, Jan. 2015


Mahaveer Singh

Design, Synthesis, and Evaluation of Novel Agents for the Treatment of Epilepsy


BITS, Pilani

Awarded, July 2018


Kaushal Pathak

To study the contribution of visceral adiposity and liver fat to cardiac metabolic risk in overweight/obese diabetic subjects in India


BITS, Pilani

Awarded, July 2018


Pankaj Wadhwa

Design, Synthesis, and Evaluation of Novel HIV-1 Integrase Inhibitors


BITS, Pilani

Awarded, July 2018


Amit Sharma

Design, Synthesis, and Evaluation of Dual Inhibitors of β-secretase and Acetylcholinesterase


BITS, Pilani

Admitted in Aug. 2019


Mukesh Gehlot

Studies on Oral Vitamin D Formulation to Improve Bioavailability


BITS, Pilani

Admitted in Jan. 2021


Shikha Thakur

Design, synthesis, and biological evaluation of Angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AT1R) – neprilysin (NEP) inhibitors (ARNi) against diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM)


BITS, Pilani

Admitted in Sep. 2021


Neha Dagar

Evaluating the role and putative mechanisms of selected nutraceuticals against acute kidney injury under diabetic condition based on network pharmacology approach and experimental validation


BITS, Pilani

Admitted in Sep. 2021


Samarth Dwivedi

Design, synthesis, and evaluation of SET7 inhibitors for the treatment of diabetic nephropathy


BITS, Pilani

Admitted in August 2022


Gurmeet Singh

Topic not yet approved


BITS, Pilani

Admitted in Jan. 2023


Priyanka Mohanty

Topic not yet approved


BITS, Pilani

Admitted in August 2023


  1. Supervised 20 M. Pharmacy students for their Professional Practice – I and II courses (Research-oriented)
  2. Supervised 34 M. Pharmacy Students for their Research Practice course (Research-oriented)
  3. Supervised 26 B. Pharmacy students for Study Oriented Projects, where students carry out some literature survey-oriented projects
  4. Supervised 34 B. Pharmacy students for Laboratory Oriented Projects, where students work in the laboratory on short projects
  5. Supervised 8 B. Pharmacy students for their First Degree Thesis, a one-semester dedicated project work
  6. Supervised 10 M. Pharmacy students for their Higher Degree Dissertation, a one-semester dedicated project work
  7. Doctoral Advisory Committee Member for Ph.D. candidates at BITS, Pilani
  8. Worked as Project fellow: Immunostimulants and adaptogens from selected few indigenous plants – Sponsored by Dept. of Science and Technology, Govt. of India.
  9. Worked as JRF: Development of Pharmacopoeial standards for ISM drugs – Sponsored by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India.
  10. Worked on project: Conservation of phytomaterials – Sponsored by Dabur India Ltd., Sahibabad, India.

Current members

PhD students

1. Khushika

PhD Student, BITS Pilani, 2022-Present

M.Sc. Chemistry from GJUST, Haryana

2. Amrutashree Hota 

PhD Student, BITS Pilani, 2023-Present

M.Sc. Chemistry from GIET University, Odisha

MSc thesis students

Bhumik Joshi

Apoorva Ojha


MSc Thesis

S-II 22-23: Samarth Krishna Murthy

S-I 23-24: P. Vyas

S-II 23-24: Bhumik Joshi

S-II 23-24: Apoorva 

Designed/Special Project 

S-I 21-22: H. R. Gupta, P. Vyas, Ashwin M.

S-II 22-23: P. Vyas, K.S.V. Dhanush, S. Modi, T. Bansal, Ashwin M.

S-I 23-24: S. Modi, T. Bansal

S-II 23-24:

Team Members

Our Team

Mr. Priyadarshan Badatya

Small molecule activation

Ms. Nayan Bhawsar

Mimics of active sites of metalloproteins

Research Group

Research Group


Research Scholar
Ms. Dyagala Shalini (Institute Fellow)
Ph.D. degree awarded:

Dr. M Sowmiya

Dr. Amit Kumar Tiwari

Dr. Sonu
Dr. Sunita Kumari  
Dr. Sayantan Halder
Dr. Rishika Aggrawal 

Research Group

Research Team:
Ph.D. Students: 
1. Ms. Ruchika Bassan (Amino Acid and Peptide-based Supramolecular Catalytic Systems) 
Positions Available:  
PhD positions are available in my research group. Highly motivated M.Sc. in Chemistry students are encouraged to apply for PhD position directly to me (Preference will be given to CSIR/UGC-NET-JRF fellowship holder).
If you wish to apply for various National Government Fellowships for PhD and Postdoc positions, feel free to write me directly for possibilities.  

ElastoTheory Lab

Research Group Members:

Principal Investigator (PI)

Prof. Sumit Kumar Vishwakarma

M.Sc., Ph.D. (Indian Institute of Technology (ISM), Dhanbad)

Current Ph.D. Students:


Name: Dhrubajyoti Sarkar 
 Date of Joining : 03.04.2023
 M.Sc. in Mathematics : 2016, Tezpur University (Qualified CSIR-NET with JRF in the year 2016 and 2020)
 Research Topic : Elastodynamic Problems on Microcontinuum and Elastic-Layered Structures with Non-Conventional Boundaries
Name: Sunita Kumawat 
 Date of Joining : 08.03.2021
 M.Sc. in Mathematics : 2018, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore. (Qualified CSIR-NET in 2020)
 Research Topic : Mathematical Modelling of Seismic Wave Propagation in Composite Layered Structures.
1. Sunita Kumawat, Sumit Kumar Vishwakarma, Saad Althobaiti, A comparative study of reflection and refraction of SH waves across a tri-layered thin-walled micro-structure, Thin-Walled Structures, 192, 111166 (2023) (Q1, IF: 6.4)
2. Sunita Kumawat, Sumit Kumar VishwakarmaCircumferential SH wave in piezo-reinforced composite structure with imperfect interface bonding, Applied Mathematical Modelling, 123, 311-331 (2023) (Q1, IF: 5.00)
3. Sunita KumawatSumit Kumar Vishwakarma, Elastodynamic response of torsional waves in Sinusoidal-Canonical-Notch (STN), (Accepted for publication, Q2)
4. Sunita Kumawat, Subhrat Praharaj, Sumit Kumar VishwakarmaDispersion of torsional surface waves in a threefold concentric compounded cylinder with imperfect interface, Waves in Random and Complex Media, Taylor and Francis, 2022, IF: 4.051)
5. Sunita Kumawat, Sumit Kumar Vishwakarma,Comparison of Torsional wave dispersion in Monoclinic, Orthotropic, and Transtropic infinite cylinder, Physica Scripta, IOP, 2022 (Q2, IF: 3.081)



Alumni (Graduated Ph.D. Students)

Dr. Tapas Panigrahi 
Duration : 16.10.2017 to 22.10.2022 (Date of Ph.D. viva voce examination)
Research Topic : Study of Phase Velocity of Seismic Waves in Anisotropic Layered Geologies.
Current Status: Assistant Professor at GIET University, Odisha.
  1. Sumit Kumar Vishwakarma, Tapas Ranjan Panigrahi, Velocity-profile of torsional surface waves in a contorted watery-porous reservoir over a sand-dune deposit, Applied Mathematical ModellingElsevier101, 195-213, 2022, Impact factor: 5.336
  2. Sumit Kumar Vishwakarma, Tapas Ranjan Panigrahi, An analytic model of Rayleigh waves transference in a fluid containing inhomogeneity as a circular function of depth, Journal of earth system scienceSpringer,130, 216 (2021) Impact factor: 1.912
  3. Tapas Ranjan Panigrahi, Sumit Kumar Vishwakarma, Dinesh Kumar Majhi, Modelling of torsional wave propagation in a two-layer anisotropic inhomogeneous media, Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 1849 (2021) 012013, IOP Journal.
  4. Sumit Kumar Vishwakarma, Tapas Ranjan Panigrahi, Dispersive characterization of Rayleigh surface waves in a liquid medium with inhomoegeneity coefficients, Waves in Random and Complex Media, Taylor and Francis, ( (Impact factor: 4.051) (2021).
  5. Sumit Kumar Vishwakarma, Tapas Ranjan Panigrahi, Dynamics of SV-wave, SH-wave, and P-wave in a cross-anisotropic medium exhibiting exponential heterogeneityArabian Journal of Geosciences, Springer, 14, 337 (Impact factor: 1.827)(2021).
  6. Tapas Ranjan Panigrahi, Sumit Kumar Vishwakarma, Rupinderjit Kaur, Phase velocity of Love-type waves in a periodic irregular anisotropic-layered substratum, Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering(Conference Proceeding), Springer, (Print ISBN: 978-981-15-9975-0) (2020).
  7. Sumit Kumar Vishwakarma,Rupinderjit Kaur, Tapas Ranjan Panigrahi, Love Wave Dispersion in an Inhomogeneous Earth’s Crust Lying Over a Pre-stressed Inhomogeneous Mantle, Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering (Conference Proceeding), Springer, (Print ISBN: 978-981-15-9975-0) (2020)
  8. Sumit Kumar Vishwakarma, Tapas Ranjan Panigrahi, Rupinderjit Kaur,  Dynamics of Love-type waves in an imperfect anisotropic layered Geology, Mechanics of Solid, Springer, 18, 27-42, 2020, (IF: 0.436).
  9. Sumit Kumar Vishwakarma, Tapas Ranjan Panigrahi, Rupinderjit Kaur, SH-wave propagation in linearly varying fiber-reinforced viscoelastic composite structure uninitial stress, Arabian Journal of Geosciences, Springer, 12(2019), 12:59 (DOI:10.1007/s12517-018-4211-1) Impact factor: 1.827

  10. Sumit Kumar Vishwakarma,Rupinderjit Kaur, Tapas Ranjan Panigrahi, Love wave frequency in an orthotropic crust over a double-layered anisotropic mantle, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Elsevier, 110, 86-92 (2018) Impact factor: 2.578

  11. Sumit Kumar Vishwakarma, Tapas Ranjan Panigrahi, On Love wave frequency under the influence of linearly varying shear moduli, initial stress, and density of orthotropic half-space. Mathematics and Computing (conference proceeding), Springer, 253, 209-223 (2018)

Dr.  Rupinderjit Kaur
Duration : 10.08.2016 to 12.12.2020 (Date of Ph.D. viva voce examination)
Research Topic : Study of Seismic Waves in Anisotropic Layered Medium Containing Inhomogeneity”
Current Status: Data Analyst, Numpy Ninja Inc., Toronto, Canada.
  1. Sumit Kumar Vishwakarma,Rupinderjit Kaur, Tapas Ranjan Panigrahi, Love wave frequency in an orthotropic crust over a double-layered anisotropic mantle, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Elsevier, 110, 86-92 (2018) Impact factor: 2.578
  2. Sumit Kumar Vishwakarma, Rupinderjit Kaur, Tapas Ranjan Panigrahi, Torsional wave frequency in heterogeneous earth crust lying over dry sandy semi-infinite substratum, Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, Springer, 40(10), 1399-1412 (2019) (Impact factor: 1.699)
  3. Rupinderjit KaurSumit Kumar Vishwakarma, Tapas Ranjan Panigrahi, Influence of irregular geologies and inhomogeneity on SH-wave propagationActa Mechanica, Springer, 231, 1821-1836 (2020) (Impact factor: 2.698)
  4. Sumit Kumar Vishwakarma, Rupinderjit Kaur, Case-wise investigation of body-wave propagation in a cross-anisotropic soil with multiple inhomogeneity coefficientsApplied Mathematical Modelling, Elsevier, 90, 1170-1182 (2020) (Impact factor: 5.336)
  5. Sumit Kumar Vishwakarma, Tapas Ranjan Panigrahi, Rupinderjit KaurSH-wave propagation in linearly varying fiber-reinforced viscoelastic composite structure uninitial stress, Arabian Journal of Geosciences, Springer, 12(2019), 12:59 (DOI:10.1007/s12517-018-4211-1) Impact factor: 1.827
  6. Tapas Ranjan PanigrahiSumit Kumar Vishwakarma, Rupinderjit Kaur, Phase velocity of Love-type waves in a periodic irregular anisotropic-layered substratum, Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering (Conference Proceeding), Springer, (Print ISBN: 978-981-15-9975-0) (2020).

  7. Sumit Kumar Vishwakarma, Tapas Ranjan Panigrahi, Rupinderjit Kaur,  Dynamics of Love-type waves in an imperfect anisotropic layered Geology, Mechanics of Solid, Springer, (Impact factor: 0.436) (Accepted for Publication) (2020)

  8. Sumit Kumar Vishwakarma,Rupinderjit Kaur, Tapas Ranjan Panigrahi, Love Wave Dispersion in an Inhomogeneous Earth’s Crust Lying Over a Pre-stressed Inhomogeneous Mantle, Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering (Conference Proceeding), Springer, (Print ISBN: 978-981-15-9975-0) (2020)

Research Students

Doctoral Students

  1. Mr. Shubham Lanjewar (Ongoing)

No. of HD student graduated – 1

No. of BTech project students completed ~ 10

Ph.D Scholars (Full- time)


  1. Mr. Shreyas Deshpande (2017PHXF0422G)

          Thesis Title : Design and Development of Micro Interdigitated Electrodes Devices for Sensitive and Reliable Biosensors

          Supervisor: Prof. Gautam Bacher (EEE), Co-Supervisor: Sr. Prof. Sunil Bhand (Chemistry)

          Ph.D Status: Completed 

          Date of Completion: 21 September, 2023


  1. Mr. Rishikesh Datar (2020PHXF0082G)

          Topic of Research: Design and Development of Novel Field Effect Transistor based Devices for Biosensing Applications.

          Supervisor: Prof. Gautam Bacher (EEE), Co-Supervisor: Sr. Prof. Sunil Bhand (Chemistry)

          Ph.D Status: Ongoing (Ph.D Proposal submission date: October, 2022)

          PhD Fellowship funded by BITS BoCyTiH Foundation


  1. Ms. Neelamma M K (2021PHXP0011G)

          Topic of Research: Development of novel biosensors for the detection of selected mycotoxins in food-related products.

          Supervisor: Sr. Prof. Sunil Bhand (Chemistry), Co-Supervisor: Prof. Gautam Bacher (EEE)

          Ph.D Status: Ongoing (Ph.D Proposal submission date: December, 2022)

          PhD Fellowship funded by BITS BoCyTiH Foundation


Ph.D Scholars (Part -time)


  1. Mr. Kalyan Ram B (2016PHXP016G)

          Topic of Research: Admission control, Mode Selection and Resource Allocation and D2D Communication for e-Health care Application

          Supervisor: Prof. Nitin Sharma, Co-Supervisor: Prof. Gautam Bacher

          Ph.D Status: Ongoing (Ph.D Proposal submission date: July, 2017)




University: BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus

 Admitted : 2021




University: BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus

Awarded : 2022


Name: Mrs. P LALITHA



Awarded : 2016


Ph.D. Students

1. Ruddarraju Amrutha   
    Area of Research: Classical Algebraic K-Theory, Commutative Algebra
2. Sunil Rampuria
    Area of Research: Classical Algebraic K-Theory, Commutative Algebra 

First Degree Thesis

Alla Leena Samyuktha (Semester 2, 2021-22)
    Title: Classical Groups, Normality Theorem and Serre's Conjecture

Reading Projects

Semester Long Reading Projects
1. Shriya M (Semester 2, 2020-21)
     Title: Study of Classical Groups

2. Arundhati Ghose (Semester 1, 2021-22)

    Title: Representations of Finite Groups

3. Pranjal Jasani (Semester 1, 2021-22)
    Title: Gram-Schmidt process and Jordan Form
4. Alla Leena Samyuktha (Semester 1, 2021-22)
    Title: Field Theory and Galois Groups
5. Aayushi Vivek Shah (Semester 2, 2021-22)
    Title: Study of Bilinear Forms
6. Anagha G (Semester 2, 2021-22)
    Title: Ideals, Varieties and Algorithms
7. Preksha Rastogi (Semester 2, 2022-23)
    Title: Gram-Schmidt Process
8. Sumithra Modi (Semester 2, 2023-23)
    Title: Field Theory

PhD Scholars

  1. Name: Mrs. N. Shobanadevi

Title of the Thesis: Qualitative Properties of Solutions of Fractional Nabla Difference Equations

University: VIT University

Status: Awarded in 2016


  1. Name: Mr. Basua Debananda

University: BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus with Institute Fellowship

Title of the Thesis: Lyapunov-type Inequalities for Conformable and Fractional Boundary Value Problems

Status: Awarded in 2021


  1. Name: Mrs. Ravilisetty Revathi

University: BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus with DST - Inspire Fellowship

Title of the Thesis: Numerical Solutions to Compressible Flow Problems

Status: Awarded in 2022


  1. Name: Mr. N. S. Gopal

University: BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus with CSIR - JRF

Proposed Research Topic: Qualitative Properties of Nabla Fractional Difference Equations

Status: Awarded in 2023


  1. Name: Ms. Sangeeta Dhawan

University: BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus with Institute Fellowship

Proposed Research Topic: Multiple Positive Solutions of Nabla Fractional Difference Equations

Status: Ongoing


Guiding Students:

1. V. Selvakumar submitted  the thesis entitled " Empirical Modeling and Predicting Motor Insurance Claims using Maching Learning Approaches [ in the field of Time series and Analysys].
2. Shilpa Kadam   in the field  Adaptive Learning(an interdisciplinary approach) Topic : Recommend Personalized Learning Paths for Effective Learning in Adaptive Learning Systems  

PhD Students

1. Anjali P. V.; working on a posteriori error analysis for weak Galerkin method for parabolic problems; DST-Inspire fellowship (Ongoing).
2.  Amit K Pal; working as a JRF for DST-SERB CRG project on Weak Galerkin method for parabolic problems (Ongoing).

Ph.D Students

1: Name: Aleena Philip
    Role:  Supervisor
    Research Topic: Multilinear extensions of operator ideals related to absolutely p-summing operators
    Fellowship: DST-Inspire
    Status:  Ongoing
2: Name: Jahir Abbas sarda
    Role:  Supervisor
    Research Topic: Dynamics of Operators on Weighted Spaces of Holomorphic Functions defined on Infinite  Dimensional Spaces
    Fellowship: UGC Fellowship
    Status:  Ongoing

Project Fellows

1: Name: Ashim Barman
    Role:  Project Fellow (JRF)
    Research Topic: Dynamics of Operators on Weighted Spaces of Holomorphic Functions defined on Infinite  Dimensional Spaces
    Fellowship: Supported by DST-SERB POWER project
    Status: Ongoing


Research Interest: 

  • Phytochemical investigation and standardization of Natural Products
  • Design and synthesis of novel compounds for treating microbial infections and metabolic disorders
  • Semis-synthesis of bioactive natural products
  • Bioassay guided fractionation and formulation of herbal extracts and natural products in suitable formulations  

Ph D Students

1.   Name: Mr. Faiz Imam
      Fellowship: Institute funded fellow (previously, SRF from a project sponsored by DST, India)
      Status: Completed 
2.   Name: Mr. Anshid Aboobacker
      Fellowship: JRF (CSIR)
      Status: Ongoing  
3.   Name: Mr. Purohit Nisarg Bharatbhai
      Fellowship: JRF (UGC)
      Status: Ongoing  

Research Group

Ph.D. supervision (elsewhere) [Current-03]

1. Natarajan B, SASTRA University [2020 - Thesis Submitted]

2. Rajalakshmi E, SASTRA University [2020 - Thesis Submitted]

3. Keerthana S, SASTRA University [2021 - Current]

Ph.D. supervision (BITS) [Current-02]

1. Shemy Syed [2023 - Current]

2. Jayaraman Kumarappan [2023 - Current]

Current Research Scholars

Amina F.

Amina is a native of Kerala. She holds a M. E. Chemical Engineering degree from Calicut University and is pursuing a PhD under Dr. Amol Deshpande at BITS Pilani K K Birla Goa campus.

PhD Thesis Topic: Application of Chemical Looping / Unmixed Combustion (CLC/UMC) for sustained heat transfer to liquids

Her research demonstrates the application of chemical looping/unmixed combustion (CLC/UMC) for generating hot liquid utility/steam as an energy-efficient, environmentally friendly and cost-effective alternative to existing premixed (conventional) combustion-based hot utility generation systems.

The work includes the design and fabrication of the proposed system at lab scale, conduction of experimental study (reference: water heating), modeling and CFD simulation of the proposed system and its techno-economic analysis.

This research work has resulted in four peer-reviewed journal publications and five conference papers.












Narayan Korde

Narayan is currently working as an Associate Director at Teva Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Mumbai. He has around 18 years of industrial experience in Energy Management, Global Engineering Projects and more than 500+ Utility design and consultancies globally. He is a Chemical Engineer from J.N.E. College, Cha. Sambhaji Nagar (formerly Aurangabad), Maharashtra and completed his M.Tech in Energy from Savitribai Phule (Pune) University, followed by MBA in Operations Management from ICFAI, Hyderabad.

Currently, he is pursuing PhD as a part-time student under Dr. Amol Deshpande at BITS Pilani, K K Birla Goa Campus.

PhD Thesis Topic: Techno-economic feasibility of flue gas waste heat recovery system integrated with heat pump for process oil-fired boiler

His research demonstrates the optimum waste heat recovery potential while avoiding the sulfur dew point-induced acidic corrosion irrespective of the process load variations and minimizing the bypassing of the hot flue gas from the process boilers. The study also explores the application of the heat pump to improve the overall boiler efficiency without impacting acidic corrosion. The work includes defining the industrial problem statement, designing and installing the proposed system and plant scale, collecting the data and its analysis to verify the differentiation in the key performance parameters between the conventional and the proposed modified system including the process modeling to generalize its application for similar systems

The research has resulted in two conference papers / posters.

Daliboyina Neelima

PhD Thesis Topic: Studies on a Carbon monoxide (CO) fueled self-sustaining Unmixed Combustion (UMC) reactor for integrated Carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and power/steam generation

Supervisor: Prof. Srinivas Krishnaswamy

Co-Supervisor: Dr. Amol Deshpande










Doctoral Scholars


1. Dr. Vishal Gupta
Thesis Title: Improved Beacon-Stuffing and Quantification of Criticisms in Analytic Hierarchy Process for Infrastructure WLANs
Role: Supervisor
Year of Award: 2014
Current Affiliation: Associate Professor, BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus, Pilani, India

2. Dr. Nirmal Kumar Gupta
Thesis Title: Object Oriented Software Quality Estimation Using Maintainability Metrics and Genetic Algorithms
Role: Supervisor
Year of Award: 2015
Current Affiliation: Associate Professor, Manipal University, Jaipur, India

3. Dr. Neetika Gupta
Thesis Title: Robust Image Registration Methods for Varying Image Quality and Imaging Conditions in Augmented Reality Systems
Role: Supervisor
Year of Award: 2019
Current Affiliation: Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada



1. Mr. Yemineni Ashok
Topic of Research: Techniques for Real-Time Interaction of Virtual and Physical Objects using Image Segmentation and Registration Methods for Markerless Augmented Reality Applications
Role: Supervisor
Year of Enrolment: 2019

2. Mr. Indranil Misra
Topic of Research: Robust Feature based Automatic Image Registration for Image Fusion and Change Detection in Remote Sensing Data
Role: Supervisor
Co-Supervisor: Dr. S. Manthira Moorthi, Scientist 'SG', Space Applications Centre, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Ahmedabad, India
Year of Enrolment: 2020

3. Ms. Trishna Paul
Topic of Research: Techniques for Augmented Reality Visualizations for Engineering and Healthcare Education
Role: Supervisor
Year of Enrolment: 2021

4. Mr. Kapil Krishnan
Topic of Research: Reliable Knowledge Graph Processing Methods to improve Baked Food Production using Machine Learning
Year of Enrolment: 2022

5. Ms. Alka Beniwal
Topic of Research: Marker-less Image Registration Methods for Augmented Reality
Year of Enrolment: 2022


Doctoral Students


1) Dr. Shubha Dubey: (2013PHXF0012P) FT-IF: Thesis Title: "Role of Psychological Capital in Relation with Employees’ Perceptions of Organizational Virtuousness on Employee Performance” (Thesis Submitted:15/7/2020; Thesis Defense: 26/11/2020) Currently with TAPMI Business School, MAHE, Jaipur.

2) Dr. Namita Ruparel (2017PHXF0005P) FT-IF: Thesis Title: "(Re)thinking Positive Workplaces: A Multi-sectoral Cross-Sectional Investigation" (Thesis Submitted: 19/12/2020; Thesis Defense: 01/04/2021) Currently with JIBS (OP Jindal Global University).

3) Anjali Massey-PT (2020PHXF0112P): Thesis Title: "Flourishing Workplaces vis-a-vis Dark Side of Organizational Communication: Towards an Integrated Framework for Building Positive Institutions".
4) Jerin.V. Philipose [UGC-SRF] (2020PHXF0465P): Thesis Title: "Positive Psychological Propensities and Resultant Consequences among Christian Community in Kerala: A Path Analytical Investigation"
5) Akash Dubey [IF](2020PHXF0468P): Thesis Title: "Micro-Modeling Workplace Flourishing: Assessing the Impact of ‘Select Determinants’".
6) Saumya Dhiman [UGC-JRF] (2023PHXP0445P): Course Work.
7) Vikas Kumar [UGC-SRF] (2023PHXP0448P): Course Work.
Project Fellows:
1) Ishita Chatterjee (ICMR-SRF; 2018-2019): For WISE Project (Currently with Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh).
2) Harsha Tyagi (ICMR-SRF; 2019-2020): For WISE Project (Currently pursuing PhD from DoMS, IIT Roorkee).



  • Ms Shailee Gaur, "Biosurfactant Production by Pseudomonas aeruginosa Using Waste Engine Oil (WEO) as a Substrate: Characterization, Optimization, and Soil Remediation Application", June-2023.


  • Mr Jujaru Mohan, "Biosurfactant production, optimization, characterization, and application development in a fed-batch bioreactor using a non-pathogenic bacterium", March-2021.
  • Mr Herculish Sapam, "Preparation of electrospun nanofibers with superior antimicrobial and antibiofilm characteristics", January-2024.

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Professional Membership

  • IEEE Senior Membership- ID 97806302
  • INFORMS 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022,2023 Membership
  • POMS 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024 Membership - ID 12637
  • Analytics Society of India- Full life Membership
  • AIMS International -full life membership
  • The Institute of Engineers (India) -full life membership


Research Interest

Research Areas

  1. Reaction Engineering 
  2. Process Development 
  3. Heterogeneous Catalysis 
  4. Green Processes 
  5. Membrane Separations
  6. Fluid Rheolology 
  7. Carbon Capture and Utilization
  8. Waste water treatment 
  9. Powder Technology 

Ph.D. Supervision

Ph.Ds Completed :
 1. Mr B. Sreenivasulu (2017)-Supervisor
Thesis Title: Kinetics and Engineering of Carbon Capture by Chemical Looping Process 
 2Mr P. Suresh (2019)-Supervisor
Thesis Title: Process and Engineering Studies on Wet Granulation 
 3. Mrs P. Sirisha (2019)-Co-Supervisor
Thesis Title: Development of Environment-friendly Process for the Production of Biofuels and Value-added Products from Ligno-cellulosic Biomass Residues 
 4. Mr Y. Varun (2023)-Co-Supervisor
Thesis Title: Studies on Transition Metal Catalysts for CO2 Methanation 
5. Mr R.Aniruddha (2024) - Supervisor  
Thesis Title: Studies on Adsorption Based Carbon Capture  
PhDs in Progress
1. Ms Sadamanti Sireesha (Supervisor) Jan 2020 onwards
Thesis Title: Studies on heavy metal removal using Biomass based adsorbents 
2. Mr Khandgave Santosh Sopanrao (Supervisor) Jan 2022 onwards
Thesis Title: Towards  greener and sustainable approach for heavy metal removal from aqueous solutions
3. Mr Pradip Mali (Supervisor) Jan 2023 onwards
Thesis Title: To be decided
4. Mr V. Sai Krishna Reddy (Supervisor): Jul 2024 Onwards
Thesis Title: On Ambient Carbon Capture (yet to be decided)
5. Ms Suharika (Co-Supervisor): 2021 Onwards
Thesis Title: Mechanistic Insights of CO2 Methanation 
6. Ms Atmaja Shinde (Co-Supervisor): 2023 Onwards
Thesis Title: Core shell catalysts in CO2 Methanation

Research Group

PhD Students:      

  • Smruti Smita Lenka (DST-INSPIRE Fellow, January 2014-July 2019, working as Data Scientist, Helisinki, Finland)
  • Krishna Prakash Nunna (August 2015-2020)
  • Nobleson (January 2019-  )
  • Anagh Venneti(August 2021-) 
  • Aprajita Srivastava (August 2023-)
  • Payaswinee Dhoke (January 2024-) [Part-time]



Thesis defence of Nobleson

"Advanced studies on neutron stars and pulsars"

Adjunct Visiting Faculty:

  • Dr Sakshi Gautam (Assistant Professor, on leave from Panjab University: February 2023-)  

Post Doctoral Fellow:

  • Dr Neelam Dhanda Batra (DST Women scientist: July 2015-December 2016)  
  • Dr Somnath Mukhopadhyay(DAE-BRNS RA: February 2019- May 2020) 
  • Dr Tuhin Malik(DAE-BRNS RA: July 2020-  June 2021)

Research Interest

  • Educational Policy and Planning (School & Higher Education)
  • Educational Psychology
  • Technology-Behaviour Processes /Informatics
  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Ethics
  • Health Education, Communication & Management
  • Leadership Studies
  • Organizational Development

International Collaboration

  • World Bank Research Collaboration on Large Scale Assessment of Careers and Choices in Education of South-Asian Region in Education to represent India with U.S., Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Maldives, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka and Nepal
  • International Research Collaboration with UKEIRI and British Council funded research on Market Insight Study of UK-India Education Research Initiative on Internationalization Strategies between UK & India in Higher Education

PhD Scholars

1. Jisha Pillai U.

Topic: Studying the efficacy of combinatorial drug therapy for breast cancer therapeutics

Status: Ongoing

2. Manju Nidagodu Jayakumar

Topic: Identification of heat shock proteins as therapeutic targets for liver cancer

Status: Ongoing


First Degree Thesis students

1. Anam Zafar Kazi (2018A9TS0020U; Completed)

Topic: Using publicly available transcriptomics and metabolomics data to understand Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

Current status: To be updated

2. Karanveer Singh (2017A9TS0236U; Completed)

Topic: Exploring inhibitors against lipid metabolism

Current status: Master's in Molecular Biology, Umeå University, Sweden (2021-)

3.Pranav Shedge (2017A9TS0321U; Completed)

Topic: Anticancer properties of Salicornia

Current status: Post Graduate Associate, Yale School of Medicine, Connecticut, USA (2023-), M.S. in Biotechnology, Johns Hopkins University, USA (2021-23)

Members of the Group (Ph.D. Scholars)