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Manjusha Panthanalil

Lab Instructor, Department of General Sciences

organic chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry

Research Projects

Data driven Multimodal System for Academic Stress Management in Indian Universities (ARU)
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Completed Projects

 
 Title of the research proposal
 Amount Funding agency
 Duration
 
An extensive computational development of multi-reference coupled-cluster methods for electronic structure investigations of big molecules
 
 22.4 lakhs
DST, New Delhi
May 21, 2012-August 20-2015

Sponsored Projects

  1. "Test Method Development for Releasable Formaldehyde Content Detection from Artificial Leather Samples" - Confidential (A renowned synthetic leather manufacturer) (Ongoing) - Rs. 5.03 Lakhs.
  2. "Design and development of inline sensor for water contamination detection" - Confidential (A renowned water filter manufacture in USA (Ongoing) - USD 35000 (approx. Rs. 26.67 Lakhs). 
  3. “Development of microporous PVC films for synthetic leather application" - Confidential (A renowned synthetic leather manufacturer)(Completed) - Rs.7.67 Lakhs.
  4. "Hybrid Epoxy Nanocomposites for EMI Shielding Applications" - Additional Competitive Research Grant Scheme- BITS Pilani (Completed) - Rs. 7.5 Lakhs.
  5. "Synthesis and Characterization of Epoxy Based Thermal Interface Materials (TIMs) for electronics packaging applications" - Research Inititation Grant- BITS Pilani. (Completed) - Rs 2 Lakhs.

Sponsored Research Projects

₹ 69,17,208

Total:
1. Title: MeDiKiT: Medical Data integration ToolKiT -- A Pilot Implementation of Medical Data Sharing Software Systems for Future Medicine to Enable Big Data & AI Applications in Medicine
   Role: Principal Investigator
   Co-PI:              
   I.      Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kochar, Sardar Patel Medical College Bikaner
   II.    Dr. Inder Puri, Sardar Patel Medical College Bikaner    
   III.  Dr. Sachin Banthia, Sardar Patel Medical College Bikaner    
   Funding Agency: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
   Budget:  61,57,208
   Participating Institutes: BITS Pilani and Sardar Patel Medical College, Bikaner. 
   Duration: Three Years (2023 - 2026) 
 

 2. Title: Security Evaluation and Development of Malicious Client Handling System in Federated Setting using API 

      Role: Co-PI
      PI: Dr. Amitesh Singh Rajput
      Funding Agency: Data Security Council of India (DSCI) - National Centre of Excellence (NCoE)  
      Amount:  5,60,000
     Duration: Six months (February 2023 - July 2023) 
 

 3. Title: Text-to-Model transformation of Big Data Programs to support Graphical Debugging 

     Role: Principal Investigator
     Funding Agency: SRCD, BITS Pilani (under Research Initiation Grant)  
     Amount:  2,00,000
     Duration: Two years (2020 - 2022) 

Project Positions

1. Hierarchies in Regular Languages

Prerequisites: 

1)  Theory of Computation (CS F351) course.

2) Solve the following problem:

Consider a restricted model of a Deterministic Turing Machine (we call it DTM(1, 1)) which works in two phases. In the first phase, DTM(1, 1) continuously moves to the right, possibly scanning the cells, overwriting the cells, and changing states according to its transition function like a normal DTM, until it reaches the end of its input. Now phase 2 starts in which DTM(1, 1) continuously moves to the left, possibly scanning the cells, overwriting the cells, and changing states according to its transition function like a normal DTM, until it reaches the start of its input. Prove or disprove: 

The set of languages accepted by DTM(1, 1) is exactly the set of Regular languages.

References:

[1] J. E. Pin, Open Problems About Regular Languages, 35 Years Later, The Role of Theory in Computer Science, 153--175 (2017).

2. Fault Tolerant Task Scheduling

This project is a joint work with Prof. Kamal Sheel Mishra of School of Management Sciences, Varanasi.

Prerequisites:

1) Data Structures and Algorithms (CS F211) course.

2) Correct implementation of the ``Optimal Clustering Algorithm'' as given in Chapter 5 of the following Thesis:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YdAIFvKe9iIY4sEo95iHykB1ULuhGHEB/view?usp=sharing

References:

[1] K.S. Mishra, A.K. Tripathi, ``Task Scheduling of a Distributed Computing Software in the Presence of Faults'', International Journal of Computer Applications (0975 - 8887) Volume 72 - No. 13, June 2013.

https://research.ijcaonline.org/volume72/number13/pxc3888925.pdf

[2] K.S. Mishra, A.K. Tripathi, Task Scheduling of Special Types of Distributed Software in the Presence of Communication and Computation Faults, International Journal Of Engineering And Computer Science, ISSN:2319-7242, Volume 3, Issue 10, October,2014, Page No.8752-8764.

http://www.ijecs.in/index.php/ijecs/article/view/1892/1752


Sponsored Research Projects

Project TitleFramework for Implementation of Multi-agent Robotic Systems, Year 2010
AgencyCenter for Artificial Intelligence & Robotics (CAIR), DRDO, Government of India
Grant ReceivedRs. 9.5 Lakh
My RoleResearch Personnel
StatusCompleted

 

Project TitleMulti-agent based Indoor Exploration with Miniature Robots, Year 2015
AgencyCenter for Artificial Intelligence & Robotics (CAIR), DRDO, Government of India
Grant ReceivedRs. 20 Lakh
My RoleCo PI (Principal Investigator)
StatusCompleted

 

Project TitleDesign and Development of Efficient Distributed Algorithms for Multi-Robot Systems for Performing Online Terrain Coverage Task, Year 2017
AgencyResearch Initiation Grant, BITS Pilani
Grant ReceivedRs. 2.0 Lakh
My RolePI (Principal Investigator)
StatusCompleted

 

Project TitleExploiting background information for efficient coordination of Multi-Robot Systems dispatched for service delivery in an indoor environment, Year 2018
AgencyAdditional Competitive Research Grant, BITS Pilani
Grant ReceivedRs. 8.0 Lakh
My RolePI (Principal Investigator)
StatusCompleted

FUNDED PROJECTS & LABORATORIES DEVELOPED

Funded Projects: [# 1, 2, 3: BITS Grant;   # 4, 5, 6, 7: Grant through Sponsored Projects]

 

7) SERB-CRG grant File Number: CRG/2022/005809 has been approved for the project entitled as "An Experimental and CFD-DEM Study of Spouted Fluidized Bed Heat Exchanger for Non-spherical Particles (Rs. 22.24 Lakhs [proposed] with 1 JRF/SRF) for 3 years. 
[Approved on 30th January 2023, started from 1st March 2023 for 3 years As a Co-PI]  

 

 

6) As HoD, involved in providing consultancy to conduct the lab sessions for UG students for various laboratories during 23rd to 27th May 2022 for NIT Goa at BITS Goa campus (for which NIT paid around Rs. 1.62 Lakhs to BITS), several COVID based small projects such as development and manufacturing of Sanitizer stands, Sanitizing machine for bags etc, and other small projects such as material testing on teeth material provided by dental student, material provided by IFB India etc.

[Completed in AY 2019- 2020, AY 2020-21, AY 2021-22]

 

5) As HoD, I took initiative to to participate in BMW's skill next competition 2018. Received BMW Twin Power Turbo inline 4 Cylinder Diesel Engine with 8 Speed Steptronic Automatic Transmission System, Sponsored by: BMW (industry sponsored under BMW Skill Next Competition), Rs. 25 Lakhs in September 2018.

[Completed as PI -2018 as HoD] 

 

 4) DST-SERB grant has been sanctioned to develop the experimental facility at BITS Pilani - K K Birla Goa Campus. Received Grant from  DST Govt. of India (Rs. 27.66 Lakhs) for 3 years, completed in February 2019. One JRF/SRF position also has been sanctioned. Project entitled as "Computational and Experimental Investigations on Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer Characteristics of Two Phase Flow in Atmospheric Circulating Fluidized Bed Heat Exchanger with Novel Designs of Distributor Plate".

[Completed as PI - 2019]  

 

3) OPERA Award by BITS Pilani (with  worth Rs. 8.28 Lakhs for Research) in January 2015 and in May 2017.

[Completed as PI -2019]  

 

2) ACG: Received BITS Additional Competitive Research Grant (Rs. 2.50 Lakhs) for 2 years on 4th August 2015 to perform the research work for the project entitled "Effect of Novel Design of Cyclone Separator on Heat Transfer Characteristics of Pressurized Circulating Fluidized Bed Heat Exchanger". (High Speed Computational Facility has been purchased).

[Completed as PI - 2017] 

 

1) RIG: BITS Research Initiation Grant  (Rs. 2 Lakhs), for 2 years [04/03/2014 to 03/03/2016].

"Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Analysis of Two Phase Flow in Circulating Fluidized Bed".

[Completed as PI - 2016] 

 

 

 Laboratories Developed: 

 Multiphase Flow Laboratory has been developed to study the fluid dynamics and heat transfer characteristics of Circulating Fluidized Bed (CFB) Boiler (heat exchanger) and of various micro-channels using nano-fluids.

 

Research Engine Set-up for Internal Combustion Engines

 

All required euipment to do deep research have been purchased. Equipment  such as High Speed Camera, Thermal Image Camera, Data Acquisition System with NI Labview Software, Pressure and Temperature Sensors, Blower, Compressor (15 bar capacity), Cooling Tower, High Speed Computational Facility (Two Servers) for CFD Simulation work using Ansys, Mathematica, coding work using C programing language. CFB heat exchanger set-up and micro-channel test rig have been designed and developed. Some of the photographs of the laboratory are as below.


 

To be updated.


Sponsored Projects

 

S No

Title of the Project

Funding Agency

Participation

Amount (Lakhs)

Duration

Status

1

Integrated approach for the efficient removal and recovery of heavy metal catalyst (Zinc) used in viscos fiber industries

BITS, Pilani and ABSTCPL, Mumbai

Co-Investigator

49.42

2.5 Years (2018-2020)

Completed

2

Process development for bio-mitigation of flue gases (CO2, SOx, and NOx) using chemolithotrophs and production of value-added products"

DST

Co-Investigator

31.61

3 Years (2019-2022)

Ongoing

3

Zinc Recovery from Industrial Waste using Bioleaching

BITS

Principal Investigator

34.5

3 Years

(2014 – 2017)

Completed

4

Removal of Heavy Metals from Industrial Wastewater Streams using Nanoparticles as adsorbents

DST

Principal Investigator

21.47

3 Years

(2013 – 2017)

Completed

5

Removal of Heavy Metals from Industrial Wastewater using Biofiltration

UGC

Co-Investigator

5.50

3 Years

(2012 – 2015)

Completed

6

Modeling and Simulation of Viscose Flow through Jetpack Assembly 

Birla Cellulosic, Kharach

Co-Investigator

5.52

1 Year

(2012 – 2013)

Completed

7

National Mission Project on Education through ICT: Developing suitable pedagogical methods for various classes (Process Design Decisions), intellectual calibers and research in e-learning Anchored by IIT-Kharagpur

MHRD

Co-Developer

2.00

1 Year

(2009 – 2010)

Completed

8

Studies on Adsorption Process for the Removal of Metal Ions from Waste Water and Volatile Organic Compounds from Air by using Suitable Adsorbents

UGC

Co-Investigator

7.11

3 Years

(2007-2010)

Completed


Sponsored Projects

 

Ongoing

1. Investigation on lightweight high entropy alloy AlCuFeMnMgTi developed using microwave sintering at 2.45 GHz
Cost: INR 2.0 Lakh
Duration: December 2020 – December 2022
Funding agency: BITS Pilani  
 
2. Investigations on Layer-by-Layer Manufacturing of Metallic Materials using Microwave Energy
Cost: INR 9.70 Lakh
Duration: Jan 2021 – Jan 2023
Funding agency: BITS Pilani  

Research Projects

  • Sponsored Research Project as PI: Completed DST-SERB Project (December 2020) on nanocrystalline metal oxide (doped Titania and ZnO: Preparation, Charaterization and Computation of Density of states) semiconductors. CoPI: Prof. R. N. Behera
  • As Co-PI: A computational investigation on the reaction paths and spectroscopic properties of crown ethers BRNS (2019-2022). PI of the Project: Prof. Anjan Chattopadhyay, CoPI role: DAC for the Ph.D. Scholar of the Project. 

Research

FunMatES

Functional Materials for Electrochemistry and Solar Energy
Our group main focus is on the development of novel functional materials for energy related applications. A variety of electrochemical, spectroscopic and microscopic techniques will be used to understand the interfacial (electro)catalyst/solution interface) processes.  
 
Research Interests
  • Nanomaterials for electrochemical energy storage and generation
  • (Hybrid) Water splitting
  • Green Hydrogen
  • Solar fuels
  • Ultrathin layered materials
  • Molecular spin/electronics
  • Spintrocatalysis
Presently, our group's activities focus on the rational designing of materials for the following. 
 
Electrons to Molecules 
We are interested in utilizing electrons generated via sustainable approaches such as solar, electrochemical methods etc. to generate chemicals such as hydrogen, ammonia, hydrocarbons etc. that store energy.   
  
Electrons' Spin Effects in Catalysis 
Spin property of electron will be explored in the conversion/generation of value-added chemicals.

Projects

Sponsored Projects through Extramural Funding

  1. Dr. Sujith is a Co-PI for the project titled, "A Low power Deep Spiking Neural Network for Forest Surveillance." The project is being funded by the Science and Engineering Research Board, Department of Science and Technology, Gov. of India (31.84 Lacs) (2020-2023).
  2. While working as a Post Doctoral Fellow, Dr. Sujith was the Principal Investigator for the project titled, "Effect of learning methods and cognitive load on visual category learning and generalization." The project was being funded by the Department of Science and Technology, Gov. of India under the Cognitive Science Research Initiative scheme (18.92 Lacs) (2017-2018).

Sponsored Projects

To be updated.


Sponsored Projects

1. Research Initiation Grant (INR 1,98,850) - completed
    Funding body : BITS Pilani
    Title: Compressed supercapacitors with high energy density (PRESSCAP)
 
2. Additional Competitive Research Grant (INR 8,70,000)
    Funding body : BITS Pilani
    Title: Development of charging protocols for reducing self-discharge in supercapacitors
 
3. Startup Research Grant (INR 31,19,500)
    Funding body : DST SERB
    Title: Nature inspired high energy density supercapacitors (NATURECAP)
 
4. International Exchanges 2022 (£11,900)
    Funding body: The Royal Society
    Collaborating Scientist/Institution: Prof. Vijay Kumar Thakur, Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC)
 
5.  India: Initiation Grants for Internationalisation (150,000 SEK)   
     Funding body :  STINT    
     Title: Collaboration for net-zero emission targets of Sweden and India - Higher education institutions approach
     Collaborating Scientist/Institution: Pia Schmitt & Prof. Shareq Mohd Nazir (KTH Royal Institute of 
     Technology, Sweden), Prof. Rajesh Mehrotra (BITS Goa), Prof. Vincent Shantha Kumar (BITS Dubai)
 
6.  Cohort-2 Call for Proposals with MeitY Quantum Computing Applications Lab (USD 14225)
     Funding body : MeiTY QCAL
     Title: Quantum computing for accelerated materials discovery for high-performing energy storage devices    
     Collaborating Scientist: Prof. H.D. Mathur (Dept. of EEE, BITS Pilani)
 
7. ASCRIN fellowship (Joint PhD program commencing January 2024)
    Funding body: BITS Pilani (India) and La Trobe University (Australia)
    Title: Hybrid Energy Storage System for developing Next Generation Electric Vehicles
    Collaborating Scientist: Prof. Aniruddha Desai (La Trobe University, Australia)

Sponsored Projects

  • "Employer Branding for Generation Z: Investigating the work values from the Indian perspective" under the flagship of Research Initiation Grant (RIG) by BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus.

Research Projects

Sr. No.

Project Title

Funding Agency (Scheme)

Amount

Role

Start Date

End Date

1.

Approximate Solution to the Unsolved isoperimetric

Problem

BITS Pilani (RIG)

₹ 1,00,000

PI

Dec, 2019

Dec, 2021

2.

Cellular Shape Sensing on the Micron Scale

BITS Pilani (ACRG)

₹ 4,00,000

PI

Jan, 2021

Jan, 2023

3.

Mechanical Design using AI

Mercedes-Benz Research & Development, India (MBRDI)

₹ 8,00,000

Co-PI

Jul, 2022

Apr, 2023

4.

AI in Soil Management for

Diversified Agriculture

ISRO (Yukti Sanchita)

₹ 18,53,000

Co-PI

Dec, 2022

Dec, 2024


Sponsored Projects

Project Completed (2018-19)

  • Title: “Measuring the Impact of Socially Responsible Supply Chains and Development of Framework for Implementing Socially Responsible Supply Chains”
  • Funding Agency: ICSSR, Type: Major Category, Role: Project Co-Director, Duration: 2 years, Fund: Rs 5.5 Lakh + 7.5% Overheads.

Project Completed (2022-23)

  • Title: “A study on the problems and prospects of Agro-tourism in Rajasthan State”.
  • Funding Agency: NIAM Jaipur, Type: Major Category, Role: Project Co-Director, Duration: 1 years, Fund: Rs 5.0 Lakh.  

Ongoing: March 2022 onwards.

  • Title: “Determining short term financing for Make in India Initiative: A Case Study of Small and Medium Enterprises in Rajasthan”.
  • Funding Agency: ICSSR, Type: Major Category, Role: Project Director, Duration: 2 years, Fund: Rs 7.0 Lakh.

 

 

Sponsored Projects

Ongoing Projects

  1. Title: “Designing Optimal and Targeted Advertisement Campaign Strategy for Online E-Commerce Platforms using AI and Machine Learning” Sponsored Organization: rBoomerang Retail Commerce Technologies India Private Limited. Amount Sanctioned- INR 36.2784 Lakhs (Co-PI).
  2. Title: “Five years of the e-NAM platform: Examining factors influencing its adoption and primary usage across product categories and states” Sponsored Organization: National Institute of Agricultural Marketing. Amount Sanctioned- INR 5 Lakhs (Co-PI).

Projects Completed

  1. Title: “Modeling of Employee Performance and Human Capital, Assessment and Optimization of Productivity of Indian Manufacturing Industry” Sponsored Organization: Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR). Amount Sanctioned- Rs. 5, 00,000.

FDP/ Workshop

  1. Course Director of 10 days research methodology course for M.Phil./PhD/PDF scholars sponsored by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) held during 17th-26th February 2020. Amount Sanctioned- Rs. 5, 50,000. 

Sponsored Projects

 

Ongoing

  1. 1. "A new perspective on internal forced and mixed convection heat transfer in inclined circular and non-circular tube". Additional Competitive Research Grant Scheme (Amount: 8.0 Lakhs) (Duration: 2020 - 2022).
  2. "Heat transfer coefficients for transition, quasi-turbulent and turbulent flow in solar air-heater tubes: Experimental Study". Research Initiation Grant Scheme (Amount: 2.0 Lakhs). (Duration: 2020 - 2022).
  3. "Performance Improvement of Solar Thermal Systems using Magnetic NanoFluids". Bi-Lateral: Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India and National Research Foundation Of The Republic Of South Africa. (Amount: 1 Cr.).
     

Completed

 1.       Contract for Acquisition of Research Services (CARS) from Research Centre Imarat (RCI) DRDO, Hyderabad. 
Title:  " Studies and Multiphysics Simulation of High Power Microwave Antenna " 
          Role: Co-Investigator
          Duration: Dec 2020-Feb 2023
          Total amount: Rs 24.88738 Lakhs. 
    
2. Contract for Acquisition of Research Services (CARS) from Defence Electronics Research Laboratory (DLRL) DRDO, Hyderabad.

Title:  " Design of miniaturised 5 GHz High Pass Filter (HPF) and study of interference due to multichip Packaging in TR module/Plank"

         Role: Principal Investigator
         Duration: 18 Months (Jan 2020-July 2021) 
         Total amount: Rs 9.97395 Lakhs.
 
3. Contract for Acquisition of Research Services (CARS) from Research Centre Imarat (RCI) DRDO, Hyderabad.

Title:  " Studies and Multiphysics Simulation of Mode Converters for Application in Directed Energy Weapons (DEWs)"

         Role: Co-Investigator
         Duration: 6 Months (May 2019-Oct 2019) 
        Total amount: Rs 4.1772 Lakhs.
 
4. RIG Grant, BITS Pilani
Title:  "Reconfigurable Dielectric Resonator Antenna for Wireless Applications" 
         Role: Principal Investigator
         Duration: Mar 2016-Feb 2018 
        Total amount: Rs 2.0 Lakhs. 

Research Projects

Ongoing Research Projects

  • Mitigation of salt stress in Oryza sativa by overexpression of ABA dependent With No Lysine Kinase 9 (Science & Engineering Research Board- Core Grant Scheme) (February 2021- August 2024)
  • Isolation and characterization of anti-cancer molecules from mangroves of Goa. DBT-Builder-BITS Pilani, K K Birla Goa Campus Interdisciplinary Life Science Programme for Advance Research and Education (November 2022 onwards) 

 

Research Projects (Completed)

  • Identification and characterization of abiotic stress responsive With No Lysine (WNK) kinase in rice (Oryza sativa ): Funding agency (Science & Engineering Research Board) under DST Fast Track scheme. (Completed August 2017)
  • Study on the role of TIP family members in arsenite accumulation & their transport in rice: Funding agency (Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences, India) (Completed March 2020)
  • Screening, isolation and identification of novel antimicrobial compounds from potential mangroves of Goa: Funding agency (Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, India) (Completed January 2020)

Sponsored Projects

Involvement in sponsored projects by Government agency

Duration: October 2008 – June 2009                              
Organization: Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Designation: Project Associate
Project undertaken: “Center-for-global or Local-for-global? An examination of FDI in R&D centres of ICT MNEs in India”, sponsored by TIFAC, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.



Duration: July 2002 – September 2003                                      
Organization: Indian Institute of Technology Delhi              
Designation: Project Assistant 
Project undertaken: R&D Management, sponsored by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.

R & D Projects: Ongoing

Project Director: Dr. Jyoti
Project Title: Development of a Framework for Knowledge Sharing Behavior: A Case of Indian Public Funded R&D Organizations (Project Co-Director: Dr. Arun Kumar, ABV-IIITM Gwalior)
Funding Agency: ICSSR, New Delhi
Duration: 24 Months (Awarded in March 2022)
Amount: Rs. 6 Lakhs (Start date: 21st March 2022)
 

Project Co-Director: Dr. Jyoti
Project Title: Service Quality Index for In-house Medical Facilities: Case of Private and Public Higher Educational Institutions in India (Project Director: Dr. Arun Kumar, ABV-IIITM Gwalior)
Funding Agency:  ICSSR, New Delhi
Duration: 24 Months (Awarded in March 2022)  
Amount:Rs. 8.5 Lakhs (Start date: 28th March 2022) 

R & D Projects: Completed

Project Director: Dr. Jyoti
Project Title: Developing and Validating Customer Relationship Management Index for Indian Airline Industry (Project Co-Director: Dr. Arun Kumar)
Funding Agency:  ICSSR, New Delhi
Duration: 12 Months (Awarded in March 2017) 
Amount: Rs. 1.5 Lakhs (Start date: 1st June 2017)
 

Project Co-Director: Dr. Jyoti
Project Title: Development and validation of service quality index in Indian Telecom & Banking Sector (Project Director: Dr. Arun Kumar)
Funding Agency:  ICSSR, New Delhi
Duration: 24 Months (Awarded in April 2016) 
Amount: Rs. 4 Lakhs (Start date: 1st September 2016) 
 

Project Co-I: Dr. Jyoti
Project Title: Investigation & Development of an ICT Driven MIS for Small Milk Producers
(Project PI: Dr. Leela Rani)
Funding Agency: Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani
Duration: 24 Months (March 2013 - February 2015)
Amount: Rs. 3.20 Lakhs 

R & D Projects

  • Principal Investigator in a Research Project titled, "Designing a Futuristic Learning Framework for Post Millennial Generation Students of Higher Education Institutions in India", funded by ICSSR _ IMPRESS (April 1, 2019 - March 31,2021)
  • Research Initiation Grant for the project titled "Empirical Investigation of Management Practices in the Indian Manufacturing Sector", funded by BITS, Pilani (September 2016-February 2018)
  • Co-investigator in a sponsored R&D Project titled "Institutional Excellence : An Empirical Study of Higher Learning Institutes" funded by Aditya Birla Group (July 2012-2014).

Current Projects

  • Development of battery thermal management system (BTMS) for electric (EVs) and hybrid-electric vehicles (HEVs) using heat pipe and phase change material (PCM). (under BITS Pilani Research Initiation Gran, 2019-till date)

Open Study Projects

Project Title

Project Type

Modeling and analysis of thermal management system in Fuel Cell vehicles.

Design Project

Control methods for thermal management in Fuel Cell vehicles.

Study Project

Forecasting Charging Demand of Electric Vehicles Using Time-Series Models

Study Project

CFD analysis on Battery Thermal Management System

Design Project

Exergy-based modelling approach of low temperature combustion engines (Prerequisites - Course - Engines, Motors and Mobility or Similar based on fundamentals of IC engines) 

Special Project

Coupled Metal hydride based thermal energy storage

Design Project

Application for the projects is OPENhttps://forms.gle/uKFzJqeaMrrnriAaA

 

Sponsored Projects

Projects

 (Title/Sponsoring Organization/Time-frame/Sanctioned Amount )

  • Project titled "Use of Social Media as a Driver for Innovation in Higher Education in India"   vide Ref. No.IMPRESS/P2856/0184/2018-19/ICSSR (as CI)- 10 Lakhs
  • Project titled "Designing a Futuristic Learning Framework for Post Millennial Generation Students of Higher Education in India" Ref. No. IMPRESS/P1506/118/2018-19/ICSSR (as CI)- 8.9 Lakhs
  • Project titled “Institutional Excellence: An Empirical Study of Institutes of Higher Learning”/ AB Group/2 YEARS/10 Lakhs  ( as PI)
  • Project titled “Strategies to meet Manpower requirements for power sector during eleventh five year plan”/ NSTMIS (DST)/ 2 Years/9.5 Lakhs (as CI)
  • Project titled “Strenghthening Entrepreneurship Activities at BITS Pilani”/ Wadhwani Foundation/On-going/Approx 22 Lakhs (as Part of the Team)

Sponsored Projects

  1. Research Initiation Grant (₹2,00,000) from BITS Pilani, Feb. 2019- 2021.
  2. Additional Competitive Research Grant for New Faculty (₹8,25,000) from BITS Pilani, Jan. 2020- Dec. 2021.

Sponsored Projects

Project title:  Drivers of Sustainability Practices in SMEs: An Exploratory Study of Small Manufacturing Firms in Rajasthan (completed)

  • Sponsoring agency: Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New   Delhi 
  • Role: Co-Principal Investigator   
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Sponsored amount: Rs. 3, 00, 000 

 

Project Title: Understanding Impact of Social Learning Forms on Environmentally Sustainable Behavior in Children. (Completed)

  • Sponsoring agency: Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi 
  • Role: Principal Investigator
  • Duration: 24 months
  • Sponsored amount: Rs. 5, 00, 000 

 

Project Title: Investigation & Development of an ICT Driven MIS for Small Milk Producers (Completed)

  • Sponsoring agency: Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani
  • Role: Principal Investigator   
  • Duration: 24 months
  • Sponsored amount: Rs. 3, 20,000

 

Project Title: An Empirical Study on Impact of Information and Communication Technology on Productivity in Small and Medium Textile Enterprises of Rajasthan 

  • Sponsoring agency: University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi
  • Role: Principal Investigator  
  • Duration: 24 months 
  • Sponsored amount: Rs. 2, 20,085

Funded Projects

1. Area: Bio Microfluidics
Funding agency: DST (Govt. of India)
Total amount: 56.4 Lakhs
Role: Co-PI
Status: On-going.
 
2. Area: Droplet dynamics and super hydrophobicity
Funding agency: DST-SERB (Govt. of India)
Total amount: 30.1 Lakhs
Role: PI
Status: Completed
 
3. Area: Droplet evaporation
Funding agency: BITS Pilani (CRG Grant)
Total amount: 7.9 Lakhs
Role: PI
Status: Completed
 
4. Area: Microfluidics
Funding agency: BITS Pilani (Research Initiation Grant)
Total amount: 2.0 Lakhs
Role: PI
Status: Completed

Research

Ph.D.

Study of Fracture Behaviour of Extra Deep Drawn Steel Sheets. [Experimental and Finite Element Analysis]. Guide: Prof. Ravi Prakash. Experimental work was carried out in Applied Mechanics Department at I.I.T. Delhi under the guidance of Prof. A. N. Kumar. Partial sponsorship by Tata Iron and Steel Company (TISCO, Jamshedpur). 


Research Areas
  • Characterization of Biomaterials (for Healthcare and Space applications)
  • Fracture Mechanics (Engineering Materials)
  • Bio-Mechanics, Bio-Materials and BioTribology (Orthopedic Implants) 

Research Projects 

Completed [With Govt Funding Agencies and Industry Sponsorship]:
1. Fracture Behaviour of Extra Deep Drawn Steel Sheets used for Automotive Applications | PI
Tata Iron and Steel Company Limited (TISCO) | April-2000 to Mar-2003 | [Material Sponsorship] 

2.  Experimental Wear Analysis of an Artificial Hip Implant Materials using Advanced Tribometer Customized for Bio-  Tribological Studies (June-2012 to June-2015) | PI [INR 56.00 Lakhs]     
Co-Funded by: Aditya Birla Sci & Technology Center (ABSTC), Mumbai [Rs. 10.00 Lakhs], DUCOM Instruments Banglore [In-kind Grant (Ball & Disc Tribometer Machine) Cost: Rs. 25.00 Lakhs MoU-I for 5 Years], Department of Sci & Technology (DST), Delhi [Rs. 21.00 Lakhs] | Shalby Hospital, Ahmedabad [Medical Input by Dr. J A Pachore, Head Surgical Unit] | MoU is signed with the industry

3. Experimental Investigation of Friction and Wear Mechanism for Hip Prosthesis Material using Multi-Station Orbital Tribometer:  
Sponsored by DUCOM Instruments Banglore | June-2011 to Dec-2013 | [[In-kind Grant (Pin on Disc Tribometer Machine) Cost: Rs. 15.00 Lakhs] MoU-II for 5 Years.
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 4Realization of Biomimetic Dental Implants in Digital Dentistry (Bioactive Biocomposite Development)
 Biotechnology Industrial Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) Seed Funds | Mar-2021 to Mar-2022 [INR 2.00 Lakhs]   

Ongoing
1.  Indigenous Development of Value Implants in Dentistry 
Dec-2021 to Dec-2023 | Startup India Seed Funds (SIFS), Govt. of India | [INR 8.00 Lakhs]   

2.  Realization of Biomimetic Dental Implants in Digital Dentistry (3D Scanning & Modelling)
Jun-2021 to June-2023 | EIR Category of TIDE 2.0 Scheme of DST, Govt, of India Pilani Incubation & Entrepreneurship Development Society (PIEDS)] | [INR 4.00 Lakhs]   

3.  Evaluation of Mechanical Performance of the 3-D Printed PEEK Polymer used in Space Applications | PI
Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) Banglore | Nov-2019 to Nov-2023) | [INR 36.29 Lakhs]

4. Artificial intelligence assisted surgical procedure for customized patient-specific dental implants using cloud-based automated workflow" under SMART Bio-CPS program of BITS BioCyTiH Foundation. | Co-PI | BioCyTiH | Jun-2023 to Dec-2024 | INR 8.00 L.
Exploring on:
  • High Strength Pipes for Natural Gas.

Consultancy Projects (Completed)

  • Knowledge Consultancy: 3 Days Handson Training industrial & academic professionals from L&T, Surat] Advanced Finite Element Analysis | Arranged by American Soc.of Mech Engineering (ASME), US | 1800$| 11-12-13-June-2010
  • Knowledge Consultancy: 3 Days Handson Training industrial & academic professionals from industries (Gujrath & Maharashtra)] Computer Aided Design | American Soc.of Mech Engineering (ASME), US | 1800$| 5-6-7-Aug-2011  
  • Knowledge Consultancy: 5 Days Handson Training industrial & academic professionals from L&T, other industries] Computer Aided Analysis & Design | Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology | 3000$ | 25-26-27-28-29-Dec-2011.
  • Knowledge Consultancy: 3 Days Handson Training industrial & academic professionals at Salem, Chennai | CAD/CAM | Knowledge Institute of Technology | 2000$ | 24-25-26-June-2013. 

Sponsored Projects

  • "A study of maximal non-P rings and maximal non-φ-P rings" sponsored by BITS Pilani, under Research Initiation Grant (RIG). Amount: 2 lakhs. Duration: 2022-2024.

Sponsored Projects and Grants

  • SERB Start-up Research Grant, 2021--2023
  • Outstanding Potential for Excellence in Research and Academics (OPERA) grant, BITS Pilani, 2019--
  • Research Initiation Grant, BITS Pilani, 2019--2021

Sponsored Projects

Ongoing

  • Simulation of evaporation and condensation processes in nanodevices: development of an efficient numerical framework using mesh-free methods, sponsored by SERB-SRG, 2022-2024.
  • A novel modeling framework for condensation and evaporation processes in quiescent environment, sponsored by SERB MATRICS, 2022-2025.

Completed

  • Confinement-induced dynamics in nanoscale phase transition in collaboration with IIT, Kharagpur, funded by MHRD under SPARC (2019-2021) (As a Co-PI).
  • Evaporation of nanodroplets in quiescent environment, Research Initiation Grant (RIG), BITS, Pilani (2019-2021).

External & Internal Funding

SERB-SRG Research Grant (Funding Agency: SERB-Govt. of India, Dec 2023 - Nov 2025) worth INR 33 Lakhs.

Additional Competitive Research Grant (ACRG) (Funding Agency: BITS Pilani, Nov 2022 - Oct 2024) worth INR 10 Lakhs.

Research Initiation Grant (RIG) (Funding Agency: BITS Pilani, 2022 - 2024) worth INR 2 Lakhs.

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Sponsered Projects

Ongoing:
  • A Study of Existence Questions to Elliptic Partial Differential Equations with Gradient Nonlinearities, Funded by SERB under Core Research Grant (CRG), January 2021 - January 2024 (18.6 Lacs).
Completed
  • A study of polyharmonic boundary value problem with exponential nonlinearities, Funded by BITS Pilani under Research Initiation Grant, March 2018- December 2019 (2 Lacs).
  • A study of nonlinear polyharmonic boundary value problems with dependence on gradient, Funded by SERB under Mathematical Research Impact Centric Support (MATRICS), March 2019 - February 2022 (6.6 Lacs).

Sponsored Projects

 
Completed 
 
  1. "Development of conductive FDM based rapid tooling for EDM electrode fabrication: application in medical implant manufacturing", From 26 Feb 2020 to 25 Feb 2023, Rs 21,69,101, funded by: CRG- SERB.
  2. "Development of preliminary setup for TIG Based additive manufacturing ", Duration 2 years 2016-2018, Rs 2,00,000 /-, Funded by: BITS Research intiation grant. 

Sponsored Projects

As PI:

1. Title: "Numerical Approximations: Solution and Convergence Analysis for Non-linear Aggregation-Breakage Equations"
Scheme: Research Initiation Grant
Funding Agency: BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus, Rajasthan
Amount: 2,00,000.00 Rs.
Duration: 2017-2019 
 
2. Title: "Numerical Methods and Error Analysis for Solving Coagulation and Non-Linear Fragmentation Equations"
Scheme: Start-up Research Grant (SRG)
Funding Agency: DST-SERB
Amount9,62,500.00 Rs.
Duration: 2019-2021 
 
3. Title: "Prion Proliferation Model Including Chaperone Existence Uniqueness and Stability Analysis" 
Scheme: MATRICS  
Funding Agency: DST-SERB
Amount: 6,60,000 Rs.
Duration: 2022-2025

As Joint Collaborator:

1. Title: "Collision-induced fragmentation and coagulation: dynamics and numerics" (joint research project with IIT Roorkee, India and Univ. of Toulouse, France)
Funded By: Indo-French Centre for Applied Mathematics (IFCAM)
Duration: 2019-2022
Amount: Approved amount for year 2019-2020 is approximately Rs. 4,45,000.00 and 12,700.00 Euros (approximately Rs. 14,61,000.00). 

 

Research Funding

 

05.2016–09.2017

Research Initiation Grant of amount INR 2,00,000/- from BITS Pilani for the project entitled “Earthquake Modelling from GPS Observations in Northwest Himalaya”.

04.2017–03.2019

Additional Competitive Research Grant of amount INR 8,95,000/- from BITS Pilani for the project entitled “Interseismic Coupling and Asperity Distribution in Northwest Himalaya”.

01.2018–12.2018

Bilateral research project entitled “Seismic Hazard Assessment of Indian Himalayan Arc by Geodetic and Seismological Data", funded by the Ministry of Education, Taiwan; Taiwan-side PI: Dr. Kuo-En Ching and grant amount: NTD 2,00,000.

December 2020 onwards

PI for the project entitled “Contemporary Earthquake Potential Analysis along the Central and Nepal Himalaya”, funded by ISC ROAP and IRDR ICoE-Taipei (Taiwan) of amount 15000 USD. co-PI: Dr. Yogendra Sharma (post-doc fellow, NCKU Taiwan)

2022-2025

PI for the project entitled “Nowcasting Earthquakes: Understanding the Current Level of Seismic Progression of Indian Cities”, funded by DST-SERB MATRICS research grant of amount INR 6,60,000/-.


Sponsored Projects

Ongoing Projects

  • Superconvergent Discontinuous Galerkin Method for Parabolic Integro-differential Equations with Smooth and Nonsmooth Data, Funded by SERB under Core Research Grant (CRG), March 2021 - March 2024 (19.1 Lacs).

 

To be updated soon.


Sponsored Projects

  • Contributing to: MeDiKiT: Medical Data Integration Toolkit -- A Pilot Implementation of Medical Data Sharing Software Systems for Future Medicine to Enable Big Data & AI Applications in Medicine,
    PI: Dr. Tanmaya Mahapatra (Department of Computer Science and Information Systems), Funding agency: Indian Council of Medical Research
  • As PI: Development and Usage of a 3D, Parallel, Multiphysics Solver for Simulating Electrically Assisted Melt and Solution Spinning with High-velocity Gas Jets Using the Rheo-logical Constitutive Approach for Liquid Jet Dynamics, Co-PI: Dr. Arkoprovo Ghosal, Under the National Supercomputing Mission
  • As Co-PI: Development of a reliable, low-cost, portable, IOT-enabled, optical device for measuring PM2.5 concentration in air, PI: Dr. Aakash Chand Rai, Under DST Technology Development Programme

Sponsored Projects

Ongoing/Sanctioned Projects

  • “Development of an integrated software and hardware-based system to estimate the axial stresses in hangers used in network arch bridges”: Poddar Infratech Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi: 17.65 Lakhs : 2023
 
Completed Projects
  • “Study of Lubricant and Application method for enhanced surface finish and reduced draw load on cold drawn steel tubes” : Tube Investments of India Ltd. : 27.43 Lakhs : 2017-20 (as Co-PI)
  • "Enhancement of Mechanical Properties of Ti-6Al-4V using Constrained Groove Pressing and Heat Treatment" : DRDO (ARMREB) : 48.75 Lakhs : 2016-20 (as PI)
  • “Modelling and Simulation of Quartz Accelerometer for Navigation System” : DRDO (RCI) : 5.47 Lakhs : 2018-19 (as Co-PI)
  • "Formability Study on Constrained Groove Pressed Extra Deep Drawn (EDD) Steel Sheets" : UGC : 30.6 Lakhs : 2014-16 (as PI)
  • "Understanding Material Properties and Possible Forming Behavior (using FEM) of Titanium Grade–5 Material at Elevated Temperatures" : DST : 10.15 Lakhs : 2012-15 (as PI)
  •  "Dynamic Strain Ageing Behavior in Austenitic Stainless Steel (304 & 316 Grades)" : DAE : 11.64 Lakhs : 2009-12 (as PI)

Research and Consultancy

Sponsored Project (completed and ongoing), agency, duration and grant amount

  1. Ongoing Research Support

 

Title

Your Role

(PI or

Co-PI)

Program/Agency

Total Direct Cost

(INR, Lakhs)

Duration

Improving Washing Machine hygiene by reducing release of Microplastics,

reuse of greywater

PI

IFB Ltd

15 Lakhs

2024-2027

Textile Industry wastewater treatment

 by Moving bed Biofilm bioreactor and

Photocatalysis

PI

Department of Biological Sciences

30 lakhs (10 lakh for our Lab)

2023-2025

 

Hybrid Non Sewered wastewater treatment system for safe discharge and reuse.  

PI

Department of Science and Technology, Government of India (DST)

87.02 Lakhs

2023-2026

“Developing a Wetland Photobioreactor Microbial Fuel Cell system for Household Wastewater Treatment”

PI

Department of Science and Technology, Government of India (DST)

DST India and WTZ Austria

 

15 Lakhs

2023-2025

Combination of Constructed Vertical flow Wetlands, Microalgae Photobioreactor and Microbial

Fuel Cell (KIT) for wastewater treatment in small pig production farms; under India-Portugal Joint

Research Projects 2022

 

PI

Department of Science and Technology, Government of India (DST)

30 Lakhs

2022-2025

"Tracking the import of SARS CoV2 and its variants by surveillance of Airport wastewater"

 

PI

Science & Engineering Research Board

(SERB)

 

40 Lakhs

2023-2024

Global Sanitation Graduate School

 

 

PI

IHE Delft & Bill & Melinda Gates foundation

 

318 Lakhs

2019-2025

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Completed Research Support (last 5 years, or longer if you wish)

 

Title

Your Role

(PI or

Co-PI)

Program/Agency

Total Direct Cost

(INR, Lakhs)

Duration

WASH Digital Learning Collaboration With EAWAG Switzerland

 

PI

EAWAG Switzerland

5.75 Lakhs

2022-2023

Source Separation Toilet User Interface and wastewater Treatment –Project with EOOS Next Austria

PI

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

 

36 lakhs

 

2023-2024

Wastewater based Epidemiology and Screening for Covid 19

PI

DBT BIRAC and  Bill & Melinda Gates foundation

 

 

83.29 lakhs

 

2021-2022

Co-digestion of STP secondary sludge with organic wastes in urban/peri-urban areas; process optimization, scale up and field demonstration

PI

Department of Science and Technology, Government of India (DST)

5 Lakhs

2020-2020

Impact of negative factors and importance of monitoring natural wetland ecosystem

PI

Conservator of Forests, Jharkhand.

 

 

17 lakhs

 

2020-2020

“‘Empowered septic tank as a decentralized wastewater treatment system’ - Second Phase in collaboration with Ghent University, Belgium

PI

DBT BIRAC and  Bill & Melinda Gates foundation

 

151.92 lakhs

 

2020-2022

Recovery and purification of enzymes

PI

Zuari foods and Farms Pvt Ltd

 

7.15 lakhs

 

2019 -2020

 

Programme of Open Studies on Sanitation, Water and Solid Waste Management” (POS-WASH) - Second Phase and sub title production

PI

EAWAG Switzerland

 

9 lakhs

 

2019 -2020

 

Bioleaching of Limestone and clay to remove iron and other transition elements

PI

ABSTCPL

 

11.8 lakhs

 

2019 -2020

 

Enzymatic pretreatment for enhancing Anaerobic Co-digestion of Sewage Sludge / Septage / Food waste / MSW for energy production

PI

Larsen & Toubro

 

 

12.39 lakhs

 

2019 -2020

 

Bioremediation and Digital Documentation Towards the Conservation of Cultural Heritage

PI

Department of Science & Technology, Government of India

32.8 lakhs

 

2019- 2021

 

Demonstration of River Sal cleaning by Vertical wetlands and river bed filtration

PI

Department of Biotechnology, Government of India

 

68.85 lakhs

 

2019

-2021

 

On site electrochemical wastewater treatment and recycling technology

PI

Bill & Melinda Gates foundation project in collaboration with Caltech, USA

 

27 Lakhs

 

2018

-2019

Developing Bioactive Compound-Enriched Functional Food Ingredients from Dillenia indica and valorization of its pomace

PI

DBT under North EastTwinning Program in collaboration with Assam Agricultural University

 

16 Lakhs

 

2019

-2022

“Network on Decentralized Grey/Waste Water Treatment & Recycling”

PI

Indo French CEFIPRA networking project

 

 

2018

-2020

Demonstration of a waste to energy by anaerobic digestion of food waste and septage

PI

Department of Biotechnology, Government of India

 

161.6 Lakhs

 

2017-2019

 

Empowered septic tank as decentralized wastewater treatment system

PI

DBT BIRAC – Bill & Melinda Gates foundation

 

67 Lakhs

2017-2019

 

Anaerobic co-digestion of food waste and organic fraction of municipal solid waste for the production of biogas and concomitant use of biogas as fuel for cooking

PI

Centre of Research Excellence in waste, Water and Energy management – BITS Pilani

 

3 Lakhs

 

2017-2019

 

PreTreatment of Nitrogenous WasteWater using Microalgae and its Utilization for  Production of Biofuel and other Value added Products

PI

Centre of Research Excellence in waste,

Water and Energy management – BITS Pilani

11 Llakhs

 

2017-2019

 

Development and Demonstration of two decentralized wastewater treatment plants

PI

Centre of Research Excellence in waste, Water and Energy management – BITS Pilani

 

31  Lakhs

 

2017-2020

 

Role of environmental toxins in kidney related diseases of Canacona Taluka, Goa – Co investigator

 

PI

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

 

2 Lakhs

 

2016-2019

 

Analysis of metabolically active bacterial species in anaerobic digesters

 

PI

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

17 lakhs

 

2016-2019

 

Biotransformation of phosphogypsum by sulphate reducing bacteria

 

PI

Department of Biotechnology

 

5 Lakhs

2015-2016

Biocatalytic Production of a commercial textile dye - Indigo

 

PI

Department of Science, Technology & Environment, Goa

 

5 Lakhs

2012-2015

Survey of microbial in-situ PAH degradation activity based on Southern hybridization using gene probes

 

PI

International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation Society’s bursary scheme

 

0.25 Lakhs

 

2012-2012 (6 months)

 

Anaerobic Digestion of food waste in a horizontal plug flow reactor

 

PI

University Grants Commission, Government of India.

 

11 Lakhs

 

2011-2014

 

Expression of cyclodextrin glucosyl transferase gene in hydrocarbon degrading bacteria for enhancing bioremediation

 

PI

Department of Biotechnology

21 Lakhs

2011-2014

 

Genetic diversity of polyaromatic hydrocarbon degrading bacteria and their role in biodegradation

 

PI

Department of Science and Technology, Government of India

9.9 Lakhs

 

2011-2013

 

Experimental pilot scale horizontal plug flow reactor for anaerobic digestion of food waste

 

PI

Goa Energy Development Agency & BITS

10 Lakhs

 

2010

-2013

Cunsaltancy Project

 

 

 

 

Pilot testing to capture performance data with commercial partner engagement for Cranfield University developed Reinvented the toilet Unit

PI

Cranfield University, UK and Gates Foundation

57 lakhs

2024

Generation 2 Reinvented Toilet (G2RT)  third phase

PI

Georgia Tech, Bill and Melinda Gates foundation

211.56 Lakhs

2022-2023

Utilization of Palm oil effluent and solid sludge for protein production so as to use it as feed additive for animals

PI

Godrej Agrovet Ltd

15.23 Lakhs

2021-2022

Generation 2 Reinvented Toilet (G2RT)

PI

Georgia Tech, Bill and Melinda Gates foundation

74.22 Lakhs

2020-2021

Mobile Treatment Unit (MTU) Field Study” with Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Institute (WASH Institute)

PI

WASH Institute

10 Lakhs

2020-2022

Reviewing the course Developing Resource Recovery and Reuse (RRR) business options in the sanitation sector

PI

International Water Management Institute

3.62 Lakhs

2019 (21 days)

Screening of Coliforms and Helminthes eggs in some of the samples of sludge that are treated using their technology

PI

Tide Technocrats Pvt Ltd

0.5 Lakhs

2019 (15 days)

Recovery and Purification of enzymes from Spent Mushroom Substrate

PI

Zycon Biosciences Pvt Ltd

7.15 Lakhs

 2019 - 2020

Vitamin D increase in Mushrooms by exposing to UV light

PI

Tropical Mushrooms private limited

3.06 Lakhs

2018 (6 months)

“Resource recovery from the spent mushroom substrate.

PI

Zuari Foods & Farms Pvt. Ltd

0.6 Lakhs

2016 (2 months)

 Technical advice on construction of biogas plants.

PI

DeerTree Technologies Pvt Ltd

0.75 Lakhs

2013 -14

Knowledge transfer, technical support, research, development as well as for dissemination and commercialization of the Sequencing Batch Reactor.

PI

Tide Technocrats Pvt Ltd

4.9 Lakhs

2017 -2018

To establish COD(Cr) quality testing method for sea water

PI

Hitachi India Pvt Ltd

27.41 Lakhs

2013 -2016

Hybrid Electrochemical-MFC Waste Processing: Functional blocks for low energy disinfection and denitrification of human waste streams.

PI

Bill & Melinda Gates foundation project sub contracted by RTI international

27 Lakhs

2017-2018

Analytics Sensor Test-Kit for Advanced Process Control

PI

Bill & Melinda Gates foundation project in collaboration with Cranfield University, UK

85 Lakhs

2016 – 2018

Pilot study, testing the use and production of Terra Preta and other soil improving products like Struvite / PROM

PI

German Technical Cooperation

55 Lakhs

2016 -2017

Bioleaching of Limestone and clay to remove iron and other transition elements (titanium, chromium,manganese, nickel and zinc).

PI

Aditya Birla Science and Technology Pvt Ltd

10 Lakhs

2019 - 2020

Bioremediation of red mud using acidogenic fermentation and by Biopiling

PI

BITS Pilani and Aditya Birla Science and Technology Pvt Ltd

71.5 Lakhs

2018 - 2020

Waste to Energy Project in Nashik

PI

German Technical cooperation

10.23 Lakhs

2011

 

 

Total funding brought = Rs 1822.56 lakhs

Research projects = Rs 1204.95 lakhs

Consultancy projects = Rs  617.73 lakhs


Ongoing Project

"Analytic Models, Dilations, Wandering Subspaces and Inner Functions", sponsored by Department of Science and Technology", 2021-2026.


Research Projects

Ongoing projects:

  • Classification of m-isometries admitting Wold-type decomposition funded by Science and Engineering Research Board, India under Startup Research Grant. (commenced on 2023)

Completed projects:

  • G-homogeneous multishifts on directed Cartesian product of rooted directed trees funded by Science and Engineering Research Board, India under National Postdoctoral Fellowship. (2017-2018) 
  • Operator-valued multishifts associated with directed graphs funded by Department of Science and Technology, India under INSPIRE Faculty Fellowship. (2018-2024)

 

 

To be Updated Soon

 


Sponsored Projects

  • Approval received for UGC sponsored (28.25 Lakhs) project under DRS SAP in area of Innovative Product Development as Deputy Coordinator (from 2014 to 2019)
  • As Co-PI: Concurrent evaluation of food distribution under National Food Security Act   (NFSA 2013), Aug 2018, Completed in June 2019. Duration 24 Months, Budget 720000. 

Sponsored Research Projects

  1. An Investigation of Energy Consumption of Machine Tools, None, BITS-Pilani, Additional Competitive Research Grant (ACRG), Duration in Months: 23
  2. Fabrication of an Experimental Facility for Monitoring the Energy Consumption of Machine Tools, None, BITS-Pilani, Research Initiation Grant (RIG), Duration in Months: 15

Sponsored Projects

1. Title: Sensitivity analysis of magnetic nanoparticles drug delivery through a curved stenotic artery
Scheme: Mathematical Research Impact Centric Support (MATRICS)
Funding Agency: DST-SERB, Amount (in lakhs): 6.60 
Sanction Order : MTR/2022/000315

SPONSORED PROJECTS


Sponsored Projects

  • Design and Development of condition based monitoring of pipelines using wireless sensor networks, sponsored  by GAIL India (71.36 lakhs)-completed in 2014

Sponsored Projects

To be updated.


Sponsored Projects

  1. Robust and Optimal Decentralized Control Algorithms for Complex Distillery, Technology Mission Division (Energy, Water and Others), DST, India, Rs. 38,06,598/- (Total for VIT + BITS)
  2. Integrated anaerobic membrane bioreactor (AnMBR) and algae photo membrane bioreactor (APMBR) to recover and reuse of intrinsic wastewater resources, DBT-Builder, Government of India. Total cost 8,47,00,000/- (PI in the consortia project)
  3. Development of suitable material for visible light-induced photocatalytic hydrogen production from industrial wastewater; Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. Total cost 53,32,000/- (PI)
  4. International travel support from DST-SERB for attending the 13th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment (SDEWES), Italy, 30 September, 2018 to 04 October, 2018, Total Cost: Rs. 89,050/-
  5. Bioremediation of Red mud using acidogenic fermentation byproducts and by Biopiling” funded by ABSTCPL, Total Cost: Rs. 71,50,000/- (Co-PI)
  6. Development of efficient bioleaching process for the metal recovery from spent catalyst; Department of Biotechnology, Government of India. Total cost: Rs. 29,44,600/- (PI)
  7. Investigating the effect of co-digestion and advanced sludge pre-treatment methods on the anaerobic conversion potential of the organic wastes; Department of Biotechnology, Government of India. Total cost: Rs. 27,48,860/- (Co-PI)
  8. Studies on Separation and purification of rare earth metals from red mud/used catalyst; Sponsored by BITS Pilani-K. K. Birla Goa Campus. Total cost: Rs. 2,00,000/- (PI)

Research Projects

 

Research Projects (as Principal Investigator)

 
1. Title of the Research Project: Development and Validation of Sustainability Measurement Framework for Manufacturing Industries.
    Funding Agency: University Grants Commission, New Delhi, India
    Duration: 1st April 2013 to 31st March 2016 
    Amount: 3.5 Lakhs
    Status: Completed
 
2. Title of the Research Project: Empirical Investigation and Analysis of Factors for Sustainable Growth of Electric Vehicles  Manufacturing in India
      Funding Agency: IMPRESS-ICSSR
      Amount: 14.70 Lakhs 
      Status: Completed (2019-21) 
 

 

Research Projects (as Co-Principal Investigator)

  1. Title of the Research Project:  Design and Development of a Mobile App Interface and a Smart Wearable Device for Awareness, Tracking and Alerting the Citizens to Inculcate Improved Risk Understanding 
    Funding Agency: DST-NCSTC
    PI: Dr. Mayuri A. Digalwar, IIIT Nagpur 
    Amount: Rs.14 Lakhs 
    Status: Ongoing (2021-23) 

Sponsored Projects

Completed: 
  • July 2020 to July2023 As Co-PI:
    DRDO funded research project on 'Machine Vision based Adaptive Quality Assurance System for Aerospace Vehicle Assembly Unit'. (Grant Amount: 39.07 Lakhs).
  •  2016 to 2018 As PIBITS Pilani funded research project on  'Mesh Generation and Related Problems' (Grant Amount: 9.0 Lakhs)

Research Project

UGC Minor Project (Completed)
 
" Development of Interactive Computer Programs for Teaching Physics" 
 

Research:

Featured among the world’s top two percent scientists to be the most cited as per the list curated by researchers from Stanford University, USA in the “single recent year data –2021”.

H Index: 26                 i10 index: 45              Citations 4011


Sanctioned Research Projects:

  1. Development of biocompatible nanotechnology based non-viral delivery vehicle for micro dystrophin gene delivery as therapeutics for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy ICMR proposal ID : IRIS ID 2023-19776/F2, 155 Lakhs, ICMR, Feb 2024 (PI)
  2. Biocompatible nanoparticle mediated non viral delivery of siRNAs for lung cancer therapeutics 37WS(0136)/2023-24/EMR-II/ASPIRE, 25 Lakhs, CSIR, June 2024 (Co-PI)
  3. Biocompatible nano-vehicle mediated delivery of siRNA into stem cells for targeting   pluripotency markers as a potential therapeutic approach in regenerative medicine” (27(0362)/20/EMR-II), 33.16 lakhs, CSIR, Aug 2020-2023, (PI)
  4. Design of “smart” scaffolds incorporating nano-bioactive molecules for treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus associated chronic wounds” (Proposal ID: 2020-4339), 33.80 lakhs, ICMR, 09.12.2021-08.12.2024, (PI)
  5. Mesoporous nanocomposites for controlling microbially induced corrosion caused by sulfate reducing bacteria, 32.6 lakhs, SERB, 2019-2022, (Co-PI)
  6. Studies on biomolecular transport through nuclear pore complexes using a dual fluorescence channel confocal microscope", 44 lakhs, SERB, 2017-2020. (Co-PI)
  7. Lanthanide doped hydroxyapatite based nano-materials for theranostics applications: Sensing, Imaging, and Therapeutics, 39.65 lakhs, DST, Nanoscience and Technology Initiative program, 18.12.2015-17.12.2018. (PI).
  8. Synthesis of hydroxyapatite based biocompatible functional magnetic nanoparticles and investigation of its interaction with biomolecules” UGC-DAE CRS in collaboration with UGC-DAE-CSR and BARC Mumbai. 2016-2018 (CoPI)
  9. Biological Synthesis of Metal Sulfide and Metallic Nanoparticles Using Halophilic Archaebacteria, Ministry of Earth Sciences, 17.14 Lakhs, 27.01.2011-30.12.2014. (PI).
  10. Effect of nanoparticles on small GTPases and Protein synthesis, BRNS, 2011-2014. (Co-I)
  11. Chemical modification of some metal ion binding peptides with photoactive molecules, and investigations on their  photo-induced DNA damage and photo-enhanced antimicrobial activity, DBT, 2010-2013. (Co-I).
  12. Studies of Haloarchaea producing polyhydroxyalkanoates, UGC, 2009-2012. (Co-I).
  13. Studies on marine micro-organisms for synthesis of nanoparticles, DST, 8.28  24/07/2006-23/07/2009. (PI)
  14. Preparation and characterization of nanosized TiO2 and studies on its photodegradation capability of model organic pollutants, DST, Nanoscience and Technology Initiative program, 19.97 Lakhs; 29/01/2007-20/07/2010. (PI).

 


 

 

To be Updated Soon

 


Sponsored Projects

 

Ongoing

  • BITS-Research Initiation Grant (August 2018-July 2020) 

Sponsored Projects

Ongoing

  • BITS Research Initiation Grant - Preparation and  characterization of micellar nanoparticles of modified chitosan
  • DST-SERB project: Evaluation of antitumor efficacy and pharmacokinetics of polymeric nanoparticle formulation targeted to cancer stem cells.

Research

Research Interests

  • Complexity Theory
  • Algorithms
  • Data Mining
 

 

Sponsored Projects

  • Received grant of Rs. 39 lakhs as (co-PI) from Cognitive Science Research Initiative (CSRI) of Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India for research project, titled “Home automation and smart wheel chair based on EEG signals produced in brain” 

Research Work

PhD Research Work

Ph.D. Thesis Title

Study of Restructuring Decisions and Complexity of Lean Manufacturing Systems  

The fundamental contribution of the thesis is the development of new methods of analysis for more effective quantitative comparison and analysis of restructuring decisions in manufacturing systems. The new methods are proposed based on the physical interpretation of the existing quantitative methods of coefficients of dissimilarity based on the results of graph theoretic models in a multi-dimensional Euclidian space and have a focus on complexity reduction in lean manufacturing systems. The study investigated the case of work flow restructuring in a steel plant and two cases of work flow restructuring in a packaging equipment industry for implementing lean philosophy and it used graph theoretic modeling for analysis. The real performance indicators such as improvement in on-time delivery performance from industrial case studies indicate a strong correlation with the values of proposed indices of complexity based on graph theoretic modeling. 

 

 

Sponsored Research

Collaborative Industrial research  project  2017-2020

Defined outlay Rs. 27.435 lakh   

Title of Project: Study of lubricant and application method for enhanced surface finish and reduced draw load on cold drawn steel tubes

Client organization: Tube Investments of India Ltd, Chennai (Murugappa Group) 

http://www.tiindia.com/ 

Brief about the company 

Tube Investments of India is a flagship company of multi billion dollar conglomerate of Murugappa Group. It is a market leader in the area high quality cold drawn welded (CDW) and electric resistance welded (ERW) tube products.

 

Main Contributions/Achievements (Link to Poster)

Through this project, three major alternative lubrication systems have been investigated for tube drawing process namely

  • the use of tin based porous layer on tube surface to better retain lubricant, 
  • the use of solid tin layer as lubricant during tube drawing process
  • the use of ultrasonic vibration for die and plug during tube drawing process  

Improvements in the surface finish to the order of 40 percent have been achieved through these investigations. 

 

PI

Dr. Varinder Singh, Dep of Mech Engg, BITS Pilani KK Birla Goa Campus

Co PI's:

Prof. Amit Kumar Gupta, Dep of Mech Engg, BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus

Prof. Srinivas P Regala Dep of Mech Engg, BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus

Dr. Tufan Chandra Bera, Dep of Mech Engg, BITS Pilani Pilani Campus
Mr. Mahesh Patil joined the project as JRF on Sep 6, 2017 

Research Guidance

PhD Research work supervision 

 

Dr Mahesh Patil  2017PHXF0439G (Thesis defended on June 17, 2022 and Degree Awarded) 

Thesis Title: 

Improving the Quality of Cold Drawn Steel Tubes using Alternative Lubrication Systems and Ultrasonics towards Manufacturing Excellence

 

Mr Ravindra Singh Saluja 2016PHXF0419G (Thesis submitted on Jan 27, 2023 and Degree Awarded)

Thesis Title: Development of a robust MADM Method and Applications in Welding Process Selection

 

Mr Abhay Kuber Magdum 2020PHXF0076G (Proposal accepted in Sem I 2022:Thesis work Ongoing)

Research Topic: Parametric optimization of the microwave welded Hastelloy X joints

 

 

DAC Member for following PhD candidates

Mr. HASAN SHAROOF S (2023PHXP0019U) Dubai Campus

Mr. Mullya Satish Anand 

Mr. Nikhil Rajendra Kadam

Mr. Harugade Mukund Laxman  

Mr. Amal S Siju 

Mr. Rajavamsi Ganjipamula 

 

M.E. Thesis (BITS G629T) and B.E.(Hons) Thesis (BITS F421T)Supervision

 

Guided a number of PG as well as UG students for their thesis as well as projects 

 

Future Research Directions

Investigating possibilities in the following directions

  • Addressing challenges related to Bipolar Plate Manufacturing for Anion Exchange Membrane based Hydrogen Production
  • Deign of Supply Chain Strategies using Data Analytics
  • Robust Multi-attribute decision making techniques for Sustainable Manufacturing Decisions
  • Discrete Event Simulation based investigations for innovations in industrial organizations

 


Research Projects

1. Project Title: Mechanistic approach to design composite metal-carbon nanofiber oxygen electrodes for high-performance metal-air batteries
Funded by: Early Career Research Award (ECR) – SERB-DST
Funding received: INR 45,59,920/-
Role: Principal Investigator (PI), Co-PI: None.
Status: Completed (2018-2023)

2. Project Title: Aqueous rechargeable metal-air batteries for large-scale energy storage
Funded by: Additional Competitive Grant – BITS Pilani
Funding received: INR 8,77,000/-
Role: Principal Investigator (PI), Co-PI: None.
Status: Completed (2018-2021)

3. Project Title: Electrospun metal-carbon nanofiber composites for high-performance supercapacitors
Funded by: Research Initiation Grant – BITS Pilani
Funding received: INR 2,00,000/-
Role: Principal Investigator (PI), Co-PI: None.
Status: Completed (2017-2019)


Sponsored Projects

RIG
  • Non-Technical Written Registers for the Enrichment of Lexical Competence in English: A Corpus-Based Study 

 

To be updated.


Sponsored Projects

 

Research Project completed:

  • Research Initiation Grant
  • Preparation and characterization of self-emulsifying multi-particulate drug delivery system for the poorly water-soluble drug. (BITS Pilani sponsored)
  • Quality by design (QbD) based suspension product development and process optimization. (Industry sponsored)
  • Preliminary investigation, characterization and stability analysis of micelles formulation. (Industry sponsored)

 

Projects ongoing:

  • Department of Health Research sponsored: Design and evaluation of a lowcost lab-on-chip noninvasive device for diagnosis of Psoriasis skin disorder: investigation of skin elasticity in psoriatic disease condition and correlation with treatment efficacy of designed nanoformulations.
  • SERB sponsored: Apremilast loaded halloysite nanotubes composite encapsulated in electrospun nanopatches a novel treatment for psoriasis

Research opportunities

 
 
For students:
 
Candidates having UGC, DST-INSPIRE, CSIR or ICMR fellowship are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates can send their CV to gautam.singhvi@pilani.bits-pilani.ac.in

Sponsored Project

  • Project: Indian Council of Philosophical Research (ICPR), New Delhi (2018-20) as Principal Investigator . Title: "Epistemology Revisited: Post-Modern Discourses, Alternative Forms of Cognition and Interdisciplinarity of Knowledge"  

Research Projects

Projects Completed

Photoluminescence studies on undoped and transition metal doped ZnO nanoparticles (PI)

Funding Agency: DST (Fast Track)
Funding Amount: 22.34 lakhs
Project Duration: 2012-2015 (3 years)

Development of low temperature magnetization measurement set up (co-PI)

Funding Agency: CSIR
Funding Amount: 13.55 lakhs
Project Duration: 2012-2014 (2 years)


Ecofriendly flexible CZTS solar cells (PI)

Funding Agency: SERB
Funding Amount: 29.26 lakhs
Project Duration: Aug 2017- Feb 2021 (3.5 years)

Awarded Research Initiation Grant by BITS-Pilani (Rs. 2,00,000/- for equipments for the project entitled ‘Photoluminescence studies on Mn doped ZnO nanoparticles’)

 

Ongoing Project

Sustainable Hydrogen Production Through Seawater Electrolysis: Defect Engineering in Non-Noble Nickel-Based Bi/Tri-Metal Sulfide Catalysts with Enhanced Sea Water Stability and Chlorine Evolution Suppression

Funding Agency: CDRF, BITS
Funding Amount: 20 lakhs
Project Duration: Jul 2024- Jul 2027 (3 years) 




Research Projects

Projects Ongoing

1ARMREB
Title: Residual life estimation of metallic/composite structures such as PCB’s used in aerospace systems subjected to dynamic and thermal loading
Role: Principle Investigator
Co-Investigator: Dr Sudha Radhika
 
2DST-CRG
Title: Digital twin based solutions for improving reliability and efficiency of multi-stage wind turbine gearboxes
Role: Principle Investigator
Co-Investigator: Dr Inturi Vamsi
3BRNS-DAE
Title: Development of a meta-material based vibration isolation frame for housing fuel bundles
Role: Principle Investigator
Co-Investigators: Dr Brajesh P, Dr.Kundan Singh
4ICMR
Title: Design and development of miniature broad band vibration energy harvester to power biomedical implantable device
Role: Co-Investigator
5Consultancy Project:
Title: Development of an integrated software and hardware-based system to estimate the axial stresses in hangers used in network arch bridges
Role: Co-Investigator
6Tokyo Polytechnic University- Joint Usage Research Centre-Collaborative Research Projects 2022
Title: “Determining design wind loads on typical structures exposed to tornado like flow”
Role: Principle Investigator
Co-Investigators: Prof.Masahiro Matsui, TPU, Japan,

Projects Completed

 

1

DRDO-DYSL

Fabrication and vibration testing of 3-D printed polymer structures

Role: Principle Investigator

Co-Investigators: Dr Brajesh, Dr Kundan Singh

Duration: Jan 2022-June 2022

2

Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory(LIGO)

(Funded by : DAE-DST/ IUCAA)

Title of Project: "Studies on wind resistant design for proposed LIGO India Observatory "

(Part of a Mega-Science Project of Govt of India)

Role: Principle Investigator

Co-Investigators: Dr.Rahul Nigam, Dr.K.R.C. Murthy

Duration: Jan 2019- Jan 2022 

3

Tokyo Polytechnic University- Joint Usage Research Centre-Collaborative Research Projects 2020

Title: “Determination of wind loads acting on different standard building models and comparison with identical scenario obtained using results from other tornado simulators”

Role: Collaborator

Co-Investigators: Prof.Masahiro Matsui, TPU, Japan,

Prof. Partha P Sarkar , Iowa State University, USA,

Prof.Shuyang Cao, Tongji University, China

Duration: April 2020- March 2021

4

Tokyo Polytechnic University- Joint Usage Research Centre-Collaborative Research Projects 2019

Title: Benchmark Studies on tornado induced wind loads between different tornado simulators worldwide

Role: Collaborator

Co-Investigators: Prof.Masahiro Matsui, TPU, Japan,

Prof. Partha P Sarkar , Iowa State University, USA,

Prof.Shuyang Cao, Tongji University, China

Duration: May 2019- March 2020

5

DST Fast Track Project

Title of Project: Studies on remaining useful life prediction considering multi-component failures in a wind turbine using prognostic health monitoring techniques"

Role: Principle Investigator

Duration: March 2016- July 2019  

 

6

DRDO-DMDE

Title of Project: Development of meta-material base support

Role: Principle Investigator

Co-Investigator: Prof.Y.V.D.Rao

Duration: April 2017- July 2018

7

NSFC Research Grant No: 51478358    

Title of Project: " Characteristics and modeling of tornado-induced wind loading on low-rise buildings"

Role: Research Collaborator from India for the Project, Other Collaborators: Tongji University, China and Tokyo Polytechnic University, Japan

Duration : Jan 2015-Dec 2018

8

Mytrah Energy- Consultancy Projects

 As Principle Investigator-1

As co-investigator-1

Duration: Jan 2017-April 2017

9

Competitive Research Grant, BITS

Title of Project:"Structural health monitoring of wind turbines using a comprehensive condition monitoring scheme, Vibration Signature Analysis, Acoustic Emission Analysis and Lubricating Oil Analysis 

Role: Principle Investigator

Duration : July 2015-July 2017 

10

RIG Grant, BITS

Title of Project:"Condition Monitoring of  gear systems in wind turbines using machine learning and pattern recognition techniques"

Role: Principal Investigator

Duration: Oct 2014-Oct 2016 


Sponsored Research Projects

Sponsored Research and Fellowships

  • 2020-21 Hispanic Gandhiana Bibliography. A minor research project (Rs. Thirty Thousand only) financed by the Gandhi Research Foundation, Jalgaon, Maharashtra (India) for preparing a bibliography of Gandhian literature published in the Spanish language between circa 1924 and 2020 by a team of bibliographers comprising Yogendra Sharma, Swaha Das and Hari Nair (September 2020-March 2021). Status: Project report completed.
  • 2010 Sponsored participant at Justice: Europe in Americas 1500-1830, 03-10 August 2010 of the International Seminar on the History of the Atlantic World, 1500-1825 - a programme established and coordinated by Bernard Bailyn, Harvard University (1995-2010).
  • 2008 Norman Fiering Fellow, Autumn 2008, John Carter Brown Library, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island. 
  • 2004-07 Becario de la Dirección General de Estudios de Posgrado, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, UNAM.
  • 2003 Becario del proyecto inter-institucional PAPIIT-IN 402402 La Universidad de México: De la escolástica al liberalismo Centro de Estudios Sobre la Universidad (CESU) Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, UNAM.
  • 2000-02 Becario del Instituto Mexicano de Cooperación Internacional, Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores de México. 

Sponsored Projects

 

S. No.

Title

Funding Agency

Amount

(lakh)

Duration

COMPLETED

1.

Nano-carriers for co-delivery of small molecules and oligonucleotides

BITS, Pilani  

2.00

2014-1026

2.

Development of Nano-Carriers for Improved Drug Delivery.

BITS, Pilani

9.90

2015-2017

3.

Combination delivery of small molecules and microRNA for treatment of locally advanced and metastatic breast cancer.

DST-SERB

27.20

 2015-2018

4

Exploring the synergism of PPARγ agonist and HDAC inhibitor or on reversal of Alzheimer's type of dementia and developing their brain targeted nano-carrier system for effective treatment.

DST-Nanomission

31.13

2017-2020

5.

Nanotechnology based pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals and cosmetics: development of platform technology.

Incisive Element LLC, USA

21.37

2017-2020

6.

Peptide-decorated pH-sensitive nano-conjugate hybrid micelles for co-delivery of temozolamide and an autophagy inducer, rapamycin, for treatment of glioblastoma multiforme.

DBT-Nanobiotechnology

41.962

2018-2021

7.

cRGD decorated lipo-polymeric nanoplexes of CRISPR/Cas9 ribonucleoprotein (RNP) for the management of retinal dystrophic conditions

DBT-Nano-intervention in Management of Opthalmic Diseases

125.214

2018-2022

8.

Actively targeted nano-formulations for co-delivery of a taxane and antioxidant molecule, alpha lipoic acid, for treating breast cancer.

DST-Rajasthan 

11.136

2018-2021

ONGOING PROJECTS (As Principle Investigator)

1

Setting up a DST supported Technology Enabling Center (TEC) at BITS Pilani

DST-TDT Division

(As co-ordinator)

Recommended

2.

Methylated cfDNA as a pathological biomarker for the development of a CRISPR/Cas based molecular diagnostic tool

DST Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems (NM-ICPS)

38.5712

15th Sept 2022-

14th March 2023

3.

DBT-BUILDER -University of Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani, Pilani Campus Interdisciplinary Life Science Programme for Advanced Research and Education in Epigenetics and Genome editing

DBT-BUILDER

(As PI team member)

901.80320

25th Sept 2021-

24th Sept 2026

4

Self-assembling, pH-sensitive temozolomide conjugate nanomedicine for treatment of glioblastoma multiforme,

ICMR

25.22

24th Sept 2019-

24th Sept’ 2022

As co-investigator

1.

Gel-based composite formulation containing asiaticoside and neurotensin for rapid healing of diabetic wounds.

ICMR

29.83

2019-2022

2.

Peptide-tethered multifunctional cationic nanocomplexes for delivery of IL-1

receptor antagonist for

DST-SERB

40.4695

2020-2023


Sponsored Projects

Project TitleRole (PI/COPI)Funding AgencyWorth (Lakhs)DurationStatus
Experimental and Numerical Study of Spring-back in Bending Process for Austenitic Stainless Steel (ASS) 316PIBITS-Pilani (RIG)22 Years (2016-2018)Completed
Formability Study of Inconel 625 alloy at Elevated Temperatures for Aerospace ApplicationsPISERB-ECR31.433 Years (2017-2020)Completed
Design and Indigenous Development of a Biaxial Tensile Test Setup on Uniaxial Machine for Sheet Metal FormingPIBITS-Pilani (ACRG)102 yearsCompleted
(2019-2021)
Enhancement of Mechanical Properties and Forming Behavior of AZ31 Alloy using Shear Deformation Techniques for Automotive & Aerospace ApplicationsCOPISERB-CORE26.663 yearsOngoing
(2021-2024)
Investigation on dynamic deformation behaviour of Tungsten Heavy Alloys (WHAs) for defence applicationsPIDRDO-ARMRED40.743 yearsOngoing
(2021-2024)

Research Interests & Projects

Research in Systems

Completed Projects

  1.  Addressing Challenges in Application Development for Heterogeneous Computing Platform for Speedup and Power Efficiency [37 lakhs, DST] 
  2. Design and Implementation of High Performance Energy Efficient Scheduling Algorithms for Multiprocessor / Multicore Hard Real-time Systems [19 lakhs, Seed grant]
  3. A Modeling and Design Framework for Social Networking Infrastructure on Mobile Devices using P2P overlays [20 lakhs, Aditya Birla Group]
  4. Customizable Abstractions for Real-time / Embedded systems [20 lakhs, Microsoft India]

 Research Interests

Operating Systems:
Real Time / Embedded Operating Systems - Mixed Criticality Systems and IoT:
  • Energy Efficient Scheduling Algorithms; Energy Efficient Memory Management;
  • File System Design for Flash / Solid State Devices; Preemptive I/O.
  • Homogeneous and Heterogeneous MC/MP system for Real-time Systems

  High Performance Operating Systems for HiPC and Cloud:

  • Multi-core / Many-core / Multi-processor / Distributed Scheduling, OS level Virtualization. 

Low Power Embedded Architecture:

  • Energy Efficient Cache Design; MC/MP Architecture for Real-time / Embedded;
  • Cache Coherency Issues of MC system with Scalable Architectures.  
 
Storage Systems:
  • Energy Efficient Distributed File Systems; Virtualization at Storage level;
  • Energy Efficient Storage Management with NAS, SAN and iSCSI.
 
P2P Overlay networks:
  • Mobile P2P for Social Networking; Delay Tolerant Networks.

Sponsored Projects

Project Completed

  • “Participatory Exclusions of Women and the Poor in Community Forestry: A Comparative Study of Implementation of the ROFR Act across 3 States of India”. Co-PI. ICSSR, Rs.700000/- (2017-19)
  • An Empirical Study of Effectiveness of Classroom Teaching at BITS, Pilani-Pilani Campus from Students’ Perspective-funded by Teaching and Learning Centre, BITS, Pilani-Pilani Campus (2015)-Principal Investigator
  • Impact Assessment Study of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) including Gender- funded by NRRDA, MoRD, Govt. of India, New Delhi (2015)-Principal Investigator
  • Rickshaw Project to improve Mobility for Health with Special Focus on Rural Women Population-funded by    IFRTD,UK1100 (GBP) (2010)-Principal Investigator
  • World Bank funded research project on Mobility and Health (2008)-Investigator

Projects

Ongoing/Approved Projects  
 
As PI
  
 1Neurobiology: DBT BUILDER-BITS Pilani  (Hyderabad Campus) Interdisciplinary Life Science Programme for Advanced Research and Education2021-2026
(Rs 29100000)
DBT
 2HDAC3 and its functional role in the progression of cognitive deficits as a secondary complication to chronic kidney disease
2023-2026 
(Rs 3100000)
ICMR
 3Therapeutic potential and functional role of RIP-1/RIP-3 mediated necroptosis pathway in the progression of oral squamous cell carcinoma2023-2026DST (SERB) (Approved)
    
As co-investigator  
 1Therapeutic potential of spironolactone loaded light-responsive sustained release gel depot in treating diabetic retinopathy. PI-Dr.Nirmal J2021-2024ICMR
 2Investigation of functional role and therapeutic potential of nesfatin-1 in Chronic Kidney Disease. PI- Prof. Arti Dhar2021-2024ICMR
 3Synthesis of novel coumarin-based lignans targeting pro-inflammatory cytokines for the treatment of chronic kidney diseases. PI- Prof.A. Sajeli Begum2021-2024DST (SERB)
 4Preclinical development of long acting subconjunctival steroid-sparing agent to treat posterior uveitis. PI-Dr.Nirmal J2022-2025DHR
 5Development of epigenetic modulators as therapeutics for cognitive deficit associated with psychosis using novel selective histone deacetylase-3 inhibitors. PI-Prof Balaram Ghosh2023-2026ICMR (Approved)
 6
Development of sensors for studying changes in zinc homeostasis in different cellular events. PI-Prof Anupam Bhattacharya
2023-2026
DST (SERB)
(Approved)
 
    
    
Completed Projects   
As PI  
Sr. NoResearch areaDuration     Funding  agency
 1Role of immune cell mediators in peripheral nerve injury and regeneration
2015-2017
(Rs 1000000)
BITS Pilani  Hyderabad  campus
 2
Regulation of IL-1beta in diabetic wound healing and regeneration
2016-2019
(Rs 2700000)
DST (Young  Scientist)
 3
Functional role of HDAC5 in chronic kidney disease and renal fibrosis
2016-2019
(Rs 4600000) 
DBT (IYBA   2015)
 4Determination of wound healing (pro-angiogenic) properties of peptide conjugate
2018-2020
(Rs 800000)
INMAS  (DRDO)
 5
Functional role of histone deacetylase 6 (HDAC6) in the progression of oral squamous cell carcinoma: regulation of IL-1β expression, autophagy and epithelial-mesenchymal-transition (EMT)
2019-2022
(Rs 2600000)
ICMR
    
As co-investigator  
Sr. No Research areaDurationFunding  agency
 1Development of smart capsule to target colorectal cancer. PI- Dr. VVK Venuganti2017-2020DST (SERB)
 2Investigation on pro-inflammatory cytokine inhibitory low molecular weight metabolites of Pseudomonas sp. ABS-36 for the treatment of renal injury. PI- Prof.A. Sajeli Begum2017-2020DST (SERB)
   

Sponsored Projects

1) BRNS-DAE Funded: 19.5 lakhs (August 2011 onward for 3 yrs) on "Site-specific immobilization of a single DNA molecule"

 
2) CSIR Funded: 22.26 lakhs (January 2013 onward for 3 yrs) on "AC impedance measurement on two dimensional origami structures of various shapes"
 
3. BRNS-DAE funded, 36 Lacs (With Dr. Souvik Kundu, Dept of EEE) 2017-2020 on "Metal-Oxide and Nanocomposite Based Low-Power Non-volatile Switching Device: A Novel Approach"

Research Projects

I am currently the PI of a project under the SERB CRG, entitled, "Spin-dependence in hyperon production in proton-antiproton collisions: A model-independent analysis", with a grant of about Rs. 17 Lakhs.


Sponsored Projects

1. Study of Gravitational Anyons (Completed)
 
2. Formation of Dwarf Elliptical Galaxies (Completed)
 
 3. Wind Noise Mitigation in the LIGO-India Structure (Completed)

Sponsored Research Projects

  1.  Cinematic Arts: A Critical study of Interdisciplinary Aspects in Cinema with special reference to Literature, Audio-Visual and Performance   Funding Agency: UGC in March 2013.Amount Rs.5,54,600 , Duration -two years (Major research project). Completed
  2. Cinematic Arts: A Critical Study of Multidisciplinary Aspects in Cinema  Funding Agency: BITS, Pilani   Amount: 2 Lakhs      Duration :Two years. Completed            

Sponsored Projects

. #

Project Title

Role (PI/Co-I)

Funding Agency

Amount (in Lakhs)

Duration

1

Design and characterization of enteric coated lipid nanoparticles for anti-HIV drug delivery

PI

BITS Pilani

2.00

2014-2016

2

Development of nanoemulsion based formulations of bioactives

PI

Ananta Medicare

5.10

2017-2019

3

Development and evaluation of lipid based  nanoparticles  of Quinapyramine and Isometamidium chloride for treatment of trypanosomiasis in camels

PI

DBT-Nanobiotechnology

44.72

2018-2021    

4

Rod-shaped polymeric nanoparticles for targeted delivery of artemisinin-derivatives to plasmodium-infected erythrocytes for improved intravenous therapy of cerebral malaria

PI

SERB-Early Career Research Award

44.30

2019-2022

5

Development and evaluation of endophytic actinobacteria based formulation against clinical MRSA and VRSA strains

Co-I

DST-SYST

21.10

2019-2022


Research Interest

  • Structure-Function Relationship in Hemoglobins; Artificial Blood Substitutes (Oxygen Carriers); Diagnosis of Hemoglobinopathies.
  • Rational Structure-based Drug Discovery and Design against Cardiovascular Diseases (Hypertension, Hypertrophy), Cancer, Rheumatoid arthritis, Leishmaniasis and Sickle Cell disease.
  • Protein Engineering, Structural Biology, Spectroscopy and Proteomics.
The laboratory is dedicated to the structural and molecular understanding of protein folding and stability, protein-protein interactions and structure-function relationship in proteins. The ubiquitous nature of a new class of hemoglobins in plants, the presence of novel hemoglobins in the microbial world, and the discovery of new hemoglobins in humans and other vertebrates have bolstered the hemoglobin research over the last several years. A major focus of the laboratory is the investigation of novel algal, plant, bacterial and animal hemoglobins involving techniques like laser flash photolysis, stopped-flow spectrometry, FTIR and EPR spectroscopy, site directed mutagenesis, computational biology and X-ray crystallography. Emphasis is on deciphering the mechanism of regulation of ligand binding in novel (hexacoordinate and truncated) hemoglobins in general. The goal is to be a part of the effort to set up a ‘biophysical fingerprint’ for novel hemoglobins that can help assign physiological functions. Other related proteins like hemoglobin reductases are being simultaneously investigated for a better understanding of function(s) of the novel globins. Stability, aggregation and protein folding problem related to classical and novel hemoglobins as well as hemoglobin based artificial blood substitutes is being simultaneously investigated. Comprehensive knowledge accumulated by hemoglobin researchers world-wide may be useful in improving oxygen transport and storage in mammalian circulatory systems, nitrogen fixing efficiency in plants, sensing and response to hypoxic conditions, scavenging efficiency under stress, and our ability to use heme protein based artificial oxygen carriers. The latter is being fervently pursued in the laboratory because of its translational value in medicine. The laboratory is also focused on spectroscopic and mass spectrometric characterization/screening of hemoglobin disorders with a goal to set up a simple, fast, economic and reliable diagnostics for such disorders using very small amounts of samples. The group is further engaged in understanding the pathophysiology of sickle cell disease using metabolomics and proteomics approaches and is attempting to decipher effective therapeutics to combat the debilitating disease, with promising success.
 
Structure-based rational drug discovery and design is currently the major emphasis of the laboratory. The aim is to seek structural insight of human dopamine b-hydroxylase (DBH) and ADP Ribosylation Factor Like Protein 15 (ARL15), drug targets for complex traits. Availability of the three-dimensional structures of these proteins will help detailed investigation of the structure-function relationship in these important enzymes and lay a platform for rational therapeutic drug design. The laboratory is currently focused on the discovery of potential small molecule inhibitors of DBH and ARL15 to combat cardiovascular diseases and rheumatoid arthritis, and a few lead molecules have emerged that might be developed as drugs for the target non-communicable diseases. On the other hand, there are attempts to identify small molecules to combat infectious diseases like leishmaniasis, as well as cancer.    

 

Extramural Funding

Name of Project

Duration

Funding Agency

Budget

 

Major Grant

 

Structure-function relationship in lupin leghemoglobin pertinent to a new, ubiquitous class of heme proteins with yet unknown physiological function

 

2008-2011

 

DBT

 

78.268 Lakhs

Spectroscopic Characterization / Screening of Hemoglobin Disorders

2008-2011

DBT

23.02 Lakhs

Structure-function relationship in Dopamine Beta hydroxylase and neuroglobin (as Co-Coordinator; part of COE grant to Prof. B.K. Thelma;)

2008-2013

DBT

32.50 Lakhs

Characterizing Novel Globins Across Species and Deciphering their Stress Response and Interacting Partners: An Integrated, Holistic Approach for Function Elucidation (as Coordinator)

 

2009-2012

 

DU-DST

PURSE

 

252.885 Lakhs (My share: 41.52 Lakhs)

Functional properties of plant hemoglobins embedded in nanoporous silica gels

2008-2009

University of Parma, Italy

Student exchange programme

Mossbauer Spectroscopy of Mammalian and other Novel Hemoglobins

2007-2012

Research Collaboration with Ural State Technical University-UPI, Ekaterinburg, Russia

Student exchange programme and academic collaboration

Development of potent small molecule inhibitors against dopamine beta-hydroxylase to combat cardiovascular diseases (as Coordinator; co-PI Prof. N.G. Ramesh, IIT, Delhi)

15.06.2015 to 14.06.2018

 

DBT

Rs.51,65,500 (Total budget Rs.78,90,300)

 

Systems biology of complex diseases: From genetic findings to lead molecule development for Rheumatoid arthritis- Centre of Excellence in Genome Sciences and Predictive Medicine (Phase II) (as co-Coordinator;Coordinator Prof. B.K. Thelma)

21.12.2015 to 20.12.2021

 

DBT

 

Rs.60.62 Lakhs

Screening Lead Molecules Identified by Structure‐based Rational Drug Design Methods against Cytochrome b5 Reductase 3 and Dopamine Beta Hydroxylase in Spontaneously Hypertensive Rat Models for Antihypertensive Effects (as Coordinator;co-PI- Dr. C.C. Kartha, RGCB, Trivandrum)

22.06.2017 to 21.06.2021

 

DBT

 

Rs. 87,52,800 /- (my share – Rs. 25,60,400) + Rs.60 lacs as special grant

Development of Hemoglobin based artificial oxygen carrier: Engineering recombinant and packaged hemoglobin (as PI; Co-PI – Prof. Alo Nag)

13.06.2018 to

12.06.2021.

DRDO (Life Sciences Research Board)

Rs.65,43,392

 

Minor Project

 

Understanding the structure of Leishmania major phosphopantetheinyl transferase (LmjPPTase) and its interaction with cognate ACP (Phase II)

27.3.2015 to 31.3.2019

 

UGC-DAE Consortium of Scientific Research

Rs.13,17,000

Understanding the structure of Leishmaniaamajor Phosphopantetheinyl Transferase (Lmj PPTase) and its interaction with cognate ACP

1st April 2018 to 31st March 2019

UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research

 Rs.2,63,400


Sponsored Projects

 

List of Funded Projects:

 

S. No.

Title of the project

Funding agency

Duration

Funds /sanct (Rs., Lakh)

1

PI: Possible mechanisms of attenuation of the cardioprotective and neuroprotective effect of Ischemic preconditioning

Research Initiation Grant, BITS Pilani

2012-14 (Completed)

2.0 Lakhs

2

PI: Exploring pharmacological potential of GSK-3β and HDAC inhibitor alone and in combination...

University Grants Commission

2013-2015

6.0 Lakhs

3

PI: Exploring neuroprotective effect and molecular mechanisms of remote limb ischemic post-conditioning...

Department of Science and Tech (DST)

2013-16

26.99 Lakhs

4

Co-PI: Evaluation of standardized formulation of Trigonella foenum-graecum in controlling the blood sugar...

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

2017-2018

30.62 Lakhs

5

PI: Exploring the synergism of PPAR-Y agonist and HDAC inhibitor for reversal of Alzheimer

DST: Nanomision

2017-2020

32.13 Lakhs

6

PI; Formulation development and determination of repeat dose chronic toxicity...

Etica Clinpharm

2016-2017

2.25  Lakhs

7

PI: To study the protective effects of Herbal formulation against Myocardial Ischemia- reperfusion injury....

Etica Clinpharm

2016-2017

4.0 Lakhs

 

On- Going Projects

8

Co-PI: Exploring the effects of polyamine and associated metabolic regulation of hypothalamic GnRH-GnIH....

DSR-SERB

2018-2021

34.35 Lakhs

9

PI: Role of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (ECDs) in Maternal and Child Health : Joint Research project with AIIMS

ICMR

2018-2021

66.23 Lakhs

10

PI: In vitro-In Vivo study design: Evaluation of Cardio-reno Protective Effect of Herbal extract and its mol. mech (Role of NO-cGMP pathway)

Etica Clinpharm

2017-2019 Ongoing

9.92 Lakhs

11

PI: Pharmacological and Safety Evaluation of Ketogenic Diet.....STZ induced Alzheimer

Zeon Life Science Ltd

2021-2022

13.5 Lakhs

12

PI: Exploring the mechanism(s) of gut microbiota link to Parkinson Disease.....

ICMR

2020-2023

42.50 Lakhs

13

Joint-DBT Builder "Epigenetic and genome editing- Co-PI

DBT -Builder

2021-2026

*9.18 crores

14

Pharmacokinetic & Pharmacodynamic Evaluation.....

Zeon Life Science Ltd

2023-2024

8.85 Lakhs

15

Pharmacodynamic and P,cokinetic comparative efficacy study of tablets vs liquid Polyherbal formulation

Zeon Life Science Ltd

2022-2023

12.76 Lakhs

16

Preclinical Comparative Efficacy Study of Formulations ………Neuropathic Pain in Wistar Rats

Leiutis Ltd

 

2023-24

10.03 Lakhs

 

 

 


Projects

  • Indian Council of Philosophical Research (ICPR), New Delhi sponsored project on “A Conceptual Study of Human Life: With Special References to Patanjali's Yoga-Sutra” (2020-2022)
  • Indian Council of Philosophical Research (ICPR), New Delhi sponsored project on “A Normative Analysis of Selflessness as the Inner Perspective of Good Life” (2012-2014)
  • University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi sponsored Minor Research Project on “Relevance of Advaita Ethics Today” (2002-2003)

Project Supervised

  • Ph. D - 2 Nos
  • M. Pharm - 11 Nos
  • B. Pharm - 22 Nos 

Research Project(s)

 
Title: Design and characterization of novel buccal drug delivery systems of felodipine 
  • Funding Agency: UGC, New Delhi (Minor Research Project)
  • Duration: 2012-2014. 
  • Status: Completed in July 2014
Title: Design and characterization of nanocrystals of poorly soluble drug for enhancement of dissolution and oral bioavailability 
  • Funding Agency: BITS PILANI (Research Initiation Grant)
  • Duration: 2016-2018. 
  • Status: Completed in May 2018
Title: Insight into dissolution mechanism of amorphous solid dispersions of macitentan
  • Funding Agency: Department of Biotechnology (DBT), New Delhi
  • Duration: 2018-2019
  • Status: Completed in September 2019
Title: Design and characterization of nanoparticle based drug delivery systems of anticancer drug
  • Funding Agency: Crenza Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad (Industry Sponsored Research Project )
  • Duration: 2018-2020. 
  • Status: Completed
Title: Skin permeation study (3-way) of test and reference formulations
  • Funding Agency: Alkem Laboratories Ltd., MIDC Ind. Estate, Navi Mumbai (Industry Sponsored Research Project)  
  • Status: Ongoing from January 2021.
 Title: Improvement of selected formulations for topical and oral delivery
  • Funding Agency: S N Pandit Ayurvedic Co PVT Ltd., Mysore (Industry Sponsored Research Project)  
  • Status: Ongoing from February 2023.
  Title: Nose-to-brain delivery if in-situ gel containing rotigotine-loaded hybrid    nanoparticles for Alzheimer's disease.
  • Funding Agency: Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB)
  • Status: Recommended in May 2023.

 

 

To be Updated Soon

 


Sponsored Projects

Additional Competitive Research Grant (ACRG)
  • Project title: Sustainable IoT through Context-aware Edge Processing and System Design
  • Sponsoring agency: BITS Pilani
  • Role: PI
  • Amount:  INR 8.2 Lakhs
  • Duration: October 2021

Sponsored Projects

1. Research Initiation Grant (RIG):
2. Additional Competitive Research Grant (ACRG):

Sponsored Projects

 

Ongoing

Title : "Information thermodynamics of molecular recognition in enzymes"
Grant : MATRICS
Sponsoring Agency : SERB, Department of Science and Technology
Role : Principal Investigator 
Status : Ongoing (Jan 2023 - Jan 2026)
Amount : ₹ 6.6 Lakhs
 
 
 
Title : "The role of rigidity in the unfolding of proteins"
Grant : Startup Research Grant
Sponsoring Agency : SERB, Department of Science and Technology
Role : Principal Investigator 
Status : Ongoing (Jan 2023 - Jan 2025)
Amount : ₹ 13.23 Lakhs
 
 
Title : "The role of soft modes and redundant bonds in the unfolding of proteins"
Grant : Additional Competitive Research Grant 
Sponsoring Agency : BITS Pilani
Role : Principal Investigator  
Status : Ongoing (Oct 2022 - Oct 2024)
Amount : ₹ 1.2 Lakhs
 
 
Grant : Additional Competitive Research Grant 
Sponsoring Agency : BITS Pilani
Role : Principal Investigator  
Status : Ongoing (Oct 2022 - Oct 2024)
Amount : ₹ 2.32 Lakhs

 

Grant : Research Initiation Grant  
Sponsoring Agency : BITS Pilani
Amount : ₹ 2 Lakhs


Sponsored Projects

(1) ACRG-BITS Pilani (Ongoing)
Title: Design and development of vehicular power system (VPS) supported by advanced power converters and advanced control techniques.
Amount: 9 Lakhs
Duration 2 years  
 
(2) Research Initiation Grant, BITS-Pilani (Completed)
Duration- one year (Allotted on July 24, 2020), Amount-one lakh and Role -PI 
Title of Project: Design and Development of Nonlinear Robust Control to Mitigate Second-order Harmonic Ripple Problem in Single-phase Inverters with an Improved Dynamic Performance: A Microgrid Application 

Sponsored Projects

1. Design and Development of Soft-robotic System for selective Harvesting of coffee cherries. Role (PI)
Funding Agency: Department of Science and Technology (DST), Duration-2020-2023 
2. Design & Development of a Federated Learning based Smart Object Detection Accelerator for Autonomous Vision in IoT-enabled Systems. Funding Agency: TIH Foundation of IoT & IoE,  Duration- 2023 onwards
Open position for a doctoral candidate is available : Click here for details:

Deadline: 22nd July 2023 


3. Image Stitching based decision making for Virtualization of Visual Sensor nodes..... for real time situational    awareness (Broad Area- Robotics/IoT) - Additional Competitive Research Grant (BITS Pilani),  Role PI
4. "Crime Analysis and study for safe cities with emphasis on women safety using technology and societal   participation" under Impactful Policy Research in Social Science (IMPRESS)- Funding Agency- ICSSR (Role - Co-PI)
5.Design and Development of a real time system for positioning in GPS denied environments.

(Research Initiation Grant: BITS Pilani)
6. Topic : Development of  techniques for  deployment of Swarm of Robots in Surveillance:  NVIDIA GPU Grant (Area- Robotics/IoT)


Sponsored Projects

 
  1. Crystallographic orientation (lattice plane) dependent selective gas sensing: A new approach in metal oxide (MOX) based gas sensor, Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB), DST, Govt. of India (CRG/2020/002711), INR 22.4 L (2020-23) (as PI) 
  2. 2D materials based sensor systems for rapid diagnosis of human diseases through analysis of exhaled breath, Department of Science & Technology - PURSE, Govt. of India (SR/PURSE/2020/20-TPN 57086), INR 11.24 Cr (2022-26) (as Co-PI of Theme-II)
  3. Transition Metal Induced Epitaxial Growth and Characterizations of Single Layer Graphene: a High-Tech Material for Next Generation Electronics,  UGC start-up-grant, INR 6 L (approved on Sept. 2013). (as PI)
  4. Growth and characterization of substrate supported transition metal nanostructures useful for catalytic, electronic and sensor applications Growth and characterization of substrate supported transition metal nanostructures useful for catalytic, electronic and sensor applications, BITS Research Initiation Grant, INR 2 L (2013-2015). (as PI)

Projects Approved/Ongoing

 
  
DST-SERB CRG Projects
 
(1) Study of Driven Quantum Systems: Floquet Engineering of Novel Materials (December 2020 -)
 
PI: Dr. Jayendra N Bandyopadhyay, Co-Pi: Dr. Tapomoy Guha Sarkar
 
(2) Higher-Harmonic generation in gases and solids and their implications in attosecond science (December 2020 - )
 

PI: Dr. Amol Holkundkar, Co-PI: Dr. Jayendra N Bandyopadhyay

 

DST-SERB MATRICS Project

 
(1) Floquet Engineering of Lie Algebraic Open Quantum Systems (December 2022 - )
 

PI: Dr. Jayendra N Bandyopadhyay


Projects Completed

(1) Investigating Dynamical and Topological Properties of Floquet Systems: A comparative study of perturbative schemes

PI: Dr. Jayendra N Bandyopadhyay, Co-Pi: Dr. Tapomoy Guha Sarkar (March, 2017 - 2020)

(2) Generation and Characterization of Attosecond Pulses with Specific Polarization and its Applications

PI: Dr. Amol Holkundkar, Co-PI: Dr. Jayendra N Bandyopadhyay (March, 2017 - 2020)


Sponsored Projects

Ongoing:
 
DST-SERB MATRICS 2021
  • Title:  “Analytical Modeling of Integrated Sensing and Communications for Cellular IoT and In-Vivo Nanonetworks
  •  PI: Dr. Syed Mohammad Zafaruddin 
  • Amount : Rs. 6.60 lakhs
  • Duration: 18Feb 2022 to 17 Feb 2025.
Completed
 
DST-SERB Start-Up Research Grant (SRG 2019)
  •  Project Title: Machine Learning Techniques for Resource Allocation in Cell-Free Massive MIMO Communications
  • PI: Dr. Syed Mohammad Zafaruddin 
  • Amount : Rs. 18.48 lakhs
  • Duration: January 09, 2022 to January 08, 2022
  • BITS Pilani, Rsearch Initiation Grant (RIG 2018)
  •  Project Title: Deep Learning for Massive MIMO Communications
  • PI: Dr. Syed Mohammad Zafaruddin
  • Amount : Rs. 2 lakhs

Sponsored Projects

 

Ongoing Projects


PROJECT TITLE : Investigating Dynamical and Topological Properties of Floquet Systems: A comparative study of perturbative schemes.

SPONSORING AGENCY : Department of Science and Technology (Govt. of India)

Principal Investigator : Dr. Jayendra N Bandyopadhyay

Co-PI: Dr. Tapomoy Guha Sarkar

 

Completed projects

PROJECT TITLE : The study of post-reionization HI distrbution using the redshifted 21 cm signal and Ly-a forest towards understanding cosmic acceleration.

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR :
Dr. Tapomoy Guha Sarkar
Department of Physics
Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani
Pilani Rajasthan 333031.

BROAD AREA OF RESEARCH : COSMOLOGY ( THEORY )

SPONSORING AGENCY : Department of Science and Technology (Govt. of India)

 

 

 


Sponsored Projects

  1. Management of Distributed Energy Resources in Smart Cities: Challenges and Advanced Control Strategies (Co-PI, MHRD SPARC Scheme, Rs. 42.5 lakhs, 2019-2021)
  2. Loss of Control Characterization of a Fighter Aircraft (Co-PI, HAL, Bangalore, Rs. 45.3 lakhs, 2021-23)
  3. Bifurcation Analysis and Reconfigurable Control Design for Autonomous Maneuvering with an Asymmetric Aircraft (PI, AR&DB, DRDO, Rs. 17.8 lakhs, 2023-25) 

Sponsored Projects

1. DST-ASEAN Collaborative R&D grant  (Aug. 2021- Dec. 2023)
Project Title: Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain Enabled Secure and Scalable Framework for Online Healthcare Applications
Amount : Rs. 32.7 lakhs
PI: Dr. Vinay Chamola 
 
2. DST-SERB Early Career Research Award (Mar. 2019- Mar. 2022)
Project Title: Resource dimensioning and management of smart and sustainable 5G small cells for rural broadband
Amount : Rs. 30 lakhs
PI: Dr. Vinay Chamola
 
3. DRIFE  Cabs Pvt. Ltd. Industry grant (July 2022- July 2024)
Project Title:  Design and Development of Blockchain based schemes for Road Side unit (RSU) and Vehicular Communications
Amount : Rs. 25.7 lakhs
PI: Dr. Vinay Chamola   
 
4. TIH Foundation for IoT Chanakya Fellowship (March 2023 - March 2027)
Project Title:  Artificial Intelligence Assisted Blockchain Enabled and Aadhaar Linked Electronic Medical Record Management and Tele-Consultation System
Amount : Rs. 22 lakhs
PI: Dr. Vinay Chamola   
 
5.  Shastri Indo-Canada SICRG Award  (Jan 2021- July 2023)
Project Title: Artificial Intelligence Enabled Security Provisioning and Vehicular Vision innovations for Autonomous Vehicles(Role: Principal Investigator), 2019-2021. 
Amount: Rs. 10 lakhs.
PI: Dr. Vinay Chamola, Co-PI: Dr. Pratik Narang
 
6. Additional Competitive Research Grant (BITS-Pilani) Feb 2019 - Feb 2021
Project Title: Brain Computer Interface (BCI) controlled humanoid
Amount : Rs. 9 lakhs
PI: Dr. Vinay Chamola 
 
7. ARTPARK Grant (IISc)  Sept 2021- April 2022
Project Title: Development of a reliable real-time FPGA based object detection, solution for autonomous vehicles
Amount : Rs. 3.8 lakhs
PI: Dr. Vinay Chamola 
 
8. TIH Chanakya IoT Grant   Jan 2022- Oct 2022
Project Title: Structural health monitoring of Bridges using Mobile IoT Robot
Amount : Rs. 3.5 lakhs
PI: Dr. Vinay Chamola 
 
9. Research Initiation Grant (BITS-Pilani) 
Project Title: Real Time applications of IoT

Amount 2 lakhs  

PI: Dr. Vinay Chamola
 
10. Nvidia GPU seed grant
Project title: BCI and its real life applications
Amount : 1.5 lakhs
 PI: Dr. Vinay Chamola

Sponsored Projects

As a Principal Investigator (PI)

  • Multiple Nano-filaments Based Resistive Switching Memories on Flexible Substrate: Implemented by Self-assembled doped metal oxides/perovskites” Core Research Grant (CRG/2021/005550) by Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB), DST, Govt. of India, Duration: 2022-2025, (Amount: USD 50921)-Ongoing
  • “2D materials based sensor systems for rapid diagnosis of human diseases through analysis of exhaled breath” sponsored by Department of Science & Technology (DST)-PURSE, Govt. of India (SR/PURSE/2020/20-TPN 57086), Duration: 2021-2025 (Amount: USD 1517018)-Ongoing
  • “Development of 1-D nanomaterials based selective sensor system for non-invasive detection of complications of diabetes mellitus and asthama by breath analysis technique” sponsored by Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India (BT/PR 28727/NNT/28/1569/2018), Duration: 2019-2022 (Amount: USD 62739)-Ongoing
  • A collaborative project between BITS-Pilani, India and Tel Aviv University, Israel; Title “Carbon nanomaterials for chemical sensing applications (ID: 1394)”, Sponsored by SPARC, MHRD, Govt. of India, Duration: 2019-2021, (Amount: USD 62064)-Ongoing
  • Development of TiO2 nanotube based highly selective capacitive type sensor devicfor the detection of methanol poisoning in alcoholibeverages", Early Carrier Research Award (ECR/2015/000345) by Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB), DST, Govt. of India, Duration: 2016-2019, (Amount: USD 37778)-Completed
  • Additional Competitive Research Grant by BITS-Pilani, India, Duration: 2016-2018 (Amount: USD 12143)-Completed
  • Research Initiation Grant by BITS-Pilani, India, Duration: 2015-2017 (Amount: USD 2698)-Completed

As a Co-Investigator (Co-I)

  • Crystallographic orientation (lattice plane) dependent selective gas sensing: A new approach in metal oxide (MOX) based gas sensor” Sponsored by Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB), DST, Govt. of India (CRG/2020/002711), (Amount: USD 30187) –Ongoing

Research Interests

Software Packages Developed by Aduri's lab

xRPI

XRPI is an RNA protein interaction prediction tool developed using extreme gradient boosting (XGBoost) and data driven parameters. The binaries for running the program are provided below. Please follow the instructions provided along with the binaries to run the program. A web server link is also provided. The data sets used in training the ML algorithms are given in the hyperlink below. The external data sets (NPInter v3.0 golden data set and Telopin dataset) used for validating XRPI are also provided.
 
 
 
Citation: 

Jain DS, Gupte SR, Aduri R. “A Data Driven Model for Predicting RNA-Protein Interactions based on Gradient Boosting Machine” Sci. Rep. 8: 9552 (2018; DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-27814-2)

MP3vec

 

   A Reusable Machine-Constructed Feature Representation for Protein Sequences

 

Multi Purpose Protein Prediction Vector (MP3vec) representation is constructed from a protein’s sequence and its PSSM profile using all the available high resolution protein structural data with the aim to aid in 'transfer learning' to overcome the 'small data' problem in developing predictive models for biomacromolecular interactions. Please refer to the Readme file and the binary can be downloaded as a zip file.

 

Citation: 
 
S. R. Gupte, D. S. Jain, A. Srinivasan and R. Aduri, "MP3vec: A Reusable Machine-Constructed Feature Representation for Protein Sequences," 2020 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM), Seoul, Korea (South), 2020, pp. 421-425, doi: 10.1109/BIBM49941.2020.9313301.

Molecule Property Predictor

 

With the advancement in Artificial Intelligence, it has been possible to predict things helpful in
chemistry and biology, including drug discovery. Supervised learning has been very fruitful in
predicting the physicochemical properties of small molecules. These models are trained using a
labeled dataset, where the model learns about each data type. The dataset here has 133k stable
small organic molecules with nine heavy atoms (CONF) out of the GDB-17 chemical universe.
A message-passing neural network (MPNN) has been discussed in detail in this paper, along with
novel variations to increase the accuracy of the supervised learning models. The MPNN works
on the idea of the message, update, and readout functions that operate on different graph nodes.
These variations include revamping the input system and adding a semi-master node in the
architecture to increase the overall accuracy to create a robust model. Improvements in the model
will lead to a scalable system for choosing compounds to improve and discover the drugs.
 
 

"Efficient Integration of Molecular Representation and Message-Passing Neural Networks for Predicting Small Molecule Drug-like Properties" by Shreyas Bhat Brahmavar, Mrunmay Mohan Shelar, Revanth Harinarthini, Bandaru Hemantha Sai krishna, Nahush Harihar Kumta, Ojas Wadhwani, Raviprasad Aduri (Manuscript submimtted)

PseMA

 

Application of ML and DL tools to understand biological systems
 
Predicting RNA protein interactions using domain knowledge (10.1038/s41598-018-27814-2
 
 
Figure 1
 
 
Tools for feature generation and transferable learning for protein sequences (10.1109/BIBM49941.2020.9313301)

 

 

 
 
RNA structure and Dynamics in Viral life cycle (10.1007/s13337-020-00615-w10.1007/s12560-021-09502z)
 
figure1

 
 
 
Annotating RNA Protein Interactions (10.1002/1873-3468.14029)
 

Research Projects

 

Completed Projects:
  

      1) DST Young Scientist FAST - Track Project Details:
 
          Project Title :  Investigations on Quark-Gluon Plasma (QGP) Through Quarkonia Suppression in QCD Matter                              
 
          Funding Agency: DST - SERB, New Delhi
 
          Duration :   3 Years [2012 - 2015]
          
          Amount :    11.40 Lacs
 
      2) DST 2nd Project Details:  
 
          Project Title: Studies on Quarkonium Suppression in Asymmetric Nuclear Collisions at LHC
 
          Funding Agency:  DST - SERB, New Delhi
 
          Duration : 3 Years [2017 - 2020]     
 
          Amount : 15.85 Lacs 
 

 

Sponsored Projects

1] Project Title: GaN gratings-on-diaphragm based optical pressure sensing in harsh environments

Funding Agency: SSPL, DRDO
Amount: 11.40 Lakhs
PI: Dr. Rahul Singhal Research Associate: Dr. Nagarajan N 

2] Project Title: Sensitive Explosive Detection in Vapor Phase with cyclometalated Iridim (III) and Platinum (II) based Aggregation Induced Emission Active Nanoprobes

Funding Agency: ARMREB, DRDO
Amount: 32.73 Lakhs
PI: Prof. I R laskar
Co-PI: Dr. Rahul Singhal


Sponsored Project

Details of Projects being On-going / Completed as  PI / Co-PI

1. Project Title: A Dual Mode Hybrid Memory Computing Array for High Performance Applications using conventional CMOS technology and emerging ferromagnetic technology

Project Status: On-going

Cost : 22.26 Lakh

Role : Principal Investigator (PI)

Duration : 2021-2023

Agency :DST-NSM-MeiTy

 

2. Project Title: Design and Development of soft robotic harvesting system for selective harvesting of coffee cherries

Project Status: On-going

Cost : 40 Lakh

Role : Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI)

Duration : 2020-2023

Agency :DST-SYS

 

3. Project Title: Design Of Non-Volatile Asynchronous SRAM Cell for hybrid Cache Architectures Using CMOS-FDSOI/FinFET Technologies for IoT

Project Status: Completed

Cost : 5.25 Lakh

Role : Principal Investigator (PI)

Duration : 2017-2019 years

Agency :Additional Competitive Grant (CRG), BITS, Pilani

 

4. Project Title: Design Of Non-Volatile Asynchronous Circuit Using CMOS-FDSOI/FinFET Technologies

Project Status: Completed

Cost : 1.5 Lakh

Role : Principal Investigator (PI)

Duration : 2016-2017

Agency Research Initiation Grant (RIG), BITS, Pilani


Sponsored Projects

Institutional Funding
1. Title: "Inter-area oscillation control using embedded energy storage in interconnected power system with distributed generation"
Seed Grant Scheme, BITS, Pilani, 11.15 Lakhs, Year 2011-13.
Involvement: As a Co-Investigator
Status: completed

Output: Development of d-space based laboratory experiments for research purpose  

External Funding
 1. Title: "Design and development of a multi output high voltage gain converter with multi- frequency operation for PV applications and green hydrogen generation"
Funding agency: CDAC under NaMPET Phase-III
Amount: 33.418 Lakhs
Role: As Chief Investigator
Year: 2023-25
Status: Ongoing 
 
2. Title: "Examination on conversion of carbon black to carbon nano tubes (CNTs) using arc discharge method
Funding Agency: Aditya Birlagroup (ABG), 10 Lakhs, Year 2011-13.
Involvement: As a Co-investigator
Status: Completed
Output:
Publications:
1. Neha Arora, K.N.K Chaitanya, Madhu Seetharaman, Shankar Bhawani, Rajneesh Kumar, “Morphological changes of Carbon Black during Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes”, International conference on Emerging Technology Micro to Nano [ETMN Goa 2013], 59-60.
Laboratory: DC Pulse Power System for Nanotube fabrication from Carbon Black
Experimental results: Established an optimum arc current and arc application time for MWNT synthesis under Argon atmosphere; As the time progresses the granular carbon black undergoes the transformation from small islands like structures to planar graphite like sheets and then finally into MWNTs; Optimum arc is found to be 40A
 
3. Title: "Design and development of an efficient soft-switching converter with adaptive maximum power point tracking (MPPT) controllerfor a standalone photovoltaic power generation system”,
Funding agency: Ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE), New Delhi,
Amount: 29.39 Lakhs,
Year 2014-16.
Involvement: As a Principle Investigator
Status: Completed
Output: 
 
Publications:          
  • P Upadhyay, R Kumar, S Sathyan, "Coupled inductor based high gain converter utilizing magnetizing inductance to achieve  soft-  switching with low voltage stress on devices”, IET Power Electronics,13(3), 576-591, 2020           
  • P Upadhyay, R Kumar, "A ZVS-ZCS quadratic boost converter to utilize the energy of PV irrigation system for electric vehicle charging application”, Solar Energy, 206, 106-119, 2020 
  • P Upadhyay, R Kumar, "A high gain cascaded boost converter with reduced voltage stress for PV application”, Solar Energy, 183, 829-841, 2019          
  • R Kumar, S Khandelwal, P Upadhyay, S Pulipaka, "Global maximum power point tracking using variable sampling time andp-v curve shifting  technique along with incremental conductance for partially shaded photovoltaic systems ”, Solar Energy ,189, 51- 178, 2019          
  • P Upadhyay, S Pulipaka, M Sharma, R Kumar, "A proposed maximum power point operating strategy for photovoltaic applications using monthly irradiance estimates”, Solar Energy 141, 266-277, 2017
 
Laboratory:
Standalone PV system design using SAS and PSIM software
Product:
A new family of Quadratic boost converter with an efficiency ~93%
 
4.  Title: "Design, development and implementation of a building integrated photovoltaic system for rural application", State Innovation Council, Rajasthan, 1.33 Crores, 2013-16
Involvement: As a Principal Investigator
Status: Completed
Output:
Publications:
  • Pulipaka, S., Mani, F. & Kumar, R. Modeling of soiled PV module with neural networks and regression using particle size composition. Sol. Energy 123, 116–126 (2016).
  • Mani, F., Pulipaka, S. & Kumar, R. Characterization of power losses of a soiled PV panel in Shekhawati region of India. Sol. Energy131, 96–106 (2016).
  • Pulipaka, S. & Kumar, R. Analysis of irradiance losses on a soiled Photovoltaic panel using contours Energy Conversion and Management 115 pp. 327-336(2016).
  • Pulipaka, S. & Kumar, R. Power Prediction of Soiled PV Module with Neural Networks using Hybrid Data Clustering and Division Techniques Sol. Energy 133 pp. 485-500(2016). 
  • Mani, F., Pulipaka, S., & Kumar, R. (2015). Modeling of Soiled Photovoltaic Modules with Neural Networks Using Particle Size Composition of Soil. In Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, 1–4.(PVSC), 2015 IEEE 42nd
Major Finding: A new clustering based approach to find out relation between PV panel tilt angle and soiling losses
Concept: Remote monitoring of PV plants to take corrective measures for efficiency enhancement (lead to formation of a start-up “Soreva Energy”)
 
Chief Technical Advisor Pilani Photovoltaics/Soreva
1. Title: “Real time monitoring of power generation and consumption at NISE (A joint R&D project between NISE and SOREVA)”, Soreva Energy, 2016-17
Involvement: Chief Technical advisor and mentor
Status: Completed

Output:

Publications:

S Pulipaka, A Ramesh, R Kumar, B Bora, S Kumar, SK Singh, “Non-intrusive real time monitoring of PV generation at inverters using internet of photovoltaics”, Electronics Letters 53 (16), 1137-1138.
S. Pulipaka, et.al., “Performance modeling of PV generation with inverter level data through Internet of Photovoltaic (IoPV) using artificial neural network”, in IEEE conference proceedings, ICEPE, Shillong, June 1-2, 2018
Software platform: Development of a user interface to monitor and predict irradiance of a PV system integrated to inverters
Communication architecture: Development of Internet of Photovoltaic (IoPV) concept to communicate among various sensors integrated to PV based systems including weather monitoring data
Device: “MITRA” in-situ, real-time, non-intrusive simulation, modeling and control of a photovoltaic system
 
2. Title: “Solar powered hydroponics system”, Central Coir Research Institute, Cochin, 2018

Involvement: As a chief technical advisor

Aim: To develop a solar powered hydroponics system to facilitate co-generation of plants and energy in urban environment
Status: A pilot project has been executed at with research support from Coir board, a Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium organization
 
3.  Title: “In-situ monitoring of solar panels”, A Pilani Photovoltaics and ATUM  joint R&D, 2018
Involvement: As a chief technical advisor
Aim: The main objective of this project is to develop integrated hardware for in-situ monitoring and control of solar panels. Ongoing prototype testing and pilot implementation in Hyderabad

Status: completed

Findings and summary: Panel level monitoring hardware was developed to understand and address the anomalies of power generation in a solar array at 2 sites of ATUM in Hyderabad. ATUM manufactures Building Integrated Photovoltaic Modules. PPV  developed an integrated software and hardware solution for them to test their installations’ efficiency under partial shading and soiling conditions and improved overall performance by 2-2.5%
 
4. Title: “Solar Power Efficiency Evaluation and Due-Diligence (SPEED)”, A Joint venture between Soreva and Trans India Law Associates, 2018
Involvement: As a chief technical advisor
Aim: evaluating the performance of existing as well as upcoming solar power plants and provide a comprehensive report on the technical as well as operational aspects of the power plant. Designed a 5-step data-oriented process to understand, model, evaluate and report intrinsic details of performance in a solar power plant

Status: completed


Sponsored Research Projects


Ongoing Projects (1):

  • Electro-optic Switching Devices based on Dual Frequency Nematic Liquid Crystals Agency: SERB, India
    Approved Fund:~ Rs 25.58Lakhs
    Duration: 3 years ( 18 July 2022 to 17 July 2025)
    (Principal Investigator)

Completed Research Projects (5):

  • Principal Investigator of a project under DST FAST TRACK Scheme (Completed, 2012) "Studies on electro-optic switching of Liquid crystals doped with carbon nanotubes",
    Fund Value: Rs 14.1 lakhs
  • Principal Investigator of a project under DST SERB EMR Scheme (Completed, 2020) - Electro-optical response of nematic liquid crystals doped with nanorods, Fund Value: Rs. 36.13 lakhs
  • Co-PI of a DST Sponsored project under IDP scheme (Completed, 2013) "Development of surface Plasmon resonance with a novel optical design."
    Fund Value: Rs 25.66 lakhs
  • Co-PI of a DST Sponsored project under TGB scheme (Completed, 2014) " Design and characterization of electrochromic rear view mirrors using conducting polymers"
    Fund Value: Rs 39 lakhs
  • Co-PI of a DST Sponsored project under IDP scheme (Completed, 2019) "Surface Plasmon Resonance Instrument" , Fund Value. Rs. 41.8 lakhs

Sponsored Projects

  • Study of Indus Valley Scripts Through Linguistic and Markov Chain Methods, Sponsored by INSA-New-Delhi, Grant Amount: Rs 620,000/- (INR) (Project Completed in July -2015) P.I: Niladri Sarkar
  • Electromagnetic Characterization of Three Dimensional Targets with Plasma Cladding for Stealth Technology Using Recursive Convolution Finite Difference Time Domain Method, Sponsored by BITS-PILANI, Grant Amount: Rs 520,000/-(INR) (Project Completed in May-2015) P.I : Niladri Sarkar
  • Study on Electronic Transport Behaviour of Carbon Nanotube Based Field Effect Transistors (CNTFETs), Sponsor: DRDO New-Delhi , Duration: 3 Years , Grant Amount: Rs 20,69,000/-(INR) (Status: Project Completed in Dec 2020), P.I : Navneet Gupta, Co-P.I: Niladri Sarkar
  • Investigation of Elastic and Inelastic Dephasing in Carbon Nanotube FET,Sponsor: SERB-DST-NewDelhi, Grant Amount: Rs 18,25,450/-(INR) (Status: Project Completed in Mar 2022), P.I: Niladri Sarkar, Co-P.I: Navneet Gupta

Research Projects

S. No 

Title of the Project 

Funded by

 1.

Empowering rural women in Telangana through systematic study, training, and development of a chatbot for fostering adoption and secure usage of digital applications (with Prof. Barsha Mitra, Department of Computer Science and Information Systems) - ongoing

BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus

 2.

Women’s Falling Participation in Labour Force in India: A Ground Level Investigation into Factors and Obstacles in Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Telangana (with Prof. Rishi Kumar, Prof. Archana Srivastava, Prof. Swati Alok) - completed

National Human Rights Commission, India

 3.

Impediments to Women Entrepreneurship in India: a multi-stakeholder, multi-stage, multi-state perspective (with Prof. Swati Alok) - completed

ICSSR

4.

Credit access and employment opportunities for women with disabilities (In collaboration with Dr. Amrita Roy, IIT Palakkad) - completed

ICSSR

5.

Post-COVID Workplace: Implications of Long-Term Work from Home in India's IT sector (with Prof. Swati Alok; Dr. Sreerupa Sengupta, Goa Institute of Management; Dr. Ananya Chakraborty, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, Patancheru)

Goa Institute of Management 

6.

Urban Low-Income Households’ Savings: Understanding Issues and Challenges in Indian Context (Prof. Rishi Kumar, Prof. Archana Srivastava ) - completed

Dvara Research

7.

Determinants of Women Empowerment and Trickle-Down Effect of the Same on Children’s Overall Educational and Health Development: Challenges, Effects and Intervention through Training (with Prof. Swati Alok)  - completed

ICSSR

8.

Career Persistence of Indian Women Professionals in Information Technology (IT) Sector: Brakes, Accelerators, Challenges and Opportunities- (with Prof. Swati Alok)- completed

ICSSR

9.

A Comprehensive Study of Determinants of Quality of Education in Private & Government Schools: A case study of the schools of Burdwan, West Bengal- completed

BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus


 

Projects  On going :

1. "Photovoltaic Fed Microgrids: Integrated Intelligent Harmonic Control to Enable Electric Vehicle Charging" 
      Role : Co-PI
      PI :  Prof. Hari Om Bansal 
     Sponsor Agency : CPRI - Bangluru,
     Duration : 24 Months ;
     Approved Grant Amount : 22.5 Lacs. 
     Sanctioned Amount : 13.27 Lacs, (Ist Installment)  
     Status : On going ( Starting Date : July -2022) 

 

Projects  Completed : 

1. Project Title : "Embedded System for Compressed Air Consumption Monitoring in Aluminium Smelter Plant"

   Role : Co-PI
   PI : Prof. Debi Prasad Acharya @ NIT Raurkela 
   Sponsor Agency : NALCO - Angul Odissa ,
   Duration : 24 Months ; 
   Grant Amount : 27.4 Lacs.---- Completed. 
 

2.  National Mission Project on Education through ICT: Developing suitable pedagogical methods for various classes intellectual calibers and research in e-learning

Title of Course: Advanced Electrical Machines

      Role : Co-Developer
      PI :  Prof. Hitesh Dutt Mathur 
     Sponsor : MHRD -GOI,
     Duration : 6 Months ;
     Grant Amount : 7.0 Lacs. --- Completed (Date : July -2016)
 
 
  Projects  Submitted :
  
 1.  Development of Solar Powered Switched Super Capacitor Cell based Z-Network Topologies for intelligent EV Charger Application
      Role : PI 
      Co-PIs : Dr. Satyendra Kumar Mourya; Dr. Aditya R. Gautam,

     Sponsor Agency : Renewable Energy Research and Technology Development Programme (RE-RTD-2022) MNRE , GOI.

      Duration in Months: -36,
      Amount : INR. 4,415,400 
      Status :  Under Review  
 
 2.  Low Cost flexible dual Point-of-Care Nano Bio-sensor for early diagnosis of wound infection.

   Role : PI 

      Co-PIs : Dr. Satyendra Kumar Mourya; Dr. Tara Chand Yadav

     Sponsor Agency : DST- Pilani Innovation & Entrepreneurship Development Society(PIEDS).

      Duration in Months: -,
      Amount : INR. 7,00,000 
      Status :  Under Review  
 
3.  Design and Development of Highly Sensitive and Selective H2 Sensor Based on Nature Inspired Porous- Ga2O3 Nanocrystals for Extreme Environmental Applications
     Role : Co-PI 
      PI : Dr. Satyendra Kumar Mourya

     Sponsor Agency : Renewable Energy Research and Technology Development Programme (RE-RTD-2022) MNRE , GOI.

      Duration in Months: -36,
      Amount : INR. 9,436,522
      Status :  Under Review 
 

4.  Design and Development of robust hydrogen sensor based on Porous- Ga2O3 Nanostructures

      Role : Co-PI 
      PI : Dr. Satyendra Kumar Mourya

     Sponsor Agency : DST SERB-SURE

      Duration in Months: -36,
      Amount : INR. 2985400
      Status :  Under Review

Research Interest

Role of alternativesplicing in metabolic disorders: Alternative splicing is a major source of diversity in the human proteome, which can modulate protein function and affinities for the assembly of heteromeric complexes & also alter mRNA stability. 

 Evidence on the roles of splicing and alternative splicing in various diseased conditions is emerging. However, the role of alternative splicing linking signaling pathways to gene regulation and the onset of various metabolic syndromes, for example, type II diabetes, is not well understood. It is important to know the genes involved in these diseases and their mode of regulation. Knowledge at the molecular level would thus provide the future foundation of research and drug discovery.

The objective of the current study is to identify genes that undergo changes in alternate splicing upon receiving different stimuli that contribute towards metabolic syndromes like obesity, insulin resistance, and type II diabetes and study their molecular mechanism(s) of actions. This study will help link signal transduction and gene regulation by alternative splicing and diseased conditions and will thus be important for clinical research and drug discovery.

Role of alternative splicing in stem cell differentiation:This study is aimed to investigate whether alternative splicing, one of the major sources of gene regulation and protein diversity, plays a role in the process of differentiation of pluripotent and multipotent stem cells. Manipulating the expression of one or more splicing regulators may accelerate the rate of differentiation into specific lineages, which is a major goal in regenerative medicine.

Targetedgene delivery as potential therapeutics: The main aim of this collaborative work is to manipulate gene expression profiles as potential therapeutics by long-term silencing/overexpression of genes of interest using biocompatible nano-vehicles for gene delivery.  

 


Research Projects

1. Title of the project: Photocurable organic-inorganic hybrid precursors for the fabrication of metal oxide micro/nanostructures
Role: PI
Funding Agency: Department of Science and Technology (DST)
Duration: Three years (Dec, 2013 - Dec, 2016)
Grant amount: Rs. 25,98,000/- 
 
2. Title of the project: Sequestration of Heavy Metals Using Multi-functional Biodegradable Natural Polymers
Role: PI
Funding Agency: Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
Duration: Three years (From Nov, 2021)
Grant amount: Rs. 16,14,000/- 
 
3. Title of the project: Semiconductor-based thin-film coatings for mitigating nosocomial infections through antibacterial action under dark-light dual mode'
Role: Co-PI
Funding Agency: DST SERB POWER, (sanctioned date 18th July, start date 3rd Aug, 2022-2025)
Grant amount: Rs. 25,56,400/- 
 
4. Development of a wound dressing material with a simultaneous dual function of antibacterial and visible colorimetric detection of infection
Role: Co-PI
Funding Agency: DST SERB CRG, (Sanctioned date 19th June, start date 9th Aug, 2023 -2026). 
Grant amount: Rs. 34,13,360/- 

List of funded projects

  1. "Alternative splicing in signal transduction and diseases; a genome wide approach", by DST-SERB (under young scientist's scheme), 2013-2017.
  2. "Studies of the effects of quinacrine (QC) on regulation of Rho like small-GTPase and apoptosis in human lung and breast cancer cell lines cultured in vitro, (as a co-PI), by DBT, 2014-17.
  3. "Role of alternate splicing modulators in differentiation of embryonic stem cells into specific lineages" by BITS-Pilani (under "additional competitive grant for new faculty"), 2015-17.
  4. "Biocompatible nano-vehicle mediated delivery of siRNA into stem cells for targeting pluripotency markers as a potential therapeutic approach in regenerative medicine" (as a co-PI), by CSIR, 2020-23.
  5. "Design of novel "n3C smart scaffolds" incorporating nano-bioactive molecules for treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus associated chronic wounds" (as a co-PI) by ICMR , 2021-24.
  6. "A study on molecular mechanisms of alternative splicing and its regulator SMAR1 in TNF-α induced metabolic syndrome in mammalian skeletal muscle and hypothalamic neuronal cells" by DBT, 2023-26
  7. Noninvasive investigations on stem cell differentiation to neuron and induced morphogenesis using two-photon microscopy” by Cross-Disciplinary Research Framework grant, BITS-Pilani, 2023-25
  8. “Development of biocompatible nanotechnology based non-viral delivery vehicle for micro dystrophin gene delivery as therapeutics for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy” (as a Co-PI), ICMR-2024-27
  9. “Investigating the significance of V2 and V3 variants of the gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) in the hypothalamic and non-hypothalamic neurons: new insights in neuronal physiology” (as a Co-PI), SERB (CRG)- 2024-27
  10. “Biocompatible nanoparticle mediated non-viral delivery of siRNAs for lung cancer therapeutics” by CSIR-under ASPIRE scheme, 2024-27.

Sponsored Projects

 

Ongoing

  • DST Inspire Faculty Fellowship Grant: 2022 – 2027
  • Research Initiation Grant, BITS Pilani: 2023 – 2025

Sponsored Research Projects

1. Development of Cyber Physical System based Smart Water Grid for Community usage 

Amount:  INR 57.77 Lakhs 

Funding Agency: DST Interdisciplinary Cyber Physical System (DST-ICPS) under Multi Institutional & Multi Disciplinary Consortium mode. 

CSIR-CEERI, Pilani: Dr. S. A. Akbar (PI), Dr. Sanjay Singh, Dr. B. A. Botre   

BITS, Pilani: Prof. K. K. Gupta (PI), Prof. A. P. Singh, Dr Kamlesh Tiwari & Dr. Amit Dua ..
Status: Approved (Reference No.: MOM no: DST/ICPS/PAMC/Cluster(CPSR)/2018(G))
2. Structural Health Assessment and Rehabilitation Framework based on Cyber Physical System 
Amount:  INR 60.35 Lakhs 

Funding Agency: DST Interdisciplinary Cyber Physical System (DST-ICPS) under Multi Institutional & Multi Disciplinary Consortium mode.

CSIR-CEERI, Pilani: Dr. K. S. Raju (PI), Dr. P. K. Tanwar

BITS, Pilani, Civil Deptt.: Prof. S. B. Singh (PI)
BITS, Pilani, EEE Deptt.: Prof. K. K. Gupta (PI)
Status: Approved (Reference No.: MOM no: DST/ICPS/PAMC/Cluster(CPSR)/2018(G)
3. Real Time Data Driven CPS Development for water Distribution Network 
Amount:  INR 33.4 Lakhs 

Funding Agency: DST-Scheme for Young Scientists and Technologist

PI: Mr. Jyotirmoy Bhardwaj (Joined Cognizant in Norway)

Co-PI: Prof. A. P. Singh and Prof. K. K. Gupta 
Status: Approved (Reference No.: SP/YO/067/2018) 
 
Projects Completed:
4. Design and Development of Drinking Water Quality Monitoring System

Amount:  INR 14.2 Lakhs  

Funding Agency: CSIR-SRF Direct Scheme (Reference No.: 09/719(0101)/2019 EMR-I)

Mentor: Prof. K. K. Gupta

Duration: 2019-22. 

5. Soft Computing Framework based Integrated Multi Sensor Array for Water Quality Assessment: Targeting Fluoride as major parameter 

Amount: INR 38.7 Lakhs

Funding Agency: DST under Water Technology Initiatives (DST-WTi).

Reference No. DST/TM/WTI/2K16/103 

PI: Prof. K. K. Gupta

Co-PI: Prof. R. K. Gupta (Physics Deptt., BITS, Pilani)

Duration: 2017-21

6. Roof top Rainwater Harvesting for Safe, Potable and Healthy Drinking Water and Ground Water Replenishment for BITS Pilani, Pilani campus. 

Amount: INR 73 Lakhs 

Funding Agency: Centre of Excellence in Waster, Water and Energy Management

Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani. 

Involvement: As a Co-investigator 

Duration: 2014-17  

7. Grant to participate in Symposium on Frontiers of Development in Kigali, Rwanda (10 - 14th Feb'18)

Amount: INR 1.5 Lakhs

Funding Agency: Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng), UK 


Sponsored Projects

  • RIG-BITS Pilani, Complete.
  • ACRG-BITS Pilani, Ongoing.
  • SRG-SERB, Govt. of India, Ongoing.
  • CSIR, Govt. of India, Ongoing.

Sponsored Research and Development

Project ( Status: ongoing): year 2019
Title:  
Crime Analysis and Study for Safe Cities with Emphasis on Women Safety using Technology and Societal Participation
 
Agency:  
Indian Council of Social Science Research

Project Director: 

Prof Anu Gupta,  Professor, Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology & Science- Pilani,  Pilani Campus- Rajasthan-333031

Project Co-Directors: 

1. Prof. Rajiv Gupta

2. Dr. Meetha V Shenoy

2)  Projects ( status : completed)--- year : 2012
 
Completed project on “Development of silicon prototype of low power and low noise clock-less pipelined/multi stages  8 bit data -converter based on 180/90nm technology for low power portable self-trigger able integrated circuit applications” under seed grant from BITS, PilaniPI- Dr.Anu Gupta , 2011, 8.3 L 
 
Outcomes--
Fabricated Chip 

Design  characterization-

Parameters

Specifications for the Application

Proposed ADC

Achieved Results

Resolution

Medium

8 bit

Sampling Rate

Low-Medium

0-5 MS/s Variable

External Clock

No

No

Power Dissipation

Low

30 mW at 5 MS/s

Area

Low

0.8544 mm2

SNDR

High

48 dB

DNL

Low

0.9 LSB (max)

INL

Low

1.9 LSB (max)

ENOB

Same as Resolution

7.68 bits

SFDR

Very High

54.68 dB

Signal to Noise Floor

Very High

72 dB

 
Research Grants in previous years--------------- 
  1.  As Head of Department, EEE, I coordinated and received grant support of Rs 138 L under FIST program Level-1 category by the Department of Science and Technology to strengthen the research facilities in the department  (Nov. 2013)
  2. Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, Department of Electronics and Information Technology ,  Grant of Rs. 1.55 Crore as Technology Incubation and Development of Entrepreneurs (TIDE) and Expansion of Technology Incubation and Development of Entrepreneurs (TIDE) . PI- Dr. Anu Gupta (March , 2012)
  3. Technology Development Board, DST , India  , Proposal for Grant of Rs. 1 Crore as Seed Capital Assistance for our in House Technology Start- up Incubates of TBI, Pilani. PI- Dr.Anu Gupta  (April, 2011)

Sponsored Projects

  • SERB SRS: Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting of Photonic Nanostructure (Ongoing)

  • DST Inspire: Decoration of Co-catalyst on the Ultrathin 2D Sheets of Metal Chalcogenides and Their Application in Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting. 35 lakhs (Completed)

  • DST Fasttrack: Decoration of Plasmonic Nanoparticles on Ultrathin 2D Nanostructure of Metal Chalcogenides and Their Application in Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting and Photocatalysis. 19.82 lakhs (Completed)

RESEARCH PROJECTS

ONGOING PROJECTS

Silk-based Flexible Electronics and Sensors

We are developing an all-water-based strategy to create flexible electronics, sensors, and drug-delivery devices for physiological applications. This work is in collaboration with Prof. Srinivasa K Prasad from the Department of Pharmacy @BPHC.
Cold Plasma-based Advanced Oxidation Process

We are studying the effect of cold plasma on the oxidation of antibiotic residues in water. This work is in collaboration with Prof. G. R. Abhijith from the Department of Civil Engineering at IIT Kanpur and Dr. Neethu Bhasker from  KSCSTE.

Non-enzymatic Glutamate Sensors

In this project, we are developing copper nanoparticle-based glutamate sensors. 


Development of Bacteria Detection Sensors

In collaboration with Prof. Debirupa Mitra, we are trying to develop point-of-care diagnostic tools for detecting infection in wounds.

Shape-memory polymers

We are currently studying the effect of water uptake on the actuation performance of shape memory polymers. This work is going on in collaboration with Prof. Punnag Chatterjee from the Department of Mechincal Engineering at IIT Dharwad.

SPONSORED PROJECTS

DBT BME: [2023-2025]

Title: A Point-of-Care Tool for Monitoring Bacterial Infection in Wounds 

Funding Organization: DBT
Amount: Rs. 22,50,000
Role: PI

DBT BME: [Approved for funding]

Title: Development and Validation of Sensor-augmented Pump (SAP) for Glutamate Tracking and Grabbing in Neurological Disorders

Funding Organization: DBT
Amount: Rs. 36,00,000
Role: Co-PI

Cross-disciplinary Research Fund: [2023-2025]

Title: Neurocomputational analyses of electrophysiological recordings using silk-based soft electrodes in noise-induced hearing loss

Funding Organization: BITS Pilani
Amount: Rs. 10,00,000
Role: Co-PI

Additional Competitive Research Grant: Duration: [2022-2024]

Title: Cold Plasma-based Dry and Chemical Residue-free Sanitation of Surfaces

Funding Organization: BITS Pilani
Amount: Rs. 10,00,000
Role: PI

Research Initiation Grant:  [2021-2023]
Title: Silk-based Bioelectronics for Health Monitoring, Modulation, and Therapeutics

Funding Organization: BITS Pilani
Amount: Rs. 2,00,000
Role: PI


Project Completed/On-going

(4)  2022-2025 : (On-going)
Topic: Convolutional neural networks and their Hardware Implementation for Improved Performance.
Amount: INR 21,81,825/-
Sponsored by DST, New Delhi. 
Role: Mentor of DST
Status: Ongoing
(3) 26th May to 5th July 2014: (Completed)
Topic: RTL to GSDII flow and DFT implementation
Cypress Semiconductor Ltd. Bangalore
Amount:  44944.01/- 
(2) April, 2004:(Completed)
Topic: Unsigned binary division circuit using non-restoring division method
Project contest of  Curriculum Development Program jointly organized by INTEL Higher Education and IIT Bombay
(1)Aug-Dec 2002: (Completed)
M.E. Thesis project on “Design of Application Specific Processor for text to speech-conversion    for Indian Languages” at Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute, Pilani. 

Ongoing

 
  
  1. "Regeneration of Graphite anode and Li Metal recovery from used LFP Batteries", HBL (15.56 Lacs) (P.I.) (2022-2024) 
  2. "Experimental and Theoretical Investigation of Semiconducting 2D Materials based post-CMOS Electronic and Optoelectronic Devices." CREST, BITS Pilani, (20 lacs) (Co-PI) (2023-2025)
  3. "SwedGuru: A privacy-aware smart wearable patch to analyze sweat and provide real-time health feedback." CDRF, BITS Pilani, (30 Lacs) (Co-PI) (2023-25)

 

Completed:

  1. "Novel Solid state film supercapacitor using electrochemically synthesized doped graphene assembly". Research Initiation Grant, BITS (2 Lacs) (P.I) (2021-2023)

 


Granted Projects

  • BITS Pilani Research Initiation Grant (RIG) - Completed (2014-2016)
  • BITS Pilani Additional Competitive Research Grant (ACRG) - Completed (May 2016- May 2018) 
  • DST-SERB (EMR) Project - Ongoing (August 2017 - January 2021)

 

Sponsored Projects:

Ongoing

Senior Research Fellow Position (New)

Completed


 

Sponsored Projects

Ongoing (2022-2024)

Role: Principle Investigator 

 

Title of the Project: Do Fiscal Risk matters for Fiscal sustainability? Evidence from Indian State 

Funded under Research Initiation Grant (RIG) of BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus

Amount: Rs. 2,00,000/- (Two Lakh Only) 

Completed (2018-2021)

Collaborative Research Project with FLAME University Pune and NIT Sikkim

Role: Co-Principal Investigator 

Title of the Project: “Innovation and Sustainable Decision Support System for Drinking Water Security in Indian Himalayan Region of Sikkim and West Bengal”

Sponsor Agency: National Mission on Himalayan Studies

Amount: Rs. 49,30, 200/- (Rupees Forty Nine Lakh Thirty Thousand Two Hundred Only). 

Workshop

Awarded to Conduct a Ten Days Research Methodology workshop, 22nd -31st August, 2022 as a course co-Director sponsored (Rs. 5,50,000) by ICSSR


Ongoing Projects (As Principal-Investigator)

  • 2D Nanosheet Materials of Metal Chalcogenides as a Potential SERS Active Substrate for Chemical and Biochemical Sensing.
    Funding Agency: CSIR

Ongoing Project (As Co-Investigator)

  • An in silico and in vitro characterization of binding affinity and internalization potential of Indian SARS-CoV-2 spike protein variants with hACE-2 and identification of potential small molecules hindering the interaction.
    Funding agency: ICMR
  • Design and development of a multi output high voltage gain converter with multi- frequency operation for PV applications and green hydrogen generation.
    Funding agency: CDAC
  • Use of distillery and domestic wastewater to generate hydrogen and development of a prototype thereof.
    Funding agency: LIGHT ATOM ELECTROLYZER

Completed Projects

  • Synthesis and Characterization of Metal Oxide (TiO2 and IrO2) Dendrimer-Encapsulated Nanoparticles (DENs) for Catalysis and Electrocatalysis. BITS RIG, 2.00 lakhs.
  • Size-Dependent Hydrogenation Catalysis with Mono- (Pd and Pt) and Bimetallic (Pd@Pt) Nanoparticles in Quantum Dot Region. UGC, 6.00 lakhs.
  • Synthesis and Characterization of (Metal Oxide)core - Metalshell Nanoparticles in Quantum Dot Region and Their Application in Electrocatalysis. DST Fasttrack, 24.93 lakhs.
  • Graphitic carbon nitride (g-C3N4) based semiconductor heterostructures for photocatalysis and electrocatalysis. BITS ADDITIONAL COMPETITIVE RESEARCH GRANT, 6.94 lakhs.

Research related updates

  • CSIR (HRDG) project sanctioned starting from 01-April-2021.

RESEARCH INTRESTS


Details of Projects under implementation

S. No

Title

Cost in Lakh

Duration

Role as PI/Co-PI

Agency

1

Design and synthesis of coordination polymers for conduction

17.14

Three years (2021-   )

PI (Madhushree Sarkar)

CSIR under EMR scheme


Details of Projects completed

S. No

Title

Cost in Lakh

Duration

Role as PI/Co-PI

Agency

1

Guest Exchange Dynamics of Porous Metal-organic Frameworks

14.65

Two years (2011-2013)

PI (Madhushree Sarkar)

BITS Pilani

2

Crystal Engineering of Metal-Organic Frameworks using Organic Linkers derived from Template-Controlled Solid-State Reactions

23.40

Three years (2012-2015)

PI (Madhushree Sarkar)

DST


Sponsored Projects

Ongoing

Nano-technology for enhanced utilization of native- phosphorous by plants and higher moisture retention in arid soils” in collaboration with IIT, Mumbai; PAU, Ludhiana; IISS, Bhopal & CAZRI, Jodhpur, funded by World Bank under National Agricultural Innovation Project (NAIP) of ICAR, New Delhi (3.726 Crores) (2008-2012).

Senior Research Fellow Position (New)

Completed

Conservation of some endangered medicinal plants of Indian Thar Desert by arbuscular mycorrhizae” funded by DST, New Delhi under SERC Scheme (11.28 Lakhs) (2003-2005).


Sponsored Projects 

  • Principal Investigator – “Linking Energy Poverty with Human Development: A case Study of Two Districts of Rajasthan” funded by ICSSR under the IMPRESS Scheme (2019-2021). Sanctioned amount Rs.7, 50,000. (Ongoing)
  •  Principal Investigator - Technological Development, Financial Development and Economic Growth: Empirical Evidences from India", Sponsored by BITS (RIG), 2019 April -  July, 2020, Rs. 1.5 Lakhs, (Completed)
  • Principal Investigator – “Establishing finance-growth linkage for India: a financial conditioning index (FCI) approach” Sponsored by RBI, August 2016 to July 2017. Completed. Rs. 2.0 Lakhs (Completed)
  •  Principal Investigator – “Investment in Social and Economic Infrastructures and achievement of Sustainable Development Goals: An empirical investigation from Indian States” Sponsored by MHRD – SPARC Scheme with collaboration with University of Minnesota Morris, USA (proposal submitted)
  • Principal Investigator – “Does Water, Sanitation and Hygiene improve Health and Quality of Life? A Study of Selected Smart Cities from Odisha and Rajasthan” Sponsored by UGC – STRIDE Scheme (Proposal Submitted)
  • Principal Investigator - "Issues Related to Right to Education of the Children of Migrant Laborers in Rajasthan", Submitted to NHRC, Budget amount Rs. 8,91,000. (Under Review)
  • Principal Investigator - "Is there a declining trend of female labour force participation in Rajasthan? Identification of Issues and Determinants", Submitted to NHRC, Budget amount Rs. 7,70,000. (Under Review).
  • Co-PI - "Battery Swapping Stations: An Approach to Accelerate Electric Vehicle Adoption and Moving Towards Sustainable e-Mobility in Indian Smart Cities",  Submitted to ICSSR under the IMPRESS Scheme
    Budget amount, Rs.13,64,000 (Under Review).
  • Co-PI - "Climate change, desertification and socio-economic impact on regional economy" Submitted to MHRD – SPARC Scheme with collaboration with Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia (proposal submitted), Budget amount Rs. 45,00,000. 
  • Co-PI - "Food Security Concern of Migrants Workers in New Normal Situation: A Study of External Migrants Working in Rajasthan", Submitted to NHRC, Budget amount Rs. 4,67,500. (Under Review).
  • Co-PI - "Perception of parents of non-disabled children towards Inclusive Education: A case of Primary Schools in Rajasthan", Submitted to NHRC, Budget amount Rs. 6,62,000. (Under Review).
     

Research Grant

 

Ongoing Projects:

  1. 1."Development of a tumor-microenvironment responsive, cancer theranostic nanodots for photodynamic-immunotherapy" with Dr. Aniruddha Roy as PI and Dr. Inamur Laskar as Co-PI. Funding Agency: SERB-India.
  2. “Rapid, low-cost fluorescent AIE-based detection of renal dysfunction from urine samples and fabrication of portable and real time device” PI (from BITS) and Project Coordinator: Dr. Inamur R. Laskar Co-PIs: Dr. Shibasish Chowdhury, Dr. Rajdeep Chowdhury, Dr. Symantak majumder (Dept. of Biology); Dr. Rajiv Gupta (BITS Medical Center); Mr. Santosh Manabala (CSIR-CEERI), Mr. Ranjan Maurya (CSIR-CEERI); Funding Agency: Department Of Biotechnology (Dbt), Government Of India. Grant: Rs 80 Lakhs (Approx.) Duration: 3 Years (From February 2021)
  3. “Development of novel ‘Aggregation Induced Emission’ (AIE) Active iridium(III) based Near IR Emissive compounds and their encapsulation into pH-sensitive nanoparticles for tumor targeting and photodynamic therapy” PI:  Dr. Inamur R. Laskar Co-PI: Dr. Aniruddha Roy (Pharmacy); Dr. Rajdeep Chowdhury; Funding Agency: Indian Council Of Medical Research (ICMR), Government Of India.Grant: Rs 23 Lakhs (Approx.) Duration: 3 Years (From March 2021)

Completed Projects:

  1. “Syntheses of Pt (II) based pure blue emitting triplet harvesting materials and their application in white Organic Light Emitting Diode as single emissive dopants”; Funded by CSIR, India; Grant:  20.0 Lakhs
  2.  “Syntheses of Efficient and Pure Blue Triplet Emitting Materials for Fabrication of White Organic Light Emitting Diodes (WOLEDs)”; Funded by DST, India; Grant: 22.2 Lakhs
  3. “Design and Syntheses of Heavy Metal based Aggregation Induced Emission Active Complexes and their Application in Bio-imaging”; Funded by DST, India; Grant: Rs 35.9 Lakhs
  4. “Sensitive Explosive Detection in Vapor Phase with Cyclometalated Iridium (III), Platinum(II) and Conjugated Hyperbranched Polymer based ‘Aggregation Induced Emission’ Active Nanoprobes”; Funding agency: Defence R&D Organization (DRDO), GOVERNMENT OF INDIA; Grant: Rs 33 Lakhs (approx.)  

 

 

To be Updated Soon

 


Sponsored Projects

Co-Principal Investigator

Consultancy projects (Ongoing)

1.  Technical assistance for installation of 30 KLD Faecal Sludge Treatment Plant (FSTP) at Siliguri Municipal Corporation on Pilot Basis (KPCP)
Sponsoring Agency: Urban Development and Municipal Affairs Department, Government of West Bengal
Total Project Cost: Rs. 1303900
 
2. Design and Preparation of Detailed Project Report and Technical Assistance for Installation of Faecal Sludge Treatment Facilities for Rural Areas in West Bengal (DWBI)
Sponsoring Agency: Panchayat and Rural Development Department, Govt. of West Bengal

Total Project Cost: Rs. 14400000


 

 

To be Updated Soon

 


Projects/Grants

Ongoing projects

S. No.

Project name (PI/Co-PI)

Funding agency

Amount ($/INR)

1.

AI in soil management for diversified agriculture (PI)

Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), India

 

Awarded in Jan 2023

18.53 lacs

2.

AI-enabled drone based remote health assessment of PMGSY roads (Co-PI)

National Rural Infrastructure Development Authority (NRIDA), Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India

 

Awarded in December 2021

17.58 lacs

3.

Watershed-based optimized decision support model for conservation practice placement using remote sensing (PI)

ACRG, BITS Pilani

 

Team: Dr. Rallapalli Srinivas

 

Awarded in Feb 2021

4.5 lacs

 

S.No.

Project name

Funding agency

Amount ($/INR)

1.

LiDAR sensors-based watershed modeling for optimizing pollutant reductions across spatio-temporal scales

BITS Pilani, India

 

Team: Dr. Rallapalli Srinivas

2 lacs

2.

Quantifying the Scaling Effects on Measurable Water Quality Environmental Outcomes for aiding One Watershed, One Plan. (Co-PI) (2019-2020)

Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR), U.S.A.

 

Team: Prof. Joe Magner and Dr. Rallapalli Srinivas, University of Minnesota; Mr. Matt Drewitz, BWSR

$ 70, 000

3.

Assessing the impact of hydro-conditioning on watershed modeling outcomes (Co-PI) (2020)

 

Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR), U.S.A.

 

Team: Prof. Joe Magner and Dr. Rallapalli Srinivas, University of Minnesota; Mr. Matt Drewitz, BWSR

$ 20, 000

4.

NVIDIA Academic GPU grant for applying deep learning in Hydrology (PI) (2018)

NVIDIA, India

1.5 lacs


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To be updated.


Research Grants


Projects Completed


1. Development of New Methodology Using Density Functional Theory (DFT) Based Reactivity Descriptors to Predict the Regioselectivity of Large Chemical and Biological System
Funding agency: Scientific and Engineering Research Council, DST(DST Ref. No: SR/S1/PC-28/2004)
Duration: July, 2005 to January, 2009

2. Conceptual Density Functional Theory Based Modeling of Biomolecular Systems
Funding agency: Scientific and Engineering Research Council, DST(DST Ref. No: SR/S1/PC-41/2008)
Duration: October, 2009 to March, 2013

3. Development and Application of Density Functional Reactivity Theory Based Modeling Techniques to Understand the Energetics of Reactive and Non-Reactive Interactions
Funding agency: Scientific and Engineering Research Council, DST(DST Ref. No: SB/S1/PC-067/2013)
Duration: August, 2014 to 8th February, 2018

4. Investigating the Correlation Between Thermodynamic and Kinetic Parameters Through Density Functional Reactivity Theory (DFRT) Based Approach
Funding Agency: Scientific and Engineering Research Board (SERB) - DST
(DST Ref. No. CRG/2019/00956)
Duration: February, 2020 onward


Research Projects

Submitted Research Projects

  • D.S.T. Major Research Project
    Project Title : Excited State Dynamics of Fluorescent Molecules in Micellar Systems
    Submitted: June 2018

Completed Research Projects:

  1. DST SERB Major research project:
    Project Title ‘Time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy of Fluorescent Molecules in Micellar Systems’
    Funding Agency: DST SERB, New Delhi
    Duration : Three years (2014-2017)
    Amount : 53.09 lacs
  2. UGC Major
    Project Title: ‘Steady State Measurements of Fluorescent Molecules in Restricted Environments’
    Funding Agency: UGC, New Delhi
    Duration : Three years (2012-2015)
    Amount : 11.64 lacs
  3. Time-Resolved Spectroscopy at Interfaces, Swiss National Science Foundation, Switzerland, Completed in December 2005.
  4. Linear and non-linear optical properties of dye sensitized nanoparticles at interfaces, EPFL, Switzerland  completed in December 2004.

Sponsored Research Project

1. Title:Dynamic Buckling Response of Composite Structure, Amount- 2 lakh, Research Initiation Grant BITS Pilani, Duration-2-years(Dec. 2011- Dec. 2013), Role-PI, Status-Completed.
2. Title:Dynamic Buckling Response of Composite Structure, Amount- 9.09 lakh, CSIR, New Delhi, Duration-3-years(1st Dec. 2014-Project Sanction Date, 2nd Feb. 2015-Project Commencement Date), Role-PI, Status-Completed.
3. Title: Postbuckling analysis of CNT-Reinforced composite plates under different types of in-plane mechanical loads. Amount- 2 lakh, Research Initiation Grant BITS Pilani, Duration-2-years(Dec. 2017- Dec. 2019), Role-Co-PI, Status-Completed.

Research and Consultancy Projects

Sponsored Research Projects: 

  • 1.As PI:Design and development of fixed and floating solar PV installation for water management infrastructures,Sponsored by:First Green Conulting Pvt. Ltd, Rs. 11.36 lakhs (30th Sept. 2019 to 29th Sept. 2021)- Ongoing
  • 2.As Co-PI: Seismic Response of Tunnels Considering Topographic and Site Effects (Amount Rs. 2 lakhs), PI: Dr. Nishant Roy, Co-Investigator: Dr. Ravi Kant Mittal, Sponsored by R.I.G. BITS, Pilani, 30th Oct 2018 to 28th July 2020, Completed.

Recent Consultancy Projects:

  • Geotechnical investigations and allowable bearing pressure determination for construction of overhead water tank at Chirawa, Sponsored by The Pachar and Co., Chirawa.
  • Geotechnical investigations and allowable bearing pressure determination for school building at Pliani, Sponsored  by Smt. Jamuna Mishra Academy, Pilani.
  • Geotechnical investigations and allowable bearing pressure determination for school building at Pliani, Sponsored by BITSAA Alumini trust, Kolkata.
  • Investigations on collapse of RCC overhead water tank at Suratgarh Military station, Sponsored by Lt. Col. Surathgarh Military station.
  • Safety checking of RCC overhead water tanks in Bhadra, Distt. Hanumangarh, Sponsored  by Public Health Department, Bhadra(Raj.).
  • Geotechnical investigations and allowable bearing pressure for building and water testing at Dulania, Sponsored  by Parth Institute of Tech., Dulania.
  • Geotechnical investigations and allowable bearing pressure determination for building on filled up land, Sponsored  by Shri Bandeh Ka Balaji Mandir trust, Jhunjhunu

Research Projects


As a Research Associate

  • This project, sponsored by Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), focused on developing an experimental facility for multistage liquid – sold fluidized bed adsorption for the removal of pollutants from wastewater. Experimental and theoretical studies were carried out for understanding the said system for the removal of colour from wastewater.

As a Senior Project Officer

  • I worked on a DNES, Department of Non Conventional Energy Sources, Ministery of Energy (MoE), sponsored project on “Generation of Biogas from Industrial Wastewater – Tannery Waste”. Three contact filters were designed and constructed. Studies were focused on anaerobic degradation / treatment of Tannery wastewater with the main aim of biogas – generation.

 

As a Junior Research Fellow

  • Project work was planned and aimed at Computer Aided Design (CAD) of solvent extraction plant.

 

To be updated.


 

Principal InvestigatorTitle of the ProjectFunding AgencyAmount in lac rupees & Duration
Anshuman Potential of Marble Slurry as a Mineral Admixture in Concrete
DST, New Delhi
 28.38, 3 years, Up to 31-03-2018

Sponsored Projects

 

Funding Agency: State University Research Excellence (SURE), SERB-DST, New Delhi

Project Title: Investigating membrane degradation and its mitigation for enhancing the performance of green hydrogen powered proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC)

Grant Amount: 25 Lac 

Duration: Oct, 2023- Sep, 2026 (03 Years) 

 

Funding Agency: HINDALCO Industries Limited, Birla Copper, Dahej, Gujarat

Project Title: Copper cathode quality improvement & reduction in bleed to ETP.

Grant Amount: 41 Lac 

Duration: Feb, 2024-  Jan, 2026 (02 Years) 

 

Funding Agency: New Faculty Seed Grant (NFSG), SRCD, BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus

Project Title: Design & Development of active and stable electro-catalyst for low temperature PEM fuel cell

Grant Amount: 18 Lac 

Duration: Nov, 2023 - Oct, 2025 (02 Years)

 

Funding Agency: Research Initiation Grant (RIG), SRCD, BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus

Project Title: Design & development of polymeric membrane and methanol-tolerant electro-catalyst for direct methanol fuel cell. 

Grant Amount: 2 Lac 

Duration: June, 2022-May, 2024 (02 Years)


Research Projects & Research Guidance

  1. Ongoing: "Post Maternity Health literacy [PMHL] among Working Women of Low Economic Strata in India: Challenges, Effects and Interventions through Training"- As PI; Funded by BITS Pilani under the Cross Disciplinary Research Framework (CDRF)
  2. Completed: "Towards Contributing to a Management Plan for ACB Students at BITS, Pilani, Goa Campus"—As Co-PI; Funded by the Teaching Learning Centre, BITS Goa. (2019-2020)
  3. Completed: "Development of a Mental Health Profile and identifying mental health issues among student community in BITS Pilani K K Birla Goa Campus: An explanatory sequential mixed method study"- As PI; funded by BITS Goa, (Research Initiation Grant)

MPhil & PhD Guidance as Supervisor

Student

Degree

Thesis title

Status

Harsha, S (2021)

M.Phil. in Liberal Arts

“Exploring the lived experience of the psycho-physical transition among the performers of  the Kottuvili Kalamezhuthu Pattu in Kerala: A Phenomenological Study”

Completed

Neethu, P (2018-2023)

Ph.D.

“Effectiveness of Expressive Art Therapy as an Intervention for Mental Health, Emotion Regulation and Resilience of Destitute Children Residing in Child Care Institutions in Goa, India”

Completed

Sandhya Basu (2018-2023)

Ph.D.

“Effect of Visual Brainwave Entrainment on Cognition of Children with and without Attention- Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder” (Co-supervisor: Prof. Punit Parmananda, IIT Bombay)

Completed

Asawari R Nayak (2021–present)

Ph.D.

Proposed thesis title: “Social representations and everyday socio-legal experiences of sexual violence among women survivors in Goa: A critical constructivist grounded theory exploration.”

Ongoing

 

Shivani Keny (2022-present)

Ph.D.

 

Ongoing

Aresh Naik (2023- present)

Ph.D

 

Ongoing

 

PhD Guidance as Co-Supervisor

  1. Hajara, A H (2023) -  PhD  (Completed)
  2. Anandita Mitro - PhD in Economics and Finance at BITS Pilani Hyderabad; CDRF project (Ongoing)

Sponsored Projects


Ongoing


1. Research Initiation Grant

PI: Mohit Garg
Amount: 2 lakh

2. Additional Competitive Research Grant for New faculty

PI: Mohit Garg
Amount: 5.5 lakh

3. Start-up Research Grant (DST-SERB)

PI: Mohit Garg
Amount: 32.5 lakh


Sponsored Projects


Ongoing

  • Start-Up Research Grant (SRG) Funding Agency: SERB
    Hybrid Gas Sensors Based on p-Type/n-Type Conducting Polymers (Amount: 33,00,000)

 

Completed

  • Research Initiation Grant (RIG) Funding Agency: BITS
    Molecular Modelling of Novel Nanoporous Structures to be used in Gas Adsorption and Separation (Amount: 2 lakhs)

Research Interest

  • Reacting flows
  • Heterogeneous catalysis
  • Detailed kinetic modeling
  • Biomass to value-added products
  • Machine Learning approaches for Catalysts
  • Process modeling simulation and control

Sponsored Projects

 

Project Title

Sustainable alternatives to Carbon intensive rice straw burning and air pollution in India: Paddy waste based concrete and value added chemical production to boost the income of rural farmers

Role

Co-Principal Investigator

Funding Agency

Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD), Govt. of India, New Delhi- Under SPARC- phase II  (Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration)

Amount

INR. 42,72,511

Status

On-going (2023- 2025)

 

Project Title

Prevention of Hazardous Field-Firing of Bagasse and Its Sustainable Utilization as a Raw Material in An Innovative Industrial Process

Role

Principal Investigator

Funding Agency

Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD), Govt. of India, New Delhi- Under SPARC  (Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration)

Amount

INR. 28,79,650

Status

Completed (2019 - 2021)

 

Project Title

Dual Catalytic Monolith Reactor for Biogas Reforming

Role

Principal Investigator

Funding Agency

Additional Competitive Research Grant (ACRG), BITS- Pilani

Amount

INR. 8,25,000

Status

Completed (2017 - 2019)

 

Project Title

Syngas production by reforming of biogas over Ni- based catalytic monoliths

Role

Principal Investigator

Funding Agency

Research Initiation Grant (RIG), BITS- Pilani

Amount

INR. 2,00,000

Status

Completed (2015 - 2017)


Research Projects

1. Project title: Hydrogen Production from Ethanol by Low Temperature Reforming Methods Using Modified NiSn/Al₂O₃ and NiSn/CeO₂ Catalysts.

Role: Principal Investigator (PI)

Funding agency (Ref No): SERB ( EMR/2016/002148)

Project cost/Amount (INR): 1902690

Start-End: 11 January, 2017 to 10 January 2020

Present status: Completed

 

2. Project title: Study of the Conversion of Agricultural Residues to Catalysts for Renewable Energy Source Production.

Role: Principal Investigator (PI)

Funding agency (Ref No): SERB (SPF/2021/00000)

Project cost/Amount (INR): 3810000

Start-End: 24 March, 2021 to 23 March, 2024

Present status: Ongoing

 

3. Project title: Development of different grades of PVDF hollow fiber membranes for the development of in-house water filtration systems.

Role: Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI)

Funding agency (Ref No): Gujarat Fluorochemicals ltd

Project cost/Amount (INR): 800000

Start-End: 10 May, 2022 to 10 Nov, 2022

Present status: Ongoing


Sponsored Projects

  • Project-I
  • Project-II
  • Project-III

Sponsored Projects

1.  The ‘sySTEMs’ initiative: systems biology-augmented, stem cell derived, multi-tissue panel for rapid screening of approved drugs as potential COVID-19 treatments. Indo-Australian project under MRFF grant. (2021-2022) (Ongoing) Role: Co-Principal investigator. For more details click here
 
2. Modeling Dark web Users for Smart Criminal Investigation, Research Initiation Grant received from SRCD BITS Pilani. (2020-2022) (Ongoing) Role: Principal investigator

3. DIgital FoREnsic Knowledge InTegration and INTELligence (DIREKT-Intel) in collaboration with IIT Indore, India and NTNU Gjøvik, Norway under SPARC scheme. Grant received 6.5 million INR from MHRD, Government of India (2019-2021) (Completed) Role: Co- Principal investigator


Sponsored Projects

  1. SERB, Department of Science and Technology (SERB-DST) (2013-2017-Completed as PI): " A Mechanistic Analysis of the role of Pro-Inflammatory Cytokines in induction of Epithelial to Mesenchymal transition in Hepatocellular Carcinoma"
  2. BITS, Research Initiation Grant (April 2017- March 2019-Completed as PI): "Evaluation of apoptosis and autophagy inducing potential of native plant extracts in sensitive and drug resisatnce cancer cells".
  3. SERB, Department of Science and Technology (SERB-DST) (Ongoing 2018-2021 as PI): "Analysis of mitochondrial dynamicity (fusion/fission and mitophagy) post drug exposure in human glioblastoma cells and understanding its correlation with drug resistance."
  4. BITS, Additional Competitive Research Grant (2019- 2021-Ongoing as PI): “Analyses of mitochondrial regulation in parental and drug resistant human brain cancer cells and understanding its functional implications”.
  5. CSIR, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (Approved 2019-2021 as PI): “Analyzing the cross-talk between Autophagy, Cytoskeletal and Mitochondrial Dynamicity regulating Epithelial to mesenchymal Transition(EMT) in Human Glioblastoma Cells.”

Research Projects

  1. Development of sensors for blast and blight diseases and stomatal activity measurement in rice (O. Sativa L.). Part of multi-institutional project worth Rs. 2.36 crore. Funding Agency: ICAR-NASF, Project cost: 23.94 Lakh, Period: 3 years. Starting from June 1, 2019.
  2. Molecular Characterization of ACC (1-aminocyclopropane-carboxylate) Deaminase Activity of Associative Bacteria Isolated from Plants of Desert of Rajasthan. Funded Agency: Department of Biotechnology, Project cost: 41.35 Lakh. Period: 3 years (starting from Jan 2012-July 2015)
  3. Molecular characterization of diazotrophic plant growth-promoting endophytic bacteria isolated from arid desert of Rajasthan. Funding Agency: Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Scientific Affairs, India. Project cost: 14.53 Lakh. Period: Oct., 2009– Sept., 2012
  4. Natural and Engineered Lipases for Biodisel Production (Co-investigator). Funded Agency: Aditya Birla Group, Project cost: 10 Lakh. Period: Oct, 2011- Sept 2013

 

Research Interests

The below topics provide a broad overview of my current research interests.
  • Federated Learning
  • Private Machine Learning
  • Multimedia Computing
  • Cyber Security

Sponsored Projects

Title: Security Evaluation and Development of Malicious Client Handling System in Federated Setting using API 
Role: Principal Investigator
Co-PI: Dr. Tanmaya Mahapatra
Funding agency: Data Security Council of India (DSCI) - National Centre of Excellence (NCoE)
Amount: Rs. 5,60,000.00
Duration: Six months (2023) 
 
 
Title: Natural and Synthetic Obfuscated Multimedia Computation for Efficient Video-Surveillance-as-a-Service 
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding agency: SRCD, BITS Pilani (under Research Initiation Grant)
Amount: Rs. 2 lakhs 
Duration: Two years (2020-2022)

Sponsored Projects

Title: Collaborative Mobility aware Data Dissemination in Vehicular Adhoc Networks.
Funding Agency: TCS Innovation Lab;
Role: RA
PI: Dr. Neeraj Kumar (Thapar University)
Co-PI: Dr.(Prof.) Seema Bawa (Thapar University)
Cost: 14.30 Lakhs;
Duration: 2012-2016;
Status: Completed
 
Details: Develop a mathematical model by estimating the exact position of the nodes in the network in a particular time interval. Design algorithms for maintaining the connectivity and density estimation of the nodes. Test and validate the results obtained by the proposed strategy.
 
Methodology: The methodology for providing the solution to the problem of reliable data
dissemination consists of defining a prototype as per the requirement of users needs, e.g.,
the prototype consists of the mathematical formulation of finding the location and mobility of the vehicles in a particular region during different time intervals. Then various algorithms
would be proposed to solve the problem of connectivity and density of the nodes. The algorithm controls the communication among the different nodes in the network in a collaborative manner, i.e, various nodes in the network share the information such as routing decisions, mobility patterns etc. with each other so that necessary steps can be taken for smoother action in the network. Finally, the designed algorithms would be tested analytically and by simulation with respect to various parameters in comparison to the existing solutions in the literature.
 
The scope of the proposal: As VANETs is an emerging technology so it can be used in wide
variety of applications such as construction of ITS, home security, surveillance system, alert
generation in case of emergency in the community or on the roadside etc. All these applications require an efficient data dissemination approach along with the reliability. So the current proposal will try to solve the problems in the existing proposals such as long end to end delay in dense regions and poor connectivity in a particular geographical region.
 
 
Title: Realization of Power Saving in Network Devices through SDN
Funding Agency: BITS Pilani;
Role: PI
Co-PI: NA
Cost: 1.25 Lakhs; Duration: August 2017 - October 2018; Status: On-going
Objectives: The project works with following objectives: I. Reduce the power consumption of network without impacting the quality of service. We would design our solution in such a manner that t