Research Interests:Protein misfolding in Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s Diseases,
UPS impairment in neurodegenerative disorders,
Targeting shared cellular pathways for therapeutic intervention,
Novel antimicrobial peptidomimetic scaffolds.
Research Interests:Evolution of mobile genetic elements/ transposons: mechanisms of transposition and control, modifications of function in transposase homologs, Biochemical/biophysical/structural characterization of nucleotide-binding & nucleic acid binding proteins, Genomic and proteomic analysis of transposases and transposase homologs.
Research Interests: Synthesis of two-dimensional nanomaterials, Interfacial nanoscience, Nanoelectronic device fabrication, Designing nanocomposites for applications as chemical sensors and energy storage devices.
Research Interests: Performance monitoring of closed-loop systems, Fault diagnosis in process systems, Sensor placement for state estimation in dynamic systems, Waste water treatment control and optimization with specific attention on green house gas emissions, Development of hybrid models (combination of empirical and theoretic) models for self-assembly studies in nanomaterials, Application of optimization approaches in nanomaterial design, Design, modeling and optimization approaches in basic droplet based microfluidic devices.
Research Interests: Investigation of groove-modified nucleobases on Y-family DNA polymerase activity, Construction of metal nanowires based on biomolecular templates, Structure-function correlations of unorthodox DNA structures, Aptamer-based sensors and detection strategies for infectious diseases, Enzymatic remediation of phenolic wastewater.
Research Interests: Synthesis of photoactive π-conjugated materials for understanding their optical properties and synthesis of ionic liquids and examining their suitability as photophysical / photochemical media for various photo-processes.
Research Interests: Synthesis of Porphyrnoids and Related Macrocycles with Novel Properties, Photophysics of Covalent and Non-Covalent Multipigment Systems, Design and Synthesis of Macrocyclic Receptors for Anions and Cations.
Research Interests: Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery, Drug discovery: Infectious diseases(H.pylori) and cancer(Stomach and Lung), Chemical biology of Cancer: Screening of small molecules to identify novel oncogenes.
Research Interests: Material Characterization, Dynamic Behavior of Soils, Liquefaction Potential and Induced Lateral Displacement, Strain Localization using DIA Technique and Microfabric Study using XRD, SEM, AFM.
Vimal Mishra, Ph. D. (Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA)
Research Interests: Surface Water Hydrology, Climate Variability and Climate Change, Global Food and Water Security, Water Resources Management, Large Scale Hydrologic Modeling
Dhiman Basu, University at Buffalo, State University of New York (SUNY)
Research Interests: Rotational components of earthquake ground motion (Rotational Seismology), Asymmetric and setback buildings (Complex Structures), Seismic isolation, Passive structural control and damping amplification devices (Seismic Protective Systems), Seismic performance assessment of existing and retrofitted structures (Seismic Hazard and Loss Computation), Nonlinear structural analysis, Numerical methods.
Research Interests: Analytical solution of plate with various loading and boundary conditions, Hybrid, composite structural analysis and design, Dual-purpose structural hollow beams, Modular structural designs, Simplified methods for design changes on existing structures, Simplified seismic designs, Development of seismic resistant flexible structures, Strain measurements in structures, Expedient replacement of structural components, Alternate structural connections, Sustainable design.
Research Interests: Innovative, interdisciplinary & integrated structural engineering design, Historical perspectives in structural engineering, Global issues of the earthquake safety & rehabilitation of historical and heritage structures, Earthquake resistant structural systems for buildings, Seismic performance, behavior, design and testing of building systems.
Research Interests: IStructural and seismic design and rehabilitation of reinforced concrete and masonry structures, Earthquake risk mitigation in developing countries, Development and applications of base isolation and seismic damper devices.
Research Interests:Fault-tolerant and dependable computing, Markov chains, Modeling software packages, Performance modeling, Performability and Survivability Quantiﬁcation, Reliability and Availability modeling, Software reliability, Stochastic Petri nets.
Dinesh Korjan, Professional Education Diploma in Industrial Design with Specialisation in Product Design - (National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad)
Research Interests: Systemic Design Intervention in complex, real world problems, Passive / Active methods of Traffic Control, Devices for Provision of Drinking Water, Alternative Solutions for Comfort Cooling.
Research Interests:Industrial Design & New Product Engineering, HCI, User experience, Interaction design & cognitive ergonomics, Systems theory & methods of design intervention for complex societal issues, Ethnography, Design Research, Design Anthropology & methods, Design for public health, EMR, Data analytics, Strategic management & new product planning
Vipin Kumar, Ph.D(Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
(Jointly With Mechanical Engineering)
Research Interests:Microcellular Extrusion, Constrained Foaming, Open-Celled Microcellular Foams, Nanofoams.
Research Interests: Tunable diode laser spectroscopy for gas parameter measurement, Calibration-free wavelength modulation spectroscopy for recovery of absolute gas absorption line shapes, Fiber-optic sensing
Research Interests:Embedded design and product development in industrial automation, networked controllers, Electric Vehicle locomotion, steering, navigation, automatic driving, AI applications to Autonomous Ground Vehicle, Collision avoidance systems, Swarm robotics applied to vehicular convoying, Water supply flow monitoring, measurement, control, remote logging and wide area networking, Robotics applications to material handling, automated transfer lines, Mobile applications on Android for real-time data acquisition & control, Wireless sensor networks for human body function monitoring, Multiprocessors & Shared resources systems, Arduino applications for teaching/ training embedded systems design and development , Unstructured teaching methods.
Research Interests: Virtual Reality based Human Computer Interaction used in affective computing,
Eye Tracking and Physiology based modeling techniques,
Human Robot Interaction used in cognitive studies,
Adaptive Intelligent techniques in cognitive research,
Robot assisted surgical techniques.
Research Interests: Restructuring power systems- Technical and economical issues, Applications of heuristic optimization algorithms in power system, Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) and their application to load and price forecasting, Integration of renewable energy resources in electricity markets
Research Interests: High Speed Packaging Machines – VFFS and HFFS technologies, Liquid Packing Machines – High speed applications, CO2 Laser - Metal Processing Applications, Control Strategies for Robots moving a very Flexible Structure
Research Interests: Experience, Consciousness, Rationality
Achal Mehra , Ph. D. (Southern Illinois University, Carbondale)
Research Interests: Online Media, Media Management, Investigative Reporting, Media Law, Media Ethics, Media Freedom and Censorship, International Communications, Comparative Media Systems, Mass Communications and Society, Developmental Journalism, New Technologies, Communication Development and Human Rights.
Research Interests: Complex Adaptive Systems, Economic Coordination, Formation and Diffusion of Economic Expectations and their implications to Public Policy, Economic Narratives, Individual and Collective Economical Rationality, Central Bank Policy, Economic and Social Stigmergy.
Research Interests: Systems and Control Theory, System Identification (data-based modeling), Estimation and Kalman Filtering, Input Reconstruction, Applications of Above Areas to Mechanical and Biomechanical Problems.
Research Interests: Mineral Processing and Process Metallurgy;Transport Phenomena; Mathematical Modelling & Simulation; Process Design and Development; Process Control in Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy.
Research Interests: Structure – Property Correlation, Super plastic Forming and Formability of Materials, Development of Aluminum Based Alloys, Energy Reduction & Wastes Utilization, Physical Metallurgy, Materials Science, Basic Metal Forming
Emila Panda, Ph. D. (Max Planck Institute for Metals Research and University of Stuttgart)
Research Interests: Experimental and theoretical investigations of thin films and nanostructured materials, Microstructural characterization of thin films using various experimental techniques, Thin film solar cells, Structure-property correlations in functional oxides
Research Interests: Social structures, Social segregation, Subaltern studies, Fieldwork methodology, Portuguese colonialism and postcolonialism in India, Globalisation and Diaspora, Anthropology and Cinema.
Research Interests: The influence of socioeconomic context (at multiple levels and in multiple domains), neighborhood of residence, as well as macroeconomic factors on under nutrition, obesity, insulin resistance and diabetes.
Research Interests: Theoretical Aspects of Magnetism With Emphasis on Exactly Solvable Models, Non-Existence of Magnetic Ordering in One and Two Dimensional Hubbard Model, Monte Carlo Techniques to Integer Spin Systems Which Show Haldane Gap.
Research Interests: Feminist Theories and Literatures, Postcolonial Theories and Literatures, Indian Writing in English (especially the Indian-English Novel), Popular Culture Studies (especially Science Fiction, Detective Fiction, and Film Studies).
Research Interests: Education for Underprivileged Children, Human Rights, Empowerment of Marginalized Communities, Struggles for Strengthening Democracy, Right to Information for Transparency and Accountability, Right to Food, Employment Guarantee Scheme, People’s Politics, Governance, Communal Harmony, Nuclear Disarmament and Peace, India Pakistan Friendship, Corporate Accountability
Research Interests: Understanding the basic relationships at the cellular level that define a pathological state, and in using this knowledge to develop novel strategies or medicines for treating disease.