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Graduate Projects


Thesis/report/presentation/code of each project is available on request. If you are interested, please feel free to contact me.

MTech Thesis Project:



Click Chemistry Based Functional Nanosystem Fabrication for Biological and Optical Applications:

    • Duration: December, 2015 - June 2016.
    • Institute: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur.
    • Type: One and half year long (ninety nine credit) project for MTech thesis (CHE 699).
    • Mentor: Prof. Ashutosh Sharma and Prof. Sri Sivakumar.
    • Brief Introduction:  A copy of the official synopsis is available here in Google Drive.  



Key Academic Projects:

  • A) Self- Assembly at Liquid-Liquid Interface:

    • Duration:  July – November 2014.
    • Institute: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur.
    • Type:  Course Project in Nanofabrication (CHE 679A).
    • Mentor: Prof. Ashutosh Sharma.
    • Brief Introduction:  Self-assembly process of nanoparticles at two phase liquid-liquid interface and three phase water-oil-air interface was studied. Effect of nanoparticle size & their surface wettability, ligand type & concentration, solvent type, etc. on the assembly was explored.

  • B) Photoelectrochemical Water Oxidation using Photosystem II & Photosystem II inspired Hybrid Material:

    • Duration:  July – November 2014.
    • Institute: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur.
    • Type:  Course Project in Introduction to Nanoscience & Nanotechnology (CHE 674A).
    • Mentor: Dr. Sri Sivakumar
    • Brief Introduction:  Efficient photocatalyst systems that can work as an electron accumulator for four-proton/four-electron water oxidation process were studied. In particular, performance of photoanode based on mesoITO, modified by cyanobacterial PS II of Thermosynechococcus elongatus was explored using protein film photoelectrochemistry. Additionally, some bio-inspired nanocomposite catalyst systems were analysed.

  • B) Modelling and Simulation of 1D Unsteady State Heat Transfer from Papaya Pulp to Air with and  without Evaporative Cooling Effect considering Convective Boundary Conditions:

    • Duration:  July – November 2014.
    • Institute: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur.
    • Type:  Course Project in Mathematical Methods in Chemical Engineering (CHE 641A).
    • Mentor: Dr. Raj Ganesh S Pala
    • Brief Introduction:  Developed MATLAB code to solve a PDE with convective boundary conditions at both ends, using finite difference method. The particular PDE modelled a system where simultaneous mass and heat transfer is taking place from a slab of papaya pulp to air, due to evaporative cooling. Basically, we have independently reproduced all the results from the paper:        

        da Silva, Paulo Ricardo Santos, Isabel Cristina Tessaro, and Ligia Damasceno Ferreira Marczak. "Modeling and simulation of Byssochlamys fulva growth on papaya pulp subjected to evaporative cooling." Chemical Engineering Science 114 (2014): 134-143  [DOI: 10.1016/j.ces.2014.04.010]



For more information on projects that I have competed during my bachelor degree, please visit Undergraduate Projects page.


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