Industrial Fellows 2021

Post-Doctoral Industrial Fellowship (PDIF) Awardees

  • Dr. Tauheed Mohammad, IISc Bangalore

    Host: AMO GmbH, Aachen

    Area of Work: Integrated Perovskite on-Chip Laser. He intends to combine perovskite nanocrystals and quasi 2-D perovskites with silicon nitride to integrate first order distributed feedback grating resonators or ring resonators in order to produce on-chip lasers.

  • Dr. Bharathi Priya C, CSIR - SERC, Chennai

    Host: Fraunhofer LBF, Darmstadt

    Area of Work: Adaptive torsional vibration isolators using Magneto-rheological elastomer (MRE). She intends to develop a prototype adaptive torsional vibration isolator (ATVI) using magnetorheological elastomer (MRE), whose dynamic properties can be controlled in real-time using magnetic field.

  • Dr. Raviraj Verma, IIT, Madras

    Host: Fraunhofer IAPT, Hamburg

    Area of Work: Design and development of aerospace structural part manufactured through laser+wire based directed energy deposition technique. He intends to use additive manufacturing (AM) techniques to improve buy-to-fly ratio, lead-time, and structural integrity of aerospace components (like satellite bracket, aeroengine stators, etc.)

  • Dr. Navaneethakrishna Makaram, IIT Madras

    Host: Mentalab GmbH, Munich

    Area of Work: SmarTaTSS: Tattoo Sensors for Smart Sleep Monitoring. He aims to design and develop a tattoo sensor for the continuous monitoring of the respiratory rate for sleep quality assessment.

  • Dr. Govind Narayan Sahu, IIT Kanpur

    Host: Fraunhofer IWU, Chemnitz

    Area of Work: Digital twin for machining with structure integrated active damper. He aims to integrate active damping model of metal cutting vibrations in the digital twin of machining process and improve machining performance.

  • Dr. Keerthana M, CSIR-SERC, Chennai

    Host: Fraunhofer IWES, Oldenburg

    Area of Work: An improved framework for assessment of loads on multi-megawatt wind turbines under yawed flow in Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems. She intends to aims to use high fidelity tools such as Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) with Actuator Line Model (ALM) to calibrate the correction models adopted in conjunction with BEM.

  • Dr. Neeraj Paul, IIT Madras

    Host: Fraunhofer IWES, Oldenburg

    Area of Work: Development of a low-order acoustic propagation model for new-generation wind turbines operating above the atmospheric boundary layer. The model will be able to describe the fluctuating characteristics of noise at different locations in a three dimensional space.

  • Dr. Balram Singh, University of Delhi

    Host: DendroPharm, Berlin

    Area of Work: Through his project “NANOpain” he seeks to treat inflammation with novel dendritic nano-drugs without the addictive, potential for a better quality of life for patients with post-operative pain, cancer and chronic pain.

  • Dr. Sanasam Vipej Devi, NIT Mizoram

    Host: KoRoH GmbH, Karlsruhe

    Area of Work: Capacity of joints made of high strength steel tubular section. A method for the numerical determination of the design resistance of punching shear will be made available which can be used later for numerical parameter studies.

  • Dr. Manjunath Mulimani, Manipal Institute of Technology

    Host: FAIR GmbH, Darmstadt

    Area of Work: Machine Learning. He intends to use novel Machine Learning (ML) and Deep Learning (DL) algorithms to distinguish particles of interest (signal) from other particles (background) produced in large energy particle colliders.

PhD Industrial Exposure Fellowship (PIEF) Awardees

  • Devika Vikraman, Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology Thiruvananthapuram

    Host: Nanion Technologies GmbH, Munich

    Area of Work: Nanobiotechnology. She intends to study conformational dynamics of CymA by site specific chemical modification in electrophysiology.

  • Yugandhara Bhosale, IIT Bombay

    Host: Airbus, Munich

    Area of Work: Large Hybrid Drones. She will work on design and analyse drones with respect to structural and aerodynamic stability to comply with the identified payloads and mission profile.

  • Sheena, CSIR - NCL, Pune

    Host: BASF, Germany

    Area of Work: Application of Machine Learning along with first principal methods to study industrially relevant reactions. She aims to combine experiments and theoretical computation-based methods with tools like ML that can greatly aid in bringing down the exploration space for computation.

  • Ashish Sengar, IIT Delhi

    Host: Fraunhofer IGB, Stuttgart

    Area of Work: Wastewater treatment: Remediation of micro pollutants present in wastewater. He intends to assess different innovative techniques for the remediation of trace pollutants present in effluent of wastewater treatment plants.

  • Renuka Sahu, IISc Bangalore

    Host: Airbus, Munich

    Area of Work: Nanocomposites. She aims is to create a sustainable & mechanically competent alternative using Nanocomposite to presently used fibre sizing, which will help to combat environmental degradation due to aerospace industry, making structures more sustainable.

  • Yamini Mittal, CSIR-IMMT Bhubaneswar

    Host: Janisch & Schulz mbH, Münzenberg-Gambach

    Area of Work: Field scale planning, building and operation of Constructed Wetlands (CWs) for municipal wastewater treatment. She intends to learn the planning and construction of CWs at field scale from renowned Janisch and Schulz, Germany in order to augment her skills towards development of CWs in India.

  • Sadbhawna, IIT Jammu

    Host: K|Lens GmbH, Saarbrücken

    Area of Work: Video Super Resolution (VSR) using Deep Learning. She wishes to develop a VSR algorithm for real-life videos via a deep convolutional neural network that should up-sample each image by a factor of two in each dimension.

  • Rinku Kumar Prajapat, IIT Roorkee

    Host: FAIR GmbH, Darmstadt

    Area of Work: Operation of a large-scale facility like the FRS for exotic isotope production in thick target (16g/cm2). He intends to use fragment separator (FRS) to produce exotic isotopes using Heavy-ion and exotic beam experiments.

  • Aarushi, CSIR - CSIO, Chandigarh

    Host: RWE Power AG, Essen

    Area of Work: CO2 Bio feed. She intends to work on CO2 and biomass as feedstock for the production of fuels and chemical intermediates.

  • Peruswamula Veeravenkata Harish, IIT Bombay

    Host: BASF SE, Ludwigshafen

    Area of Work: Synergetic utilization of quantum chemistry and machine learning approaches to accelerate catalyst design. He is interested in understanding and applying catalysis for energy applications from an industrial perspective and machine learning.