Doctoral Research Scholars

Ahmedabad University offers doctoral programmes in Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Management, along with Heritage Management, Climate Change/Energy and Environment. The doctoral programme has a three-semester long immersive course work component with focus on methods and domain expertise.


Violet Senapati

 violet.senapati@ils.ahduni.edu.in

School of Arts and Sciences

Prof. Rishi Shanker

Completed

Effect of Engineered Metal oxide Nanoparticles on Biological Systems: An in vitro and in vivo Approach

Impact of commercially and industrially important metal oxide NPs on the biological system was studied. Cytotoxic, genotoxic and immunomodulatory potential of zinc oxide and chromium oxide NPs was evaluated in vitro and in vivo.

TAC Members
  • Professor Alok Dhawan
  • Dr M T Chhabria
  • Dr Manish Nivsarkar

Govind Gupta

 govind.gupta@ils.ahduni.edu.in

School of Arts and Sciences

Prof. Rishi Shanker

Completed

Interactions of engineered nanomaterials with biotic and abiotic factors in an aquatic environment

Fate and impact of ENMs on aquatic biosystem was determined. The study measured the bioaccumulation and biomagnification potential of metal based ENMs (CdTe, QDs, ZnO and nTiO2) in the experimental food chain composed of a bacterium, protozoan and/or zebrafish as a model organisms.

TAC Members
  • Professor Alok Dhawan
  • Dr Superb Mishra
  • Dr Vikrant Jain

Ragini Singh

 ragini.singh@ils.ahduni.edu.in

School of Arts and Sciences

Dr Sanjay Singh

Completed

Cellular and Molecular Interactions of Engineered Nanomaterials

In the present study, we have evaluated the stability and catalytic properties of CeNPs in different biological relevant buffers and then also evaluated its antioxidant potential in in vitro under oxidative stress conditions

TAC Members
  • Dr Rakhi Agarwal
  • Dr B K Jain

Srikanth Vallabani

 srikanth.vallabani@ahduni.edu.in

School of Arts and Sciences

Dr Sanjay Singh

Ongoing

Understanding the Enzyme Mimicking Activity of Fe3O4 Nanoparticles and its Applications in Biosensing and Antibacterial Activity

Overall, the study discusses about peroxidase like activity of Fe3O4 NPs at different pH and persistence of the catalytic activity at physiological pH in presence of ATP. Further, application of peroxidase activity in detection of glucose in a single step and antibacterial activity at physiological pH was elucidated.

TAC Members
  • Dr Ritesh Shukla
  • Dr Superb Mishra
  • Dr Rakhi Agarwal

Shivani Patel

 shivanipatel90@gmail.com

School of Arts and Sciences

Dr M.T.Chhabria

Ongoing

Design, Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of some Novel, Nonpeptide Caspase-1 Inhibitors

The present research was centered on the rational designing of caspase-1 inhibitors, their synthesis and characterization using modern spectroscopic techniques. Further, the biological screening of these compounds using in-vitro and in-vivo methods

TAC Members
  • Dr Sanjay Singh
  • Dr Manjunath Ghate
  • Dr B N Suhagia

Dinesh Konka

 dinesh.konka@ahduni.edu.in

School of Arts and Sciences

Dr Vivek Tanavde

Ongoing

Novel Drg Design and Molecular Dynamics Simulation Studies of Beta, Gamma Secretase and Beta Amyloid Proteins and other Proteins Involved in Neurodegeneration Diseases.

The current work proposes to screen and dock active natural compounds from available databases as Beta, gamma secretases and beta amyloid inhibitors. The docked ligands will be further subjected to molecular dynamics studies to study the molecular mechanism and structural variations of proteins involved in disease causative. Moreover, it help in designing a novel natural inhibitor or modulator.

TAC Members
  • Dr Rakesh Rawal
  • Dr Vijay Thiruvenkatam
  • Dr Jaishankar Das
  • Dr Neha Jain

Krupa Kansara

 krupa.kansara@ahduni.edu.in

School of Arts and Sciences

Dr Sanjay Singh

Ongoing

Effect of Nanomaterials in Biological Systems

The aim of this project is to study the detailed characterization of Titanium dioxide (TiO2) and Copper oxide (CuO) nanoparticles, assess the behaviour of these NPs in presence of biotic and abiotic factors with respect to Human alveolar cells (A549) and zebra fish embryos and elucidate molecular mechanism of toxicity with special reference to developmental changes in A549 cells and zebra fish embryos using omics approaches.

TAC Members
  • Dr Ritesh Shukla
  • Dr Superb Mishra
  • Prof. B. K. Jain

Kalpesh Patani

 kalpesh.patani@zyduscadila.com

School of Arts and Sciences

Dr Ajay Karakoti

Ongoing

Evaluation of reproductive safety of Glucokinase activation as therapeutic approach for treatment of Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes Mellitus is alarming disease across the world which also occurs during gestation, we will evaluate developmental and reproductive safety profile of glucokinase activation molecule in Wistar Rats. This reproductive toxicity study will be helpful to evaluate possible developmental toxicity in animal model. As human trials on pregnant women are warranted this study can give confidence to select Glucokinase activation molecule in women of child bearing potential.

TAC Members
  • Dr Mukul Jain
  • Prof. B.K.Jain
  • Dr Superb Mishra

Vishal Unadkat

 vishal.zrc@gmail.com

School of Arts and Sciences

Dr Sanjay Singh

Ongoing

Biological screening of novel heterocyclic derivatives as potential anticancer agents along with evaluation of its Drg-like properties by in-vitro ADME profiling

Novel heterocyclic molecules will be evaluated in-silico first to select broader target for cancer and subsequently tested in cell line for lead candidates identification. The lead candidates will be further screened for optimal pharmacokinetic properties and shortlisted lead candidate will be thoroughly evaluated for its mechanism of action studies.

TAC Members
  • Dr Vinod Sanna
  • Dr M T Chhabria
  • Dr Manish Nivsarkar

Juhi Shah

 juhi.s.phd16@ahduni.edu.in

School of Arts and Sciences

Dr Sanjay Singh

Ongoing

Synthesis and Applications of Metal Based Nanozymes

Nanoparticles mimics the properties of natural enzymes called as nanozymes. Nanozymes can be divided as prooxidants and antioxidants. Our study demonstrate the prooxidant peroxidase like activity of gold nanoparticles (PEG, Citrate and CTAB coated) which is dependent on its surface charge and boosting effect of ATP in peroxidase like activity. Another study shows the catalase like activity (antioxidant activity) of bovine serum albumin coated magnesium nanocluster and its catalase like activity is explored for the protection in human hepatic cells against the oxidative stress.

TAC Members
  • Dr Rajesh Vasita
  • Dr Dharmesh Varade

Pal Patel

 juhi.s.phd16@ahduni.edu.in

School of Arts and Sciences

Dr Ashutosh Kumar

Ongoing

Development of Novel Therapies Using Different Nano-constructs for Inflammatory Related Diseases

Inflammation is a part of body’s immune response for self protection to remove harmful stimuli (pathogens, damaged cells irritants etc) and heal. Inflammatory pathways can be turned on and off in any number of ways. The problem comes when it is left on, for no apparent reason. Prolonged duration of inflammation is known as “Chronic inflammation.” Chronic inflammation results in high risk of organ damage and it’s associated with multiple diseases like breast cancer, atopic dermatitis and rheumatoid arthritis. The main objective of the study is to develop multiple different nanocarriers like gold nanoparticles, polymeric nanoparticle and liposomes for the treatment of breast cancer, atopic dermatitis and rheumatoid arthritis respectively.


Stuti Jain

 stuti.j.phd16@ahduni.edu.in

School of Arts and Sciences

Dr Vivek Tanavde

Ongoing

Nanoparticle based AntimiR therapy for Glioblastoma

Among Central Nervous System malignancies, Glioblastoma is the most common and aggressive kind of cancer. The response of glioblastoma to chemotherapy is extremely poor due to the blood-brain barrier which leads to the low permeability of Drgs, Drg resistance and heterogeneity of the tumor. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small RNAs of 17–25 nucleotides (nts) in length and by targeting specific mRNAs either for degradation or translation repression they play an important regulatory role in tumor progression. In this study, we aim to prepare PEGylated-PLGA nanoparticles with AntimiR-138 and to analyze their anti-proliferative and cytotoxic effects in Glioblastoma cell lines.


Vaishwik Patel

 vaishwik.patel@ahduni.edu.in

School of Arts and Sciences

Dr Sanjay Singh

Ongoing

Tuning of enzyme mimetic activity of cerium oxide nanoparticles for the treatment of diseases involving free radicals

Main aim of the study is the development of redox tunable nanoparticles which can be resistible toward protein and chemical corona formation without losing its normal enzymatic activity. We are using cerium oxide nanoparticles, known for its anti-oxidative property due to its superoxide dismutase (SOD) and catalase-like activity. As part of my PhD work, we functionalized cerium oxide nanoparticles in such as a way to obtained desired property and increase its solubility which opens a new avenue for the delivery of nanoparticles in a biological system with efficient enzyme mimetic property.

TAC Members
  • Dr Kamla K Vasu
  • Dr Ashutosh Kumar
  • Dr Ajay Karakoti

Stuti Bhagat

 stuti.bhagat@ahduni.edu.in

School of Arts and Sciences

Ongoing

To be decided


Shivangi Nautiyal

 shivangi.n@ahduni.edu.in

School of Arts and Sciences

Ongoing

To be decided


Ankit Naik

 ankit.n@ahduni.edu.in

School of Arts and Sciences

Ongoing

To be decided


Rameshbhai Chaudhari

 ramesh.c@ahduni.edu.in

School of Arts and Sciences

Ongoing

To be decided


Nidhi Jain

 nidhi.j@ahduni.edu.in

School of Arts and Sciences

Ongoing

To be decided


Riddhi Rathore

 riddhi.r@ahduni.edu.in

School of Arts and Sciences

Ongoing

To be decided


Nisha Yadav

 nisha.y@ahduni.edu.in

School of Arts and Sciences

Ongoing

To be decided


Abdulkhalik Md. Mansuri

 abdulkhalik.y@ahduni.edu.in

School of Arts and Sciences

Ongoing

To be decided

Sharvari Dalal

 sharvari.dalal@ahduni.edu.in

Amrut Mody School of Management

Dr Ramadhar Singh

Ongoing

Optimism, Emotion and Responses to Experiences in Using Civic Amenities

The research aims to understand and study optimism, emotion and responses to experiences in using civic amenities by various stakeholders

Committee Members
  • Dr Amarlal Kalro
  • Dr Ekta Sharma

Niyati Dave

 niyati.dave@ahduni.edu.in

Amrut Mody School of Management

Dr Hetal Jhaveri

Ongoing

Relationship between Angel Investor’s role and stages of startups : An Agency Theory based analysis

The research aims to study the relationship between the role of Angel Investors and the various stages of startups through Agency Theory based analysis.

TAC Members
  • Dr Abrar Ali Saiyed
  • Dr Amit Karna (IIMA)

Karishma Dalal

 karishma.dalal@ahduni.edu.in

Amrut Mody School of Management

Dr Hetal Jhaveri

Ongoing

Research idea generation in process


Mayank Patel

 mayank.p06@gmail.com

Amrut Mody School of Management

Dr Hetal Jhaveri

Ongoing

Research idea generation in process


Vani Dwivedi

 vani.dwivedi15@pgim.ahduni.edu.in

Amrut Mody School of Management

Dr Sudhir Pandey

Ongoing

Course work in process


Anand Patel

 anandkumar.p@ahduni.edu.in

Amrut Mody School of Management

Dr Jinal Parikh

Ongoing

Course work in process

Vaibhav Bharatbhai Joshi

 vaibhav21787@gmail.com

Dr. Mehul S. Raval

Completed

Securing fingerprint images using data hiding techniques

The research work is related to create an authentication layer over the fingerprint authentication system which apriory can detect the tampering into the fingerprint database. The authentication layer will work as an independent module and does not affect native system accuracy.


Ankit Bharat Kumar Desai

 ankit.desai@iet.ahduni.edu.in

Dr. Sanjay Chaudhary

Ongoing

Distributed AdaBoost Extensions for Cost-Sensitive Classification Problems

Distributed AdaBoost Extensions are a set of algorithms which work on the notion of MapReduce and solves a classification problem. It addresses the problem of class imbalance for large datasets. It incorporates the cost of misclassification into the model building phase. Hence is a cost-sensitive classifier. The algorithm manages to balance between accuracy, misclassification cost and the number of high-cost errors. It also reduces the model building time.


Ankur Changela

 ankur.c@ahduni.edu.in

Dr. Deepak Verma

Dr. Mazad Zaveri (Co-Supervisor)

Ongoing

Designing a Low Power Delay Product Asynchronous Pipelined CORDIC for DSP applications.

The main objective of the research is to implement high-performance CORDIC algorithm for Digital Signal Processing applications. The performance of CORDIC is improved by reducing the number of iterations it takes to compute the total rotation. The parallelism between the two successive iterations is achieved using the asynchronous pipeline as the asynchronous pipeline has better performance as compared to the synchronous pipeline.


Manan Rajanikant Mewada

 manan.mewada@ahduni.edu.in

Dr. Mazad Zaveri

Ongoing

A Low Power Delay Product Hybrid CMOS Full Adder Design for Chain and Tree Structures and Its Characterization

Enhancing the performance of processing elements by introducing new full adder design(s). Our proposed full adder should archive lowest Power Delay Product (PDP) compared to other existing full adder designs in multi-bit adder and multiplier architectures. A new input test pattern with reduced transition is also proposed to estimate maximum propagation delay and average power dissipation of full adder and 4-bit ripple carry adder.


Purnima Rasiklal Shah

 purnima.shah@ahduni.edu.in

Dr. Sanjay Chaudhary

Ongoing

Developing Big Data Analytics Architecture for Spatial Data

The dissertation presents an open source and scalable big data analytics architecture for spatial data management. The main goal of the research work is to solve a wide range of data problems including spatial data by offering batch, iterative, and interactive computations in a unified architecture. The integrated architecture is built and implement to hide away the complexity of data, and let end users focus on creating business value.


Rupal Rashmikant Agravat

 rupal.agravat@iet.ahduni.edu.in

Dr. Mehul S. Raval

Ongoing

Robust brain tumor segmentation using MRI images

Purpose of the thesis is to segment tumor and its substructures from MRI images using deep learning techniques. From the segmentation results, survival prediction is to be done for patients' overall survival and further treatment planning.


Deepak Basawaraj Hiremath

 deepak.hiremath@iet.ahduni.edu.in

Dr. Sanjay Chaudhary

Ongoing

ICT interventions to improve performance of canal irrigation systems

The research focuses on how ICT can be used to improve the performance of the canal irrigation system in India by developing a farmer centric water governance system which integrates all the major stakeholders onto one platform, viz. Water User Association, Irrigation Department and Farmers.


Vikas Kumar

 vikas.tyagi@ahduni.edu.in

Dr. Sanjay Chaudhary

Ongoing

Language Independent Question Answering System for Product Review Data

Most of the task in Natural Language Processing (NLP) are converged to question answering system. In my thesis I am working on understanding the semantics of text and representing the knowledge in a machine process-able form so that user's queries in natural language can be answered efficiently. The state of the art algorithms are using deep learning techniques for solving the problem and I am working on hybrid model which can exploit the availability of resources.


Kevin Kirankumar Naik

 kevin.n.phdi16@ahduni.edu.in

Dr. Harshal Oza

Ongoing

Intelligent decision and control of robot using infinitesimal quaternions

In my research I am going to try to design control theory for robots using quatetnion algebra.


Brijesh Soni

 brijesh.soni@ahduni.edu.in

Dr. Dhaval Patel

Ongoing

Smart sensing for cognitive radio using primary activity statistics

Spectrum sensing is a fundamental function of cognitive radios. Existing sensing schemes are parametric and imperfect in nature, and unrealistic to implement on large scale networks due to various practical performance limitations. This thesis would try to develop a smart sensing algorithms with improved performance using PU activity statistics.


Sagar Kavaiya

 sagar.k@ahduni.edu.in

Dr. Dhaval Patel

Ongoing

Multi-Antenna based spectrum sensing for vehicular communication

The thesis will provide a solution to the spectrum sensing problem in vehicular communication. Under independent and dependent fading conditions. Moreover, the security aspects of mobile vehicles will be addressed. Based on the analytical and simulation framework, we also provide the detection performance under imperfect channel state information.


Pandya Nikiben Rajeshbhai

 nikiben.p@ahduni.edu.in

Dr. Dharmesh Varade

Ongoing

Discriminating the interaction and impacts of single and mixed surfactant systems on skin.

The key property of surfactant molecules that make them useful as cosmetic ingredients is compatibility with water and oil. For health and effectiveness of standardized skin care distinguishment of various surfactants interaction and impacts on skin is crucial.


Manyala Dhana Lakshmi

 m.dhanalakshmi@ahduni.edu.in

Dr. Dharmesh Varade

Ongoing

Supramolecular chemistry of dispersions: Foam and Microemulsion.

Microemulsion and Foams are colloidal dispersions that are stabilized by surface active agents like proteins, surfactants etc. Study of these is very important as they have many applications such as Drug delivery, Food technology, synthesis of biomemetic Nanoparticles etc.


Gajendra Dinesh Rajput

 gajendra.rajput@ahduni.edu.in

Dr. Dharmesh Varade

Ongoing

Deportment of Eco-friendly surfactant as an alternative

Surfactant are amphiphlic molecules that are extensively used for domestic and industrial purpose.It is increasingly desirable to identification and characterization of systems involving replacement of synthetic surfactant with naturally derived molecules with reduce environmental burden.


Hiren Galiyawala

 hiren.galiyawala@ahduni.edu.in

Dr. Mehul S. Raval

Ongoing

Course work in process


Anurag Prabhudas Lakhlani

 anurag.lakhlani@ahduni.edu.in

Ongoing

Course work in process


Prajakta Sunil Rathod

 prajakta.r@ahduni.edu.in

Ongoing

Course work in process


Mahula Santra

 mahula.s@ahduni.edu.in

Ongoing

Course work in process


Dipali Pattnayak

 dipali.p@ahduni.edu.in

Ongoing

Course work in process


Maitrik Kamleshbhai Shah

 maitrik.s@ahduni.edu.in

Ongoing

Course work in process


Pragnesh Gautambhai Patel

 pragnesh.p@ahduni.edu.in

Ongoing

Course work in process


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