Doctor of Philosophy

Department/Centre/School Available Areas of Research Link to Dept./Centre/School
Specialization Research Areas
Computer Science and Engineering Computer Science and Engineering

Artificial Intelligence, Interpretability of AI and ML Models, Online Learning, Evolving and Adaptive Intelligent Systems, Data Mining, NLP, Speech processing, Computer Vision and Deep Learning, Nature-inspired Algorithms, Intelligent and Networked Robotics, Augmented/Virtual reality, Human-Computer Interaction, Distributed Systems, Edge and Cloud Computing, Wireless Networks, Software-defined Networking, IoT, Smart Grid, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Network Security, Controller Synthesis and Games, Formal Verification, Logic in Computer Science, High-level Synthesis, Electronic Design Automation, Hardware Acceleration, Embedded and Cyber-physical Systems, System-on-chip validation, Multicore Architecture, Memory Systems, Near-memory Computing, Disaggregated Compute Systems, Approximate Computing, Autonomous Vehicles, Hardware Security, Data Structures, Algorithms, Distributed Algorithms, Randomization and Approximation Algorithms, Optimization, Computational Geometry.

CSE Department
Electronics and Electrical Engineering Communication Engineering

Wireless Communications; Information Theory and Coding; Communication Networks; Computer Networks; Computational Photography; Data Compression; and Cryptography; Quantum error correction; Quantum computation and communication; Waveform design for wireless communications; Vehicular communications; 5G/6G Wireless communication; AI/ML application in communications; Adversarial machine learning.

EEE Department
Power Engineering

Power Systems; Power Electronics; Power Quality; Power electronics application in power system; Micro grid and renewable energy resources; Power distribution system planning; Custom power devices; Electrical Machines; Control of Electrical Drives; Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles; High Voltage Engineering; High Voltage Engineering and Applied Electromagnetics; Condition Monitoring of Power Apparatuses; High voltage and Pulse power; High power density motor design; Inductive charging for EVs; Vector Control of Motors; Power system Monitoring and Control; Power System Cyber-Security, Decentralized Control for the Smart Grid.

Microelectronics, Photonics and RF Engineering Antenna; Microwave Engineering; Electromagnetics; Computational Electromagnetics. Fiber Optic Communication; Optoelectronics; Photonics Integrated Circuits, Optical Communication, Optical Networks; Optical Sensors; Microwave and Photonics; Optical Instrumentation; Plasmonics and metamaterials and smart electrotuneable plasmonic metasystems; Silicon photonics, Structural Health Monitoring Using fiber Optics, Distributed Acoustic Sensors, Optical Signal Processing, Digital Holography, Phase Imaging; Vacuum Electronics; Millimeter-wave Communication; Integrated photonic devices; Photonics and Metamaterial device design using AI.
Signal Processing and Machine Learning Data Sciences, Biomedical Signal and Medical Image Processing; Speech and Handwriting Processing; Image/Video Processing and Computer Vision; Pattern Recognition; Multimedia Analytics; Biometrics; Counter-spoofing; Security and Privacy; Biometrics and Biometric counter-spoofing; Privacy preserving analysis for secure computation; Secure key distribution and management in wireless sensor networks; Video Analytics; Vision and Language; Natural Language Processing; Deep Learning.
Systems, Control and Automation Systems Theory; Control Theory and Applications; Control of Nonlinear Uncertain Systems; Artificial Intelligence based Control; Identification and Control of Nonlinear Systems; Relay Based Identification and Autotuning; Adaptive Control; Optimal Control; Robotics and Automation; Cryptography; Robust Control; Cooperative Control of Multi-agent Systems, Decentralized Control for Smart Power Grid Applications, Model Predictive Control, Reinforcement Learning.
VLSI Solid-State Devices; Analog and RF Integrated Circuits; Digital Systems; DSP Architectures; CAD for VLSI; High Performance Computing; MEMS; Organic Electronics; Flexible Electronics; Instrumentation; Quantum Computing; Hardware Security; Sensors; Non-volatile memory technologies; Spintronics; Power Semiconductor Devices; Photodetectors, VLSI System Design, Embedded System Design, Computer Architecture, Neuromorphic Computing, In-Memory Computing, Hardware Realization of Machine Learning Algorithms, Magnetic random-access memory (MRAM), Magnetic Tunnel Junctions (MTJ), Advanced data storage technologies, Neuromorphic devices.
Mechanical Engineering Machine Design

Isogeometric analysis, computational contact mechanics, Nonlinear Dynamics, Robotics and Control, Hydrodynamic Bearings, Tribology, Smart Materials & Smart Structures, Composite Materials and Structures, Noise, Vibration and Harshness in Electric Vehicles, Machine/Deep Learning in Finite Element, Finite element analysis in Multiphysics: Acoustics, Electromagnetics, Electromagnetic Forming, Applications of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence for Underwater Exploration, Rotor Dynamics. Application of Artificial Intelligence and Biomechanics for Ocular Disease Detection. Isogeometric analysis for contact-impact problems. Machine learning in computational mechanics. Impact response of 3D printed components, machine learning in computational contact mechanics, large deformation isogeometric analysis of thin structures. Experimental and Numerical analysis of Electromagnetic Forming and Crimping Mixed formulation in Isogeometric Analysis for Nonlinear Elasticity

ME Department
Fluids & Thermal

Computational fluid dynamics (CFD), Hydrodynamics of Complex Fluids, Hydrodynamics of Active Soft Matter, Experimental Microfluidics, fluid-structure interaction, Vortex induced vibration, Large eddy simulation, Computational Gas Dynamics, Rarefied Gas Dynamics, Porous medium combustion, Thermal Energy Storage, Artificial intelligence in CFD (AI-CFD), Multiphase flow, Hydrogen storage and thermal energy storage, Aeroacoustics.

Manufacturing and Materials

Additive manufacturing, Data-Driven Manufacturing & Industry 4.0, Structural Topology Optimization, Molecular Dynamics, Materials Engineering, Smart Materials & Smart Structure, CAD CAM, Biomechanics and gait analysis, Welding and joining, Laser based manufacturing, Smart Manufacturing, Manufacturing of hydrogen energy system, Biomedical Devices and systems, Traditional medicine manufacturing systems, Metal Forming, Powder Metallurgy & its Fatigue Performance. Characterization and modeling of chatter in high speed micromilling by considering process nonlinearities. Advanced machining process. Micromanufacturing process.

Civil Engineering Environment Engineering

(For Civil Engineering Department, Sub-Area is not required to be filled in the application form)

CE Department
Geotechnical Engineering
Infrastructure Engineering & Management
Structural Engineering
Transportation Engineering
Water Resources and Hydraulic Engineering
Earth System Science and Engineering.
Biosciences and Bioengineering Biosciences and Bioengineering

All Areas of Biosciences and Bioengineering.

BSBE Department
Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering

All areas of Chemical Engineering (including Materials Science and Engineering, Petroleum Science and Engineering, and Computer Aided Process Engineering)

Chemical Engineering Department
Design Design

Visual Communication (Including Art & Visual Culture, Semiotics, Colour, Typography, Grids, Signage Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Animation, Multimedia, Film & Video, Visual Narratives); New Media; Design Management, Design Strategy, Product-Service-Systems (PSS); Service Design; Design For Sustainability; Design for Social Innovation; System Design; Product Design and Development; Frugal Design and Engineering; Frugal Innovation; Inclusive Design; Design For Health and Well-Being; Human Computer Interaction (HCI); Interaction and Usability Engineering; Virtual Reality (VR); Voice And Conversational User Interfaces; Assistive Interfaces; User Interaction On Flexible Displays; Deformation Based Input Methods; Information Communication Technology For Development (ICTD); Input Methods for Digital Interfaces; Ergonomics (Including Occupational Health And Safety); Design Creativity and Innovation Studies; Design Education and Pedagogy; Design for Smart Cities; Design for Children; Toy Design; Electronic Product Design; Sound Design and Sonic Studies; Speculative Design; Furniture Design; Packaging Design; Automotive Design; Advanced Product Design with Additive Manufacturing.

Design Department
Physics Physics

materials physics, materials for energy and environmental applications, ferroelectric and oxide materials, graphene and analogue atomic thin materials, organic semiconductors, semiconducting materials, thin film semiconductor devices, solar cells, smart magnetic materials, multiferroics, luttinger liquids, soft condensed matter, spintronics, statistical physics, random walk, percolation, porous media, climate physics, network, self-organization, active matters and collective motion, nonequilibrium statistical mechanics, hydrodynamics, quantum turbulence and nonlinear instabilities in BEC, strongly correlated systems, superconductivity, topological insulators, quantum turbulence, quantum phase transitions, ultracold atoms in optical lattices, nanomaterials and nanotechnology, polymer physics, AdS/CMT, magnetohydrodynamics.

Laser and Photonics – fiber optics, laser-Matter interaction, nonlinear optics, quantum optics, free space optical communication, advanced optical imaging, terahertz plasmonics and metamaterials, cavity quantum electrodynamics, circuit QED and quantum optomechanics, cold atoms for quantum computation and simulation, plasmonics materials, laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy, and plasma spectroscopy.

High Energy Physics – Theory and Phenomenology: dark matter phenomenology, neutrino physics, heavy flavor physics, collider phenomenology, QCD, precision calculations in the Standard Model and beyond, aspects of CP violation, matter-antimatter asymmetry, astro-particle physics/cosmological connections, inflation, effective field theory in particle and nuclear physics, physics of exotic hadrons. Experimental Particle Physics: B-physics at Belle and Belle II and neutrino physics at NoVA and DUNE

Astrophysics, Gravity & Cosmology – classical & quantum aspects of gravity, cosmology, and astrophysics – black hole physics, theoretical cosmology, phenomenology of AdS/CFT, astrophysical flows, ultra high energy cosmic rays, black hole thermodynamics, quantum field theory on curved spacetime.

Physics Department
Chemistry Chemistry

All Areas of Chemistry.

Chemistry Department
Mathematics Mathematics

Numerical Analysis, Fluid Dynamics, Multiscale Modeling and Simulations, Algebraic Combinatorics.

Mathematics Department
Probability, Statistics and Finance

Financial Risk Management, Sustainable Finance, Computational Finance, Algorithmic and High Frequency Trading, Statistics, Biostatistics, Machine Learning, mHealth (mobile Health using App), Clinical Trials.

Humanities and Social Sciences Development Studies

Development policy, Public policy.

HSS Department
  • Macroeconomics, Mathematical Economics, Econometrics
  • Agricultural economics, Environmental Economics, Energy Economics
  • any other area of specialization
  1. Phonology of Tibeto-Burman languages and South Asian languages, tone and intonation in Tibeto-Burman and South Asian languages
  2. Acoustic phonetics, phonetics of tone languages, phonetics of Tibeto-Burman languages
  3. Language acquisition, bilingualism
Agro and Rural Technology Agro and Rural Technology

Waste water treatment, Solid Waste management, Food Biotechnology, Isothermal drying of agricultural products, Waste heat recovery, Nano-fertilizer optimization, Crop & Soil Quality Management, Soil and Water Microbiology, Crop and soil modelling, Climate smart agriculture, and Agricultural Biotechnology.

School of Agro and Rural Technology
Energy Science and Engineering Energy Science and Engineering

All the areas related to renewable energy, Smart grid, Li-ion battery storage, Solar energy material, Solar Thermal, Clean coal technology, Biofuel cell, Cellulosic Bioethanol by recombinant enzymes, Internal combustion engine and alternative fuels, Energy efficiency and energy storage, Porous medium combustion, Biomass pyrolysis to bio oil and value added products, hydrogen production and storage, CO2 to methanol, bio oil via CTL, Energy material synthesis, Electronic design, Energy computation and simulation, device fabrication.

School of Energy Science and Engineering
Mehta Family School of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Data Science and Artificial Intelligence
  • Optimization and control of stochastic systems, Resource allocation in next-generation wireless communication networks (5G/6G), Reinforcement learning, Application of machine learning in wireless communication, Markov decision process, Multi-armed bandit
  • Machine learning in cyber security
  • Image processing: Biomedical image processing, Computer vision: Classification, segmentation, and tracking of the human eye, face, and hand, Computer graphics: Animation of human eye and face
  • Computational biology
  • Machine learning for signal processing, Data science for spoken conversation modeling, Neuro-informed signal processing for speech and audio processing
  • Deep learning, Computer vision
  • Statistics, Statistical signal processing, Non-linear regression, Time series analysis
Mehta Family School of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence
Health Science and Technology Health Science and Technology
  • Biomedical Devices and Sensors; Disease Diagnostics; Biomedical Imaging and Analysis; Development of MRI Contrast Agents; Microfluidics; Nanoelectronics; Nanobiotechnology.
  • Tissue Engineering; In-vitro Disease Models for Drug Screening; Cancer Biology and Stem Cells; Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cells; Expanded Genetic Code.
  • Molecular Biophysics; Chemical Biology; Tox Screening of Phytochemicals/Drugs; Site-specific Protein Modification, Mathematical modeling and simulations of Biomolecules.
  • Health Data Science and Analytics; Preserving Privacy in Health Data Sharing; Ergonomics and Design for Healthcare; Quantum Technology for Healthcare Applications.
  • Biomaterials; Artificial Limbs and Prosthetics; Biomechanics; Transport Processes in Physiological Systems; Medical Waste Disposal and Degradation.
  • Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry; Drug Delivery; Environmental Health and Toxicology.
  • Molecular Neuroscience and Cancer Neuroscience, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Large-Scale Genomics and Transcriptomic Data Analysis, Cheminformatics, Protein Engineering.
School of Health Science & Technology
School of Business Business

Marketing, Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management, Finance, Economics, Operations Research, Operations Management, and Project Management

School of Business
Environment Environment

Environmental Organic and Inorganic Chemistry/ Biotechnology/ Economics/ Engineering; Bioengineering; Biopolymers and Biomacromolecules; Environmental Chemical Biology; Waste Water Treatment and supply; Solid Waste Management; Environmental process system; Oil recovery; CO2 Capture/storage; Atmospheric Chemistry; Air Quality monitoring; Environmental Hydraulics; Environmental Genomics; Environmental aspects of Algal Biotechnology; and Other emerging areas of environment with interdisciplinary application of science, technology, arts and humanities.

Centre for the Environment
Nanotechnology Nanotechnology

Nano/Bio Materials Science and Engineering; NanoTheranostic Devices; Nano/Bio-Electronics and Sensors; Experimental and Computational studies of micro- and nano-fluidics, Molecular Simulations; Polymer self-assembly; Polymer Nanocomposites; Nano Devices and Applications; Flow Chemistry; Catalysis for Energy; Energy Applications; All areas of Chemistry and Physics including Nanoscale Materials, Polymers, Optoelectronics, and Photonic applications.

Centre for Nanotechnology
NANO Poster
Linguistic Science and Technology Linguistic Science and Technology

Language Processing, Computational Phonology, Speech Analysis, Spoken Language Resources, Neuroimaging of Language disorders. Language and Cognition, Quantitative Phonetics, User Interface, Script Processing, Type Design and Typography, Language Acquisition and Visual Attention.

Centre for Linguistic Science & Technology
Disaster Management and Research Disaster Management and Research

Climate change: Health, Climate-smart agriculture; Structural health monitoring, Service Life Assessment of Structures, Low-cost housing; Sustainable construction materials; Vulnerability, adaptation and DDR in urban cluster; Transport (accessibility and disaster resilience); Earthquake ground motion characterization; Seismic resilience of structures; Seismic and blast-induced disasters; Design for disaster risk reduction; Landslide prediction and mitigation, mudflow/debris-flow; Frugal technologies for disaster risk reduction; Sustainable development and disaster risk reduction; Disaster modeling using AI and Machine Learning; Deformation of metallic structures under crash loading conditions; Gender Perspectives in DRR; Non-equilibrium transport of pollutants in soil

Centre for Disaster Management and Research
Sustainable Polymers Sustainable Polymers

All areas of Polymer Science and Engineering (including Organic electronics, Polymer liquid crystal, Polymer nanocomposites, Implant materials), Solid Waste Management, Agriculture, Biotechnology with Emphasis on Biopolymers, Monomers, Biocatalysis, Toxicology, Migration Studies, Polymer Ecology, Life Cycle Assessment, Polymer Product Design and Development, Orgnocatalyst, Organometallic catalysis, Green Chemistry.

Centre for Sustainable Polymers
Indian Knowledge Systems Indian Knowledge Systems
  • History of Science, Technology, and Engineering in India
  • Water conservation systems
  • Ontological design
  • Home Construction Materials
  • Vastu and Sidhanta/Samhita-Jyotisha
  • Temple Architecture
  • Science and Technology of Ksheerapaka extracts
  • Herbal/Ayurvedic Medicinal Products
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Psychology and Consciousness studies
  • Meditation and Health
  • Study of Instruments from Indian texts
Centre for Indian Knowledge Systems
Intelligent Cyber Physical Systems Intelligent Cyber Physical Systems

Research work related to underwater exploration; computer vision, underwater communication, underwater structural analysis.

Centre for Intelligent Cyber Physical Systems

Joint Degree PhD Programme with IIT (BHU)

S.No. Dept Faculty Members Project Code Title Research Proposal
1. Biosciences and Bioengineering Dr. Selvaraju Narayanasamy, IITG
Dr. Ankur Verma,
Chemical Engineering, IIT BHU

Design of Continuous Reactor for Bioremediation of Textile Effluent

2. Chemical Engineering Prof. Dipankar Bandyopadhyay, IITG
Dr. Abir Ghosh, Chemical Engg & Technology, IIT BHU

Fabrication and Stability of Self-organized Nematic Liquid Crystal (NLC) Toroids on a Deformable Substrate

3. Chemistry Prof. Subhendu Sekhar Bag, IITG
Prof. Vikash Kumar Dubey, School of Biochemical Engg, IIT BHU

Design of Fluorescent Unnatural Amino Acids (FUAA) for Site-Specific Incorporation into Desired Proteins Toward Expanding the Genetic Code

4. Civil Engineering Prof. Sharad Gokhale, IITG
Dr. Abhishek Mudgal, Civil Engineering, IIT BHU

Urban air quality improvement using traffic management strategies

5. Computer Science and Engineering Prof. Sukumar Nandi, IITG
Dr. Bidyut Kumar Patra, CSE, IIT BHU

Fairness in Recommender System


Project Mode

S.No. Dept/Centre Faculty Members Project Code Details Project Details
1. Biosciences and Bioengineering PI: Prof. Sachin Kumar (BSBE) PM_BT_SK

Development of specific Indirect ELISA for detention of recombinant viral protein from poultry pathogens.

Funding Agency: ABIS Exports Pvt. Ltd.
Total Project Duration: 05 Years
Number of Months Left: 60
Number of Students Required: 01
Assistantship per Month: JRF Salary
Number of Months of Assistantship: 60
HRA Amount if applicable: 16% or as per Institute norms
Any other Allowances: Medical (1250 per month)

2. Electronics and Electrical Engineering PI: Dr. Gaurav Trivedi (EEE)
Co-PI: Dr. Aryabartta Sahu (CSE)


Funding Agency: INTEL Technologies India Pvt. Ltd.
Total Project Duration: 04 Years
Number of Months Left: 45
Number of Students Required: 01
Assistantship per Month: Rs. 31,000/- for first two years and Rs. 35,000/- for the remaining two years
Number of Months of Assistantship: 48
HRA Amount if applicable: 16% of the assistantship
Any other Allowances: Medical (Rs. 1250/- per month)

3. Design PI: HoD, Design PM_DD_HOD

PhD in Electronic Product Design

Funding Agency: Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Govt. of India
Total Project Duration: 5 Years
Number of Months Left: 42 Months
Number of Students Required: 04
Assistantship per Month: Rs. 31,000/- for first two years and thereafter Rs. 35,000/-.
Number of Months of Assistantship: 42

For details please contact HoD, Design