School of Engineering

I. Department of Chemical Engineering
Identified Thrust Areas Sub-Areas
Separation Processes & Reaction Engineering Clean Processes for Fuels and Chemicals
Carbon Capturing & Utilisation
Steam Reforming of Oxygenates
Advanced Catalysis
Phase Equilibrium Studies for Industrial Important Systems
Advanced Distillation Systems
Multiphase Flow
Energy Biofuels
Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Production
Applications of Solar Energy
Biomass Gasification & Pyrolysis
Energy and Exergy Analysis
Simulation studies for Energy Savings
Sustainable Development Sustainable Management of Resources
Technological Modifications for Pollution Prevention
Waste Management with Minimal Impact on Environment
Material Science Polymer in Green and Clean Energy
Material Synthesis, Modification and Degradation Studies
Advanced Materials and Applications
Smart and Nano Materials
Simulation Studies on Materials


II. Department of Civil Engineering
Identified Thrust Areas Sub-Areas
Structural Engineering Applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning to Structural Engineering
Experimental and numerical investigations on concrete, steel, masonry, concrete-steel composite, precast and prefabricated structural elements/structures
Vibration diagnostics, seismic hazard & mitigation strategies of structures
Resilient and sustainable built infrastructures
Concrete technology including special concretes
Geotechnical Engineering Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
Ground improvement and its application
Geo-environmental Engineering
Physical & numerical analysis for soil characterisation
Geomatics Remote sensing
Geographical information systems
Global positioning systems
Advanced surveying – LIDAR, Drone, Laser scaning
Construction Technology Advanced construction technologies & management
Building information modelling, Lean construction and Integrated project delivery system
Sustainable construction technologies


III. Department of Electrical Engineering
Identified Thrust Areas Sub-Areas
Power System Engineering Power Generation Technology
Power System Dynamic and Stability, WAMs and its applications
Power System Restructuring, Deregulation, Energy Market and Trading
AI Techniques and Optimisation in Power System
Application of Power Electronics in Power Systems
Electrical Machines and AC-DC Drives Conventional Electrical Machines
Permanent Magnet Machines
Electrical Drive Technologies
Control of Electrical Machines
Condition Monitoring of Electrical Equipment
Electric Vehicles Electrical Vehicular Technologies
Battery Technology and Battery Management
Grid Interfacing Issues of Electrical Vehicle
Smart Grid Technologies and Micro-grids Real-time pricing and Demand Response in Smart Grid Environment
Smart Grid Communications
Micro and Nano Grids: Issues and Solutions
Smart Features in Electrical Grid
IoT in Smart Grid
Distributed Generation
Improved Power Quality for Power System of Future Active Power Filters
Active Front-End Converters
Unity Power factor correctors


IV. Department of Mechanical Engineering
Identified Thrust Areas Sub-Areas
Materials and Design Engineering Composite Materials
Smart Materials
Computational Damage Mechanics
Dynamic Analysis and Condition Monitoring of Equipment
Biomechanics and Biomaterials
Robotic Engineering
Thermal and Fluid Engineering Refrigeration and Air conditioning
Waste Heat Recovery and Thermal Management
Sustainable and Renewable Energy Systems
Numerical Simulation and CFD Analysis
Performance Optimization of Thermo-Fluid Systems
Manufacturing Processes and Analysis Sustainable Machining
Micro and Nano Machining
Manufacturing Process Analysis and Simulation
Additive Manufacturing
Low-Cost Automation
Artificial Intelligence and IoT applications in Manufacturing
Industrial and System Engineering Logistics & Supply Chain Management
Quality and Reliability Engineering
Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma
Decision Modelling and Quantitative Techniques

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