2023-24 Maitri Scholars

Najma Habeeb
Federation University

Najma is an accomplished academic and researcher in the electrical engineering field, having published a several articles in international journals and coordinated a national workshop on Special Electrical Machines. Her PhD at Federation University will explore electric vehicle integration in the power system as a clean energy solution for the high- emitting transport sector. Najma holds a Master of Technology in Electrical Machines from APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University and a Bachelor of Technology in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Kerala University.

Ancy Joseph
Ancy Joseph
University of Southern Queensland

Ancy is an accomplished science student, passionate about advancing polymer science research. Her PhD with the University of Southern Queensland will focus on the application of advanced manufacturing in developing multifunctional blood storage bags. Ancy has a Master of Science in Bio Polymer Science from the Central Institute of Petrochemicals Engineering and Technology, Kochi, and is currently completing a master’s in Tech Polymer Science and Engineering at Mahatma Gandhi University.

Debiprasad Bhakta
University of Melbourne

Debiprasad is a high achieving engineering student with strong technical skills who is passionate about sustainable solutions in the renewable energy sector. He is undertaking a PhD at the University of Melbourne, and his research lies in the domain of offshore geotechnical engineering solutions for renewable energy applications. His research aims to improve the current understanding of soil behaviour during installation of offshore wind turbines supporting foundations. Alongside his studies, Debiprasad has gained practical experience in his field as a junior engineer for the Government of West Bengal.

Sumit Nag
Sumit Nag
Australian National University

Sumit is an accomplished and passionate scholar interested in advancing sustainability through clean energy technologies and storage solutions for cardon dioxide reduction. Sumit will undertake a PhD at the Australian National University on the topic on electroreduction of CO2 to ethylene. His research aims to develop an efficient, sustainable pathway for converting carbon dioxide into ethylene, to reduce reliance on fossil fuels. Sumit completed a Master of Chemistry at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal. In addition to his academic pursuits, Sumit enjoys traveling and playing cricket.

Rohith Prakash
Rohith Prakash
Monash University

Rohith is a well-rounded and accomplished student with a deep interest in research and academia on sustainable energy solutions. Through his PhD program at Monash University, Rohith researches the storage and transportation of green hydrogen for sustainable energy solutions using computational fluid dynamics modelling. Rohith was previously selected for the prestigious RMIT – FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences Dual Degree program in International Automotive Engineering and completed two engineering internships in German multinational companies, SIEMENS-DISW and FEV GmbH.