21 July 2022 at 10:30 am

First research projects funded through NZ Centre at IIT Delhi

The first batch of joint research projects between New Zealand universities and the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi) was announced at an event hosted by IIT Delhi and Education New Zealand Manapou ki te Ao (ENZ) in New Delhi on 5 July 2022. 

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Project funding recipients from IIT Delhi with ENZ staff at the High Commission in Delhi.

Ten projects will each receive seed funding of USD10,000 for one year, half funded by IIT Delhi and half by the New Zealand university involved. 

The New Zealand Centre at IIT Delhi was established in February 2020 as a focal point for joint academic activity between New Zealand's eight universities and IIT Delhi.  

The purpose of the Centre is to promote relationships of understanding and co-operation across diverse fields of academic and other sector engagement between New Zealand and India. One of the Centre’s key objectives is to promote joint research projects among IIT Delhi and New Zealand universities in thematic areas of research important for both countries.  

Below is the list of funded projects: 

  • Design of an electron cyclotron resonance based magnetically steered plasma thruster – IIT Delhi and University of Auckland  
  • Utilisation of Ammonia in a Spark-Ignition engine – IIT Delhi and Victoria University of Wellington    
  • Study on beam-to-column connections of cold formed steel portal frames for low-cost sustainable construction – IIT Delhi and University of Auckland   
  • Andreev reflection in twisted bilayer graphene junctions: effect of magnetic field – IIT Delhi and Victoria University of Wellington    
  • Deciphering the genome wide DNA methylation and transcriptomic signature of hypoxia in meningioma – IIT Delhi and University of Otago     
  • Discovering novel long non-coding RNA associated with epigenetic signatures colorectal cancer and dissecting their role in tumour heterogeneity – IIT Delhi and University of Otago  
  • Adaptive Drone swarms for precision agriculture and wildlife conservation – IIT Delhi and Auckland University of Technology     
  • Understanding exit choice behaviour in metro stations using virtual reality – IIT Delhi and Massey University   
  • Digital twin base health management of wind turbine power train – IIT Delhi and Victoria University of Wellington     
  • Building Code checker model on BIM structural plans using AI approach – IIT Delhi and Victoria University of Wellington.   

You can read more about the New Zealand Centre at IIT Delhi here 

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