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UGC Minor Research Projects (2016-2018)

S.No.Name of the InvestigatorDepartmentTitle of the ProjectAmount
1Dr. G. Amarendar RaoMechanical EngineeringHeat Transfer Characteristics of Dissimilar Friction Stir Welded components1,58,000/-
2Ms. G. K. KartikaInformation TechnologyCryptographic Key Exchange Authentication Using Two Servers PAKE2,40,000/-
3Mr. Ch. S. L. N. SridharHumanities & Sciences (Physics)Synthesis-Structural-Dielectric and Magnetic studies on Titanium doped nanocrystalline Manganese zinc ferrites1,75,000/-
4Dr. B. BapirajuHumanities & Sciences (Physics)Surface Boundary layer characteristics from a Mini Boundary layer Mast (MBLM) over a flat Terrain at VBIT – Hyderabad ( 17.28’ N-78.43’ E)50,000/-
5Mr. K. Shirish KumarHumanities & Sciences (Chemistry)Spectrophotometric - Thermodynamic and Molecular Modeling studies of Novel Crizotinib with NBS and DBQ1,60,000/-
6Ms. S. Bhagya RekhaInformation TechnologyStudy on smart call forwarding mechanisms in duos mobile2,10,000/-
7Ms. S. ShylajaHumanities & SciencesAn Attempt for Developing Smart Agricultural Methods using Nanofertilizers1,40,000/-
(Chemistry)
Total: 11, 33,000/-

Ongoing Research Activities

 

Projects
[ Principal Investigator:
Dr. Gopa Dutta, Director,
R & D Centre ]
Funding  Agency~ FundsPeriodNo. of Research Scholars
Stratosphere-Troposphere coupling through observations of ozone and water vapor: transport effects on the vertical distribution of ozoneDept. of Science & Technology, Govt. of India~14 lakhs3 years1
Projects
[ Principal Investigator:
Dr. Gopa Dutta, Director,
R & D Centre ]
Funding  Agency~ FundsPeriodNo. of Research Scholars
Study of Variations in TEC/scintillation and IWV using GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) receiverISRO RESPOND~35 lakhs3 years2
S.NoCollaborative studiesCollaboration withApproximate costParticipating DepartmentsNo. of Research Scholars
1Mini Layer Boundary Mast (MBLM)ISRO25 lakhsECE,CSE,IT-
2GPS ReceiverNARL, Gadanki12 lakhsECE,CSE,IT-
3Visibility ImagerNRSC, HyderabadIndigenousME,CSE, EEE,ECE, H&S-
4Synthesis of Nano materialsC-MET, HyderabadIndigenousH&S-
5"A Study of Variations in Total Electron Content (TEC) / Scintillations and Integrated Water Vapour (IWV) using Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Receiver"31.87 lakhs-3 Years Duration 2

 

 

Research Projects Completed: 02

S.NoProjects
[ Principal Investigator:
Dr. Gopa Dutta, Director,
R & D Centre ]
Funding  AgencyFundsPeriodNo. of Research Scholars
1A Campaign to investigate atmospheric dynamics   including exchange processes over Indian tropical region(8.50 N,8.70 N, 13.50 N,17.40N), using high altitude balloon data, radar and lidar observations.ISRO (under CAWSES Program)45 lakhs2 years1
2Long term  trends of atmospheric oscillations and their relationships with solar variabilityISRO (under CAWSES-II Program)26 lakhs3 years2

 Research Scholar’s working under the projects:

P. VINAY KUMAR M.Sc.,(Ph.D)

Vinay Kumar M.Sc.,(Ph.D)

Teaching Experience:
One year teaching experience in B.Sc. and three years in B. Tech.

Research Experience:
Twelve years of Research experience.

Present Position:

Pursuing PhD under the guidance of Dr. Gopa Dutta in the faculty of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad.

Working as full time research scholar in DST project titled “Stratosphere-Troposphere coupling through observations of ozone and water vapor: transport effects on the vertical distribution of ozone” till date.

Previous Experience:

Worked as full time research scholar in ISRO (CAWSES) project titled “Long Term Trends of Atmospheric Oscillations and Their Relationships with Solar Variability”, from April 2011 to March, 2015.

Worked as Asst. Professor in Physics, Geetanjali Institute of Science and Technology, Aziz Nagar, Hyderabad from October 2008 to March 2011.

Worked as full time research scholar in ISRO (RESPOND) project titled “Investigation of tropical convection by the observation of gravity waves and troposphere-stratosphere exchange of various parameters”, from July 2005 to September 2008.

Worked as full time research scholar in DST project titled “Consistency of different methods to monitor the eddy dissipation rate and troposphere-stratosphere exchange”, from July 2004 to June 2005.

Worked as Part time Lecturer in Physics in M.V.S. Govt. Degree College, Mahabubnagar, Telangana from August 2003 to March 2004.

Laboratory Expertise:

  • Preparation of Ozonesonde
  • Flew some radiosondes and ozonesondes
  • Proficiency in MATLAB and MS-Office.

Conferences attended:

  • Workshop on “Fundamentals of GNSS/IRNSS and application to atmospheric sciences” organized by National MST Radar Facility, Department of Space, Government of India, Gadanki, India during 26 February 2016.
  • 19th National Space Science Symposium (NSSS-2016) held at Space Physics Laboratory, Vikram Sarabhai Space Center, Trivandrum, India during 9-12 February 2016.
  • National conference on recent developments in mathematical sciences and their applications to science and technology, XXIV congress of Andhra Pradesh society for Mathematical sciences organized by Vignana Bharathi Institute of Technology, Hyderabad during 11-13 December 2015.
  • 3rd Two day National Conference on applied physics and materials science (APMS-2015) held at Vasavi college of Engineering, Hyderabad, India during 7-8 August 2015.
  • 18th National Space Science Symposium (NSSS-2014) held at Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh, Assam, India during 29 January-1 February 2014.
  • National symposium on “Current trends in Atmospheric Research including Communication And Navigational aspects (CARCAN-2012)”, Vignana Bharathi Institute of Technology, Hyderabad India During 21-22 December 2012.
  • 13th International workshop on technical and scientific aspects of MST radar (MST13) organized by Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Kuhlungsborn, Germany during 19-23 March 2012.
  • Participated in “AP Science Congress 2008” jointly organized by AP Akademi of Sciences and Osmania University, Hyderabad during 14-16 November 2008.
  • International workshop on Weather modification technologies & symposium on natural disaster management (ICORG-Geoinformatics event), Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, India during 27-28 June 2008.
  • 15th National Space Science Symposium (NSSS-2008) held at Radio Astronomy Center, NCRA-TIFR, Udhagamandalam (Ooty), India during 26-29 February 2008.
  • Silver Jubilee National conference on “Global Navigation Satellite System and its applications (GNSS-2007)” organized by Research and Training Unit for Navigational Electronics, Osmania University, Hyderabad during 25-26 October 2007.
  • 11th International workshop on technical and scientific aspects of MST radar (MST11) organized by National MST Radar Facility, Department of Space, Government of India, Gadanki/Tirupati, India, during 11-15 December 2006.
  • Participated in Pre MST-11 discussion meeting held at National Atmospheric Research Laboratory, Department of Space, Government of India, Gadanki, India during 7-8 November 2006.
  • Participated in Convection campaign Experiments that are being conducted at National Atmospheric Research Laboratory, Department of Space, Gadanki during 29th May and 26th June 2006.
  • Eight Users Scientist’s workshop held at National Atmospheric Research Laboratory, Department of Space, Government of India, Gadanki during 20-21 June 2006.
  • Attended Lecture series: “Earth’s Atmosphere as we know” held at University of Hyderabad during 25-26 February 2006.
  • 14th National Space Science Symposium (NSSS-2006) held at Andhra University, Vishakhapatnam, India during 9-12 February 2006.
  • GPS Occultation workshop held at National MST Radar Facility, Department of Space, Government of India, Gadanki, India during 19-21 April 2005.
  • Workshop on Radar Interferometry and Imaging (WRII) held at NMRF, Gadanki, India during 24-25 January 2005.
  • Seventh Users Scientist’s workshop jointly organized by National MST Radar Facility, Department of Space, Government of India, Gadanki and S.V. University, Tirupati during 5-7 July 2004.

 

Number of Publications: Sixteen (16) [10-International (SCI), 2- National (1-SCI, 1-SJR) and 4-conference papers].

List of publications in Science Citation Indexed (SCI) journals

  • “Climatology of diurnal tide and its long term variability over a tropical station”, Vinay Kumar, Gopa Dutta, Salauddin Mohammad, and B. Venkateswara Rao. Theoretical and Applied Climatology (Springer Publication) in press.
  • Impacts of cyclone NILAM on lower atmospheric dynamics”, Vinay Kumar, Gopa Dutta, M V Ratnam, E. Krishna, B. Bapiraju, B. Venkateswara Rao and Salauddin Mohammad. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences 33(8), pp 955-968, 2016.
  • Equatorial wave activity during 2007 over Gadanki, a tropical station”, S. Mohammad, G. Dutta, B.V. Rao and  Vinay Kumar, Journal of Earth System Science 124 (4), 897–908, 2015.
  • “Quasi-two-day wave in the lower atmosphere over Hyderabad during summer of 2009, G. Dutta, S. Mohammad, M. Satyakumar, Y. K. Reddy, Vinay Kumar, P. V. Rao, and M. C. Ajay Kumar, Annales Geophysicae, 30, pp 57-66, 2012.
  • “Response of tropical lower atmosphere to annular solar eclipse of 15 January”,Gopa Dutta, Vinay Kumar, M. Venkat Ratnam, Salauddin Mohammad, M.C. Ajay Kumar, P.V. Rao, K. Rahaman, and H.A. Basha, J. Atmos, Solar Terr. Phys. Vol. 73, pp 1907–1914, 2011
  • “Characteristics of high frequency gravity waves generated by tropical deep convection: Case studies”, Gopa Dutta, Vinay Kumar, M.C. Ajay Kumar, M. V. Ratnam, M. Chandrashekar, Y. Shibagaki, Salauddin. Md. and H. A. Basha, J. Geophys. Res., 114, D18109, doi: 10.1029/2008JD011332 (USA), 2009.
  • “High resolution observation of turbulence in the troposphere and lower stratosphere over Gadanki”, Gopa Dutta, M. C. Ajay Kumar, P.V Rao, B. Bapiraju, Vinay Kumar, and H. Aleem Basha, Annales Geophysicae 27, pp 2407-2415, 2009.
  • “Long-term mean vertical velocity measured by MST radar at Gadanki (13.5º N, 79.2º E)”, P. V. Rao, Vinay Kumar, M. C. Ajay Kumar, and Gopa Dutta, Annales Geophysicae, 27, 451-459, 2009.
  • “Seasonal variation of short-period (<2 h) gravity wave activity over Gadanki, India (13.5º N, 79.2º E), Gopa Dutta, T. Tsuda, Vinay Kumar, M. C. Ajay Kumar, Simon. P. Alexander, and Toshiaki Kozu, J. Geophys., Res., 113, D14103, doi: 10.1029/2007JD009178, 2008.
  • “On the optimum radar beam angle to minimize statistical estimation error of momentum flux using conjugate beam technique”, Gopa Dutta, Vinay Kumar, P. Venkateswara Rao, M.C. Ajay Kumar, K. S. Mukarram, V. Harshavardhan and P. B. Rao, Geophys. Res. Lett. (USA), Vol.34, L22802, doi: 10.1029/2007GL030652, 2007.
  • “On the optimum time of integration for estimation of momentum flux from VHF radar data,” Gopa Dutta, P. V. Rao, M. C. Ajay Kumar, Vinay Kumar, H. Aleem Basha, V. K. Anandan and A. K. Ghosh, Geophys. Res. Lett. (USA), L15811, 10.1029/2005GLO23777, 2005.

List of publications in SJR/ Scopus Indexed journals

List of publications in Conference proceedings

  • “Ozone and the Climate: Study of ozone in the stratosphere and troposphere”, Gopa Dutta, P Vinay Kumar, K. Krishna Mohan, and PV Rao, Proceedings of the third national conference on Applied Physics and Material Science, pp 180-182, 2015.
  • “Cyclonic effects on lower atmospheric dynamics over Hyderabad”, Vinay Kumar, B. Venkateswara Rao, and Gopa Dutta, Proceedings of the third national conference on Applied Physics and Material Science, pp 176-179, 2015.
  • “Seasonal Variations of Tidal Oscillations Over Gadanki”, P Vinay Kumar, P.V. Rao, M.C. Ajay Kumar, and Gopa Dutta, Proceedings of the National Symposium on Current trends in Atmospheric Research including Communication And Navigation aspects (CARCAN-2012), pp 88-93, 2013.
  • “Study of Madden Julian Waves using Radiosonde Data”, Ayub Khan, Salauddin Mohammad, P.V. Rao, and Vinay Kumar, Proceedings of the National Symposium on Current trends in Atmospheric Research including Communication And Navigation aspects (CARCAN-2012), pp 55-62, 2013.

Other publications

  • Diurnal tide in the troposphere and lower stratosphere over Hyderabad, a tropical station., Salauddin Mohammad, P Vinay Kumar, P V Rao, M Satyakumar, YK Reddy and Gopa Dutta, Technology Spectrum, JNTUH, vol. 5 (2), 2011.

Google scholar Profile: https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=rRu44MMAAAAJ&hl=en

SALAUDDIN MOHAMMAD M.Sc.,(Ph.D)

Salauddin Mohammad M.Sc.,(Ph.D)

Teaching Experience:
One year teaching experience in M.Sc.

Research Experience:
Eight years of Research experience at international level.

Present Position:

Submitted PhD thesis on “Comparative study of long period atmospheric oscillations over Hyderabad and Gadanki”  under the guidance of Dr. Gopa Dutta in the faculty of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, (Space Sciences) to Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad. Thesis is under review.

Working as Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Physics (H & S) at VBIT, Hyderabad.

Previous Experience:

Worked as full time research scholar in ISRO (CAWSES) project titled “Long Term Trends of Atmospheric Oscillations and Their Relationships with Solar Variability”, from April 2011 to March, 2015.

Worked as full time research scholar in ISRO (CAWSES) project titled “A campaign to investigate middle atmospheric structure and dynamics including exchange processes over Indian tropical region (8.5º N, 8.7º N, 13.5º N, 17.2º N), using high altitude balloon data, radar and LIDAR observations”, from April 2009 to March, 2010.

Successfully completed a project titled “Investigation of gravity wave generation during partial solar eclipse under coordinated experiments during Total Solar Eclipse” (ISRO-CAWSES) and published a paper in SCI journal.

Laboratory Expertise:

  • Preparation of Ozonesonde
  • Flew some radiosondes and ozonesondes
  • Proficiency in MATLAB and MS-Office.

Conferences attended:

International:

  • Attended MST 12 radar school held at London, Canada during 12-16 May, 2009
  • Attended MST12 workshop held at London, Canada during 17 – 23 May, 2009.
  • Attended COSPAR 2012 held at Mysore, India during 14 – 22 July, 2012.
  • Attended SPARC 2014 held at Queenstown, New Zealand during 12-17 January, 2014.
  • Attended YESS Community workshop held at Offenbach, Germany during 28 – 30 October, 2015.

National:

  • Attended a lecture series on “Earth’s atmosphere as we know” held at University of Hyderabad during 25-26 February 2006.
  • Attended a workshop on Fourier optics held at Nizam College, Hyderabad during 5th January, 2008.
  • Attended a workshop on Virtual instrumentation held at Loyola Academy degree and PG College during 8th February, 2008.
  • Attended a workshop on Lab view at NSAK College, Hyderabad during 1st March, 2008.
  • Attended a workshop on applied optics held at Deccan College of Engg. & Tech. during 7th July, 2008.
  • Attended and presented a paper in AP science congress 2008 held at Osmania University during 14- 16th November, 2008.
  • Attended and presented a paper in the national conference on “Science of Climate change and Earth’s sustainability: Issues and challenges” held at Lucknow, India during 12- 14th September, 2011.
  • Attended and presented a paper in the National symposium on “Current trends in Atmospheric Research including Communication And Navigational aspects (CARCAN-2012)”, Vignana Bharathi Institute of Technology, Hyderabad India During 21-22 December 2012.
  • Attended and presented a paper in NSSS-2014 held at Dibrugarh University, Assam, during 29th January to 1st February 2014.
  • Attended 3rd Two day National Conference on applied physics and materials science (APMS-2015) held at Vasavi college of Engineering, Hyderabad, India during 7-8 August 2015.
  • Attended and presented a paper in NSSS-2016 held at VSSC, Trivandrum, Kerala during 9-12 February, 2016.

Number of Publications: Eight – 8 [06-International (SCI), 1- National (1-SJR)].

List of publications in Science Citation Indexed (SCI) journals

  • “Climatology of diurnal tide and its long term variability over a tropical station”, Vinay Kumar, Gopa Dutta, Salauddin Mohammad, and B. Venkateswara Rao. Theoretical and Applied Climatology (Springer Publication) in press.
  • “Impacts of cyclone NILAM on lower atmospheric dynamics”, Vinay Kumar, Gopa Dutta, M V Ratnam, E. Krishna, B. Bapiraju, B. Venkateswara Rao and Salauddin Mohammad. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences 33(8), pp 955-968, 2016.
  • Equatorial wave activity during 2007 over Gadanki, a tropical station”, Salauddin Mohammad, G. Dutta, B.V. Rao and Vinay Kumar, Journal of Earth System Science 124 (4), 897–908, 2015.
  • “Quasi-two-day wave in the lower atmosphere over Hyderabad during summer of 2009, G. Dutta, Salauddin Mohammad, M. Satyakumar, Y. K. Reddy, Vinay Kumar, P. V. Rao, and M. C. Ajay Kumar, Annales Geophysicae, 30, pp 57-66, 2012.
  • “Response of tropical lower atmosphere to annular solar eclipse of 15 January”,Gopa Dutta, Vinay Kumar, M. Venkat Ratnam, Salauddin Mohammad, M.C. Ajay Kumar, P.V. Rao, K. Rahaman, and H.A. Basha, J. Atmos, Solar Terr. Phys. Vol. 73, pp 1907–1914, 2011
  • “Characteristics of high frequency gravity waves generated by tropical deep convection: Case studies”, Gopa Dutta, Vinay Kumar, M.C. Ajay Kumar, M. V. Ratnam, M. Chandrashekar, Y. Shibagaki, Salauddin. Mohammad. and H. A. Basha, J. Geophys. Res., 114, D18109, doi: 10.1029/2008JD011332 (USA), 2009.

List of publications in SJR/ Scopus Indexed journals

Other publications

  • Diurnal tide in the troposphere and lower stratosphere over Hyderabad, a tropical station., Salauddin Mohammad, P Vinay Kumar, P V Rao, M Satyakumar, YK Reddy and Gopa Dutta, Technology Spectrum, JNTUH, vol. 5 (2), 2011.

Google scholar Profile: https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?hl=en&user=n7v70_IAAAAJ&btnA=1&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate

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