IIT (ISM), Dhanbad and Curtin University, Australia : I am Barasha Deka, a collaborative Ph.D student of IIT (ISM), Dhanbad and Curtin University, Australia. I joined Ph.D in the year 2017 and I stayed at Curtin University for the duration from November, 2019 to July, 2021. I am highly benefitted by joining the prestigious collaborative Doctoral Programme as it has given me a brief exposure to the international research community and a world-class research facility. Curtin University administration and my supervisors there helped me grow in and out by providing all the necessary facilities, safety trainings, research funds to attend conferences and seminars and also other funds to purchase my research consumables. Regular progress meetings conducted by my supervisors boosted my confidence to discuss my ideas and their encouragement have always been the backbone of my research output. Also, I have to mention the excellent support provided to me by my research group members from all over the world. At last, I would say that the high-quality research facilities, the opportunities to explore and participate in various events, the research group members from all over the world, the tremendous support from the supervisors and the vibrant campus of Curtin University helped me achieve my research objectives and aim.
Sitting at the workstation located at Fuels and Energy Technology Institute, Curtin University
Curtin University main building
Exposure to Australian wildlife at Curtin University during University Orientation Day
IIT (ISM), Dhanbad and Curtin University, Australia : I am Rohit Sharma, the first student to join the collaborative Ph.D programme of IIT (ISM), Dhanbad and Curtin University, Australia. I was enrolled at the Western Australian School of Mines: Minerals, Energy and Chemical Engineering at Curtin University. Under the Joint Supervision of Prof. Vikas Mahto, Prof. Hari Vuthaluru and Prof. Ahmed Barifcani during my Ph.D. I stayed at Curtin University from September 2018 to September 2019 and during this period, I have received a great support from my supervisors starting from settling down in the new working environment to providing high quality work stations and always guiding for the research work. I am highly grateful to Curtin University for the conference allowances provided, which gave me the chance to interact and present my work in front of the industry and academia experts of my area. The collaborative Ph.D was a great success for me to receive the finest research facilities, continuous guidance and support from the supervisors and the opportunity to interact with the research communities and groups from all over the world. I am delighted to share that I have successfully defended my Ph.D thesis and very proud to be the first ever Collaborative Ph.D student to receive degree. My sincere thanks to IIT (ISM) and Curtin University for giving me the opportunity to be a part of this prestigious programme.
Rohit Sharma explaining his research works to Prof. Rajiv Shekhar (Director, IIT (ISM), Dhanbad), Prof. Dheeraj Kumar (IIT (ISM), Dhanbad) and other delegates during their visit to Curtin University, Australia
In front of the vibrant campus of Curtin University
Representing Curtin University at the AOG Conference and Exhibition 2018 held at Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre