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# PhD Theses

## Recent Submissions

• (2021-01)
The sky-rocketing rise of global CO2 concentration is one of the major environmental concerns today because of its detrimental effects on climate change, species extinction, and plant nutrition. Therefore, cutting CO2 ...
• (2021-05-04)
Fluorescence imaging methods integrated with substrate-based reporter assays (both genetic and synthetic substrate) are routinely used to study the function of “active protease” in the (patho) physiological processes. ...
• (2021-03-10)
The world is witnessing the inconsiderate consumption of fossil fuels which are responsible for catastrophic climate change and global warming. Therefore, renewable energy sources (wind, solar, hydropower, biomass, etc.) ...
• (2021-02-15)
In this thesis, we study the image of the power map on finite reductive groups. Let $G$ be a connected reductive algebraic group over an algebraically closed field $k$, of characteristic $p$. Let $G$ be defined over ...
• (2021-05-12)
My doctoral research described in this thesis largely entails mapping deregulated lipid metabolism and signaling pathways focused around the neurological disorder, PHARC, an autosomal recessive human genetic disease. It ...
• (2021-01)
Lyotropic liquid crystals (LLCs), a class of ‘soft’ materials, are self-assembled nanostructures of water and lipids, exhibiting properties intermediate between isotropic liquids and solid crystals. LLCs exhibit rich ...
• (2021-04)
The basic body plan is determined within hours to a few days of embryonic development. This window is characterized by zygotic genome activation, lineage specification and morphogenetic events during organogenesis. Early ...
• (2020-12)
Measurement of physical parameters is the foundation of physical science. The improvement in precision of measurements has led to the discovery and validation of fundamental laws of physics. Development of measurement ...
• (2020-12-28)
This thesis work was designed to assess biogeochemical cycling of selected trace elemental (B, Sr, Ba and Re) and isotopic (87Sr/86Sr and δ13C) compositions along the salinity gradient of a large tropical coastal lagoon ...
• (2021-01-16)
Epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a process essential for morphogenesis during embryonic development. The process of EMT is reactivated in epithelial tumors and is implicated in cancer progression and metastasis. ...
• (2021-03-15)
Oxides become an important group of quantum materials of interesting fundamental many body physics due to the presence of strongly correlated electronic and magnetic states. The hunch for developing new devices using the ...
• (2020-12-17)
The molecular aspect of a reaction governs the applied methodology and the corresponding properties of a reaction under investigation. Unlike ensemble measurement techniques, single- molecule (SM) studies provide platforms ...
• (2021-03-25)
Research into quantum information and quantum computation has raised many fundamental questions. To make progress, a critical understanding of the fundamental aspects has become inevitable. Here we investigate, both ...
• (2021-03)
Materials in nano-dimensions show intriguing properties that have led to a wide range of applications from medicine to device fabrications. In my thesis work, I have focussed in developing synthetic methodology for main-group ...
• (2020-12)
This work deals with the study of the orientation dependence of ionization in ion- molecule collisions. The orientation of the molecule is defined by the angle between the internuclear axis of the molecule and the velocity ...
• (2021-03-04)
Integrin-mediated adhesion regulates membrane trafficking to control anchorage-dependent signaling and growth that is deregulated in cancers. Downstream of integrins and oncogenic Ras, the small GTPase Ral, is a vital ...
• (2021-01-11)
Heparan Sulfate (HS), a member of the glycosaminoglycan family, is composed of repeating units of α(1-4) linked D-glucosamine and uronic acid residues (L-iduronic acid and D-glucuronic acid) having diverse N-sulfation and ...
• (2021-02-16)
Understanding the relationship between the chemical structure of a molecule and its biological activity holds tremendous potential for drug candidates’ development in several pathophysiological conditions. Carbohydrates, ...
• (2020-12)
Electrocatalysts play major roles in energy conversion/storage, electrochemical sensing, environmental remediation, green chemistry, etc.; which in turn are responsible for the exhaustive attempts in understanding their ...
• (2020-04)
Layered materials form an interesting class of materials wherein, atoms within the plane of the material interacts amongst themselves with strong covalent bonds, while along the direction normal to the plane, the interaction ...