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Utkal Vinodchandra Mehta

Associate Professor

Engineering & Physics


Utkal Vinodchandra Mehta
Name
Utkal Vinodchandra Mehta
Email
utkal.mehta@usp.ac.fj
Position
Associate Professor
Department
Engineering & Physics
Biography

Dr Utkal Mehta received his PhD from IIT Guwahati. He is a Senior IEEE Member and Secretary IEEE Fiji Subsection. He has over 20 years’ experience in both academic and research in industry and the various educational institutes. His expertise is in area of system identification, modeling and embedded devices. His current research focuses on process identification, control and applied fractional calculus for industrial engineering. His passion is also to develop low-cost educational devices or tools for Special Need Children. Dr Mehta received Vice-Chancellor’s Prize for Innovations (2016, 2017) and Faculty Teaching Excellence Award (2018).  Dr Mehta welcomes inquires regarding Masters/PhD studies and collaborative project grant applications.

Research Interests
System Identification, Process Control, Fractional Calculus applications in engineering.
Available for supervision?
Yes

Awards

Date Name Description
2019-07-18 Faculty Teaching Excellence Award FSTE- Excellence teaching award 2019
2018-11-15 Vice-Chancellor’s Prize for Innovation award 2018 Braille EyeSlate
2017-07-11 ANZ Pacific Innovation Challenge 2017 Won the trophy with 1st position in the ANZ Pacific Innovation Challenge 2017, with theme ‘Pacific flavored hackathon’ between the local rival universities.
2016-11-11 Vice-Chancellor’s Prize for Innovation award 2015 USP Research Office - Annual Staff Award
2010-07-18 Young Scientist Award Prize International Travel Support (ITS) Grant from DST, Govt Of India, 2010
2009-07-01 PhD Felllowship QIP by Govt of India
1995-05-01 HighSchool Topper, IPCL Highest Scores in Science Y12