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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 Mehta has over 22 years’ experience in academic/research in various educational institutes and industries. He also worked as a project engineer in the R&D department at Com-Power Corporation USA from 1999-to 2002. His primary research focuses on system identification and control in the fractional domain, data analysis and filtering techniques on high-speed processors and various robotics applications for medical and industrial automation. 

Dr Mehta has been an active volunteer for various academic societies, including Secretary of IEEE Fiji Subsection, Counselor USP student chapter of IEEE, and Chair ISTE CIT-Gujarat section (2004-2008). Dr Mehta received various awards and recognitions such as IEEE Young Engineers’ Humanitarian challenge’16, VC’s prize for innovations, ANZ Pacific-Innovation-Challenge, USP Faculty award for Excellence in Teaching, Austrian IP patents, ERAMUS+ Grants with the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria and University of Valladolid, Spain. He is a senior member of IEEE. He is currently In-charge of FraCAL Research Group in USP.

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