Post Doctoral Vacancies

 
 


MSE Department invites applications from aspiring candidates for Institute Post-Doctoral positions in the following areas:

  1. Micromechanics using finite element method (FEM): phase transformations (precipitation) (Desirable qualifications: knowledge of the use of finite element software (Abaqus, Comsol etc). [Contact Faculty: Dr. Anandh Subramaniam ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )]
  2. Hydrogen storage in nanostructures and hybrids (Desirable qualifications: knowledge of synthesis of nanomaterials, hydrogenation studies). [Contact Faculty: Dr. Anandh Subramaniam ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )]
  3. Physical Metallurgy: multicomponent metallic alloys (Desirable qualifications: melting of metals to form alloys, characterization of alloys using XRD, SEM & TEM). [Contact Faculty: Dr. Anandh Subramaniam ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )]
  4. Investigating electronic properties of Cu2ZnSnS4 compound semiconductor in order to improve efficiency of photovoltaic device based on this material. (Requirements: Must have worked on various electrical characterization techniques for evaluating the properties of material relevant for electronic devices, preferably photovoltaic device.) [Contact Faculty: Dr. Sarang Ingole ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )]
  5. Biodegradable polymers for packaging, flexible electronics, and water remediation. [Contact Faculty: Dr. Vivek Verma ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )]
  6. Organic and Perovskite Solar Cells [Contact Faculty: Dr. Ashish Garg ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )]
  7. Magneto-electric and Multiferroic Materials and Devices [Contact Faculty: Dr. Ashish Garg ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )]
  8. Energy Harvesting Materials and Devices [Contact Faculty: Dr. Ashish Garg ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )]
  9. Thermoelectric materials and devices: (Desirable qualification: Trained in spark plasma sintering, knowledge of rietveld refinement using XRD data. Must have knowledge of electrical characterization techniques). [Contact Faculty: Dr. Tanmoy Maiti ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )]
  10. Perovskite Solar Cell: (Must have knowledge of solution chemistry, solar cell device characterization). [Contact Faculty: Dr. Tanmoy Maiti ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )]
  11. Computational fluid mechanics in steel refining and transfer operations. [Contact Faculty: Dr. Dipak Mazumdar ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )]
  12. Understanding deformation behavior of materials, especially at small length scale (Knowledge of Nanoindentation, Instrumented microindentation, micropillar compression, in situ SEM etc.). [Contact Faculty: Dr. Sudhanshu Singh ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )]
  13. Microstructure based modelling using Finite element modelling (Knowledge of Abaqus, Hypermesh and knowledge of deformation mechanism). [Contact Faculty: Dr. Sudhanshu Singh ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )]
  14. Additive manufacturing using powders (Requirements: expertise in characterization techniques SEM, TEM, XRD and knowledge of ball mill, sintering techniques). [Contact Faculty: Dr. Sudhanshu Singh ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )]
  15. Multiscale modeling of materials properties/ ICME (Desirable qualification: knowledge of phase field modeling and/or atomistic simulations). [Contact Faculty: Dr. Somnath Bhowmick ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]
  16. Hip joint Architecture: Design and Processing of Biomaterials (Essentials: Must have worked on processing of materials, any of ceramics/metals/polymers, and comfortable with engineering drawing/ material design, well versed with microstructural, and biological characterization.  Desirable: High temperature thermal properties assessment: thermal conductivity, oxidation resistance, flame exposure damage, tribological/erosion evaluation of materials). [Contact Faculty: Dr. Kantesh Balani ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )]
  17. Ultra High Temperature Ceramics for Re-entry Space Vehicles (Essentials: Must have worked with ceramic processing technique and aware of powder metallurgy fundamentals. Should be aware of thermal analysis --DSC/TGA- principles.  Desirable: High temperature thermal properties assessment: thermal conductivity, oxidation resistance, flame exposure damage, tribological/erosion evaluation of materials). [Contact Faculty: Dr. Kantesh Balani ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )]

For details about the above topics, prospective applicants are requested to get in touch with the contact faculty listed against each of the above projects. 

Number of Post-Doctoral Positions:           Two (02 no.)

Essential Qualifications:                              Ph.D. in Engineering / Science from
reputed institutions.

General Information regarding Prospective Postdoctoral Fellows

The post-doctoral candidates are expected to pursue collaborative research projects under the direction of a departmental faculty member. In addition, the post-doctoral fellows may also participate in some department-related activities.  The positions are purely temporary. The appointment will be for a period of one year.

  1. Duration of Appointment: Appointment will be made initially for one year and it may be extended subject to satisfactory performance.  Under no circumstances the fellowship duration can exceed three years.
  2. The fellowship amount will be Rs. 50,000/- per month for the first year, Rs. 55,000/- per month for the second year, and Rs. 60,000/- per month for the third year. The candidate will also get a travel and contingency amount of Rs. 1,00,000/- per year.
  3. A post-doctoral fellow shall be eligible to apply for the INSPIRE (hyperlink http://www.online-inspire.gov.in) Faculty scheme of the Department of Science and Technology through the Institutional Mode. In addition to the research work, the duties of the post-doctoral fellows will involve teaching laboratory and/or tutorial classes up to 8 hours per week.
  4. Medical benefits and other campus facilities will be the same as those of the registered students of IIT Kanpur.
  5. Post doctoral fellows will be provided suitable accommodation in the campus as per availability. They will also be eligible for accommodation in the students’ hostels. In case accommodations cannot be provided, HRA will be given as per rules.
  6. Leave rules for post doctoral fellows will be same as the leave rules of PG students.
  7. Periodical reviews of the performance of the selected candidates will be conducted for the continuation of the fellowship.

For more details, the applicants can refer to the guidelines of IIT Kanpur for PDF positions, which can be found in this link: http://www.iitk.ac.in/che/pdf/revised_guidelines_for_pdf_scheme_2014.pdf

Prospective applicants should submit detailed curriculum vitae, a brief description of research interests along with a tentative research project, and name/contact detail of three referees who could be approached for a reference letter. The institute reserves the right to fix suitable criteria for short listing of eligible candidates satisfying qualification and experience. Deadline for receiving the application is 22.09.2017

All correspondence should be addressed to:

Head, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
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