Department-Wise Area of Specialization


Aerospace Engineering:

Established in 1964, Aerospace Engineering department is a premier teaching and research centre in India. The department is engaged in engineering science instruction, in-flight laboratory work, aerodynamic testing, and indigenous design and fabrication of advanced facilities and instruments. The department specializes in aerodynamics, flight mechanics, propulsion, and aerospace structures. Over the years the department has developed excellent collaborative relationship leading to work on several advanced projects with a large number of establishments including NAL, ASTE, GTRE, HAL, DRDL, ADE, ARDE, ADA, ADRDE, ISRO, Boeing, Pratt and Whitney, Airbus and GE.

The department seeks applications from dynamic and motivated candidates with excellent academic record along-with specialization in the any of the following domains:


(1) Aerodynamics stream:

(a) Design of experiments, instrumentation and wind-tunnel testing (low and/or high-speed flows)

(b) Full-scale aerodynamics simulation for low and high-speed flows

(c) Aero-acoustics

(d) Aerodynamics of bio-inspired vehicles

(e) Aerodynamics for celestial planets and satellites

(f) Fluid-structure interactions


(2) Aerospace Propulsion stream:

(a) Turbomachinery – experimental or full-scale computations

(b) Electric propulsion systems for space missions and applications

(c) Propulsion for probes and other planetary missions

(d) Propulsion systems for drones including engines, propellers and motors

(e) Solid Propellants

(f) Chemical Kinetics of combustion reactions


(3) Aerospace structures stream:

(a) Dynamics and vibrations of flexible structures, aeroelasticity.

(b) Experimental solid mechanics

(c) Design of aerospace vehicle structures (including vehicles for space exploration)

(d) Aerospace structural integrity and health monitoring


(4) Flight dynamics and controls stream:

(a) Flight dynamics of aircrafts (fixed wing, rotary and flapping)

(b) Satellite and space dynamics (preferably for deep-space applications)

(c) Flight vehicle guidance and control

(d) Avionics

(e) Flight vehicle design


(5) New areas:

(a) Design of probes and structures for space and other planet/satellite applications

(b) Sensors for aerospace applications

(c) Unmanned vehicle technology (Design, Integration, Guidance and Control, Applications)

(d) Materials and manufacturing processes for aerospace applications (preferably for space exploration)

(e) Stealth Technologies


It is strongly desirable that at least one of the degrees should be in Aerospace/Aeronautical engineering.

Professor Abhijit Kushari, HOD
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Biological Sciences and Bioengineering:

Biological Sciences and Bioengineering (BSBE) is a multi-disciplinary department addressing both basic and applied areas of Life Sciences and Bioengineering. Research in BSBE is focused on: regenerative medicine (stem cell biology, tissue engineering, drug delivery, biomedical device); understanding protein structure-function relationship (structural and computational biology); engineering approaches to understanding biological systems (biomechanics, image processing, electrophysiology, computational modeling), cellular, molecular, developmental, and neuro-biology addressing fundamental aspects of cell differentiation and growth; disease models - animal models for human diseases.


Applications for faculty positions at all levels are invited in the areas.


Biomedical Engineering – Devices and Diagnostics, biosensors, Neuroengineering, Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering and Drug Delivery Systems, bioprocess engineering, structural and computational biology, Computational biology with specialization in AI/machine learning, big data and all related areas, biomolecular simulations, systems biology, synthetic Biology, Microbiology (infectious disease and antimicrobial resistance), Immunology, Cancer Immuno-Therapy, Immune engineering. Applicants are expected to organize and participate in multi-disciplinary research and contribute to teaching both at the undergraduate and graduate levels.


Further, applicants with exceptional achievements in any area of Biological Sciences and Bioengineering are also welcome to apply.

Professor Amitabha Bandyopadhyay, HOD
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Chemical Engineering:

The Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Kanpur, is actively looking to hire faculty members with excellent academic credentials in chemical engineering along with a strong research background in traditional or emerging areas of chemical engineering, including, but not limited to:


1) Chemical Reaction Engineering and Catalysis

2) Process Systems Engineering

3) Process Integration and Intensification

4) Separation Technologies

5) Thermodynamics and Molecular Simulation

6) Transport Phenomena

7) Energy, Environment and Sustainability

8) Complex Fluids and Soft Matter

9) Biochemical, Biosystems and Biomolecular Engineering

10) Advanced Materials

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Professor Jayant K Singh, HOD
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Applications are invited for all areas of Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry, as well as in cutting edge interdisciplinary research themes. In addition to all conventional areas of specialization in chemical sciences, we are seeking faculty with emphasis on Chemistry of Main Group Elements, Electrochemistry, Chemical Biology and Materials Chemistry

Professor Jitendra K Bera, HOD
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Civil Engineering:

Excellent faculty candidates can apply at all levels in different areas of Civil Engineering available at A few specific areas in which applications are currently sought: GIS, Microwave remote sensing, Hyperspectral remote sensing, Land management and Cadastral surveying, Geodesy, LiDAR and Photogrammetry, Transport demand analysis, Urban activity and mobility planning, IOT and smart mobility, Applied soil mechanics, Offshore geotechnics, Environmental geotechnics, Instrumented tunnelling and underground geotechnology, Monitoring and measurement of geohazards, Vibration of substructures and soil dynamics,Water and wastewater treatment with expertise in biological processes, Ecological process, Bioremediation, Solid waste management, and Life cycle assessment.

Professor Tarun Gupta, HOD
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Cognitive Science:

Applications are invited covering all areas and topics in Cognitive Science. Individuals who investigate the mind with innovative quantitative, computational, and machine-learning methodologies are particularly encouraged to apply. We also invite applications from candidates whose research agenda focuses on developing applications grounded in Cognitive Science in domains including human computer interaction, education, and clinical therapies. We anticipate successful candidates will be actively pursuing research programs that unite different levels of explanation and teach courses in cognitive science at graduate and undergraduate levels.

Applications for faculty positions are invited at all levels: namely, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor.

Professor Narayanan Srinivasan, HOD
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Computer Science and Engineering:

The Computer Science and Engineering department of IIT Kanpur would like to invite faculty applications in all fields of Computer Science and Computer Engineering. The department is particularly strong in theoretical computer science, machine learning, data mining and data base technologies, cyber physical systems including unmanned systems, and cyber security. There are also outstanding faculty in program analysis, compilers, computer architecture, networked distributed systems, and algorithms. Any applicant interested in joining an outstanding group in any of these fields will surely be benefitted in a thriving research environment in this department. The department has just established a large center on cyber security of critical infrastructures. So newly joining faculty whose research pertains to this center can also benefit from the facilities and the research environment of these centers.

We are very keen to hire multiple faculty at all levels depending on the experience level of candidates in the following fields.

1. Cyber Security, Cryptography and Crypto Engineering

2. Internet of Things

3. Networking, Software Defined Networking, Cognitive Networks

4. Deep Learning, Neural network

5. Human Centric Computing

6. Computer Architecture

7. Operating Systems

8. Compiler Technology, Program Analysis

9. Formal Methods and Formal Verification

10. Application of Machine Learning in various problem domains

11. Very Large Database Technologies

12. Cyber Physical Systems

13. Theoretical Computer Science: Algorithms and Complexity Theory

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Professor Mainak Chaudhuri, HOD
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The Department of Design invites applications from Indian and Foreign Nationals with excellent academic, and research record for full-time faculty positions at all levels. Successful candidates will teach and conduct research in diverse areas of Design, with emphasis on one or more of the following areas.

1. Animation, Illustration

2. Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning

3. Bio-Mimetics, Bio-Design, Bio-Medical Devices

4. Cognitive Science, Mind Investigations, Interpretation of Aural and Visual Data

5. Control Systems – Theories, Apppcations, and Design

6.Design, Analysis and Fabrication of Electronic Systems

7. Design of Information Systems

8. Design for Manufacturing, CAD

9. Design for Packaging

10. Graphics Design

11. Human-Computer Interaction, Human-Machine Interaction, Ergonomics

12. Industrial Design, Product Design

13. Innovation, Intellectual Properties, Regulations and Standards

14. Interaction Design

15. Internet of Things

16. Marketing, Economic/Business Models for New Products, Design Management

17. Optimization

18. Sensors, Support Devices, and Data/Signal Processing

19. Simulation Methods for Engineering Design (as apppcable to Fluid & Sopd Mechanics, Dynamics)

20. Systems Design and Engineering

21. Typography

22. Virtual Reality, and Augmented Reality

23. Visual Communication

24. User Experience, User Interaction

Professor Nachiketa Tiwari, HOD
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Earth Sciences:

The Department of Earth Sciences at IIT Kanpur invites faculty applications in all fields of geosciences. We have a dynamic group of faculty with expertise in exploration geophysics, active tectonics and structural geology, sedimentology, hydrology, geochemistry, paleoseismology, and Natural Hazards. We are equipped with modern state-of-art laboratories to undertake high-quality research dealing with a broader range of interdisciplinary research in Earth Sciences ( Presently we offer BS-MS, M. Tech in Geological Technology, and Ph. D programs.


Applications are invited for faculty positions at all levels. We are keen to attract faculty with expertise in geophysics, geodynamics, sedimentary petrology, stratigraphy, hydrology/water resources, mineralogy/petrology/geochemistry, basin analysis, petroleum geology, etc. Outstanding candidates in all areas of Earth Sciences are also welcome to apply.

Professor Debajyoti Paul, HOD
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Economic Sciences:

The Department of Economic Sciences invites faculty applications in the following areas.

Behavioural and Experimental Economics, Computational Methods, Development Economics, Econometrics/ Bayesian Econometrics, Energy Economics, Environmental Economics, Financial Economics/Corporate Finance, Game Theory and Mechanism Design, Health Economics, Industrial Economics, International Trade and Finance, Labour Economics, Law and Economics, Microeconomic Theory, Macro Economics and Monetary Economics, OR and Statistics, Political Economics, Public Economics/Public Finance, Transportation Economics, Urban Economics.

Professor Vimal Kumar, HOD
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Electrical Engineering:

Applications are invited for faculty positions in all areas in Electrical Engineering and at all levels. Candidates should have a strong research record in any area of six major disciplines of the Department such as Microelectronics & VLSI; Power Engineering including power systems and power electronics & drives; RF & Microwaves; Signal Processing, Communications & Networks; Control & Automation; and Photonics. The department has excellent research laboratories and support facilities in emerging areas of Electrical Engineering. Details of the present areas of research of EE faculty members and facilities, etc., are available at

Professor R. M. Hegde, HOD
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Humanities and Social Sciences:

Applications are invited for faculty positions in the following areas.

English :

Cognitive Linguistics, Psycholinguistics, Indo-Aryan Linguistics, Language Documentation and Description, Neurolinguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, English Language Teaching, Second Language Acquisition, Dravidian Linguistics, Modern American Literature, British Literature, Indian Literature and Aesthetics, Latin American Literature, Asian/East Asian Literature, Postmodern American Literature, Literature and the Environment, Contemporary Critical Theory, Posthumanism, Climate Fiction and Films, Disability Studies, Cinema and Media Studies, African/ Caribbean Studies.

Fine Arts:

Visual Culture, Art and Aesthetics, History of Art, Folk and Tribal Art, Cinema Studies, Participatory/Community Arts, Craft theory and practice, Far-Eastern Art, Indian Art and Western Art Painting, Graphic Art (Print Making), Design (Ceramics, Textile), Sculpture.

Qualifications: B.F.A/B.V.A + M.F.A/M.V.A along with PhD in Visual Arts. (Candidates with M.A. in Fine Arts or M.Des need not apply.)


Aesthetics, Contemporary Western Philosophy (Analytical and Continental), Epistemology, Ethics, Indian Philosophy, Logic, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Technology, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Language, Social-Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics, Phenomenology, Hermeneutics.


Organizational Behaviour, Social Psychology (with expertise in Advanced Research Methods and Quantitative Techniques of Behavioural Science Data Analysis), Clinical Psychology, Disaster Mental Health, Qualitative Research, Cultural/ Cross-cultural Psychology.


Economic Sociology, Sociology of Family Studies, Political Sociology, and Research Methods (Quantitative Techniques), Economic Sociology, Sociology of Kinship, Political Sociology, Digital Sociology, Agrarian Sociology.

Professor Mini Chandran, HOD
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Industrial and Management Engineering:

The department is looking for faculty aspirants for their MBA/ MTech/ eMasters/ PhD programs in the areas of Marketing, Strategy, Economics, Finance & Accounting, Organization Science, Human Resources, Operations Management, Applied Operations Research & statistics, Information Systems, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Management of Technology, Service Management, Infrastructure Management, data sciences and business analytics and other allied areas of management.

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Professor B. V. Phani, HOD
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Mathematics and Statistics:

Applications for faculty positions are invited in all the areas of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Probability and Statistic, Theoretical Computer Science. Special emphasis on Computation Mathematics, Scientific Computing, and Data Science or Statistic with a Specialization in Machine Learning/ Artificial Intelligence.

Candidates should have a strong research record in any of the areas mentioned above and should be committed to high-quality research and teaching.

Research interests of the faculty members of the Department can be seen at

Professor Mohua Banerjee, HOD
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Materials Science and Engineering:

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, IIT Kanpur, invites application for faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor from candidates having their basic degree and expertise in Materials/Metallurgical Engineering. Candidates with outstanding credentials from Science and other Engineering disciplines, with proven interest in Materials/Metallurgical education and research may also apply. Candidates with specialization in Extractive Metallurgy/ Electronic Materials/ Computational Materials Engineering and Joining of Materials will be given preference.


Professor Kallol Mondal, HOD
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Mechanical Engineering:

We are looking for faculty with strong research and academic background in all areas of Mechanical Engineering including, but not limited to, the following fields:

- Material modelling across multiple scales, Computational mechanics, Computer aided design, Design optimization, Multi-body and non-linear dynamics, Vibrations and Acoustics, System identification, Experimental mechanics, Aero-acoustics, Flow induced noise, Soft robotics, Bio-printing, Biomimetic designs, Non-destructive testing, Non-contact measurements in solids, Heterogeneous media, Impacts, collisions, and other high strain-rate processes, Mechanics of phase transformation.

- Conventional and Nonconventional Energy, Mini/micro-scale energy systems, Energy storage, Gas turbines and propulsion, Internal combustion engines, Micro and nano fluidics, Interfacial and Multi-phase flows, Bio-fluid mechanics, Complex fluids, Interfacial heat transfer, Thermal hydraulics, Fluid-structure interaction, Multi-scale and Multi-physics simulations, Granular/Particulate matter, Suspension flows, New generation simulation approaches and measurement techniques.

- Additive manufacturing, Non-conventional manufacturing, Manufacturing systems (CAD/CAM, CIMS), Metal forming, Joining technologies, Tribology, MEMS, Metrology and all other areas of manufacturing sciences.

- Robotics, Mechanisms, Industrial Automation, Intelligent control systems, Mechatronics.


Professor Sameer Khandekar, HOD
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In all the areas of Physics including (but not restricted to): High Energy Physics: Particle Physics Phenomenology; QCD and Lattice Gauge Theory; String Theory; General Relativity, Cosmology and Astrophysics; Condensed Matter Physics: Electronic Materials and Devices; Strongly Correlated Systems, Magnetism and Superconductivity, Topological Phases; Nonlinear Dynamics, Turbulence and Statistical Physics; Active Matter, Biophysics, Bio-photonics; Complex systems, Complex Fluids and Soft Matter Physics; Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics: Advanced Photonic Materials, Metamaterials, Fiber-and Integrated Optics, Nonlinear Optics, Photonics; Quantum Optics, Quantum Information and Quantum Computation; Plasma physics and ion beam techniques for materials physics; Computational Physics and other emerging areas of Physics.

Professor Harshwardhan Wanare, HOD
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Space Science and Astronomy:

Applications are invited in all branches of Space, Planetary and Astronomical Sciences and Engineering. In particular, the Department is keen to hire faculty in the following areas:

Space and Astronomical Instrumentation
Spacecraft design, Mission Planning and Control
Planetary Science and Cartography (including Exoplanets)
Astronomy and Astrophysics

Professor Pankaj Jain, HOD
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Sustainable Energy Engineering:

Applications are invited from Indian and Foreign Nationals having excellent academic and research record for full-time faculty positions to carry out teaching and meaningful research in the following fields:

  • Energy Generation: next generation solar photovoltaics, fuel-cells, hydrogen energy

  • Energy Storage: batteries and supercapacitors, hydrogen storage for next-gen mobility, CO2 sequestration

  • Energy Transmission and efficiency: Smart grid and grid integration, electric vehicles, EV charging, power distribution and transmission, control systems

  • Alternative fuels: clean fuels, hydrogen, CO2 to fuels, waste to energy

  • Energy and the built-environment: energy efficiency, sustainability, resilience and climate adaptability, net-zero and smart buildings

  • Energy policy, energy economics, circular economy, climate policy, energy and climate modelling and studies

Applicants must have a strong track record of conducting cutting-edge research in any of the above areas with expertise in one or more of the following aspects i.e. design, modelling, analysis and development of materials and devices, processes and systems (for example, thermal and electrochemical systems), electrical/electronics/control engineering, integration of large/deployment scale systems, and energy economics and energy policy. Candidates with excellent track record in any other exciting futuristic areas of Energy and Sustainability which are not listed above, may also be considered. Although the preferred candidates must possess an undergraduate degree in an appropriate area of engineering or sciences with mathematics desirable as a subject at the undergraduate level. other degrees may be considered for excellent applicants working in energy/climate modelling, policy and economics related areas.

Academic Programmes:

The department is currently offering Masters' and Doctoral programs as well as minor options to undergraduates and master’s options to dual degree students, all in sustainable energy engineering.

Facilities and support:

The institute possesses extensive laboratory facilities with many advanced state-of-the-art equipment to carry out cutting-edge research and development. The institute also offers a generous start-up package for initiating the research, a relocation package, and a top-up salary (for the first three years) to all the new faculty members. See ‘Other information’ at the end of the advertisement for more details

For more information, please visit the department website Apply online at:

Professor Ashish Garg, HOD
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Appointments in the relevant Departments to work jointly with the

Interdisciplinary Programs (IDPs)

Photonics Science & Engineering Programme:

Research areas related to

(a) Ultrafast phenomena, (b) Optical imaging, (c) Optical communications, (d) Laser-based manufacturing, and (e) Photonic applications to biology and medicine.

Applications from exceptional researchers in the above and other related emerging areas in photonics are welcomed.

Professor P. K. Panigrahi, Head, Centre for Lasers and Photonics
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Materials Science Programme:

Thrust Areas:

Physical chemistry: Synthesis and properties of novel materials, surfaces and interfacial phenomena; Nanomaterials: Synthesis, properties and applications such as sensors; Energy : Inorganic and organic materials and devices including solar/ fuel cells; Materials: Mechanical behaviour and modeling, structural ceramics and composites; Multifunctional materials : Spintronics, multiferroics; Functional polymers: Properties and applications such as targeted drug delivery; Biomaterials: Tissue engineering, bone substitute materials, biosensors, lab on a chip, etc.

Note- Outstanding candidates having expertise in other emerging areas in materials science and engineering will also receive due consideration.

Professor Raj Ganesh S. Pala, Head of Materials Science Program
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