Aeroacoustics Research Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Advertisement Number: P.Rect./R&D/2023/242

Project Name: Noise Mitigation Strategies for Stealth Enhancement of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Name of the post: Project Associate – I

No. of posts: 1

Scale of pay: Rs. 31,000 only + HRA

Duration of Appointment: 12 months (to be extended annually based on satisfactory performance)

Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (B. Tech or B.E.)

About the position/role:

This position will require the successful applicant to perform research into the noise generation mechanisms and aerodynamics of the propellers of small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). In particular, the Project Associate will develop innovative passive noise control techniques for propeller noise which includes trailing-edge treatments while ensuring satisfactory aerodynamic performance. Additionally, we will also develop a light-weight customized muffler solution for reducing noise emissions from small drone engines.

The project is largely experimental in nature and will require the Project Associate to set-up experiments in the controlled aeroacoustic wind-tunnel environment and onsite during UAV flight. He/she will be trained to take acoustic and fluidic dynamics measurements, and process the data.

Desirable: Candidates having some experience in wind-tunnel testing are particularly encouraged to apply.

To Apply: Please send your latest CV to the email address noted below.

Note: The position is purely temporary and on a contractual basis. HRA will be paid only when the Project Associate stays outside the campus. Only the shortlisted candidates will be informed /contacted for the interview.

Last Date of Application: 24th November, 2023

Dr. Akhilesh Mimani
Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kanpur,
Kanpur 208 016, Uttar Pradesh

To apply, please send your CV to my e-mail: and do mention your mobile number.