Aerospace Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

The Department of Aerospace Engineering, IIT Kanpur, invites applications for postdoctoral positions in the following areas.

  1. Aerospace Vehicle Design
  2. Flight Mechanics and Control
  3. Space Dynamics
  4. Turbo Machinery
  5. Rocket and Gas Turbine Propulsion
  6. High Speed/Low Speed Aerodynamics
  7. CFD/CSD
  8. Wind Energy
  9. Aeroacoustics
  10. Dynamics and Control
  11. Aerospace Structures and Materials
  12. Structural Dynamics and Aeroelasticity
  13. Helicopter Dynamics and Control
  14. MAV and UAV

The applicants must have a PhD degree in Aerospace Engineering or related fields from reputed universities in India and abroad. Candidates who have submitted their PhD thesis are also eligible to apply. However, they are expected to successfully defend their PhD thesis within six months from the date of their joining (if selected). The applicant may or may not specify the name of the mentor faculty member during the time of application. However, we encourage potential applicants to get in touch with prospective mentors before applying.

The details of research topics and faculty profile of the department can be seen at the webpage: Please send/email your application with the following details:

  • Curriculum vita
  • List of publications
  • Statement of research
  • Two/three reference letters to be sent independently to

Prof. A. Kushari
Head, Department of Aerospace Engineering
IIT Kanpur
Kanpur 208016
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The applicants are welcome to apply anytime during a given calendar year. The selection process will be completed and the decision will be communicated to applicants within three months from the date of application. Short-listed applicants will be invited to give a seminar in the department. Each appointment will be made initially for a period of one year, and it may be extended subject to satisfactory performance. Under no circumstances the fellowship duration can exceed three years.

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 receive Rs. 1,00,000/- per year for travel and contingency. Suitable accommodation and medical facilities are provided.

Link for online application: