Department of Civil Engineering

Required a Research Associates (Three posts) in BRNS sponsored Project entitled, Studies on aerosol behavior under severe accident conditions in the context of ‘Indian Nuclear Reactor’ by setting up of National Aerosol Facility. The appointment is purely temporary and on contractual basis.


National Aerosol Facility (NAF) will address the aerosol behavioral issues in Indian Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors (PHWRs) and generate a comprehensive database to facilitate the development of in-house analytical tools. This facility will serve as a state-of-the-art test facility for studying current outstanding aerosol mechanistic behavior issues in safety assessments pertaining to the Indian PHWRs. It will also serve as a national facility for Indian researchers to carry out customized experiments in the field of aerosol science and technology as it pertains to nuclear power. NAF will be at par with other international facilities for nuclear aerosol studies; hence collaboration with international institutes is also envisaged. This is going to be first facility of its kind in academic institute of Asia and is of great National importance. This new facility will help quantify the aerosol source term simulators of 'Severe Reactor Accident Scenario' and their impact on the environment.

Candidates interested to work in this challenging project may apply



PhD + two years exp. in Atmospheric Sciences / Physics / Climate Sciences / Chemistry / Chemical Engineering / Environmental Science & Engineering/ Nuclear Engineering.

Salary:   Rs 40,000 per month (Depending upon the experience)

Candidates are expected to have a mathematical background and knowledge of computer programming. Familiarity with aerosol transport and physics is desirable.

Duration: Initial Appointment will be for a period of 1 year. Please apply only if you are ready to take the challenge.

Any other doubt regarding the research of the employer can be cleared from his homepage:

Last date of receipt of application: August 30, 2016

Interested persons should send their application to on a plain paper with curriculum vitae:

Prof. Sachchida N. Tripathi
Department of Civil Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology
Kanpur – 208016
Tel: 0512–2597845
Fax: 0512-2597395