Department of Chemistry

Position: Project Associate
Department of Chemistry
IIT Kanpur
Advt. No. IITK/CHM/BOEING/NN/2018/01

Applications are invited for a Project Associate position for the sponsored project, titled “Computational Studies Of Plasma Treated Polymers”  by Dr. Nisanth N. Nair  (Department of Chemistry, IIT Kanpur).Appointment is purely temporary and on contractual basis.

The work involves development of computational modelling of complex chemical reactions involving polymers.

In this respect, we are also looking for candidates with good knowledge in chemical reaction mechanisms and previous knowledge in molecular modelling of chemical reactions using electronic structure methods.


  1. Sooraj Kunnikuruvan, Priya V. Parandekar, Om Prakash, Tom K. Tsotsis, and Nisanth N. Nair 'Insights into the Mechanism and Kinetics of Thermo-Oxidative Degradation of HFPE High Performance Polymer'' J. Phys. Chem. B. 120, 4852-4860 (2016).
  2. S Kunnikuruvan, P. V. Parandekar, O. Prakash, T. K. Tsotsis, N. N. Nair Polymerization mechanism and cross-link structure of nadic end-capped polymers: a quantum mechanical and microkinetic investigation Macromolecules 50 (16), 6081-6087

Description of the Post

  • Qualification: M. Sc. Chemistry & previous experience in modelling chemical reactions using quantum mechanical methods.
  • Salary: Rs. 15000 - 1500 - 30000 pm
  • Duration of the post:  March 01, 2018 - May 30, 2018, and has the possibility to extend for another 1 year.
  • Last date of receiving applications: Feb. 28, 2018

Application should be submitted by filling the form in the link below:

Dr. Nisanth N. Nair
Department of Chemistry
IIT Kanpur, Kanpur 208016