Department of Chemistry

Advertisement Number: P.Rect./R&D/2024/72

Reference No: THDCIL/CHM/2023758

Applications are invited for the post of one Junior Research Fellow under an industry-sponsored project, entitled “Development of hydrophobic corrosion inhibitor MOF-epoxy for turbine blades coatings” under the supervision of Dr. Prakash Chandra Mondal, Department of Chemistry, IIT Kanpur,

Desirable Qualification and Experience: (i) M.Sc. Chemistry/Organic Chemistry/Inorganic Chemistry from a reputed University/Institute in India with 1st class and relevant experience, (ii) Valid NET (LS)/GATE score.

  • Strong knowledge of organic synthesis, metal-organic frameworks (MOFs)
  • Strong knowledge in the characterization of organic molecules (1H, 13C NMR, HR-Mass, FT-IR, UV-Vis spectroscopy).
  • Characterization of hydrophobic MOFs (Contact angle, FE-SEM, BET, XPS, PXRD, Single Crystal x-ray diffraction)
  • MOFs-based thin films preparation and characterization via surface analysis techniques.
  • Basic understanding of electrochemical analysis.
  • This project requires field work at the THDCIL plant, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand. So, the fellow needs to travel to the plant. 

Nature of work

  • Synthesis of organic molecules, and preparation of MOFs.
  • Handling characterization instruments related to the project.
  • Preparation of MOFs-based epoxy to be tested as corrosion inhibitors.
  • Electrical characterization of MOFs-based electronic devices (current-voltage analysis)

Salary: Rs. 37,000 + Rs. 6,660 18% HRA. Total: 43,660/- (per month)

Term of Appointment: The appointment will be purely on a temporary and contractual basis with a duration of 2 years (based on the availability of the funds from the THDCIL). 

Number of positions: One

How to Apply: The applicants should send their applications (CV, cover letter, two references, contact details) by E-mail at: (hard copies are not required).

The last date for submitting an online application shall be on or before 27th March, 2024. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an online interview.

Expected date to start the project: 01/04/2024. Campus accommodation may not be available.

Dr. Prakash Chandra Mondal, Asst. Prof., Department of Chemistry
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, Kalyanpur, Uttar Pradesh 208 016