Department of Mechanical Engineering

Advertisement Number: P.Rect./R&D/2024/82

Position Overview

Organization: Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kanpur

Title: Post-Doctoral Fellow (1 position)

Position Description:

This proposal aims to employ experimental and numerical techniques to develop laboratory-scale supercavitating vehicles that are aerodynamically and hydro-dynamically stable while translating in water. Such a model vehicle will have a supercavitating nose that will generate a cavitation bubble of sufficient size to encompass the torpedo for hydrodynamic drag reduction and will subsequently maintain a speed close to that of the launch speed during the entire course of action.

This is a full-time appointment, and the successful candidate will receive a salary of ₹50,000. The initial appointment will be for 1 year and can be extended for another 2 years subjected to satisfactory performance. There will be an increment in the salary in the 2nd and 3rd year.


The candidate must have a Ph.D. degree, preferably in Mechanical or Production Engineering. Additional skills required for this position include good experience of developing experimental setups, measurement techniques such as handling high speed cameras and PIV. Knowledge of C++ and executing programs on OpenFOAM is highly desirable.


The position remains open until filled. Applicants will be asked to provide a current CV, publication list, a maximum one-page research statement including references. Review of the applications will start immediately. Interested candidates may please send all the above-mentioned details to Dr. Anikesh Pal (, Department of Mechanical Engineering IIT Kanpur.

Last Date 03.April.2024