Department of Mechanical Engineering

Advertisement Number: P.Rect./R&D/2024/14

Smart Materials Structures and Systems Laboratory (SMSS), Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kanpur, is seeking passionate and motivated researchers to develop alternate means of transportation of coal/ores from open cast mines to the user agencies through pipe-following robots. The team comprises researchers and industry professionals from diverse backgrounds, including Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Mechanical Design, Mechatronics. We are looking forward to designing a compressed airflow-powered robotic transportation module and carrying out physics-based virtual simulations of the transportation system. We seek accomplished individuals, in the domain of CFD, Multi-body simulations, Fluid-Structure Interactions, who can substantially contribute to the project's objectives.

Name of the Post: Project Engineer – One Position

Salary: 31600-2600-78400 INR

Minimum Qualifications: M.Tech, Or B.Tech + 3 years relevant experience

Desirable Qualifications: B.Tech + 3 years of relevant experience or M.Tech

Essential Skillsets: The ideal candidate should have,

  • Experience with CAD softwares (preferably Solidworks)
  • Background in multibody dynamics simulation of the robotic system using COMSOL/ANSYS or Adams MSC Software
  • Proficiency in LaTeX for the preparation and formatting of reports and presentations
  • Analytical skills to contribute to the techno-feasibility study of the pipe-following robots
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to collaborate seamlessly within a team environment

Preferable Skillsets:

  • Should have knowledge of Computational fluid dynamics Study – Pipe flow, Network Layout
  • Knowledge of conducting two-way fluid-structure interaction (FSI) simulations with dynamic meshing and discrete particle method
  • Background in Python-based GUI development with strong AI-ML skills
  • Experience in using simulation software on High-Performance Computing (HPC) systems
  • Proficient in programming languages relevant to robotics and simulation, such as Python or MATLAB


  • CAD Design of robotic system performing the structural analysis
  • Modelling, validating, fabricating, and prototyping robot design and associated functionalities
  • Prepare and present technical drafts/presentations to internal teams and key stakeholders
  • Foster a positive and innovative team culture conducive to creativity and continuous improvement


Last date of application: 10 February, 2024

Selection process:

Interested candidates may fill the Google application form - Online interviews of shortlisted candidates will be conducted.

Prof. Bishakh Bhattacharya
Project Coordinator
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur - 208016