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, 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 Scientist – One Position

Salary: 31600-2600-78400 INR

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D* Or Postgraduate + 3 years relevant experience

Desirable Qualifications: M.Tech/MS + 3 years relevant experience or PhD

Essential Skillsets: The ideal candidate should have,

  • Analytical skills to contribute to the techno-feasibility study of the pipe-following robot
  • Background in design and DFMEA analysis
  • Good knowledge of CAD (preferably Solidworks) and flow simulation softwares, (preferably Solidworks)
  • Knowledge of conducting two-way fluid-structure interaction (FSI) simulations with dynamic meshing and discrete particle method
  • Strong communication skills, adaptability, with collaborative mindset to contribute to team success

Preferable Skillsets:

  • Experience in multibody dynamics simulation of the robotic system using COMSOL/ANSYS
  • Know how in the material selection design process and product development
  • Proficiency in LaTeX for the preparation and formatting of reports and presentations
  • Proficient in programming languages relevant to robotics and simulation, such as Python or MATLAB


  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to execute project goals for the design and development of a pipe-following robot
  • Conduct research in the domain of Robotics and Fluid Dynamics, focusing on pipe-following robots
  • Modelling, validating, fabricating, and prototyping robot design and associated functionalities
  • Draft technical reports/presentations for internal teams and key stakeholders
  • Provide mentorship and support to team members, fostering a collaborative and high-performance work environment


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