Department of Mechanical Engineering

Advertisement Number: P.Rect./R&D/2024/15

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: Senior Project Scientist – One Position

Salary: 38800-3200-96400 INR

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D.* + 1 year relevant experience Or Postgraduate + 4 years relevant experience

Desirable Qualifictions: (M.Tech/MS + 4 years relevant experience) or (PhD + 1 year relevant experience)

Essential Skillsets: The ideal candidate should have,

  • Demonstrated leadership experience in an industrial setting
  • Advanced knowledge of Solid Mechanics and Multi-body dynamics
  • Profound knowledge of programming in MATLAB, will be preferred.
  • Applicants with prior experience in multi-body simulations using standard software will be preferred.
  • The applicant should have experience with CAD/CAM software (SOLIDWORKS, CATIA) and LATEX.
  • Experience with corporate level Design Failure Mode and Effects Analysis.
  • Strong analytical, diagnostic and problem-solving skills
  • Very good communication skills and strong ability to interact with team members.
  • Ability to understand and break down real world problems into solvable modeling objectives.
  • Analytical skills to contribute to the techno-feasibility study of the pipe-following robot


Preferable Skillsets:

  • M.Tech/MS CGPA > 8.5
  • Having professional industrial experience in product design is preferred
  • Having atleast 1 publications or patents related to the pipe following robot
  • Know how in the material selection design process and product development
  • Experience in demonstration and presentation at various national/international level platforms
  • Demonstrated ability to balance technical depth and breadth, being flexible and adaptable to multiple technology areas.


Last date of application: 07 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