Department-Wise Area of Specialization


Aerospace Engineering:

Established in 1964, the aerospace engineering department is among the leading departments for research and education in aerospace engineering comprising the core specializations of aerodynamics, flight mechanics, propulsion, and aerospace structures. Over the years, the department has engaged with a large number of organizations including NAL, GTRE, HAL, DRDL, ADE, ARDE, ADA, ADRDE, ISRO, IAF, USAF, BARC, Boeing, Pratt and Whitney, Airbus and GE for scientific and engineering research.

The department seeks applications from dynamic and motivated candidates with excellent academic record along with specialization in the any of the following domains:


(1) Aerodynamics stream: – Aeroacoustics; Aerodynamics of bio-inspired vehicles; Fluid-structure interactions (FSI), computational FSI; High-fidelity computational aerodynamics simulation for low/high-speed flow regimes; Testing and instrumentation for low/high-speed flows.

(2) Aerospace propulsion stream: – Turbomachinery: experimental methods, full-scale computations, and flutter; Electric propulsion; Novel propulsion systems for drones and space applications; Solid propellants.

(3) Aerospace structures stream: – Dynamics and vibrations of flexible structures; Aeroelasticity: experimental and computational methods; Experimental solid mechanics; Design of aerospace vehicle structures (including vehicles for space exploration); Structures for spacecraft and satellite applications; Structural integrity and health monitoring.

(4) Flight dynamics and controls stream : – Flight dynamics of aircraft (fixed, rotary and flapping wings), coupled computational aeromechanics and control; Satellite and spacecraft dynamics; Flight vehicle guidance and control.

(5) Other areas: – Artificial intelligence for design, aerodynamics, flight control, fluid-structure interactions; Stealth technologies, Coupled aero-structure-EM computations; scientific machine learning surrogates and digital twins for aerospace applications; Novel sensors for aerospace and space applications; Unmanned aerial vehicle technology (design, integration, guidance & control, and their applications); Next-generation materials and manufacturing processes for aerospace applications; High energy material/energetics for aerospace applications; Internal aerodynamics; Multi-disciplinary design optimization (MDO); Designs for futuristic flight vehicles; Green/Sustainable aviation; Avionics and aerospace systems, Integrated vehicle health management.

It is strongly desirable that at least one of the degrees should be in Aerospace/Aeronautical engineering.

Professor G. M. Kamath, HOD
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Biological Sciences and Bioengineering:

Biological Sciences and Bioengineering (BSBE) is a multi-disciplinary department addressing both basic and applied areas of Life Sciences and Bioengineering. Research in BSBE is focused on: regenerative medicine (stem cell biology, tissue engineering, drug delivery, biomedical device); understanding protein structure-function relationship (structural and computational biology); engineering approaches to understanding biological systems (biomechanics, image processing, electrophysiology, computational modeling), cellular, molecular, developmental, and neuro-biology addressing fundamental aspects of cell differentiation and growth; disease models - animal models for human diseases.


Applications for faculty positions at all levels are invited in the areas.


Biomedical Engineering – Electrical/Electronics/Mechanical engineers developing biomedical sensors, devices and diagnostics are particularly encouraged to apply, The other areas of interest are - Neuroengineering, Biomaterials, Tissue eengineering and drug delivery systems.

Structural and computational biology - Computational biology with specialization in AI/machine learning, big data and all related areas, biomolecular simulations, systems biology, synthetic biology,

Microbiology and immunology - Infectious disease and antimicrobial resistance, Immunology, Cancer Immuno-Therapy, Immune engineering.

Basic Sciences – Cell Biology, Developmental Biology using classical and molecular genetic approaches in model organisms

Applicants are expected to organize and participate in multi-disciplinary research and contribute to teaching both at the undergraduate and graduate levels.


Further, applicants with exceptional achievements in any area of Biological Sciences and Bioengineering are also welcome to apply.

Professor Amitabha Bandyopadhyay, HOD
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Chemical Engineering:

The Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Kanpur, is actively looking to hire faculty members with excellent academic credentials in chemical engineering along with a strong research background in traditional or emerging areas of chemical engineering, including, but not limited to:


1) Chemical Reaction Engineering and Catalysis

2) Process Systems Engineering

3) Process Integration and Intensification

4) Separation Technologies

5) Thermodynamics and Molecular Simulation

6) Transport Phenomena

7) Energy, Environment and Sustainability

8) Complex Fluids and Soft Matter

9) Biochemical, Biosystems and Biomolecular Engineering

10) Advanced Materials

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Professor Jayant K Singh, HOD
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Applications are invited for all areas of Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry, as well as in cutting edge interdisciplinary research themes. In addition to all conventional areas of specialization in chemical sciences, we are seeking faculty with emphasis on Chemistry of Main Group Elements, Electrochemistry, Chemical Biology and Materials Chemistry.

Professor Jitendra K Bera, HOD
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Civil Engineering:

Excellent faculty candidates can apply at all levels in different areas of Civil Engineering available at A few specific areas in which applications are currently sought:

  • GIS, Microwave remote sensing, Hyperspectral remote sensing, Land management and Cadastral surveying, Geodesy, LiDAR and Photogrammetry.

  • Transport demand modelling, Urban mobility, Cement concrete pavement analysis and design, Computational approaches in pavement analysis.

  • Applied soil mechanics, Offshore geotechnics, Environmental geotechnics, Instrumented tunnelling and underground geotechnology, Monitoring and measurement of geohazards, Vibration of substructures and soil dynamics.

  • Water and wastewater treatment with expertise in biological processes, Ecological process, Bioremediation, Solid waste management, and Life cycle assessment. analytical, numerical and experimental hydraulics, surface and subsurface hydrology.

  • Construction Management, Infrastructure asset management, Infrastructure financing, contract management, Construction productivity, Safety & Quality in Construction.

  • Structural Engineering, Performance-based design, Bridge engineering, Structural Testing, Wind engineering, Structural condition assessment, Sustainable infrastructure, and Construction material.

  • Water and wastewater treatment with expertise in biological processes, Ecological process, Bioremediation, Solid waste management, and Life cycle assessment.

Professor Priyanka Ghosh, HOD
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Cognitive Science:

Applications are invited covering all areas and topics in Cognitive Science. Individuals who investigate the mind with innovative quantitative, computational, and machine-learning methodologies are particularly encouraged to apply. We also invite applications from candidates whose research agenda focuses on developing applications grounded in Cognitive Science in domains including human computer interaction, education, and clinical therapies. We anticipate successful candidates will be actively pursuing research programs that unite different levels of explanation and teach courses in cognitive science at graduate and undergraduate levels.

Applications for faculty positions are invited at all levels: namely, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor.

Professor Devpriya Kumar, HOD
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Computer Science and Engineering:

The Computer Science and Engineering department of IIT Kanpur would like to invite faculty applications in all fields of Computer Science and Computer Engineering. The department is particularly strong in theoretical computer science, machine learning, data mining and database technologies, cyber physical systems including unmanned systems, and cyber security. There are also outstanding faculty in program analysis, compilers, computer architecture, networked distributed systems, human-computer interaction, visual computing, privacy-preserving technologies, and algorithms. Any applicant interested in joining an outstanding group in any of these fields will surely be benefited in a thriving research environment in this department. The department has established a large center on cyber security of critical infrastructures, a center for cyber physical systems, and a center for intelligent systems. We have created advanced and specialized labs infrastructure related to these areas. So, newly joining faculty will benefit from these facilities, the human-resource, and the multi-faceted research environment of these centers.

We are very keen to hire multiple faculty at all levels depending on the experience level of candidates in the following fields.

  • Cyber Security, Cryptography and Crypto Engineering

  • Internet of Things

  • Networking, Software Defined Networking, Cognitive Networks

  • Deep Learning, Neural network

  • Human Centric Computing

  • Human-Computer Interaction

  • Computer Architecture

  • Operating Systems

  • Compiler Technology, Program Analysis

  • Formal Methods and Formal Verification

  • Application of Machine Learning in various problem domains

  • Very Large Database Technologies

  • Cyber Physical Systems

  • Theoretical Computer Science: Algorithms and Complexity Theory

  • Privacy-preserving Technologies

  • Visual Computing

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Professor Amey Karkare, HOD
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The Department of Design invites applications from Indian and Foreign Nationals with excellent academic, and research record for full-time faculty positions at all levels. Successful candidates will teach and conduct research in diverse areas of Design, with emphasis on one or more of the following areas.

1. Animation, Illustration

2. Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning

3. Bio-Mimetics, Bio-Design, Bio-Medical Devices

4. Cognitive Science, Mind Investigations, Interpretation of Aural and Visual Data

5. Control Systems – Theories, Apppcations, and Design

6. Design, Analysis and Fabrication of Electronic Systems

7. Design of Information Systems

8. Design for Manufacturing, CAD

9. Design for Packaging

10. Graphics Design

11. Human-Computer Interaction, Human-Machine Interaction, Ergonomics

12. Industrial Design, Product Design

13. Innovation, Intellectual Properties, Regulations and Standards

14. Interaction Design

15. Internet of Things

16. Marketing, Economic/Business Models for New Products, Design Management

17. Optimization

18. Sensors, Support Devices, and Data/Signal Processing

19. Simulation Methods for Engineering Design (as apppcable to Fluid & Sopd Mechanics, Dynamics)

20. Systems Design and Engineering

21. Typography

22. Virtual Reality, and Augmented Reality

23. Visual Communication

24. User Experience, User Interaction

Professor Nachiketa Tiwari, HOD
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Earth Sciences:

The Department of Earth Sciences at IIT Kanpur invites faculty applications in all fields of geosciences. We have a dynamic group of faculty with expertise in exploration geophysics, active tectonics and structural geology, sedimentology, hydrology, geochemistry, paleoseismology, and Natural Hazards. We are equipped with modern state-of-art laboratories to undertake high-quality research dealing with a broader range of interdisciplinary research in Earth Sciences ( Presently we offer BS-MS, M. Tech in Geological Technology, and Ph. D programs.


Applications are invited for faculty positions at all levels. We are keen to attract faculty with expertise in solid earth geophysics, structural geology, geo-hydrology, basin analysis, plate tectonics, high pressure-temperature experimental petrology, geostatistics, etc.

Candidates with exceptional academic/research credentials in all areas of Earth Sciences may be considered.

Professor Debajyoti Paul, HOD
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Economic Sciences:

The Department of Economic Sciences invites faculty applications in the following areas.

Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics, International Economics, Urban and Spatial Economics, Econometric Theory, and Computational Economics.

Highly exceptional candidates in other fields would also be considered.

Professor Vimal Kumar, HOD
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Electrical Engineering:

Applications are invited for faculty positions in all areas in Electrical Engineering and at all levels. Candidates should have a strong research record in any area of six major disciplines of the Department such as Microelectronics & VLSI; Power Engineering including power systems and power electronics & drives; RF & Microwaves; Signal Processing, Communications & Networks; Control & Automation; and Photonics. The department has excellent research laboratories and support facilities in emerging areas of Electrical Engineering. Details of the present areas of research of EE faculty members and facilities, etc., are available at

Professor Kumar Vaibhav Srivastava, HOD
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Humanities and Social Sciences:

Applications are invited for faculty positions in the following areas.

English :

Cognitive Linguistics, Psycholinguistics, Indo-Aryan Linguistics, Language Documentation and Description, Neurolinguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, English Language Teaching, Second Language Acquisition, Dravidian Linguistics, Modern American Literature, British Literature, Indian Literature and Aesthetics, Latin American Literature, Asian/East Asian Literature, Postmodern American Literature, Literature and the Environment, Contemporary Critical Theory, Posthumanism, Climate Fiction and Films, Disability Studies, Cinema and Media Studies, African/Caribbean Studies.

Fine Arts:

Visual Culture, Art and Aesthetics, History of Art, Folk and Tribal Art, Cinema Studies, Participatory/Community Arts, Craft theory and practice, Far-Eastern Art, Indian Art and Western Art Painting, Graphic Art (Print Making), Design (Ceramics, Textile), Sculpture.

Qualifications: B.F.A/B.V.A + M.F.A/M.V.A along with PhD in Visual Arts. (Candidates with M.A. in Fine Arts or M.Des need not apply.)


Aesthetics, Contemporary Western Philosophy (Analytical and Continental), Epistemology, Ethics, Indian Philosophy, Logic, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Technology, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Language, Social-Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics, Phenomenology, Hermeneutics.


Organizational Behaviour, Social Psychology, Health Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Experimental Psychology, and Cross-cultural Psychology, with expertise in Advanced Research Methods and Quantitative Techniques of Behavioural Science Data Analysis.


Economic Sociology, Sociology of Kinship, Political Sociology, Sociological Research Methods (Quantitative Techniques), Digital Sociology, Agrarian Sociology.

Professor Mini Chandran, HOD
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Department of Management Sciences:

The Department of Management Sciences invites faculty applications for their MBA/MTech/eMasters/PhD programs in all functional and allied domains of Management Sciences including but not limited to Marketing, Strategy, Economics, Finance & Accounting, Organisation Science, Human Resources, Operations Management, Applied Operations Research & statistics, Information Systems, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Management of Technology, Service Management, Infrastructure Management, Data Sciences, Business Analytics, Policy & Development, IT Management and any other allied appropriate areas.

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Professor B. V. Phani, HOD
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Mathematics and Statistics:

Applications for faculty positions are invited in all areas of Pure and Applied Mathematics, Probability and Statistics. Emphasis is on Scientific Computing, Mathematical Logic, and Data Sciences or Statistics with specialization in ML or other relevant areas of AI. A large group of faculty members in the department work in the diverse fields of Analysis, Topology and Geometry. Candidates working in these fields are also welcome to apply.

Candidates should have a strong research record in any of the areas mentioned above and should be committed to high-quality research and teaching.

Research interests of the faculty members of the Department can be seen at

Professor Mohua Banerjee, HOD
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Materials Science and Engineering:

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, IIT Kanpur, invites application for faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor from candidates having their basic degree and expertise in Materials/Metallurgical Engineering. Candidates with outstanding credentials from Science and other Engineering disciplines, with proven interest in Materials/Metallurgical education and research may also apply. Candidates with specialization in Extractive Metallurgy/ Recycling of Materials/ Energy Materials/ Electronic Materials/ Computational Materials Engineering and Joining of Materials will be given preference.


Professor Kallol Mondal, HOD
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Mechanical Engineering:

We are looking for faculty with strong research and academic background in all areas of Mechanical Engineering including, but not limited to, the following fields:

- Material modelling across multiple scales, Computational mechanics, Computer aided design, Design optimization, Multi-body and non-linear dynamics, Vibrations and Acoustics, System identification, Experimental mechanics, Aero-acoustics, Flow induced noise, Soft robotics, Bio-printing, Biomimetic designs, biomechanics, Non-destructive testing, Non-contact measurements in solids, Heterogeneous media, Impacts, collisions, and other high strain-rate processes, Mechanics of phase transformation, mechanics of composites.

- Conventional and Nonconventional Energy, Mini/micro-scale energy systems, Energy storage, Gas turbines and propulsion, Internal combustion engines, Micro and nano fluidics, Interfacial and Multi-phase flows, Bio-fluid mechanics, Complex fluids, Interfacial heat transfer, Thermal hydraulics, Fluid-structure interaction, Multi-scale and Multi-physics simulations, Granular/Particulate matter, Suspension flows, New generation simulation approaches and measurement techniques

- Additive manufacturing, Non-conventional manufacturing, Manufacturing systems (CAD/CAM, CIMS), Metal forming, Joining technologies, Tribology, MEMS, Metrology, Digital manufacturing, MEMS/NEMS and all other areas of manufacturing sciences.

- Robotics, Mechanisms, Industrial Automation, Intelligent control systems, Mechatronics, Machine learning and AI.


Professor Ashish Dutta, HOD
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In all the areas of Physics including (but not restricted to): High Energy Physics: Particle Physics Phenomenology; QCD and Lattice Gauge Theory; String Theory; General Relativity, Cosmology and Astrophysics; Condensed Matter Physics: Electronic Materials and Devices; Strongly Correlated Systems, Magnetism and Superconductivity, Topological Phases; Nonlinear Dynamics, Turbulence and Statistical Physics; Active Matter, Biophysics, Bio-photonics; Complex systems, Complex Fluids and Soft Matter Physics; Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics: Advanced Photonic Materials, Metamaterials, Fiber-and Integrated Optics, Nonlinear Optics, Photonics; Quantum Optics, Quantum Information and Quantum Computation; Plasma physics and ion beam techniques for materials physics; Computational Physics and other emerging areas of Physics.

Professor Dipankar Chakrabarti, HOD
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Space, Planetary & Astronomical Sciences & Engineering (SPASE):

The Department of Space, Planetary & Astronomical Sciences and Engineering (SPASE) is a new department established with a vision to actively contribute to the space science research requirements of the country. We are a group of astronomers, planetary scientists and space instrumentation engineers under one umbrella, providing a unique opportunity to work in synergy in the field of space science and exploration. We are rapidly growing in frontier areas of space science research and have academic programs to groom the next generation of space scientists and engineers.

We are looking for faculty members in all branches of Space, Planetary and Astronomical Sciences and Engineering.

In particular, the department is keen to hire faculty in the following areas:

Space and Astronomical Instrumentation

All areas of Space and spacecraft technology (e.g., mission planning, spacecraft design and control, etc.)

Planetary Science and Cartography (Remote Sensing, Sample Science, Experimentation, Modeling of planetary processes)

Astronomy and Astrophysics

Professor Pankaj Jain, HOD
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Sustainable Energy Engineering:

Applications are invited from interested faculty candidates having proven track record in experimental and/or modelling background and expertise in materials, processes, and systems related to following priority areas:

  • Energy generation: Fuel cells, Wind energy, Hydro energy, Tidal energy, Nuclear energy, and Hydrogen energy.

  • Energy storage: Batteries and supercapacitors, Hydrogen storage for next-gen mobility.

  • Waste and CCUS: CO2 capture, utilization, sequestration and storage, waste to energy, and recycling.

  • Energy systems’ integration: Energy transmission and efficiency: Smart grid and Microgrid, Electric vehicles, power distribution and transmission, power system protection, control systems, energy efficiency of appliances and systems

  • Energy and climate policy: Energy/climate economics, modelling, and transition; circular economy; and decarbonization.

  • Energy and the built-environment: Energy efficiency, sustainability, resilience, and climate adaptability; net-zero and smart buildings.

Applicants must have a strong track record of conducting cutting-edge research in any of the above areas with expertise in one or more of the following aspects i.e. design, modelling, analysis and development of materials and devices, processes and systems (for example, thermal and electrochemical systems), electrical/electronics/control engineering, integration of large/deployment scale systems, energy economics and energy policy. The preferred candidates must hold a PhD degree with an excellent academic record throughout and should preferably possess an undergraduate degree in an appropriate area of engineering.

Candidates with an excellent track record in any other exciting futuristic areas of Energy Sustainability that are not listed above may also be considered.

Academic Programmes:

The department is currently offering Masters' and Doctoral programs as well as minor options to undergraduates and master’s options to dual degree students, all in sustainable energy engineering.

Facilities and support:

The institute possesses extensive laboratory facilities with many advanced state-of-the-art equipment to carry out cutting-edge research and development. The institute also offers a generous start-up package for initiating the research, a relocation package, and a top-up salary (for the first three years) to all the new faculty members. See ‘Other information’ at the end of the advertisement for more details.

For more information, please visit the department website

Professor Ashish Garg, HOD
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Appointments in the relevant Departments to work jointly with the

Interdisciplinary Programs (IDPs)

Photonics Science & Engineering Programme:

Research areas related to

(a) Fiber-optic communications, (b) Optical communications for 5G/6G, (c) Photonics in Healthcare and Medicine, (d) Optical imaging and instrumentation, (e) Laser-based manufacturing (f) Quantum Optics, (g) Quantum communications, (h) High-power lasers, (i) Ultrafast lasers and ultrafast phenomena, (j) Laser spectroscopy, (k) Biophotonics, and (i) Agritech Photonics.

The Centre for Lasers & Photonics (CELP) invites applications from exceptional researchers in the above and other related emerging areas in Lasers and Photonics. Please feel free to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for any queries.

Professor Pradeep Kumar K, Head, Centre for Lasers and Photonics
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Materials Science Programme:

Thrust Areas:

Physical chemistry: Synthesis and characterization of novel materials, surfaces and interfacial phenomena; Nanomaterials: Synthesis, properties and applications such as sensors and catalysis; Energy : Inorganic and organic materials and devices including solar cells/batteries/ fuel cells; Materials: Mechanical behaviour and modeling, structural ceramics and composites; Multifunctional materials : Spintronics, multiferroics; Functional polymers: Properties and applications such as targeted drug delivery; Biomaterials: Tissue engineering, bone substitute materials, biosensors, lab on a chip, etc.

Note- Outstanding candidates having expertise in other emerging areas in materials science and engineering will also receive due consideration.

Professor Raj Ganesh S. Pala, Head of Materials Science Program
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