Department of Mechanical Engineering

Applications invited for Project Scientist on project on 'Shape, Stability and Dynamics of Granular Minor Planets'.

Introduction: Objects such as asteroids and planetary satellites are called minor planets. Recent research suggests that these objects may not be solid rock, but, rather, be made of sand or pieces of rock that stays together because of internal gravity. The project aims at employing mechanics and discrete element simulations to understand the behavior of these objects. This understanding is crucial as India plans space missions to the Moon, Mars, and even asteroids.

One Post: Project Scientist

Duration: Initial Appointment for one year, Renewable at the end of the year.

Qualifications: PhD in Mechanical/ Aerospace/ Civil Engineering/ Physics/ Mathematics/ other branches of Mechanical sciences. Must have good exposure to dynamics of solid/ fluid mechanics. Highly motivated Masters’ students with similar background can also apply.

Remuneration: Salary Range: Rs. 22000 -1000 - 44000 per month. Housing will be made available on campus. Pay may be adjusted as per highest degree and experience.

Contacts: Satya Prakash Mishra (, +94 555 11 497)
Ishan Sharma (, +512 259 6152)
Applications will be accepted till 8 December, 2013.

Ishan Sharma
Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
IIT Kanpur, +512 259 6152