News and Announcements

News and Announcements

Project: Solar water splitting using halide perovskites

Degree required: B.Tech/M.Tech. (Chemical Engg./ Mat. Sci. or allied disciplines) or M.Sc. (Physics/Chemistry)

Other mandates: (i) should have good academic track record (ii) should be GATE/NET qualified.

Job profile

  • Synthesis and structural characterization of halide perovskite materials
  • Solar water splitting using halide perovskite materials

Duration of appointment: 6 months – with possibility of extension for additional 6 months depending on the performance.

Salary:  ₹ 20000 to 25000 (depending upon the qualification)

A cover letter and a detailed CV shall be emailed to

Dr. Aravind Kumar Chandiran
Department of Chemical Engineering
IIT Madras


About the cause

The research ecosystem in the Chemical Department continues to grow more robust as post-doctoral Fellows, and Ph.D./ M.S. candidates grow in number. With 129 Ph.D.’s and 22 M.S. students on roll, the average Research Group per faculty is 5—a healthy statistic indeed! In 2019, more than 25 Ph.D.’s will graduate from our Dept, the highest number ever. The pdf count has steadily increased over past 3 years, and now exceeds 15, again pointing to a bright research horizon….

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(DATE OF ADMISSION : 2nd January, 2019)

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The date of admission is fixed on Wednesday, Jan-2, 2019.

Hearty Congratulations…!!!!


Prof. R. Nagarajan,
has taken over the Headship in Chemical Engineering Department
on 29th October, 2018 Forenoon.

We are hosting a reception at the annual AIChE meeting in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. The reception will be held as per details below:

Date: Monday, October 29th

Time: 7:15 pm to 9:30 pm.

Location: David L. Lawrence Convention Center, DLCC #327

The reception is an important part of our outreach efforts to connect with our alumni and well-wishers. It provides a platform for the department to connect with the alumni, showcase its activities and present exciting new developments in the institute.

We also hope this meeting will help in interacting with prospective faculty/postdocs  to the Chemical Engineering department at IITM. Please email the head at for more information.

The reception is open to all alumni, well-wishers and prospective faculty/post-docs of the Chemical Engineering department at IIT-Madras. We look forward to meeting you at the conference and/or the reception.

The department brochure can be downloaded here

Selection of MS/PhD candidates will be held on 30th November and 1st December 2017. For the list of shortlisted candidates and other relevant information, visit

The Department received the first installment of the FIST grant to help capacity and human resource improvement on August 1 2017


Dr. S. Pushpavanam of our Department Selected as Institute Chair

Institute Chair Professor, has been set up by Board of Governors to recognize professors “who have distinguished themselves and been recognized by their peers for their research and/or technology development, and who have excelled in teaching and service to the Institute/nation/profession.


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