Department of Chemical Engineering

Project Positions

Project Positions




Applications are invited for the temporary post of Junior Research Fellow (JRF), Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Madras.


Co-ordinator: Dr. Swapna Singha Rabha, Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Madras.

Duration: Initially for six month, later extendable based on the performance.

Number of Vacancies: 01

Post – Junior Research Fellow (JRF)

Educational qualifications:

B Tech/ M. Tech/ M. Sc in any subject with GATE / UGC -NET qualification in any of the following subjects:

Chemical Engineering, Petrochemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Earth science, Civil Engineering.

Project description:

This Opportunity is a part of a SERB funded project focused on reactive transport of the fractured porous media dynamics of geological reservoirs for CO2 storage.

The JRF is also expected to assist in the:

  • Experiments on the flow through porous media.
  • Reactive transport modelling via ANSYS.

Address of correspondence: Dr. Swapna Singha Rabha (srabha@iitm.ac.in)

Application procedure: Interested applicants with the required qualifications can send an email with (i) a covering letter and (ii) a detailed resume to srabha@iitm.ac.in

The last date for application is 01.03.2024.


Project Position on Research area: Experimental investigation for multiphase flow.


Co-ordinators: Swapna Singha Rabha

Duration: 6 months (Initially for six month, later extendable based on the performance)

Description of work:

Experimental investigations of multiphase flow. The project associated is expected to conduct three phase experiments and analyse the data with the help of image analysis.

Required qualifications: B Tech/ M. Tech/ M. Sc in any of the following subjects:

Chemical Engineering, Petrochemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering

Application procedure: Interested applicants with the required qualifications can send an email with (i) a covering letter and (ii) a detailed resume to Dr. Swapna Singha Rabha (
srabha@iitm.ac.in ).

Last date for applying: 01-03-2024


 

Applications are invited for the temporary post of Project Associate, Chemical Engineering, IIT Madras.


Duration: For a period of 6 Months, later extendable on performance.

 

Post Qualification and Experience Pay
Project Associate Minimum Qualifications:  B.Tech/BE (Chemical

Engineering) or MSc (Chemistry) with an aggregate

65% marks or CGPA of 7 and above.

31,000/-PM
Desirable qualification: Prior experience in
catalyst/materials synthesis and characterization/handling of analytical/spectroscopic instruments/catalytic reactor experiments would be an added advantage.

Project Description: The overall objective of the project is to simultaneously optimize the catalyst surface structure and the reaction conditions for optimum yield of alkenes during oxidative dehydrogenation of light alkanes using CO2 as a mild oxidant. To do this, one of the aims is developing insights on in-operando structure of metal oxide and metal carbide catalysts using a combination of operando IR spectroscopic analysis density functional theory simulations and spectroscopic analysis. This, together with a multiscale modelling approach will be used to optimize reaction conditions for optimum catalyst structure, and thereby activity.

Job Scope: The job scope for this position will include (but not restricted to) survey and summarising of the literature, timely purchase of chemicals and components for the experiments, assembling of the reactor set up and online gas sampling systems, systematic planning and execution of synthesis and detailed characterization of the cerium oxide and molybdenum carbide catalysts, fixed bed catalytic reactor experiments of the oxidative dehydrogenation under varying conditions using these catalysts, data recording, analysis and reporting, contributing to scientific communication in the form of journal articles, technical reports and so on.

Position Duration: Initially for 6 months and extendable for 6-month tenures (maximum of

2 years) upon positive review and recommendation by the review committee. Position is available from 15 July 2022.

Salary and Benefits:  Consolidated salary of Rs.31000 per month and other applicable benefits as per the norms of the Centre for Industrial Consultancy and Sponsored Research, IIT Madras.

Interested candidates may send his/her CV to  jithinjv@iitm.ac.in with a brief letter of motivation and fit for the position.

 


The last date for submission of online application is 15.7.2022

more details: click here               online advertisement: link

Short Term Project Associate


This is a short-term project and may get extended. This project will involve experimental investigations of multiphase flows which are relevant to chemical and petrochemical industries.

Qualification: B. Tech/ MTech in Chemical, Mechanical Engineering
Duration: 1 year

Contact: srabha@iitm.ac.in


Project position in an industry sponsored project on CFD Study of Gas-Liquid-Solid Reactor


Details of project

Title : CFD simulation of hydrodynamics of a three phase catalytic reactor
Co-ordinators :  Prof. T. Renganathan and Prof. S. Pushpavanam
Duration :18 months

Description of work

The work is purely computational.  It involves 3D simulation of the hydrodynamics of a three phase catalytic reactor. The simulations are to be performed using Ansys Fluent CFD software.

Required qualifications

M.Tech. in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering
Very good proficiency in using Ansys Fluent
Experience in using Ansys Fluent for solving multiphase flows

Contact details

Interested applicants with the required qualifications can send an email to  Prof. T. Renganathan (renga@iitm.ac.in) along with their resume.