INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH & CONSULTANCY CENTRE OFFICE OF THE DEAN(R&D) INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY,BOMBAY.
Circular No. 68/2018
RECRUITMENT FOR PROJECT
Applications are invited from the citizens of India for filling up the following temporary
for the sponsored project
Metallurgical Engineering & Materials Science
of this Institute. The
temporary initially for a period of
and tenable only for the duration of the project. The requisite qualification & experience etc. are given below:
Project Code, Project Title & Funding Agency
RD/0117-DST0000-029 :"DST/TMD/MES-TS/2K17/24(G) & (C) dt 22/02/18Development of novel "hybrid? battery-supercapacitor device based oninnovative nanostructured electrode materials."
About the project: Development of high performance electrochemical energy storage device based on core/shell structured Si nanowires _
Investigator: Prof Amartya Mukhopadhyay _
The research will be initially directed towards developing and understanding Si nanowire based anode materials for alkali metal ion batteries (the scope encompassing, both Li-ion and Na-ion batteries). The ultra-fine dimensions, careful tuning of the core/shell structure, transitioning from crystalline core to amorphous shell through micro-crystalline interfaces, and the concomitant physical/electrochemical properties are expected to allow the development of electrode materials with very high Li- and Na-storage capacities and rate capabilities; and hence, the corresponding batteries having very high energy storage capacities and power densities (i.e., ability to get charged/discharged very fast, as is needed in electric vehicles). This will be made feasible by the development of suitable nanostructured cathode materials, as well. The work will eventually involve development of actual high performance batteries based on the research output and understanding, leading to the development of prototype (in association with a collaborating industry). The final device is expected to work both, as battery, as well as supercapacitor, as per the demand of the application. Some preliminary results based on the proposed work has been published as [J. Mater. Chem. A, 6 (2018) 3422-3434] (for reference). The skill sets that the concerned student will develop involve developing nanostructures, characterization and understanding of the same, electro-analytical techniques and the associated fundamentals, and various aspects related to batteries and electrochemical energy storage.
Preferred academic background: M Tech (or even B Tech / MSc) in Materials Science/Engineering (and associated areas) and/or physics/chemistry.
Position & Salary
Senior Research Fellow (1 Post
) Consolidated salary Rs.28000/- p.m. + HRA
Post Graduate Degree in Basic Sciences with NET qualification or Graduate Degree in Professional Courses with GATE qualification
Post Graduate Degree in Professional Course
With 2 years of research experience
Of a true researcher; VIZ., reading research papers, thinking ahead, experiments in laboratory, detailed analysis, filing patent, writing-up of excellent research papers and final device fabrication
The appointment is for time bound project and the candidate is required to work mainly for the successful completion of the
. The selection committee may offer lower or higher designation and lower or higher salary depending upon the experience and performance of the candidate in the interview.
Candidate possessing the requisite qualification and experience should apply online at
on or before
2nd July, 2018
Call letters will be sent through e-mail to the candidates shortlisted for interview and will also be displayed on IRCC website. Candidates called for interview will be
required to attend at their own expenses.
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