IIT Gandhinagar invites applications for Post Doctoral Position/Research Associate | Earn upto Rs. 25,000/- pm
The Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar strives to offer the best undergraduate and graduate education in India with unmatched innovations in curriculum. The institute promotes critical thinking and an appreciation of the interdisciplinary character of knowledge, with an emphasis on the liberal arts, project oriented learning, compulsory courses in design and the life sciences, diversity and globalization.
A 2-year Post Doctoral Position/Research Associate available for the following project from Board of Research in Nuclear Science (BRNS) title “Influence of humid environment and high temperature hydrogen exposure on thermo-physical properties of Li2TiO3 and Li4SiO4 pebbles and its formation kinetics through solid-solid reaction”
Project Title: “Influence of humid environment and high temperature hydrogen exposure on thermo-physical properties of Li2TiO3 and Li4SiO4 pebbles and its formation kinetics through solid-solid reaction”
Post Title: Post Doctoral Position/Research Associate
Research Description: Lithium based materials such as Lithium metatitanate (Li2TiO3) and lithium orthosilicate (Li4SiO4) are the promising tritium breeder ceramic in Test Blanket Module (TBM) of International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) project.
We are going to study the influence of hydrogen exposure of Li2TiO3 and Li4SiO4 pebbles at high temperature. In addition, the influence ofhumidity and atmospheric temperature variation on long term storage of these materials is to be studied. An in-depth analysis of thermal stability and H2 adsorption/desorption behavior of these Li-based materials are to be established along with their formation kinetics.
Qualifications: PhD in Chemical Engineering/Mechanical Engineering /Materials Science or related branch of Engineering/Science from reputed institute.
- Post Doctoral Fellow/Research Associate is expected to contribute in the above mentioned research involving
- Fabrication of experimental set up for H2 adsorption/ desorption study and any other related set ups.
- Conduct required experimentation and material characterization using laboratory facilities at IIT Gandhinagar, Palaj, Gandhinagar and the Institute of Plasma Research (IPR), Bhat, Gandhinagar – 382428.
- Preparing required reports/Journal papers including project presentations
Desirable: Knowledge of similar type of research experience of solid phase characterizations and gas phase absorption/desorption behavior using different standard analytical technique will be an added advantage
Salary: Consolidated salary of 36,000/- per month + contingency of 25,000/- per year. The appointment can be extended to the second year based on the performance of the first year.
How To Apply:
Interested candidates may send their application along with the resume on or before Aug 25, 2016 to: [email protected]
Application Deadline: 25th August, 2016