INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY ROPAR
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Exciting JRF Position at IIT Ropar – Applications are invited – Eligible candidates Apply for the following SERB funded project.
Project title : Development of novel vapor chamber for thermal management of microelectronics
Details of the PI (Principal Investigator) : Dr. Chander Shekhar Sharma,
Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Ropar, Rupnagar-140001, Punjab, INDIA E-mail: [email protected]
Research Lab: www.chanderlab.com
Name of Position (1) : Junior Research Fellow (JRF)
Duration : 3 years or the project completion date, whichever is earlier. The candidate will be appointed initially for one year and based on the performance, an extension will be given. It will also be possible for the selected candidate to apply for Ph.D. Program as per existing institute rules.
Emoluments : As per DST rules
Essential Qualifications: The applicant must meet at leastone of the following two criteria:
- Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering / Aerospace Engineering / Chemical Engineering from a recognized institute and with exceptionally good academic record with a minimum CGPA of 7.0 on a 10.0 point scale (or 70% marks) + good GATE/NET score.
- Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering / Aerospace Engineering / Chemical Engineering from a recognized institute and with exceptionally good academic record with a minimum CGPA of 7.0 on a 10.0 point scale (or 70% marks) + good GATE/NET score.
Desirable Qualities: The candidate should have an extensive knowledge of Thermodynamics, Heat & Mass Transfer and Fluid Mechanics fundamentals. Candidate with prior exposure to experimental heat transfer and fluid mechanics, microfluidics, and surface micro and nano fabrication will be given preference.
Exciting JRF Position at IIT Ropar – check out below for the application form link
How to Apply?
The applicant should send the following documents, as a single PDF file, through an email to [email protected].
1. Completely filled application form given in the prescribed proforma (Annexure A)
2. Detailed Biodata with contact information of 3 references (email included)
3. Soft copies of all degree certificates and proof of GATE/NET score as applicable
4. ‘Statement of purpose’ (stating personals goals and research interests) (note more than 1 page)
The email must have the subject line: “Application for the post of JRF (Contract) – SERB”. Last date of receipt of application: 8th September 2023. Only shortlisted candidates will be called for interview.
- Mobile computing devices such as smartphones and laptops have enhanced the access to information-technology enabled services in last two decades.
- High heat dissipation and the occurrence of thermal hotspots in the microprocessors used in these portable devices, combined with the small device form factor, pose a significant thermal management challenge.
- Vapor chambers constitute a promising approach to address this challenge.
- A vapor chamber transfers heat through the phase change of fluid and consists of an evaporator and condenser surface separated by a small distance. The evaporator transfers the heat dissipated from the heat source to the fluid.
- As a result, the fluid evaporates and the vapors are condensed on the condenser surface that is in turn cooled by a heat sink.
- This project aims to develop novel vapor chambers for efficient thermal management and involves interdisciplinary research.
- The successful candidate will have an opportunity to engage in a wide range of activities including fabrication, experimental investigations and theoretical/ numerical analysis.
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Interview Questions for Junior Research Fellow (JRF) Position at IIT Ropar:
1. Can you briefly explain your educational background and relevant qualifications that make you a suitable candidate for this JRF position?
Answer: I have a [Master’s/Bachelor’s] degree in [Mechanical Engineering / Aerospace Engineering / Chemical Engineering] from [Name of Institute]. My academic record has consistently demonstrated strong performance with a CGPA of [CGPA Score] on a 10.0 point scale (or [Percentage Marks]%), and I also have a good GATE/NET score.
2. What motivated you to apply for this specific research project on the development of vapor chambers for thermal management of microelectronics?
Answer: I am genuinely interested in the field of thermal management, especially in microelectronics, as it plays a crucial role in the performance and longevity of electronic devices. The concept of vapor chambers and their potential to address the thermal challenges in portable devices intrigued me. Moreover, I believe this project aligns perfectly with my academic and research interests.
3. Could you provide details about any prior research experience or coursework that is relevant to this project’s objectives?
Answer: During my [Master’s/Bachelor’s] program, I took several courses related to Thermodynamics, Heat & Mass Transfer, and Fluid Mechanics. I also had the opportunity to work on [mention any relevant projects or experiments] as part of my coursework, which provided me with practical experience in the field.
4. What do you consider as your key strengths or skills that will be valuable in contributing to the success of this research project?
Answer: I believe my strong foundation in thermodynamics and fluid mechanics, combined with my ability to apply theoretical knowledge to practical problems, will be advantageous for this project. Additionally, my willingness to learn and adapt, as well as my attention to detail, will help me excel in the interdisciplinary nature of this research.
5. Can you describe your familiarity with experimental heat transfer and fluid mechanics, microfluidics, and surface micro and nano fabrication? How might this experience be beneficial for this project?
Answer: While pursuing my [Master’s/Bachelor’s], I had the opportunity to work on [mention any relevant experiments or projects] that involved experimental heat transfer and fluid mechanics. I also gained exposure to microfluidics and surface micro and nano fabrication techniques during my coursework and research. This background equips me with practical skills and knowledge that can be applied to the development and experimentation required for this project.
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