Junior Research Fellow at BITS Pilani [Fellowship Upto Rs. 28k]: Apply by Nov 25

Applications are invited from suitable candidates for Junior Research Fellow (JRF) to work on the following project sponsored by consultant industrial organization, under the joint supervision of Dr. Somak Chatterjee and Dr. Krishna Chaitanya Etika in the Department of Chemical Engineering, BITS-Pilani, Pilani Campus, Rajasthan.

Project Title

Design and development of multifunctional nanocoatings for engineering applications.

Project Description

Nanostructured coatings have gained tremendous importance in the field of engineering materials due to their ability to impart attractive and tunable functionality to a variety of surfaces. Only a few nanometer thick nanocoatings have been demonstrated to greatly alter or augment a variety of material properties that include, corrosion and wear resistance, optical absorption, flame retardancy, electrical conductivity, transport characteristics etc., which makes them attractive for a variety of applications.

These nanocoatings can be applied by a variety of techniques, such as layer-by-layer assembly, spin or spray coating onto different substrate materials. The properties of the nanocoatings can be tuned by the help of different parameters, like, precursor, method of deposition, thickness, surface engineering and many more. The current project involves investigating the role of these parameters in the evolution of a novel kind of nanocoatings materials, strategically targeted for specific industrial applications.

The project involves development of the base concept, testing strategy and technology transfer support to high volume manufacturing facility. Due to the confidential nature of the project, further specific information will only be shared once the fellow has been selected for this position. It is mandatory for the selected fellow to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) with the sponsoring industry, to carry out the investigations related to this project.

  • Eligibility requirements: M.E./M.Tech. with at least 60% marks in Chemical Engineering/ Material Science/ Environmental Engineering/ Nano Technology or relevant area; M.Sc. chemistry with 60% marks (with only NET qualifications or with research experience will considered.)
  • Desirable Qualifications: Gate or UGC-NET qualification.
Important dates
  • Application Deadline: 25/11/2020
  • Tentative Interview Date: 10/12/2020
  • Expected Joining Date: 20/01/2021
How to apply?

Interested and eligible candidates can send their current resume or C.V. and a cover letter with details about educational qualifications, research experience and other relevant details to or to with the subject “Application for JRF position”.

Duration of the project

24 months

Fellowship amount

Rs. 28000 per month

Junior Research Fellow at BITS Pilani.



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