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Join the Research Team at BITS Pilani: MSc Chemistry JRF for Solar PV and Green Hydrogen Project

Attention all chemistry graduates! An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Junior Research Fellow/Project Associate-1 at BITS Pilani. The position is available for two candidates, one in the EEE department and the other in the Chemistry department. The research project focuses on the design and development of a multi-output high voltage gain converter with multi-frequency operation for PV applications and green hydrogen generation. If you possess the required qualifications and are interested in pursuing a full-time PhD program at BITS Pilani, then send your updated CV along with your application to the given email addresses. Don’t miss this chance to actively engage in writing research articles and patents!

BITS Pilani is a premier institute of higher education located in Rajasthan, India. It is known for its academic excellence in the fields of engineering, sciences, management, and humanities. The institute has a strong focus on research and innovation, and is home to several research centers and institutes. BITS Pilani also offers a range of undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programs, and has a diverse student community from all over India and abroad.

Applications are invited from interested and motivated candidates for the post of Junior Research Fellow (JRF)/ Project Associate-1 in a time-bound research project for a temporary period purely on a contractual basis as per the following details:

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Join the Research Team at BITS Pilani: MSc Chemistry JRF for Solar PV and Green Hydrogen Project

Job Title: Junior Research Fellow (JRF)/Project Associate-1

Number of Vacancies: 02 (one in the EEE department and one in the Chemistry department)

Project Title: Design and development of a multi-output high voltage gain converter with the multi-frequency operation for PV applications and green hydrogen generation.

Funding Agency: Power Electronics Technology Phase-III (NaMPET-III) Programme

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Rajneesh Kumar, Department of EEE
Principal CoInvestigator
Dr. Surojit Pande, Department of Chemistry

Qualification: For Dr. Rajneesh:
For EEE, ME in power electronics (or related area)
For Dr. Surojit Pande:

The candidate must hold an M.Sc degree in Chemistry (Inorganic/Physical Chemistry background) or equivalent with first class. The candidate must pass the B.Sc examination with 55% marks.

Desirable:

(a) NET/GATE qualified

(b) Knowledge in nanomaterial synthesis and electrochemistry will be
preferred. Proficiency in dealing with data analysis software e.g. Origin, and Excel.

(c) Good verbal and written communication skills in English.

Upper Age Limit Age not exceeding 35 years as on the date of interview. Age relaxation is allowed up to 5 year for SC/ST/PH/OBC/WOMEN candidates.

Fellowship:

  • 31,000/- per month for NET/GATE qualified candidates.
  • 25,000 per month for non-NET/GATE qualified candidates.

Registration for PhD.: Selected candidates will be given the opportunity for a full-time Ph.D. program at BITS, Pilani as per the institute norms.

Project Tenure: 2 Years

Job Description: In this research proposal we are designing a new DC-DC converter with multi-output capability. The proposed converter will be more efficient than the existing ones and efficiency are likely to be more than 95%. Multi-frequency operation is likely to reduce the size of the converter with a reduction in the magnetic component. The designed converter will be tested under different loading conditions applicable for solar PV rooftop power of ~2kW rating. (This work\ will be performed with Dr. Rajneesh)

In addition to conventional loading, we are proposing a new application of green hydrogen production using one of the outputs of the designed converter. Fabrication of a two-electrode configuration for solar-light driven green hydrogen generation using doped 2D thin sheets (hydroxides and sulfides of Ni) as both anode and cathode (PV-EC coupled system) is also proposed in this research work. This will introduce a new application of rooftop solar PV-based systems. (This work will be performed with Dr. Surojit)

The candidate will be actively engaged in writing research articles and patents.

How to Apply:

Applications along with an updated CV should be sent through the mail to rajneesh@pilani.bits-pilani.ac.in. (for Dr. Rajneesh Kumar) and spande@pilani.bits-pilani.ac.in. (for Dr. Surojit Pande). Shortlisted candidates will be informed of the interview. Mere possession of minimum qualification does not guarantee an invitation to the interview. Candidates will be shortlisted based on their merit and as per the requirement of the project. Please note that only qualified and suitable candidates will be called for an interview.

Application Deadline: 20th March 2023
Contact Email: rajneesh@pilani.bits-pilani.ac.in. and spande@pilani.bits-pilani.ac.in.

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