Job Openings


The department encourages prospective faculty candidates to visit the department and give a research seminar to initiate a dialogue with the faculty of the department. Prospective applicants may contact members of the search committee through email.

Members of the Search Committee (append after iidm in the email address below)

Prof. G. Venkatarathnam (email: gvenkat@iitm)

Prof. N. Ramesh Babu (email: nrbabu@iitm)

Prof. Shankar Krishnapillai (skris@iitm)


IIT Madras has several open post doctoral positions. Highly motivated candidates may identify a faculty mentor from the department ( based on their area of research and directly contact the faculty for further discussion. Please read through the below information for more details

IIT Madras also has special fellowships meant for women applicants with a break in career. The details may be found at the below links.



We have positions open for the recruitment of two SRFs on a DST-SERB funded research project entitled “A meso-scale computational study on the interactions between microstructure, electrochemistry and mechanics in Si based anodes for Li-ion battery applications” with Dr. Narasimhan Swaminathan for a period of  3 years (initially for one year and then extendable).

Interested candidates with a master’s degree in Mechanical/Aerospace/Applied Mechanics/Materials Science and Engineering may apply to the position. The details of the advertisement and application procedure may be obtained through the link: DST-SERB SRF Opening


Information about the application process will be updated here around February 2018.