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JRF (Civil Engineering) Under SERB Funded Project at IIT Gandhinagar: Apply by July 17

Applications are invited for JRF (Civil Engineering) Under SERB Funded Project at IIT Gandhinagar for the year 2022. The last date of application is 17 July.

Applications are invited for the “Junior Research Fellow” position at IIT Gandhinagar for a research project titled “Investigating Air Quality and its Dynamics in Built Environments in Urban India” sponsored by SERB DST.

Project Description

Air pollution mitigation requires comprehensive characterization of emission sources, requiring air quality monitoring at a high spatio-temporal resolution. However, high spatio-temporal resolution measurements using currently available research-grade instruments are cost-prohibitive.

The project aims to develop (1) particulate matter (PM) sensors and (2) monitors using commercially available PM sensors to measure PM2.5 and PM10. The developed monitors will collect real-time PM concentration data, store it in onboard memory, and also transmit the data in real-time to the cloud via wi-fi or GSM. Other air pollutants such as VOCs and CO might also be included in the latter stage of the project.

Required Skills

The selected candidate will be working on an interdisciplinary team at the Energy, Environment, and Exposure Laboratory (EEEL) with overlapping domains of electronics, machine learning, aerosols, and air quality under the mentorship of subject matter experts from these domains.

The following skill set is required.

  • Proficiency in developing systems around microprocessors such as Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and NodeMCU
  • Proficiency in programming (Python, MATLAB, etc.)
  • Knowledge of data acquisition, processing, and visualization using IoT platforms such as Initial State and ThingSpeak
  • Experience with the design of printed circuit boards and 3D printing
  • Ability to find relevant resources and go through them to quickly and efficiently acquire new skills required for the project


  • A Bachelor’s (BE, BTech) with a valid GATE score or Master’s (MSc, MTech) degree in Electronics Engineering/ Electronics & Communications Engineering/ Instrumentation / Electrical Engineering from a recognized academic institute
  • Candidates from other engineering branches can apply only if they have the necessary background and skills.


The initial appointment will be for a year starting August 2022, with an option of further extension depending on the performance and fund availability.


Interested candidates should fill out this Google Form.


The last date for application is 17th July 2022.


Prof. Sameer Patel
Email: sameer.patel[at]

Click here to view the official notification of JRF (Civil Engineering) Under SERB Funded Project at IIT Gandhinagar.

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