Cryogenic Engineering Centre, IIT Kharagpur PhD Admission3 min read
Cryogenic Engineering Centre, IIT Kharagpur PhD Admission. PhD Openings at Applied Superconductivity & Cold Electronics Control Laboratories
Cryogenic Engineering Centre, IIT Kharagpur
Cryogenics & vacuum technology is the technical backbone for any country as almost every industry uses them directly or indirectly. Soon, Applied Superconductivity will also be a major contributor in the growth of Indian economy & society.
Keeping this vision in mind Cryogenic Engineering Centre, IIT Kharagpur offers PhD degree. We invite applications from young talented engineers from the stream of Electrical, electronics, Mechanical, Aerospace, Chemical & instrumentation, and physics and the relevant branches.
The department is highly intra-disciplinary in practice. Currently, following are the research areas with short descriptions about research work with their minimum qualifications:
a) Superconducting Fault Current Limiter (SFCL): Superconducting Fault Current Limiter is one of the upcoming technology for electrical power system which is required for protecting power grids. The challenges with this technology is its optimal location and its suitable design
Thesis Scope: The scope of PhD thesis is as follows:
Design, development and testing of SFCL and its optimal location in power grid using graph theory or other optimization technique.
Requirement M. Tech in Power system/electrical engineering/any other branch with qualified GATE paper in EE discipline.
b) Degaussing coil: Superconductor based degaussing coil is used in naval ships to suppress the magnetic signature of vessel which will help in keeping the vessel safe from the enemy detection. This technique used superconducting cable and a variable power supply which adjusts the magnetic field so as to have null detection from enemy sensors.
The scope of thesis is in optimal design, development and testing of a prototype degaussing superconducting cable. In addition, the sensing and control mechanism and its optimization and costing based on cooling strategies Requirement M. Tech in Electrical/ instrumentation/ electronics with GATE in relevant disciplines
c) Thermal studies on HTS cable: HTS cables have several applications. One of the challenges in operating these cables is fast and efficient cool-down, thermal and electrical characterization of dielectric material, estimation of cryogen boil-off (liquid nitrogen) and their cooling mechanisms.
Thesis Scope. The scope of the thesis us characterizing dielectric material for thermal and electrical properties followed by optimization based on experimentation, estimation of cool-down time and developing a suitable optimized cooling strategy with cost implication.
Requirement: M. Tech in Mechanical/Thermal/Fluid engineering.
d) Controlling strategy for HTS cable: Superconducting cable operation requires fast cool-down & thermal stability. This is currently limited by dielectric properties of the material. Therefore, a control strategy is required to control cryogenic control valves for fast cool-down and optimizing liquid nitrogen consumption.
The scope of thesis is design of control algorithms and testing them on experimental setups, estimation of various process parameters, development of cryo-sensors and soft sensors for optimal liquid nitrogen consumption and fast cool-down of cable in both steady state and transient mode and developing the model for the same. Requirement M. Tech in process control/electrical/mechanical/chemical and relevant disciplines in GATE
Lab-in-charge profile can be viewed by the following link:
The interested candidates may apply through the following link: (This link will be activated post GATE exam)
For further details, please feel free to contact us: 03222-283586 or email at [email protected]