Applications for Ph.D. and internship programs at PPISR

PPISR invites applications for our PhD program and internships throughout the year in all our areas of research from young enthusiastic researchers with a strong academic background in the areas of Materials Science, Biological Sciences and Theoretical Physics. 

Links to specific positions may be found below.

Some of the broad areas of research carried out in the various divisions of PPISR:

1.     Materials Science: Heterogeneous Catalysis, Novel Catalytic Materials, Green Chemistry, Biodiesel synthesis, Biomass Conversion, Functional Energy Nanomaterials, Photocatalytic and Photoluminescent materials, gas sensors, Materials Design of Metal Organic Frameworks (MOF)

2.     Biological Sciences: Natural Bioactive Compounds, Protein Chemistry, structural and functional biology of important proteins.

3.     Theoretical Physics: Quantum information theory, Condensed matter, Foundations of Quantum Mechanics, Quantum cryptography

(I) PhD positions:

Positions readily available:

1.     Research Engineer/ Research Fellow position in catalysis (1 year)

2.     Junior research fellowship in functional nanomaterials.

Eligibility: Candidates with M Sc., in Physics, Chemistry, Biology or in other interdisciplinary areas such as Materials Science, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Chemical sciences etc. are eligible to apply. Applicants who have qualified in the CSIR-JRF /UGC-JRF examination or possess DST-INSPIRE fellowship will be preferred. Interested candidates can send their Bio-data to or contact the concerned faculty member.

Major experimental research facilities: X-ray diffractometer, UV-Vis, Atomic Absorption, FT-IR and Fluorescence Spectrophotometers, Gas Chromatographs, Fully Automated High Pressure Catalytic reactor, Flow reactors, Rotary evaporator, Chemisorption equipment, Photocatalytic reactor, Crush strength Machine, Attrition tester, Electric extruder, Gas Sensing Station, Refractive Index Tester, Phase contrast microscope with camera, Laminar Air flow system, -20°C freezer, PCR machine, high speed cold centrifuge, cold storage ,Protein crystallization setup etc.

Other details: PPISR has many Government sponsored projects to its credit, including DST, Govt. of India (GOI); DBT, GOI; DAE-BRNS, GOI ; VGST, Govt. of Karnataka, UGC-DAE & industry sponsored projects.

(II) Internships:

Being an institute devoted primarily to research, we welcome the opportunity to interact also with students not necessarily aspiring for a PhD. We therefore also invite applications for 4- to 6-month internships from undergrad and Masters students in the above areas. Limited accommodation is also available. Interested students are requested to directly get in touch with the respective faculty member.