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Catalyst Material Research Associate

Manastu Space

Manastu Space

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Posted on Sunday, February 11, 2024
About Manastu Space

We believe that due to limited resources on the planet, there is a need to look out for an alternative to solve our problems, and that another side is space. This option is viable only if we have low-cost and sustainable access to space. Manastu Space is working with the exact vision of reducing the cost of access to space.

We are a Space Safety and Logistics Company, using technology to save the Trillion $ Space industry from Debris Pollution in Space. We believe that the problems of Earth can be solved using Space. However, the rapid increase in the number of satellites is also increasing the risk of satellite collision, leading to Debris pollution- making space a dangerous place for other satellites as well as astronauts. To prevent this, we are developing an Agile, Safe, Efficient and Affordable Green Propulsion System with a new fuel, engine and catalyst for the engine to avoid satellite collision in space and prevent Debris Pollution, which can hence be a potential green alternative to the current monopropellant propulsion technology.

Key Responsibilities:

Catalyst material synthesis:

  • Plan and synthesize ceramic catalyst materials using suitable synthesis method.
  • Fabricate catalyst or ceramics into specific sizes and shapes, such as spherical beads, extrudes, or pellets.
  • Preparation of single-structured shapes like honeycomb ceramics.
  • Assist in the preparation and synthesis of different catalyst shapes using appropriate techniques and equipment.
  • Conduct experiments to optimize the composition and properties of different catalyst.

Materials Characterization:

  • Sample preparation for characterizations like XRD, SEM, ICP, BET, PSA, etc.
  • Utilize microscopy, spectroscopy, and other characterization methods to analyze the structure and properties of differently shaped catalyst.
  • Record and analyze experimental data, interpret results, and draw meaningful conclusions to drive research objectives.

Data Analysis and Reporting:

  • Compile and organize experimental data, prepare comprehensive reports, and present findings to the research team.
  • Contribute to the preparation of technical documents, research papers, and presentations for internal and external audiences.

Lab Management and Safety:

  • Adhere to laboratory safety protocols and maintain a clean and organized work environment.
  • Assist in the procurement and organization of materials, chemicals, and equipment necessary for experiments.
  • Taking care of instrument calibration and validation based on schedule.


Education: Currently pursuing or recently completed a Master's or higher degree in Materials Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related field. (degree is not a compulsion but enthusiasm and equivalent knowledge is)

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong understanding of ceramic materials and their processing techniques like sol-gel, coprecipitation, hydrothermal synthesis, microemulsion, solid state reaction.
  • Proficiency in fabrication techniques like iso-static pressing, extrusion, die moulding, additive manufacturing and different coating techniques.
  • Familiarity with laboratory equipment and experimental procedures related to ceramics.
  • Basic knowledge of characterization techniques such as Microscopy, Spectroscopy, Rheology, Mechanical testing and Thermal analysis.
  • Proficiency in data analysis and scientific software.

Communication Skills:

  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills.
  • Ability to present findings in a clear and organized manner.

Individual and Teamwork:

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a development team.


  • Opportunity to work on cutting-edge research projects in the field of materials science.
  • Mentorship and guidance from experienced researchers (like ISRO scientist, IIT professors and so on)
  • Exposure to a collaborative and dynamic research environment.
  • Networking opportunities within and outside the organization.

If you are interested in building your career in the field of space or would like to explore options in the same, then this would be the best opportunity to give it a shot at our company. Do contact us for more information.

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