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Talk by S K Banerjee on "Nuclear Energy in India: Issues and Challenges"

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  • April 26, 2013
    1400 hrs

    Venue: Seminar Hall I, IDSA

    Speaker Profile

    Dr. Srikumar Banerjee, is an internationally acclaimed scientist and Padma Shri award recipient. He has worked as Director Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) Trombay and former Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission of India (AECI). Dr. Banerjee is a Metallurgical Engineer, retired as the Chairman Atomic Energy Commission of India and the Secretary of Department of Atomic Energy (DAE). He acclaims B.Tech with honours in Metallurgical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Kharagpur and subsequently obtained Ph.D from the same Institute. He has published more than 300 scientific papers in reputed international and national journals. Some of these publications are regarded as landmark contributions in the field of materials science.

    Dr. Banerjee’s has been conferred with various awards including: Indian National Science Academy (INSA) Young Scientist Medal (1976), National Metallurgists’ Day Award (1981), Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar Prize in Engineering Sciences (1989), Materials Research Society of India (MRSI) Medal (1990), G.D. Birla Gold Medal of The Indian Institute of Metals (1997), INSA Prize for Materials Science (2001), MRSI-Superconductivity and Materials Science Prize (2003), Indian Nuclear Society Award (2003).