AWARDS & HONOURS

Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research had been chosen by St. John Ambulance (India), Tamil Nadu State for a Special First Aid Award in recognition of its contribution towards imparting training on First Aid to departmental employees.
Dr. P. Chellapandi has been awarded the 2009 VASVIK Award by Vividhlaxi Audyogik Samshodhan Vikas Kendra, Mumbai for his contributions in the field of Mechanical & Structural Sciences and Technology.
Dr. U. Kamachi Mudali has been conferred with prestigious "Fellow Honour" of National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE), USA, for his outstanding contributions in corrosion science, engineering and technology of materials used in nuclear and allied industries including academic contributions.
    He has been appointed as Member of Journal of Coating Science and Technology.
    He has been elected as "Honorary Fellow" by Electrochemical Society of India 2013.

Dr. Shaju K. Albert
has been elected as "Fellow of IIM" by the Council of Indian Institute of Metals.
MOON Quality Circle of Fast Reactor Technology Group, IGCAR with members Shri A. T. Loganathan, Shri D. Kuppuswami, Shri K. Mohanraj, Shri T. V. Maran, Shri A. Clement and Shri B. Babu has won Gold Medal in the Chapter Convention for Quality Circles (CCQC-2013) held at Easwari Engineering College, Chennai during October 5-6, 2013. Shri K. Mohanraj and Shri D. Kuppuswami won the First prize in debate. Shri A.T. Loganathan won the Second prize in QC Poster Competition Award.

Best Paper/Poster Award
Internal Gelation Studies for fhe Preparation of TiO2 Microspheres
Shri Dasarath Maji, Dr. R. Venkata Krishnan and Dr. K. Ananthasivan from CG
Theme meeting on Recent Trends in Materials Chemistry 2013 (RTMC – 2013), July 25-27, 2013, VIT University, Vellore
Best Poster Presentation Award

Dr. U. Kamachi Mudali has been elected as "Fellow of ASM" by the Board of Trustees of ASM International, USA for outstanding contribution in the development and application of corrosion-resistant advanced materials and coatings for critical uses in nuclear and related industries in 2013.
Dr. U. Kamachi Mudali
is appointed as Member of Editorial Board of the Indian National Academy of Engineering, INAE, 2013.

Under Sodium Imaging of SFR Internals : Simulation Studies in Water
Dr. Anish Kumar, Shri G. K. Sharma, Dr. C. Babu Rao, Dr.B. Purnachandra Rao, Dr. T. Jayakumar from MMG Shri G. Gobillot, Shri F. Le Bourdais from CEA, France
International Conference on Advancements in Nuclear Instrumentation Measurement Methods and their Applications (ANIMMA 2013), June 23-27, 2013, Marseille, France

Best Poster Paper Award


Experience in Fabrication of Stainless Steel Hoods for Glove Boxes for Handling Radioactive Materials

Shri Abhishek Kumar Yadav, Shri R. Lavakumar, Shri T.V. Prabhu and Shri G. Ravisankar
from ROMG
Advances in Welding Science & Technology (ADWEST-2013), Puducherry, May 3-4, 2013 organized by Indian Institute of Welding

Third Best Presentation Prize

Self Healing Corrosion Resistant Coatings Based on Inhibitor Loaded TiO2 Nanocontainers
Shri C. Arunchandran, Dr. S. Ramya, Dr. R. P. George, Dr. U. Kamachi Mudali
from MMG
Journal of the Electrochemical Society (JES) 159 (11) (2012) pp. C552-C559.

IIM Young Researcher Best Paper Award

Manifestation of Dynamic Strain Aging (DSA) during Elevated Temperature Ratcheting of type 316LN Stainless Steel
Shri Aritra Sarkar, Dr. A. Nagesha, Dr. R. Sandhya and Dr. M.D. Mathew
from MMG
International conference and exhibition of pressure vessels and piping (OPE-2013)

Second Best Paper Award

Precipitation-hardening of Ni-based Superalloy 693
Shri A. Sarkar
from MMG and Shri R. S. Dutta, Dr.R. Tewari and Dr. G. K. Dey from BARC
National Symposium on Materials and Processing (MAP-2012)

Best Poster Paper Award in Metal and Materials Category

Interaction of U 3+ with O2- in Molten LiCl-KCl Eutectic
Shri Suddhasattwa Ghosh, Smt. S.Vandarkuzhali, Shri S.Nedumaran, Dr. B. Prabhakara Reddy
and Dr. K.Nagarajan from CG
Conference on Molten Salts in Nuclear Technology (CMSNT-2013), Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Jan 9-11, 2013

Best Poster Award


Dr. A. K. Tyagi, MSG has received the "Eminent Mass Spectroscopist Award - 2013" from Indian society for Mass Spectrometry (ISMAS) in recognition of his outstanding contributions in the area of Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry.
Shri Jagadeesh Sure
has been awarded the "Swarna Jayanthi Endowment" award by the Indian Institute of Metals for attending the International Conference on "Technological Advances of Thin Films and Surface Coatings" at Singapore Management University, Singapore
IGCAR
has won the AERB's Fire safety award for the Year 2012

Best Paper/Poster Award
Formation of Delta Ferrite in the Weld Metal of 9-12Cr Steels
Shri K.V. Sajunath from GSO, Shri Chitta Ranjan Das, Dr. Shaju K. Albert, Shri S.Raju and Dr. A. K. Bhaduri from MMG
National Welding Seminar-2011, Bhilai Steel Plant, Bhilai, December 15-17, 2011
D & H Secheron Best Presentation Award -2012
H.D. Govindraj Memorial Research Award-2012 for
Second Best Research Paper

Enhanced Localized Corrosion Resistance of Modified 9Cr - 1Mo Steel by Mesoporous Silica based Self Healing Coatings
Shri C. Arunchandran, Dr. S. Ramya, Dr. R.P. George
and Dr. U. Kamachi Mudali from MMG
International Corrosion Prevention Symposium for Research Scholars (CORSYM-2013), Chennai,
February 28- March 02, 2013 organized by NIGIS, India and NACE, East Asia Pacific Area

Best Oral Presentation Award

Corrosion Behaviour of Carbon Materials and Development of Ceramic Coatings on High Density Graphite for Molten Salt Application
Shri Jagadeesh Sure, Dr. C. Mallika
and Dr. U. Kamachi Mudali from MMG
International Corrosion Prevention Symposium for Research Scholars (CORSYM-2013), Chennai, February 28 - March 02, 2013 organized by NIGIS, India and NACE, East Asia Pacific Area

Best Poster Presentation Award

Fabrication of Self-Organized Titania Nanotube arrays and its Corrosion Resistance in Hank’s Solution
Dr. U. Kamachi Mudali and Dr. N. Rajendran
from RpG and Dr. K. Indira from Anna University
International Corrosion Prevention Symposium for Research Scholars (CORSYM-2013), Chennai, February 28-March 02, 2013 organized by NIGIS, India and NACE, East Asia Pacific Area

Best Poster Presentation Award

Alternate Applications of Anodic/Cathodic Potentials as a Non-conventional Tool to Control Bacterial Adhesion on Titanium
Ms. S. D. Ruth Nithila, Dr. R.P. George, Dr. U. Kamachi Mudali
and Dr. N. Parvathavarthini
from MMG and Dr. R.K. Dayal formerly from MMG International Corrosion Prevention Symposium for Research Scholars (CORSYM-2013), Chennai,
February 28-March 02, 2013 organized by NIGIS, India and NACE, East Asia Pacific Area

Best Poster Presentation Award


Shri S. C. Chetal, Distinguished Scientist and Director, IGCAR has been conferred with "Lifetime Achievement Award by the Systems Society of India", in recognition of his illustrious career in systems theory and application and bringing the systems movement to its present day state through his life long contributions to the field.
Shri S.A.V. Satya Murty,
Director, Electronics Instrumentation and Radiological Safety Group was awarded "INS Outstanding Service Award" for the year 2011, in recognition of his meritorious scientific and engineering achievements in the field of "Nuclear Reactor Technology, including Reactor Safety".
Shri E. Hemanth Rao,
RDG, has received the "INS Young Engineer Award" for the year 2011 for his excellent contribution towards R&D on SFR Safety.
Dr. U. Kamachi Mudali
was awarded "Vocational Excellence Award" for the year 2012 by Rotary Club of Chennai Port City, for his outstanding contributions to Nuclear Materials. He has also been elected as "Fellow of NACE" by National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE), USA for the year 2013 in view of his outstanding contributions to corrosion science, corrosion engineering and corrosion prevention.

HEPA Filter Test Facility has been accrediated by National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration

DAE Awards & Honours

Department of Atomic Energy has instituted annual awards for excellence in Science, Engineering and Technology in order to identify best performers in the area of Research, Technology Development and Engineering in the constituent units (other than Public Sector Undertakings and Aided Institutions). The Young Scientist, Young Engineer, Young Technologist, Homi Bhabha Science and Technology Award and Scientific and Technical Excellence Award fall under this category. Group Achievement awards for recognition of major achievements by groups have also been instituted. Life time Achievement Award is awarded to one who has made significant impact on the DAE’s programmes. They are the icons for young scientists and engineers to emulate. The awards consist of a memento, citation and cash prize.

The recipients of the Group Achievement Awards from IGCAR for the year 2012 are:

Homi Bhabha Science and Technology Award
Scientific & Technical Excellence Award

Young Scientist Award
Young Engineer Award
Meritorious Award

 
: Dr. D.Ponraju, RDG
: Dr. T.R Ravindran,
MSG
  Shri K. Natesan,
RDG
: Dr. (Smt.) S. Abhaya,
MSG
: Shri D. Naga Sivayya,
RDG
: Shri J. Selvaraj,
ROMG
  Shri P. Swaminathan,
ROMG
  Shri M.K. Rajappan Achari,
ROMG
  Shri M. Sambamurthi,
FRTG
  Shri V.K. Parvadeesan,
ESG
  Shri P.N. Madhavan,
Accounts

Group Achievement Award:

Alpha Tight Transport of High Level Liquid Waste from Reprocessing of FBTR Fuel of 155 GWD/t Burn-up and Partitioning of Minor Actinide in Hot Cell

Dr. P. R. Vasudeva Rao, CG, Group Leader

Dr. M. P. Antony, Dr. N. Sivaraman, Shri K. A. Venkatesan, Smt. S. Rajeswari, Dr. R. Kumaresan, Shri R. Manivannan, Shri A. S. Suneesh, Smt. K. V. Syamala, Shri B. Robert Selvan, Smt. T. Prathibha, Shri R. Karunakaran, Shri T. Kalaiarasu, Shri A. Amalraj, Shri Tippana Bapuji, Shri M. Karunanidhi, Shri S. Sriram, Miss. S. Annapoorani, Shri J. S. Brahmaji Rao, Shri N. Ravi and Shri K. Thiruvengadam from CG, Dr. T. G. Srinivasan, Raja Ramanna Fellow, Chemistry Group, Shri T. Ravi from EIRSG, Shri A. Ravisankar, Shri V. Vijayakumar, Shri D. Natarajan, Shri Surajit Halder, Shri P. Varatharajan, Shri A. Palanivel, Shri S. Somasundaram, Shri P. Ramjee, Shri P. Rameshkumar, Shri K. K. Vinodkumar, Shri Apurba Kumar Majumder, Shri M. D. Mohauddin Ansari, Shri L.Yogananth and Shri Madhusudhana Rao from RpG. The award is also shared by Dr. T. Kumar from KARP, BARC(F)

Design and Development of PFBR Operator Training Simulator

Shri S. A. V. Satya Murty, EIRSG, Group Leader

Ms.T.Jayanthi, Shri K. K. Kuriakose, Shri N. Murali, Shri B. Sasidhar Rao, Dr. S.Srinivasan, Smt. H.Seetha, Shri K. R. S.Narayanan, Smt. Bindu Sankar, Ms. Rashmi Nawlakha, Smt. N. Jasmine, Shri Jaideep Chakraborty, Smt. Tadimeti Lakshmi Priyanka, Shri M. L.Jayalal, Shri R.Jehadeesan, Shri K. Vijayakumar, Smt. T. S. Kavithamani, Shri L.Sathishkumar, Shri G.Shanmugam and Shri B. Subbaraju from EIRSG, Shri P. Selvaraj, Shri K. Madhusoodhanan, Shri N. Theivarajan, Shri K. Natesan, Dr. K. Devan, Shri Jose Varghese, Shri M. Sivaramakrishna, Shri C.P.Nagaraj, Shri M. Sakthivel, Shri S. Athmalingam, Shri S. Raghupathy, Shri A. Venkatesan, Shri R. R. Ramanarayanan, Shri U. Parthasarathy, Shri Tanmay Vasal and Smt. T.Sathyasheela from RDG.

Thermal Shock Test Facility

Shri B. K. Sreedhar, FRTG, Group Leader

Shri Shiv Prakash Ruhela, Shri Sudheer Patri, Shri S. Chandramouli, Shri P. Madan Kumar, Shri Rakesh Kumar Mourya, Shri S. Ignatius Sundar Raj, Smt. S. Nagajothi, Shri R. Rajendra Prasad, Shri Nilayendra Chakraborty, Shri J. Prabhu, Shri A. Kolanjiappan, Shri R. Ramalingam, Shri R. Krishnnamurthy, Shri M. Sambamurthi, Shri P. Varadan, Shri R. Punniyamoorthy, Shri K. Karunakaran, Shri R. Shanmugam, Shri C. Adikesavan, Shri M. T. Janakiraman, Shri N. Mohan, Shri K. Arumugam, Shri Parmanand Kumar, Shri J. Prabhakaran, Shri P. C. V. Murugan, Shri N. Sreenivas, Shri L. Eagambaram, Shri P. R. Ashok Kumar, Shri M. Karthikeyan, Shri K. Ramesh, Shri V. Kumaraswamy, Shri Shaik Rafee, Shri K. Ganesh, Shri Ashish Tiwari, Shri L. Mohanasundaram, Shri L. Muthu, Shri T. V. Maran, Smt. J. I. Sylvia, Shri P. Vijayamohanarao, Shri M. Anbuchelian, Shri P. Bakthavatchalam, Shri C. Ambujakshan Nair, Shri A. Kulanthi, Smt. S. Narmadha, Shri G. Vijayakumar, Shri R. Iyappan, Shri Sarat Kumar Dash, Shri D. K. Saxena, Shri K. Radhakannan and Shri R. Parandaman from FRTG.

Development of Oxide Dispersion Strengthened 9Cr Ferritic -Martensitic Steel Cladding Tubes for Sodium Cooled Fast Breeder Reactors

Shri T. Jayakumar, MMG, Group Leader

Dr. M. D. Mathew, Dr. Saroja Saibaba, Dr. K. Laha, Dr. B. P. C. Rao, Shri E. Mohandas, Dr. U. Kamachi Mudali, Dr. Divakar Ramachandran, Dr. N. Parvathavarthini, Dr. Arup Dasgupta, Dr. Anish Kumar, Dr. K. V. Rajkumar, Ms. Diptimayee Samantaray, Shri Ram Kishor Gupta, Shri S. Thirunavukkarasu, Smt. K.S.Chandravathi, Shri M. Nandagopal, Shri G. V. Prasad Reddy, Shri Chanchal Ghosh and Shri Pradyumna Kumar Parida from MMG. The award is also shared by Shri B. Lakshmi Narayana, Shri B. Prahlad, Shri C. Phani Babu, Dr. Komal Kapoor, Shri S.K. Jha, Shri G. N. Ganesha, Shri L. Sudersanam, Shri Pranay Kumar Maity, Shri K. Umamaheswara Rao, Shri K. Ravikrishna, Shri Ch. Sampath Kumar Chary, Shri K. Somasekhar Reddy, Shri D. Sambasiva Rao, Shri P. Yadagiri, Shri G. Narayana Reddy and Shri M. A. Rasheed from NFC, Hyderabad.

Ferroboron as In-vessel Shield Material in Fast Breeder Reactors

Dr. R.S. Keshavamurthy, ROMG, Group Leader

Shri D. Sunil Kumar, Shri D. Venkata Subramanian, Shri Adish Haridas, Shri V. Rajan Babu and Shri S. Clement Ravi Chandar from RDG, Shri Raju Subramanian, Shri Arun Kumar Rai, Dr. S. Murugan, Shri K. A. Gopal, Shri M. Muthu Ganesh, Shri Rajesh Saxena, Shri R. Ramesh, Shri C. N. Venkiteswaran, Shri D. Ganesan and Shri V. Anandaraj from MMG, Dr. S. Anthonysamy, Dr. K. Chandran, Dr. R. Sudha and Smt. P. R. Reshmi from CG, Dr. V. Ganesan from ROMG and Shri N. Vijayan Varier from TC&QCD

Main Vessel - Roof Slab Weld Joint Mock up for PFBR Project

Shri R. Sritharan, RDG, Group Leader

Shri Gagan Gupta, Shri V. Rajan Babu, Shri Sriramchandra Aithal, Shri P. Puthiyavinayagam, Shri Abhishek Mitra, Shri C. Raghavendran, Shri Ravi Prakash Pandey, Shri Kulbir Singh, Shri V. Sebasti John, Shri S. Saravanan, Smt. P. Swetha, Shri G. Venkataiah, Shri S. K. Rajesh, Shri M. Babu Rao, Shri R. Manu, Shri V. Devaraj and Shri G. Soundararajan from RDG, Dr. B. Venkataraman, Shri P. Jagannathan, Shri B. Ananadapadmanaban, Shri G. Ramesh, Smt. Alka Kumari, Shri Shrikrishna Tripathi, Shri Sukumar Manna and Shri P. Narayana Rao from EIRSG and Dr. Shaju K. Albert and Shri Harish Chandra Dey from MMG

Indigenous Repair and Servicing of HPGe detectors

Shri J. Jayapandian, MSG, Group Leader

Shri C. R. Venkata Subramani, Shri G. Gunasekaran from CG, Shri R. Bhaskaran, Smt. O. K . Sheela, Shri A. V, Thanikai Arasu, Shri N. Chinnasamy from MSG, Shri G. Kempulraj, Shri P. Shanmugam, Shri P. Karruppasamy, Shri K. M. Natarajan and Shri N. Lakshimipathi from ESG(E&M), Shri R. Mathiyarasu, Shri M. K. Sundararajan, Shri Patil Sunil Waman from EIRSG and Shri P. C. Sandheep from RpG. The award is also shared by Dr. K. G. Bhushan, Dr. V. B. Chandratre, Dr. V. D. Srivastava, Shri Uday Sanjay Sule and Shri Sunil M. Rodrigues from BARC.


Paper title "Pulse Inversion Technique for Nonlinear Ultrasonics Harmonic Measurements and its Applications" published in the Journal of Pure and Applied Ultrasonics, Vol. 32(3), pp. 79-84, 2010, co-authored by Dr. B.P.C. Rao, Dr. T. Jayakumar and Dr. Baldev Raj, IGCAR has received the Dr. S. Parthasarathy Award from Ultrasonics Society of India (USI).

Paper title "Phase Stability in Proton and Heavy Iron Irradiated Ferritic and Martensitic Alloys" published in the Journal of Nuclear Materials, Vol. 419, pp. 52-62, 2011, authored by Dr. Zhijie Jiao, Dr. Vani Shankar and Dr. Gary S has received the 2011 Literary Award from the Materials Science and Technology Division of the American Nuclear Society.

Article by Shri V. Mahendran and Dr. John Philip from MMG, on "Nanofluid based Optical Sensor for Rapid Visual Inspection of Defects in Ferromagnetic Materials" has been selected as one among the fifty notable articles published in recent years, from 2009 through August 2012 by the Journal " Applied Physics Letters" published by American Institute of Physics.

Dr. C. Mallika of RpG delivered Prof. T.L. Rama Char Memorial Lecture in the National Symposium on Electrochemical Science and Technology (NSEST-2012) organized by the Electrochemical Society of India, IISc at Bengaluru during August 24-25, 2012.

Best Paper / Poster Awards

Studies  to Optimize Electrodeposition of Platinum Nanoparticles on Titanium
Ms. K.R. Rasmi, Dr. S.C. Vanithakumari, Dr. Rani P. George and Dr. U. Kamachi Mudali from CSTG 
National Symposium on Electrochemical Science and Technology (NSEST-2012), The Electrochemical Society of India, IISc, Bengaluru, August 24-25, 2012.
Second Best Oral Presentation Award

Pitting Corrosion Behaviour of Heat Treated Nickel Based Superalloys in Acidic Chloride Medium
Shri Pradeep Kumar Samantaroy, Ms. Girija Suresh and Dr. U. Kamachi Mudali from CSTG 
16th National Congress on Corrosion Control, National Corrosion Council of India, Kolkata, August 23-25, 2012.
First Oral Presentation Award

Light Scattering as Analytical Tool to Study Hydrolysis of Aluminium in Aqueous Systems
Ms. N. Priyadarshini, Shri M. Sampath, Shri Shekhar Kumar, Dr. U. Kamachi Mudali and Shri R. Natarajan from RpG
Theme Meeting on Recent Trends in Analytical Chemistry (TRAC-2012), Society for Advancement of Chemical Sciences and Education (SACSE), University of Madras, Chennai, August 30-31, 2012.
First Best Poster Presentation Award


Dr. K. Gireesan and Dr. T. S. Radhakrishnan from MSG and collaborators at CIPET-Chennai, have received the 2nd National Award (2011) for Technology Innovation under the category, Polymers in Public Health Care, instituted in various fields of Petrochemicals and Downstream Plastic Processing Industry by the Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Government of India, for their work on the "Design and Development of Sensor array Hemet for whole Head Magnetoencephalography System"

Dr. M. Vijayalakshmi from MMG has been elected, Fellow of the Electron Microscopy Society of India in recognition of her outstanding scientific contributions in the field of "Electron Microscopy".

Best Paper / Poster Awards

Embedded-System Based Controller for Measuring Displacement of Reactor Vessel of FBTR
Shri Kalyan Rao Kuchipudi, Shri Sushant Patil, Shri S. Sridhar, Shri M. Muthukrishnan, Shri K. V. Sureshkumar, Shri S. Varadharajan, Shri B. Anandapadmanaban and Shri G. Srinivasan from ROMG
8th Control and Instrumentation System Conference (CISCON 2011) Manipal University, Manipal, November 2011
Best Paper Award

Effective Nondestructive Imaging of Defects in Engineering Components
Dr. B. P. C. Rao, Dr. T. Jayakumar, Shri S. Thirunavukkarasu, Shri W. Sharatchandra Singh, Shri G.K. Sharma, Shri Anish Kumar and Dr. C. Babu Rao from MMG
18th World Conference on Nondestructive Testing, Durban, South Africa, April 16-20, 2012

Best Presentation Award

Logic Modeling and Benchmark Transients Simulation of Condensate System for Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor Operator Training Simulator
Ms. Rashmi Nawlakha, Ms. N. Jasmine, Ms. H. Seetha, Shri B. Subba Raju, Shri K.R.S. Narayanan, Ms. T. L. Priyanka, Ms. T. Jayanthi and Shri S.A.V. Satya Murty from EI&RSG
International Conference on Recent Advances in Engineering and Technology (ICRAET-2012) Hyderabad, April 29-30, 2012

Best Paper Award

Group Achievement Award for 2010
Nitric Acid Loop for Long-Term Corrosion Studies

Dr. U. Kamachi Mudali,
MMG, Group Leader
Shri Ravikumar Sole, Shri K. Kamalanathan, Shri A. Ramakrishnan, Shri T. Nandakumar, Shri R. Thiruvalluvan and Shri R. Rajendran from MMG. Shri R. Rajeev, Shri T. Selvan, Shri Geo Mathews and Shri A. Sriramamurthy from RpG.

Constitutive equations to Predict High Temperature Flow Stress in a Ti-modified Austenitic Stainless Steel
Dr. Sumantra Mandal, Shri V. Rakesh, Dr. P. V. Sivaprasad, Dr. S. Venugopal and Shri K.V. Kasi Viswanathan from MMG
Top Cited Author 2011 by Elsevier

Studies on Passive Films of Type 316LN Stainless Steels Using Micro Laser Raman Analysis and Imaging
Dr. S. Ramya, Shri C. Arun Chandran, Dr. Rani P. George and Dr. U. Kamachi Mudali from MMG
National Symposium on Electrochemical Science and Technology (NSEST-2011)
Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, August 2011

Best Oral Presentation Award

Laser Surface Melting of Plasma Sprayed Alumina-Titania Coating on High Density Graphite Shri Jagadeesh Sure, Shri A. Ravi Shankar and Dr. U. Kamachi Mudali from MMG
International Conference on Advanced Materials (ICAM 2011), PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, December 12-16, 2011

Best Poster Presentation Award

Micro-nano Texturing of Titanium by Anodization - a Step Towards Corrosion Inhibition and Anti-biofouling
Dr. S. C. Vanitha Kumari, Dr. Rani P. George and Dr. U. Kamchi Mudali from
MMG
Electrochemical Techniques in Nano Scale Surface Engineering (ECTNSE-2012), BARC, Mumbai, January 5-6, 2012

First Best Poster Award

Laser Raman Analysis and Imaging of Molten Salt Exposed Partially Stabilized Zirconia Coated High Density Graphite
Dr. S. Ramya, Shri Jagadeesh Sure, Dr. A. Ravi Shankar, Dr. Rani P. George and Dr. U. Kamchi Mudali from
MMG
Electrochemical Techniques in Nano Scale Surface Engineering (ECTNSE-2012), BARC, Mumbai, January 5-6, 2012

Third Best Poster Award

Nanocontainer Impregnated Self-Healing Surfaces for Corrosion Protection
Shri C. Arunchandran, Dr. S. Ramya, Dr. Rani P. George and Dr. U. Kamchi Mudali from
MMG
Electrochemical Techniques in Nano Scale Surface Engineering (ECTNSE-2012), BARC, Mumbai, January 5-6, 2012

Third Best Poster Award

Thermally Activated Deformation of a High-nitrogen Grade 316LN Stainless Steel under Compressive Loading
Ms. Diptimayee Samantaray, Dr. Sumantra Mandal, Dr. S.K. Albert, Dr. A.K. Bhaduri and Dr. T. Jayakumar from MMG
ICAMPS, Thiruvananthapuram, January 19-21, 2012

Third Best Technical Paper Award

Effect of Ceric Ions in the Extraction of Ruthenium into 30% TBP/NPH Systems
Ms. Pravati Swain, Dr. R. Srinivasan, Dr. C. Mallika, Dr. U. Kamachi Mudali and Shri R. Natarajan from RpG Ms. S. Annapoorani from CG
DAE-BRNS Biennial International Symposium on ‘Emerging Trends in Separation Science and Technology (SESTEC-2012)’, Mumbai, February 27 - March 01, 2012

Best Poster Presentation Award


Dr. A. K. Tyagi, MSG has been awarded Award of Excellence by Sathyabama University, Chennai in the area of  Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.
Shri Sumantra Mandal, MMG has been selected for the IEI Young Engineers Award 2011-2012 in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering discipline.
Dr. Vaidehi Ganesan,
MMG has been awarded with Marie Curie Mahila Vijnana Puraskara during the fourth National Women's Science Congress held at Bengaluru during November 7-9, 2011.

Best Paper / Poster Awards

Dr. B.P. C. Rao, Shri S. Thirunavukkarasu, Dr. T. Jayakumar, Dr. Baldev Raj, Shri Aravinda Pal, Shri T. K. Mitra and Shri Pandurang Jadhav of MMG have been adjudged the winner of Weldman Award-2011 for the best Technical paper on A new Methodology for Qualification of Welding Procedure for Circumferential Shell Welds of Steam Generators of PFBR presented during National Welding Seminar -2010.
Shri Girish Kumar Padhy,
Research Scholar, MTD, MMG has been adjudged the winner of ESAB India Award-2011 for his paper on Diffusible Hydrogen Measurement in Steel Welds using an Electrochemical Hydrogen Sensor for the best Technical paper across all categories.
Shri Ashish Jain, Shri S. Kandasamy and Dr. K. K. Satpathy received 2nd prize for poster presentation on Construction site monitoring through a systematic Safety observation methodology in IGCAR during 28th DAE Safety & Occupational Health Professionals Meet-2011.
Shri M. Santhanam, Shri V. Venkatachalapathy, Shri C. Sivathanupillai
and Shri R. Gettu got Corps of Engineers Prize from The Institution of Engineers (India) for their paper on Mechanical properties of High Density Concrete used in Fast Reactors for Structural and Shielding Purposes published in the Journal of the Institution during 2010-2011


Dr. C. Anand Babu and the team working on Boron Enrichment , FRTG has been granted a patent titled Innovative Cut and Feed Operation for Enhancing the Performance using Ion Chromatography Exchange Separation by US Patent office Patent No-07976708 on July 12, 2011.
PLUTONIUM Quality Circle of Chemistry Group, IGCAR with members Shri E. Mohanraj, Shri B. Vijayavelu, Shri N. Ravi, Shri N. Radhakrishnan, Shri R. Padmanabhan, Shri K. Satya Govinda Raju and Shri V. Suresh Kumar has won GOLD AWARD in the Chennai Chapter Quality Circle Convention (CCQCC-2011) held at Puduchery during September 3-4, 2011.
STAR Quality Circle
of Central Work Shop Division, ESG, IGCAR with members Shri R. Tamilamuthan, Shri K.M. Natarajan, Shri G. Narendar Reddy, Shri V. Kodiarasan, Shri A. Padmanaban, Shri B. Thiruvengadam, Shri R. Murugupandian, Shri J. Abilash, Shri E. Venkatesh, Shri S. Sateesh Kumar has won SILVER AWARD in the Chennai Chapter Quality Circle Convention (CCQCC-2011) held at Puduchery during September 3-4, 2011.
RAHFA Quality Circle
of Hospital, GSO with members Ms M. Suganthi Robert, Ms V. Vanasundari, Shri S. Rajagopal , Shri P. Selvamani, Ms P. Jansileema, Ms P. Sumathi, Shri G. Mahalingam, Shri M.K. Mohammed Razeek has won GOLD AWARD in the Chennai Chapter Quality Circle Convention (CCQCC-2011) held at Puduchery during September 3-4, 2011.
Shri Alok Rout
, Senior Research Fellow, Chemistry Group participated in the International conference on Ionic liquids (ILSEPT 2011) at Sitges, Spain and gave a keynote presentation. He was chosen to chair a session in the conference.

Shri M. Kasinathan, Ms S. Sosamma, Dr. C. Babu Rao, Shri N. Murali and Dr.T. Jayakumar received the Best Poster Award for paper titled Liquid level measurement using Raman Distributed Temperature Sensor at International conference on Specialty Glass & Optical Fiber: Materials, Technology & Devices (ICGF-2011), Kolkata, August 2011.
Dr. S. Venugopal, GRIP, MMG has been elected as a Fellow of American Society of Materials (ASM) for his significant contributions in the area of Deformation processing of materials.
Dr. John Philip, NDED, MMG was awarded the MRSI medal-2011 by Materials Research Society of India and he has been given Membership in the Nano Society.
Shri Sumantra Mandal, MTD, MMG has been awarded the Sudharshan Bhat Memorial Prize for best Ph.D thesis in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from IIT-Madras, Chennai.

Dr. Baldev Raj, Director, IGCAR shall deliver Prof. N.P. Gandhi Memorial Lecture, organised by Indian Institute of Metals (2011).
He is the receipt of Indian National Science Academy Prize for Materials Science, from Indian National Science Academy (2010), for his contributions to nuclear materials, technologies, cultural heritage and mentoring of generations of students and colleagues.
He shall deliver the Portevin Lecture of International Institute of Welding (2011) for his contributions valued for sustained excellence in welding science and technology.
He has been awarded 16th M.N. Saha Memorial Lecture Award, from Indian Science New Association, Kolkata (2011).
He has been honoured with 6th Raja Ramanna Memorial Lecture award by VECC, Kolkata during June 2011.
He shall deliver the First Annual Materials Lecture of International Centre for Materials Science in June 2011.
He has been elected:

Dr. P. R. Vasudeva Rao, Director, Chemistry Group, was selected for award of silver medal by the Chemical Research Society of India in 2011.
Dr. P. R. Vasudeva Rao, Director, Chemistry Group, was awarded the MRSI-ICSC Superconductivity and Materials Science Senior Award-2011 by Materials Research Society of India.
Dr. B.V. R. Tata, CMPD, MSG has been recognised as "ERUDITE Visiting Professor" at the School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala.
Shri J. Daniel Chellappa, TC&PAS, ROMG has been elected the Honorary President of the 'Federation of Science Clubs of Tamil Nadu (FSCT)' and Honorary Secretary of the 'Public Sector PR Forum, Tamil Nadu (PSPR Forum-TN)' for a period of three years (2011-13).
Shri M. R. Rajesh Kannan, Research Scholar, MSG has been awarded a gold medal for securing 1st rank in M. Tech, in Laser Electro Optical Engineering from Anna University, Chennai.


Dr. Baldev Raj, Director, IGCAR has been elected President, Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE). He will take over as President, INAE from January 1, 2011.
He has been awarded Betz-Dearborn-Professor C.N.R.Rao Medal and Chemcon Distinguished Speaker Award, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (2010).
He has been awarded the IIM Platinum Medal, Indian Institute of Metals (2010)-Highest award by Indian Institute of Metals for contribution in metallurgy.
Dr. A.K. Bhaduri, MTD, MMG has been awarded Sir LP Mishra Memorial Lecture Award-2010 from Indin Institute of Welding.
Dr. Rani P. George, CS&TD, MMG has been awarded the Corrosion Awareness Award 2009-10 from NACE INTERNATIONAL Gateway India Section on September 24, 2010 at CORCON2010, in Goa.
Ms. Dipti Samantaray, MTD, MMG has received Best M.Tech. Thesis -INA Innovative Student Project Award-2010.
Study of Strain Induced Martensite formation in a Ti Modified 316 Stainless Steel Bellow by Transmission Electron Microscopy
Dr. R. Mythili, Dr. Saroja Saibaba and Dr. M. Vijayalakshmi, PMD, MMG
Appeared in Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals, 62 (2009) 573-579, received the Indian Institute of Metals-SAIL Gold Medal 2010 during 48th National Metallurgist Day (NMD) and the 64th Annual Technical Meeting of Indian Institute of Metals, November 14-17, 2010, Indian Institute of Science, Bangaluru.
Ms. J. Brijitta, CPMD, MSG has received the Best Thesis Award for her thesis titled "Phase Behaviour of Thermo Responsive Nanogel Dispersion: A Light Scattering and Confocal Microscopic Study" during the DAE-BRNS-National Laser Symposium (NLS-19) held at Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology, Indore during December, 2010.


Shri R. Natarajan, Director, Reprocessing Group, has been elected, Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) in recognition of his contributions to "Engineering Sciences" Best Paper/Poster Awards


Dr. Baldev Raj, Director, IGCAR has been Elected President, International Institute of Welding, which has a membership of fifty one countries.
Elected Fellow of ASM International, USA
Dr. Baldev Raj, Director, IGCAR has been awarded the INSA Prize for Materials Science, Indian National Science Academy (2010)
Dr. Baldev Raj, Director, IGCAR has been invited to be:
Member, DAE Science Research Council
External Expert, Peer Review Committee for the Cluster-Chemical Sciences, Group I: Chemical Materials & Energy, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, New Delhi (2010)
Member, R&D Advisory Council of Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. to enhance performance multifold based on science based technologies
Co-Chair, Editorial and Scientific Committee of International Journal of Nuclear Energy Science and Technology
Member, Governing Body of J&K State Council for Science & Technology
Member, Research Council, Institute of Minerals & Materials Technology, Bhubaneswar
Member, Advisory Council, Great Lakes-Bauer Energy Executive MBA Programme
Chairman, Research Advisory Board of PSG Institute of Advanced Studies, Coimbatore
Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Bulletin of Materials Science
Dr. P. Chellapandi, Director, SG, has received Distinguished Alumnus Award of IIT-Madras, 2010.
Dr. P. Swaminathan, Director, EIG, was awarded INS 2009 Award in High Technology Nuclear Related Areas for his R&D contribution in development of strategic Instrumentation and Control system for FBR program.
Dr. T. Gnanasekaran
, Associate Director and Head, Liquid Metals and Solid State Chemistry Division, CG, has been awarded the MRSI medal and the Life time Achievement Award of the Thermal Analysis Society.
Dr. M. Sai Baba, Head, Scientific Information Resource Division and Strategic & Human Resources Planning Section has been invited to be a member of the Editorial and Scientific Committee of the International Journal of Nuclear Knowledge Management published by the World Council of Nuclear Workers(WONUC).
Shri J. Jayapandian, Shri K. Prabakar, Shri C.S. Deepak and Smt. Usharani Ravi from Surface and Nanoscience
Division, MSG have received the 'Design Award' for 'Measuring micro displacements using CD's Optical pickup Head
from Idea for Design pages of Electronic Design'
in May 2010.
MOON QC (Facilitator: Shri B. Krishnakumar, Head, Components & Instrumentation Division, FRTG) has bagged the
PAR EXCELLENCE PRESENTATION Award (The Highest in Quality Circle Competitions) at National Convention for
Quality Circle at AMC Engineering College.

Dr. Baldev Raj, Director, IGCAR has been invited to be a member of the committee for selecting the Australia India Science & Technology Research Award on Energy Generation in a Low Carbon Future instituted by Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering in association with Australian Government’s Australia India Council
Dr. Baldev Raj, Director, IGCAR has been nominated as External Expert, Peer Review Committee for the Cluster-Chemical Sciences, Group I: Chemical Materials & Energy, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, New Delhi (2010)
Dr. Baldev Raj, Director, IGCAR delivered DAE Raja Ramanna Lecture in Physics, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bengaluru (2009)

Dr. Baldev Raj, has been conferred Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru National Award in the field of Engineering & Technological Sciences, Department of Science & Technology, Government of Madhya Pradesh for the year 2007 (Awarded in 2010)
He has been invited to be a member, Dr. Yellapragada SubbaRow Award Committee (2010)
He has been appointed as a member, Nuclear Fuel Cycle Board, Department of  Atomic Energy
Shri Sumantra Mandal,
Materials Technology Division has been awarded 2009 Young Metallurgist of the Year. The award instituted by the Indian Institute of Metals, Ministry of Steel, Government of India

DAE AWARDS
The recipients of the awards from IGCAR for the year 2008 are:

Homi Bhabha Science and Technology Award:
Dr. N.Sivaraman, CG

Young Engineer Awards:

Shri T.Gokulakrishnan, EIG and Shri A.Ravishankar, MMG

Young Applied Science & Technology Award:
Shri M.G.Hemanath, FRTG

Scientific & Technical Excellence Award:

Dr. D.Ponraju, SG, Shri P. Puthiyavinayagam, REG, Dr. Saroja Saibaba, Dr.S.Murugan, Dr.R.Sandhya, from MMG, Shri B.K.Nashine, FRTG
Meritorius Award:
Shri A. Dorai, Shri S. Chandran, Shri R. Devan from ESG, Shri A. Rajan, Shri A. T. Loganthan, from FRTG, Shri K. M. Natarajan, ESG, and Shri M. Ganapathy, CG

Group Achievement Award:
Dr. K. G. M. Nair, MSG, Group Leader
Dr. B. K. Panigrahi, Shri P Gangopadhyay, Dr. Sandip Dhara, Shri P. Magudapathy, Shri C. David, D r. B. Sundaravel, Shri R. Dhandapani, Shri K. Suresh, Shri V. Baskaran, Dr. S Amrithapandian, Shri S. Balaji, Shri S.K. Srivastava, Shri K Dasarathan, Shri J. C. George, Shri A. Dhanusu from MSG

Shri C. R. Venkata Subramani, CG, Group Leader
Shri R. Parthasarathy, Smt. D. Saisubalakshmi, from CIDD, Shri R. Parandhaman, Shri D.K. Saxena from CFD, Shri M.G. Hemanath, Shri Vivek Nema from STHD, Shri B. Muralidharan, Shri A. Ashok Kumar, Shri M. Shanmugasundaram, Shri K. Jayagopi,
Shri S.Chandramouli, Shri S. Krishnakumar, Shri R. Punniyamoorthy, Shri S. Alexander Xavier, Shri S. Ravishankar, Shri D. Muralidhar, Shri T. Chandran, Smt. C. Sundari, Shri V. Tharmaraj, Shri P. Mohanraj, Shri J. Prem, Shri Rafiq Basha, Shri S. Shanmugam, Shri R.K. Murthy from SFD, Shri K. Swaminathan from FCD, Shri M. Rajan, former Director, Safety Group, Shri D. Jambunathan (Retd) from TSD, ROMG

Dr. A. K. Singhal, BARC, Group Leader
Dr. B.S. Panigrahi, Shri A.Suriyanarayanan, Shri K.Ganapathy Subramanian, Shri R. V. Ramesh from TSD, Shri R. Sekar, Shri U. Chandrangadan, Shri P. Sekhar, Shri D.Loganathan from RMD, Shri Vimal Kumar, TC & QCS, Shri K.A.Gopal, RIRD, Shri N.Manimaran, Shri M.Savarimuthu from ROD. Shri A.K. Chhabra, Dr. P. K.Tewari, Dr. S. Prabhakar, Dr. Hemant Sodey, Shri Sushil A Tiwari from BARC

Dr. A. K. Bhaduri MMG, Group Leader
Dr. Shaju K. Albert, Shri Chitta Ranjan Das, Shri V. Ramasubbu, Shri M. Arul, D, Shri D. Manokaran from MTD, Shri A.S.L.K. Rao, Shri P. Sivaraman, Shri M. Krishnamoorthy, Shri A. Mohamed Muneer, Shri A.G. Sarangapani, Shri C. Subramanian,
Shri M. Kuppan, Shri N. Dhanasekaran, Shri S.P. Jaishankar, Shri P.M. Ajith Kumar from CWD, Shri P. Sukumar, Shri R. Gnanasekaran, Shri N. Dhakshanamoorthy from NDED

Dr. P. Chellapandi, REG, Group Leader
Shri V. Balasubramaniyan, REG. Shri P. Puthiyavinayagam, Shri R.Sritharan, Dr. K.Velusamy, Shri S.Jalaldeen, Shri V.Rajan Babu, Shri P. Selvaraj, Shri K.Natesan, Shri U. Parthasarathy, Shri S.D.Sajish, Shri R.Suresh Kumar, Shri Bhuwan Chandra Sati, Shri Abishek Mitra, Shri G.R.Ravi Prasan, Shri D.Naga Sivayya. Shri P. V. Sellaperumal, Shri Sebasti John, Shri S.Jaisankar, Shri C.Raghavendran,
Shri R.Manu, Shri G.Venkataiah, NEG, Shri V. Kothandam from NEG, Dr. Arun Kumar Bhaduri, Shri Shaju K. Albert, Shri Hemant Kumar from MMG

Shri T. K. Mitra, BHAVINI, Group Leader
Shri S. Athmalingam, SCS, Shri Amzad Pasha, Shri R. Nanda Kumar, Shri Jainendra Kumar Dubey, Shri L. Satish Kumar, Shri K. Madhusoodanan, PPCD Shri R. Srinivasan, EPS, Dr. P. Chellapandi, NEG, Shri P. Selvaraj, MHD, Shri K. Velusamy, THS, Shri S. Jalaldeen, SMS, Shri Amitava Biswas, Shri U. Parthasarathy, Shri K. Natesan, Shri S.D Sajish, Shri P. Jayaraj, Shri N. Kasinathan, SED, Shri B. Venkatraman, QAD, Shri R.K. Dayal, CSTD, Shri A.R. Hasan Shaikh, Shri G. Srinivasan, Shri S. Chandrasekar, Shri V. Rajendran, Shri S. Satheesh Kumar, Shri A. Sivakumar, Shri V Devaraj, MMG


  • Dr. Baldev Raj, has been elected as Member of the prestigious International Nuclear Energy Academy
    He has been made as Scientific Advisor to Proposal for Singapore Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering Research (SINSER), National University of Singapore.
    He has been nominated as Chairman, NTPC Energy Technology Research Advisory Council, National Thermal Power Corporation of India Ltd
    He has been made Member, Advisory Committee for Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize 2009 (Engineering Sciences)
    He has been made Member, Australia India Science & Technology Research Award on "Energy Generation in Low Carbon Future" instituted by Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering in association with Australian Government's Australia India Council.
    He has been appointed as Distinguished Professor, Institute of Chemical Technology (Deemed University), Mumbai
    He has been made Member, Scientific Advisory Council of School of Engineering Science & Technology (SEST), Central University of Hyderabad
    He has delivered DAE Raja Ramanna Lecture in Physics, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore (2009)
    He has delivered Smt. Rukmini Lakshmipathy Endowment Lecture, Women's Christian College, Chennai (2009)
    He has also been made Patron, Society for Failure Analysis
  • Dr. U. Kamachi Mudali, Reprocessing Research & Development Division, Reprocessing Group has been awarded NIGIS Meritorious Contribution Award of NACE International Gateway of India Section, Mumbai for 2008-2009
  • Dr. S.Ningshen, Corrosion Science Technology Division, Metallurgy and Materials Group has been awarded with Mascot National Award-2009 by the Electrochemical Society of India during the National Symposium on Electrochemical Science and Technology, NSENT-2009, IISc., Bengaluru during July 17-18, 2009
  • Dr. (Smt.) Saroja Saibaba, Physical Metallurgy Division, Metallurgy and Materials Group has been selected as Fellow of the Indian Institute of Metals from April 2009
  • Dr. Sumanthra Mandal, Material Technology Division, Metallurgy and Materials Group has been selected as an Associate of the Indian Academy of Sciences Bengaluru
  • The four Quality Circles from IGCAR have secured prizes for their case studies in Chennai Chapter Quality Circles Convention (CCQCC-2009, Tamil Nadu State Convention) held at Tiruchirapalli during September 5-6, 2009. The MOON QC team of FRTG has secured Par Excellence (First), the STAR QC team of ESG has secured Excellence (Second), the EXCEL QC team of FRTG and IRIS QC team of MMG has secured Distinguished (Third) awards

Dr Baldev Raj has been appointed as an  Adjunct Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Honorary Consul General in Engineering Disciplines by Michigan State University, USA

Dr Baldev Raj has been elected as Vice President by the Board of Directors of International Institute of Welding.

Dr. Baldev Raj, has been conferred FICCI Award, the highest recognition for an individual by the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) for the outstanding contributions to Science and Technology in the context of Industries and Society.
He has also been invited to be a Member, Board of Advisors, The Al Gore Sustainable Technology Venture Competition, India for the year 2009.
He has been made Member, Advisory Board of Summer School on Modeling, Experimentation & Validation (MeV), Idaho National Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory & Idaho State University, 21-30 July 2009.
He has delivered 2nd Y.M. Mehta Memorial Award Lecture, Indian Institute of Metals (Vadodara & Mumbai Chapters), 2009
He has also been conferred the 1st Dr. Homi J. Bhabha Centenary Year Award by Nayudamma Centre for Development Alternatives, Nellore for the year 2009.
Dr. B.V.R. Tata, Materials Science Division, MSG has been awarded the MRSI Medal for the year 2009 by Materials Research Society of India (MRSI) in recognition of his significant contributions to the field of Materials Science and Engineering.
Smt. K. Vijaya, Physical Education Teacher of Atomic Energy Central School-2 Kalpakkam has been awarded Best Teacher-2007, for her meritorious service in the field of teaching. She received the award from her Excellency Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, President of India.



Department of Atomic Energy has instituted annual awards for excellence in Science, Engineering and Technology in order to identify best performers in the area of Research, Technology Development and Engineering in the constituent units (other than Public Sector Undertakings and Aided Institutions). The Young Scientist, Young Engineer, Young Technologist, Homi Bhabha Science and Technology Award and Scientific and Technical Excellence Award fall under this category. Group Achievement awards for recognition of major achievements by groups have also been instituted. Life time Achievement Award is awarded to one who has made significant impact on the DAE’s programme. They are the icons for young scientists and engineers to emulate. The awards consist of a memento, citation and cash prize.
The recipients of the awards from IGCAR for the year 2007 are:
Homi Bhabha Science and Technology Award
Dr. B. Venkataraman, Quality Assurance Division, Engineering Services Group
Scientific and Technical Excellence Award
Shri V. Rajan Babu, Reactor Components Division, Reactor Engineering Group
Dr. N.V. Chandra Shekar, Materials Science Division, Metallurgy & Materials Group
Dr. K. Devan, Reactor Physics Division, Reactor Engineering Group
Dr. R. Sridharan, Liquid Metals & Structural Chemistry Division, Chemistry Group
Young Engineer Award
Shri Chittaranjan Das, Materials Technology Division, Metallurgy and Materials Group
Shri K. Natesan, Mechanics & Hydraulics Division, Reactor Engineering Group
Shri V. Vinod, Sodium Facilities Division, Fast Reactor Technology Group Shri Sumantra Mandal, Materials Technology Division, Metallurgy and Materials Group
Young Technologist Award
Shri Manoj Kumar Mishra, Electronics & Instrumentation Division, Electronics & Instrumentation Group
Meritorius Services Award
Shri N.S. Thambi, Mechanical Metallurgy Division, Metallurgy and Materials Group
Shri A.G. Sarangapani, Central Workshop Division, Engineering Services Group
Shri G. Moorthy, Air-conditioning and Ventilation Systems Division, Engineering Services Group
Shri K. Victor Arulraj, Engineering Services Division, Engineering Services Group
Group Achievement Awards
Development of Electrochemical and Solid State Gas Sensors
Dr. T. Gnanasekaran, Dr. R. Sridharan, Shri K.H. Mahendran, Shri S. Nagaraj, Smt. Kitheri Joseph, Smt. Manjulata Sahu,

Dr. Rajesh Ganesan, Shri Sajal Ghosh, Shri G. Ravishankar, Liquid Metals & Structural Chemistry Division, Shri K. Dayalan, Shri A. Veerapandian, Shri V. Sureshkumar, Smt. S. Premalatha, Shri R. Parthasarathy, Shri K.C. Srinivas, Chemical Facility Division, Smt. K. Sujatha, Fuel Chemistry Division , Chemistry Group, Shri S. Bagavathiappan, Non-Destructive Evaluation Division, Shri C. Subramanian, Central Workshop Division, Shri K.M. Natarajan, Shri P. Balakrishnan, Shri P. Shanmugam, Engineering Services Group, Shri I.B. Noushad, Shri S. Kishore, Shri B. Muralidharan, Sodium Facilities Division and Shri Vivek Nema, Sodium Technology & Thermal Hydraulic Division, Fast Reactor Technology Group
Seismic Design and Qualification of PFBR Components
Dr. P. Chellapandi, Nuclear Engineering Group, Shri R. Srinivasan, Nuclear Engineering Group, Shri T. Selvaraj, Mechanics & Hydraulics Division, Shri S.D. Sajish, Shri C. Raghavendran, Shri P. Ravi, Shri Vankatiah, Shri V. Kothandam, Shri V. Devaraj, Shri R. Manu, Nuclear Engineering Group, Reactor Engineering Group and Shri Jagannath Mishra, Safety Research Institute, Atomic Energy Regulatory Board.
Design, Development, Manufacture & Qualification of Control & Safety Rod and its Drive Mechanism for PFBR
Dr. P. Chellapandi, Nuclear Engineering Group, Dr. D. Rangaswamy, Power Plant Control Division, Shri V. Rajan Babu, Shri P. Puthiyavinayagam, Smt. R. Vijayashree, Shri T.S. Paneer Selvam, Shri K. Krishnaprasad, Shri S. Jaisankar, Shri P.A. Sasidharan, Reactor Components Division, Nuclear Engineering Group, Reactor Engineering Group and Shri C. Meikandamurthy, Shri K. Gurumoorthy, Sodium Facilities Division, Shri D. Ramdasu, Shri G.K. Pandey, Shri Ajesh Kumar, Separation Technology & Thermal Hydraulic Division, Shri R. Veerasamy, Shri S.C.S.P. Kumar Krovvidi, Shri Sudheer Patri, Shri S.K. Dash, Shri T. Logaiyan, Components & Instrumentation Development Division, Fast Reactor Technology Group, Shri E. Venkatesan, Quality Assurance Division, Engineering Services Group and Shri B. Saha, Electronics & Instrumentation Group
Post Irradiation Examination of Fuel & Structural Materials at FBTR
Shri K.V. Kasiviswanathan, Shri V. Venugopal, Shri N. G. Muralidharan, Shri N. Raghu, Shri C.N. Venkiteswaran, Shri V. Karthik, Shri V. Anandaraj, Shri M. Sekar, Shri R. Parthasarathy, Shri M. Ramanathan, Shri Jojo Joseph, Shri T. Johny, Shri Shaji Kurien, Shri A. Vijayaragavan, Shri T. Ulaganathan, Shri D. Ganesan, Shri V.L. Balakrishnan, Shri S. Maharajan, Shri N.P. George, Shri K. Satheesh Kumar, Shri R. Subramanian, Shri N. Kulasegaran, Shri Y. Ramaseshu, Shri B. Venugopal Naidu, Shri S. Kumaresan, Shri J. Seenuvasan, Shri R. Devarajulu, Shri P.R. Venkatesan, Group for Remote Handling, Robotics, Irradiation Experiments and PIE (GRIP), Metallurgy & Materials Group and Ms. B. Sasi, Dr. T. Saravanan, Non-Destructive Evaluation Division, Metallurgy & Materials Group


  • AERB Green Site Award – 2007 has been awarded to the Kalpakkam Site (IGCAR, MAPS, BHAVINI & Other Units) by Atomic Energy Regulatory Board.

  • Dr. Baldev Raj, Director, IGCAR has been awarded Prof. Jai Krishna Memorial Award by the Indian National Academy of Engineering for the year 2008.
    He has also been awarded with the Distinguished Materials Scientist Award by the Materials Research Society of India for the year 2009.
    He has been selected as the Vice President, Academia NDT International and Vice President (Academic, Professional & International Affairs) of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (2008-2011).
    He has been designated as Member, Editorial Board of Steel Technology and Member, Editorial Board of Asian Journal of Professional Ethics & Management.

  • Smt. Uma Seshadri, Head, Planning Division, IGCAR has received the Women Engineers Award for the year 2008 of Institution of Engineers (India) Tamil Nadu State Centre for her outstanding contribution in Engineering Profession.

  • Dr. Anish Kumar, Non - Destructive Evaluation Division, MMG has been awarded Young Scientist Award for the year 2008 by the Indian Society for Non Destructive Testing.

  • Shri T. Karthikeyan, Physical Metallurgy Division, MMG has been awarded INAE Young Engineer Award for the year 2008.

  • Shri M. Krishnamoorthy, Central Workshop Division, ESG has been awarded Best Welding Engineer by the Indian Institute of Welding, Chennai Branch.

  • “Moon Quality Circle” Zonal Workshop Section, Components & Instrument Development Division, FRTG led by Shri T.V. Maran with members Shri K. Mohanraj, Shri R. Rajendran, Shri A.T. Loganathan, Shri A. Ramamoorthy, Shri D. Kuppuswami and Shri A. Anthuvan Clement has won Excellence Award for their Project “ROBOA (Reduction of Breakdowns of all cut machine) at the National Convention for Quality Circles NCQC – 2008.


  • Dr. Baldev Raj has been invited by ‘Global Energy’ to be a member of the Global Energy International Prize Committee for 2009-2013 for selecting the awardees for research and development in the area of energy in the world along with other members which include Nobel prize winners in the field of Physics and Chemistry.
  • He has been made as Member, Nanotechnology Advisory Board, Department of Science & Technology, Government of South Africa.
  • He has also delivered twenty fourth Prof. Brahm Prakash Memorial Lecture organized by Indian Institute of Metals, Bangalore Chapter on August 21, 2008.
  • Dr. P.R. Vasudeva Rao, Director, Chemistry, Metallurgy & Materials Groups has been awarded Indian Nuclear Society Award : Nuclear Fuel Cycle Technologies, including Radiation Safety and Environmental Protection for the year 2007 by Indian Nuclear Society.
  • Dr. C.S. Sundar, Head, Material Science Division, MMG has been awarded “Tamilnadu Scientist Award (TANSA) 2007” under the discipline Physical Sciences by Tamilnadu State council for Science and Technology.
  • Dr. John Philip, Non Destructive Evaluation Division, MMG has been awarded Indian Nuclear Society Medal for the year 2007.
  • Shri. G. Padmakumar, Separation Technology & Hydraulics Division, FRTG has been awarded with Indian Nuclear Society Medal for the year 2007.
  • Shri Sumantra Mandal, Materials Technology Division, MMG has been chosen as the recipient of the 2009 SHRI RAM ARORA AWARD for Materials Science and Engineering Education from The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS), USA.
  • “HOMI BHABHA Quality Circle”, Planning Section, Central Workshop Division led by Shri G. Kempulraj with members Shri T. Saravanan, Shri K. Narayanan, Shri Kumaran, Shri Chandrasekharan and Shri P. Shanmugam has won the PAR EXCELLENCE award,the highest in quality circle competitions at Quality Circle Convention (CCQCC-2008)
  • “SAMURAI Quality Circle”, Maintenance & Inspection Section, Central Workshop Division led by Shri V. Praveen Kumar with members Shri C. Palani, Shri N. Chockalingam, Shri A. Magendran, Shri P.M. Ajithkumar and Shri Ramalingam got Distinguished award during circle competitions at Quality Circle Convention (CCQCC-2008).

  • Dr. Baldev Raj, Director, IGCAR has been nominated as a Member of the Governing Body, Sree Chithra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences & Technology, Thiruvananthapuram.

  • Shri S.C.Chetal, Director, Reactor Engineering Group has been awarded Vividhlaxi Audyogik Samshodhan Vikas Kendra (VASVIK) award for the year 2003 for his contribution towards research in Mechanical & Structural Sciences and Technology.

  • Dr. A.K. Bhaduri, Head, Materials Technology Division, Metallurgy and Materials Group has been awarded the VASVIK award for the year 2005 jointly with Dr.Gautam Kumar Dey of BARC for their contribution towards research in Material & Metallurgical Sciences and Technology.

  • Dr.Shaju K. Albert, Materials Technology Division, Shri R. Sritharan, Reactor Component Division, Reactor Engineering Group and Shri C. Balasubramanian, M/s Omplas Systems, Chennai have been awarded the ISAMPE Outstanding Design and/or Process Development Award-2008 by the Indian Society for Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering (ISAMPE), Bangaluru.

Department of Atomic Energy has instituted annual awards for excellence in Science, Engineering and Technology in order to identify best performers in the area of Research, Technology Development and Engineering in the constituent units (other than Public Sector Undertakings and Aided Institutions). The Young Scientist, Young Engineer, Young Technologist, Homi Bhabha Science and Technology Award and Scientific and Technical Excellence Award fall under this category. Group Achievement awards for recognition of major achievements by groups have also been instituted. Life time Achievement Award is awarded to one who has made significant impact on the DAE’s programme. They are the icons for young scientists and engineers to emulate. The awards consist of a memento, citation and cash prize.
The recipients from IGCAR for the year 2006 are:
Homi Bhabha Science and Technology Award
Dr.G.Amarendra, Materials Science Division, Metallurgy and Materials Group
Scientific and Technical Excellence Awards
1. Shri V. Balasubramaniyan, Reactor Components Division, Reactor Engineering Group
2. Dr. M.Joseph, Fuel Chemistry Division, Chemistry Group
3. Shri Shekar Kumar, Reprocessing Research and Development Division, Reprocessing Group
4. Dr. Kinkar Laha, Mechanical Metallurgy Division, Metallurgy and Materials Group
5. Dr. John Philip, Non Destructive Evaluation Division, Metallurgy and Materials Group
6. Dr.K.Velusamy, Mechanics and Hydraulics Division, Reactor Engineering Group

Young Engineer Awards
1. Shri V. Karthik, Post Irradiation Examination Division, Metallurgy and Materials Group
2. Shri T. Karthikeyan, Physical Metallurgy Division, Metallurgy and Materials Group

Young Scientist Award

Dr. Anish Kumar, Non Destructive Evaluation Division, Metallurgy and Materials Group

Meritorius Services Awards

1. Shri N. Chinnasamy, Materials Science Division, Metallurgy and Materials Group
2. Shri A.Elumalai, Reactor Maintenance Division, Reactor Operation and Maintenance Group
3. Shri S.Ganesan, Central Workshop Division, Engineering Services Group
4. Shri B.Ramachandran, Central Workshop Division, Engineering Services Group
5. Shri S.Sundaramurthy, Reprocessing Research and Development Division, Reprocessing Group

Group Achievement Awards
1. Penetration Enhancing Activating Flux Tungsten Inert Gas (PEAF-TIG) Welding of Dummy Fuel Sub-Assemblies (DFSA) of PFBR
Dr. A.K. Bhaduri, Dr. M. Vasudevan, Shri M. Arul and Shri M. Munivel of Materials Technology Division, Metallurgy and Materials Group and Shri A.S.L.K.Rao, Shri R.Veluswamy, Shri P.Sivaraman, Shri G.Kempulraj, Shri M.Krishnamoorthy, Shri T.M. Chandra sekaran, Shri M.Damodaran, Shri M.Kuppan, Shri V.Kodiarasan, Shri A.Padmanabhan and Shri N.Dhanasekaran of Central Workshop Division and Shri K.Loganathan of Quality Assurance Division, Engineering Services Group
2. Design of PFBR Main Vessel and Safety Vessel
Dr. P.Chellapandi, Shri V.Balasubramaniyan, Shri P.Selvaraj, Shri P.Puthiyavinayagam,
Shri R.Srinivasan, Dr. K.Velusamy, Shri S.Jalaldeen, Shri T.Selvaraj, Shri A.Biswas, Shri R.Ravi Prasan, Shri U.Parthasarathy, Shri K.Natesan, Shri C.Raghavendran, Shri R. Sritharan, Shri R.Suresh Kumar, Shri Sriramachandra Aithal, Shri S.D.Sajish, Shri Bhuwan Chandra Sati, Shri Abhishek Mitra, Shri S.K.Pandey, Shri P.Ravi, Shri Gyanendra Prasad, Shri P.V.Sellaperumal, Shri Sebasti John, Shri G.Venkataiah, Shri D.Ajay Kumar, Shri A.Sivakumar and Shri S.Saravanan
of Nuclear Engineering Group, Reactor Engineering Group
3. Development of Compact Facility for Reprocessing Advanced Fuels in Lead Cells (CORAL)
Shri M.Venkataraman, Dr. S.B.Koganti, Shri P.Ramkumar, Shri V.Sundararaman, Shri A.Ravisankar, Shri N.Ramnath, Shri V.Vijayakumar, Shri B.M.Ananda Rao, Dr. R.V.Subba Rao, Shri Geo Mathews of Reprocessing Group and (former employees) Shri G.R.Balasubramanian, Shri M.S.Ilangovan, Shri R.Sudharsanam, Shri P.K.Verghese, Dr. A.Palamalai, Shri R.G.Diraviyam, Shri Joseph Benjamin, Shri E.Doss, Shri C.A.Dixit, (Late) Shri S.Dhanapal, Shri S.Shanmugam and Shri S.Arunachalam


  • Dr. Baldev Raj has been Elected as Member of German National Academy of Sciences. He has been awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award for sustained excellence in Science & Technology by the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru. He has been elected as Vice President, Materials Research Society of India (2008-2011).

  • Dr. Baldev Raj has been appointed as Adjunct Professor of PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore and University Institute of Chemical Technology, University of Mumbai.
  • Dr. P.R. Vasudeva Rao, has been appointed as Adjunct Professor of University Institute of Chemical Technology, University of Mumbai.
  • The following members were appointed as Adjunct Professors of PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore
    • Dr. P.R. Vasudeva Rao, Chemistry and Metallurgy & Materials Group
    • Dr. P. Chellapandi, Reactor Engineering Group
    • Dr. T. Jayakumar, Non-Destructive Evaluation Division
    • Shri. S.A.V. Satya Murty, Computer Division
    • Dr. K.S. Viswanathan, Materials Chemistry Division
    • Dr. B. Venkataraman, Quality Assurance Division
    • Dr. U. Kamachi Mudali, Corrosion Science and Technology Division
    • Dr. G. Amarendra, Materials Science Division
    • Dr. P. Shankar, Materials Science Division
    • Dr. M. Sai Baba, Strategic and Human Resources, Planning Section

  • Dr. Baldev Raj has been awarded the prestigious the National Metallurgist Award-2007 (Research-Academy) by Ministry of Steel, Govt. of India and Indian Institute of Metals. He has been awarded the prestigious Life Time Achievement Award of Indian Institute of Welding. He has also received Stanley Ehrilich Gold Medal during the National Symposium on Acoustics (NSA-2007).

  • Shri S.C. Chetal, Reactor Engineering Group has been conferred National Design Award by the Institution of Engineers, India.

  • Dr. M. Vijayalakshmi, Physical Metallurgy Division has been awarded the Metallurgist of the Year Award for the year 2007 by Ministry of steels, Govt. of India and Indian Institute of Metals.

  • Dr. C.K.Mukhopadhyay, Non-Destructive Examination Division has been selected to receive the ISNT National NDT Award under the category excellence in contribution to research & development, jointly
    sponsored by ISNT & M/s. Electronic & Engineering Co., Mumbai, for the year 2007.

  • Dr. A. K. Tyagi, Materials Science Division has been awarded the MRSI Medal for the year 2008 by Materials Research Society of India (MRSI).

  • IGCAR has won the First Prize for the category Mass Awareness Campaign for the year 2006-07. The apex national PR body, Public Relations Society of India (PRSI) has honoured the Centre for its team efforts in the mass campaign for the role of Fast Breeder Reactors in ensuring the energy security for India.


  • Shri. N.R. Karthikeyan from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore has been conferred the Innovative Student of Projects Award 2007 of INAE for his project work on Study of thermal properties of copper and copper oxide nanofluids, carried out at NDED, IGCAR during December 06-April 07.

  • Shri Sumantra Mandal from Materials Development and Characterization Group has been awarded INAE Young Engineer Awarded for the year 2007.

  • Dr. S. Ningshen has been awarded the NACE International India Section (NIIS) best Ph.D award in the field of Corrosion Science for the year 2007.


  • Dr. Anish Kumar, Metallurgy & Materials Group has won the INSA Young Scientist Award for the year 2007

  • Mr. Chittaranjan Das, Metallurgy & Materials Group has been selected for the ASM young metallurgist award, Chennai Chapter

  • Dr. Vidhya Sundararajan, Strategic & Human Resources Planning Section has received the Tamil Nadu Young Women Scientist Award for the year 2006

His Excellency President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam presenting Padma Shri Award to Dr. Baldev Raj, Director, IGCAR on 5.4.2007
  • Dr. Baldev Raj  has been honored with the prestigious Padmashri  Award by Government of India. He has also received the Meritorious Contribution Award for 2006 from NACE International India Section.

  • Dr. U. Kamachi Mudali, Corrosion Science & Technology Division has been elected as a Fellow of the Indian Institute of Metals.

  • Dr. P. Chellapandi, Reactor Engineering Group has been awarded Mechanical Engineering Design Award - 2006 by The Institution of Engineers, India.

  • Mrs. B. Sasi, Non-destructive Evaluation Division has been awarded R.Chandrasekhar Memorial Prize for Best Industry - oriented research work during National Seminar on Physics & Technology of Sensors(NSPTS-12) held during March 2007 at Mumbai.


  • Dr. Baldev Raj  has been conferred with the honorary Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) by Satyabama Institute of Science & Technology (Deemed University), Chennai. He has been elected as Honorary Member of Indian Institute of Metals and Honorary Fellow of Indian Welding Society. He has delivered the following honour lectures, Stanley Ehrlich Distinguished Lecture and Gold Medal, Acoustical Foundation for Education and Charitable Trust, India (2006), International Recognition Award, Indian Society for Non-Destructive Testing (2006)

  • Dr. P.V. Sivaprasad, Materials Technology Division has been awarded the "Metallurgist of the year" for the year 2006 by the Ministry of Steel, GOI.

  •  Dr. A.K. Bhaduri, Material Technology Division  has been elected as the Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering from January 2007.

  • Shri. P. Sukumar, Non-Destructive Evaluation Division and Shri N. Vinayagam, Central Workshop Division, have been awarded the DAE Meritorious Service Award for the year 2005.

  • Shri. R. Subbaratnam, QA7NDTS won the prestigious NDE man of the year Award for the year 2006.

  • STAR Quality Circle of CWD has got the Distinguished Award during 20th National Convention of Quality Circle (NCQC-2006) presentations at IIT, Kanpur, during December 2006


  • Dr. Baldev Raj  has been elected to the Board of Directors of the International Institute of Welding. He has been elected as a Fellow of Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)

  • The Indian Nuclear Society (INS) Award for the year 2005 has given to Dr. P. Chellapandi, REG.

  • The INS Medals for the year 2005 have been conferred on Dr. B. Venkataraman, ESG and Dr. Shaju K. Albert, MMG.

  • Dr. C.S. Sundar, MMG, has been awarded the MRSI-ICSC Superconductivity & Materials Science Annual Prize for the year 2007.

  •  Mrs. C. Sudha of Physical Metallurgy Section, MMG has won the Shri. Ram Arora Award for the year 2007.

  • DAE Exhibition pavilion, put up during 6th International Trade Fair and conference on "Minerals, Metals, Metallurgy & Materials" commemorating the IIM Diamond Jubilee celebrations during September 11-14, 2006 has won the Commendation Award for showcasing the products, technologies and services.


  • Dr. Baldev Raj  has been conferred with prestigious 14th Nayudamma Memorial Award, instituted by Dr. Y. Nayudamma Memorial Trust, Tenali, Andhra Pradesh for the year 2005 for his significant contributions in the area of Fast Reactor Science and Technology.

  • Dr. S. Venugopal has been elected as a Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE).

  • Indian Chemical Institute (ICI), India, IIChE-NOCIL Award for excellence in Design or Development of Process and equipment for the year 2005 has been awarded to Dr. Baldev Raj, Shri R.Natarajan, Dr. S.B.Koganti, Shri. M.Venkataraman, Shri. V.Sundararaman and Shri. A.Ravishankar of Reprocessing Group (RpG) for their work in "Fuel Reprocessing of Unique Plutonium based Carbide Fuel".

  • Indian Chemical Institute (ICI), India IIChE Award for excellence in Process or Product Development for the year 2005 has been awarded to Dr. C.Anand Babu, Dr. B.K.Sharma and Shri. G.Mohanakrishnan of Fast Reactor Technology Group (FRTG) for their work on "Ion exchange chromotographic separation of isotopes of boron"

 


Dr. Baldev Raj receiving INS Award
from Prime Minister of India.

Dr. Baldev Raj, Director, IGCAR has been awarded the prestigious INS Award for the year 2004. The award was presented by Honourable Prime Minister of India Dr. Manmohan Singh

  • Dr. Baldev Raj  has been awarded the prestigious Indian Nuclear Society (INS) Award for the year 2004. He has been elected President of Indian Institite of Metals. He has also been elected Fellow of The Indian National Science Academy (INSA), New Delhi. He has been conferred with a honorary doctorate by Sathyabama University, Chennai for his contributions in the field of Science and Technology of Fast Reactors

  • Dr. U. Kamachi Mudali, Corrosion Science & Technology (CSTD) was awarded the INS Medal for the year 2004. He has been awarded the prestigious Metallurgist of the year award for 2005 by Ministry of Steels & Mines. He has also been awarded the Homi Bhabha Science & Technology Award for the year 2004.

  • Dr. K.G.M. Nair, Materials Science Division (MSD) has been selected for the Materials Research Society of India (MRSI) Medal Lecture for the year 2006.

  • Dr. A.K. Arora, MSD has been awarded the Prof. Y.T. Thathachari Memorial Research Award, Mysore for the year 2005 in the area of physical sciences


  • Dr. Baldev Raj has been awarded the Lifetime achievement award for the year 2004 by the Indian Welding Society for his contributions to the field of Welding, during February 2005.

  • Dr. Baldev Raj has also been awarded the prestigious Jaeger Lecture Award by the International Institute of Welding. The award was given on February 16, 2005 by the President, International Institute of Welding during the International Welding Congress at Mumbai. Dr. Baldev Raj is the first Indian to receive this award in recognition of his research as well as the impact of his contribution in the area of Welding Science & Technology.

  • The paper entitled "Development of activated Flux for Tungsten Inert Gas Welding of 304L(N) Austenitic Stainless Steel" by V. Ramasubbu, S.K. Albert, A.K. Bhaduri and S.K. Ray was awarded the H.D. Govindaraj Memorial Award for the Best Paper on Research & Development.

  • The paper entitled "High Temperature Performance of Steam Generator Transition Joints between modified 9Cr-1Mo Steel and Alloy 800" by M. Sireesha (IIT-M), S. Sundaresan (IIT-M) and S.K. Albert was awarded the KCP Award for the First Best paper on Fabrication.

The above two awards were presented during the inaugural ceremony of International Welding Congress (IIW-IC-2005), Mumbai on February 16th 2005.


Dr. Baldev Raj has been selected ISNT Lifetime achievement award for the year 2004 by the Indian Society for Non-destructive Testing (ISNT), for his significant and outstanding contributions to the cause of NDE Science & Technology. He had also been awarded Raman Chandrasekhar Interdisciplinary Award by Accoustical Foundation for Education and Charitable Trust during Annual Meeting of the Accoustical Society of India at Mysore during December 2004.

Shri S.C. Chetal, Reactor Engineering Group has been awarded the prestigious INS Award for the year 2003 by Indian Nuclear Society (INS) for his outstanding achievements in the field of Nuclear related High Technology.

Dr. B.P.C. Rao, Non-destructive Evaluation Division, has been awarded National NDT Award in the R&D category for the year 2004 by ISNT.

Shri Shekhar Kumar, Reprocessing Group has been awarded INS Gold Medal for the year 2003 by INS

Corrosion Science & Technology Division (CSTD) had been conferred with the prestigious NIIS Award for a National Laboratory Award by NACE International Indian Section (NIIS) for the year 2004.

Dr. Baldev Raj has been conferred with prestigious MRSI-ICSC Superconductivity & Materials Science Award for the year 2005.

KALPAKKAM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY AWARDS

    Basic Sciences

        a) Shri M. Kamrudin, Shri P.K. Aijikumar, Dr. Sitaram Dash, Dr. A.K. Tyagi-2000
        b) Shri K. Sankaran, Shri K. Sundararajan, Dr. K.S. Viswanathan-2001
        c) Dr. A.K. Arora-2002

    Applied Science

        a) Shri J. Jayapandian-2000
         
b) 1. Shri Anish Kumar, Smt.Vani Shankar, Dr. T. Jayakumar-2001
               2. Dr. M.D. Mathew
               3. Smt. Vani Shankar, Shri. M. Valsan

        c) Dr. C. Anand Babu, Dr. B.K. Sharma, Shri G. Mohanakrishnan, Shri A.K. Chandran-2002

Dr. S. Venugopal has been elected as Life Fellow of Indian Institute of Metals.

Dr. K. Banu Sankara Rao, Mechanical Metallurgy Division selected to receive G.D. Birla Gold Medal of The Indian Institute of Metals for the year 2004.

Shri Anish Kumar, Non-Destructive Evaluation Division chosen for the "Young Metallurgist of the Year" award for the year 2004 by Ministry of Steel, Government of India.

The paper entitled "Characterization of Microstructure in 9% Chromium Ferritic Steel using Ultrasonoc Measurements" by Shri Anish Kumar, Dr. B.K. Choudhary, Dr. K. Laha, Dr. T. Jayakumar, Dr. K. Bhanu Sankara Rao and Dr. Baldev Raj published in Transactions of The Indian Institute of Metals selected as the Best Technical Paper for the year 2003. The principal author Shri Anish Kumar has been awarded SAIL GOLD MEDAL and co-authors have been awarded Certificate of Merit by The Indian Institute of Metals.

"Detection and Quantification of sensitisation and Intergranular corrosion in Austentic Stainless steels by Eddy Current testing technique" by R. Amirthalingam, H. Shaikh, N. Sivabharasi, B. Sasi, T. Anita. B.P.C. Rao, T. Jayakumar and H.S. Khatak won the "Best paper Award" at the Twelfth National Congress on Corrosion Control organised by the National Corrosion Council of India at Vishakapatnam during September 20-22, 2004.

Dr. Baldev Raj, Director, IGCAR has been selected for the prestigious International Committee on Non-Destructive Testing (ICNDT) Research Award for the years 2000 - 2004.This award is given in recognition of his excellent research contributions and the impact of his contributions in the area of NDE science and Technology.


Shri Anish kumar, DPEND has also been selected for the Young achiever Award (2000 - 2004) by NDT research contributions.

Dr. U.Kamachi Mudali, CSTD, has received the National Corrosion Awareness ONGC Award for the year 2003. He has also been selected as a member of International Editorial Board for International Journals "Corrosion Reviews", Surface Engineering" and Materials and Manufacturing Process".

Shri Anish Kumar, Division of Post-irradiation Examination and Non-destructive testing (DPEND), has been selected for Shri Ram Arora International Award for the year 2004 from The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS), USA. Dr. A.K. Bhaduri, Materials Technology Division (MTD) was awarded Homi Bhabha Science & Technology Award for the year 2002. He has been awarded Indian Nuclear Society (INS) Gold Medal for the year 2002. He has also received the prestigious National Metallurgist Day (NMD) Award -2002. Dr. Bhaduri has also been elected as a Fellow of Indian Institute of Metals (IIM).

Dr.K.Bhanu Sankara Rao, Mechanical Metallurgy Division has been elected as a Fellow of Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore. He has also become the Chief Editor, Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals.

Dr. B.P.C. Rao, DPEND has been awarded Indian Nuclear Society (INS) Gold medal award for the year 2002.

Dr. S.K. Ray, MTD has been elected as a Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) from January 2004.

Dr. M. Vijayalakshmi, Materials Characterization Group has been conferred with Materials Research Society of India (MRSI) Medal for the year 2004.

During the National Welding Seminar (NWS-2003), held at Baroda in December 2003, the paper entitled "Artificial Neural Network Modelling of Solidification Mode and Ferric Content in Austenitic Stainless Steel Welds" authored by M. Vasudevan, A.K. Bhaduri, Baldev Raj and E. Prasad Rao of IIT, Chennai received the H.D. Govindaraj Memorial Award for the Best Paper on Research & Development and the paper entitled “Development of Repair Welding Procedure for Cracked 5th Stage Blades of Low pressure Steam Turbine" authored by C.R. Das, S .K. Albert, A.K. Bhaduri, G. Srinivasan and V. Ramasubbu received the Eutectic Reclamation Award for the Best Paper on Repair & Reclamation Welding .


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