Professor Baldev Raj

Director, National Institute of Advanced Studies


Areas of Interest:

Non-destructive Science and Technology, Materials Performance, Technology Management, Nanoscience and Technology, Engineering Education, Energy.

Specialization:

Non-destructive Science and Technology, Materials Performance, Technology Management, Nanoscience and Technology, Engineering Education, Energy

Consultancy Areas:

Non-destructive Science and Technology, Materials Performance, Technology Management, Nanoscience and Technology, Engineering Education, Energy.

 

Sector Associated With:

R&D

Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

 

Major Professional Contributions:

Prof. Baldev Raj has helped advance several challenging technologies, especially those related to sodium cooled fast spectrum reactor with closed fuel cycle; a sustainable energy spectrum, also nurtured and grown excellent schools of global stature in nuclear materials and mechanics and nano science and technology. He has pursued his work in interdisciplinary domains of energy, cultural heritage, medical technologies, nano science and technology and education. He has contributed in a significant measure, towards solutions to challenges in water reactors, nuclear fuel cycle, fusion materials and manufacturing, coal fired & petrochemical power plants. He has been responsible for providing solutions to many unsolved challenges in Strategic, Security and Industry domains. He is known for overcoming the barriers of academic research and industry with acumens of leadership and experiences..

Professional Experience:

  • Director, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore, 2014-
  • President-Research, PSG Institutions, Coimbatore, 2011-2014
  • JC Bose Fellow, Department of Science and Technology, PSG Institutions, 2011-2014
  • Director, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Department of Atomic Energy, Kalpakkam, 2004-2011
  • Director, Chemical & Reprocessing Groups, Department of Atomic Energy, IGCAR, Kalpakkam, 1999-2004

Keywords:

Non-destructive Science and Technology, Materials Performance, Technology Management, Nanoscience and Technology, Engineering Education, Energy.

 

Contact Information

Office

National Institute of Advanced Studies, Indian Institute of Science Campus, Bangalore 560 012, Tel. 080-23601969, Fax. 080-2218 5076

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Education

  • B.E., National Institute of Technology, Raipur, Metallurgy, 1969;
  • Post-graduate Training, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Mumbai, Nuclear Engineering with emphasis on Nuclear Metallurgy,1970;
  • Ph.D, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Faculty of Engineering, 1989

 

Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Padma Shri Award from Government of India
  • Life Time Achievement Award, Indian Nuclear Society
  • National Metallurgist Award by Ministry of Steel,
  • Homi Bhabha Gold Medal, Distinguished Materials Science Award, Materials Research Society of India, etc
  • Distinguished alumnus, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Link to Website


INAE Section Affiliated VIII: Mining Metallurgical and Materials Engineering


Year of Election to Fellowship: 1992


Year of Birth: 09-041947