Dr Nudurupati Saibaba

Distinguished Scientist, Chairman & Chief Executive, Nuclear Fuel Complex, Hyderabad


Areas of Interest:

Nuclear Fuel fabrication and manufacture of Seamless Tubes.

Specialization:

Fuel fabrication for Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors & Boiling Water Reactors; manufacture of Seamless Tubes in various alloy such as Stainless Steel, alloys of Ti, Zr, Cu, Ni etc.; machine building for fuel fabrication; fabrication of core sub-assemblies for Fast Breeder Reactors; development of Seamless Calandria Tubes, Square & Hexagonal Channels, Pressure Tubes etc.

Consultancy Areas:

 

Sector Associated With:

Industry

Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (Private), Industry (PSUs), R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies)

Major Professional Contributions:

Specialized in the field of "Development & Manufacture of Seamless Tubes". Several strategic developments were made by Dr. Saibaba, some of them for the first time in the world for application in the Departments of Atomic Energy, Space and in Defence. Few prominent developments include Zr-4 Seamless Calandria Tubes, Zr-2.5% Nb Pressure Tubes, Hexagonal Tubes for PFBR, Clad Tubes for PFBRs, Test Loop for CHTR applications, Superni-42 Clad Tubes, Inconel-718 Tubes, Titanium alloy tubing etc.

Development of seamless tubes in 304H (Cu) and Inconel 617 for Advanced Ultra Super Critical Boilers aimed at enhancing the thermal efficiency from 28% to 48%. These boilers consume 30% less coal for the same power and also emit less pollutants in thermal reactors.
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Professional Experience:

  • Distinguished Scientist, Chairman & Chief Executive, Nuclear Fuel Complex, Hyderabad, April 2012 to till date.
  • Outstanding Scientist & Additional Chief Executive (ZAF & S), Nuclear Fuel Complex, Hyderabad, December 2010 to March 2012.
  • Deputy Chief Executive (ZAF & S), Nuclear Fuel Complex, Hyderabad, August 2006 to December 2010.
  • General Manager (ST & HR), Nuclear Fuel Complex, Hyderabad, September 2003 to July 2006.
  • Deputy General Manager (STP), Nuclear Fuel Complex, Hyderabad, September 2001 to September 2003.

Keywords:

Seamless Tubes, Nuclear Fuel Technology, Titanium and Zirconium alloys.

 

Contact Information

Office


Nuclear Fuel complex
ECIL Post, Hyderabad- 500062
Phone: 040-27132996, 27123728
Mobile: 9441480814
Fax: 040-27121305

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Education

  • B. E, Mechanical Engineering, 1975, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam
  • Ph.D, Engineering, 2015, Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai.

 

Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • DAE Award for Group contribution as Group Leader – 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015.
  • INS Awards for contributions in the field of Nuclear Fuel Cycle Technologies – 2008.
  • Homi Bhabha Gold Medal from BARC Training School – 1976.
  • Eminent Gold Medal from Andhra University for securing First Rank – 1975.

Link to Website


INAE Section Affiliated IX: Energy Engineering


Year of Election to Fellowship: 2014


Year of Birth: 1954