Prof. Srikuma Banerjee is Homi Bhabha Chair Professor at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai; Chancellor, Central University of Kashmir, Srinagar Chairman, Board of Governors, IIT Kharagpur and Chancellor of Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai and Visiting Professor at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and University of Delhi. He served as the Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission and Secretary to the Government of India, Department of Atomic Energy during 2009-2012 and as Director, BARC during 2004-2010.
His major research contributions are in the areas of phase transformations in zirconium and titanium alloys, effect of radiation on order – disorder transitions and tailoring microstructure and texture of nuclear structural materials through thermo-mechanical processing. He has over 350 research papers, coauthored a book titled Phase Transformation: Examples from titanium and zirconium alloys and co edited six books. He is currently engaged in research in advanced nuclear fuel cycle, policy for sustainable energy and metallurgy of actinides.
His honour include Acta Metallurgica outstanding paper award (1984), Bhatnagar prize in Engineering Sciences (1989), Humboldt Research Award (2003), Indian Nuclear Society award (2003), Padmashri (2005), Distinguished Materials Scientist of the year (2008), National Metallurgist award (2008), MRSI – C.N.R. Rao Award for Advanced Materials (2011), Presidential Citation of American Nuclear Society (2012) and W.J. Kroll Medal from ASTM (2012). He is recipient of Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) from eleven universities and institutes. He is a fellow of Indian Academy of Sciences, Indian National Sciences Academy, Indian National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Sciences, India and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS).
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