Birla Institute of Technology (BIT) Mesra, Ranchi, Jharkhand 835215, India
[On lien from Metallurgical & Materials Engg. Dept., I.I.T. Kharagpur 721302, W.B.] President, Indian National Academy of Engineering (www.inae.in)
Vice President and Chairman of Metal Science Division, Indian Institute of Metals
Vice President, Indian Naional Academy of Engineering (INAE)(Fellowship, Awards & Corporate Communication)
National Coordinator, IMPRINT India Initiative
Member, Governing Body, Indo-US Science & Technology Forum
Member, Executive Council, AICTE, New Delhi
Member, IIM Society, Lucknow
Member, IIM Society, Indore
Member, Board of Governors, IIEST Shibpur
Member, Board of Governors, IISER, Kolkata
Member, Board of Governors, IISER, Pune
Member of the Research Advisory Council (RAC) of GAIL India, New Delhi
Member, Research Council, CSIR-National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi
Chairman, Research Council, CSIR-AMPRI, Bhopal
Member, Administrative Council, Dr. Abdul Kalam Tech. University, U.P.
Director, CSIR-CGCRI (2010-2012)
Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute (CGCRI), Jadavpur, Kolkata. A CSIR Laboratory (under the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India) - between March 1, 2010 and October 31, 2012.
Administrative responsibilities within CSIR:
Member, Governing Body and Society of CSIR (highest body of CSIR)
Member, Planning Commission Working Group of CSIR/DSIRfor 12th five year plan
Member, Planning Commission Working Group of DAE (as DG-CSIR's representative) for 12th five year plan
Member, Planning Commission Working Group of DST for 12th five year plan
Member, Senate, Academy of Scientific & Industrial Research (AcSIR)
Task Force Chairman, CSIR Supra institutional Project SIP 023
Member, Research Council of CSIR-NML, CSIR-NPL, CSIR-CMERI, CSIR-AMPRI
Member, Management Council of CSIR-NML and CSIR-IICB
Member, Advisory Committee,CSIR Innovation Complexes at Chennai, Mumbai, and Kolkata (Baruipur and Salt Lake)
Chairman, CSIR Committee on Human Resource Development, Engineering Sciences (ENG-41)
Chairman, Bureau of Indian Standards, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Standards Committee on Ceramics (CHD 09) [as Director, CSIR-CGCRI]
Chairman, Bureau of Indian Standards, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Standards Committee on Glass and Glassware (CHD 10) [as Director, CSIR-CGCRI]
At Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Kharagpur (1985-2010):
INAE Visvesvarya Chair Professor, Department of Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, I.I.T., Kharagpur and CSIR-CGCRI Kolkata - April 2009 to March 2011. Usual teaching and research assignments
Chairman, Central Research Facility, I.I.T., Kharagpur - Dec. 2006 to Dec 2009 and Vice-chairman, 2004 to 2006 (for 3 years). Administrative position to run a central research facility that houses all the major analytical research instruments of the Institute (TEM, SEM, XRD, OES, DSC, MS, CD, FTIR, etc.)
Professor, Department of Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, I.I.T., Kharagpur - Jun. 2003 onwards. Teaching in under- and post-graduate level, Independent research (Institute, Sponsored, Collaborative), Research guidance, Course-curriculum and laboratory development, Consultancy, Academic services to outside agencies, Organizing short-term courses, and Rendering administrative services
Coordinator, Institute Mission Project on Nano Science and Technology - 2003 to 2009.
Associate Professor, Dept. of Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, I.I.T., Kharagpur - Mar.1997 to Jun. 2003. Teaching in under- and post-graduate level, Independent research (Institute, Sponsored, Collaborative), Research guidance, Course-curriculum and laboratory development, Consultancy, Academic services to outside agencies, Organizing short-term courses, and Rendering administrative services.
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, I.I.T., Kharagpur - Nov.1990 to Feb.1997. Teaching in under- and post-graduate level, Independent research (Institute, Sponsored, Collaborative), Research guidance, Course-curriculum and laboratory development, Consultancy, Academic services to outside agencies.
Lecturer, Dept. of Metallurgical Engineering, I.I.T., Kharagpur, -Nov.1985 to Nov.1990. Teaching in under/post-graduate level, Independent research (Institute/Sponsored), Research guidance (B.Tech/M.Tech), Laboratory development, etc.
ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS HELD IN IIT Kharagpur:
Acting Head, Department of Metallurgical & Materials Engineering (summer quarter, 2008)
Chairman, Central Research Facility (2006 - 2009)
Vice Chairman, Central Research Facility (2004 - 2006)
Coordinator, Nano Science and Technology (2004 - 2010)
Faculty adviser and Mentor to selected group of undergraduate students
Professor-in-charge of X-ray diffraction and Heat Treatment Laboratories
Professor-in-charge, FE-Scanning electron microscope and PLD laboratory (2006 - 2010)
Professor-in-charge of Departmental Workshop (2004 - 2007)
Academic Visits abroad (on leave from IIT Kharagpur):
Visiting Scientist, National Institute of Materials Science, Tsukuba, Japan - May-Jun 2009. Independent research on structure of amorphous solids (~ 2 months)
Visiting Professor, University of Ulm, GERMANY - May-July, 2007 (2 months). Independent research on phase transformation and deformation behavior of metallic glass
Visiting Professor, TechnicalUniversity of Clausthal. Germany - May'06 to July'06. Collaborative research on ECAP consolidation of amorphous Al alloy powders (DFG project). Also, visited/lectured at the University of Chile, Santiago (June 12-20, 2006).
Visiting Professor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA - May'05 to June'05. Collaborative research on laser surface amorphization (DST-NSF project). Also, visited and lectured at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada during July 1-9, 2005
Visiting Professor, ENISE (National School of Engineering), Saint Etienne, FRANCE - May'04 to June'04. Independent research in surface engineering and curriculum development
Humboldt Fellow, University of Ulm, GERMANY - Jul'01-Jun'02, Dec'02, May-Jun'03. Independent research on Amorphous Al-alloys and Phase Transition in nanocrystalline materials under severe plastic deformation
Senior Fellow, School of Materials Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, SINGAPORE - Jul. 2000 to Jun. 2001. Visiting faculty position - teaching, research and administration. Entrusted to initiate a post-graduate course on thermodynamics for the first time, revise under-graduate curriculum and take up special projects.
Visiting Fellow, Laser Lab., Mechanical Engg. Dept., University of Liverpool, U.K. - May-Jun., 1999 (1 month), May-Jun., 1998 (6 weeks), Mar.-Jul. 1995 (5 months). India-UK Collaborative Research Project; and Independent post-doctoral research as an Indian National Science Academy (INSA) - Royal Society Exchange Fellow.
Guest Scientist, TechnicalUniv., CLAUSTHAL - May, 2000 (1 month), - Dec., 1999 (1 month), May-Jun. (1 month), 1997. Guidance of doctoral study and collaborative research.
Guest Scientist, TechnischeUniversitaet, BERLIN - Dec., 1995 (1 month). Independent research as a DAAD Re-invitation Fellow.
Guest Scientist/DAAD Fellow, Max-Planck-Institute fuerMetallforschung, STUTTGART (1 year) - Mar.1989 to Mar.1990 (on leave from the IIT-Kharagpur). Independent post-doctoral research as a DAAD Fellow.
Positions held before joining IIT Kharagpur:
Engineer, Forge shop, Mishra Dhatu Nigam (A Govt. of India Integrated Superalloys plant, Ministry of Defense), HYDERABAD, A.P. India - Dec.1984 to Nov.1985 (1 year).Supervision of the production schedule.
Teaching Assistant, Dept. of Metallurgical Engg. I.I.T., KANPUR, India - Jan.1984 to Dec.1984 (1 year). Rendering assistance for checking answer scripts, holding laboratory, sessional & tutorial classes, etc. (awarded to the class topper in merit list).
Vocational Trainee, Durgapur Steel Plant, Steel Authority of India, DURGAPUR, India - May'82 to Jul.'82. Summer Training in an industry as a part of the undergraduate degree program.
Vocational Trainee, Andrew Yule Co., KALYANI, W.B., India - May 1981 to Jul. 1981. Summer Training in an industry as a part of the undergraduate degree program.