Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur Also, Vice President, Indian National Academy of Engineering (www.inae.in); and National Coordinator, IMPRINT (www.imprint-2.in)
Professional Recognition, Election and Distinctions (National / International):
Appointed National Coordinator for IMPRINT India initiative
Elected Vice President, Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), New Delhi, India (2015).
Led a 10 member scientific delegation of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) to USA for scientific collaboration and exchange in the area of "Technology Domains and Grand Challenges" with the National Academy of Engineering, Washington DC, USA during Dec 18-19, 2014.
Led a 15 member scientific delegation (senior and young) of the Indian National Science Academy (INSA) to Germany for scientific collaboration and exchange in the area of "NanoSciences" with the National Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina, Halle, Germany during Nov 25-26, 2013
Elected the Chairman, Metal Sciences Division and Vice President, Indian Institute of Metals, India (2013).
Chairman, Selection Committee of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to select the research scholars (JRF/SRF/RA) in Engineering Sciences (ENG-41), 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015.
Member, Expert Committee for the special schemes of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to select projects for funding under NMITILI scheme and select companies for CSIR Foundation Day award.
Member, Research Board, H R Johnson Ltd. (Prism Cement Group), Mumbai, 2010-2012.
Member, Senate, West Bengal University of Technology (WBUT), Kolkata, India, 2010-2012.
External Expert, Study Circle, Department of Metallurgical Engineering, Jadavpur University, 2010-2012.
Member, Board of Studies, Dept of Metallurgy & Materials Engineering, Bengal Engineering & Science University (BESU), Shibpore, Howrah, W.B. 721103, 2010-2012.
President, Materials Science Section, 97th Indian Science Congress (held in Trivandrum, Jan. 3-7, 2010) of the Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata, 2009-10.
Co-Chairman, 63rd Annual Technical Meeting of the Indian Institute of Metals (IIM) held in Science City, Kolkata during Nov 13-17, 2009.
Member, Research Council, NML, Jamshedpur (2007-2009 and 2010-2012); National Physical Laboratory (NPL) New Delhi (2010-2012, 2012-present), and Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI) Durgapur (2010-2012).
Member, National Organizing Committee of the Annual Technical Meeting of the Indian Institute of Metals in 2005 (Chennai), 2006 (Jamshedpur), 2007 (Mumbai), 2008 (Jamshedpur), 2009 (Kolkata), 2010 (Bangalore), 2011 (Hyderabad), 2012 (Jamshedpur, 2013 (Varanasi), and 2014 (Pune).
Member, Program Advisory Board, NANO-2006 (An International Conference in Bangalore in Aug. 2006).
Council Member, Indian Institute of Metals for 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12. Also, In-charge for IIM web site (www.iim-india.net)
International Advisory Committee Member and Session Chair, Interfaces in Advanced Materials (IAM-03), held in Chernogolovka, Russia during May 26-30, 2003 (an international conference on interfaces).
Session Chair, Nano-2002 International Conference on Nanomaterials (Held in Orlando, USA during Jun. 16-21, 2002).
Session Chair, TMS Annual Meeting on Surface Engineering (Held in Nashville, USA during Mar. 13-16, 2000).
Recorder, Materials Science Section, I.S.C.A., 1998-99 and 1999-2000 (Elected by the Indian Science Congress Association, Calcutta).
Key Note Addresses in the 50th (1996) and 51st (1997) Annual Technical Meetings of the Indian Institute of Metals held in New Delhi and Jamshedpur.
Member, Materials Science Sectional Committee, Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA), 1997-98, 1995-96 and 1992-94 (Elected by the Indian Science Congress Association, Calcutta).
Institute Scheme for Innovative Research and Development (ISIRD) 1992-93 (Awarded by IIT, Kharagpur to young faculty members as research seed money).
Partial Travel Assistance, 1991 and 2000 (Provided by DST, AICTE and CSIR to attend International Conferences abroad).
Academic Excellence Record: (i) Topper in M.Tech. Final Exam. (1984) - I.I.T., KANPUR; (ii) 2nd Topper in B.E. Final Exam. (1983) - B.E.College, HOWRAH, (Calcutta University Examination); (iii) 43 rd Rank in the MadhyamikPariksha (school leaving examination at class X level in the state of West Bengal, among ~120,000 students).