Srikumar Banerjee named AEC Chairman

Last Updated: Thursday, November 26, 2009 - 21:06

Mumbai: Srikumar Banerjee, a leading expert
in Materials and Technology in the country and director of
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre has been appointed as chairman
of Atomic Energy Commission and Secretary Department of Atomic
Energy (DAE) and will take charge on December one.

Banerjee will take over from Anil Kakodkar who will be
retiring on November 30, DAE officials said here today.

The 63-year-old Banerjee became director of BARC in April
2004 after being the director of Materials Group and is an
officer of 11th batch of prestigious BARC Training School.

He has made outstanding contributions in many materials
related areas in both basic and applied areas.

His comprehensive work on the physical metallurgy of
Zirconium alloys is widely quoted in scientific literature,
sources said.

The Padmashri awardee Banerjee`s work has also provided
a basis for developing a novel fabrication schedule for
pressure tubes used in the Indian Pressurised Heavywater
Reactors (PHWRs).

PTI



First Published: Thursday, November 26, 2009 - 21:06

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