Ex. Director, Materials Group, BARC, Trombay, Mumbai,

Areas of Interest:

Chemical Metallurgy, Pyrometallurgy, Hydrometallurgy, Electrometallurgy,
Physical Chemistry, Electro-Chemical Science and Technology, Solvent - Extraction and ion – exchange, Electron - beam Melting Technology, Ceramics, Powder Metallurgy, Mineral Processing, Secondary Resource Processing, Rare Earth Extraction and Processing, Ferrow Alloys Technology, Nuclear Metals and Materials Extraction & processing, Fluid Bed Processing Technology, PreparationChemistry of Organo Phosphoric Extractants, Metallothermic Reduction Technology,Refractory Metals Extraction Technology, Extraction and Process Metallurgy of Noble Metals.


Extractive Metallurgy of Rare Metals, Rare Earth Metals, Refractory Metals like
Niobium, Molybdenum, Tantalum, Vanadium and development of many Innovative
Processes in the production programmes of various metals and materials.
New approaches in electro-chemical science and technology and recovery of valuable
materials from their secondary resources and production of metal powders and
abrasive materials and Nuclear materials.

Consultancy Areas:



Sector Associated With:


Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Industry (Private), Industry (PSUs), R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies), Entrepreneurs, Venture Capitalists, Consultancy Firms, Private Agencies, Individuals

Major Professional Contributions:

Production of Natural Uranium through economical and energy efficient magnesio-thermic process, Development and Production of Enriched Uranium Metal Powder by calcio-thermical reduction and Processing and Production of Refractory Metals Niobium, Molybdenum, Tantalum, Vanadium, Graphite Lubricated CANLUB fuel tubes for minimising the fuel clad interaction, Development and Production of Boron, enriched Boron Carbide, Bocarsil used as shielding and control rod materials for use in CIRUS, DHRUA, PHWRs and PFBR and Bazrabor used as abrassive material and his refreshingly new approaches in electro-chemical science and technology towards Refractory metals and the work on the recovery of valuable materials from their secondary resources.

Professional Experience:

  • Head, Metallurgy Division, BARC (1980 - 1992)
  • Director, Materials Group, BARC (1992 - 2001)


Extractive Metallurgy, Rare Metals, Rare Earth Metals, Nuclear Materials,
Refractory Metals, Noble Metals, Valuable Metals, Recovery, Reprocessing,
Solvent Extraction, Electro-Chemical Science, Production Process
Metallurgy, Organo Phosphoric Extractants, Mineral Processing.


Contact Information


101-A, Nandakutir CHS, Plot # 21, Sector-3, Koparkhairane,
Navimumbai - 400709
Phone-Office: (022) - 27548908 (Home)
Mobile No.: 09820372387

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  • B.Sc.(Metallurgy)
  • Ph.D. (Metallurgy)


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Senior Science Fellowship of IAEA,
  • Best Metallurgist Award from Ministry of Steel and Mines, GOI, 1978,
  • Distinguished Professorship award from INAE,
  • Distinguished National Metallurgist Award, Research and Acadamia 2008,
  • Ministry of Steel, GOI,
    Platinum Medal from Indian Institute of Metals (IIM), 2013,
  • Received several other national honours, prizes, Gold medals and awards.

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Year of Election to Fellowship:

Year of Birth: 1939