Conference on strategic electronics at HyderabadNovember 23rd, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 23 (IANS) A three-day conference on “Strategic Electronics: Instrumentation, Control, Communication and Computing” organised by the Indian Nuclear Society (INS) kickstarts here Thursday.
R. Chidambaram, principal scientific advisor to the union government and chairman, scientific advisory committee to the cabinet will deliver the inaugural address, said a statement issued Wednesday by the Mumbai-headquartered INS - a professional body of nuclear scientists, engineers and technologists.
S. Banerjee, Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) chairman and Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) secretary, will distribute the INS awards at the inaugural function.
The other speakers will be Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) head V.K. Saraswat, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) director and AEC member R.K. Sinha, INS president P. Rama Rao, BARC director G.P. Srivastava and Electronics Corporation of India Ltd chairman and managing director Y.S. Mayya.
Baldev Raj, former director of Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), will be conferred the INS Homi Bhabha Lifetime Achievement Award.
The INS award for nuclear reactor technology, including reactor safety, will be given to BARC Reactor Projects Division head K.N. Vyas, IGCAR director T. Jayakumar, Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) Directorate of Safety associate director S.P. Dharne.
The award for nuclear fuel cycle technologies, including radiation safety and environmental protection, will be given to G.V.S. Hemanantha Rao, deputy chief executive (Fuels), Nuclear Fuel Complex, Hyderabad, and BARC Beam Technology Development Group director L.M. Gantayet.
R.A. Badwe, director, Tata Memorial Centre, Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai will be awarded for radiation and radio-isotopes related technologies and their applications in areas like medicine, agriculture and industries.
Two nuclear scientists — Subimal Saha, Accelerator Technology Group head at Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, Kolkata, and Manjit Singh, Design, Manufacturing and Automation Group director at BARC — have been chosen for high technology nuclear related services award.
Bhuwan Chandra Sati and Hemant Kumar from IGCAR, and Ashutosh Dixit and P.D. Vaswani from NPCIL get the INS Young Scientist Award. The industrial excellence award goes to Bharat Forge Ltd.
The Eminent Scientist Award goes to Eberhard Joachin Roos, managing director, MPA Stuttgart, Germany, the Science Communication Award goes to Ajit Madhav Patankar, Technology Transfer and Collaboration Division head at BARC.
Various speakers will discuss the conference’s theme in the next two days of the meet.
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