Baldev Raj

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Baldev Raj is an Indian scientist and former director of the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) in Kalpakkam, India.He is now the chairman of National Institute of Technology, Puducherry.


He has Bachelors in Engineering (B.E.) from Govt. Engineering College (Now National Institute of Technology, Raipur), Ravishankar University and Ph.D. from IISc, Bangalore, D.Sc. (h.c.) from Sathyabama Deemed University, Chennai.[1] He has more than 650 publications, 38 books and special volumes of journals (co-author of 11 books/monographs and co-editor of 27 books & special journal volumes). He has 5 Indian Standards and 19 patents to his credit.[2][3][4]

Areas of Specialization[edit]

Science and Technology, Fast Breeder Reactor with Closed Fuel Cycle, Materials characterization, Testing and Evaluation using nondestructive evaluation methodologies, Materials development and performance assessment and technology management.[5]


Rewards and Recognitions
Description Name of Institution Year
Distinguished Alumni Award for sustained excellence in Science and Technology Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 2008
National Metallurgist Award (Research-Academy) Union Ministry of Steel and Indian Institute of Metals 2007
Indian Science Monitor Award Indian Science Monitor Foundation 2007
Padma Shri[6] Govt. of India 2007
Jaeger Lecture Award International Inst. Welding 2004
Life Time Achievement Award IWS 2004

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  4. ^ Publication Details
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  6. ^ Padma Shri and Other Awards