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Material & Metallurgical Sciences & Technology


2021 No Awardee
2020 Dr. Kinshuk Dasgupta
Head, Advanced Carbon Materials Section,
G&AMD, Materials Group,
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre.
For development of the lightest and the most ‘economical AK-47-HSC (hard steel core) bullet-resistant level Ill + bullet proof jacket–Bhabha Kavach, resulting in import, substitution and saving of forex.
2019 Dr. B. B. Kale
Scientist G, Director General,
Nanocrystalline Materials
Centre for Materials for Electronics Technology (C-MET), Govt. of India
For development of indigenous material and process for optical fibre grade SiCI4 (99.99%) for optical fibre cables, commercialised by Optel, resulting in import substitution and low- cost optical fibre and (ii) indigenous technology for Li-ion battery, useful for electronics and e-vehicles
Dr. Pritam Deb
Professor, Dept. of Physics
Tezpur University,
For his pioneering contribution in the field of nano technology, biomedical molecular imaging,using nanoprobes, Environment and Energy Technology encompassing innovative materials.
2018 Dr. Vivekanand Kain
Outstanding Scientist & Head, Materials Processing & Corrosion Engineering Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai
For extensive research on corrosion of iron, nickel and zirconium based alloys, which has been extensively used in nuclear industry.
2018 Dr. Ashim Kumar Mukhopadhyay
Outstanding Scientist & Associate Director. Defence Metallurgical Research laboratory, Kanchanbagh, Hyderabad
For his exemplary contribution towards self-reliance in aluminium materials technologies by indigenous development and production, quality assurance and type testing of various grades of specialty aluminium alloys for targeted applications in ongoing space programmes and defence sector
2017 Dr. Raghavan Gopalan
Associate Director, International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy & New Materials (ARCI), Balapur, Hyderabad
For his research leading to industrial scale production of magnetic materials, thermo electric materials and materials for energy storage batteries (i.e. Lithium ion batteries). Some of these products are used for space application.
2016 Dr. S. C. Sharma
Scientist, Deputy Director, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, ISRO, Trivandrum
Major materials and technology development programme for space applications.
2016 Prof. Subroto Mukherjee
Associate Dean – Academics Head – FCIPT Division Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar, Gujarat
Contribution in the field of Plasma surface engineering and materials processing, plasma physics principles for developing process and equipment for surface treatment, incineration and implantation and in real applications, including biomedical waste, plasma nitriding and surface modifications.
2015 Dr. Madangopal Krishnan
Head, Glass & Advanced Materials Division, BARC, Mumbai
Contribution to the scientific understanding and technological application for Ni-Ti shape memory alloy development and heat shrinkable sleeves made of these alloys for design, development and production of components and certification for use in lighter combat aircrafts.
2015 Dr. Dinesh Srivastava
Outstanding Scientist & Head Mechanical Metallurgy Division, BARC, Mumbai
Development of fabrication processing of nuclear structural materials for large scale production of Zircaloy tubular and rod products.
2014 Prof. V. S. Raja
Institute of Chair Professor,Dept. of Metallurgical Engg. & Material Science, IITB, Mumbai
For the development of Polyethylene eco-coatings, nitrogen implant type 316L stainless steel for body implants, novel hot-dip galvanized coating, and stress corrosion cracking mechanism.
Dr. U. Kamachi Mudali
Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam
For solving the corrosion issues in nuclear industry, which include materials selection, design improvement, quality fabrication and sustained performance of components for the fast breeder reactor and associated fuel cycle facilities of DAE.
2013 Dr. Sanjay Chandra
Chief of R & D and Scientific Services Tata Steel, Jamshedpur
For the development of technology for steel industry for improved waste utilization, new process route for the production of billets suitable for single-stage conversion in special bars, new desulphurization powder and new types of rebars and wire production.
2012 Prof. B. K. Mishra
Director, CSIR – IMMT, Bhubaneswar
For the development of software for designing tumbling mills, the iron ore jigging system for a close separation of the constituents, bioleaching process for copper recovery and biopolymerisation technology .
2011 Dr. Srinivasan Srikhanth, Director
National Metallurgical Lab (CSIR), Jamshedpur
For his outstanding contributions in the area of thermodynamic modelling and its application to industrial processes, development of technology on pilot plant scale for jointly with the production of commercial grade ferrosilicon from copper slag.
Dr. Shrikant Vishwanath Joshi
Additional Director, ARCI, Hyderabad
For his outstanding contributions in establishing a comprehensive high power laser centre for materials processing in the country and developing wide ranging applications of laser hardening, welding, cutting and drilling operations for the fabrication of critical components.
2010 Dr. Dipak Mazumdar
Professor, Dept. of Materials & Metallurgical Eng. Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
For his outstanding contributions to steel education, research and its application. His decade long association with several domestic steel industries including JSW- Ispat, JSPL, RINL, Hospet Steels, MUSCO and JSW has led to innovative tundish designs which are aimed at reducing skull losses and improving steel melt cleanliness.
2009 Dr. Ashok Kumar Suri
Distinguished Scientist & Former Director, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai
For his outstanding contributions in extractive metallurgy of nuclear materials and in particular for the development of a process flow sheet for the recovery of uranium from low grade ores that has opened up an entirely new area of uranium exploration and processing.
2008 Dr. Guntupalli Malakondaiah
Director, Defense Metallurgical Research Laboratory, Hyderabad
For contribution in the development of cost effective ultrahigh strength, high toughness low alloy steel for missile and rocket casings.
2007 Dr. Pradip P.
Chief Scientist & Head, Tata Research Dev. & Design Centre, Pune
For contribution in the area of mineral beneficiation, grinding circuit improvements, power and metal refinery waste utilization to cementitious products and the use of molecular modelling for process developments.
2006 Dr. M. Subba Rao
Head, Design Engg. Tata Advanced, Materials Ltd, Bangalore
For contribution in the development of cost effective composite material Technology, applicable to air-craft structures.
2005 Dr. A. K. Bhaduri
IGCAR, Kalpakkam
For Development of in-situ repair welding in stream turbine blades and localized post-weld heat treatment using specially designed miniature heat treatment set-up.
Dr. G. K. Dey
BARC, Mumbai
For Development of melt spinning and planar flow casting technique for metallic glasses.
2004 Dr. Y. R. Mahajan
ARCI Hyderabad
For Development of High temperature aluminum alloys using rapid solidification process.
Dr. J. Narayana Das
NMRL, Ambarnath
For development of passive acoustic materials, sonar sensors and piezoceramic-polymer composites.
2003 Prof. P. M. Prasad
Director (Retd), NFTDC, Hyderabad
For Development of sulphide metallurgy and aluminum technology.
2002 Dr. P. C. Deb
Formerly Dir – Naval Materials Research Lab, Ambernath


Dr. S. B. Krupanidhi
Prof. & Chairman, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

For development of polymeric and ceramic materials, protection technology of ship structure and variety of materials for fuel cells.
2001 Dr. C. Ganguly
Chairman and Chief Executive, Nuclear Fuel Complex, Hyderabad
For contribution to production of uranium, plutonium and thorium bearing metallic oxide, carbide and nitride fuels for thermal and fast reactors.
2000 Dr. P. P. Sinha
VSSC, Thiruvanananthapuram
Developed various types of merging steels for space and defense programs, cryogenic materials for cryogenic engines, and special purpose materials for spacecrafts.
Dr. B. K. Das
CMET, Pune
Developed variety of electronic materials such as ferrites, silicon, beta alumina, and high temperature super conductors. He has also developed simulation package for oxidation and impurity diffusion in silicon.
1999 Dr. T. K. Mukherjee
Indian Rare Earths Limited, Mumbai
For contribution to development of reactive metals, base metals, precious metals, nuclear metals and rare earths.
1998 Dr. K. Balasubramanian 
Director, Nonferrous Materials Technology Development Centre, Hyderabad.
Development of high purity oxygen free electronic copper, high purity silver and titanium based bio medical devices for reconstructive surgery.
1997 Prof. P. Ramachandra Rao
Director, National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur
Development of rapid solidification techniques, production of Neodymium-iron-boron magnet and pollution control systems for metallurgical industry.
1996 Prof. Y. V. R. K. Prasad
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
Contribution in optimization of metal processing operations including forging, rolling, extrusion and power processing.
1995 Shri Raj Kishore Mahapatra
Chairman and Managing Director,
Mishra Dhatu Nigam Ltd. Hyderabad.
Development of merging steel, powered metallurgy and soft magnetic alloy.
1994 Dr. Baldev Raj
Director Metallurgy and Material Group, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam
Significant contribution to non-destructive testing of structural material, failure analysis of critical components and evaluation for structural integrity.
1993 Dr. R. M. V. G. Krishna Rao
Head, FRP, Pilot Plant, National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), Bangalore
He with his other colleagues has done the research work on the development of “Porous Fiber Reinforced Plastics (FRP) Tubes for water desalination Plant”. He was responsible for indigenous development of a composite Scaled Model of LCA HIGH SPEED AIR INTAKE.
1992 Dr. C. G. Krishnadas Nair 
Managing Director, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd.,
Bangalore Complex, Bangalore
Fiber reinforced plastic composites and he developed metal honeycomb sandwich structures for Cheetah and Chetak. helicopters. He has also contributed richly to India’s space and Missile programs.
1991 Shri Gadamsetty Venkateswarlu

Shri B. Nageswara Rao

Dr. V. Chandrasekaran

For development of technology0 for production of high-energy
Samarium-Cobalt permanent magnets.
1990 Dr. Placid Rodriguez The technology support in defining welding process parameters for
the weld fabrication of large reactor components and the heat
exchanges and steam generators for the FAST Breeder Test Reactor
1989 Shri K. Balaramamoorthy  He has made sustained contributions over the years to the field of non-destructive testing, quality control and also development materials and their fabrication techniques in regard to materials used for atomic energy.
1988 Shri S. B. Subramayam
Director (Projects)
D.M.R.L., Hyderabad
Development of process Engineering. & Technology for Titanium and Magnesium-Adoption of Indigenous Armour Materials to Indian Army’s Combat Vehicles.
1987 No Award
1986 No Award
1985 Shri Pradip Ranjan Roy
Assoc. Director Metallurgy Group
B.A.R.C., Mumbai
Development and preparation of Plutonium Fuel for nuclear Reactor Development of recycling techniques for Plutonium and Uranium.
1984 Dr. P. Rama Rao

Shri S. L. N. Acharyulu
Defense Metallurgical Lab, Hyderabad.

Development and application of powder metallurgy alloys-Evaluation
of Sintering Properties-Analysis of Mechanical and Fracture behavior.
1983 Dr. C. K. Gupta
Head Metallurgy Division B.A.R.C., Mumbai
Extraction and processing of rare and refractory metals for applications in Advanced Technology.
1982 Dr. V. Ramaswamy

Shri S. R. Mediratta

Dr. S. M. Aeron

Shri N. S. Datar
Research & Development Centre,
Steel Authority of India. Ranchi.

Development and production of high-value alloy steels for various
applications. Improvement of performance of Wire rod Mills and Hot Strip Mill.
1981 Dr. T. Mukherjee

Shri A. N. Mitra

Shri M. D. Maheshwari

Shri S. C. Mohanthy
Tata Iron & Steel Co. Ltd. Jamshedpur.

Developments and contribution to steel technology and introducing
new grades of high strength low alloy steels.
1980 Dr. V. S. Arunachalam
Director Dr. T. Balakrishna Bhat Defense Metallurgical Research Laboratory Hyderabad.
High temperature super alloys and development and production of aircraft break pad friction material and development of material for protection against high-energy projectiles.
1979 Shri C. V. Sundaram
Head, Metallurlgy Division, BARC, Mumbai
Development of rare metal extraction technology for application in electronics and space programs.
1978 Dr. S. Ramasheshan 
Former Head, Material Science Division.
National Aeronautical Laboratory Bangalore.
Optics, X-ray crystallography and anomalous scattering of X-rays and development work in fiber techniques, high-pressure physic and technology electron materials and electro composites.
1977 Dr. T. R. Ananthraman
Banaras Hindu University Varanasi
Study of Metallurgical processes.
1976 Dr. Brahm Prakash
Director Vikram Sarabhai Space Center Trivandrum
Development of nuclear materials and fabrication of fuel elements for Nuclear Reactor.