Director, IGCAR – Placid Rodriguez

Dr. Placid Rodriguez  (October 5, 1940 – October 31, 2008) was born in Quilon, Kerala on October 5, 1940. He obtained B.Sc. from Kerala University, B.E. (Metallurgy) from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, M.S. from University of Tennesse, USA and Ph.D from IISc and MBA from Indian Gandhi National Open University.

He joined the Department of Atomic Energy in 1960 and worked in Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Bombay till 1974. In 1974, he has moved to Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam (then Reactor Research Centre) as a senior metallurgist and established world class research laboratories for metallurgical research. He was the Director of IGCAR, Kalpakkam from 01 December 1992 till 31 October 2000. Dr. Rodriguez is internationally known for his R&D contribution in Mechanical Metallurgy, Welding Metallurgy and Nuclear Materials. He has guided and nurtured several young colleagues in the multidisciplinary fields of Science and Engineering for the advancement of fast breeder reactor technology in India.

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Director, IGCAR – Arun Kumar Bhaduri

Dr. Arun Kumar Bhaduri is currently serving as Director, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu (India) since July 1, 2016.

Dr. Arun Kumar Bhaduri obtained his B.Tech (Honours) in 1983 and Ph.D. in 1992 both in Metallurgical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He joined Bhabha Atomic Research Centre’s Training School at Trombay in 1983, and was awarded Homi Bhabha Medal for being Overall Topper of its 27th Batch. In 1984, he joined Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research at Kalpakkam, where he is presently Distinguished Scientist & Director, and also Senior Professor of Homi Bhabha National Institute. He received Humboldt Research Fellowship from Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany in 1994 and carried out 2-year post-doctoral research in University of Stuttgart, Germany.

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