Scientist and Associate Director KN Vyas, Reactor Projects Group of the BARC replaced Dr. Sekhar Basu, Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission and secretary to the GOI, Department of Atomic Enegy. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved Vyas’ name for a period of 3 years.
KN Vyas, who has made outstanding contributions in the area of design and development of a novel fuel is from the 22nd batch of the BARC Training School and joined Fuel Design & Development SEction of BARC. During the past 36 years, Vyas has gained a vast experience in design and analysis of nuclear reactor fuels. Subsequently, as Head, Reactor Projects Division, he has also worked for design and analysis of reactor systems. He has worked extensively in thermal hydraulics and stress analysis of critical reactor core components. Mr. Vyas has also participated in design & analysis of the Test Blanket Module planned to be installed in ITER, France. He is currently working as the associate director at BARC.
Shri Vyas has been conferred several awards, which include Indian Nuclear Society Outstanding Service Award 2011, Homi Bhabha Science and Technology Award 2006, DAE Awards in the years 2007, 2008, 2012 and 2013. He is also a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineers.
The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) is India’s premier nuclear research facility based in Trombay, Mumbai,Maharashtra. BARC is a multi-disciplinary research centre with extensive infrastructure for advanced research and development covering the entire spectrum of nuclear science, engineering and related areas. BARC’s core mandate is to sustain peaceful applications of nuclear energy, primarily for power generation.
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Founded In : 1954
Headquarter : Mumbai
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1. Name the person who has taken over as Director of BARC ?
2. Expand the term BARC .
3. Name the person who has been replaced by Mr. KN Vyas ?
Courtesy : PTI News