Dr. Krishan Lal Home   /  C. V. Raman Chair Professor of Physics


Education
1959-1961 M.Sc. (Physics), Agra University, Agra; First Division, Second Position

1964-1969 Ph.D. in Solid State Physics, University of Delhi, Delhi

Positions Held

1961-63 Lecturer in Physics: DAV College Muzaffar Nagar, Meerut College, Meerut and Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi; SSA, Solid State Physics Laboratory (DRDO), Delhi

1963-2000 Served at several scientific positions at National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi 2000-2005 Director, National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi till 2003 and granted extension till 2005

2005-2016 CSIR Emeritus Scientist; INSA Senior Scientist and DST Ramanna Fellow; Laue-Bragg Chair Professor Amity University, NOIDA and Visiting Professor, University of Delhi, Delhi

Fellowships of Academies etc

Foreign Member, Russian Academy of Sciences

Fellow, Indian National Science Academy,

Fellow, National Academy of Sciences’ India, Allahabad

Prestigious Positions

2016– Co-Chair IAP for Science, the Global Network of Science Academies

2014-2016 President, the Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia (AASSA)

2011-2013 President, Indian National Science Academy (INSA), New Delhi

2006-2010 President, ICSU-CODATA

1996-2003 Editor, Zeitschrift für Kristallographie

Honours and Awards

1998 Honorary Doctorate, Russian Academy of Sciences

2017 Honorary Doctorate, Assam down town University 2017

2014 Honoured by Prime Minister of India during Inaugural Session of Indian Science Congress Session

2013-2014 Member, External Review Panel of International Council for Science (ICSU)

2010 INSA Jawaharlal Birth Centenary Visiting Fellowship

2007 S. K. Mitra Birth Centenary Gold Medal of Indian Science Congress Association

Honorary Positions

Honorary Professor, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, Honorary Professor for Life, University of Delhi, Delhi and Visiting Professor, Panjab University, Chandigarh.

Prestigious positions abroad

IBM India Fellow, Thomas J. Watson Research Centre, New York; Visiting Professor, Univ. of Tokyo, Technical Univ. Darmstadt, and Sr. Visiting Scientist at PTB, Braunschweig.

Research Interests Solid State Physics; Materials Characterization; Crystal Growth & Lattice Imperfections, High Resolution X-ray Diffraction, Instrumentation; Quality Management, Certified Reference Materials and Data for Materials.

Research Output Research Output

More than 100 research papers in reputed journals; 9 edited Volumes and 7 Patents