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C. V. Raman Chair Professor of Physics

Professor Krishan Lal

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Was born on 15 March 1941at Chiniot (now in Pakistan). Grew up at Meerut and moved to Delhi after appointment as Lecturer in Physics in Kirori Mal College DU, Delhi. Served in Solid State Physics Laboratory (DRDO), Delhi for a short time and moved to CSIR-National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi.


  • 1959-1961 M.Sc. (Physics), Agra University, Agra; First Division, Second Position
  • 1964-1969 Ph.D. in Solid State Physics, University of Delhi, Delhi
  • Work Experience

  • 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
  • 1963-2000Served at several scientific positions starting as Post Doctoral Fellow, Scientist B and including Director Grade Scientist at CSIR (10 years) in CSIR-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 for life, University of Delhi, Delhi; CV Raman Chair Professor at KRMU since 2018
  • Honours and Awards

  • Fellow, Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi (INSA), w.e.f. 1984. Served as President, INSA during Jan. 2011 to Dec 2013 Also, Treasurer, INSA (1993-1995); Member INSA Council for 2000.
  • Foreign Member, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, wef Dec 2011.
  • Fellow, National Academy of Sciences, India, Allahabad w.e.f. 1990.
  • President, ICSU Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA), Paris, (2010-12); Also served as Vice President and Member Executive Board during 2000-2006.
  • Member, Commission on Crystal Growth and Characterization of Materials (International Union of Crystallography) 1987-90, 1990-93, 1993-96
  • Vice President, Asia Pacific Academy for Materials (APAM), 2009
  • Chairman, National Committee for Crystallography for the International Union for Crystallography (1994-1997)
  • Member, Programme Committee, International Congress and General Assembly of the International Union of Crystallography, Glasgow, August, 1999.
  • Secretary General, Asian Crystallography Association, 1996-1999. Also, Founder Counsellor, Asian Crystallography Association, 1987-90.
  • Chairman, Indian National Committee for Crystallography, 1994-1997
  • Chairman, National Committee for Data for Science and Technology (CODATA) - (1988-1991); (2000-03)
  • President, Indian Crystallography Association, 2004-07; earlier Vice President during (2001-04)
  • President, Metrology Society of India, (2001-04).
  • Unique Honours

  • President of the Asian Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia (AASSA) for 2014-16
  • Served as a Member, External Review Panel for International Council for Science, 2013-2014
  • Chairperson, Standing Committee on Programme, Monitoring and Evaluation (PME) of Global Network of Academies (IAP) wef from 2014
  • Foreign Member, Russian Academy of Science, wef 2012
  • Conferred Honorary Doctorate by Russian Academy of Sciences, Siberian Branch, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Novosibirsk, Russia, 1998.
  • Honorary Doctorate, Assam down town University 2017
  • Editor, Zeitschrift fur Kristallographie, the oldest and one of the most prestigious journals of Crystallography, w.e.f. 1997 - 2003.
  • Invited to IBM Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, New York, USA 1971-72 as IBM India Fellow, (Biodata got collected by IBM from NPL)
  • Invited by Physikalische-Technische Bundesanstalt, Braunchweig (PTB) as Senior Visiting Scientist 1980 and 1983.
  • Recognitions

  • Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Centenary Visiting Fellowship of Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi, 2010
  • Professor S. K. Mitra Gold Medal of Indian Science Congress Association, 2007.
  • Editor-in-Chief, Proceedings of Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi, 2006--2010
  • First Daulat Singh Kothari Memorial Lecture of Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi, 1996.
  • First Professor D. S. Kothari Memorial Lecture of DRDO, 2009
  • Students and coworkers of Dr. Krishan Lal had organized two International Cnoferences, sponsored by International bodies like the International Union of Crystallography, on the occasion of his 6oth Birthday and 62nd Birthday.
  • Invited to serve as Member, Technical Advisory Group of UNIDO sponsored International Centre for Advanced Materials Evaluation Technology, KRISS, Taejon, Republic of Korea, 1996-1999 (Also invited to serve as a consultant during planning phase)
  • First NRDC Republic Day Award, 1977
  • Leader of Indian delegations to International Congress/Conferences on several occasions.
  • MRSI Medal Lecture, 1994.
  • Served as Chairman of seven International Conferences/Workshops and three National conferences.
  • Stay At Some of the Prestigious Institutions Abroad

  • IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, New York, USA, IBM India Fellow 1971-1972
  • Department of Applied Physics, Tokyo University, Tokyo, Japan Visiting Professor 1978 (3 months)
  • Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Braunschweig, Federal Republic of Germany; Senior Guest Scientist 1980(6 months); Senior Guest Scientist 1983(3 months)Also invited to visit for 1 week duration in 1989 and 1995.
  • Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and Ministry of Science and Technology, Bulgaria
  • Visiting Scientist 1988 (2 weeks; at the invitation of Government of Bulgaria; 2007
  • Institute for High Frequency Technology, Technical University Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Federal Republic of Germany Senior Guest Scientist 1989 (1 month); several short visits under projects; 2000 4 weeks
  • In addition several short visits to important institutes in USA, Canada, Europe (including Germany, Russia, UK, France, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, Hungary, Poland, and Bulgaria), Asia (including Japan, China, South Korea, Singapore and Taiwan), Australia, New Zealand, Brazil and Peru. Some of these visits were as leader or member of delegations and on invitations from the Governments of host countries.
  • Interest Area

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

  • Focus of Research has been on Crystal Growth & Lattice Imperfections, High Resolution X-ray Diffraction, Instrumentation; Quality Management, Certified Reference Materials, Data for Materials and Instrumentation.
  • Conferences/ Symposiums

  • Served as Chairman of seven International Conferences/Workshops and three National conferences
  • Publications

  • Total number of published research papers: 112
  • Nine books and conference proceedings were published, including the one from North-Holland Publishing Co., Indian National science Academy New Delhi
  • Research Output

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