SBAS KRMU Faculty Prof. Krishan Lal

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Prof. Krishan Lal

Professor -Basic & Applied Science

Interest Area(s)

  • Solid State Physics
  • Materials Characterization
  • Crystal Growth & Lattice Imperfections
  • High Resolution X-ray Diffraction
  • Instrumentation; Quality Management
  • Certified Reference Materials
  • Data for Materials and Instrumentation.
Fellowships of Prestigious Academies 
  • 1984 Elected as Fellow, Indian National Science Academy (INSA), New Delhi
  • 1989 Elected as Fellow, National Academy of Sciences' India, Allahabad
  • 2012 Elected as Foreign Member, Russian Academy of Sciences
 
Prestigious International and National Positions 
  • 2016-2019 Co-Chair IAP for Science, the Global Network of Science Academies
  • 2019-2022 Re-elected 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
  • 1996 DS Kothari Memorial Lecture (INSA)
  • 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), now rechristened as ICS
  • 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. 
 
 
 
  • Throughout First Division: M.Sc. (Physics) Agra University, Agra 1961 First Division and llnd Position; Ph.D. University of Delhi, Delhi 1969 Solid State Physics
  • Honorary Doctorate, Russian Academy of Sciences, 1998
  • Honorary Doctorate, Assam down town University, 2017
  • 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 including Director Grade Scientist at CSIR (10 years) in CSIR-National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi
  • Director, CSIR-National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi till 2000-2003 and granted extension till 2005.
  • CSIR Emeritus Scientist; INSA Senior Scientist and DST Ramanna Fellow2005-2016;
  • Laue-Bragg Chair Professor, Amity University, NOIDA and Visiting Professor, University of Delhi, Delhi 2016-18
  • 2018-- C. V. Raman Chair Professor, KR Mangalam University, Gurugram
  • Solid State Physics
  • Materials Characterization
  • Crystal Growth & Lattice Imperfections
  • High Resolution X-ray Diffraction
  • Instrumentation; Quality Management
  • Certified Reference Materials
  • Data for Materials and Instrumentation.
Recent Invited Talks
  • Emerging Trends in Physics, Plenary Lecture, National Conference on Emerging Trends in Science Education and Research, BABASAHEB BHIMRAO AMBEDKAR UNIVERSITY, LUCKNOW, February 2022
  • Challenges in Developing New Techniques and Related Facilities for Growth and Characterization of Single Crystals, Inaugural Lecture, Prof. O. N. Srivastava Memorial Lecture Series, International Academy of Physical Sciences, April 2022 
  • Challenges in S&T and Innovation for the Developing World, Special Lecture, Prof. R. C. Mehrotra Memorial Lecture Series, Department of Chemistry, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur
  • Precision Measurements: A Key to Progress in Science and Technology, International Conference on Advances in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology,   ASSET-2021, K. R. Mangalam University, Gurugram, 21 May 2021
  • Challenges in Science and Technology in the Present Era, Valedictory Lecture, AdMet 2021, New Delhi, 5 May 2021
Projects/Achievements
At KRMU, involved in developing an Engineering Kitchen. A very versatile system for growth of high quality single crystals has been developed successfully. It has novel approaches in fabrication of a high temperature furnace with capability of functioning at high temperatures upto 1000 °C. The pulling system employs a novel approach. Some results have been published. A new system is under development for zone refining of aluminium rods. It is under the broad approach for converting waste materials into valuable assets. Initial results are very encouraging. 
 
  • Publications: More than 110 research papers in refereed journals, 7 patents, edited 9 Books/Volumes
  • The last research paper, published from KRMU: Indian Journal of Pure & Applied Physics Vol. 59, October 2021, A Novel System for Growth of Single Crystals from the Melt with an Innovative New Pulling Mechanism by Krishan Lal, Ajay Kumar , Rajni Gautam , Ruby Jindal and Nidhi Gaur