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Dr. Krishan Lal

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Dr. Krishan Lal

Dr. Krishan Lal



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

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


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