Dr. S.R. Vadera, Outstanding Scientist / Sc 'H', took over as Director Defence Laboratory Jodhpur on 1st February 2012.
He did his M.Sc. in Physics from the University of Jodhpur in the year 1980 with University Gold Medal. He worked as Junior Research Fellow at the University of Jodhpur from 1981 to 1983. His doctoral research is in the area of Mössabuer Spectroscopy, which he completed in 1989 from the University of Jodhpur.
He joined Defence Lab, Jodhpur in the year 1983 and carried out R&D work in the areas of Mössbauer Spectroscopy, Conducting Polymers and Nanomaterials. He was actively associated in the development of a number of strategically important products including antiradar paint RAP-MK-I, Cam & IRR Paints, antistatic and radiotransparent paint RDM-1, etc. Some of these items are being bulk productionized for the use on military equipments.
Dr. Vadera has more than 50 research papers, published in international journals, to his credit. He has been awarded 7 patents and has published a number of technical reports. As co-author he has published a chapter in the Encyclopaedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology published by the American Scientific Publishers, USA. He is approved guide of the University of Jodhpur and Indian Institute of Technology, Rajasthan. He has been on the Academic Advisory Board of Marwar Engineering College and Research Centre, Jodhpur and on the Research Board of Thapar University, Patiala. He has delivered invited talks on advanced materials including conducting polymers and nanomaterials in several International and National Conferences/ Seminars.
As a member of the team, he received the DRDO Technology Cash Award in 1996. Dr. Vadera has represented DRDO to deliver an invited talk on Nanotechnology at an International Conference in Brazil organized by the Brazilian Army in 2009. Besides, he has visited several countries including Sweden, Belarus and Canada. He is life member of various professional societies including Materials Research Society of India, Magnetics Society of India, Optical Society of India, Indian Association for Radiation Protection and Nuclear Track Society of India.
Dr. S.R. VADERA
E-mail: director[at]dl[dot]drdo[dot]in, sr.vadera[at]dl[dot]drdo[dot]in