President, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam conferring the
award on Dr Banerjee
Dr Dipankar Banerjee Conferred
Dr Dipankar Banerjee,
Distinguished Scientist and CC R&D (Aeronautics & Material Sciences) has been
conferred with Padma Shree by President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam on 28 March 2005, in
recognition of his outstanding contributions in Science and Technology.
Born in 1952, Dr Banerjee obtained his BTech from IIT, Madras in 1974 and PhD
from IISc, Bangalore in 1979, both in Metallurgy. He joined DRDO at Defence
Metallurgical Research Laboratory (DMRL), Hyderabad in 1979 and was appointed
Director in 1996. He was promoted to the rank of Distinguished
Scientist in 2004.
Dr Banerjee has had a meritorious career at DMRL and has worked in various
capacities. His research interests at the laboratory were in the area of
electron microscopy and the development of titanium based intermetallics for
aero-engine applications and he has managed several successful programmes for
the development of cast super alloy components for gas turbines based on
investment casting technology. As CCR&D (AMS), he currently oversees the
activities of Aeronautics and Material Laboratories of DRDO, as well the
He is recipient of National Metallurgist Award-1987, DRDO Scientist of the Year
Award-1987, Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar Award-1993 and Materials &
Superconductivity Prize-2001. Dr Banerjee is a Fellow, Indian Academy of
Science-1992, Indian National Science Academy-1994, National Academy of
Sciences-2001, and Andhra Pradesh Academy of Science-2002. He has been on the
editorial board of the Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals &
Intermetallics; Elsevier Applied Sciences; Bulletin of Materials Science; and
the Executive, Editorial Board , Defence Science Journal.
He has two Patents and more than 100 publications to his credit.
A team comprising Shri S C
Bhattacharyya, Sci E; Shri AK Mandal, Sci C; and Ms S Basu, Sci B, High
Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL), Pune, has been awARDEd
NOCIL Award for Excellence in Design or Development of Process Plant and
Equipment-2004 by Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE) at the 57th
Indian Chemical Engineering Congress at Mumbai.
AZRA Fellow Award
Shri SC Das, Director,
Defence Agricultural Research Laboratory (DARL), Pithoragarh, has been
conferred with AZRA Fellow Award by the Applied Zoologist Research Association,
CRRI, Cuttak during the 7th AZRA Conference held at Orrisa University of
Agriculture & Technology on 14-16 February 2005.