Scientist 'G' to 'H'

Dr Haridwar SinghDr Haridwar Singh, Director, High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL), Pune, obtained his PhD in Solid Rocket Propellant Combustion from Pune University and Post-doctoral Research from Max-Planck Institute, Gottingen, Germany, during 1985-86.

At HEMRL, Dr Singh has initiated and monitored many challenging and time-bound mission-oriented research programmes in the area of high energy materials especially propellants and explosives for rockets and missiles and advanced pyrotechnics. A spectrum of scientific achievements under his leadership included development and transfer of advanced technologies of high energy propellants for various applications including state-of-the-art propellant technology of a novel class of low vulnerability ammunition (LOVA) for tank gun. Development of explosive reactive armour, combustible cartridge case technology, high explosive compositions for different types of warheads, advanced non-smoky RDX-based propellants for booster and sustainer applications, are a few of other notable contributions. HEMRL has gained the expertise of life extension of propulsion system of missiles, under his leadership and guidance and it has become an asset for all the three Services and has made the country self-sufficient in this area.

Dr Singh is the recipient of the Scientist of the Year Award 1983 and 1993, DRDO Cash Award 1984, Astronautical Society of India Award 1994 and the Agni Award for Excellence in Self-Reliance 1998. Dr Singh has eight patents and 142 research publications to his credit.

He has been a visiting scientist at the Max-Planck Institute, Germany; High Pressure Combustion Lab, Pennsylvania State University; University of Arizona; Army Research Lab, Maryland; Science Applications Center, Santa Clara and Sandia National Lab, Livermore, US. He is the Chairman of High Energy Material Society of India, Hon. member of the Russian Academy of Astronautics, senate member of Pune University, fellow of the Deccan Education Society, member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and member of the Defence Science Journal Editorial Executive Board.

KU LimayeShri KU Limaye completed his BE from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, in 1968 and MTech from Indian Institute of Technology , Kharagpur in 1976. Since 1996, he is the Director of Microwave Tube Research & Development Centre (MTRDC), Bangalore. His current research includes development of travelling-wave tubes for radar and electronic warfare systems. Successful developments include X-Ku band for airborne electronic warfare and X-band travelling-wave tube for multi-mode radar of LCA. Earlier, he was at the Electronics & Radar Development Establishment (LRDE), Bangalore, working on radar systems, phased arrays, microwave engineering, antennas, etc. His projects included Indra radar , Rajendra radar of Akash, multi-mode radar for LCA, and AEW radar .

Shri Limaye is a fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering and Institute of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineers, member of IEEE, and associate of the National Institute of Advanced Studies. He has been conferred with Scientist of the Year Award, JC Bose Memorial Award and IRSI Award. He has several papers in national and international journals to his credit.

N DivakarShri N Divakar, Director, Defence Electronics Research Laboratory (DLRL) , Hyderabad obtained his BE (Electrical) from Regional Engineering College, Warangal, and ME (Applied Electronics and Servo-Mechanics) from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, in 1965 and 1967, respectively. He joined DLRL in 1967. His research areas and specialization include design and development of servo-systems for antennas  secondary surveillance radars and electronic warfare (EW) systems. He has successfully steered the design and development and coordinated production of many EW systems for Indian Services. As a part of the indigenous integrated electronic warfare programme for Indian Navy, he planned and developed the state-of-the-art EW suites for different naval platforms. He is currently programme DIRECTOR of two major integrated EW programmes being developed for the lndian Army and Navy.

Shri Divakar is fellow member, Institution of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineers  has been appointed on the Board of Director's of the Electronic Corporation of India and Bharat Electronics Limited. He has been awARDEd IETE-IRSI Award 1983 and Scientist of the Year Award 2000.

RP RamlingamShri RP Ramalingam obtained BE in Electronics and Communication from College of Engineering, Chennai, and Masters in Radar Systems from lIT, Kharagpur, in 1968 and 1977, respectively. He joined Electronics & Radar Development Establishment (LRDE) , Bangalore in 1969 and moved to Advanced Systems Integration & Evaluation  Organisation (ASIEO), Bangalore (currently Defence Avionics Research Establishment) in 1986.

Shri Ramalingam has specialised in the areas of embedded computing) radar signal, processing, phased array antenna and airborne electronic warfare. He is the project DIRECTOR of successfully developed mission computer for LCA. At present, he is the project DIRECTOR of the digital engine control unit for the Kaveri engine of the LCA and for the project Vetrivale under which he has developed and delivered computers for the Su-30 MK 1 avionics. He is fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering and has received the NRDC Invention Award 1980, DRDO Scientist of the Year Award 1985 and DRDO Achievement Award 1994.

Fellow Membership

Shri HB Das, Sci E, Defence Research Laboratory (DRL) , Tezpur, has been awARDEd fellow membership, by International Congress of Chemistry and Environment from April 2001.

Higher Qualifications Achieved

Shri Amod Kumar Singh, SRF, Defence Institute of Psychological Research (DIPR) , Delhi, has been awARDEd PhD in Psychology by the University of Delhi for his thesis entitled Role Efficacy and Role Stress as Moderators of Organisational Effectiveness. ,.

Smt Pushpa Mishra, Sci D, Institute of Nuclear Medicine & Allied Sciences (INMAS), Delhi, has been awARDEd PhD by Ch Charan Singh University, Meerut, for her thesis entitled Breast Carcinoma Specific Monoclonal Antibodies and their Evaluation for Tumour Scintigraphy.