PROF. BRAHM PRAKASH MEMORIAL LECTURES

Sl.

No.

Year

Speaker

Title

President of the Meeting

1.      

1985

Shri C. V. Sundaram

Director, IGCAR, Kalpakkam

Application - related metallurgy of zirconium, niobium and beryllium

Prof. C. N. R. Rao

Director, IISc, Bangalore

2.      

1986

Dr. J. J. Irani

President, Tata Steel, Jamshedpur

Steel and India's entry into the 21st Century

 

Shri C. V. Sundaram

Director, IGCAR, Kalpakkam

3.      

1987

Prof. T. R. Anantharaman

Programme Coordinator,

Centre of Advanced Study in Metallurgy, BHU, Varanasi

Engineering and Technology in India: Some reflections on their growth since independence

 

Dr. J. J. Irani

President

Tata Steel, Jamshedpur

4.      

1988

Dr. V. S. Arunachalam

Scientific Adviser to Raksha Mantri, Ministry of Defence, New Delhi

Some beautiful models

Dr. Raja Ramanna

Council Chairman, IISc, Bangalore

5.      

1989

Prof. C. N. R. Rao

Director, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Perovskite oxides

Wg. Cdr. I. M. Chopra

Chairman & Managing Director, HAL, Bangalore

6.      

1990

Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Director, DRDL, Hyderabad

Some experiences from aerospace technology and programme

Shri Arun Prasad

Chairman, HAL, Bangalore

7.      

1991

Prof. P. Rama Rao

Director, DMRL, Hyderabad

Tasks in materials engineering: Essence of research and essentiality of application

Prof. S. Ramaseshan

RRI, Bangalore

8.      

1992

Prof. U. R. Rao

Chairman, Space Commission & ISRO, Bangalore

Indian launch vehicle development

Dr. C. G. Krishnadas Nair

Chairman, HAL Bangalore

9.      

1993

Dr. P. K. Iyengar

Director, BARC, Bombay

The role of characterization techniques in the development of nuclear materials

Dr. R. Krishnan

Director, GTRE, Bangalore

10.   

1994

Dr. R. Krishnan

Director, GTRE, Bangalore

Project management

Prof. G. Padmanaban

Director, IISc, Bangalore

11.   

1995

Dr. R. Chidambaram

Chairman, AEC, and Secretary, DAE, New Delhi

Plutonium and thorium in the Indian nuclear programme

Prof. A. Sridharan

Deputy Director, IISc, Bangalore

 

1996

Dr. Placid Rodriguez

Director, IGCAR, Kalpakkam

Fast breeder reactors: The route to India's energy security and the mission of IGCAR

Dr. T. S. Prahlad

Director, NAL, Bangalore

12.   

1997

Dr. K. Kasturirangan

Chairman, Space Commission & Secretary, Department of Space, Bangalore

Evolution of Indian remote sensing satellites: Present and future perspectives

Shri R. N. Parbat

MD, Indal Hydro Extrusions Limited, Bangalore

13.   

1998

Dr. C. G. Krishnadas Nair

Chairman, HAL, Bangalore

Towards self reliance in aerospace

Dr. R. Krishnan

Chief Executive,Shiva Analyticals (I) Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore

14.   

1999

Prof. K. A. Padmanabhan

Director, IIT, Kanpur

Between yes and no: Some thoughts on basic research in an applied area

 

Prof. G. Mehta

Director, IISc, Bangalore

15.   

2000

Prof. P. Ramachandra Rao

Director, NML, Jamshedpur

Crystal morphology: From nature to the laboratory

Dr. Kota Harinarayana

PGD, ADA, Bangalore

16.   

2001

Prof. S. Ranganathan

Department of Metallurgy, IISc, Bangalore

Materials Development : Asian perspectives

Prof. P. Ramachandra Rao

Director, NML, Jamshedpur

17.   

2002

Dr. R. A. Mashelkar F.R.S

Director General,CSIR,

New Delhi

Fun and joy of science: Learning from anomalies and discontinuities

Prof. S. Ranganathan Department of Metallurgy, IISc, Bangalore

18.   

2003

Dr. V. K. Aatre

Scientific Adviser to Raksha Mantri, Ministry of Defence, New Delhi

Oceans, marine acoustics and underwater technologies

Dr. B. R. Pai

Director, NAL

Bangalore

19.   

2004

Dr. G. Madhavan Nair

Chairman, Space Commission & Secretary, ISRO, Bangalore

India's Advanced space missions: Challenges in materials development

Dr. V. S. Arunachalam

President, Centre for Science Technology and Policy, Bangalore

20.   

2005

Shri M Natarajan

Scientific Adviser to Raksha Mantri, Ministry of Defence, New Delhi

Need to Build Indigenous Capability in Defence Technologies

Prof. P. Balaram

Director, IISc, Bangalore

21.   

2006

Dr. S. Banerjee

Director, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre,Mumbai

Vice-President, The Indian Institute of Metals

Indian Experience on Fuel and Structural Materials in Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors

Dr. P. Rodriguez

President, Indian Nuclear Society, Formerly Director, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam

Formerly, Preseident, The Indian Institute of Metals

22.   

2007

Dr. D. Banerjee

Chief Controller, R&D

Defence Research and Development Organisation, New Delhi

Materials In Flight

Dr. V. K. Aatre

Formerly Scientific Adviser to Raksha Mantri, New Delhi

Currently Visiting Professor ECE, IISc, Bangalore