LOGO OF The Indian Institute of Metals

Home IIM Awards
Brahm Prakash Memorial Lecture

Brahm Prakash Memorial Lecture

BRAHM PRAKASH MEMORIAL LECTURE

Brahm Prakash Memorial Lecture
Sl. No Year Speaker Title President of the meeting
1 1985 Shri C. V. Sundaram Director, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, 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, Banaras Hindu University, 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 Advisor 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, Defence Research and Development Laboratory, Hyderabad Some experiences from Aerospace technology and programme Shri Arun Prasad Chairman, HAL, Bangalore
7 1991 Prof. P. Rama Rao Director Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory, Hyderabad Tasks in materials engineering : Essence of research and essentiality of application Prof. S. Ramaseshan Raman Research Institute, Bangalore
8 1992 Prof. U. R. Rao Chairman, Space Commission & Indian Space Research Organization, Bangalore Indian launch vehicle development Prof. C. G. K. 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 Gas Turbine Research Establishment, Bangalore Project Management Prof. G. Padmanaban Director, IISc, Bangalore
11 1995 Dr. R. Chidambaram Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission and Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy Plutonium and thorium in the Indian Nuclear programme Prof. A. Sridharan Deputy Director, IISc, Bangalore
12 1996 Dr. Placid Rodriguez Director, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam Fast breeder reactors : The route to India's energy security and the mission of IGCAR Dr. T. S. Prahlad Director, NAL, Bangalore
13 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 Managing Director, Indal Hydro Extrusions Limited, Bangalore
14 1998 Dr. C. G. Krishnadas Nair Chairman, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Bangalore Towards self reliance in aerospace Dr. R. Krishnan Chief Executive Shiva Analyticals (I) Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore
15 1999 Prof. K. A. Padmanabhan Director, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur Between yes and no : Some thoughts on basic research in an applied area Prof. G. Mehta Director, IISc, Bangalore
16 2000 Prof. P. Ramachandra Rao Director, NML, Jamshedpur Crystal morphology : From nature to the laboratory Dr. Kota Harinarayana PGD, ADA, Bangalore
17 2001 Prof. S. Ranganathan IISc, Bangalore Materials Development : Asian perspectives Prof. P. Ramachandra Rao Director, NML, Jamshedpur
18 2002 Dr. R. A. Mashelkar F.R.S Director General CSIR - Secretary Government of India Department of SIR, New Delhi Fun and joy of science : Learning from anomalies and discontinuities Prof. S. Ranganathan Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
19 2003 Dr. V. K. Aatre Scientific Adviser to Raksha Mantri, Secretary & Director General R & D Ministry of Defence Government of India, New Delhi Oceans, marine acoustics and underwater technologies Dr. B. R. Pai Director, NAL Bangalore
20 2004 Dr. G. Madhavan Nair Chairman Space Commission & Secretary, ISRO Bangalore-560 094 India's advanced space missions : Challenges in materials development Dr. V. S. Arunachalam President, Centre for Science Technology and Policy Bangalore
21 2005 Sri M. Natarajan Scientific Adviser to Raksha Mantri, Secretary & Director General R & D Ministry of Defence Government of India, New Delhi Need to build indigenous capability in defence technologies Prof. P. Balaram Director, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
22 2006 Dr. S. Banerjee Director, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai Indian experience on fuel and structural materials in pressurized heavy water reactors Dr. P. Rodriguez President, Indian Nuclear Society
23 2007 Dr. D. Banerjee Chief Controller, R&D (Aeronautics and Material Sciences) DRDO, New Delhi Materials in flight Dr. V. K. Aatre Formerly Scientific Adviser to Raksha Mantri, Ministry of Defence, New Delhi
24 2008 Dr. Baldev Raj Distinguished Scientist & Director, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam Science and technology of fast breeder reactors: An Indian success story Prof. J. Srinivasan Chairman, Division of Mechanical Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
25 2009 Dr. S. K. Jain CMD, NPCIL and BHAVINI, Mumbai President, World Association of Nuclear Operators Role of materials in safe and reliable operation of nuclear power plants Prof. E. S. Dwarakadasa CEO and Managing Director, Karnataka Hybrid Micro Devices Limited, Bangalore
26 2010 Dr. V. K. Saraswat Scientific Advisor to Raksha Mantri, Secretary & Director General R & D Ministry of Defence Government of India, New Delhi Material challenges for defence application Dr. V. S. Ramamurthy Director, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore
27 2011 Dr. G. Sundararajan Director, International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI), Hyderabad Commercialisation of material based technologies at ARCI: An overview Prof. D. Banerjee Department of Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
28 2012 Dr. A. Kakodkar DAE Homi Bhabha Chair Professor, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Bombay Formerly Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission Translating scientific research for national development Prof. P. Balaram Director, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
29 2013 Shri Avinash Chander Scientific Adviser to Raksha Mantri Secretary, Defence R&D and Director General DRDO Ministry of Defence, Government of India, New Delhi Materials for defence Prof. K. Chattopadhyay President, The Indian Institute of Metals Chairman, Division of Mechanical Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
30 2014 Dr. Amol A Gokhale Director, Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory, Ministry of Defence, Government of India, Hyderabad Materials: The keystone of hypersonic technologies Prof. Anurag Kumar Director Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
31 2015 Sri A. S. Kiran Kumar Secretary, Department of Space, Government of India, Chairman, Space Commission & Indian Space Research Organisation Indigenous Development of Materials for Space Programme Prof. Roddam Narasimha, DST Year-of-Science Professor, JNCASR, Bangalore Formerly Director, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore Formerly Director, National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore
32 2016 Prof. Indranil Manna Director, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur Materials - An interface between society and science Dr. Baldev Raj Director, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore
33 2017 Prof. V. Ramgopal Rao Director, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi Bridging Academic R&D with Product Innovation – A few case studies and a way forward…. Prof. Vikram Jayaram Chairman, Division of Mechanical Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore