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Dinesh Srivastava takes over as NFC chief executive

Our Bureau | Updated on: Jan 31, 2018

Dinesh Srivastava, distinguished scientist, has taken over as the Chief Executive of Nuclear Fuel Complex.

Dinesh Srivastava, distinguished scientist, took over as the Chief Executive of Nuclear Fuel Complex (NFC) here on Wednesday. He has succeeded G Kalyanakrishnan who retired on superannuation.

Srivastava will also be the Chairman of the NFC board. Prior to this assignment, he was holding the position of Deputy Chief Executive. In a long career, Srivastava has worked for three decades at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai, and was a senior Professor at Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), Mumbai.

Srivastava has contributed for the development of advanced structural materials of extreme strategic value for the nuclear energy programme. The focus of his work has been on self-reliant development of critical nuclear components with a target on Zirconium, Titanium and low alloy steels.

At NFC, Srivastava has played a key role in the achievement of record production of fuel assemblies, in addition to meeting the production requirement of reactor components for the forthcoming 500 MWe Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (PFBR), being constructed at Kalpakkam.

A Metallurgical Engineer from the University of Roorkee, Srivastava joined the 28th batch of BARC Training School in 1984. He has obtained Doctorate degree from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru. He has won several awards and is a life member of major nuclear science related national bodies.

Published on January 31, 2018
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