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Mr. K. N. Vyas

(23 February, 2016 Onwards)  

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Mr. K. N. Vyas


Mr. Kamlesh Nilkanth Vyas, took over as Director, BARC, on 23 February 2016 at a simple ceremony held at BARC.


Mr. K.N. Vyas is a Mechanical Engineering graduate from MS University, Vadodara.  After completion of the training in the 22nd Batch of the BARC Training School in 1979, he joined Fuel Design & Development Section of Reactor Engineering Division of BARC. Mr. Vyas has worked for design & analysis of nuclear reactor fuels.  He was also responsible for design & development of a novel fuel for strategic applications.  He has worked extensively in thermal hydraulics and stress analysis of critical reactor core components.  Mr. Vyas, as an engineer, has played a key role for completion of strategic projects.  Mr. Vyas has also participated in design & analysis of the Test Blanket Module planned to be installed in ITER, France.   

Shri Vyas has been conferred several awards, which include Indian Nuclear Society Outstanding Service Award 2011, Homi Bhabha Science and Technology Award 2006, DAE Awards in the years 2007, 2008, 2012 and 2013. He is also a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineers.

Shri Vyas, as Director, BARC is committed to focus on work related to societal applications.  Shri Vyas will also continue to further the research activities being carried out in the basic and applied areas.


Shi KN Vyas