Research Council

The Research Council is a high level think tank for the laboratory provides direction and vision and helps to design road map to achieve it. The Research Council is reconstituted for a period of 3 years with its mandate to advise on the formulation of R&D programmes and future directions of activities of the Laboratory keeping in view the planned programmes, national priorities and opportunity areas, suggest networking with other CSIR National Laboratories on programmes of mutual interest, review R&D activities and research programmes and advise on future directions, advise on fostering linkages between the laboratory, industry and potential clients, constitute panel of experts for selection of Scientific staff, any other functions as may be assigned by Director General/Governing Body of CSIR.

Research Council (RC) Members





Shri Amarendu Prakash (Chairman, RC)

Chairman, Steel Authority of India, New Delhi



Prof Karabi Das (Member, RC)

Head-Dept of Metallurgy & Materials Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology

Kharagpur - 721302


Shri Chaitanya Bhanu (Member, RC)

VP, Steel Manufacturing, Tata Steel Limited



Dr. S. K. Jha (Member, RC)

Chairman & Managing Director

Mishra Dhatu Nigam Ltd

Hyderabad - 500058



Ms. Shukla Mistry (Member, RC)

Director (Refineries)

Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL)

Scope Complex, Core 2

7, Lodhi Institutional Area, Lodhi Road

New Delhi - 110003



Dr. Balamuralikrishnan (Member, RC)

Director, DMRL, Hyderabad



Dr. Prakash Kumar (Member, RC)

Director, CSIR-National Geophysical Research Institute

Uppal Road

Hyderabad - 500007



Dr. NC Murmu (Member, RC)

Director, CSIR-NationaI Metallurgical Laboratory

Jamshedpur - 831007



Dr. R.M. Mohanty (Member, RC)

Senior Principal Scientist Technology Management Directorate (TMD)

Vigyan Suchna Bhawan (CSIR-NlScPR Building)

14, Satsang Vihar Marg

New Delhi - 110067