National Physical Laboratory (NPL) Director Dr D K Aswal will be visiting the School of Studies in Electronics and Photonics, Pt Ravishankar Shukla University (PRSU), Raipur, on Wednesday. Dr Aswal, who is well-know for his model ‘Aswal Model for Inclusive Growth’ will interact with the teachers here.
Dr Aswal had taken over the charge of Director, CSIR- National Physical Laboratory (CSIR-NPL), New Delhi on December 15, 2015 maintaining lien with his position as “Outstanding Scientist” at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Government of India, Mumbai. Dr Aswal, during 2012-2015, has also served as Secretary, Atomic Energy Education Society (AEES), Mumbai, which is an autonomous institution under DAE.
He obtained Ph.D. in Physics from Mumbai University and subsequently carried out post-doctoral research work at Research Institute of Electronics, Hamamatsu, Japan. He has made several outstanding contributions in the areas of molecular electronics, physics of organic films and their applications, thermoelectric power generators and gas sensors. He has edited three books, contributed 20 book chapters, published over 250 peer reviewed journal papers, filed three patents and secured the trademark of Bhartiya Nirdeshak Dravys (BND) – the Indian Certified Reference Materials.
His current focus is to enhance the Metrological capabilities of India at par with international standards for continuous improvement of the quality and safety of life in the country and making CSIR-NPL as a growth engine of the nation by supporting industries and strategic sectors through apex calibration facilities.