|City||Bhubaneshwar, Orissa, India|
|Phone||674-581126,581635, 581636, 581638|
The Regional Research Laboratory (RRL) at Bhubaneswar was established in 1964 by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India to undertake R & D towards utilisation of natural resources with emphasis on conservation of minerals and energy through process and product development.Regional Research Laboratory, Bhubaneswar (Orissa), India set up in 1964 is a premier establishment of Council of Scientific & Industrial Research. The Laboratory specializes in providing R&D support base for process and product development with special emphasis on conservation and sustainable utilization of natural resources. Over the year, the institution has created scientific capabilities in wide spectrum of areas. Today it has a number of technology oriented multidisciplinary programmes, ranging from mining to mineral processing, metal extraction to material characterization, process engineering to pollution control, marine & forest products utilization to medicinal & aromatic plants cultivation, by products utilization to bio-leaching, to mention a few. The Laboratory undertakes externally funded projects and offers know-how, feasibility reports, analysis and testing facilities, consultancy and technical information services and human resource development in its various R&D Divisions.
The Advanced Materials Division is engaged in synthesis of new materials using advanced technologies. Many structural and functional materials in bulk, powder as well as in the form of coatings have been successfully prepared. In view of the great scope and importance of plasma technology in metallurgy and materials science, activities have been initiated on development of plasma reactors for processing of industrially important materials. Development of extended Arc Plasma Reactors for melting & smelting, reactors for inflight processing of power materials, plasma flash evaporation and condensation and development of torch type plasma reactors are some of the major achievements.
Thermal plasma reactors have been used for investigations on smelting of ore fines, melting and alloying, dissociation of minerals etc. The division is also equipped with a R.F. glow discharge unit for the synthesis of advanced materials like diamond and diamond like carbon.The division has successfully completed projects in the area of high purity Materials, specially cast iron (SG), industrially important carbides (SiC, WC, TiC), Oxide(ZrO2) and ferro alloys. Also carried out projects.
The Regional Research Laboratory, Bhubaneswar began on a firm footing under its founder Director, Shri G.S. Chowdhary, Prof. P.K. Jena, the next Director brought internatinal recognition to the Laboratory. Prof. H.S. Ray, who followed him, adjusted the institute to the changing times through creditable cash flow from external sources and took it to the twenty-first century. The Laboratory was in need of a leader to run it to the demands of the twenty-first century. The task is no doubt herculean but not so for Dr. Vibhuti Narain Misra, who took over as the new Director of RRL, Bhubaneswar in the first week of January 2001. His record on the national and international arena speaks of his calibre. Dr. Mishra, a distinguished metallurgist, had his education from the Banaras Hindu University and the Nagpur University in India and the University of Melbourne in Australia. Dr. Misra, a scientist of international repute, has over 33 years of experience in teaching, research, consultancy and R&D management. He has held many important national and international positions in different academic and research institutes. He was the recipient of many national and international awards which include 'Certificate of Merit" from the Institution of Engineers (India) in 1970 and 1978, Asia Fellowship from the Australian Fedral Government in 1995 and Distinguised Alumns Award from the Institute of Technology, BHU, Varanasi 9India) in 1998. He is an active member of many professional bodies and scientific societies in India and abroad. He was the co-author of a book written in Marathi language on "Iron and Steel". He had over 110 research publications, co-edited six proceedings of national/international conferences, successfully guides 5 Ph.D. students and is the examiner for Ph.D. thesis of several universities in India and aboroad. He was intrumental in the transfer of many technologies e.g., full scale plant of iron ore processing; design, fabrication and commissioning of gold and tin processing plant; pilot scale operation plants for nickel and cobalt extraction. Dr. Misra was Manager-Metallurgy, CSIRO, Australia and Director, Department of Minerals and Energy, Weatern Australia before taking over the RRL, Bhubaneswar as Director. It is natural if much is expected of him.
Regional Research Laboratory
(Council of Scientific & Industrial Research)
Bhubaneswar - 751 013,
Telephone : 674-581126
PBX: 581635, 581636, 581638
Email: [email protected]
Regional Research Laboratory, Bhubaneswar offers various graduate courses as well as Post Graduate courses.
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Regional Research Laboratory, Bhubaneswar