PROFILE : Ravi Mehrotra

Name Ravi Mehrotra  Address National Physical Laboratory
Dr. K. S. Krishnan Rd.
New Delhi 110012, India
Date of Birth August 02, 1954  Phone 091-11-45608595, 45608542
Current Position Scientist 'G' & Head
Central Computer Facility

Academic Qualifications :
   Ph.D. (Low Temperature Physics) 1981 Case Western Reserve Univ., Cleveland, U.S.A.
   M.Sc. (Physics) 1974 Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
 Positions Held :
   Scientist 1983 - current National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi, India
    Visiting Research Physicist 1981-83 University of California, Santa Barbara, U.S.A.

 Academic Honours / Awards :
   First Prize, III Colloquium for Young Physicists 1985 Indian Physical Society, Kolkata
   I.N.S.A. Medal for Young Scientists 1986 Indian National Science Academy
   Young Associateship 1986 Indian Academy of Sciences
   C.S.I.R. Young Scientist Award 1988 Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
   Raman Research Fellowship 1990 Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
   DST-Lockheed Martin Gold Medal 2012 India Innovation Growth Programme

 List of Publications 

 Past R&D :  (Click here for details)
  • Experiments, theory and computer simualtions on a two-dimensional single layer of electrons.
  • High resolution experiments on propagation of second sound in superfluid helium.
  • First experiment on the Quantum Hall effect in India.
  • Computer simulation and theoretical studies of dynamics of vortices in two-dimensional arrays of Josephson junctions.
  • Development of a fully automated compression testing machine for civil engineering applications.

  Current R&D Interests and Activities:
  • Development of high efficiency low cost medical diagnostic instruments, e.g., for blood oxygen monitoring, ECG, blood pressure AND
  • Mentoring college students and assigning and guiding projects. Details

  • Computer simulation and theoretical studies of pattern formation in Nature and its non-linear physics. Details
  • Computer simulation studies of models for evolution and stability of complex networks. Details
  • Leading the IT division (Central Computer Facility) of NPL. Details

  Membership of Professional Bodies, Technical Committees :
  • Member, Group to Evolve a Vision and Strategy for Science & Technology and its Applications during the Eighth Plan, Office of the Scientific Advisor to the Prime Minister, 1988.
  • Participant and Leader of a subgroup at Prime Minister's meeting with Outstanding Young Scientists, organized by the C.S.I.R., 1989.
  • Member, Management Advisory Committee on Scheme for Young Scientists, Department of Science and Technology, 1989 - 1998.
  • Member, International Advisory Committee, XX-Int. Conf. on Low Temperature Physics, U.S.A. (1993)
  • Member, Research Advisory Board, Aimil Institute for Research and Product Development, New Delhi, 1999-2003.
  • Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, National Brain Research Centre, Manesar 2005 - 2009.