Shri Satish Chandra Joshi, Distinguished Scientist, has been appointed as Director, Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology with effect from 1st April 2019.
Shri Satish Chandra Joshi is a Mechanical Engineering graduate from Government Engineering College, Ujjain. He joined the 25th Batch of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre Training School in 1981 and graduated successfully on completion of the one year orientation course in 1982. He subsequently acquired an MBA from Institute of Management Studies, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore. He served as a visiting scientist at High Energy Accelerator Organization, KEK, Japan during 2000-2001.
He commenced his career at BARC with design and development of cryogenics systems. He was relocated to Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology, Indore in 1986. As one of the early movers to this newly established centre, he devoted his considerable drive, energy and technical ability towards setting up infrastructure and facilities required for carrying out R&D in the high technology domains of particle accelerators. He also parallely continued to work actively in design and development of systems for the upcoming accelerator programme in collaboration with colleagues at RRCAT and BARC.
During his long and illustrious career at RRCAT, he has steered various programmes and projects and notched up numerous advanced technological accomplishments to his credit, which have been instrumental in moving forward the programmes of RRCAT in the principal thrust areas. These include the contributions towards the indigenous development of cryo-refrigerator, turbo molecular pumps, UHV devices, development of superconducting cavities testing at 2K etc., most of which have been the first of its kind developments in the country to achieve technological self-reliance.
A world-class facility for Super Conducting Radio Frequency (SCRF) cavities fabrication, processing and characterization at low temperatures for the high-power proton accelerator programmes of DAE has been established at RRCAT under his leadership. A series of SCRF cavities have been developed and characterized using these facilities.
He is currently leading the programme for the development of the High-Power Proton Accelerator for Pulsed Spallation Neutron Source as the Apex Project Coordinator for R&D Activities at RRCAT. Spallation Neutron Source programme will serve as an Advanced Research Facility for research on thorium utilization for energy security and in advanced material science studies.
On account of his considerable expertise and acumen in this high-technology arena, he holds pivotal positions in various technical committees such as, Technical Coordinator- Indian Institutions and Fermilab (USA) Collaboration (IIFC), Member-Asian Committee for Future Accelerators (ACFA) and Member-Apex Committee for Accelerator Development in India. Several technical achievement awards of DAE have been also conferred upon him in recognition of the important contributions to the ongoing programmes of DAE.