Prakash played an important role in setting up and commissioning
’s first Ammonia based Heavy Water Plant at
and later in new generation plants.
He also worked in the area for process development of
Ammonia-Water exchange process which included pilot plant
studies and development of efficient column internals. He is
credited with indigenous development of catalyst for Ammonia
based Heavy Water Plants.
Prakash has been instrumental in process development for
production of various stable isotopes like Oxygen 18 and is
instrumental in promoting the non nuclear applications of
Deuterium in the country through collaboration with academics
Prakash was also involved in design and implementation of
various modifications and ENCON Schemes at the plants which
resulted in substantial saving of energy and reduction in cost
Prakash was elevated to the post of Associate Director
(Operation) at Heavy Water Board (Corporate Office) in April
2005. Later he was elevated to the post of Director (Technical)
in January 2008. He
was also working as Technical Advisor to Chief Executive, HWB,
looking after Corporate / Strategic Planning, Diversification
& growth strategies, export of heavy water and alternate
applications of Heavy Water.
Shri Prakash coordinated the first export of Heavy Water
; a proud moment for DAE and the country. Later his efforts led
to further export of Heavy Water to
Besides being technocrat par excellence, he has been a
good sportsman and has represented his College in many events.
Even today, he is a good swimmer and good player of
badminton/Table Tennis/Chess, etc.
Shri Prakash is recipient of many awards including Group
Achievement Award of DAE for the year 2010 for his excellent
contribution in “Indigenous Development of 2nd Stage Cylinder
Body of High Pressure Synthesis Gas Compressor at HWP (