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Shri Rajnish Prakash has been appointed as Chairman and Chief Executive, Heavy Water Board, Department of Atomic Energy and has assumed charge w.e.f. 1st April 2011.

Shri R. Prakash graduated in Chemical Engineering from University of Roorkee (presently I.I.T. Roorkee) in 1974. He has done post graduate course DIIT in Chemical Reaction Engineering from I.I.T. Delhi. Shri Prakash has worked in most of the Heavy Water Plants in various capacities.

Shri Prakash played an important role in setting up and commissioning of India ’s first Ammonia based Heavy Water Plant at Baroda 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.

Shri 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 and industry.  

Shri 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 of production.  

Shri 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 to South Korea ; a proud moment for DAE and the country. Later his efforts led to further export of Heavy Water to South Korea , China and USA .

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 ( Baroda )”.

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