Regional Research Laboratory, Bhopal


Regional Research Laboratory, Bhopal was established in the month of May in 1981. The institute started functioning initially from Delhi. It was in the December in the year 1983 that Prof. P. K. Rohtagi, the founder Director of the laboratory moved to the Bhopal campus with a small team. The founder himself is a distinguished scientist and has specialized in metal matrix composition.

The Regional Research Laboratory of Bhopal initially started functioning with a team of about fifteen scientists. Of them ten were specialized in the field of Metallurgy or Material Science. Initially the laboratory focused on research related to Aluminum- graphite metal matrix composites, material characterization and natural fiber based composites. During this time the laboratory equipped itself with various research instruments such as Optical Microscope, Electron Microscope, Instran, X- Ray diffraction equipment and Image Analyzer. These equipments helped the laboratory to function in a better way in the area of material characterization.

In the December of 1986 Prof. Rajendra Kumar became the new director of the Regional Research Laboratory in Bhopal. During this period the laboratory specialized in research related to the different sectors of material characterization. Some of these areas are life assessment, corrosion, surface engineering and mechanical testing.

In the year of 1989 the office of the Director of this research institute of Bhopal was taken over by Prof T. C. Rao, an expert in the field of Mineral Processing. Research in new areas such as Water Resource Modeling & Design and Environment Modeling & Impact Studies were started here.

Presently the Regional Research Laboratory, Bhopal is counted among the best of the Bhopal Universities and Research centers.



Last Updated on 23 July 2012







     


     

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