Prof Rajiv Prakash is Director of IIT Bhilai
Prof Rajiv Prakash has been appointed as Director, IIT Bhilai by the Hon’ble President of India in her capacity as the Visitor, IIT Bhilai. A professor of materials Science and Technology at IIT (BHU) Varanasi, Prof Prakash has held various administrative positions at IIT (BHU) Varanasi including head of Materials Science and Technology (twice), Dean (R&D) and founder coordinator of IPR Cell and Central Instrument Facility. Prof Prakash is one of India’s foremost scientists in the fields of electronic polymers and nanocomposites, organic electronics, sensors and energy storage devices. He is recognized for his contributions in the field of electronic polymers thin film processing and applications in sensor devices. His novel interfacial method for formation of thin film of organic materials and 2D materials composite solves crucial issues of organic devices including low charge mobility, ease of fabrication and results in successful OFET and sensors devices. His recent contributions also include charge storage 2D materials and materials for HER towards solving problems related to energy storage and green energy. He has over 250 publications in international journals of repute and 25 patents to his credit. Prof Prakash has received numerous awards for his research. These include the Young Scientist award (2002), Young engineers (INAE, 2005) and MRSI Medal awardee (2010). He is also a member of various key national committees, including DST-TIFAC for India Vision 2035, IMPRINT programme, Defence Corridor Project, Technology Innovation Hub (TIH) and NMCPS, and the Advisory Committee for the Technology Development Program of DST, Government of India.