Shiv Chakarvarti being M.Sc. (Physics) from Agra University in 1967, he was awarded PhD (Physics) by Kurukshetra University in 1981.
He superannuated as Professor & Head of Physics Department from National Institute of Technology (Institute of National Importance) Kurukshetra in 2010 after serving this Institute for 36 years. Since then he had been working with Manav Rachna International University at Faridabad in various capacities until Jan 2016 when he again superannuated as Director/Advisor Research & Publications.
He has total teaching experience of more than 50+ years and research experience of more than 45 years in the main fields of Solid State Nuclear Track detectors and nanotechnology.
He had taught M.Tech Instrumentation, and M.Tech Nanotechnology programmes besides Electronics and Physics to UG (B.Tech/B.Sc), guided research (published more than 697 research papers in International/National Journals/Conferences of repute), and produced more than 18 PhDs and few more are pursuing. Two patents have also been filed, and Saudi Arabia has granted one, and one has been published while another is pending. He has a total number of 1656 citations, h-index 17 and i-10 index 51 for his complete research publications. He is a widely travelled scientist and had visited some eight countries-USA, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, Mexico, China, Italy, Australia, and Myanmar on academic and research pursuits.
He is Editor-in-Chief of American Journal of Materials Science and Technology, USA, besides an associate member of editorial teams and referees of various national and international journals. He has been conferred Membership of American Nano Society.
He has been expert on the panel of National Board of Accreditation, All India Council of Technical Education, New Delhi as well as NAAC.
He has attended many seminars/conferences (International- 8 countries & national level) and presented invited papers and also chaired sessions. He has been a visiting Professor at the University of Yangon, Myanmar. He has delivered more than 75 popular talks/science demonstrations to school as well as college students in a bid to popularise science.
He had been awarded many awards-Man of the Year by IOB, Cambridge, England for the year 1998-99; Twentieth Century Award for Achievements by IOB Cambridge for the year 1998-99; “Outstanding Scientists of the 21ST Century, IBC, Cambridge, 2007; International Educator of the Year 2007 by IBC, Cambridge, 2007;Leading Scientists of the World 2007”, IBC, 2007, “Distinguished Service to Science Award-2007”,IBC Cambridge 2007; Under the Global Year of Science-2007; selected for The Archimedes Award, IBC, Cambridge, 2007;Decree of Excellence in Science ,IBC Cambridge,2007;Top 100 Educators 2008, IBC Cambridge2008;2000 Outstanding Scientists 2008-2009,IBC Cambridge 2008;2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century-2009/2010”, IBC Cambridge 2009, “Bharat Jyoti Award”,2013 by IIFS, Expert on the panel of evaluation of Rashtriya Shram Puraskaar, Govt of India,2013-14 to name a few. He is Member Scientific Advisory Committee, Inter University Accelerator Centre (IUAC), New Delhi-An autonomous Research Facility of University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi and had been a DAAD fellow also. He is former Patron of Nuclear track Society of India besides an honorary member of International Nuclear Track Society; Life Time Achievement Award by Nuclear Track Society of India (NTSI) and many more.
Prof Chakarvarti initially started his work in the field of Solid State Nuclear track detectors and their applications in the early seventies and carried out trace element studies in various materials including environmentally important materials like coal, fly ash, soil water etc. Later he also carried out dielectric relaxation studies in ion irradiated materials and radon detection and estimation in the environment. During the early nineties, he embarked upon innovative work in the field of Nuclear Track Filters and explored the possibility of using them as templates for growing nano-/micro structures, besides nano-/micro devices. He was successful in his stint while he was at Gesellschaft fur Schwerionenforschung (GSI) at Darmstadt, Germany for research as a DAAD Fellow, on Nuclear Track Filters and synthesis of nano-/microstructures via template synthesis. Also visited MPI FUR MIKROSTRUKTURPHYSIK HALLE/SAALE, Germany.c.INSTITUT FUR ANGEWANDTE KERNPHYSIK, CHRISTIAN ALBRECHTS -UNIVERSITAT, OTTO-HAHN PLATZ, Kiel, Germany. Till date, he has been following research work rigorously in this typical field of nano-/micro technology, and his work has been recognised in the world scientific community.
Currently, his interest has been growing mainly in the use of track-etch membranes as PME in hydrogen fuel cells; multi-junction photovoltaic nano/microsystems; water desalination using nanoparticles, Micro-Encapsulation Of Therapeutic and fragrant herbal extracts within nano herbal -dyed textile products etc.
National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra (NITK) enjoys the reputation of being a centre of excellence, facilitating quality technical and management education, research and training. It has been confered the status of being an Institution of National Importance.
A Dataquest-IDC-NASSCOM survey placed the institute among the top twenty engineering institutions in the country. The institute scored high on all the parameters such as Placement, Intellectual Capital, Infrastructure, Industry Interface and Recruiter’s Perception.
Established in the year 1963, NITK has made rapid strides toward excellence. A sprawling lush green campus, outstanding infrastructure, state-of-the-art support system, contemporary curriculum and a dedicated faculty provide an enabling environment for quality teaching, learning and research.
The institute recognizes the significance of Institute-industry Interface and promotes interaction with the industry through student placements, consultancy services, joint research projects and jointly organizing workshops, seminars, conferences, etc. Further strengthening of this bond with the industry is currently a matter of priority for the institute.
This profile appears in the World Book of Researchers 2019.
Information correct as on 30 April 2019 0450 HRS GMT.