Dr. D. K. Aswal
(Director, CSIR-CEERI)

Dr. D.K. Aswal has taken over the additional charge of Director, CSIR- Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute (CSIR-CEERI), Pilani with effect from 06th March 2019.

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1. Project Guidance and Review Committee -DISR-CRTDH

    i) Sh. Ashwani Gupta
Scientist "G" & Head (BIRD-crf), DSIR
Email:, Phone: 011-26866123, (M). 9818403458
    ii) Dr. D.K. Aswal
Director, CSIR-CEERI, Pilani
Phone: +91-1596-242111, +91-01596-252200
    iii) Prof. Vishal Verma
Department of Electrical Engineering,
DTU, Shahbad Daulatpur, Main Bawana Road, Delhi
Mob. 9811882648
    iv)  Dr. Chandan Banerjee
Dy-Director General / Scientist 'F'
National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE)
Gurgaon-Faridabad Highway, Gwal Pahari, Gurgaon
Telephone (Office): 0124-285 3001 0124-285 3032 (Exe Asst)

    v) Dr. Manu Sikarwar
Project Director
Department of Science & Technology,
Govt. of Rajasthan
IV Floor, Room No 506, Mini Secretariat,
Bani Park, Jaipur,
Email :
Phone: 0141-2202041, (M). 9602021344
    vi) Sh. M.K. Saraswat
MSME-Development Institute
Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises
22 Godam Industrial Estates, Jaipur-302 006
Phone: 0141-2210553 (Director), Fax: 0141-22110553
(M) 09413794032
    vii)  Sh. Dinesh Pahadia
Additional General Manager (AGM)
RIICO ( Govt of Rajasthan Undertaking)
Udyog Bhawan, Tilak Marg, Jaipur ( India)-302005
Fax-91-141-4593210, (M) 9414049428
    viii)  Sh. Vinay Kumar
Scientist E, DSIR
Tel.: 011- 26529742/26590496, 9868287814
Telefax:011-26529742 Fax: 011-26960629 (M) 09868287814
Member Secretary

2. Faculty and staff DISR-CRTDH

Dr. S. A. Akbar
(Chief Scientist/Project Leader)
Mobile: 9587923861
EPBX Office: 2244 (Pilani office)
EPBX Residential: 2464
BSNL Office: 252464
BSNL Residential:
BSNL Private: 246002

Experience: Instrumentation and Control Advanced Electronic Systems.

Dr. S. Ali Akbar, Head, Project Management and Business Development (CSIR-CEERI) graduated with distinction degree in Electronics Engineering from Bangalore University in 1985. He received his MSc (Engineering) in Power Electronics and PhD degree for a thesis Titled "Mixed H2/H-infinity control of singularity perturbed systems-Gain Independent Feedback Computation" from National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur. He began his carrier as a scientist in Instrumentation and Electronics Department at CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur, and rose to the position of Chief Scientist and Head of Project Management and Business Development Division at CSIR-Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute (CSIR-CEERI), Pilani, Rajasthan. His main contributions are in the area of process Instrumentation and control of Metallurgical/Chemical Process, Process Automation, Real time process Simulation and Embedded RealTime Control Systems. He was instrumental in the development of Real Time Process Simulator (RTPS) technology for online monitoring and prediction of internal dynamics of Iron making Blast Furnace. This technology was successfully implemented in two integrated steel plants Bokaro steel Limited and Bhilai steel plant of Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL). For this technology he has been awarded VA Altekar Award for the best technology in the year 2007.

He has successfully executed 16 R&D projects from Ministry of Steel, Department of Electronics (DietY), Department of Ocean Development (DOD) and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). He has published more than 60 papers in National /International Journals, Conference proceedings and filed 12 numbers of Software copyrights. He is an expert member of various scientific bodies related to Research and Development in the area of process automation and advance electronic control system. He is a member of Board of studies of various Educational Institute and professional societies and supervised B Tech/ M Tech/ Ph D dissertations and trained many project fellows on state-of-the-art electronic control systems.

Dr. Ram Prakash
(Principal Scientist/Project Leader)
Scientist-in-charge, CSIR-CEERI's IIH, Jaipur
Work Email:
Personal Email:
Mobile: 9460071181
EPBX Office: 0141-2751555

Received M. Sc. degree in Physics from Agra University, Agra in the year 1995 and Ph. D. degree in Plasma Physics in the year 2002 from Centre of Plasma Physics-Institute for Plasma Research (CPP-IPR), Guwahati (DAE GOI Unit). Worked on ADITYA Tokamak as a Post Doctoral Fellow at Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar during 2002-2004. Later on worked as a Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Reader at Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra (Ranchi) Jaipur Centre during 2004-2011 in the Department of Applied Physics and led the Department as a Head during 2007-2011. Worked as a group leader in the Plasma Devices Lab during 2011-2017 and now working as a scientist-in-charge of CSIR-CEERI's Incubation-cum-Innovation Hub, Jaipur Centre.

Along with his team, he developed indigenous mercury-free plasma UV lamp technology for water/air disinfection, which has been transferred to three Indian industries. Also, designed, developed and successfully delivered a large volume penning plasma discharge source, which is a tabletop calibration source for VUV spectrometer-detector-system useful for tokamak machines. Recipient of SERC Fast Track Young Scientist Award for the year 2003-2004 and also BOYSCAST fellowship in the year 2005-2006 from DST, Govt. of India. Worked on ASDEX Upgrade Tokamak at Max-Planck Institute for Plasmaphysik, Garching, Germany during 2006-2007. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) invited as a consultant at its headquarter Vienna, Austria in the year 2009.

On his credit he has more than 50 research papers which have been published in different International and National journals, edited two books, written one book and thee book chapters, and also filed four patents besides more than 120 research papers in International and National Conferences. He has successfully supervised five Ph. D. & eight M. Tech. thesis and has guided more than 40 B. Tech. thesises. He has effectively completed five sponsored research projects and two network projects.

At present he is establishing CSIR-CEERI's Incubation-cum-Innovation Hub, Jaipur Centre and has conceptual understanding and deep interest for innovation and entrepreneurship.

Specific skill: Design and development of Plasma Systems and Devices, development of plasma models and collisional-radiative modeling of plasmas. Development UV/VUV radiation sources for different scientific, medical and industrial applications.

Areas of Interest: Low temperature plasma applications, plasma devices, dielectric barrier discharges, atmospheric pressure plasma discharges, penning plasma discharge, VUV/UV light sources for societal and industrial applications, Pseudospark plasma switches, plasma assisted microwave sources, plasma processing, plasma diagnostics, experimental VUV/UV/Visible plasma spectroscopy, quantitative plasma spectroscopy, impurity transports in the plasma fusion devices, plasma sheath and instabilities.

Projects involved in:

  • DSIR-Common Research & Technology Development Hub (DSIR-CRTDH) at Jaipur in the area of Electronics/Renewable Energy
  • Rural Technology Business Incubation Unit at Jaipur
  • Design and Development of Dielectric Barrier Discharge Based Micro-hollow Cathode Plasma Device Arrays & their Characterization
  • Deployment of CSIR-CEERI's Smart Technologies in Aspirational District 'Sirohi'

Mr. Sachin Devassy
CSIR-CEERI Pilani (Jaipur Center)
Work Email:
Personal Email:
Mobile: 7568806067
EPBX Office:0141-2751555

Sachin Devassy received B. Tech in Electrical and Electronics Engineering in 2007 from Govt. Engineering College, Thrissur, Kerala. He received M. Tech in Power Electronics, Electrical Machines and Drives from IIT Delhi in 2010. He is currently working towards his PhD degree in the Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Delhi, New Delhi, India. He has been working in Power Electronics Group at CSIR-CEERI since July 2010. He has been involved in design and development of solar PV integrated inverters, dc-dc converters with application in renewable energy systems. His areas of research interest include power electronics, power quality, custom power devices and renewable energy systems.

Specific Skill: Modeling, Design and Control of power electronic converters for renewable energy, Power quality operations.

Area of Interest: Power Electronics, Power Quality, Renewable Energy.

Project Involved in:

  • Development of Solar PV Integrated Inverter for Standalone Applications
  • Design and Development of DC-DC converters for Renewable Energy operations


  • IEEE Member

Mr. Gyan Singh Meena
(Technical Officer)
CSIR-CEERI Pilani (Jaipur Center)
Work Email:
Personal Email:
Mobile: 7891925844
EPBX Office:0141-2751555

Gyan Singh Meena received his B.Sc from University of Kota, Rajasthan in 2005. He received his M.Sc in Physics from Vinayaka mission University, Tamil Nadu, 2010. He joined in CSIR-NGRI as Technical Assistant in 2008. He has been involved in Seismological Instruments & Seismological field Work in all over India. He joined Power Electronics Group at CSIR-CEERI on August, 2011. He has been involved in Mechanical drawing in solid-works software (2D&3D) of various projects. His area of interest includes the design and development of mechanical part of power electronics systems.

Specific Skill: Mechanical design and development of systems.

Area of Interest: Mechanical design in solid-works software, Mechanical design of power electronics systems.

Projects Involved in:

  • GAP-327-28(SSR)- Crustal Structure of Himalaya at CSIR-NGRI.
  • GAP-325-28(SSR)- North Capital Region at CSIR-NGRI.
  • SIP-0012-28(KSP)- Dharwar Cartons at CSIR-NGRI.
  • Development of -50kV/10A pulse power supply for MW tubes.
  • Developments of -40kV/50A pulse power supply for MW tubes.
  • 5 HP solar pump Inverter.
  • Development of -70kV/15A Pulse power supply for Gyrotron device.
  • 1kW grid connected solar inverter.

Mr. Mahendra Singh Soni
(Technical Officer)
(Associated partially)
Work Email:
Personal Email:
Mobile: 9460771158
EPBX Office: 2634(Pilani office)
EPBX Residential:

Having more than 10 years experience as follow:

  • Fabrication of semi-conductor devices (Laser, splitter, Multiplexer, LED, Solar cell)
  • Design & development of solar tracking systems.
  • Maintenance of different types of systems/hydrogen furnaces.

Specific skill: Lithography, UHV metallization system, sputtering system, electroplating etc.

Areas of Expertise: Hydrogen Furnace Operation/Maintenance

Projects involved in: Augmentation of Scientific Facilities for the Development of Very High Power MW Tubes (ILP0004)

Mr. Krishan Murari
(Senior Stenographer)
EPBX Office:0141-2751555
EPBX Residential:

Mr. Krishan Murari obtained his B.Com. form University of Rajasthan in 1999. He joined CSIR-NPL, New Delhi as Jr. Stenographer in 2008 and continuing since than in CSIR.He has joined CSIR-CEERI's Incubation-cum-Innovation Hub,Jaipur Centre as Senior Stenographer in October 2018 and providing administrative support to the Hub.

Standing Advisory Committee (SAC) for CSIR-CEERI's Incubation Unit under the aegis of NRDC

  • Dr. S.A. Akbar, Chief Scientist, CSIR-CEERI, Chairman
  • Shri DC Joshi, Chief Business Planning and Development, NRDC, New Delhi, Member
  • Shri Ajay Kumar Gupta, Managing Director, M/s Kamtech Associates Private Limited, Jaipur, Member

Other Staff for CSIR-CEERI's Incubation Unit under the aegis of NRDC

Shri Amit Ranjan, Engineer-Business Development,
NRDC, New Delhi, Coordinator NRDC
Phone: 09312427592
Email ID: aranjan.nrdc[at]nic[dot]in

Shri Arun Khnadelwal, B.E. (E&C), MBA (FINANCE)
Manager, CSIR-CEERI's Incubation Unit under the aegis of NRDC
Phone: +91-9828103997
Email ID: arunkhandelwal1983[at]gmail[dot]com

Mentors for Incubation Unit

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