Dr. Narendra Kumar Jain



Director, Defence Laboratory, Jodhpur (An Establishment Under D. R. D. O.)


Dr. Narendra Kumar Jain, Sc. 'G' has taken over as Director, Defence Laboratory, Jodhpur in Jan. 2008. He graduated and did his Ph.D degree in 'Organometallic Chemistry' in 1976 from Delhi University. From 1976 to 1981, he worked as post-doctoral fellow/Scientist 'Pool' and Scientist 'B' at National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi and worked on the development and application of materials including Organometallic, Liquid crystals, Electrochromic and Electrode materials. He served as a post-doctoral research fellow at 'Windsor University, Canada' during the period 1981-83, wherein he worked in 'electrochemical synthesis of metallic and organometallic complexes of transition and actinide elements'.

In 1984, he joined at Defence Laboratory (An unit of Defence Research and Development Organisation), Jodhpur and carried out pioneering work in the development of Conducting Polymers, Liquid Foam, Nano-materials and products based on them for various defence applications. Some of them viz. conducting polymer based antistatic and radio-transparent paint RDM-1 and Cam & IRR paints are already in use on military systems. He has played a lead role in establishing system level signature evaluation and management facilities in multi-spectral wavelength regions, in the laboratory. Dr. Kumar has published more than 80 research papers, including four review articles, in International Journals and has 10 patents to his credit. He also served as a visiting research associate of CSIR during 1992-95 and is a recognized guide of JNV University, Jodhpur for Ph.D. He has delivered invited talks on Conducting Polymers and Nanomaterials in several International and National Conferences/Seminars including one in 1997, as a special invitee, at Tokyo University in Japan and another at Virginia Common Wealth Univ, USA on 7th Dec 2005.

He received the DRDO Technology Cash Award in 1996 and DRDO Scientist of the year award (2004) in May 2005 from Prime Minister of India for his outstanding work on conducting-polymers, and coating products based on conducting Polymers and nano-materials for multi-spectral and multi-farious camouflage applications. Dr. Jain is the member of the prestigious American Chemical Society since 2007. He is listed in the Marquis Who's in Who in Science and Engineering 2007 edition. Apart from his academic pursuits and professional achievements, Dr. Narendra Jain is an ardent follower of Jain religion in Shwetambar sect, practising religious rituals, visiting Jain saints regularly and listening to their discourses and spreading Jain faith and education in Jainism.



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