Dr. Chandra Shekhar
Dr Chandra Shekhar Born on 12th October 1951,did his B.Sc. from Punjab University in 1969, M.Sc. (Physics) and Ph. D. (in semiconductor Physics and electronics) from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani in 1971 and 1975 respectively. After receiving the CSIR Junior Research Fellowship from 1971 to 1975 at BITS, Pilani and Post Doctoral Fellowship from 1975 to 1977 at CEERI, Pilani, he joined CEERI, Pilani as Scientist ‘B’ in August 1977. At present he is serving as the Director of the Institute.
Dr Chandra Shekhar’s research interests include Silicon Microchip Design and its design methodologies; Computer Aided Chip Design and Applications of Microchips; and R&D Management.
He has worked as a Visiting Scientist on five occasions in the reputed and esteemed research institutes and Universities of France, Belgium, USA, Germany & Turkey on United Nations or other International Fellowships.
He has been awarded the Young Scientist Award by UNESCO/ROSTSCA in 1986. He has also been associated with the Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani and IIT Delhi as Post Graduate Visiting Faculty. He has been instrumental in promoting Post Graduate Education and Training in the field of Microelectronics and Industrial Consultancy in the field in the country. He has been a member of several R&D Policy planning, Project formulation, funding and monitoring committees of DST, DIT, ISRO, DAE, Govt. of India. He has more than 93 research publications to his credit in international and national scientific journals.
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