P.K. Mohapatra

BARC, India

Krishnan S. Rajan obtained his M.S. degree in chemistry from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, India, in 1985 and Ph.D. degree from University of Bombay in 1994. Currently, he is the Head of Actinide Chemistry Section, Radiochemistry Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, India. He has been working in the area of separation science and technology relevant to the radioactive waste management which requires the separation of long-lived minor actinides such as Am, Cm, and Np and heat generating fission products such as Cs-137 and Sr-90. He has developed flow sheets for the separation of minor actinides and fission product elements from simulated high level waste (SHLW) solutions and demonstrated in selected cases with the actual radioactive wastes. He is an expert in the area of membrane science and has developed hollow fiber-supported liquid membrane technique for radioactive waste processing and demonstrated a pilot scale run at 20 L scale for the actinide partitioning using radiotracer spiked SHLW solution which holds promise for application in high level waste management. His other research interests include solid phase extraction, supercritical fluid extraction, ion chromatography, and room temperature ionic liquids. He has more than 170 publications in international journals. He is in the peer-review committee of more than 30 international journals such as Journal of Hazardous Materials, Industrial Engineering Chemistry Research, Journal of Membrane Science, Chemical Engineering Journal, Chemical Engineering and Processing, Chemical Engineering Data, and Desalination, and he is in the Editorial Boards of Desalination and Water Treatment, The Scientific World Journal, and Current Chromatography. He is an Honorary Professor of Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai. He has been awarded the DAE-SRC Outstanding Researcher Award (2009) and Homi Bhabha Science and Technology Award (2009) which is the highest award in the Department of Atomic Energy, India.

Biography Updated on 31 January 2013

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