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AIPEF mourns death of AERB Chairman Dr. A Gopalakrishnan

VINOD GUPTA | October 10, 2022 06:43 PM

CHANDIGARH : All India Power Engineers Federation (AIPEF) mourns the death of the former Chairman of the Indian Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) Dr. A.Gopalakrishnan, passed away at the age of 85 on Sunday.
After graduating in Electrical Engineering he successfully completed the training course at BARC in 1959. He took Ph.D. in 1969 in nuclear engineering from the University of California, USA. He worked as scientific officer in Reactor Physics Group, BARC (1959-61).
He worked on planning and execution of major nuclear reactor safety projects in collaboration with US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. He was inducted into AERB as its Chairman in June 1993 and he retired in June 1996.

After retirement from AERB, he took over as the Chair Professor in Public Policy, Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI), Hyderabad in 1996 and then as Director, Engineering Staff College of India, Hyderabad in 1998.
Earlier, he served Bharat Heavy Electricals as Deputy General Manager, General Manager and Executive Director
for 10 years from 1976 to 1986.
Dr. AGK did not just establish the BHEL R&D unit for BHEL products but made the unit a vendor of research and product development for the defence and other industrial establishments.

After retirement from active service he continued to advise AIPEF and take an active part in the policy matters of the power sector.
He would always remain a role model for young scientists and engineers.

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