NIAS Public Lecture: "Science, Technology & Space (Applications and Challenges)" by Prof. P S Goel, JRD Tata Auditorium, 1800 hrs


Indian Institute of Science Campus, Bengaluru - 560 012

(as part of NIAS-DST Training Programme on “Science Policy and General Management)




“Science, Technology & Space (Applications and Challenges)”



Prof. P S Goel, 

Dr. Raja Ramanna Chair Professor, NIAS


Chairperson: Dr. TS Gopi Rethinaraj, Associate Professor, NIAS


Tuesday, 14th February 2017 at 6.00 PM (Tea/Coffee : 5.30 PM)

Venue: JRD Tata Auditorium, NIAS, IISc Campus, Bengaluru - 560012


About the Speaker:  

Prof. Goel contributed significantly to the mission planning for remote sensing, communication and scientific missions and authored over hundred research papers in referred journals and conferences.  He was Chairman, Spacecraft System Advisory Board for IRS-1, Project engineer AOCS for APPLE and Associate Project Director, INSAT-II.  He was Head Control System Division, Group Director AOCS, Deputy Director Mission and Control Area, Associate Director of ISRO Satellite Centre(ISAC) and was Director ISAC  from 1997 to 2005. Prof. Goel moved to Delhi as Secretary, Department of Ocean Development and transformed it into Ministry of Earth Sciences by integrating Ocean, Atmosphere and Geo Science and Technologies.  He was the first Chairman of Earth Commission. He oversaw commissioning of Tsunami Warning System of India. initiated the modernization of IMD and pursued exploration of deep oceans. Prof. Goel was chairman RAC, DRDO and member of National Security advisory Board. He was President of Indian National Academy of Engineering and Dr. Vikram Sarabhai Distinguished Professor of ISRO. He was DRDO Chair at RCI/ DRDO Hyderabad, pursuing space for National Security. Prof. Goel was awarded Padma Shree in 2001.  He received several other awards including Life Time Achievement Award of the Aeronautical Society of India and Distinguished Scientist Award of ISRO.  He is fellow of Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad; Indian National Science Academy (INSA), New Delhi; Institution of Electronic & Telecommunication Engineers, New Delhi; Aeronautical Society of India, Bangalore and Third World Academy of Sciences.  He is Honorary Fellow, Electrochemical Society of India, Bangalore and Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai.  He is also Member, International Academy of Astronautics, Paris.


All are cordially invited


Tuesday, February 14, 2017