Dr. K. K. Rajan
Director

Dr. K. K. Rajan graduated in Electrical Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Calicut. He joined the 24th batch of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) Training school in the year 1980 and successfully completed one year training in all areas of Nuclear Engineering. He was posted to Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) Kalpakkam in 1981 and was responsible for design, development and testing of critical Fast Breeder Reactor Components. He had made significant contribution to the commissioning and successful operation Fast Breeder Test Reactor at Kalpakkam.

 

He was responsible for the design, construction, commissioning and operation of major sodium and water test facilities and testing of critical components of Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (PFBR) such as Inclined Fuel Transfer Machine (IFTM), Transfer Arm (TA) the in vessel fuel handling machine of PFBR at simulated reactor operating conditions. He has also contributed substantially during testing of PFBR instrumentation items. His sustained efforts, close follow-up and deep involvement had helped to successfully overcome the problems faced during operation of Steam Generator Test Facility and had also demonstrated the integrity and endurance of the PFBR steam generator.

As Director, Fast Reactor Technology Group, he led different R & D activities for future FBRs such as development, testing and qualification of RADAR type sodium level sensor, samarium cobalt based permanent magnet flow meter, integrated cold trap, a new concept for pool sodium purification in future FBRs, studies on regeneration of secondary cold traps of FBRs, conducting sodium aerosol dispersion studies in atmosphere and experimental demonstration of Safety Grade Decay Heat Removal system (SGDHR) of PFBR. He was Co-convener of the taskforce responsible for the receipt and transfer of 1700 tonnes sodium required for PFBR to storage capacities.Considering his knowledge, experience and excellent coordination ability he was given the additional responsibility of Director, Engineering Services Group in IGCAR.

Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI) Mumbai hadawarded Ph.D. to him on his thesis “Compact Electromagnetic Flow Meters with Enhanced Sensitivity for Flow Measurement in Sodium Circuits”. He was in the grade of Distinguished Scientists at the time of his retirement on superannuation, 30th April 2016. He is a member of Indian Nuclear Society, Instrument Society of India and a fellow of Institution of Engineers (India). He has more 140 publications in national and international journals. He is currently working in Viswajyothi College of Engineering and Technology, Muvattupuzha, Kerala as Professor, EEE department, Nodal officer, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Cell and Dean, Industry Institute Interaction Cell.