In news– Recently, the Quality Council of India (QCI) launched the Prof. S.K. Joshi Laboratory Excellence Award virtually.
Prof. S.K. Joshi Laboratory Excellence Award-
- The goal of this award is to locate India’s best labs and to demonstrate to the rest of the world that our labs have the highest standards in the world.
- This is the country’s first-of-its- kind Laboratory Excellence Award.
- This Award has been instituted to promote Laboratory Quality and performance improvement in the country.
- This award will be open to all currently operational Laboratories pertaining to Testing, Calibration & Medical including their Proficiency Testing Providers & Reference Material Producers located in India.
- There are three Trophies (Gold, Silver, Bronze) in each category of Laboratory (Testing, Medical and Calibration) accompanied with a cash award.
- The 5 stages of assessment by Technical Expert Committee (TEC) are Application Document Evaluation, Physical/Virtual Presentation, Site Assessment/Verification, Reference check and Jury evaluation.
About Prof. S.K. Joshi-
- Prof. S.K Joshi was an excellent science communicator and leader who inspired a new generation of scientists and researchers to help India achieve worldwide success.
- He studied at the Allahabad University and did his Ph.D. in Physics from there in 1962.
- His broad field of research interest is Condensed Matter Theory.
- His experimental work during his PhD and his experience in US, got him seriously interested in theoretical studies of lattice vibrations i.e. phonons in metals and insulators.
- He was one of the pioneers to understand the lattice dynamics of d-electron metals (e.g. copper and nickel)using a non-interacting s and d bands model.
- He investigated the electronic band structure using the Korringa-Kohn-Rostoker method.
- He was one of the rarest Indian scientists who contributed a Chapter in Solid State Physics, published by Academic Press in 1968 on Lattice Dynamic of Metals, and other contributors in this book include Charles Kittle.
- He was Professor of Physics at the University of Roorkee (Now IIT, Roorkee) from 1967 till 1986.
- He was the Director of National Physical Laboratory from 1986-1991.
- He held the position of the Director General CSIR from 1991 till 1995.
- He was elected Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy in 1974.
- He was felicitated with Padma Bhushan, Padma Shri, CV Raman Medal of INSA and several other prestigious awards.