About the Speaker
Professor Jai Pal Mittal is an Indian scientist, known for his researches in the fields of photochemistry and radiation chemistry. He is credited for the initiation of a new school of research in Radiation Chemistry and Photochemistry in India and for successful isotopic enrichment of hydrogen, carbon and uranium isotopes. He is DAE Raja Ramanna Fellow of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, elected fellow of Indian National Science Academy, National Academy of Sciences, The World Academy of Sciences, the Indian Academy of Sciences and Distinguished Professor of Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, and the University of Pune. He was honoured by the Government of India in 2003 with Padma Shri, the fourth highest Indian civilian award.