Ajaib Singh Brar

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Prof. Ajaib Singh Brar

Prof. Ajaib Singh Brar: A Profile * Vice-Chancellor, Lucknow University, Lucknow - 226 007. E-mail: [email protected]

Dr. Ajaib Singh Brar, Vice-Chancellor, Lucknow University is a distinguished scientist,* known for his contribution to the Centre for Polymer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. With experience of over three decades of working in the field of scientific research and education at prestigious National and International levels.

Prof. Brar did his B.Sc. from Faridkot, and M.Sc. from Punjabi University, Patiala, followed by a Ph.D. from IIT, Delhi and a UNESCO Fellowship in 1974. After completing Ph.D., he joined Guru Nanak Dev University and served there for six years. Prof. Brar has specialized in the fields of catalysis, Mossbauer spectroscopy, photochemistry and, more recently, currently in NMR spectroscopy of polymers, for which he won international recognition.

Initially, starting as Assistant Professor in 1982, he has published over 200 research papers in International and National journals. Prof. Brar has also delivered 110 lectures in conferences / symposia at various institutes / universities, and was invited to speak at American Chemical Society and at other universities in USA and Europe. He delivered a series of lectures in Japan on the invitation of JSPS, and in The Netherlands on the invitation of The Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences. Prof. Brar carried out research in collaboration with RWTH, Technical University, Aachen ranked as the best Technical University, in Germany as a visiting Faculty Member in 2005-06.

Prof. Brar was Chairman for conducting DRDO-SET2004 (Defense Research and Development Organization - Scientist Entrance Test), entrance test through which, some 600 scientists have been recruited for various DRDO laboratories. He was Head of Chemistry Department, IIT Delhi and Fellow of the "National Academy of Sciences", India. Prof. Brar was awarded Outstanding Research Award, IIT Delhi in 1994. He has been member of the committee, constituted by NCERT to review the chemistry curriculum of class 11th and 12th and also written books for them.