Director, JNARDDC, Nagpur

An IIT-Kanpur alumnus, Dr Anupam Agnihotri has a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Materials and Metallurgical Engineering from VNIT, Nagpur. Under UNDP, he has served as a visiting faculty to the University of Quebec in Canada as well as the Hungarian Research Institute. Dr Agnihotri is deeply involved in research activities on aluminium technology related to energy audit, environmental monitoring, modernization programs, low cost material alternatives etc. Presently, he is an integral member of several national-level projects such as the development of a Super Thermal Aluminium Conductor, Perform Achieve & Trade (PAT) studies and is also associated with DRDO’s ambitious project on indigenization of aluminium alloys. Dr. Anupam Agnihotri is working as Director, Jawaharlal Nehru Aluminium Research Development and Design Centre, Nagpur.

Dr. Agnihotri possesses Graduate Degree in Metallurgical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur and Post Graduate & Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Materials and Metallurgical Engineering from the Visveswaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT), Nagpur. He was a Visiting Scientist to University of Quebec, Canada and Hungarian Research Institute under United Nations Development Program (UNDP)

Dr. Agnihotri was deeply involved in research activities on Aluminium technology related to energy audit, environmental monitoring, modernization programs, low cost material alternatives etc. Presently involved in national level projects such as Development of Super Thermal Aluminium Conductor, Perform Achieve & Trade (PAT) studies and is associated with the DRDO’s ambitious project on indigenization of Aluminium Alloys.

He is a member of (i) Aluminium Mission Plan (2012-2022), Ministry of Mines, (ii) Sector Expert (Aluminium) for National Mission on Enhanced Energy Efficiency (NMEEE), Ministry of Power, (iii) Board Member, Aluminium Association of India, (iv) Indian Institute of Metals, (v) Indian Society for Non Destructive Testing (INST)

Message forn Director

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Greetings to all our readers, well-wishers and patrons with warm welcome to this year's edition of the Jawaharlal Nehru Aluminium Research Development & Design Centre newsletter. In coming years the growth of the global aluminium market will be driven by development in the transport industry, technological advancements in aluminium manufacturing technologies & processing equipment, increase in usage of aluminium in various industries such as building & construction and foil & packaging.

The global aluminium demand outlook with benifit from growing roles in autos as a lightweight substitute for steel. The automotive and aerospace sectors will increasingly support aluminium demand in key markets, as an environmentally preferable alternative to steel. Asia-Pacific is the leading region, in terms of growth, due to massive urbanization, growth in income of people living in urban areas and rapid industrial development. In addition, continous advancements in transport industry and ongoing R&D activities to develope innovative, more effective and cheaper aluminium products will fuel the growth of the market

However,increase in competition from substitutes and fluctuations in prices of raw materials such as alumina are some factors that limit the market growth. Growth in demand from emerging economies such as China & India and increase in use of recycled aluminium products globally provides lucrative opportunities for the market expansion. Lowering energy requirement is one of the major challenges faced by aluminium industry.

Adding to eventful days of JNARDDC, scientists at Centre have completed a high value prestigious project with Vedanta on bauxite technological studies in record time. Institute also successfully designed and sold highly cost effective online bath parameters measurement equipment for aluminium smelter. During this part of financial year, Centre has completed some important projects on red mud utilization, status report on red mud, downstream applications of strip cast aluminium alloys etc. Centre was instrumental in formulating recommendation for Bureau of Indian Standars(BIS) regarding setting up standards for aluminium scrap under the aegis of Bureau of Indian Standard(BIS). Centre is in last stage of extrusion press commissioning to support the aluminium extrusion industry. Institute has completed strategy paper on resource efficiency of aluminium under aegis of NITI Aayog/Ministry of Mines.

I invite & welcome you all to JNARDDC with a request to get associated with the centre for extracting the maximum R&D benifits out of facilities & expertise available with us.

Jai Hind !

Dr. Anupam Agnihotri ,

Director, JNARDDC, Nagpur

Address :

Amravati Road, Wadi Nagpur-440023

Phone :

07104-220763

EPABX :

00-91-7104-220017, 220476

Email:

director[AT]jnarddc[DOT]gov[DOT]in

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