In a major decision, the renowned scientist Kamlesh Nilkanth Vyas has been appointed the secretary of the Department of Atomic Energy and chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission.
It need be mentioned that Vyas is at present Director of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC).
As per the academic qualification, Vyas is a Mechanical Engineering graduate from MS University, Vadodara.
After completion of training in BARC training school in 1979, he joined Fuel Design and Development Section of Reactor Engineering Division of BARC.
Vyas has worked for design and analysis of nuclear reactor fuels, according to his official bio-data.
He was also responsible for design and development of a novel fuel for strategic applications.
Vyas has worked extensively in thermal hydraulics and stress analysis of critical reactor core components.
He has been conferred several awards, which include Indian Nuclear Society Outstanding Service Award 2011, Homi Bhabha Science and Technology Award 2006, Department of Atomic Energy Awards in the years 2007, 2008, 2012 and 2013.>