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  • Dr. Danda Srinivas Rao, Chief Scientist - Head HRD 9777333176,   dsrao@immt.res.in ,  

    EXPERIENCE :

    • 21 years of experience on characterization of ores and minerals.
    • Dr. Danda Srinivas Rao has obtained his M.Sc. (Geology) from Berhampur University, Berhampur, Odisha in the year 1986. He has carried out his Ph.D. degree at CSIR-IMMT, Bhubaneswar (Formally known as Regional Research Laboratory) under the guidance of Dr. B. C. Acharya and was awarded Doctorate degree from Utkal University. After completing his doctorate degree, he joined in the same Institute as Fellow Scientist (QHF Scientist) and worked for three years (1992-1995). The for short span of time he joined in Geomin Consultants Pvt. Ltd., Bhubaneswar as a Geologist. He joined CSIR-NML, Jamshedpur as Scientist C in June 1997 and July 2001 he moved to NML-MC, CSIR Madras Complex and rose to the level of Scientist EII. End of 2007 moved back to CSIR-IMMT, Bhubaneswar and joined in Mineral Processing Department. He is having more than 20 years of R & D as well as teaching experience in the area of minerals research and at present he is Chief Scientist. During his R & D tenure, he has involved as project leader/t.
    AREA OF INTEREST :
    • Mineralogy, Mineral Chemistry, Geochemistry and Mineral Beneficiation.
    AWARDS & HONOURS :
    • He has received several awards like
    • (i) Nijhawan Award & Altekar Award from NML, Jamshedpur; (ii) 3 times Pervadhanulu award; Mishra Award, 2 times Best Published Paper Award from IIME,
    • (iii) Er. Sankarsan Jena Memorial Award from IE, Bhubaneswar chapter,
    • (iv) Sitaram Rungta Memorial Award from SGAT, Bhubaneswar,
    • (v) Institution Prize (Institution of Engineers, Kolkata and (iv) Technology Award (from CSIR, Govt. of India),
    • (v) R.P. Bhatnagar Award (2017) & Lala Ramkishore Singhal (2018) from MGMI, Kolkata.
    • (vi) Mineral Beneficiation from IIME, Jamshedpur for his outstanding contributions in R & D on mineral sector of India.
    RECENT PUBLICATIONS :
    • D.S. Rao, S.S. Rath, N. Dash, S. Mohanty & S.K. Biswal (2018) Mineralogy, Liberation and Leaching Characteristics of Iron Oxide Phases in an Indian Diaspore Sample. Transactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China, V.28, No.8, 1640-1651. A. Tripathy, S. Bagchi, D.S. Rao, B.K. Nayak, P.K. Rout & S.K Biswal (2018) Recovery of magnetite from low grade banded magnetite quartzite (BMQ) ore. Metallurgical Research and Technology, V.115, No.302, pp.1-6. S.S. Rath, D.S. Rao, S.K. Tripathy & S.K. Biswal (2018) Characterization vis-á-vis utilization of blast furnace flue dust in the roast reduction of banded iron ore. Process Safety and Environmental Protection, V.117, pp.232-244. L. Panda, S.S. Rath, D.S. Rao, B.B. Nayak, B. Das & P. Mishra (2018) Exploration of the kinetics and mechanism of heavy metal removal by a geopolymer derived from pyrophyllite mine waste. Journal of Molecular Liquids, V.263, pp.428-441. S.K. Tripathy, S. Angadi, N.K. Patra, D.S. Rao (2018) Comparative separation analysis of direct and reverse flotation of dolomite fines. Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy Review, V.39, No.5, pp.339-350. S. S. Rath, S, Singh, D.S. Rao, B. B. Nayak, B.K. Mishra (2017) Adsorption of heavy metals on a complex Al-Si-O bearing mineral system: Insights from theory and experiments. Separation and Purification Technology, V.186, pp.2838. S.S. Rath & D.S. Rao (2017) Dolochar as a reductant in the roast reduction of iron ore slimes. International Journal of Minerals, Metallurgy and Materials, V.24, No.12, pp.1341-1351.
    TECHNOLOGY COMMERCIALIZED :
    • I. Design and commissioning of commercial size flotation column for sillimanite beneficiation. Sponsored by Indian Rare Earths Limited (IREL) Chhatrapur. 2005-2006. II. Design and commissioning of commercial flotation column for limestone beneficiation. Sponsored by Calpro Mineral Technologies India Private Limited. 2006-2007.