Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan Prof. Joshi,

  • Ph.D in Physics from Allahabad University

His broad field of research interest is Condensed Matter Theory and had worked on Collision Processes in Atomic and Molecular Systems also
Positions held:

  • Dr. Joshi was Professor of Physics at the University of Roorkee (Now IIT, Roorkee) from 1967 till 1986
  • He served as the Director of National Physical Laboratory (NPL) from 1986-1991
  • He held the position of the Director General CSIR from 1991 till 1995

National fellowships/ memberships /additional designations held:

  • Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy (INSA) in 1974
  • Secretary of the Indian National Science Academy (INSA) during 1983-86
  • Foreign Secretary of the Indian National Science Academy (INSA) during 1989-92
  • President of the of the Indian National Science Academy (INSA) from 1993 till 1995
  • Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences since 1974
  • Vice President of the Indian Academy of Sciences from 1989-91
  • Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences
  • President of the National Academy of Sciences from 2001-2002.
  • President of Indian Physics Association during 1989-90
  • President of the Materials Research Society of India during 1995-97
  • President of the Indian Science Congress Association for the year 1996-97

National fellowships/ memberships /additional designations held:

  • Fellow of the Third World Academy of Sciences
  • Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences

National Awards:
He was awarded Padma Shri in 1991 and Padma Bhushan in 2003

  • Watumull Memorial Prize in 1965
  • Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar prize for Physical Sciences in 1972
  • CSIR Silver Jubilee Award 1973
  • Meghnad Saha Award for Research in Theoretical Sciences in 1974
  • FICCI Award in Physical Sciences in 1990
  • Goyal Prize in Physics from Goyal Foundation in 1993
  • CV Raman Medal of INSA in 1999
  • D.Sc. (honoris causa) from Kumaon University in 1994
  • D.Sc. (honoris causa) from Kanpur University in 1995
  • D.Sc. (honoris causa) from Banaras Hindu University in 1996
  • D.Sc. (honoris causa) from University of Burdwan in 2005
  • D.Sc. (honoris causa) from Bhimrao Ambedkar University (Agra University) in 2008

Research Contributions: 

Dr. Joshi’s major research contributions span over a wide variety of topics in solid state theory. His early researches were concerned mainly with theoretical study of phonons in metals and insulators. Dr. Joshi studied electronic states in disordered systems and electron correlations in narrow band solids. He also worked on surface states and surface segregation. The current research interest of Dr Joshi lies in strongly correlated electron systems like high temperature superconductors. He is also working in nanoscience, especially electron transport in quantum dots and nanotubes. Dr. Joshi has supervised the Ph.D. thesis of 20 scholars and has published more than 190 research papers.
Dr. S. K. Joshi is the Chairman of National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) since 2015.