Dr. D.K. Aswal has joined as the Director, CSIR- National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi, on 15th December 2015.
Dr D K Aswal has served as the Secretary of Atomic Energy Education Society,Mumbai and as Head, Thin Films Devices Section, Technical Physics Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC), Mumbai. He joined BARC through the training school batch of the year 1986 (i.e. 30th batch) after completing M.Sc. in Physics (Gold medalist) from Garhwal University in 1985. He obtained Ph.D. in Physics from Mumbai University for his work on "Thin films of high temperature superconductors", and subsequently carried out post doctoral research work at Research Institute of Electronics, Hamamatsu, Japan. His current area of research interests includes physics of organic films and their applications for solar cells, conducting polymer films for flexible electronics, thermoelectric power generators and gas sensors & electronic nose. He has edited three books, contributed 16 book chapters and published over 200 peer reviewed journal papers.
He had visiting Professor/scientist positions at several international institutes/universities viz. Institut d'Electronique de Microelectronique et de Nanotechnologie (France), Sizuoka University (Japan), Commissariat à l'énergie atomique (France), Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel), University of Yamanashi (Japan), University of Paris VI (France), Karlsruhe institute of Technology (Germany), University of South Florida (USA), etc. He is recipient of several national and international awards/fellowships including Distinguished Faculty Award of Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), Materials Research Society of India (MRSI) Medal, Homi Bhabha Science and Technology Award, DAE-SRC Outstanding Research Investigator Award, Paraj : Excellence in science award, JSPS fellowship (Japan), BMBF-fellowship (Germany), EGIDE-fellowship (France).