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Prof. Dhiraj Bora has taken over as the Vice Chancellor of Assam Science and Technology University at Jalukbari, Guwahati Assam from November 2016. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Bora headed the Institute for Plasma Research (IPR), Gandhinagar, 382 428 and was the Chief Scientist of ITER – India. Dr.Bora was a Deputy Director General and Director for Directorate for Controls, Heating and Diagnostics at ITER International Organization, Cadarache, France, from September 2006 to December 2012.

Before joining ITER, he had been a Professor and Project Leader at the Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, Gandhinagar, India on various projects.

After completing his Master degree in Experimental Physics from Moscow, USSR in 1975, he joined the Physical Research Laboratory from where he completed his Ph. D. in 1979. Since then, for more than three decades now, he has been active in research in the field of Plasma Physics and fusion science and technology, first at Physical research laboratory and then at the Institute for Plasma Research (IPR) at Gandhinagar 382 428, INDIA. He was a guest scientist in the Institut fuer Plasmaphysik in Juelich, Germany and a visiting scientist in Fusion Research Centre at the University of Texas at Austin. He has more than 150 publications in peer reviewed international/national journals and proceedings of international conferences/workshops.

Dr. Bora has been a member of several Indian delegations to IAEA Fusion Research Meetings. He was a member of the delegation of Indian Academy of sciences to celebrate 25 years of Indo-Soviet Technical collaboration in Moscow. He had been a member of the C16 Commission on Plasma Physics of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP). He was a member of the International Advisory Committee of the IAEA – Technical Meeting and a member of the SSOG group. He was also in the faculty of the Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI) at Mumbai. He had been a member of the Indian delegation to the ITER Governing Council. He is a ITER emeritus fellow since 2014. He was programme committee member of Fusion Energy Conference of IAEA since 2015. He is recipient of the Kamal Kumari National Award for Science and Technology for the year 2012. Prof. Bora has been conferred the Life Time Achievement Award in the 4th International Conference on Environment and Ecology in Gauhati University, Assam by the Confederation of Indian Universities, New Delhi.