Renowned scientist Dr.N. Gopalakrishnan passed away

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Renowned scientist and director of the Central Building Research Institute Dr N Gopalakrishnan passed away in April 2023 at the age of 68.

An Overview of the News

Life introduction:

  • Dr N Gopalakrishnan was born inKochi city of Ernakulam district, Kerala.His father's name was Narayanan Embranthiri and his mother's name was Satyabhama.

  • His wife's name isRukmini. They are parents to two children named Harish and Hema.

Education Background:

  • His educational background includes a BE degree from the Faculty of Engineering in Guindy.

  • M.Sc. (Pharmaceutical Chemistry) - 1978

  • M.Sc. (Applied Chemistry) - 1979

  • MA (Industrial Sociology) -1984

  • Ph.D (Biochemistry) - 1984

  • D.Litt. (Doctor of Literature) - 2002

  • Apart from this, he has also obtained an MBA degree.


  • He worked for 25 years from 1982 as Senior Scientist in CSIR, Government of India.

  • Visiting Scientist at the University of Alberta, Canada (1993 -94).

  • Visiting Scientist at National Sanskrit University, Tirupati.

  • Director, Indian Institute of Scientific Heritage (IISH-Registered Charitable Trust).

  • Guest faculty member in many other Indian and foreign universities and institutions.

Professional Contribution:

  • 50 research papers in national and international scientific journals

  • 6 patents in science and technology

  • 9 National and International level awards from Science & Technology Scientific Societies.

  • Thirteen awards for popularizing science and culture.

  • Authored over 135 books in English and Malayalam, both scientific and cultural.

National and International Fellowship:

  • DST to popularize science, first NCSTC fellowship from Government of India.

  • Fellowship of NSERC/Canadian Development Agency (CIDA) Govt.

  • Dr N Gopalakrishnan has co-authored 61 articles in both foreign and domestic journals.

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