The government has granted an extension of one year to Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Kamlesh Nilkanth Vyas.

The Appointment Committee of the Cabinet has approved the extension in service to Vyas s for a period of one year beyond May 3, 2022 or “until further orders”, read a statement from the personnel ministry.

This is the second extension for Vyas, who was first appointed to the post in September 2018. Vyas is a Mechanical Engineer from MS University, Vadodara. After completion of training in BARC training school in 1979, he joined the Fuel Design joint and Development Section of Reactor Engineering Division of BARC.

Vyas has worked for Vyas design and analysis of nuclear reactor fuels, according to his bio-data.

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He was also responsible for design and development of a novel fuel for strategic applications.

Vyas has worked extensively in thermal hydraulics and stress. analysis of critical reactor core components.

He has been conferred several awards, which include the Indian Nuclear Society Outstanding Service Award 2011, the Homi Bhabha Science and Technology Award 2006 and DAE Awards in the year 2007, 2008, 2012 and 2013.

Vyas is also a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineers.

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