General Information

Field of Specialization
i) Rock Blasting Technology (Mines, Road construction and Tunnelling)
ii) Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation
iii) Environmental Assessment & Planning (EMP, EIA)
iv) Mining Production, Productivity & Safety
Current Position

Scientist-‘H’/ Outstanding Scientist of CSIR-CIMFR
Acting Director, CSIR-CMERI, Durgapur
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
Phone Nos. +91-343-2546749 (O)
Fax: +91-343-2546745

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Awards & Honours

a) Awards
  • National Mineral Award-2005 in Mining Technology of the Ministry of Mines, GOI.
  • C.S.I.R. Young Scientist Award in Earth Sciences, 1989, Ministry of Science & Technology, GOI.
  • C.S.I.R. Golden Jubilee First CMRI-Whittaker Award, 1993.
  • Hindustan Zinc Ltd. Medal of the Institution of Engineers (India), 1997 & 2012.
  • C.S.I.R. Technology Award-2011 for Developing Technology for Extraction Design of Locked-Up Coal by Highwall Mining in India.
  • Dhanbad Gaurav Sammaan-2011 by CSIR Pensioners’ Welfare Association.
b) Recognitions
  • Member, Research Council of National Geophysical Research Institute,
    Hyderabad as DG, CSIR’s Nominee
  • Member, Academic Council of Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad.
  • Member, Senate, Council of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), New Delhi
  • Member, Management Council of Central Institute of Mining and Fuel Research.
  • Worked with the DRDO Scientists on advice of Honourable Former Rashtrapati Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, the then S.A. to R.M., Government of India, regarding the Safety of Defence Ordnance Factory due to mining activities.
  • Reviewer, National & International Journals of repute and Int. Publishing Houses.
  • Invited Speaker, All-India Refresher’s Course, Department of Space Sciences, University of Pune, 1999 and Guest faculty, IICM, Ranchi (since 2001).
  • Invited Young Scientist Speaker in the CSIR Golden Jubilee Celebrations Lecture, IICB, Kolkata, 1991.


Teaching : 5 years, R&D : 28+ years
  • At CSIR-CIMFR: Chairman of several administrative Committees and working as Acting Director in absence of the regular Director of the Institute (Since 2005).
  • At CSIR-CMERI: Working as Acting Director (Since 29/08/2013).
Positions held:
From - To
1. Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad 07/07/1981 – 02/08/1982 Research Personnel
2. R. K. Mission Vidyamandira, Belur Math (W.B.) 04/08/1982 – 01/12/1983 Lecturer
3. Jhargram Raj (Govt.) College, West Bengal 02/12/1983 – 06/02/1986 Lecturer
4. Central Mining Research Institute, Dhanbad 07/02/1986 – 06/02/1989 Scientist-‘C’
5. Central Mining Research Institute, Dhanbad 07/02/1989 – 06/02/1992 Scientist-‘EI’*
* Merit Promoted
6. Central Mining Research Institute, Dhanbad 07/02/1992 – 06/02/1997 Scientist-‘EII’*
* Merit Promoted
7. Central Mining Research Institute, Dhanbad 07/02/1997 – 06/02/2003 Scientist-‘F’
[Group-IV (5)]
8. Central Institute of Mining & Fuel Research,
Dhanbad (erstwhile CMRI)
07/02/2003 – 16/06/2010 Scientist-‘G’
[Group-IV (6)]
9. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
(CSIR) [Working at Central Institute of Mining
& Fuel Research]
Since 02/07/2010 Scientist-‘H’/ Outstanding
Scientist (HAG Scale)

  • Technical papers, in referred journals - International: (37) & National: (18)
  • In conference proceedings - International: (26) & National: (28)
  • Technical reports: 300+ (as Project leader/Coordinator/Team Member)
  • Books: 3 (India- Oxford & IBH; Abroad- Taylor & Francis; VDM, Germany )
  • Technical Guidelines (Forwarded by the Regulatory Agencies): 2
  • S&T Reports published: 6 (1: EMR, 3: MOMC, 1:DRDO & 1:MOM) (g)
  • Industry Folder as Guidelines: 1
  • Software released: 2 (“INCAB” in Java & “ExploEdge” with TIL)

Memberships of Academic/Professional Bodies

  • Computer Society of India (CSI: Institutional Member) 
  • Mining Geological & Metallurgical Institute, India (MGMI: Member) 
  • Explosives Safety & Technology Society (Visfotak), India (Life Member)
  • Indian Society of Rock Mechanics & Tunnelling Technology (ISRMTT: Life Member)
  • International Society of Explosives Engineers, USA (ISEE: Presently discontinued).
  • Indian Society of Rock Mechanics (ISRM: Institutional Member).
  • The American Library, SPAN: Member.

    Dr. Pijush Pal Roy, Acting Director, CMERI
    Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute
    Durgapur-713209, India