Krishna. B. Misra
(Reliability Eng.), F.A.Sc., F.N.A.E., F.I.E., F.I.E.T.E., F.Sa.R.
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Founder and Ex-Head
of Reliability Engineering Centre, Indian Institute of Technology,
Ex-Director-Grade-Scientist, NEERI, Nagpur, and Ex-Director NERIST,
Born on January 23, 1943 in
Kota (Rajasthan), India, Misra received his BE (Electrical) from MS University
of Baroda, India in 1963 and ME (Power System Eng.) and Ph.D. (Reliability Eng.)
degrees in 1966 and 1970, both from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
(India). Since 1963, he has taught and researched mainly at the Indian Institute
of Technology, Roorkee, and IIT-Kharagpur. He holds the position of a full
professor since 1976. In 1983, he was appointed as Coordinator for InRs.10.2
million project on Reliability Engineering by Ministry of Human Resource
Development, Government of India, which led to the establishment of
Reliability Engineering Centre at IIT Kharagpur in 1983, of which he was the founder Head.
In 1991, he also served
as Dean, Institute Planning and Development at IIT, Kharagpur. He has
been with Reliability Engineering Centre till his retirement in January 2005. In
1992, he was appointed
Director-Grade-Scientist by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) at the National Environmental Engineering
Research Institute (NEERI), Nagpur. Also, he was also appointed Director of North
Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST)by the Ministry of Human
Resource Development, Government of India in 1995 and served this Institute from
Professor Misra is the Chairman of Indian Bureau of Standards Committee
on Reliability of Electrical & Electronic components and Equipment. He has been
Vice President of System Society of India and a member of IAQR National Council.
For several years, he served as a member of Environmental Appraisal Committee
(for nuclear power plants in India), Ministry of Environment & Forests, Govt. of
India, New Delhi. In 1976, Prof. Misra was invited by the Department of Science
& Technology, New Delhi to serve as the convener of the NCST working group on
Reliability Engineering in India
set up by the Government of India. This group submitted two reports (part I &
part II) in 1978 on the Reliability Implementation Program for
also served as member of Task Force Committee on Reliability Engineering of the
Department of Science & Technology, in 1979. He has served as member on Project
Assessment Committee for National Radar Council, Department of Electronics, CSIR,
UGC, etc. He also served as the Visitor’s nominee
for Aligarh Muslim University for a term of three years.
Prof. Misra has also worked in the Federal Republic of Germany at four different institutions,
viz., GRS, Garching, Technical University, Munich, RWTH, Aachen and
Kernforschungszentrum, Karlsruhe. On invitation, he delivered lectures in USA
and chaired sessions at several international conferences. He also visited several
European countries on invited lecture tour, which included England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece,
Holland, Italy, Poland, Sweden, etc.
Prof. Misra is
listed in Indo-American who’s who.