Biography

Dr. Mahadeva Srinivasan

Dr. Mahadeva Srinivasan

Academic background

Dr. Mahadeva Srinivasan served as an experimental Nuclear Physicist in the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai for four decades (1957 to 1997). His primary research interest was in the general area of “Nuclear Science and Technology”, specializing in the "Physics of Fission Chain Reactions and Fusioning Plasmas". At the time of his retirement he was Head, Neutron Physics Division of BARC and also Associate Director of its Physics Group. His main contributions were in the design, construction and experimentation with the Purnima series of experimental nuclear reactors. His initial area of research work was as an experimental “Reactor Physicist”. He was responsible for initiating experimental studies in fusion plasma Physics at BARC, concentrating on the Plasma Focus device.

During the last seven years of his research career at BARC (1989-96) he was deeply involved in the study of the new field of "cold fusion". He and his group published many papers in the first five ICCF series conferences (except ICCF 2) reporting observation of neutron and Tritium production in both electrolysis cells and gas loaded Ti targets. Even after retirement from BARC he has been following closely the progress of the field by attending almost all the 17 ICCF conferences held so far since inception. Dr. Srinivasan organized ICCF 16 conference in Chennai in his capacity as the Chairman of its organizing committee. In recent years he has been reviewing LENR Transmutation reactions.