New Delhi: Mishra Dhatu Nigam's (MIDHANI) Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) Sanjay Kumar Jha has been conferred with the 'IIM Tata Gold Medal' for the year 2020. The gold medal has been presented to Jha by the 'Indian Institute of Metals' for his outstanding contribution in the field of metallurgical science in India.
Dr Jha is a metallurgical engineering graduate from NIT Jamshedpur of 1988 batch. After completing his engineering he had joined 32nd batch of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) training school. Later, due to his interest in the production area, he joined Nuclear Fuel Complex (NFC), Hyderabad and was posted in extrusion and piercing plant (EPP).
At NFC, under his leadership, for the first time simulation and modelling of "difficult to hot work" Inconel 718, Titanium full alloy, PT-7M, PT-3B Inconel 690, Incoloy 800 were carried out successfully. He had also played important role in producing Titanium half alloy and full alloy tube in different sizes for Light Combat Aircraft and PSLV application, Simulation and modelling of two dissimilar metals for superconductor applications which is being used for the development of fusion technology.
Mishra Dhatu Nigam Limited (MIDHANI) is a specialized metals and metal alloys manufacturing facility in India, located in Hyderabad, Telangana. It is a Public Sector Undertaking (PSU), under the administrative control of Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence, Government of India. MIDHANI is the only producer of Titanium in India. MIDHANI specializes in manufacturing a wide range of superalloys, titanium, special purpose steels and other special metals and alloys meeting stringent international standards for application in aerospace, defence, atomic energy, power generation, chemical and various other high technology industries.
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