Eminent scientist Tapan Misra was on 20 February 2015 appointed as the Chief of ISRO’s Space Applications Centre (SAC) at Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
He succeeded AS Kiran Kumar, who was appointed as Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on 12 January 2015.
Prior to this appointment, Tapan Misra was Deputy Director of Microwave Remote Sensing Area in SAC. He is also heading the Office of Innovations Management of ISRO at Bengaluru.
• Misra is an electronics and telecommunication engineering graduate from Jadavpur University, Kolkata.
• He began his career at SAC as a digital hardware engineer responsible for the development of Quick Look Display System of X-Band Side Looking Airborne Radar in 1984.
• He was lead designer for the development of C-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) of India’s Radar Imaging Satellite-1 (RISAT-1).
• He also led the team of SAC that had developed a special airborne radar system called DMSAR (SAR for Disaster Management).
• In 1990, he developed an important algorithm for real time processing of SAR data during his tenure as Guest Scientist in German Aerospace Agency (DLR).
• He also led the development of scatterometer payload of Oceansat-2 Satellite that was launched in 2009.
• He has also been honoured with various awards for his work including Hari Om Ashram Prerit Vikram Sarabhai research Award (2004), ISRO Merit award (2008), Sir JC Bose National Talent Search (JBNSTS) Scholarship (1981).
• He has 2 granted patents, 6 pending patents, 5 copyrights and many research papers to his credit.
Who: Tapan Misra
When: 20 February 2015