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Scientist Tapan Misra appointed as Director of ISRO’s SAC

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Eminent scientist Tapan Misra has been appointed the Chief of ISRO’s Space Applications Centre (SAC), Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

Mr Misra who is the Deputy Director, Microwave Remote Sensing Area in SAC, succeeds AS Kiran Kumar, who was appointed as the Chairman of the ISRO last month.


About Tapan Misra

  • Mr Tapan Misra graduated in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from Jadavpur University, Calcutta in 1984. He was awarded the prestigious Sir J C Bose National Talent Search (JBNSTS) Scholarship in 1981.
  • Mr Tapan Misra began his career at SAC as digital hardware engineer responsible for the development of Quick Look Display System of X-band Side Looking Airborne Radar in the year 1984.
  • He led the development of Scatterometer payload of Oceansat-2, launched in 2009 which provided valuable wind related data to global meteorological community.
  • Mr Tapan Misra was the lead designer for the development of C-band Synthetic Aperture Radar of India’s Radar Imaging Satellite-1 (RISAT-1). His leadership has led to the development of critical technology elements essential to RISAT in partnership with Indian industry.
  • Tapan Misra was awarded Hari Om Ashram Prerit Vikram Sarabhai research Award in 2004 and ISRO Merit award in 2008 for his contribution to the development of SAR technology. He was elected as Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering in 2007. He was also elected as Corresponding Member of International Academy of Astronautics in 2008. He has 2 granted patents, 6 pending patents, 5 copyrights and many research papers to his credit.