Dr. C P Paul is leading a research group in area of Laser Additive Manufacturing (LAM) as Head, Laser Additive Manufacturing Laboratory at Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology (RRCAT). He has about 20 years of experience in research and development of LAM, from system development to its applications in engineering and prosthesis. His research programs focus on next generation additive manufacturing system and processes. To this end, his group explores novel techniques to develop advanced materials, innovative products, modeling and simulation tools, and holistic in-situ and ex-situ characterization techniques. He is instrumental in promoting LAM technology in India through collaborations with other national labs and reputed academic institutes by extending the indigenous developed facility for experiments.
He has contributed chapters to eighteen books and published over 100 research papers. He is also authoring a text book on “Additive Manufacturing” for UG and PG Scholars to be published by McGrawHill Higher Education, which is expected to release by April 2021.
Dr. Paul is also Dean-Student Affairs (RRCAT) at Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI) - a deemed to be University under Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Government of India.
His extensive experience and leadership have allowed him to address LAM challenges holistically and promoting this strategic research area. His efforts has been recognized and he is conferred with many national awards including highest DAE Excellence in Science, Technology and Engineering award "Homi Bhabha Science & Technology Award".