Renowned scientist Tapan Misra has been appointed as the New Head of ISRO’s Space Applications Centre at Ahmadabad, Gujarat.
As per the Space Agency sources, he took over the charge on Friday, February 20, 2015.
Tapan Misra was asked to take over the charge as the former application centre chief A.S. Kiran Kumar moved to Bangalore to head the nation’s space agency ISRO.
Prior to his appointment as the Chief in ISRO’s Space Application Centre, Tapan Misra was Deputy Director of Microwave Remote Sensing Area in SAC. SRO.
In addition, he is also heading the Office of Innovations Management at the ISRO in Bangalore.
Tapan Misra hails from Orissa. He completed his engineering graduation in electronics and telecommunication from the Jadavpur University, Kolkata.
The maverick scientist started his career in SAC as a digital hardware engineer. In the early phase of his career, he was responsible for the development of Quick Look Display System of X-Band Side Looking Airborne Radar.
Later, he led a team that developed a special air borne radar system which was named DMSAR. This radar system was known as the SAR for disaster management.
The year 1990 was quite crucial in shaping the career of Tapan. In this year, he developed a very vital algorithm for real time processing of SAR data during his tenure as Guest Scientist in German Aerospace Agency.
Tapan Misra was awarded with various honors and recognition during his career. In 2004, he won the Hari Om Ashram Prerit Vikram Sarabhai research Award. ISRO awarded Tapan with their Merit Award in the year 2008.