Director, National Remote Sensing Centre, ISRO, Hyderabad
Dr. Prakash Chauhan is currently Director, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing,
Dehardun, India. He joined Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in year
1991 as scientist and since than working for the applications of remote sensing
technology for natural resources management for ocean and land resources. He
initiated research activities for planetary remote sensing at Space Applications
Centre to study solar system objects mainly Earth’s Moon and Mars, through Indian
planetary missions. He has published more than 150 research papers in both National
and International Journals.
He has been awarded prestigious Prof. P.R. Pisharoty memorial award for the year
2004 by Indian Society of Remote Sensing, Hari Om Ashram Prerit Dr. Vikarm
Sarabhai Research Award by Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Ahmedabad for
2009, ISRO merit award by Indian Space Research Organisation in 2010 and Satish
Dhawan award by ISRS, Dehradun for 2016. He is also fellow of National Academy
of Sciences (NASI), Allahabad, India.