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Name Dr APB Sinha
(Dr Akhoury Purnendu Bhusan Sinha)
FNA ID N78-0776
Address C/o Morris Research Inc, 1918, Univ Avenue,
City Barkeley, CA
Pin Code 94704
Country USA
Gender Male
Specialization Solid State Chemistry
Service in the Council
Qualification PhD
Membership FASc
  Year of Election 1978  
Personal Website

APB Sinha obtained his PhD (1954) from University of London, UK specializing in solid-state chemistry. He was the Scientist (Director's grade) and Head, Physical Chemistry Division, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune.

Academic and Research Achievements: Sinha synthesized novel transition metal compounds, studied electron-lattice interactions leading to crystal distortion and metal-insulator transitions; electron transport in low-mobility semiconductors; switching and memory effects and magnetic ordering. He developed useful solid-state products, e.g. thermistors, photocells, magnets and photovoltaic materials.

Other Contributions: Dr Sinha was a Member, editorial board, Bulletin Materials Science and Indian Journal of Pure Applied Physics.

Awards and Honours: Sinha received Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize (1972) and NRDC Award (1978). He is a Fellow, Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, National Academy of Sciences (India), Allahabad and Maharashtra Academy of Sciences.

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