Dinesh Srivastava today took over as the Chief Executive of the city-based Nuclear Fuel Complex (NFC).
In this capacity, he will also be the Chairman of the NFC Board, a release from the NFC said.
Prior to this, he held the position of Deputy Chief Executive, NFC.
Srivastava worked at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai for three decades, and is a senior professor at the Homi Bhabha National Institute.
A metallurgical engineer from the University of Roorkee, he has contributed exclusively in the development of advanced structural materials of extreme strategic value for India's nuclear energy programme, the release said.
"Target of his work has been self-reliant development of critical nuclear components for the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE)," it added.
NFC is a unit of the Department of Atomic Energy. As per the NFC website, it is responsible for the supply of nuclear fuel bundles and reactor core components for all the nuclear power reactors operating in India.