Dr. Sanjay Kumar Jha is Head of the Radiation Protection Section (Nuclear Fuels) of the Health Physics Division at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre and Professor of Chemical Sciences, Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai, India.
Dr. Jha has significantly contributed for more than 33 years in providing effective radiological protection and environmental safety surveillance around Department of Atomic Energy’s front-end nuclear fuel cycle facilities. He has developed effective monitoring methodologies for radiation hazard control, optimization of source term and risk reduction strategies to public and the environment from mining, ore processing and fuel fabrication facilities.
Dr. Jha has successfully carried out comprehensive radiological surveillance around Thermal Power Plants and upcoming nuclear facilities of India. He has formulated strategies and planning for site-specific radiological surveillance programmes to generate baseline data around the upcoming nuclear facilities and consolidated the information for dissemination to public and governmental agencies.
Dr. Jha is member of several high-level safety committees of national and international organizations. He, on request of the IAEA, carried out expert missions on nuclear analytical techniques on numerous occasions. As one of the seven panelists he took part in IAEA 57th General Conference on ‘Marine Ecology and Application of Isotopes and Nuclear Techniques’ and delivered a talk on ‘Highlights of Some Studies in India’.
Dr. Jha is the president of Metrology Society of India, Mumbai Chapter. He is also member of Indian Association for Radiation Protection. Dr. Jha has published over 350 journal and conference papers.
Dr. Jha has been the national representative of UNSCEAR, from India, at the seventieth session in 2023.