Dr. Dinesh Srivastava Born in village Awar, Pratap Garh, Uttar Pradesh, 1952. Early education at village school and neighbouring city of Pratap Garh. Shifted to Allahabad in 1964 and obtained B. Sc. from University of Allahabad in 1970. Selected into Training School of Department of Atomic Energy in 1970 and joined Bhabha Atomic Research Centre as Scientific Officer in 1971. Ph. D. (1979) from University of Bombay. Moved to Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre at Kolkata in 1979, from where he retired as a Director and Distinguished Scientist in 2016. Held visiting positions of one to two years in Germany, USA and Canada and for shorter durations at Cape Town etc. At present Visiting Professor at Goethe University of Frankfurt, Germany and Raja Ramanna Fellow of Department of Atomic Energy.