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DR. Asoka Misra

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He is the first scientist to have invented the method of controlled application of electricity to interfere into the structure of a matter in order to manipulate its character into a desired state, which was first published in the referral journal of United States of America, ‘The Metallurgical Transactions A’ in 1985 proceeding eventually into publication of his conclusive determination in the February 1986 issue of the same journal under the caption, “Misra Technique”. His invention has been patented vide US Patent No.5,253,696 dated 19th October, 1993. And, in patenting the method of controlled application of electricity, expressed in the patent as “method for controlling solidification of metals and other materials”, Dr. Misra is the first in the world. His method has been referred to and relied upon in registration of later patents in USA.

It is marked that after publication of “Misra Technique” in 1985-86 and specifically after his technique was available for public perusal consequent upon registration of his patent in 1993, controlled application of electricity has become a sure process in shaping of various innovations that has given birth to a new era in the Sciencedom.

Subash Chandra Pattaniak, journalist says in orissamatters.com   “Honesty prevailing, Dr. Mishra deserves to be acknowledged as the father of the era of controlled application of electricity in scientific innovations as these are post-patency his method”.

Dr. Asoka Misra, did his M.S. in Metallurgical Engineering in 1972 as well as Ph.D. in Physical Metallurgy in 1975 at Polytechnic University of New York, USA and was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA, from 1977 to 78. During his Doctoral but prior to Post-Doctoral period he also worked as Quality Control Engineer, Clinton Engines Corp, Iowa, USA from 1975 to 1977. After Rutgers, he joined IIT, Kharagpur as Assistant Professor in Metallurgical Engineering in 1979 where from he proceeded in 1991 to New York for two years in a scientific quest. In intervening period of 1986-87, he worked as Visiting Fellow at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.

However, on leaving USA in 1993, he thought of helping Orissa grow in Technical education and joined O.E.C. as Principal in 1993. Since then he has steered several Engineering Colleges of Orissa as Principal including BIET, Bhadrak / ITER, Bhubaneswar / GHITM, Puri / SSECT, Balasore / KIST, Jatni / NMIET, Bhubaneswar before accepting the present assignment at KEC, Bhubaneswar.

He has four inventions to his credit out of which, two inventions are named after him and known as (1) Misra Technique and (2) Misra Random Rotation Technique. Misra Technique that forms the crux of this report has been patented in USA in 1993.

More than the end result, methods invented by scientists to fetch results of world importance at the end have formed the crux of consideration for Nobel Prize this year. This should inspire India to seek Nobel Prize for Dr Asoka Kumar Misra, whose invention has given birth to a new era of controlled application of electricity in manipulating matters into a desired state of world utility.  Misra’s technique was first published in the referral journal of United States of America, ‘The Metallurgical Transactions A’ in 1985 and subsequently his final version was published in February 1986 edition of the same journal. He obtained United States of America Patent No.5253696 in 1993. We have in these pages given hint to how after publication of this patent, bearing details of his method, several persons and concerns have started using the same method and how several claimed inventions are based on the method invented by Dr Misra. If controlled application of electricity in metamorphosing matters into desired state of utility in the sphere of metals to medical science and beyond is treated as the new era of technological evolution, Misra should certainly be acknowledged as the father of this era. That, he is not yet considered for the Nobel Prize, is because of the fact that, forced by circumstances to stay at Bhubaneswar, away from the global mainstream, he is not able to stay focused in the world of science. I know many of thinking minds that visit this site. My appeal to them is that they should peruse the links given in this post to appreciate how original is Misra’s contribution to creation of matters of global utility through the method of controlled application of electricity. If creativity in science keeps any meaning for the Nobel Prize, Dr Misra is the man, who should be the best choice for the same. And, India should espouse this sans any delay.

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