SCIENCE WiLl LOVE Us, If wE LoVE ScIEncE

First there is a page in Hindi about me along with a newspaper clip. This is followed by details in English

A report by Sh. Atul Bhardwaj

(डॉ.) चंद्र मोहन नौटियाल वर्तमान में भारतीय विज्ञान अकादमी, नई दिल्ली में कार्यक्रम परामर्शदाता हैं. मूलतः व्यवसाय से विज्ञानी रहे हैं जिन्होंने रूड़की विश्वविद्यालय (अब IIT रूड़की) से भौतिकी में स्नातकोत्तर उपाधि प्राप्त करके भौतिक अनुसन्धान प्रयोगशाला, अहमदाबाद में पी एच डी एवं पोस्ट-डाक्टरल अनुसन्धान कार्य किया। बीरबल साहनी पुराविज्ञान संस्थान, लखनऊ से रेडियोकार्बन प्रयोगशाला के वैज्ञानिक प्रभारी के रूप में अवकाश प्राप्त किया (२०१६). आपकी विशेषज्ञता समस्थानिकों के उपयोग से चन्द्रमा की चट्टानों एवं धूल एवं उल्काओं के नमूनों के अध्ययन से ग्रहों एवं इन पदार्थों के इतिहास का पता लगाना तथा रेडियोकार्बन विधि से मिट्टी, लकड़ी आदि पुरातत्त्व एवं पुरा जलवायु के अध्ययन की दृष्टि से उपयोगी पदार्थों का आयु निर्धारण थे. वर्ष १९८५ से कार्यक्षेत्र बीरबल साहनी पुरावनस्पति संस्थान रहा। मास-स्पेक्ट्रोमीटर के लिए परा उच्च निर्वात पम्प, इलेक्ट्रॉनिक्स, वर्कशॉप की विधियों आदि प्रायोगिक विधियों का उपयोग करते हुए प्रयोगशाला में कार्य किया एवं लिक्विड सिंटिलेशन काउंटर, एलीमेंटल एनालायज़र, आदि उपकरणों को स्थापित करते हुए अंत में रेडियोकार्बन विधि से आयु निर्धारण में विशेषज्ञता के साथ पुरा जलवायु तथा सभ्यता- संस्कृति के इतिहास में रूचि लेते हुए शोध किया. एस्ट्रोफिज़िकल जर्नल, क्वाटर्नरी इंटरनेशनल, होलोसीन, अर्थ एंड प्लेनेटरी साइंस लेटर्स, नेचुरल हैज़ार्डस, जियोफिजिकल रिसर्च लेटर्स, गैलरी एवं लूनर प्लेनेटरी साइंस कांफ्रेंस की प्रोसीडिंग्स में शोध छाप चुके हैं. विद्यार्थी जीवन में बहुत सी छात्रवृत्तियां मिलीं. विद्यार्थी जीवन में सर्वश्रेष्ठ छात्र, साहित्यिक सांस्कृतिक गतिविधियों में सर्वश्रेष्ठ, सर्वश्रेष्ठ वक्ता , सर्वश्रेष्ठ खिलाड़ी जैसे पुरस्कार प्राप्त किए एवं भौतिकी समितियों, सांस्कृतिक समितियों में पदों के साथ, कॉलेज प्रीफेक्ट एवं पत्रिका संपादक के दायित्व भी निभाए. शोध के लिए भी इंसा युवा वैज्ञानिक पदक-1988, अमेरिका की मीटियॉरिटिकल सोसायटी से यात्रा पुरस्कार, इंडियन सोसायटी फॉर मॉस स्पेक्ट्रोमेट्री एवं पैलियोबॉटनिकल सोसायटी से पोस्टर शोध पत्रों के लिए पुरस्कार, मास का सर्वश्रेष्ठ शोधपत्र (बी एस आई पी), सर्वाधिक कंसल्टेंसी अर्जन पदक (बी एस आई पी), मेरठ विज्ञान क्लब, एन बी आर आई, विद्या परिषद्, प्रगतिशील ब्राह्मण उत्थान समिति (2018), आदि से सम्मान प्राप्त हुए.

लेकिन उनका महत्त्वपूर्ण योगदान विज्ञान संचार के क्षेत्र में भी हैं. देश के कोने-कोने और अन्य देशों में लगभग 850 व्याख्यानों, 80 लेखों एवं कविताओं , 250 रेडियो/ टेलीविज़न कार्यक्रमों के अतिरिक्त आप विज्ञान संचार में अनेक महत्त्वपूर्ण संगठनात्मक दायित्व निभा चुके हैं. एन सी एस टी सी नेटवर्क के संयोजक, राष्ट्रीय बालविज्ञान कांग्रेस के राष्ट्रीय शैक्षिक समन्वयक, राष्ट्रीय समन्वयक एवं प्रदेश समिति के महासचिव रहे हैं. सोसायटी फॉर अर्थ साइंटिस्ट्स की कार्यकारिणी में रह चुके हैं . अंतर-विश्व विद्यालय त्वरक केंद्र की प्रोजेक्ट चयन समिति ,उ.प्र. विज्ञान प्रौद्योगिकी परिषद् की युवा वैज्ञानिक परियोजना समिति के अध्यक्ष, पुरातत्त्व विज्ञान की राष्ट्रीय समिति, संस्कृति मंत्रालय के राष्ट्रीय सांस्कृतिक सम्पदा संरक्षण अनुसन्धान प्रयोगशाला की आतंरिक शोध समिति के, साइंस एक्सपो समितियों के सदस्य रह चुके हैं

आप इंसा -डी एफ जी अध्येतावृत्ति पर जर्मनी में स्थित हाईडेलबर्ग एवं माईन्ज़ के विख्यात मैक्स प्लांक संस्थानों में भी रह चुके हैं. अमेरिका, रूस, विएतनाम, इंग्लैंड, दक्षिणी अफ्रीका, स्विट्ज़रलैंड एवं फ्रांस की बहुत सी संस्थाओं में गए , वैज्ञानिकों के साथ संपर्क बनाया तथा बहुत स्थानों पर व्याख्यान भी दिए. योरोप के सबसे बड़े विज्ञान मेले में आपको म्यूनिख तथा अफ्रीका के सबसे बड़े विज्ञान संचारक सम्मेलन में सादर आमंत्रित किया गया था. शोध छात्र के रूप में आपको अमेरिका की मीटियॉरिटीअल सोसायटी ने आर्थिक सहयोग देकर चुन कर अपनी बैठक में बुलाया था. श्रोताओं से सीधे विज्ञान संवाद / प्रश्नोत्तरी लिए तो लोकप्रिय हैं ही, विज्ञान एवं प्राकृतिक घटनाओं पर सीधे प्रसारणों में पूर्ण सूर्य ग्रहण (१९९५), विज्ञान रेल (२००४), शुक्र पारगमन (२००५, २०१२ ), चंद्र ग्रहण (२०१८) आदि के लिए भी सुपरिचित हैं. विज्ञान लोकप्रियकरण के लिए केंद्रीय सगंध पौधा संस्थान, राष्ट्रीय वनस्पति अनुसंधान संस्थान, ४ विज्ञान क्लबों, विज्ञान परिषद्, प्रयाग (विज्ञान वाचस्पति तथा शताब्दी सम्मान), डॉ सी वी रामन विज्ञान प्रौद्योगिकी निधि, गुजरात से सम्मान (2018) एवं नाथद्वारा साहित्य मंडल (साहित्य विभूषण) सम्मान प्राप्त हुए.

बी एस आई पी से अवकाश प्राप्ति के उपरान्त आज भी शोध में संलग्न हैं तथा विज्ञान संचार में भी बहुत सक्रिय हैं. वर्तमान में मेरठ विश्वविद्यालय के बोर्ड ऑव स्टडीज़, एवं विज्ञान परिषद्, प्रयाग के कार्यकारिणी सदस्य, आंचलिक विज्ञान नगरी , लखनऊ की सलाहकार समिति के सदस्य. भारतीय भाषा प्रतिष्ठापन राष्ट्रीय परिषद् के उपाध्यक्ष तथा PALCOM, स्विट्ज़रलैंड एवं अमेरिकन असोसिएशन फॉर एडवांसमेंट ऑव साईंस के सदस्य हैं. आप इंदिरा गांधी राष्ट्रीय कलाकेंद्र, नई दिल्ली की ओर से उत्तर प्रदेश की शैल चित्र अभिलेखन समिति के समन्वयक हैं.

Addressed a public meet at Mirzapur with the DM and CCF also at dais to educate people about rock art and their importance (Feb. 2018).

Key Note address at Imphal during Science Congress in March-2018.

With Bharat Ratna Prof. CNR Rao and Mrs. Rao. To his right is Prof. Sunil Singh, Director, NIO, Goa with whom I share the same Alma Mater- PRL, Ahmedabad

At INSA (31st Aug., 2019) with Prof. Shri Krishna Joshi, Padma Bhushan. We were students of Prof. Joshi at Roorkee who later became Director, NPL and also President, INSA. On his extreme left is Prof. AK Singhvi, then Vice-President, INSA.

After receiving INSA Medal for Young Scientists-1988 (Physical Sciences), on 4th Oct., 1988 at Rashtrapati Bhawan with then Hon. President of India Dr. R Venkataramana (1988). This is considered the most coveted awards in science to Indian scientists up to 35 yr in age.

At Hindustan Hindi office with Prof. Yash Pal (Padma Vibhushan), Sh. Naveen Joshi, then Editor. With Prof. Yash Pal as Presidentand, for 2 years, served as Convener, NCSTC Network- a network of over 70 organisations from govt. and non-govt. sector.

Vigyan Rail with Sh. Navneet Sehgal, IAS (then DM, Lucknow, later Secy. S&T and now Add. Chief Secy. to UP Govt.) and Er. RK Goel, DRM. Also broadcasted live for FM Rainbow. accompanied by Dr. J RM. Dr. J Bannerjee, Sci. Incharge, BSIP and Dr. AN Pathak, Director, CST-UP.

That's Me

 

cmnautiyal@yahoo.co.uk   

(More photographs at the end of text.  Links to videos after photographs)

Prog. Consultant, Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi.

Formerly, Scientist-In- Charge, Radiocarbon Lab., Birbal Sahni Instt. Palaeosciences, Lucknow.

 

Basically a physicist, Dr. Chandra Mohan Nautiyal evolved into a specialist in isotopes and applied them to studies in Earth & Planetary science as well as in Archaeology.

Apart from being known as an expert in radiocarbon dating and heading that laboratory at Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeosciences (earlier Palaeobotany ) for over a decade, he is well known as a science communicator,  He has a wide and long experience in teaching science and science communication to a range of learners- from school kids to university and research faculty,  having lectured in 20 states/ UTs in India and also several countries.

However, he has shown versatility in subjects, approaches, as well as capabilities.  Besides having been a recognised practicing scientist, he is also known for his contributions to theory and practice of science communication and has received invitations on international fora for that. In addition, he has excellent experience in organising national level science programmes for the young, the old, the ametures and the professionals.

After early education and BSc Hons. Physics (I position in Phys Hons in college) from Meerut, he took masters degree in Physics from IIT Roorkee (then UoR) following it with doctoral and postdoctoral research at the prestigious ISRO lab - the Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Ahmedabad. Won several scholarships and fellowships viz. Merit (twice), national scholarship, doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships at PRL, Ahmedabad, International Travel award of US $ 1600 from the Meteoritical Soc., USA, and later INSA -DFG fellowship for research at the famous Max Planck Institutes at Heidelberg and Mainz, in Germany.  In addition to having an excellent and throughout first class career, he earned recognition, as an all-round talent, that included: Best Boy, GIC, Meerut; Gen Secy., Phys. Asso. and Best debator at DNPG College; Jt Secy. Phys and Cultural Soc at UoR (IIT-R), Editor of the school, college- & university- magazines.  He was also President's Scout.  Also excelled in sports at school, college and university level being Captain of teams.

He has had good international exposureHe was a scientific collaborator in a  Lunar & Planetary Science project to study Moon samples brought by Apollo missions by NASA during 1978-1985 during his PRL days.  In addition to visits to many institutions in France and UK. He has  also been twice to Russia and Germany each, and to Vietnam,  USA, Switzerland, South Africa- mostly on invitation & with full support, where he interacted with scientists and/ or delivered lectures/ presented papers. These include Univ. California-SD and Univ of New Mexico (USA); Max Planck Instt., Heidelberg and Univ of Koln (Germany); Univ. Bern, Switzerland; and also in conferences/ dialogues in Los Alamos; Albuquerque; Grasse (France); Moscow; Ho-Chi-Minh (Vietnam) and Gauteng (South Africa). He has been a guest at/ visited University of Missourie, Rolla; Washington University, St. Louis; ETH, Zurich; CEREGA, Nice; Universite de Paris campuses; Observatoire de Meudon and Heidelberg University.

Out of sheer interest in art and culture, in addition to exhibitions/ galleries/ museums in India, has visited many science and art museums and galleries aborad like British Museum of Natural History;  Aircraft Museum, Frankfurt; Mainz Museum; Gutenberg Museum (Mainz); Deutches Museum, Munich;  Muse' de L'Homme and Louvre Museum, Paris & Tretykov Art Gallery, Moscow as well as exhibitions in Koln, New York, Cannes, Nice.

He specialised in isotopic measurements employing isotope mass spectrometry, radioactive counting, Ultra High Vacuum technologyetc. for addressing planetary sci.-, palaeoclimate- and archaeology- problems.  For a decade, he headed the most prolific radiocarbon dating lab of the country.  Some major conclusions from these 2 approaches include distinct isotopic identities of Solar Wind and Solar Energetic Particles.  He has been involved in studies and published results on the climate changes during the past few thousand years in the NE India, Shivaliks and in Gangetic plane, and chronology of several archaeological sites in Gujarat, Himachal and Uttar Pradesh.  

He has contributed over 130 research papers/ short papers/ abstracts to many prestigious international journals and conferences like Astrophysical J.,  Curr. Sci., Earth & Planetary Sci. Lett., The Holocene, ICRC, Meteoritics, Proc. LPSC i.e. Suppl. to GCA & JGR;  Lunar & Planetary Science, Meteoritics, GRL; Natural Hazards, Palynology & Quat. Intl. He has lectured at universities and various institutions in 20 Indian states/ UTs.   He has mentored 6 students during summers under the joint scheme of the three top science academies of India viz. INSA, IASc and NASc. He has been a reviewer for 5 research journals, books for several institutions and PhD examiner for 6 universities. Dr. Nautiyal is also an expert in English-Hindi, Hindi-English translation. He has translated several TV scripts on science as well as a book among others. He is on guest faculty of National Translation Mission.

But, in addition, he has also earned respect as an accomplished science communicator with many lectures, science-based poems, articles, chapters and fiction to credit and  having trained several thousand aspirant science communicators/ journalists through his about 200 lectures in over 60 workshops in many states.  He has also published an invited chapter in an encyclopaedia on S&T communication published by Sage, USA in addition to papers in Jour. Sci. Com (Italy); Indian Jour. Media Studies  and Ind. J. Sci. Com. as well as chapters in Indian books and proceedings on science communication.  He has also been involved in curriculum development and study material for science communication. He is widely respected for expertise in  science communication and its teaching and has been invited to programmes in South Africa, Germany for lectures with full support.  

He has been twice on Jury for the National Science Film festival twice.  He was on the panael of judges for the national level National Children's Science Congress (New Delhi), in INTEL's science Fair (at IIT-Delhi), State level INSPIRE exhibition (Lucknow) and regional Jawaharlal Nehru Science Model exhibition. He has been in jury for the UP-CST's engineerg project selection committee also.

 Dr. Nautiyal earned many awards/ recognition

In research

 

  • The most prestigious award for young Indian scientists (up to 35 yr) viz.  INSA medal for Young Scientists-88 for his 'outstanding contribution to Physical Sciences'.
  • US$1600 international Travel Award from the Meteoritical Soc., USA (1984)
  • Prize for best poster paper (with co-author) from Indian Soc for Mass spectrometry (1988)
  • 'Vigyan Ratna' from Distt. Science Club, Meerut (2002)
  • 'Vigyan Jyoti' at Sagar Instt. Management & Technology, by Barabanki CSC (2008)
  • Medal for Highest consultancy-earning at BSIP (2007-2008)
  • Honour from the hands of then Chief Minister of HP (2011)
  • The Radiocarbon lab under headship, received BSIP Medal for earning highest consultancy (2013) 
  • Prize for best poster papers (with co-authors) from Palaeobotanical Society (2014)
  • Paper (co-authored) of the Month Award from BSIP (2014)
  • 'Prabhashree' Samman from the hands of Hon. Governor, UP (2015)
  • Felicitated by CSIR-NBRI, Lucknow for achievements in research & popularising science (2016).
  • Honoured with 'Brahman Gaurav Samman' by Pragatisheel Brahman Utthan Samiti, Lucknow for contribution to science (2018)

 

In Science Communication/ Popularisation & others

  • The title of 'Vigyan Vachaspai' (1997) by Vigyan Parishad, Prayag
  • Honoured by CSIR-CIMAP for Science popularisation in Hindi (1997)
  • 'UP Vigyan Sancharak' by VICAS, Allahabad (2002)
  • 'Vigyan Jyoti'presented by Vice-Chancellor, UP Technical University at Sagar Instt. Tech. & Management, Barabanki (2008)
  • Best Blog prize by Friends of Nuclear Energy, Mumbai (2009)
  • The 'Shatabdi Samman '(Centenary Honour)  by Vigyan Parishad, Prayag (2013)
  • Honured by Bharateeya Bhasha Pratishthapan Rashtreey Parishad, UP (2013)
  • 'Sansthapana Vibhushan' by NCSC-UP (E) for contribution to the establishing and nurturing NCSC in UP (2017)
  • Honours from science clubs of Barabanki, Dehradun (Vigyan UDAI) and Deoria.
  • 'Hindi Bhasha Vibhushan' by Shree Nathdvara Sahitya Mandal, Rajasthan (2018)
  • "Dr. CV Raman Samman" by Dr. CV Raman Sci. & Technology Foundation, Gujrat (2018)

 Had the distinction of being invited for delivering prestigious lectures like 

  • Prof. RS Chaturvedi Memorial Lecture-2020 for Indian Remote Sensing Soc. at UP-Remote Sensing Application Centre, Lucknow (Nov.3, 2020)
  • Vikram Sarabhai Birth Cent. Mem. Lecture for CCS University, Meerut (Aug.1, 2020)
  • Inaugural Speech for All India Science & Maths Workshop (Aug.2, 2020)
  • Science Day Lecture, Himachal Pradesh Council for Sci.,Tech. & Env. (HIMCOSTE), Shimla (2020)
  • Inaugural Lecture for IP Workshop at IET, Lucknow (2019)
  • ASET Friday seminar at TIFR, Mumbai (Feb. 9, 2019)
  • Invited lecture during Science Congress at Imphal in Science Communicators' Meet-2018
  • MP Srivastava Memorial Lecture, Vigyan Parishad, Prayagraj (2016) 
  • M'me Curie Mem. Lecture, at SLIET, Sangroor (2013)
  • Science Day Chief Speaker at IRDE, Dehradun (2008)
  • Science Day Speaker Vigyan Dham (UCoST, Dehradun 2010)
  • Hindi Divas lecture at Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi (2020)
  • Hindi Divas lecture at Hindi Sansthan, Lucknow (2018)
  • Four lectures on communicating science to young scientists at BSIP (2020 and 2015)
  • Four lectures on communicating science to scientists at Training Instt. GSI (NR), Lucknow (2018, 2019)
  • Hindi Divas Lecture at NRLC (2017)
  • Hindi Divas lecture at Doordarshan, Lucknow
  • Hindi Divas lecture at CIMAP, Lucknow (1996)
  • Hindi WS lecture at Direcorate Sugarcane Development, Lucknow
  • Hindi Divas lecture, Dir. Handicraft, Lucknow
  • Hindi Divas lecture, KRIBHCO-Lucknow
  • Invited lecture during Hindi conference at CSIR-IITR
  • Hindi Divas Conclusion Lecture at Lalit Kala Akademi, Lucknow
  • Four Innovation Day lectures; one International IPR Day Lecture and TIFAC seminar on TechVision2015 at UP-CST-2018
  • Two Key Note lectures during  Uttarakhand Sc&T Council (UCoST)
  • Nat. Technology Day (2020), Science Day, Ozone Day, World Environment Day, World Museum Day lectures at Regional Science City, Lucknow
  • Two invited lectures at CSIR-Nat. Metallurgical Lab., Jamshedpur in a conference on Metallurgy (Oct. 13, 14th, 2014)
  • Special Lecture at MP Council of of S&T, Bhopal
  • World Water Conservation Day Lecture at Ramswaroop E&T College, Lucknow
  • Delivered over a dozen INSPIRE lectures in UP, Haryana, Rajasthan. 
  • Delivered about 200 lecture in science communication/ journalism workshops by NCSTC-DST (GoI); Vigyan Prasar; CSIR; Vigyan Parishad and others in about 20 states.
  • He has been guest faculty at Indo Swiss Workshkp at JNU, New Delhi for 2 years; UP Aca. Adm. & Manag., Lucknow; HRDC, Univ. of Lucknow; NRLC-Lucknow and Adarsh Pareeksha Prashishan Kendra-UP (Lucknow), Nat. Translation Mission, Mysore, in several workshops by Commission for Scientific & Technology Terminilogy and others.
  • Contributed in two rounds of Sci. Tech. Policy Consultations by DST, Govt. of India (2021)

He has been associated with science activities of a number of govt. and other prestigious schools/ institutions like Navoday Vidyalay, KVS, SCERT, La Martniere School and RSC (NCSM); Distt. Science Clubs of Aligarh, Allahabad, Barabanki, Deoria, Gorakhpur, Kushinagar, Lucknow, Maharajganj, Meerut, and societies including NGOs and guided or even helped several as adviser for science activities/ in getting established (Breakthrough Science Soc., Lucknow; ISCoS; PAHAL; NCSC-UP & Uttarakhand; Prithvi Innovations; UDAI, Dehradun and VICAS, Allahabad) and helped colleges and schools.   He is a member, Managing Committee, Seth MR Jaipuria College, and Indus Valley School, Lucknow. 

He is a popular science broadcaster (Hindi, English and Garhwali) having appeared on many TV (DD-UP, DD-National, Star News, DD Science, RSTV, K-channel, News Nation,  P7, E-TV, Sahara Samay, Zee Raj, Zee Hindustan, ...), and radio broadcasts (Almora, Lucknow, Bengaluru, Radiociti, Delhi, Delhi National, Nazibabad, Pune, Rainbow FM, S Africa's Sun radio, Shimla,...) with active role in over 200 science-related programmes including the popular 10-episode serial Ambar me Barat, feature, interviews, discussion, songs etc. and is known for live broadcasts of events like first such live telecast of any celestial event in India- Total Solar Eclipse-1995, several partial solar eclipses; Science Train-2004 as well as Venus Transit-2005 and Lunar Eclipses of 2018/2020 (Zee Hindustan, K-Channel, News18 and Zee Rajasthan)  Chandrayaan, BSIP (DD,1996), Planets (1991) as well as on Superstitious sacrifice (E-TV).  

He has delivered about 850 lectures in all (of these about 250 related to science communication) to a wide spectrum of audience from school/ college/ university students to university faculty (in UGC Human Resource Development Centres), scientists, civil services officers, civil services aspirants, and banking professionals on science subjects like Disasters, Environment, Climate, dating, Isotopes & Earth & Planetary Science, Dating in Archaology, possibility of ET and Energy Sources. He has also anchored many programmes attended by distinguished personalities like Hon. Past President, Hon. Governors and central and state ministers, Bharat Ratna- and many Padma- and Magsaysay- awardees adding to the sheen of these functions to wide appreciation.

Has been a panelist/ expert for meetings/ consultations by Vigyan Prasar, KIRAN (DST), AWSAR (DST), STIP (DST & UP_CST, BBAU).

He has been or  still is in many academic/ selection/ award committees of central and state govt. organisations and universities.  They include

  • Chairman, Young Scientists’ Scheme, UP-CST (2016-2018)
  • Member, Engg.  Students' Project Selection Committee of UP-CST (2018, 2019)
  • Member, Board of Studies of CCS Meerut University (2016- )
  • Coordinator, Rock Art Documentation Committee for UP (2014- )
  • Chairman or member, 3 Staff (scientific & technical/ Administrative) selection committees, UP-CST (2016)
  • Member, ISRO Discussion committee on experiment of microbes in atmosphere, Pune (2016)
  • Member, Project Evaluation Committee of Inter University Accelerator Centre (UGC), New Delhi (2016-)
  • Member, a CSIR examination-related committees  (2015 onwards)
  • Member of the Nat. Committee on Arch. Science by Arch. Survey of India (2010-2012)
  • Member, educational and technical staff selection committee of the Regional Science Centre, Lucknow (various occasions since 2007)
  • Various screening and selection committees for technical staff selection and technical bid evaluation  at BSIP (2005- 2013)
  • Chairman, State Coordinator evaluation panel for NCSC-2015 at Chandigarh University)
  • Member, Award Committee for Hindi,  Hindi Sansthan (2013, 14 and 2016) 
  • Book reviewer for Award, Hindi Sansthan (2013, 14 and 2016)
  • Member, State Coordination Evaluation committee by NCSTC (DST) at Ahmedabad (2011)  
  • Project Evaluation Committee by S&T Council, Uttarakhand (2008- 2009)
  • Book reviewer for a Hindi Book Award committees of DST (2007)
  • Project Evaluation Committee by S&T Councils of UP (2004-2005)
  • He has served as subject-expert for NCSTC (DST); Vigyan Prasar; HBCSE; NIOS, Vigyan Parishad, UNICEF-UP as well as several state S&T Councils for science communication.  
  • A Convener of a session in Face to Face, India International Science Festival-2018
  • Chairperson, NCSC-UP (E) since 2019
  • AWSAR Evaluation Committee of DST (2021)
  • Vice-President, Vigyan Bharati, Awadh-UP (2020- )
  • Chairman, Staff Selection Committee, Vigyan Prasar (2021)
  • Member, Publication Committee (E), Vigyan Prasar, New Delhi/ Noida (2020-21)
  • Member, Core Committee for IYBSSD by NOSTC Network

In addition, Dr. Nautiyal has lectured at/ presented papers in conferences at universities like Allahabad, AMU, Andhra, Anna, Doon, Eternal (HP), Gorakhpur, Indore, KMCUAF, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jamia Milia, JNU, Lucknow, MAANU, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pacific (Raj.), Pondichery Rajasthan, Roorkee, UPES, and at many institutions of AEC, CSIR, DRDO, DST, ICAR, Mines. He has been invited for training workshops & refresher courses by many organisations/ institutions/ universities and professional societies on environment, energy, dating, climate change, evolution of earth & planets, life in the universe, innovation, science communication through various media, science film scripting,  translation etc.

He has demostrated versatile organising capabilities

  • Convener, International Conf. on Climate Change & Geo Hydrology (2012)
  • In Secretariat, for Indo-China Conf. by BSIP ( 2008 )
  • In  organising committees, International Conf. as well as  a workshop by MRSI/ University of Lucknow (2006)
  • In  organising committees,  Conf. on Material Science by BBAU, Lucknow (2013)
  • In Tech. Committees of Uttakhand S&T Conferences (2009, 2011, 2016)
  • In organising committee, conference by 'Ind. Soc. Earthscientists'  on 'Climate Change' (2012)
  • In organising committee-'Climate Change- A Whisper of Nature' by Club of Lucknow (2014)
  • Convener of the Media committee for International conference on 'Quaternary Climate Changes' by BSIP (2014)  and many other conferencs at BSIP over 2 decades.
  • As Coordinator, Rock Art Documentation (UP), organised 3 workshops at Lucknow, Mirzapur and Sonbhadra (2014, 2015, 2016)
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He has also impacted the science popularisation scenaio at national as well as local level in creative and organising roles, both: 

  • Principal Investigator for NCSC National Workshop-1994
  • National Academic Coordinator, NCSC-1999 and 2000
  • Convener of NCSTC Network 2001- 2002 (with Prof. Yash Pal, Padma Vibhushan as President)
  • Coordinator of Science for School Children session (during Science Congress-2002)
  • Coordinator, Science Popularisation Regional Training workshop of Prasar Bharti 
  • National Coordinator, NCSC-2003- the biggest science activity for Indian children
  • UP-CST committee for the Year of Scientific Awareness (2004-5)
  • Principal Investigator, The Public Lectures on Science (by Prof. CNR Rao, now Bharat Ratna; Dr. RA Mashelkar, now Padma Vibhushan,  & Prof. M Vijayan, Padmashree at Lucknow University (2006)
  • Edited the Lecture Notes as well as prepared the AV documentation of lectures by by Prof. CNR Rao, now Bharat Ratna; Dr. RA Mashelkar, now Padma Vibhushan,  & Prof. M Vijayan, Padmashree(2006)
  • Expert for DST's INSPIRE programme in 6 campuses of universities.
  • Been on the panel of NCSTC DST, Vigyan Prasar, UP-CST, Regional Science City, Distt. Science Club, Lucknow for science communication
  • Have been a regular talker at Prasar Bharti (Lucknow) and featured in national broadcasts also since 1990
  • Been a popular talker/ script writer/ commentator and also anchor with Lucknow Doordarshan since 1991.  
  • Has been part of jury of over 50 science project/ model competitions of international, national, regional and city levels including the prestigious IRIS by Intel held at IIT-D and NCSC by NCSTC (DST). 
  • Media Coordinator for India International Science Festival-2016 at CSIR-NPL, New Delhi.
  • Convener, Face to Facc session; Expert in Science Village, panelist and Chairperson of sessions in Literary and Film Festival during IISF-2018
  • As Coordinator, Rock Art Documentation (UP), organised an exhibition (2016) in addition to 7 for BSIP at Shillong, Sultanpur, Lucknow and New Delhi.                    

    Held executive committee posts in several science communication & other  organisations like

  • The Society of Earth scientists (National Committee during 2009-2012)
  • PRL Alumni Assocn. (2011-2013)
  • UP Assocn. Advancement of Sci. (2011-2013)
  • Bahya Antarangi, Vigyan Parishad, Prayag (for 8 years)
  • Member, LAC , Regional Science City, Lucknow (2012-2016, 2019-2020)
  • Member, Science Expo committees of Regional Science City (since inception in 2009), Lucknow and as jury in several of its City Science fairs, competitions.
  • Vice-President, Bharatiya Bhasha Pratishthapan Parishad, UP (2013- )
  • Member, National Sceening Committee, National Science Film Festival 2015
  • Member, Jury, National Science Film Festival 2015 (Lucknow) and 2018 (Guwahati)
  • Media Coordinator, India International Science Festival-2016 at NPL, New Delhi (Dec. 7-12, 2016)
  • Convener, Face to Face session, IISF2018, Lucknow; Media coordinator (2016) and speaker in 7 sessions of IISF at New Delhi, Chennai, Lucknow, Kolkata and in virtual mode (2016, 17, 18,19,20).
  • Member, Publication Committee, Vigyan Prasar, NOIDA (Since 2021)

 Fellowships & Memberships

  • Fellow of NCSTC Network (Now NOSTC Network), New Delhi
  • Fellow of The Geol. Soc. India, Bengaluru
  • Fellow of The Soc. of Earthscientists, Lucknow and
  • Life Member of about a dozen societies/ associations including American Assocn. for Advancement of Science (USA) and PCST-Network, Australia and Corr. Member, PALCOM, Switzeland.

Dr. Nautiyal has been on the forefront of promoting scientific temper and was instrumental in dispelling the Muhnochwa menace in Sitapur (2007).  He is frequently invited to share views on such issues by various TV channels.  He has widely lectured on scientific temper, Creativity and Innovation.  His hobbies include photography (several prizes: 4 from PRL Photo. Club, 1 from Meerut Camera Club and 1 from Lucknow Times), music and literature. He has published cartoons in a national daily and magazines.  

In addition to the research, Dr. Chandra Mohan Nautiyal shouldered many administrative and other, creative, responsibilities at Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany/ Palaeosciences, Lucknow (Under Ministry of Science & Technology, New Delhi), from where he superannuated in July 2016 as scientist-F and Scientist-in-Charge of the Radiocarbon Laboratory.  He was Vigilance Officer for 2 terms, as an additional charge, during 2009-2014; Convener/ Member Secy. of the Official Language Committee for about 15 years; Convener of the Auditorium and Audio-visual committee as well as Media Committee for about 15 and 20 years respectively.   in addition, he was member of many committees like SEM, Museum, Innovation, Purchase and several screening and/or selection committees.

He also coordinated many functions and was compe're for most of the functions at Institute for over a dozen years.  He also coordinated 7 exhibitions in Shillong, Sultanpur, New Delhi and Lucknow for the Institute.

In the new phase, post superannuation, he continues his academic, educational and research activities as researcher (8 papers after retirement), writer/ broadcaster,   Vice-President, VIBHA (Awadh); Secretary, UP Academy of Sciences; expert in various science-realted committees, speaker in many workshops, guest speaker for HRDC Lucknow  university and other institutions; part of management committees of 2 schools.  He is involved in communicating science through media and lectureswriting articles, books, TV/ radio programme and education management.

 

Receiving Prabhashree Samman for research from the hands Hon. Governor, UP Sh. Ram Naik, at Sonbhadra (2015)

Invited to Moscow in an international dialogue on Nuclear Energy and delivered a lecture (2014).

A field trip for coral reef collection off Jamnagar coast (Gujarat) during 2007. Other explored areas include Vindhyans (UP) for glaucony, Khajnawar (Saharanpur,UP) for an archaeological site; Loktak Lake (Manipur) and Uttarkashi (Uttarakhand) for lake sediment samples; Deccan trap and fossil wood sites in MP; Sonbhadra, Mirzapur and Chandauli (UP) for rock art.

Live-telecasting the Total Solar Eclipse-1995 at Iradatganj(Allahabad) for Doordarshan- then the only nation-wide channel . To right is Prof. JV Narlikar, Padma Vibhushan. Commentated live on several channels like ETV, Doordarshan, Sahara TV, Zee Hindustan, Zee Rajasthan, Zee UP & Uttarakhand, News18, K Channel and P7 etc. Also appeared on many TV channels like ETV, Star, Sahara, P7 etc. Involved in TV programmes as expert talker, interviewee, compere, researcher, script writer, and also as live commentator and through voice-over.

As a Chief Adviser of an event where Bharat Ratna Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam was the Chief Guest (Barabanki, 2012). Anchored his programmes at Barabanki, Basti and BHU (Varanasi).

At Tretykov Art Gallery, Moscow near Tolstoy's photo. This was after an invited visit to an International Dialogue.

At Dubai airport on way to South Africa- 2009 on invitation of the African Science Communication Conf (pic by Dr PKSrivastava)

With Prof. Ashok Sahni at Prasar Bharti studio (Lucknow) recording a programme answering children's questions on science. Mrs. Archna Prasad and Mrs. Nutan from production side also there. Done about 100 programmes as expert, talker, anchor/ coordinator, lyricist and script writer for many radio stations over 25 years since 1990. Was coordinator for the science popularisation workshop for Reg. Training Instt. of Prasar Bharati.

Regular contact and expert commentator for print media on issues pertaining to science and scientific attitude and has had views published in many newspapers like The Times of India, The Pioneer, Jagran, Hindustan, Amar Ujala, Sahara, DNA, and many others.

Delivering a lecture during an International Dialogue on Nuclear Energy at Moscow (2014).

On account of association with Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, Bharat Ratna, during various programmes, was invited to share reminescenes during Ganj Carnival and was presented a memento by DM, Lucknow (August, 2014)

African Science Communication Conference- 2009 (Dinner time)

Covered in news after receiving an Honour from Bharatiya Bhasha Pratishthapan Rashtriya Parishad(2013)

With Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam at his residence for release of a book that had been inaugurated by Dr. Kalam and a chapter by CMN also.

Explaining the work in Radiocarbon Lab to Dr. MS Swaminathan, Father of Green Revolution in India, Padma Vibhushan after the symposium conevened by him (CMN). Dr. NC Mehrotra, a well known palynomorph expert and then Director, BSIP at the right (2012).

With Ms Jennings and Keren from a museum in USA, in my office at BSIP.

On his last working day at BSIP, being presented a shawl and memento by Sh. Prashant Sharma, IAS, CDO, Lucknow. Dr. N Jha (Director on the day) is also seen (July 29, 2016).

Honoured by Hon. Chief Minister, HP for achievements (2011).

Receiving memento from Padmashree Prof. KL Chopra, Former Director, IIT- Kharagpur, for INSPIRE lecture (2007). Also delivered at Barabanki, Lucknow (4 lectures at 3 universities), Manesar, Srinagar, NOIDA, Dehradun, Paudi, Pant Nagar, and Jaipur.

Now and in Future

Now and in Future

Dr. Chandra Mohan Nautiyal 

is Programme Consultant at Indian National Science Academy , New Delhi. He had superannuated from Birbal Sahni Instt. of Palaeocsciences (Under Ministry of Science & Technology, New Delhi), Lucknow in July 2016 as scientist-F and Scientist-in-Charge of the Radiocarbon Laboratory.  He, however, continues his academic, educational and research activities as part of bodies some universities, science academies,  institution-managements and other institutions.  He is involved in communicating science through media and lectures, prestigious committees' chairmanship/ membership, writing articles, books, TV/ radio programme  in the new phase post superannuation.

Further, looking forward to teaching Isotope Science/ Geochronology/ their Applications as well as Science Communication and also  engaging in communicationg science through Print/ TV & Radio. 

At IITR, Lucknow on May 26th, 2017 to lecture to the staff and students on 'Extra Terrestrial Life' in Hindi. Here with Director Dr. Alok Dhawan and Sr. Scientists Dr. Parmar.

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Chandra Mohan Nautiyal

Receiving Acharya Vishnukant Shastri jee in 2003, the then Governor UP, for NCSC (UP)-2003 at Lucknow.

With Prof. Anusuya, a palaeontlogist, in South Africa.

After lecturing on Astronomy Day at UP- CST, Lucknow with Dr. Silvia and Prof. Cheesman (USA)

In a rock shelter for documentation of rock art by ancient dwellers. Coordinated Rock Ar Documentation work in UP from 2014-

With a film producer Mr. Abhishek Sharma(Paramanu in addition to Bin Laden and sequel, Shani par Mangal Bharee etc...)

At Rajkot with the CM, Gujarat (Sh. Rupani) at mic.

Being honoured by Mayor, Lucknow in a function to celebrate Parashu Ram Jayanti (April 22, 2018).

Invited to deliver a lecture at University of Lucknow and presented a memento by VC Dr. SP Singh. Among very few from outside LU invited (2017).

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Some Memorial Lectures:

1. Curie Memorial Lecture at Sri Longowal Institute of Technology and Engg., Sangroor (2013)

2. MP Srivastava Memorial Lecture, Vigyan Parishad, Prayag (2016)

3. Vikram Sarabhai Birth Centenary Lecture (2020), Aug.1, CCS Meerut University.

4. Prof. RS Chaturvedi Memorial Lecture (2020). November 3, 2020.  Indian Remote Sensing Society (UP Chapter).

Some Videos

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1. Documentary on YouTube 'Save Rock Art':      https://youtu.be/qJHq9m1DNe8

2. Total Solar Eclipse 1995)    https://youtu.be/TO9QxTurvgo   

3. Interview after ISWA conf at IMC, New Delhi

           https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IEi0TbyoM0

4.ith Sh Ashok K Sharma  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxo7NgX3RcM3.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKKZj-bSV7c

        3.Innovation Exhibition at BKT 8.34 min  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhsbkZCH6TU&t=105s 

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhsbkZCH6TU)

        4. Interview https://youtu.be/UEdVcy1wAnE

        5.CST S&T for Future Educ  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Thnsxk-mr3U

        6. Interview Rajkot Feb 09, 2019 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noNB7QjrTLs

        7. Speech in the Rajkot Feb 10, 2019 Valedictory https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aAi_0nBRg8&t=8s

        8.Rajyasabha TV Eureka on Palaeosciences http://videobring.com/video/Xyg15reLUaE/rstv-eureka-world-of-palaeosciences.html

        9. Vigyan Bhawan  https://youtu.be/Sw_KuQXA0qc

      10. Integrating Science with Society, Jadavpur , Dec. 2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xii8n28MCKE&t=18s

      11. Master Class during 9th NSFF at Chandigarh University 2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsj08tkops0

      12. JC Bose at BKT  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhsbkZCH6TU

      13. Eleventh Sci. Communicators’ Meet dst.gov.in/11th-science-communicators-meet-   inaugurated

     14. ET Life at CST https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oisn-A5RwPE

     15. Probability of life     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6fiHyLugoY

     16. Open Access paper in isti, niscair & DST conf:

              https://youtu.be/9w3AP6vWbp4

     17.  Interview at IISF2019 at Kolkata  https://youtu.be/ao_hKFiEuTU

     18. Zee TV UP-Rajasthan on Eclipse 2019 Dec. 22, 2019  https://youtu.be/gnPeLiZMvP4

     19. Talk in Shaikshik Mahakumbh evam Rozgar Mela, Maurya Sangh, Sultanpur, 2019

           https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9VpwDnELkQ

     20.  Zee TV UP & Uttarakhand on Dec. 31, 2019

       https://youtu.be/gnPeLiZMvP4

     21.  Interview in Solar Energy Documentary                           https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVUY3fl4oiA&t=18s

     22.  On Corona:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWsuA0-iWGc

     23.  Podcast :. https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=6700

     24. https://www.dropbox.com/h?preview=Natiyal.wav

     25.  Technology Day (11.05.2020 for RSC, Lucknow)           https://photos.app.goo.gl/4XYnq69hopU9G8uA8

    26.  Radiocarbon Dating & History https://youtu.be/7qKN1YvcPXg 

    27. Secrets of fossils  https://www.indiascience.in/videos/secrets-of-fossils-e

    28. Vikram Sarabhai Memorial Lecture Aug.1, 2020 T CCS University, Meerut (Lecture begins           at about 41:30 min.)

         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRnoc573Q98&feature=youtu.be

29.   In docu on Prof. Vikram Sarabhai 

        https://www.youtu.be/JPDKffpyqWo

30. https://youtu.be/86hxWqR2AYA

31. https://youtu.be/c/INSAsince1935

32. https://fb.watch/5ISXuzEb_o/

https://fb.watch/5IU7k44489/

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000816594544

33. https://www.indiascience.in/videos/dst-insa-e

https://www.indiascience.in/videos/dst-insa-h-full-video

34. July 14, 2021, Jan Tantra TV 15.30 hrs- 16.00 on Flooding of US coast https://www.facebook.com/jantantratvnews/videos/1186839135133531/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some Videos with creative contributions

1. Corona ko harana hai  (2020)                     https://youtu.be/cCXlkREouEo

2. Dr. RA Mashekar, Padama Vibhushan (2006) https://youtu.be/kHXBNlUay9c

3. Prof. CNR Rao,Bharat Ratna (2006)             https://youtu.be/3Qek_TyrC1U

4. Love Rock art: Our History  (2016)              https://youtu.be/qJHq9m1DNe8

5.Ethanol: An Alternative Fuel (H) on India Science OTT
https://www.indiascience.in/videos/ethanol-an-alternative-fuel-h?share_url=true  

 

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

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