Dr. Dhirendra Bahadur is at present an institute chair professor at the department of Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science at IIT, Bombay, India He served at various capacities at IIT, Kanpur and IIT, Bombay between 1978 and present. He was a visiting fellow of the Royal society London- INSA exchange program and worked at Cavendish Laboratory, 1985-86. He was also visiting scientist at, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada between 1987 and 1988 and guest scientist at Forshungzentrum Juelich, Germany several times between 1995 and 2002. During the period 2006-2007 he was at, ICMCB, Bordeaux, France and served as Associate Director, Research. Professor Bahadur present research interests are in the area of nanostructured oxide materials their hybrids, grapheme and its composites, magnetic materials at nano scale and their applications particularly in cancer theranostics, drug stabilization and targeted delivery, water purification, photocatalysis and sensing.
Professor Bahadur received medal of the materials research society of India, 1996, fellowship Royal Society London-INSA exchange program (1985) and MRSI-ICSC superconductivity and materials science annual prize for the year 2011. He was a member of the Indo-French committee on solid state chemistry laboratory 2003-2005. . He also served as an expert member of Project advisory committee of section materials, minerals and metallurgy of Department of Science and Technology, Govt of India between 2007 and 2012. He also was an expert member of 11th plan committee on materials of Department of Atomic Energy, Govt. of India which he continues during 12th plan. He served on the editorial advisory boards of Transactions Indian Institute of metals 2004-2005 and Bulletin of Materials Science since 2004-2010.He is presently in the editorial board of Chinese Journals of Clinicians and Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials. He is coauthor/author of more than 260 publications in international journals and book chapters and four books and seven patents. He was also one of the guest editors for a special volume of Bull. Mater. Sci. , 2006 and International Journal ofp Science Research, 2012.
Professor Bahadur has organized several international conferences. Some of these are "International Symposium on Recent Advances in Inorganic Materials" in 2002, "Indo-Singapore Symposium on Advanced Functional Materials" in 2006. He organized an International Conference on Nano Science and Nano Technology (ICONSAT 2010) in Feb, 2010. The selected papers presented during this conference have been published in International Journal of Nanoscience, 2011, for which Prof. Bahadur is an editor. Professor Bahadur was a theme editor of a special issue on “Hybrid nanostructures for diagnostics and therapeutics” of Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews published by Elsevier in Nov, 2011.