G P Phondke
Armed with a Master’s Degree in Nuclear Physics and a Ph.D. in Immunology from University of London, Dr. Phondke did research in Cell Biophysics at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre for 23 years before becoming Chief Editor of Science Today and Science Editor of Times of India Group. He was then invited to assume the position of Director of National Institute of Science Communication, a CSIR institute. He has been a much sought after science communicator for the last 40 years. He has authored about 70 books of Science Fact and Science Fiction. He has won several prestigious awards including National Award of DST, Indira Gandhi Award of INSA, Dr B C Deb Award of Indian Science Congress and Savarkar Award. His books have been honoured with Maharashtra State Award for Excellence in Literature five times. Recently he was one of the authors of the important TIFAC document Technology Vision 2035.