Professor H.S. Virk
Professor H.S. Virk retired from Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar in June 2002 after serving as Director Research and Dean Academic Affairs. He was re-employed as Director Research, DAV Institute of Engineering & Technology, Jalandhar (2008-2011); Adjunct Professor, Akal University, Baru Sahib (2010-till date) and Visiting Professor, SGGS World University, Fatehgarh Sahib (2013-17). Presently, he is working as Professor of Eminence, Punjabi University, Patiala (Punjab), India.
Prof. Virk received his Masters in Physics from AMU, Aligarh (1963) and Doctorate in Nuclear Physics from Marie Curie University, Paris (France) in 1972 with highest citation of TRES HONORABLE. He has 50 years of Teaching & Research Experience and served in Punjabi University, Patiala (1965-79) and Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar (1979-2002). Professor Virk has published 410 research papers in national &
international journals; 40 books and 135 articles on Science Education & Science Policy in India. He has travelled through 50 countries for his academic pursuits: participating in international conferences, delivering Seminar lectures and as a Visiting Professor in about a dozen foreign universities, including UC Berkeley. He enjoyed the status of a
Senior Associate of International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy during 1988-93. His research interests are manifold: Nuclear & Radiation Physics; Geochronology; Earthquakes & Environment; Ion Tracks & Nanotechnology; History & Philosophy of Science. He guided 18 Ph.Ds. and 16 M. Phil students and has completed
16 major research projects mostly in areas of Earth Sciences (Geochronology, Earthquake Prediction Studies), Radiation Effects in Minerals, Polymers, etc.
Professor Virk taught Radiation Physics & Nuclear Reactor Engineering to M.Sc. students for almost 20 years. His research publications cover a vast range of fields; starting from Elementary Particles, Geochronology, Radiation Damage in Solids, Earthquake Prediction Studies using Radon & Helium as Precursors, Heavy Ion Irradiation Effects in Polymers, Nanotechnology and History & Philosophy of Science.
He served as Principal Investigator for 25 years in Projects sanctioned by Government of India. Professor Virk served as Guest Editor of Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland to prepare Special Volumes of Solid State Phenomena Series Journal for 5 years (2010-15). Presently, he is editor of STM journal OMNISCIENCE. Visit for his publications: www.researchgate.net/profile/Hardev_Virk/publications