Starting when cold fusion (CF) was announced on March 23, 1989 by Dr. Martin Fleischman and Dr. Stanley Pons., Dr. Mahadeva (“Chino”) Srinivasan has been a foremost LENR researcher. At the time of the announcement, he was a staff member and manager at India’s Bhabba Atomic Research Center (BARC), where he had been employed since 1957. He was an experimental physicist working in nuclear science and technology. He made contributions to three U-233 fission research reactors, and he initiated fusion-related experiments, which included the Z-Pinch, Plasma Focus, and 500 MJ Capacitor Bank projects. While at BARC, he received the prestigious D.Sc. (Physics) degree at Bombay University.
After the news of the Fleischmann and Pons announcement arrived, Dr. Srinivasan was assigned by the BARC director to an unofficial coordinating role of cold fusion work at the Center. A photo of Dr. Srinivasan with Martin Fleischman as shown in Figure 1-1. During the initial period after the 1989 announcement, BARC built up the largest research effort in the field at that time.
Dr Srinivasan continued research on LENR at BARC until his retirement in 1997. However, when cold fusion became marginalized by mainstream science, India generally followed suit, particularly when a new BARC director was appointed. After he retired, Dr. Srinivasan continued to monitor developments in the field by attending conferences and staying in touch with researchers. Then a decade later, he renewed his attempts to revive LENR investigations in India by working with government officials to organize research groups in the field. He also had responsibility for organizing the 16th International Conference on Cold Fusion (ICCF-16), which took place in Chennai in 2011. Furthermore, he edited the papers for the conference proceedings.
The LENR Research Documentation Project for Dr. Srinivasan was initiated with a collection of his published works. During his nearly 30 years of LENR research, He has prepared (or been a party to) at least 45 papers and related documents related to the phenomenon. They were developed generally from 1989 to 1996 and from 2008 to 2017, with a 10-year “gap” following his retirement from BARC in 1997.
A report for Dr. Srinivasan’s publications, presentations, and related items has been prepared in two volumes. Volume 1 includes a summary of his LENR research career and a chronological list of his publications:
Volume 2 of the report includes copies of the reports listed in Volume 1.