Dr. Alok M. Srivastava attended the Bombay University and graduated with a M.S. degree in Inorganic and Solid State Chemistry in 1981. He obtained his PhD in 1986 from Polytechnic University of New York, Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Srivastava began his industrial career at General Electric’s (GE) Global Research Center in Niskayuna, New York, in 1989 following a post-doctoral fellowship at Polytechnic University. At GE GRC he established the phosphor laboratory where he laid the groundwork for the design and development of luminescent materials. Dr. Srivastava worked with business executives and technologists across GE to develop optical materials for fluorescent and LED lighting (GE Lighting), solar cells (GE Energy), inorganic bio-taggent and scintillators (GE Healthcare, GE Oil & Gas and GE Security). Over thirty years, Dr. Srivastava has collaborated with multiple U.S. Government Agencies, International Universities and U.S. National Laboratories to advance the state of art in luminescent materials.
Dr. Srivastava’s research describes the relationship between the synthesis, crystal structure and optical properties of luminescent ions in solids. Dr. Srivastava is a prolific inventor holding a total of 141 U.S. patents. In 2010, he was named the inventor of the year by The Eastern New York Intellectual Property Law Association. Dr. Srivastava has authored or co-authored more than 100 publications in refereed journals and has presented his work at universities, workshops, conferences and symposiums around the world. In 2015 he was appointed the Editor-in-Chief of the prestigious journal, Journal of Optical Materials (Elsevier). For his pioneering research in oxide quantum splitting phosphors he was awarded the First Centennial Outstanding Achievement Award of the Luminescence and Display Materials Division of The Electrochemical Society (2004). He has served as the Chairman of the Luminescence and Display Materials group of The Electrochemical Society. In 2019, Dr. Srivastava was elected Fellow of The Electrochemical Society.
Dr. Srivastava retired from GE Global Research in 2019 and started a technical consulting firm that is based on his more than 35 years of experience and broad technical knowledge in the area of solid state luminescence. He leverages his expertise to assist industrial and academic scientists in the fundamental understanding, design and synthesis of luminescent products.