Dr, Himanshu Pathak is serving as the Director,ICAR-National Institute of Abiotic Stress Management (NIASM), Baramati, India. Prior to this he was the Director, ICAR-NRRI, Cuttack, India. He worked as a Scientist, 1992-01 and Senior Scientist, 2001-06, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi; Co-Facilitator, Rice-Wheat Consortium for the Indo-Gangetic Plains (RWC), International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)-India, New Delhi 2006-09; Principal Scientist, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 2009-16; Professor, Discipline of Environmental Sciences, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 2013-16. He completed his PhD in Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry from Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, India (1992), Post-doctorate Experiences at University of Essex, United Kingdom (1996-97) and Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research, Germany (2004-05).
Fellowship of Academies
- National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS), India (2007).
- West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology, India (2013).
- Indian National Science Academy (INSA), India (2014).
- National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI) (2016).
- Indian Climate Congress, Bhubaneswar, Odisha (2018).
International Awards and Recognitions
- Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship of Germany (2004).
- Lead Author of the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 5th Assessment Report (2011-2014).
- Lead Author, Refinement to the IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (2017-2019).
- Coordinator for United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Govt. of India (2011-2015).
- Outstanding Administrative Support Award, IRRI, Philippines (2007).
President of Professional Societies
- President of Association of Rice Research Workers, Cuttack, Odisha (2018).
- Executive President of Society for Conservation of Nature, New Delhi (2016).
- President of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences Section of ISCA (2007).
Member of Professional Societies
- Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi
- National Academy of Sciences, India; Allahabad
- National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, New Delhi
- Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata
- West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology, Kolkata
- Indian Society of Soil Science, New Delhi
- Indian Society of Agronomy, New Delhi
- Society for Agricultural Professionals, Kanpur
- Indian Climate Congress, Bhubaneswar
- Association of Rice Research Workers, Cuttack
- Society for Conservation of Nature, New Delhi
- Society for Advancement of Rice Research, Hyderabad