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Dr. Himanshu Pathak

Director
ICAR-National Institute of Abiotic Stress Management (NIASM),
Baramati, Pune, India

Biography

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).

Awards/Honours:

Fellowship of Academies

  1. National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS), India (2007).
  2. West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology, India (2013).
  3. Indian National Science Academy (INSA), India (2014).
  4. National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI) (2016).
  5. 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

Research Interest

  • Climate change
  • Soil science