Dr. Yash Pal Abrol
Fellow, Elected 1991

Born in Lahore (now in Pakistan) on 23 December 1935. Ph.D. 1963, University of Chicago, USA; Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of California, 1963-65.

Adjunct Professor (Hamdard University) & INSA Honorary Scientist, Society for Conservation of Nature, NASC Complex, New Delhi.

ICAR National Fellow (Professorial Chair), 1978-84, Principal Scientist (Professor) and Head, Division of Plant Physiology, 1988-95, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi; Visiting Scientist, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada (1983-1985); Consultant, FAO (1971, 1993); Emeritus Scientist (CSIR) 1996-2000; INSA Senior Scientist 2001-2005; INSA Honorary Scientist (2006 onwards) Member, International Nitrogen Initiative Advisory Committee, 2009 to date.

Awards/Honours: Dhiru Morarji Memorial Award (Fertilizer Association of India), 1977; ICAR R.D. Asana Endowment Fund Prize, 1974-77; National Fellow, ICAR (1978-84); IARI Sukumar Basu Award, 1980; FICCI Award, 1990; Vasvik Award, 1993; Chairman, RC, Institute of Himalayan Bioreseource Technology (1991-1993); Platinum Jubilee Lecture Awardee, Indian Science Congress, 1995; T.M. Das Memorial Lecture Award, 2002; Member, Academic Council, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi (2006-2008); Birbal Sahni Medal (Indian Botanical Society), 2008.

Fellow: Full Member, Sigma Xi, USA, 1963; National Academy of Sciences, India, 1984; Indian National Science Academy, 1986; Indian Academy of Sciences, 1986; Indian Society for Plant Physiology, 1993.

Research Areas: Crop Physiology, Biochemistry, Environmental Sciences

Address: President, Indian Nitrogen Group, Society for Conservation of Nature (SCON), F4, A-Block, NASC Complex, DPS Marg, New Delhi 110012; Flat No. 202, Abhinandan, Plot No. 8, Sector 51, Near Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon 122002, Haryana; [Tel: Off. (011) 25843842, Res. (0124) 2576165; Cell: 09810032162; Fax: (011) 25843842; Email: ypabrol@gmail.com]

Editor 1 Jan, 2003 to 31 Dec, 2005