Dr. Kunal Ghosh
Fellow, Elected 2006

Born in Calcutta, India on 19 November 1946. B.Sc., Chemistry (Hons), 1965, M.Sc.1967, Ph.D. 1971 and D.Sc. 1983 in Agricultural Chemistry & Soil Science, from University of Calcutta.

Director of the Board, Projects & Development India Limited (PDIL), Noida, Public Sector Undertaking, Department of Fertilizers, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Government of India, to date; INSA Honorary Scientist, Raman Centre for Applied and Interdisciplinary Sciences, Kolkata, to date.

Post-Graduate Lecturer/ Reader/ Professor & Head, Agricultural Chemistry & Soil Science, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, 1974-2011; NRC Canada Visiting Research Scientist, Chemistry & Biology Research Institute, Agriculture Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 1978-1980.

Awards/Honours: University of Calcutta Gold Medal; AC Sen Memorial Gold Medal of University of Calcutta; Twelvth International Congress of Soil Science Commemoration Award of Indian Society of Soil Science; Secretary, West Bengal Academy of Science & Technology, 2000-04; Council Member, Indian National Science Academy, 2013-15; President, Clay Minerals Society of India, 2013-15; Founder President, Society for Fertilizers & Environment, 2013-16.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; Indian Society of Soil Science; West Bengal Academy of Science & Technology; Asiatic Society.

Research Areas: Soil physical chemistry; Soil analytical chemistry; Clay mineralogy; Soil organic matter; Organic agriculture; Forest soils; Fertilizer technology; Patents-IPR.

Address: 4A Ratnabali, 7A Judges Court Road, Alipore, Kolkata 700027, W.B.; INSA Honorary Scientist, Raman Centre for Applied and Interdisciplinary Sciences, 16A Jheel Road, Kolkata 700075, W.B.; [Tel: Off. (033) 24467048; Res. (033) 24791112, Cell: 09433010233; Fax: (033) 24180610; Email: kghoshcu@gmail.com]