Dr. Surinder Singh Kukal
Fellow, Elected 2015

Born in Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, India on 20 February 1963, Educated at Khalsa High School, Srinagar, Kashmir 1967-1977; SP College, Srinagar, Kashmir, 1978-80; Khalsa College, Amritsar, Punjab 1981-85; Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab, 1985-88; B Sc (Hons.) Agriculture, 1985; M Sc Soil Science, 1988; Ph D Soil Science, 1998.

Additional Director of Research (Natural Resources & Plant Health Management), Directorate of Research, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India 2016 to date.

Assistant Professor of Soil Conservation, 1988-98, Associate Professor of Soil Conservation, 1998-2006 and Professor of Soil Conservation, 2006-16, Department of Soil Science, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India; Director, School of Climate Change & Agricultural Meteorology, PAU, Ludhiana 2013-14 (Additional Charge); Director, Electron Microscopy & Nanotechnology Laboratory, PAU, Ludhiana 2014-16 (Additional Charge).

Awards/Honours: Honorary Member, Watershed Management Society of Iran 2015; Dr G S Khush Distinguished Professor Award, 2013-16; PAU Merit Certificate for Outstanding Research, 2011-12; 12th International Congress Commemoration Award of Indian Society of Soil Science, 2012; First Best Paper Award in National Seminar, Indore (M.P.), 1989; Gold Medal, Guru Nanak Dev University, 1981-85; Expert Member, Below Board Level Committee for Sustainable Development in THDC, India Ltd. 2013 to date; Member, Board of School of Life Sciences, Central University of Jammu, 2016-19; Member, Board of Faculty of Agriculture, SKUAST of Jammu, 2015 to date; Associate Editor-in-Chief, Internatinal Soil & Water Conservation Research.

Fellow: Indian Society of Soil Science, New Delhi

Research Areas: Soil physics, water management, soil erosion and conservation

Address: Additional Director of Research, (Natural Resources & Plant Health Management), Directorate of Research, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana 141004, Punjab; 8/9, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana 141004, Punjab; [Tel: Off. (0161) 2400376; Cell: 9872777626; 8283900626; Fax: (0161) 2400945; Email: sskukal@rediffmail.com, surindersingh@pau.edu, sskukal1@gmail.com]