Dr. R.N. Athavale
Fellow, Elected 1995
Born in Vadodara, Gujarat, India on 26 July 1938. Educated at M.C. High School, Vadodara; M.E.S. Boys' High School; S.P. College and Ferguson College, Pune; University of Pune; B.Sc. 1957, M.Sc. 1959, Ph. D. 1970.
Research Scientist, Tata Institute of Fundamental research, Mumbai 1959-66; National Geophysical Research Institute, Hyderabad, 1966-71; Visiting Scientist, University of Copenhagen, 1971-73; Senior Hydrologist, International Crop research Institute for Semi Arid Tropics, Hyderabad, 1985-87; Director Grade Scientist, National Geophysical Research Institute, Hyderabad, 1998; CSIR Emeritus Scientist, 1998-2003.
Fellow: Indian Geophysical Union; Geological Society of India; International Association of Hydrogeologists.
Research Areas: Water management, water harvesting, artificial recharge
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