Dr. Himanshu Pathak
Fellow, Elected 2007

Born in Purulia, West Bengal, India on 2 February 1965. Educated at Gopalpur Swami Gyanananda Vidyapith, Purulia, West Bengal, 1975-80; Dubrajpur Uttarayan Vidyayatan, Bankura, West Bengal, 1980-82; Banaras Hindu University, Uttar Pradesh, 1982-86; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1986-92; University of Essex, United Kingdom, 1996-97; Institute for Meteorology and Climate Research, Germany, 2004-05; B.Sc. (Ag.) 1986; M.Sc. 1988; Ph.D. 1992; DST BOYSCAST Fellowship, 1997; Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, 2004-05.

Director, ICAR-National Rice Research Institute, Cuttak, Odisha 2016 to date.

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.

Awards/Honours: Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) Young Scientist Award, 1994; Indian Society of Soil Science Golden Jubilee Commemoration Young Scientist Award, 1998; ISCA Dr. B.C. Deb Memorial Award, 2001; IRRI Outstanding Administrative Support Award, 2007; ISCA President, Agriculture and Forestry Sciences Section, 2008-09; Society of Agricultural Professionals Gold Medal, 2010; ISCA Prof. S.K. Mukherjee Commemoration Award, 2011; Prof. S.K. Mukherjee Memorial Award Lecture, Indian Society of Soil Science, 2012; Lead Author Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change 5th Assessment Report, 2010-2014; Founder Editor-in-Chief, Current Advances in Agricultural Sciences, 2009-2015; Editor, Greenhouse Gases: Science and Technology, 2010-2015 and Advisory Board Member 2015 to date; Editor, Indian Journal of Agronomy, Indian Society of Agronomy, 2011 to date; United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Coordinator of Department of Agriculture Research and Education/Indian Council of Agricultural Research, 2011-2015; Excellence Award, Society of Agricultural Professional, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, 2016; Executive President, Society for Conservation of Nature, New Delhi, 2016.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; The National Academy of Sciences, India; West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology; Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany.

Research Areas: Climate change, Soil science, Rice-wheat system

Address: Director, ICAR-National Rice Research Institute, Cuttack 753006, Odisha; [Tel: Off. (0671) 2367757; Cell: 9437579257, 9899247590; Email: hpathak.iari@gmail.com, director.nrri@icar.gov.in]

Treasurer, 1 Jan, 2013 to 31 Dec, 2015; Treasurer (casual vacancy), 1 Jan, 2011 to 31 Dec, 2012; Recognition Award, 2009-2010