Dr. Soni Ram Poonia
Fellow, Elected 1994

Born in Rampura, Punjab, India on 1 October 1942. Educated at GV School Sangaria, Rajasthan 1955-60; SKN College of Agriculture, Jobner, Rajasthan, 1960-64; Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana/Hisar 1964-69; B.Sc. 1964; M.Sc. 1966; Ph.D. 1970; UNDP/UNESCO Fellowship 1975-76; Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Fellowship 1983-85, 1995, 1999 and 2001.

Assistant Professor, 1970-75, Associate Professor 1975-80, ICAR National Fellow, 1980-83, Chief Scientist, Water Management/Professor 1983-92, Head of Soils Department, 1992-95, Dean College of Agriculture, 1997-2000, and ICAR Emeritus Scientist 2003-05, Haryana Agricultural University.

Awards/Honours: Rafi Ahmad Kidwai Memorial Prize 1982-83.

Fellow: Indian Society of Soil Science.

Research Areas: Soil chemistry, agricultural water management, soil pollution

Address: 296, Sector 15-A, Hisar 125001, Haryana; [Tel: Res.(01662) 251296; Email: poonia_soni@yahoo.co.uk]