Prof. Gajendra Singh
Foreign Fellow, Elected 1996
Born in Bhogpur, India on 3 August 1944. Educated at G B Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, India, 1962-66; Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA, 1967-68; University of California, Davis, USA, 1968-73. B.Sc. 1966; M.S., 1968; Ph.D. 1973.
Associate Professor of Agricultural Engineering, G B Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, 1973-75; Associate Research Professor of Agricultural Engineering, Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey, New Bruswick, USA, 1984-86; Prof. of Agricultural Engineering, 1984-2004, Chairman, Agri. & Food Eng. Div., 1977-84, and Vice President for Academic Affairs, 1986-88, AIT, Bangkok, Thailand; Deputy Director General (Engineering), ICAR, New Delhi, 1994-97; Coordinator, AASE Program, 1999-2000, and Dean, 2001-04 Extension, AIT Bangkok, Thailand; Vice-Chancellor, Doon University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, 2005-08; Adjunct Professor of Agricultural Engineering, Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), 2012-present; Chair of the Science Committee of “Appropriate Scale Mechanization Consortium for Sustainable Intensification in Asian and African countries” funded by USAID. Members of Consortium are: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Michigan State University, Kansas State University and North Carolina A&T State University, 2015-present. Consultant (1977-2008): Asian Development Bank (ADB); the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN; United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO); European Union (EU); United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (UNESCAP); International Crops Research Institute for Semi Arid Tropics (ICRISAT); and International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). Consultant (2009-present): Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and UNIDO of the United Nations: Agricultural Mechanization in developing countries, mainly in Asia and Africa; Center for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization (CSAM) of UNESCAP; RMSI on Climate Change on World Bank funded projects.
Awards/Honours: John Gilmore Award, University of California, Davis, 1970; American Society of Agricultural Engineers Kishida International Award, 1990; Emil Mrak International Award, Univ. of California at Davis, 1991; Gold Medal, Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers, 1994; American Society of Agricultural & Biological Engineers Massey Ferguson Educational Gold Medal, 2006; Eminent Engineer Award, The Institution of Engineers (India), 2009. Founder President, Asian Association for Agricultural Engineering, 1990-95; Member, Board of Trustees of the American Society of Agricultural & Biological Engineers, 1998-2000; President, Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers, 2010-12; Member, Executive Board of International Commission of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (CIGR), 1995-2001 and 2014-present; Club of Bologna, Full member (1989) and member of Management Committee, 2001-present; Patron, Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers, 2015-18.
Fellow: International Commission of Agricultural Engineering; American Society of Agricultural & Biological Engineers; Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers; Institution of Engineers (India); Soil Conservation Society of India.
Research Areas: Agricultural engineering, mechanization, sustainable development and climate change
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