Prof. Vijay Pal Singh
Foreign Fellow, Elected 2008

Born on 15 July 1946 at Nagla Vishnu, Agra, India. Educated at S.M. D.D. Inter College, Nagla Vishnu, 1956-63; G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, 1963-67; University of Guelph, Canada, 1968-70; Colorado State University, U.S.A., 1970-74; University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, 1995-1998; B.Sc.& Tech, 1967; M.S., 1970; Ph.D., 1974; D.Sc., 1998.

Professional Engineer, 1973 to date; Professional Hydrologist, 1974 to date; Honorary Diplomate, American Academy of Water resources Engineers, 1976 to date; Distinguished Proefssor, 2013-to date, Caroline and William N. Lehrer Distinguished Chair in Water Engineering, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, and Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, 2006 to date, Texas A & M University; Arthur K. Barton Endowed Professor Emeritus, Louisiana State University, 2006 to date.

Distinguished Professor, Regents Professor, and Caroline and William N. Lehrer Distinguished Chair in Water Engineering, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering and Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University

Awards/Honours: Honorary Doctorates: 3; Awards and Honors: 90; Membership in National/International Academies: 10; Biographical Citations: 20; Fellowships of Professional Societies: 10; and Memberships of Professional Societies: 18]. A sample of recent awards include: Distinguished Achievement Award in Research, Texas A&M University, 2015; G.V. Loganathan Distinguished Lecture, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, 2015; Distinguished Member, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2015; Crystal Drop Award, International Water Resources Association, 2015; IASWC Lifetime Achievement Award, Indian Association of Soil and Water Conservationists, 2016; Sigma Xi Outstanding Distinguished Scientist Award, 2016; USCID/Merriam Improved Irrigation Award, 2016; Jiangsu Provincial Friendship Award, China, 2016; Outstanding Alumnus Award, College of Technology, G.P. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, 2016; Outstanding Alumnus Award, G.P. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, 2016; Distinguished Award, Chinese Academy of Science President’s International Fellowship Initiative (PIFI), China, 2017; ADS/Hancor Soil and Water Engineering Award, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, 2017; Ven Te Chow Memorial Lecture and Award, International Water Resources Association, 2017; Engineering Medal of Achievement, University of Guelph, Canada, 2017; Lifetime Achievement Award, G.P. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, 2017.

Fellow: Distinguished member, ASCE; American Society of Civil Engineers; Environmental and Water Resources Institure, ASCE; American Water Resources Association; Indian Association of Hydrologists; Institution of Engineers (India); Indian Water Resources Society; Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers; Indian Association of Soil and Water Conservationists.

Academician, Georgia Fazisi Academy, Republic of Georgia, and member/fellow of Russian Academy of Water Management, Georgian Academy of Sciences, Mexican Academy of Engineering, Mexico, Mexican Academy of Sciences, Mexico, Engineering Academy of the Czech Republic, Polish Academy of Sciences, Russian Academy of Ecological Sciences, and Portuguese Academy of Engineering.

Research Areas: Surface-water hydrology, groundwater hydrology, hydraulic engineering, irrigation Engineering, environmental quality and water resources, social engineering.

Address: Distinguished Professor and Lehrer Distinguished Chair in Water Engineering, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, 321 Scoates Hall, 2117 TAMU, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 77843-2117, USA; 5100 Inverness Drive, Bryan, Texas 77802-6-95, USA; [Tel: Off. (979)-845-7028; Cell: (979)-820-4227; Fax: (979)-862-3442; Email: vsingh@tamu.edu]

Dr. P.S. Sirohi
Fellow, Elected 2004

Born in Dhakolli, Bulandshahr, U.P., India on 1 July 1943. Educated at ASPG College, Lakhaoti, U.P., 1961-65; Agra University, Agra, B.Sc. (Ag) 1963, M.Sc. (Ag) 1965, Ph.D. 1976.

Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Horticulture, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 2013 to date.

Research Assistant 1966-69, Senior Research Assistant, 1969-76, Scientist 1976-82, Senior Scientist 1982-98, Principal Scientist 1998-2000, Head 2000-2005 and ICAR Emeritus Scientist, 2005- 2007, Division of Vegetable Science, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi.

Awards/Honours: World Food Day Award 1986; FAO Fellow, 1998; DAHS Merit Certificate 1999; ICAR Hari Om Ashram Award for 1999-2000; AIKGA Medal & Merit Certificate 1999; Certificate of Merit, Development Ministry, Govt. of Delhi, 1999 & 2003; Gobhania M. Dham Certificate of Merit 2000; UVCT Eco-friendly Award 2003; Dr. Kirti Singh Gold Medal, 2009; Member of ICAR QRT, RAC and SRC to review the research work on vegetables being carried out by different ICAR Research Institutes and SAUs, 2010-13; Member of Task Force Committee of PPV&FRA, 2012-15; Member of Selection Board, Examiner and Paper Setter of SAUs, CBSE, ASRB, ICAR, IARI, UPSC, DRDO, etc.

Fellow: Indian Society of Vegetable Science, 2001; Horticultural Society of India, 2013 and World Noni Research Foundation, 2018.

Research Areas: Vegetable Science (Breeding, genetics, agronomy, seed production & protected cultivation of vegetable crops)

Address: EA-172, 'Avantika', Arya Samaj Mandir Road, Inderpuri, New Delhi 110012; EG-97, "Aakanksha", Bankey Bihari Mandir Road, Inderpuri, New Delhi 110012; [Tel: Res. (011) 47027074, 25835555, 47562605, Cell: 9868052802, 8527319590; Email: pssirohi2005@yahoo.com]