Dr. Tapan Kumar Adhya
FELLOW, ELECTED 1997

Born in Calcutta, India on 4 September 1949. Educated at Midnapore College, Midnapore, 1967-70; University of Calcutta, Kolkata, 1970-72; Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, 1992-93; B.Sc. 1970, M.Sc. 1972; Diploma in French 1973; Ph.D. 1990.

Professor, School of Biotechnology, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar to date

Lecturer in Botany, Darjeeling Govt. College, Govt. of West Bengal, 1973-77; Scientist, 1977-83, Senior Scientist (Microbiology), 1983-98, Principal Scientist (Microbiology), 1998-2008, and Director, CRRI, Cuttack, 2008-11; Project Consultant, UNFCCC for Rice Cultivation CDM Methodology, 2012; Senior Advising Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund, Washington D.C, USA, 2012-14; Consultant to UNEP Emission Gap Report, 2013; Vice-President, Indian Nitrogen Group, New Delhi, and Director, South Asia Nitrogen Centre to date; Co-Director (Science) GCRF-UKRI South Asia Nitrogen Hub (2019 till date).

Awards/Honours: Awards/Honours: DBT National Associateship; WMO/UNEP Expert Reviewer, IPCC 2006 & 2012 database; DST (Govt of Orissa) Samanta Chandrasekhar Award, 2008; Prof. G. Rangaswami Memorial Award, 2009; Dr. N.S. Randhawa Commemoration Award, 2010; first recipient of ICAR Norman Borlaug Award, 2010; Prof. K.S. Bilgrami Award, 2012. President, Agriculture and Forestry Section, 98th ISC 2010-11; Member, International Union of Microbiological Societies National Committee, ICSU, 2009-15; Member Editorial Board, Biology and Fertility of Soils (2011 till date); Member Editorial Board, Indian Journal of Microbiology (2006-21); Editor, Journal Indian Society Soil Science (2006-2009); Member, Editorial Board of NAAS Journal, Agriculture Research (2012 till date); Subject Editor, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, India Section B: Biological Science (2016 till date); Associate Editor, Field Crops Research (2020 till date).

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; National Academy of Sciences, India; West Bengal Academy of Science & Technology, Kolkata; Association of Microbiologists of India

Research Areas: Environmental microbiology with emphasis on Greenhouse gas (GHG) emission and mitigation, climate change impacts on field crops and their environmental sustainability, soil biogeochemistry and sediment microbiology, pesticide biodegradation and bioremediation, sustainable agriculture and related downstream processing of agro-wastes

Address: Flat # 201, Alpine House, Sishu Vihar, Bhubaneswar 751024, Odisha; Delhi Address: G-1374 2nd floor, Chittaranjan Park, New Delhi-110019; [Tel: Cell: 9437304299, 8249253228; Email: adhyas@yahoo.com; tkadhya@gmail.com]

Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2005 to 31 Dec, 2007; Dr. N.S. Randhawa Memorial Award 2009-2010