Dr. Shyam Narayan Jha

Born in village Khoir, Madhubani, Bihar, India on 2 April 1964. Educated at Rameshwar High School, Rajnagar, 1976-79; C.M. Science college, Darbhanga, 1980-83; College of Agricultural Engineering, DRPCAU, Pusa, Bihar, 1983-87; IIT, Kharagapur M. Tech. 1990; Ph.D. 1993.

Deputy Director General (Agricultural Engineering), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, Jan 2022 to date.

JRO, IIT, Kharagapur, 1989-90; SMS, RAU, Pusa, Bihar, 1991-93; Scientist, NAARM Hyderabad, 1993-94, National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, 1994-99; Senior Scientist & Principal Scientist, Central Institute of Post-harvest Engineering & Technology, Ludhiana 1999; Head, Agricultural Structures & Environmental Control Division, Central Institute of Post-harvest Engineering & Technology (CIPHET), Ludhiana, 2010-15; Director (Acting), Central Institute of Post-harvest Engineering and Technology, Ludhiana 2013-14; and Project Coordinator, All India Coordinated Research Project on Post-harvest Engineering and Technology (AICRP on PHET) 2014-15. Assistant Director General (Process Engineering), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi 2015-2022.

Awards/Honours: National Merit Scholarship in higher secondary & undergraduation; ISAE Reddy Award, 1989-90; AFST (I) poster paper award in IFCON, 1993; AFST (I) Young Scientist Award, 1997; JSPS Post-doctoral fellowship, Japan 2000-2002; HSI Dr. J.C. Anand Gold Medal, 2006; ISAE Commendation Medal, 2008; ICAR Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award 2011; ISAE Team Research Award - 2012; NRDC Societal Innovation Award -2013, ICAR Chaudhary Devi Lal Outstanding AICRP on PHET Award 2015, ISAE Gold Medal (A life-time achievement Award) 2018. According to Stanford University USA report published in PLOS Biology, Dr. S. N. Jha, based on citations matrices, is amongst the top 2 % scientists for across all disciplines of research in the world continuously for 2018-21. Editor of Journal of Agricultural Engineering and Journal of Institution of Engineers (India) for 2011-2022, and 2020 - till date. Members of numerous Board of management, Board of Governors, committees of National and International experts. Contributed immensely in framing national and international policies/guidelines. President, Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers from 2021 to till date.

Fellow: JSPS, Japan; Institution of Engineers (India), Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers, National Academy of Dairy Science India

Research Areas: Agricultural process Engineering, storage of fruits & vegetables, food products and agricultural machinery development, Food quality, safety, sensor technology. Pioneering research on makhana processing & nondestructive evaluation of food quality in India

Address: Deputy Director General (Agril. Engineering), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, KAB-II, Pusa, New Delhi 110012; F-204, Central Govt. Residential Complex, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg, New Delhi 110002; [Tel: Off: (011) 25843415; Cell: 9417601715; Email: snjha_ciphet@yahoo.co.in; snjhajae@gmail.com]

Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2017 to 31 Dec 2019; Recognition Award 2011-2012