Prof. Ramesh Chander Kuhad
Fellow, Elected 2014
Born in Sonepat, Haryana, India on 7 August 1955. Educated at S. M. Hindu High School, Sonepat, 1969-72; Hindu/C.R.A. College, Sonepat, 1973-77; Bhopal University Bhopal, M.P. 1978-84; Ph.D. 1984; Post Doc at University of Manchester, UK, 1985-86; University of Georgia, Athens, USA, 1995-96.
Professor, Department of Microbiology, 2005 to date and Joint Director, Institute of Life Long Learning, University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi, 2012 to date
Lecturer, Department of Microbiology, Bhopal University, Bhopal, 1985-1988; Lecturer, 1988-1990; Senior Lecturer, 1990-1998; and Reader, Department of Microbiology, University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi, 1998-2003; Professor and Chairman, Department of Biotechnology, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Haryana, 2003-2005; Professor & Head Department of Microbiology, 2005-2008; Professor, 2005 till date; and Dean Faculty of Interdisciplinary and Applied Sciences, 2006-2008; Joint Director, Institute of Life Long Learning, University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi, 2012 to date. Member Task Force in Animal Biotechnology, 2011-2013; Co-Chairman, Expert Committee of the Twinning Programme for North-Eastern Region (Environmental Biotechnology and Allied areas) DBT; General Secretary, 2005-2010; President, 2011, Association of Microbiologists of India; Founder Chairman, Indian Academy of Microbiological Sciences, 2013-2015.
Awards/Honours: Facilitation Award by Madhya Pradesh Shikshak Congress, 1988; UNIDO/ICGEB Fellowship 1994; Biotechnology Long Term Overseas Research Associateship Award 1995-96; AMI-Alembic Award, 1999; Short Term Biotechnology Overseas Research Associateship Award, 2002-03; AMI-Titan Biotech Award, 2011
Fellow: Biotech Research Society of India
Research Areas: Lignocellulose Microbiology and Biotechnology, Animal Feed, Biofuels, Enzymatic bleaching of paper pulp
Address: Professor in Microbiology, Department of Microbiology, University of Delhi South Campus, Benito Juarez Road, New Delhi 110021; Provost's House, Aravali & Saramati PG Men's Hostel, University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi 110021; [Tel: Off. (011) 24111248 Ext. 368, 174; Res. (011) 24112062, Cell: 9871509870; Fax: (011) 24115270; Email: email@example.com]