Dr. Amaresh Kumar Nayak
Fellow, Elected 2015

Born in Narsinghpur, Odisha, India on 18 April 1969. Educated at Olaver High School, Kendrapada, 1981-84; Stewart Science College, Cuttack, 1984-86; Bhadrak College, Bhadrak, 1986-87; College of Agriculture, Chiplima, OUAT, Bhubaneswar, 1987-91; B. Sc. (Ag.) 1991; Institute of Agricultural Sciences, BHU, Varanasi, 1991-96; M.Sc. (Ag.) 1993, Ph.D. 1996.

Head, Division of Crop Production, ICAR-National Rice Research Institute, Cuttack, Odisha, 2014 to date.

Scientist, Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Annad, 1996-2003; Scientist (Sr. Scale), Bharuch, 2003-2004; Scientist (Sr. Scale) & Senior Scientist, Lucknow, 2004-2009; Principal Scientist, Project Directorate of Farming System Research, Modipuram, Meerut, 2009-2010; Principal Scientist, Central Rice Research Institute, Cuttack, 2010 to date.

Awards/Honours: Visiting Scientist to SWERI, ARC, Egypt 2007-08; Indo-U.S. Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science & Technology Fellowship 2008; Hari Om Ashram Trust Award for Outstanding Team Research Award 2012; Best Alumni Award 2012; Dr. J.S.P. Yadav Memorial Award 2013; CRRI Best Worker Award, 2013; Australian Endeavour Executive Fellow 2018.

Research Areas: Nutrient management, Carbon sequestration, Problem soil management, Water quality assessment and modeling, Climate change: adaptation and mitigation

Address: Principal Scientist & Head, Crop Production Division, ICAR-National Rice Research Institute, Cuttack 753006, Odisha; 2C/164, Sector 9, CDA, Cuttack 753014, Odisha; [Tel: Off. (0671) 2367768 Ext 2212; Cell: 9777591282; Fax: (0671) 2367663; Email: aknayak20@yahoo.com]