Dr. Amaresh Kumar Nayak

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.

Director, ICAR-National Rice Research Institute, Cuttack, Odisha 9th Nov, 2022 to till date.

Scientist, Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Anand, 1996-2003; Scientist (Sr. Scale), Bharuch, 2003-2004; Scientist (Sr. Scale) and Senior Scientist, lucknow, 2004-2009; Principal Scientist, Project Directorate of Farming System Research, Modipuram, Meerut, 2009-2010; Principal Scientist, ICAR-National Rice Research Institute, Cuttack, Odisha, 2010-2014; Head & Principal Scientist, Division of Crop Production, ICAR-National Rice Research Institute, Cuttack, Odisha, 2014-2022.

Publications: Over 240 research papers; 16 books; 48 book chapters; and several technical bulletin for his credit. H-index: 44; i10-index: 146; Google Scholar Citations: 6891.

Awards/Honours: Visiting Scientist to SWERI, ARC, Egypt 2007-2008; Indo-U.S Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship 2008; Hari Om Ashram Trust Award for Outstanding Team Research Award 2012; Best Alumni Award 2021; Dr. J.S.P. Yadav Memorial Award 2013; CRRI Best Working Award 2013; IPNI-FAI Award 2016; Australian Endeavour Executive Fellow 2018; Nanaji Deshmukh ICAR Team Award for outstanding interdisciplinary team research in Agricultural and Allied Sciences 2020; SCON & SIT Excellence in Science Award 2021.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India (FNASc) 2022

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

Address: Director, ICAR-National Rice Research Institute, Cuttack 753006, Odisha; [Tel: Off. (0671) 2367757; Res. (0671) 2879257; Cell: 9777591282; Fax: (0671) 2367663; Email: aknayak20@yahoo.com; ak.nayak@icar.gov.in]