Dr. Milkha Singh Aulakh
Fellow, Elected 1996
Born in Attari, Amritsar, Punjab, India on 15 August 1950. Educated at Govt. High School, Attari, 1955-65; B.Sc.(Agri.) Khalsa College, Amritsar, affiliated to Guru Nanak Dev University, 1972; M.Sc. (Soil Sci.) Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana, 1974; Ph.D. University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada, 1983.
Assistant Soil Chemist/Soil Chemist, Department of Soils, PAU, Ludhiana, 1973-95; Canadian Commonwealth Scholar, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada, 1980-83; Visiting Scientist, USDA-ARS, Fulbright Scholar and Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA, 1989-90; Collaborating Scientist, Frounhofer Institute of Atmospheric Environmental Research, and University of Freiberg, Germany, 1997 & 1998; Project Scientist, International Rice Research Institute, Philippines, 1997-99; Senior Soil Chemist & Professor, Department of Soils, 1996- 2007; Additional Director of Research, 2007-09, and Dean, College of Agriculture, PAU, Ludhiana, 2008-11; Vice-Chancellor, ND University of Agriculture & Technology, Kumarganj, Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh, 2014; Founder Vice-Chancellor, Banda University of Agriculture & Technology (Formerly Manyawar Shri Kanshiram Ji University of Agriculture & Technology), Banda, Uttar Pradesh, 2011-15.
Awards/Honours: Canadian Commonwealth Fellowship, 1979-83; SIP Award for Excellence in Doctoral Research, Saskatchewan Institute of Pedology, Saskatoon, Canada, 1982; FAI Silver Jubilee Award of Excellence, 1987; NFL Award for Outstanding Research, 1989; Fulbright Research and Lecturing Award, Council for International Exchange of Scholars, USA, 1989-90; TSI-FAI Award on Plant Nutrient Sulphur, instituted by The Sulphur Institute, Washington, D.C., USA, 1990; Hari Om Ashram Trust Award, ICAR, 1990; Twelfth International Congress Commemoration Award, Indian Society of Soil Science, 1995; FAI Dhiru Morarji Memorial Award, 1997; Plaque of Recognition, AFSRTI by International Rice Research Institute, Philippines, 1999; Citation, Plaque of Recognition and Felicitation, Govt of India, 2001; Norman Borlaug Award for Excellence in Crop Nutrition Research, International Fertilizer Association, Paris, France, 2001; Alumni Honour Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada, 2002; First IMPHOS-FAI Award, instituted by World Phosphate Institute, Morocco, 2002; Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Prize, ICAR, 2002; Pierre Becker Memorial Award, British Sulphur, UK, 2005; First IPNI Science Award, International Plant Nutrition Institute, Norcross, Georgia, USA, 2007; Punjab Sarkar Parman Patar, Punjab State Award, 2008; FAI Golden Jubilee Award of Excellence, 2009; Dr. R.V. Tamhane Memorial Lecture Award, Indian Society of Soil Science, 2011; Lifetime Achievement Award, Hi-Tech Horticultural Society, 2011; Dr. Lakhiram Memorial Award, Society for Recent Development in Agriculture, 2012; Vice President, Indian Society of Soil Science, 2010-11; Chairperson, Commission 4.3 on "Soils and Environment", International Union of Soil Sciences, 2010-14; Consultant, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria to design and formulate International Research Projects on Crop Improvement, Water, Soil and Fertilizer Management; Expert Member of Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils (ITPS) of "Global Soil Partnership" of United Nations-FAO, 2013-15; Chair "Revised World Soil Charter Committee" of ITPS-GSP-FAO', 2014; Chair "Asian Soil Partnership-WG2" of FAO, 2016
Fellow: Indian Society of Soil Science; Punjab Academy of Sciences; Hi-Tech Horticultural Society.
Research Areas: Soil biochemistry, soil fertility & plant nutrition, integrated nutrient management, leaching of nutrients, cycling/transformations of nutrients in soils, greenhouse gases flux, agriculture-induced environmental pollution
Address: 41-B, Rajguru Nagar, Ludhiana 141012, Punjab; [Tel: Res. (0161) 4615941; Cell: 09988090942; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org]
Dr. N.S. Randhawa Memorial Award, 2015-2016.