Dr Ramesh C. Ray
Fellow, Elected 2008

Born in Jajpur, Orissa, India on 22 November 1955. Educated at Ranihat High School, Cuttack, 1966-70; BJB College, Bhubaneswar, 1970- 74; Ravenshaw College, Cuttack, 1974-76; Central Rice Research Institute, Cuttack, 1977-80; Ph.D, 1984.

Principal Scientist, ICAR-Central Tuber Crops Research Institute, Thiruvanathapuram/Bhubaneswar, 1998 to date.

Lecturer, Kendrapara College, Orissa, 1980-85; Scientist, Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bangalore/Ranchi, 1985-88; Senior Scientist, 1988-98; Visiting Scientist, EMBRAPA, Cassava and Fruits, Brazil, 1998; Centre de Cooperation Internationale en Recherche Agronimique pour le Developpement (CIRAD), France, 2007; Montpellier University II, France, 2007; Visiting Research Professor, Dept. of Food Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA, 2008.

Awards/Honours: ICAR Team Research Award (Post-harvest Technology), 1998; Asian Federation of Lactic acid Bacteria Award, 2005; American Society of Microbiology Award for International Professorship in Microbiology, USA, 2008; Series Editor, Food Biology, CRC Press, Boca Raton, USA, 2013; Odisha Bigyan Academy Samanta Chandra Sekhar Award in Life Science, 2013.

Fellow: Confederation of Horticulture Association of India, 2013; National Academy of Biological Sciences, 2016

Research Areas: Food fermentation, food microbiology, bioprocessing

Address: Principal Scientist (Microbiology), ICAR-Central Tuber Crops Research Institute (Regional Centre), Dumuduma PO, Bhubaneswar 751019, Odisha; [Tel: Off. (0674) 2470528; Res. 2351046; Cell 09777771840; Fax: (0674) 2470528; Email: rc_raycteri@rediffmail.com; rc.ray6@gmail.com]