Dr. Kaushik Banerjee

Born in Ashoknagar, North 24 Parganas, West Bengal on 3 August, 1967. Educated at Ashoknagar Boys' Secondary School, 1977-85; Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia, West Bengal, 1985-89; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1990-96. B.Sc. (Ag) Hons.1989, M.Sc. 1992, Ph.D. 1996.

ICAR National Fellow, 2011-2016; Principal Scientist (Agricultural Chemistry), ICAR-National Research Centre for Grapes (ICAR-NRCG), Pune, 2011 to date; Senior Scientist, ICAR-NRCG, 2005-11; Scientist, 1996-2005.

Post-Doctoral Scientist, Institute for Environmental Research (INFU), Technical University of Dortmund, Germany, 2003-04

Awards/Honours: NAAS Recognition Awardee, 2019; Honorary Professor- Queen’s University Belfast, UK and University of Laval, Ontario, Canada; Adjunct Faculty, UBKV, West Bengal; Member- Central Advisory Committee, Scientific Panel on Pesticide Residues, & Rapid Analytical Food Testing (RAFT), Food Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI); Co-Chair, Committee of Sections, AOAC INTERNATIONAL, 2019- to date; Chairman- AOAC INTERNATIONAL- India Section, 2019 to date, and Past President, 2014-2018; Platinum Jubilee Lecture Awardee of Indian Science Congress Association, 2019; Harvey W. Wiley Awardee, AOAC INTERNATIONAL, 2017; Member- Programme Advisory Committee, Malaysian Palm Oil Board, 2014 to date; Associate Editor- Springer journals, viz. Exposure and Health, Journal of Food Science and Technology, Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture; Guest Editor, Journal of AOAC International; Member- Editorial Advisory Board, ACS Agricultural Science & Technology; Member- Board of Directors, Global Food Regulatory Science Society (GFoRSS); Member- IUPAC Advisory Committee on Crop Protection Chemistry; Member- Steering Committee, The World Mycotoxin Forum; Instructor - International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on pesticide residue analysis; Assessor- testing laboratories, ISO/IEC 17025:2017.

Fellow: Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), 2011; BOYSCAST Fellow (DST), 2003

Research Areas: Agricultural Chemicals, Food Safety, Food Chemistry

Address: Principal Scientist, National Reference Laboratory (NRL), ICAR-National Research Centre for Grapes, P.O. Manjri Farm, Pune 412307, Maharashtra; [Tel: Cell: 9890940914; Fax: (020) 26956099; Email: kbgrape@yahoo.com; kaushik.banerjee@icar.org.in]

Recognition Award 2017-2018