Dr. Leslie Denis Swindale
Foreign Fellow, Elected 1995

Born in Wellington, New Zealand on 16 March 1928. Educated at Island Bay School; Wellington Technical College; Victoria University of Wellington, 1944-49; University of Wisconsin, 1953-55; B.Sc. 1948; M.Sc. 1950; Ph.D. 1955.

Physical Chemist, New Zealand Soil Bureau, 1949-60; Director, New Zealand Pottery and Ceramics Research Association, 1960-63; Professor of Soil Science, 1963-78, University of Hawaii; Chairman, Department of Agronomy & Soil Science, 1965-68; Chief, Soils Resources, Development and Conservation Service, FAO, Rome, 1968-70; Associate Director, Hawaii Agricultural Experiment Station, University of Hawaii, 1970-75; Director General, ICRISAT, 1977-91; Adjunct Professor of Soil Science, University of Hawaii, 1991-2005.

Awards/Honours: Padma Bhushan, 1991; Silver Medal of Science and Technology, Royal Society of New Zealand, 1995; Honorary Member, Indian Society Soil Science.

Fellow: American Society of Soil Science; American Society of Agronomy; New Zealand Institute of Chemistry.

Research Areas: Soil science, research administration

Address: 2910 Nanihale Place, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822, USA; [Tel: Res. 1-808-988-6318; Email: l.swindale@cgiar.org]