Dr. Prameela Krishnan
FELLOW, ELECTED 2021

Born in Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu, India on 24 May 1967. Educated at R K M Sharada Vidyalay Model School Burkit Road, T Nagar, Chennai, 1977-84; Queen Marry’s College, Chennai, 1984-87; Department of Biophysics and Crystallography, University of Madras, Chennai, 1987-91, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1997-99; B.Sc. 1987; M.Sc. 1989; M Phil. 1991; Ph.D. 2000.

Head, Division of Agricultural Physics, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 2015 to date.

Scientist, 1993-98, Scientist (Senior Scale), 1998-2001, Senior Scientist, 2001-2008; Principal Scientist, Central Rice Research Institute, Cuttack, Odisha, 2009-10; Principal Scientist, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 2010-15.

Awards/Honours: National Merit Scholarship (1982-1986), University Grants Commission Scholarship (1987-90), IARI Senior Research Fellowship (1997-1999); Award for Advancement of Agricultural Sciences (Junior) AAAS(Jr.) 2001, by Indian Society of Plant Physiology; DST BOYSCAST Fellowship (2003); Award for Advancement of Agricultural Sciences (Senior) AAAS(Sr.) 2005 by Indian Society of Plant Physiology; Best Worker Award 2007 - Senior Scientist, by Central Rice Research Institute, Cuttack; Fulbright-Nehru Senior Research Fellowship 2009-2010; Fellow of Indian Society of Plant Physiology, New Delhi 2014; CICS International Travel Fellowship-2014; DST International Travel Support Fellowship-2014; ICAR – Punjabrao Deshmukh Outstanding Woman Scientist Award – 2014; President, Indian Society of AgroPhysics (2017-2018); Editor-in-Chief (2019-2021) Journal of Agricultural Physics, New Delhi

Fellow: Indian Society of Plant Physiology, New Delhi

Research Areas: Image processing and crop simulation modelling

Address: Head, Division of Agricultural Physics, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 110012; H-269, Naraina, New Delhi 110028; [Tel: Cell. 9873532369; Email: prameelakrishnan@yahoo.com]