Dr. Santosh Ranjan Mohanty

Born in Madhupur, Cuttack, India on 01September 1971. Educated at Unit 8 Govt Boys High School, Bhubaneswar, 1982-86; Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar, 1988-94, National Rice Research Institute, 1995-2000; B.Sc. 1991; M.Sc. 1994; Ph.D. 2001.

Principal Scientist, Since 2015; I/cNetwork Coordinator of All India Network Project on Soil Biodiversity Biofertilizers. ICAR Indian Institute of Soil Science Bhopal, 2016 to date.

Post Doctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Germany, Research Scientist –University of Alabama, USA, Research Scientist – University of Wisconsin Madison, USA, Senior Lecturer – University of Wisconsin Stout USA, Senior Scientist ICAR Indian Institute of Soil Science, Bhopal (2009-15).

Awards/Honours: CSIR Senior Research Fellow, 1999; Young investigator award, India Bio Science NCBS, 2015; Eminent Scientist award, National Environmental Science Academy N Delhi, 2014; Member, Royal Society of Biology, London, 2020

Fellow: Fulbright USA; Biodiversity Association of India

Research Areas: Soil microbiology, Molecular microbial ecology, Biodiversity, Biofertilizers, Plant microbial interaction, Green house gas and nutrient cycling

Address: Principal Scientist & I/C Network Coordinator, ICAR AINP on Soil Biodiversity Biofertilizers, ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil Science (IISS), Berasia Road, Nabibagh, Bhopal 462038, M.P.; Rose 364 New Minaal Residency, J K Road, Bhopal 462023, M.P.; [Tel: Off. (0755) 2730970, Cell: 8982697699; Email: santosh.mohanty@icar.gov.in; mohantywisc@gmail.com]