Dr. N. Vigneshwaran

Born in Sivakasi, India on 3rd November 1974. Educated at AC&RI, Madurai (1992-96); TNAU, Coimbatore (1997-99); IIT New Delhi (2000-05).

Principal Scientist, ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Cotton Technology (CIRCOT), Mumbai 400019.

Scientist 2001-2005, Scientist (Sr. Scale) 2005-2010; Senior Scientist 2010-17; Principal Scientist 2017-till date, at ICAR-CIRCOT, Mumbai.

Awards/Honours: Young Scientist Award (2007) from the Association of Microbiologists of India; NASI-SCOPUS Young Scientist Award (2014) in Agriculture; and ICRA-Asia Young Scientist Innovation Award (2019) from International Cotton Researchers Association, Washington, USA. ICAR-Nominee in DST’s Inter Ministerial Officials Working Group (IMOWG) of ‘NanoMission’. ICAR-Nominee in the Task Force under the Nano Mission of DST to evolve a Regulatory Framework for Nano Technology in India (2010 onwards). Visiting Scholar in the Department of Food Science, Rutgers University, USA from 25th April to 22nd July 2010, funded by NAIP of ICAR. Fellow of the Textile Association (FTA) by ‘The Textile Association (India)’, Mumbai.

Research Areas: Agro-nanotechnology, Microbial nanotechnology, Nanofertilizers, Nanofinishing of cotton textiles and Nano-biocomposites

Address: Principal Scientist, ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Cotton Technology, Adenwala Road, Matunga, Mumbai 400019, Maharashtra; Flat# 104, Nav Chetana B wing, Sector-3, CGS Colony, Antop Hill, Mumbai 400037, Maharashtra; [Tel: Off. (022) 24127273; Cell: 8291478515, 9869269477; Email: vigneshwaran.n@icar.gov.in; nvw75@yahoo.com]