Dr. Manbir Singh Sachdev
Fellow, Elected 2002

Born in Chakrata, Dehradun, India on 6 June 1949. Educated at Arya Higher Secondary School, Clement Town, 1957-61; SGNP Inter College, Dehradun 1961-65; S.D. Inter College, Saharanpur, 1965-66; J.V. Jain College, Saharanpur, 1966-70; Post Graduate School, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1986-89; B.Sc., 1968; M.Sc. 1970; Ph.D. 1989.

Laboratory Technician, 1970-73, and Senior Research Assistant, 1973-76 IARI, New Delhi; IAEA Fellow, 1974-75 Institute of Soil Biochemistry, Federal Agricultural Research Centre, Braunschweig, Germany; Scientist, 1976-83, and Senior Scientist, 1984-94, IARI, New Delhi; Short-term IAEA Technical Cooperation Expert (Consultant) to Zimbabwe, 1993 & 1995, Sri Lanka, 1994, Uganda, 1996, Bangladesh, 1997 & 2001, and Mongolia, 2003; Soil Scientist, 2002, Agricultural and Biotechnology Laboratory of the International Atomic Energy Agency of the United Nations, Seibersdorf, Vienna, Austria; National Fellow (ICAR), Nuclear Research Laboratory, IARI, New Delhi, 1995-2005.

Awards/Honours: FAI Dhiru Morarji Memorial Award, 1982; FAI Silver Jubilee Award of Excellence, 1983-84; FAI Silver Jubilee Award, 1989; ICAR Jawaharlal Nehru Award, 1990; FAI Shri Ram Award (Second Prize), 1990-91; ICAR National Fellow Award, 1995; PPIC-FAI Award, 2000. President, Agriculture & Forestry Sciences Section, Indian Science Congress Association (2006-2007); Secretary, Indian Society for Nuclear Techniques in Agriculture & Biology; Member, Steering Committee of International Nitrogen Initiative Programme of SCOPE & IGBP; Director, South Asia Nitrogen Centre of INI and Conference Coordinator of Fifth International Nitrogen Conference - N2010.

Fellow: Indian Society for Nuclear Techniques in Agriculture and Biology.

Research Areas: Soil science, water management, soil fertility & fertilizer use - stable and radioactive isotope techniques

Address: AK-1/107, Abhay Khand-I, Indirapuram, Ghaziabad 201214, U.P.; [Tel: Cell: 09818427244; Email: sachdevms@gmail.com; mssachdev@hotmail.com]