Prof. Kadiyala Venkateswarlu

Born in Dagadarthi, Nellore district, Andhra Pradesh on 1 June 1951. Educated at ZP High School, Dagadarthi, 1963-68; Jawahar Bharathi College, Kavali, 1969-72; Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, 1972-74; Central Rice Research Institute, Cuttack, 1975-79; B.Sc. 1972; M.Sc. 1974; Ph.D. (Utkal University, Bhubaneswar) 1980.

Senior Research Fellow, Central Rice Research Institute, Cuttack, 1975-79; Lecturer, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, 1980-85; Reader, Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur, 1985-89; Professor of Microbiology, 1989-2011; Head, Department of Microbiology; Chairman, Board of Studies in Microbiology & Biotechnology; Dean, Faculty of Life Sciences (2004-07); Professor-in-Charge, Department of Biotechnology, 2008-2011; Coordinator, UGC-Special Assistance Programme (UGC-SAP), Department of Microbiology, 2009-2011; Member, Committee constituted by the AP State Council of Higher Education for rationalization and restriction of combinations in Biological Sciences in UG programme, 2011; Professor of Microbiology (contractual), Vikrama Simhapuri University, Nellore, 2011-2012.

Awards/Honours: Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellow, British Council, 1989; Member Editorial Board, Indian Journal of Microbiology, 1999-2002; Visiting Senior Research Associate, National Research Council, USA, 1995-97 and 2001-03; AP State Universities Meritorious Teacher Award, 2005; Endeavour Executive Award, Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Government of Australia, 2010; Member since November 2017 on the "Implementation Committee" appointed by the National Green Tribunal for monitoring Environmental Protection at the Greenfield Capital City in Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh.

Fellow: Indian Academy of Microbiological Sciences (AMI), 2008

Research Areas: Pesticide microbiology, agricultural microbiology, biocatalysis, bioremediation

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