Dr. Suresh Walia

Born in Sagoor, Palampur, India on 2 February 1951. Educated at Govt. High School Shahpur, and Govt. High School Joginder Nagar, H.P., 1957-67; Govt. Degree College, Mandi, 1967-71; Department of Chemistry, HP University Shimla, 1972-78; B.Sc. 1971; M.Sc. 1974; M. Phil. 1975; Ph.D. 1982; INSA - Royal Society Bilateral Exchange Fellowship, Rothamsted Research, UK, 2006.

Consultant, DAC Central Sector Scheme on "Monitoring of Pesticide Residues at National Level", Division of Agricultural Chemicals, ICAR-IARI, New Delhi, 2016 to date.

Scientist S-1, 1978-84, Scientist (SG), 1985-86, Senior Scientist, 1986-98, Principal Scientist, 1998-2013, and Professor, Division of Agricultural Chemicals, IARI, 2010-13; Emeritus Scientist, Division of Agricultural Chemicals, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 2013-15.

Awards/Honours: Hexamar Research and Development Foundation Award, 1995; IARI Best Teacher Award, 1996, FAO HRD Fellowship, Rothamsted Research, UK, 1999; NATP-World Bank Fellowship, Michigan State University, USA, 2000; Dr. P.B. Sarkar Memorial Lecture Endowment Award 2004; Siksha Rattan Puraskar, 2010; The Bharat Ratan Dr. C. Subramaniam Award for Outstanding Teacher, 2010; NAIP-HRD Fellowship Michigan State University, USA, 2010; NRDC Meritorious Scientist Award, 2011; Editor, Pesticide Research Journal, 1992-95; Member, Editorial Board, Biopesticide International, 2005 to date; General Secretary, Society of Pesticide Science India 2009-13; Member, Institute Management Committee, ICAR-Indian Institute of Natural Gums and Resins (IINGR) Ranchi, 2010-13); Member, Food grains, Starches and Ready-to-Eat Foods Sectional Committee (FAD-16). Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), New Delhi. 2008-16; Member, FSSAI Scientific Panel on Methods of Sampling and Analysis, 2013-16; Member, Research Advisory Committee, ICAR-Indian Institute of Spices Research, Calicut, Kerela, 2016-19; Director-Scientific Advisory Board (SAB), International Institute of Biotechnology, and Toxicology (IIBAT), Padappai, TN, 2017 to date; Member, Research Advisory Committee, ICAR-Indian Institute of Natural Gums and Resins (IINGR) Ranchi, 2019-22; Member, Research Advisory Committee, ICAR-National Research Centre for Grapes, Pune, 2020-2023.

Research Areas: Agrochemicals, botanical and pesticides, nutraceuticals

Address: Consultant, AINP on Pesticide Residues, Division of Agricultural Chemicals, LBS Building, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 110012; F-88, Himkunj Apartments, Sector - 14, Rohini, Delhi 110085; [Tel: Off. (011) 25846396, 25841083; Res. 27862158; Cell: 9868723959; Fax: (011) 25846396; Email: suresh_walia@yahoo.com]