DR HIMANSHU PATHAK                                                                                                             
ICAR-National Rice Research Institute
Cuttack, Odisha
Phone: 0671 2367757, 9899247590

  • BSc (Ag), Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (1982-86)
  • MSc (Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry), Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi (1986-88)
  • PhD (Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry),IARI, New Delhi (1988-1992)
  • Post Doctorate, University of Essex, United Kingdom (1996-97)
  • Post Doctorate, Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research, Germany (2004-05)


  • Soil Science
  • Climate Change
  • Environmental Pollution


  • Director of ICAR-National Rice Research Institute (NRRI) since August, 2016
  • Principal Scientist, IARI, New Delhi (2009-16)
  • Professor, Discipline of Environmental Science, IARI (2013-16)
  • Co-Facilitator, Rice-Wheat Consortium, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)-India, New Delhi (2006-09)
  • Humboldt Fellow, Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research, Germany (2004-05)
  • Senior Scientist, IARI (2001-04)
  • Scientist (Sr. Scale), IARI (1999-2001)
  • Scientist, IARI (1997-99)
  • Visiting Scientist, University of Essex, UK (1996-97)
  • Scientist, IARI (1992-97)
  • Visiting scientistin IRRI, Philippines and CSIRO Land and Water, Australia
  • Teaching and guiding MSc and PhD students at IARI, New Delhi since 1993


  • Fellow of Indian National Science Academy (FNA)
  • Fellow of National Academy of Sciences, India (FNASc)
  • Fellow of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (FNAAS)
  • Fellow of West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology (FAScT)
  • Fellow of Alexander von Humboldt Foundationof Germany(FAvH)
  • Silver Jubilee Commemoration Medal of Indian National Science Academy (INSA)
  • Golden Jubilee Commemoration Young Scientist Award of the Indian Society of Soil Science
  • Young Scientist Award of Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA)
  • BOYSCAST Fellowship of Department of Science and Technology (DST), University of Essex, UK
  • BC Deb Memorial Award of ISCA
  • President of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences Section of ISCA
  • Recognition Award of NAAS
  • SK Mukherjee Commemoration Award of ISCA
  • Platinum Jubilee Award Lecture of ISCA
  • Lead Author of the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 5th Assessment Report
  • Lead Author of IPCC for updating GHG inventory
  • Outstanding Administrative Support Award of IRRI, Philippines
  • Coordinator for United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Dept. of Research and Education (DARE), Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Govt. of India


  • 160 research papers (80 papers are in journals with more than 6.0 NAAS score), 30 review papers, 25 popular articles, 12 books, 15 technical bulletins and 75 book chapters.
  • h-index: 48
  • i10-index: 118
  • Citations: 9100+ in international literature