Dr. Amaresh Kumar Nayak
ICAR-National Rice Research Institute, Cuttack, Odisha, India
Ph: 0671-236 7757, Fax: 0671-2367663/777

Dr A.K. Nayak assumed the charge as Director, ICAR-National Rice Research Institute, Cuttack on 9th Nov 2022. He received Ph.D in Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry in 1997 from Institute of Agricultural Sciences, BHU. He started his scientific career as a scientist at ICAR-CSSRI RRS, Anand, in the year 1996. Subsequently, he worked as Principal Scientist at ICAR-PDFSR, Modipuram and at ICAR-NRRI, Cuttack as Principal Scientist. Since 2014 till date he has been working as Head, Crop Production Division at ICAR-NRRI.

During 25 years of his research carrier he has worked on problem soil management (saline, sodic and iron toxic soil), water quality mapping and modeling, management of poor quality irrigation water, carbon sequestration and nutrient management in rice-rice and rice-wheat systems and the budgeting of greenhouse gas emissions in lowland rice-rice system under different water and nutrient management practices. He has been elected as Fellow of National Academy of Sciences, India (FNASI), Fellow of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (FNAAS), Fellow of Indian Society of Soil Science (FISS), Fellow of Association of Rice Researcher Worker (FARRW).

He received many recognition and awards like Nanaji Deshmukh ICAR Award 2020, SCON & SIT Award 2021, Endeavour Fellowship from Department of Education and Training from Govt of Australia 2018, IPNI-FAI Award 2016, Hari Om Ashram Award 2012 from ICAR, New Delhi, ISSS-Dr. J.S.P. Yadav Memorial Award 2013, Norman E. Borlaug Fellow in the Year 2008. He was deputed as visiting scientist to SWERI, ARC Egypt on salinity management in the year 2008 under indo Egypt work plan. He has over 219 research papers; 14 books and several book chapters and technical bulletin for his credit. H-index : 40 ; i10-index : 121; Citations : 5268 on his credit.