Pakistan Academy of Sciences

Promoting Science, Technology and Innovation for Socio-economic development

Abdul Rashid

Abdul Rashid
Current Position Phone No. 0092 51 920 7140
Born in Faisalabad, Pakistan in 04/04/1950 Year Elected 2013
Email [email protected]
PhD (Agronomy & Soil Science) 1986 University of Hawaii Honolulu Hawaii USA as an East West Center scholar MSc (Hons) Soil Science 1972 University of Agriculture Faisalabad BSc (Hons) Agri 1970 University of Agriculture Faisalabad
Positions Held
Editor-in-Chief Pakistan Academy of Sciences Islamabad 2011present Member (Bio-Sciences) Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) Islamabad 20082011 Chief Scientist & Director General National Agricultural Research Center (NARC) Islamabad 20062008 Chief Scientific Officer & Deputy Director General/Program Leader NARC Islamabad 20002006 Crawford Fund Fellow at CSIRO Land & Water Adelaide Australia (2000) Visiting Scientist International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) Aleppo Syria 2001 Principal Scientific Officer & Program Leader National Agricultural Research Center Islamabad 19872000 East-West Center (Hawaii USA) Joint Doctoral Research Intern (198486) Senior Scientific Officer NARC Islamabad 19791987 Scientific Officer Nuclear Institute for Agricultural & Biology (NIAB) Faisalabad 19731979
International Plant Nutrition Science Award by International Plant Nutrition Institute,USA, 2017; J. Benton Jones Award, by Soil and Plant Analysis Council, USA, 2017; IFA Norman Borlaug Award for excellence in crop nutrition research, by International Fertilizer Association (IFA), Paris, 2013; East-West Center (Hawaii, USA) Distinguished Alumni Award, 1998; Best Article Award, by International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), 2004; PARC Silver Jubilee Award, by President of Pakistan, 2006; Dr. Norman Borlaug Award, by Government of Pakistan, 2005; PARC Scientist of the Year Award, by Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, 1999; National Book Foundation Award, 1997; Research Productivity Award, by Pakistan Council for Science & Technology, 2002, 2012; and multiple Awards by PARSA (Pakistan Agricultural Research Council Scientists Association), 1995–2004.
Fellowships / Memberships
Fellow, Indian Society of Soil Science, 2006; Fellow, Soil Science Society of Pakistan, 2008; President, Soil Science Society of Pakistan, 2005-2006. Editorial Board Member, European Journal of Agronomy, 2001-date and Communications in Soil Science & Plant Analysis, 2003- date; Guest Editor, Communications in Soil Science & Plant Analysis, 2016; Member, Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) of BoD of ALP, PARC, 2017-date.
Research Area
Soil Fertility & Crop Nutrition, Micronutrients, Agronomic Biofortification, Soil Resource Evaluation
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