Pakistan Academy of Sciences

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Kadambot H.M. Siddique

Kadambot H.M. Siddique
Current Position Hackett Professor, The University of Western Australia (UWA), Perth, Western Australia Phone No.
Born in , India in 20/11/1955 Year Elected 2021
Email [email protected]
Education
The University of Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia, PhD, Environmental and Crop Physiology, 1985; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, India, MSc (Ag), Crop Physiology, 1979; Kerala Agricultural University, Kerala, India, BSc (Ag) Hons, Agricultural Science, 1977.
Positions Held
Hackett Professor of Agriculture Chair & Director, The UWA Institute of Agriculture, The University of Western Australia 2012 to present; Associate Dean Research, Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, The University of Western Australia, 2010-2012; Winthrop Professor of Agriculture Chair & Director, The UWA Institute of Agriculture, The University of Western Australia, 2006-2012; Director and Professor (Crop Science), Centre for Legumes in Mediterranean Agriculture (CLIMA), Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, The University of Western Australia, 2001-2006; Leader, Pulse Productivity Program, Department of Agriculture Western Australia, 2000-2001; Principal Pulse Agronomist/Physiologist, Department of Agriculture, WA and Sub-Program Leader, CLIMA, The University of Western Australia, 1996-2001; Senior Pulse Agronomist/Physiologist, Department of Agriculture Western Australia, 1992-1996; Cereal Physiologist, Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, 1985-1992; Research Associate, International Centre for Agricultural Research the Dry Areas (ICARDA), Aleppo, Syria, 1980-1981.
Awards
Elected as the Foreign Fellow of the Pakistan Academy of Sciences (FPAS, 2021; Highly Cited Researcher (Hi Ci) (i) Agricultural Sciences (ii) Plant and Animal Science, 2021; The Australian’s 2021 Research magazine nation’s “Top Researcher” in the field of Botany, 2021; Western Australian Indian of the Year 2021; Highly Cited (Hi Ci) Researcher in Agricultural Sciences, 2020 and 2019; The Friendship Award from the Chinese Central Government, 2019; Excellence Award for community service from the World Malayalee Council (WMC), 2019; elected Foreign Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences, 2018; Global Agricultural Research Leadership Award from the Indian Council of Food and Agriculture (ICFA), 2017; Government of India Minister for Agriculture honoured Professor Siddique for his outstanding contributions to global pulses research and development, 2016; Grains Industry Association of Western Australia (GIWA) award for his lifetime contribution to the pulse industry, 2016; designated Special Ambassador by the UN FAO for the International Year of Pulses, 2016; The Knowledge Nation 100-a group of Australians named in The Australian newspaper’s The Deal Magazine as the “stars of the Australian innovation constellation”, 2015; elected as the Foreign Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (FNAAS, 2015; elected as the International Fellow of Indian Society of Plant Physiolog, 2015; Western Australian of the Year Award for his contribution to agricultural science and the farming community, 2014; Dunhuang Award by China\'s Gansu Provincial Government, 2013; elected as a Fellow of the Agriculture Institute of Australian (FAIA), 2013; awarded the prestigious Hackett Professor of Agriculture Chair at The University of Western Australia, 2012; Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Queen\'s Birthday Honours List, 2011; gold medal and citation from the former President of India, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, for his international contribution to agricultural science and education, 2009; elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (FTSE), 2005; Urrbrae Memorial Award for his contribution to Australian agricultural science and the industry, 2001.
Fellowships / Memberships
Fellow of the Pakistan Academy of Sciences; Fellow, African Academy of Science; Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Science and Engineering; Member, Australian Society of Agronomy; Member, European Society of Agronomy; Member, European Grain Legume Association; Member, Indian Society of Pulse Research; Member, International Society of Lentil Research; Fellow, Australian Ag Institute Australia.
Research Area
Over 30 years’ experience in agricultural research, teaching and management in both Australia and overseas. Developed a national and international reputation in agricultural science especially in the fields of crop physiology, production agronomy, farming systems, genetic resources, breeding research in cereal, grain and pasture legumes and oilseed crops. Conducted research on adaptation of crops to dryland environments and the phenological, morphological, physiological, biochemical and genetic traits that enable crops to cope with various abiotic stresses. Published more than 500 scientific papers and book chapters. Highly cited Researcher (Hi Ci) in agricultural science (Thomson Reuters/ Clarivate Analytics). As a result of personal research and with others with whom he collaborates, Australia has become one of the major grain legume (pulse) exporting nations in the world. Pioneering research on chickpea has contributed enormously to the Australian chickpea industry, which is currently valued at more than $600 million per annum. Trained numerous Honours, MSc and PhD students. Developed an extensive network of scientists within Australia and has also established a diverse range of overseas (China, India, Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Malaysia, East Timor, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Europe, Canada, USA) collaborative research and educational projects. He holds a number of national and international committee positions.
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