Shaon Kumar Das
Shaon Kumar Das is working as a senior scale scientist (agricultural chemistry) at ICAR Research Complex for NE India, Sikkim Centre, Tadong, Gangtok, India. He obtained his M.Sc. in 2010 from the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi with gold medal for his outstanding contribution. He then joined the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), India in 2011 as a scientist. Dr. Das is a regular member of the Society of Pesticide Science, Association of Agrometeorologists, International Journal of Bio-resource and Stress Management, and Indian Society of Soil Science. He has published 27 national and 35 international research articles, 10 review articles in national and international journals, 19 popular articles, 21 extension folders, 2 books, and 21 book chapters in edited books. He is a regular reviewer of many international journals and also a member of editorial boards. He got the DST-INSPIRE fellowship in 2010. He has been awarded with the Young Scientist Award as part of the 5th Faculty Branding Award of Education Expo TV in 2017 and also by the Society for Scientific Development in Agriculture and Technology in 2017. He also got 2 best oral presentation awards. He delivered several invited talks. Now he has 2 institute projects as principal investigator (PI), 8 as Co-PI, and 2 as Co-PI in a DST project. He has been involved in research on carbon sequestration, soil fertility management, soil acidity reclamation, and organic nutrient standardization of major hill crops. He is currently working on characterization of biochar and its application on soil for management of soil health.