Sultan Ahmed Ismail

Dr Sultan Ahmed Ismail, M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., D.Sc., (9.10.1951) is Managing Director of the Ecoscience Research Foundation, a not-for profit organization, in Chennai. He is also the Head of the Department of Biotechnology, The New College, Chennai; and Research Director for the Dr MGR Janaki College, Chennai. Has done extensive work (both research and applied) on earthworms and organic inputs since 1978. He has been associated with several farmers and self-help groups promoting the concepts of ecology, sustainability, organic concepts, waste management, waste water treatment, etc. Dr Ismail has delivered several popular lectures (English, Tamil, Hindi) to audiences (India and abroad; urban and rural) creating ecological awareness especially to educational institutions and to children. He was awarded the CASTME award for 1994-95 in the UK, the Arignar Anna Award by the Department of Environment of the Government of Tamil Nadu for 2005 and the Excellence in Agriculture Leadership Award by Bangalore University and supported by National Council of Organic Farming, Govt of India and the National Horticulture Mission in January 2009. Traveled widely in India and abroad, he has rich expertise in environmental issues. His book “The Earthworm Book” is popular among both academics and others interested in earthworms. This book has been translated in Tamil as well as in Chinese. He has published more than 65 papers in National and International Journals, guided 32 M.Phil students and 17 Ph.D., students. More info about his work can be had from www.erfindia.org or just google his name.

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