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  • Dr. Nabin Kumar Dhal, Chief Scientist - Head 9437460626, ,


    Dr. Nabin Kumar Dhal earned a Ph D degree in Floristic and Ethno botanical studies from Utkal University under the guidance of Late. Dr. M Brahmam. He has research experience of 26 years as Senior Principal Scientist in Environment and Sustainability Department of CSIR- Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology (formerly RRL), Bhubaneswar and looking for the exploration of natural resources of Odisha, especially floristic survey, ethno botanical studies, Biodiversity conservation, Bioremediation, Antimicrobial activities and Phytochemical screening of medicinal plants and utilization of solid waste as a substrate in agriculture. He has published more than 180 research papers in different National and International journals and handled 24 research projects funded by different funding agencies ten students have been awarded Ph.D under his guidance and four scholars are in the pipeline..He has made excellent contributions towards floristic study of Malkanagiri, Nabarangpur district and quantitative assessment, biological spectrum, and phytosociology (Eastern Ghats of Odisha) for the conservation of targeted threatened taxa. His work has led establishment of herbal gardens and development of a state-of-art of herbarium (15,000 plant specimen) for sustainable development of Biodiversity Conservation creating ample scope for earning revenue. His contributions on removal of toxic heavy metals using selected hyper accumulating plants (Schleichera oleosa, Calophyllum inophyllum and Bixa orellana) highlight significant steps towards green technology for sustainable development of mining areas of Odisha. He has reported the occurrence of Corallodiscus Batalin (Gesneriaceae), a new generic record for Easternghats, Orissa.” in Current Science and rediscovered two species i,.e Tephrosia tinctoria and Aniseia martinicensis from Orissa and editor of a book “ Plant Science” ( Publisher-In Tech, Croatia). He is the fellow of Society of Ethnobotany, Indian association for Angiospermic Taxonomy, National Environmentalist Association and Association for plant taxonomy.He received Dr. Mopuri Brahmam Memorial Award For Plant Diversity Conservation for the year 2014 by Orissa Botanical Society and NASI-Swarna Jayanti Puraskar 2015 for Best paper presentation by National Academy of Science, Allahabad.

    • Plant Taxonomy.
    • Ethnobotany.
    • Biodiversity monitoring and Conservation.
    • Bioremediation.
    • Phytochemical and Anti microbial activities of Medicinal plants.
    • Solid waste management through agriculture.
    • Environmental assessment of Coastal shelter belts.
    • Bio-ethanol from Agricultural wastes.
    • Development of Organo Mineral Fertilizer.
    • Carbon Stock estimation.