Dr. J.C. Tarafdar is a renowned Soil Biologist and currently working as ICAR National Fellow at Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Johdpur. After doing his M. Sc. and Ph. D. from Division of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry at IARI, he did his post doctoral research in the University of Göttingen, Germany. He is a fellow of DAAD and Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) foundation, Germany. He is a recipient of Sukumar Basu Memorial Award and IMPHOS-FAI Award. He has also been awarded NAAS, ISSS and ISSRS Fellowships.
Dr. Ramesh Raliya research is in the area of nanoparticle technology and its application in bio-interface. With expertise in advanced functional nanomaterial synthesis using biological, chemical and aerosol route, he is interested in the use of nanomaterials in fields like biomedical engineering and plant science. He is also interested in addressing the long-term consequences of nanoparticles on human health. He is currently a research scientist at the Nano Research Facility, Department of Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis, USA. Prior to this, he was a research associate at the National Agriculture Innovation Project of Nanotechnology at Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur.
Dr. Raliya has an interdisciplinary academic and research background. He earned his bachelor in Bioscience and Masters in Biotechnology from the Department of Botany, Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from the same university while doing research in nano-biotechnology at Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur, India. Raliya qualified several national level competitive exams in India, notably CSIR-NET, ASRB-NET, ASRB and BARC-Scientist B level entry test. His research and teaching areas includes Nano-biotechnology, Biomedical Engineering, Cell and Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Energy and Environment, Plant Science, Aerosol Science and Technology, Chemical Engineering.