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Soil scientist

Karaj Singh Dhillon, Indian soil scientist. Achievements include research in selenium toxicity in soil-plant-animal-human system; research in chemical equilibria of Zn in soils using radiotracer techniques; research in behaviour of potassium in soils; research in maintaining system sustainability through green manuring.

Background

Dhillon, Karaj Singh was born on April 1, 1946 in Lahore, Punjab, India.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Punjab University, Chandiagrh, India, 1969. Master of Science in Soil Science, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy in Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Timityazev Agricultural Academy, Moscow, 1980.

Career

Lecturer, research assistant and assistant soil chemist Punjab Agricultural University, 1972—1976, research scholar, 1976—1980, assistant soil chemist and assistant professor, 1980—1984, radiation soil chemist and associate professor, 1984—1992, senior radiation soil chemist and professor, 1993—2006, emeritus scientist, 2006—2008.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research in selenium toxicity in soil-plant-animal-human system. Research in chemical equilibria of Zn in soils using radiotracer techniques. Research in behaviour of potassium in soils.

    Research in maintaining system sustainability through green manuring.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor numerous articles to professional journals, scientific papers to professional publications, chapters to books.

Membership

Chairman 7th International Congress Soil Science University Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan, 1998, Geogenic Contaminants Soil Environment, 2nd International Conference Contaminants Soil Environmen, New Delhi, 1999. Co-chairman Trace Element Issues in Developing Countries, International Conference Biogeochemistry Trace Elements, Uppsala, Sweden, 2003. Member, research advisory committee Citrus Research Center, Nagpur, 2003—2006.

Member, international organizing committee 2nd International Workshop Bioavailability of Soil Pollutants and Risk Assessment, Ascona, Switzerland, 2003, International Conference Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Adelaide, Australia, 2005. Member of Soil Contamination Research Asia and Pacific (Australia), Indian Society Soil Science (councilor, executive committee 1996-1997), Punjab Academy of Sciences (life), Indian Society Nuclear Techniques in Agriculture & Biology (life. Executive committee member 1993-1994), Indian Network for Soil Contamination Research (life.

Joint secretary).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Walking, reading.

Connections

Married Surjit Kaur Dhillon. Children: Brahmdeep Singh, Taniya.

spouse:
Surjit Kaur Dhillon

child:
Brahmdeep Singh Dhillon

child:
Taniya Dhillon