Profile of Dr. Ramesh C. Ray

Ramesh C. Ray

Elected Fellow–2016

Subject: Basic Sciences (Microbiology)

DB: 22-11-1955

Birth place

Jajpur, Orissa, India.


Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, (B.Sc., 1974); (M.Sc., 1976); (Ph.D.,1984); Post-Doc – 1984; Visiting Scientist to EMBRAPA, Cassava and Fruits, Brazil (1998), Visiting Scientist to CIRAD, and Montpellier University II, France, (2007), American Society of Microbiology International Professor to University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA (2008)

Positions held 

Principal Scientist (Microbiology) (1998-to date);  Senior Scientist (Microbiology) (1988-1998), ICAR-Central Tuber Crops Research Institute, Trivandrum/Bhubaneswar; Scientist, ICAR- Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bangalore (1985- 1988), Lecturer in Botany, Kendrapara Autonomous College, Kendrapara, Orissa (1980- 1985); Research Fellow, ICAR- Central Rice Research Institute, Cuttack (1977- 1980).

Research Area

Microbial technology in food processing, bio-ethanol, bio-processing of agricultural and food wastes

Awards and fellowships


ICAR- Team Research Award (Post-harvest Technology), 1998; Asian Federation of Lactic Acid Bacteria Award, 2005; American Society of Microbiology Award for International Professorship , USA, 2008; Odisha  Vigyana Academy Samanta Chandrasekhar Award in Life Sciences (2013)



National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (2007)


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