!!!Rattan Lal
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__Present and Previous Positions__
* 2022 - 2025 Member of Board for International Food and Agriculture Development appointed by President Biden 
* 2022 - present Member Scientific Advisory Board of the Department of Defense (SERDAP/SAB), Washington, DC 
* 2020 - present Director, CFAES Rattan Lal Center for Carbon Mgt. & Sequestration, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
* 2020 - present Chair in Soil Science, and Goodwill Ambassador for Sustainable Development Issues, IICA, Costa Rica
* 2020 - 2021 Member, Science Committee & Action Track 1&3, United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS), NY, NY, USA
* 2020 - present –Member, Advisory Board, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Bonn, Germany
* 2019 - 2020 International Science Council (ISC), Liaison Officer for IUSS, Paris, France
* 2018 - present  Member, Science Policy Interface, UNCCD, Bonn, Germany
* 2017 - 2018 President, International Union of Soil Sciences, Vienna, Austria
* 2016 - present  Member, Executive Committee of “4 per Thousand” Initiative, Paris, France 
* 2014 - 2019 Chair, Advisory Committee, UNU-FLORES, Dresden, Germany
* 2011 - 2017 Sr. Science Advisor & Member, Steering Committee, IASS, Global Soil Week, Potsdam, Germany
* 2013 - 2016 Member, Advisory Board, Food Agriculture and Climate Change (FACCE), E.C. 
* 2011 - present Distinguished University Professor of Soil Science, Columbus, OH, USA
* 1987 - 2011 Professor of International Soil Science, the Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
* 1969 - 1987 Soil Scientist, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan, Nigeria
* 1968 - 1969 Senior Research Fellow, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
__Fields of Scholarship__
__Honours and Awards__
*Honorary Member, Academy of Sciences of Moldova
* Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa: IARI, New Delhi, India (2021); Amity University, U.P. India (2020); PUCV, Chile (2019); Gustavus Adolphus College (2018); Univ. of Lleida, Lleida, Spain (2017); Technische Universität Dresden, Germany (2015); Alecu Russo Balti State University, Moldova (2010); Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway (2005); PAU, Ludhiana, India (2001)
*2021 Padma Shri Award, bestowed on the 72nd Republic Day by the Government of India, New Delhi, India 
*2021 Ranked #1 in Agronomy and Agriculture, Environmental Sciences, and at The Ohio State University; #34 Globally (for 2020) and #73 Globally (for career from 1973-2020) among the top 2% of scientists (out of total 8 million scientists) in peer reviewed research article A standardized citation metrics author database annotated for scientific field by Dr. John P. A. Ioannidis of Stanford University (2019, 2020, 2021) (see table p. 5)
*2021 Ranked #391 globally among Reuters “The Hot List” of top 1,000 climate scientists
*2020 Arrell Global Food Innovation Award in the Research Category, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
*2020 World Food Prize, Des Moines, IA, USA
*2020 Punjab Agricultural University Soil and Agronomy Building named as “Dr. Rattan Lal Laboratories,” Ludhiana, India
*2019 Japan Prize in “Biological Production, Ecology,” Tokyo, Japan
*2018 GCHERA World Agriculture Prize, Nanjing, China 
*2018 Glinka World Soil Prize, FAO, Rome, Italy
*2018  Medal of Honor from UIMP, Santander, Spain
*2018 Distinguished Service Medal of IUSS, Vienna, Austria
*2009 Swaminathan Award, TAAS, New Delhi, India, 12 August
*2007 Nobel Peace Prize Certificate from IPCC with Vice President Al Gore
*2006 Liebig Award, International Union of Soil Sciences, Vienna, Austria
*2005 Norman Borlaug Award, Coromandel, New Delhi, India
*2000 University Distinguished Lecture, The Ohio State University
*1998 Hugh Hammond Bennett Award, Soil and Water Conservation Society, Ankeny, IA, USA
*1994 Distinguished University Scholar Award, The Ohio State University
*1994 Professional Service Award, The Ohio State University

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