Bidhan Nath

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Curriculum Vitae



Personal Information



Bidhan Chandra Nath

Mailing address

Senior Scientific Officer

Farm Machinery and Postharvest Technology (FMHT) Division

Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI), Gazipur-1701,

Tel: +880-2-49272005-14, Ext. 413 (off), 313 (Res)

Cell phone no.: 08801712580273, Fax: 0880-2-49272000 /,

Date of birth

December 31, 1976


Bangladeshi (by birth)



Marital status


Contact number                         

Cell no.+ 8801712580273 and Fax: +880-2-9261110

E-mail address                     /

Research Interest

Postharvest Technology/Value-added Processing/Food security/ Agricultural Machinery Technologies and Design /Renewable Energy /                                 

Agricultural Information System/Remote Sensing for Crop Production/ Conservation Agricultural/Water Management


Educational Qualifications: tertiary level only, don’t include high school level of education


Name of University

 Year of Passing

Degree Obtained


Marks Obtained (%)


Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU)


Master of Science (M S) in Farm Power & Machinery

Grade B+

 (Upper Second Class)


Agricultural Engineering

Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU)


(Held in 2001)

Bachelor of  Science(B Sc) in Agricultural Engineering

First Class



Agricultural Engineering


Employment History



Research Experience:

Over 12 Years

  1. Job title: Senior Scientific Officer

Company name: Farm Machinery and Postharvest Technology (FMPHT) Division, Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI), Gazipur-1701,   Bangladesh

Employer: Director General (DG)

Duration: From 22 November, 2012–to date (Full time, 40hrs/week)

Responsibilities and duties: Initiation, planning and conduct of research in the area of rice postharvest processing technology, agricultural machinery, conservation agriculture, use of rice byproduct.

  1. Job title: Scientific Officer

Company name and location: FMPHT Division, BRRI, Gazipur-1701, Bangladesh      

Employer: Director General (DG)

Duration:12th November 2007 to 21st November, 2012 (Full time, 40hr/week)

Responsibilities and duties: Similar to the position of Senior Scientific Officer

3. Job title: Research Associate

  Company name and location: Research and Extension on Farm Power Issue (REFPI) Project, Bangladesh Agricultural University, funded by DFID, Bangladesh

Employer: Project Director (PD)

Duration: From January, 2002-June, 2003

Responsibilities and duties: To assist the team in designing the questionnaires for field survey, assist in checking verifying and editing data, produce output tables and their analysis, Report Preparation on ground water and Shallow Tube-well and crop harvesting and threshing.

Teaching Experience


Job title: Instructor (farm Machinery)

Company name and location: Technical School and College

Bangladesh Technical Education Directorate, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Employer: Director General (DG)

Duration: From 17 May, 2004- 11November, 2007 (Full time, 48hrs/week)

Responsibilities and duties: Teaching on vocational education system. Trainee of basic education and agricultural Machinery use, operation & maintenance and rehabilitation


Leading project work

  1. Principal Investigator, “Processing of rice for Zn efficacy study”, Funded by: IFPRI & CIAT,  HarvestPlus Program, Duration: March 2016- September 2018.


  1. Principal Investigator, “ Improvement and validation of BRRI developed head feed combine harvester”, Funded by: USAID & GoB,  Duration: April 2017- September 2018.


  1. Co-Principal Investigator, “Validation and Adaptive Field Trial of BRRI Developed Solar Light Trap”, Funded by: GoB, Ministry of Agricultural  HarvestPlus Program, Duration: July 2017- June 2018.


Technology Developed


As Principal Investigator         


Language Proficiency


IELTS Score: Overall band 6.0   (Reading: 6.0, Listening: 6.0, Writing: 6.0 and Speaking: 5.5)

Mother Tongue: Bengali

Medium of Instruction: English (both in graduate and postgraduate level)

Number of publications  

24 (05 as Principal author and 19 as Co-author)

Research Affiliations


  • Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), Geneva, Switzerland, a Swiss Foundation implemented project: as a working scientist for "nutritious rice value chain" project.
  • Chairman, TRB maintenance committee. Transforming Rice Breeding (TRB) through capacity enhancement of BRRI Project funded by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
  • Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)-Kyungpook National University (KNU), Korea funded Project: Vice Project Manager for "Research and Capacity Development of BRRI" project.

Academic Awards and Fellowship

Selected “Research Associate” for 6 months from Research and Extension in Farm Power Issues (REFPI), of Bangladesh Agricultural University, funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) to conduct a research.



  • IRRI Accredited Postharvest Trainer: Basic Level*
  • International Board Member of “Journal of AgriSearch”**
  • Member, Editorial Board: Bangladesh Journal of Progressive Science and Technology

Others Skills and Competences

Member of BRRI Technical Evaluation Committee: To specify and verification of tender documents of the laboratory equipment, computer and any other electronic and electrical instrument.

Computer Skills and Competences



       FORTURN 77,  C++


      Auto CAD 2000


      Crop STAT, R


       MS Word 97/XP


Personal Interests

Creating agricultural arts, showing at agriculture fair and visiting art galleries. Enjoy all sports particularly football and running. Love to travel and experience different cultures

Membership of Professional Societies

  • The Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (Life Fellow-11243)
  • Bangladesh Society of Agricultural Engineering (LM-292)
  • Bangladesh Rice Research Institute Scientist's Association (BRRISA)
  • KOICA Bangladesh Alumni Association (KBAA) (M-999)
  • Krishibid Institution, Bangladesh (KIB) (LM-05-98-17119)



  • Dr. Tamal Lata Aditya

Director (Research), Bangladesh Rice Research Institute,  Gazipur

Fax: Fax: 0880-2-49272000, Cell Phone No.:+ 88-01715382329

Email: /,

  • Md. Siddikur Rahman

Professor, Department of Farm Structure and Environmental Engineering

Bangladesh Agricultural University Maymensingh-2202, Bangladesh

Mobile:+ 8801716402369, Fax: +88-091-61510,,