Bidhan Nath

FORCE11 Member since March 23, 2019

Help support the FORCE11 community with a donation membership. Click here to learn more.

Biography

Curriculum Vitae

BIDHAN CHANDRA NATH

 

Personal Information

 

Name

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

Email:bidhanbrri@gmail.com /bidhan_brri@yahoo.com, http://www.brri.gov.bd

Date of birth

December 31, 1976

Nationality

Bangladeshi (by birth)

Sex

Male

Marital status

Married

Contact number                         

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

E-mail address                            

bidhanbrri@gmail.com /bidhanfmpht@yahoo.com

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

Class/Grade

Marks Obtained (%)

Major

Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU)

2003

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

Grade B+

 (Upper Second Class)

60-70

Agricultural Engineering

Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU)

1998

(Held in 2001)

Bachelor of  Science(B Sc) in Agricultural Engineering

First Class

 

60.05

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         

Others

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.

Honor

 

  • 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

          

  • PROGRAMMING

       FORTURN 77,  C++

  • DESIGN

      Auto CAD 2000

  • STATISTICAL ANALYSIS

      Crop STAT, R

  • WORD PROCESSING

       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)

Referees

 

  • Dr. Tamal Lata Aditya

Director (Research), Bangladesh Rice Research Institute,  Gazipur

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

Email: tamaladitya@yahoo.com /directorresearchbrri@yahoo.com, http://www.brri.gov.bd

  • Md. Siddikur Rahman

Professor, Department of Farm Structure and Environmental Engineering

Bangladesh Agricultural University Maymensingh-2202, Bangladesh

Mobile:+ 8801716402369, Fax: +88-091-61510, Email:siddik@bau.edu.bd, http://www.bau.edu.bd