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   Dr. NP Sukumaran   
  (B. October 15, 1938)   

Former Head, Division of Crop Physiology and Biochemistry,
Central Potato Research Institute
Email address: sukumaran_shimla@yahoo.com

Being an eminent plant physiologist, Dr. Sukumaran made significant contribution on basic photosynthetic studies on potato under different abiotic stress conditions, alternatives to traditional cold storage of potatoes like evaporative cool storage and mathematical modeling of crop growth and productivity. Dr. Sukumaran was awarded Fullbright Scholarship for study in USA (1966-1971). He was also awarded Post-Doctoral Fellowship of the Japan Society for Promotion of Science. Dr. Sukumaran has published over 35 research papers, popular articles, book chapters etc.