Dr. Vinod Prakash Sharma, M.Sc. 1960; D.Phil. 1964; D.Sc. 1979 all from Allahabad University, Post Doctoral Research Associate, University of Notre Dame and Purdue University, USA (1964-1968); Pool Officer, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun (1969-1970); Senior Scientist WHO/ICMR Unit on Genetic Control of Mosquitoes, New Delhi (1970-1975), Deputy Director Vector Control Research Centre/Malaria Research Centre (1975-1982); Founder Director National Institute of Malaria Research (1962-1998), and Additional Director General Indian Council of Medical Research (1998). He is FNA, FASc, FNASc, FAMS, FTWAS, and Fellow of several other learned societies. He has specialized in Malaria & Vector Biology. He has 40 years of research and field experience, published c400 scientific papers, book on Anopheles and edited 14 books. Under his leadership NIMR had earned international reputation of excellence in malaria research and control, and established linkages with leading national and international laboratories.
Prof. K.J. Nath is widely regarded as one of India’s foremost experts on Community Water Supply and Sanitation, Environmental Health and Public Health Engineering. For over four decades, he has played a variety of roles ranging from project engineer, researcher, academician, teacher, consultant, planner and in the process has won nationwide and international acclaim and recognition. As Professor of Environmental Sanitation and Director of the All India Institute of Hygiene & Pubic Health (AIIH&PH), Govt. of India (GOI), he did seminal works on rural and urban water supply and sanitation, urban waste management, air and water pollution, water quality surveillance, environmental epidemiology and impact assessment.