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Dr. Krishan Verma.k | Biological Sciences | Outstanding Scientist Award

Guangxi Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Nanning-Guangxi

Author Profile

Early Academic Pursuits

Dr. Krishan K. Verma embarked on his academic journey with a Bachelor’s degree in Science from Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University, YDC College, Lakhimpur, India in 2002. He continued his studies at the same institution, earning a Master’s degree in 2004. His academic focus honed in on botany, and he subsequently pursued a Ph.D. at the University of Lucknow, India, which he completed in 2009. His doctoral research explored the “Effect of waterlogging on plant growth, physiological, biochemical and biomass characteristics of Jatropha curcas.”

Professional Endeavors

Dr. Verma’s professional career began with a role as a Research Assistant at the CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute in Lucknow, India, from 2008 to 2010. He then served as a Postdoctoral Fellow and Teaching Assistant at the Department of Botany, University of Lucknow, from 2010 to 2013, and also taught in the Department of Environmental Sciences during 2011-2012. From 2014 to 2017, he held the position of Young Scientist and Principal Investigator at Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur, India. Since 2018, Dr. Verma has been a Foreign Expert at the Sugarcane Research Institute, Guangxi Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China.

Contributions and Research Focus

Dr. Verma’s research is centered on plant physiology and molecular biology, specifically how polluted soil and water impact plant growth and their physiological adaptations. His work investigates the physiological and molecular mechanisms plants use to cope with biotic and abiotic stresses. Notably, his research on irrigation with fluoride-contaminated water aimed at improving bio-amelioration and biological CO2 sequestration. Dr. Verma has published 97 scientific articles, 12 book chapters, and 12 books, contributing significantly to the fields of plant science and environmental research.

Accolades and Recognition

Dr. Verma’s contributions to agricultural science have been recognized through various awards and honors. In 2021, he received the “Award of Excellence” from the Guangxi Academy of Agricultural Science. His innovative research earned him the Young Scientist Award at a national seminar in 2013 and the Best Poster Presentation Award at a national conference in 2017. Additionally, his work as a Young Scientist/Principal Investigator was funded by prestigious grants from the Science and Engineering Research Board of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.

Impact and Influence

Dr. Verma’s work has had a profound impact on understanding the interactions between environmental pollutants and plant biology. His research provides insights into how plants adapt to stressful conditions, offering potential solutions for improving crop resilience and productivity in contaminated environments. His extensive publication record in high-impact journals underscores his influence in the scientific community.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Dr. Verma’s ongoing work at the Sugarcane Research Institute in China continues to push the boundaries of plant science and environmental research. His commitment to exploring the physiological and molecular responses of plants to environmental stressors positions him as a key figure in developing sustainable agricultural practices. Looking ahead, Dr. Verma aims to further his research on plant-environment interactions, with a focus on mitigating the impacts of pollution and climate change on crop production. His legacy will be marked by his contributions to enhancing plant resilience and promoting sustainable agriculture.


A total of 3401 citations for his publications, demonstrating the impact and recognition of his research within the academic community.

  • Citations        3401
  • h-index          33
  • i10-index       59
Notable Publications 

Recent developments in enzymatic antioxidant defence mechanism in plants with special reference to abiotic stress

VD Rajput, Harish, RK Singh, KK Verma, L Sharma, FR Quiroz-Figueroa, …

Nanotechnology in the restoration of polluted soil

VD Rajput, T Minkina, SK Upadhyay, A Kumari, A Ranjan, S Mandzhieva, …

Application of synthetic consortia for improvement of soil fertility, pollution remediation, and agricultural productivity: a review

P Chaudhary, M Xu, L Ahamad, A Chaudhary, G Kumar, BS Adeleke, …

Nano-biochar: A novel solution for sustainable agriculture and environmental remediation

VD Rajput, T Minkina, B Ahmed, VK Singh, S Mandzhieva, S Sushkova, …
Environmental Research

Review on interactions between nanomaterials and phytohormones: Novel perspectives and opportunities for mitigating environmental challenges

D Kumar, R Singh, SK Upadhyay, KK Verma, RM Tripathi, H Liu, …
Plant Science
Krishan Verma.k | Biological Sciences | Outstanding Scientist Award