Dr. Sudheesh Manalil currently serves as Professor & Head of Research and Chairperson of Post Graduate Program, School of Agricultural Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore campus. Dr. Sudheesh holds a Ph. D. from The University of Western Australia (UWA).
Dr. Sudheesh Manalil has both national and international experience in the field of Agricultural Sciences. Dr. Sudheesh did his Bachelors and Masters in Agricultural Sciences from Kerala Agricultural University. For the Master’s program, Dr. Sudheesh secured a Research Fellowship in Agronomy from the Indian Council of Agriculture Research. For the Ph.D. program, Dr. Sudheesh secured a SIRF fellowship from the University of Western Australia. While at Kerala Agricultural University, Sudheesh specialized in Agronomy and Agricultural Meteorology and worked in Pepper and Banana Research Stations. Dr. Sudheesh did his Ph.D. in Population Genetics and Simulation Modelling. After completing his Ph.D., Dr. Sudheesh joined as a Postdoc with the same university and worked on an Australian Government Project on Greenhouse gas emission and abatement strategies from wheat fields. As part of this program, Dr. Sudheesh secured experience in soil sciences, water management and molecular characterization of soil microbes. Later on, Dr. Sudheesh joined as a Professional Officer with NSW Government Department, NSW and worked on Genetically Modified Cotton. In 2014, Dr. Sudheesh joined as a Research Fellow with the University of Queensland and worked on the ecology of major weeds. Currently serves as an Honorary Associate Professor of the University of Queensland. Dr. Sudheesh is also on the Editorial Board of International Journals in Agriculture. Dr. Sudheesh published more than 30 articles in high-impact reputed international journals including Soil and Tillage Research, Frontiers in Agriculture, Weed Science and Nature Scientific Reports.