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Professor Lal receives honorary degree from Technical University of Dresden

Oct. 31, 2015

On September 23, 2015, Professor Rattan Lal, an expert in soil science and a Distinguished Professor at The Ohio State University received the honorary degree as Doctor of Natural Sciences honoris causa from the Technical University of Dresden. “With the granting of this honorary doctorate, our university honors one of the world’s most famous and globally engaged soil scientists. His research topics and spheres of activities go far beyond soil science. Of global importance are Lal’s seminal and often cited publications on the potential for carbon storage in soils connected with global change, food security in a world with growing human population, as well sustainable and integrated management of soil and water resources. Moreover, we honor a person not only of high international standing, but also with a unique and charismatic personality”, says Karl-Heinz Feger, professor at the Institute of Soil Science and Site Ecology and Dean of the Faculty of Environmental Sciences at TU of Dresden.

The honorary degree was presented by the Rector of the Technical University of Dresden, Professor Hans-Muller Steinhagen.

Congratulations Professor Lal! Read more about this honor here.