Recognised for outstanding research and contribution to global R&D
India’s leading researchers were recently honoured at Thomson Reuters Research Excellence – India Citation Awards 2015 in New Delhi. The guest of honour for the event was Dr Soumya Swaminathan, Director General, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) & Secretary- Department of Health Research. The keynote address was delivered by Dr H Purushotham, Chairman and Managing Director, National Research Development Corporation.
The India Citation awards study mines scientific research citations within Web of Science, the premier global search and discovery platform, to identify most influential researchers in the country.
The 2015 India Citation Awards winners were Dr Vinay Gupta, IUSSTF (Indo-US) University of California Scientist, Physics of Energy Harvesting, CSIR National Physical Laboratory; Dr A Ramachandran, Chairman, Dr A Ramachandran’s Diabetes Hospitals President, India Diabetes Research Capital; Dr A Banerjee, Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry, UK, Professor- Biological Chemistry, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science; Dr AK Srivastav, Visiting Scientist, US Army Laboratory, Maryland, USA, Professor- Analytical Chemistry University of Mumbai; Dr Prithwish Tribedy, Scientist Variable Energy Cyclotron Center, Kolkata; Dr Rahul Bannerjee, Principal Scientist, Physical and Materials, Chemistry Division, CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory; Dr Rajeev Varshney, Director, International Crops Research Institute for the semi-arid tropics, Center of Excellence in Genomics; Dr S Ramaprabhu, Professor, Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, Chennai; Dr Swagatam Das, Assistant Professor Electronics and Communications, Science unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata and Dr Vandana Bhalla, Assistant Professor, Gurunanak Dev University, Amritsar , Category- Organic Chemistry.
Arvind Pachhapur, South Asia Head, Intellectual Property & Science and Legal Business, Thomson Reuters said, “India has always been an important contributor to the global research output. The Thomson Reuters India Citation Awards aims to encourage and celebrate excellence in research by objectively identifying highly impactful work.”