Prof Ashok Pandey become the third Indian with h-index more than 100


updated on 21 July 2020  |   by Kamal Pratap Singh

As per google scholar, scientist who have h-index in the range of 20 are good scientist, 40 are outstanding, 60 are truly amazing but 100 or more are unimaginary, unbelievable etc. Prof Pandey is the only third Indian after Prof CNR Rao and Prof Kayanmoy Deb to achieve this feat.

Link: Google Scholar profile of Prof Ashok Pandey

This year Prof Ashok Pandey is also in the list of unbelievable scientists, according to the Google Scholar Citations public profiles. In the year 2019, the Professor Ashok Pandey was among the top 1% highly cited global researcher from India and only name from CSIR which is largest research organization in the country.

The data for this edition was collected during the last week of April 2020 of a BETA list of the public profiles of the most highly cited researchers (h-index larger than 100) according to their declared presence in the Google Scholar Citations database.

The list, that  includes both living and deceased authors, is ranked first by h-index in decreasing order and when ties appear, then by the total number of citations as a secondary criteria.

About Professor Ashok Pandey

Professor Pandey is currently Distinguished Scientist at Centre for Innovation and Translational Research, CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (IITR), Lucknow, India and Honorary Executive Director at the Centre for Energy and Environmental Sustainability- India. Formerly, he was Eminent Scientist at the Center of Innovative and Applied Bioprocessing (CIAB), Mohali and Chief Scientist & Head of Biotechnology Division at CSIR’s National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (NIIST) at Trivandrum.

His major research and technological development interests are in industrial and environmental biotechnology, which span over biomass to fuels & chemicals, waste to wealth/energy, industrial enzymes, solid-state fermentation, etc.

Professor Pandey is Adjunct/Visiting Professor/Scientist in universities in France, Brazil, Canada, China, Korea, South Africa, and Switzerland and also in several universities several in India. He has ~1400 publications/communications, which include 16 patents, 87 books, 700 papers and book chapters, etc. with h index of 100 and >45,000 citations (Goggle scholar). He has transferred several technologies to industries and has done industrial consultancy for about a dozen projects for Indian/international industries.

Prof Pandey is Editor-in-chief of Bioresource Technology, Honorary Executive Advisors of Journal of Water Sustainability and Journal of Energy and Environmental Sustainability, Subject editor of Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences (India) and editorial board member of several international and Indian journals.

Professor Pandey is the recipient of many national and international awards and honours, which include Distinguished Professor of Eminence with global impact in the area of Biotechnology, Precious Cornerstone University, Nigeria (2020), Highest Cited Researcher (Top 1% in the world), Clarivate Analytics, Web of Science (2019); IconSWM Life-time Achievement Award 2019, International Society for Solid Waste Management, KIIT, Bhubaneshwar, India (2019); Yonsei Outstanding Scholar, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea (2019), Highest Cited Researcher (Top 1% in the world; Top 10 in India), Clarivate Analytics, Web of Science (2018); Life-Time Achievement Award from the Biotech Research Society, India (2018); Life-Time Achievement Award from Venus International Research Awards (2018), Most Outstanding Researcher Award from Career360 (2018), Life-Time Achievement Award from the International Society for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (2017); Academician of European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Austria (2015); Honorary Doctorate degree from Univesite Blaise Pascal, France (2007); Thomson Scientific India Citation Laureate Award, USA (2006); UNESCO Professor (2000); Raman Research Fellowship Award, CSIR (1995); GBF, Germany and CNRS, France Fellowships (1992) and Young Scientist Award (1989), etc. He is Fellow of various academies, which include Royal Society of Biology, UK (2016); International Society for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (2016); National Academy of Sciences, India (2012); Association of Microbiologists of India (2008), International Organization of Biotechnology and Bioengineering (2007) and the Biotech Research Society, India (2005).

Professor Pandey is Founder President of the Biotech Research Society, India (; Founder & International Coordinator of International Forum on Industrial Bioprocesses, France (, Chairman of the International Society for Energy, Environment & Sustainability (, Editor-in-chief of Bioresource  Technology (, Honorary Executive Advisor of Journal of Energy and Environmental Sustainability (, Journal of Systems Microbiology and Biomanufacturing (, Journal of Environmental Sciences and Engineering (, Subject Editor, Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, India ( and Associate Editor, Biologia – Section Cellular and Molecular Biology ( and editorial board member of several international and Indian journals.

Last but not the least, Prof Ashok Pandey is  Advisory Member of Biotech Express Magazine Editorial Board along with Prof Sudhir Kumar Sopory and Prof K P Mishra. Prof Sir Ashok Pandey is among the first few scientists (Prof Kambadur Muralidhar, and few others) who joined our board in 2013 when the magazine was launched and since then providing valuable advice and critics toward the content selection and publication. Prof Pandey, BRSI and Biotech Express share a common goal i.e. Promotion of Indian Science. We proudly congratulate Prof Ashok Pandey on this unprecedented achievement on behalf of of Biotech Express Magazine.



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