Prof Ashok Pandey tops World Ranking of top 2% Indian scientist in Biotechnology, no.1 in India


Recently Prof Pandey became the third Indian scientist to have h-index more than 100.

In the study the scientists of Stanford University created a database of more than 100,000 top scientists of the world and made ranking on the basis of standardised citation indicators such as citations, H-index, co-authorship and a composite indicator. The database, a work of John Ioannidis, Kevin Boyack and Jeroene Bass from the departments of Medicine, Epidemiology and Public Health and Biomedical Data Science, University of Stanford, California, USA has been published in the October 16 issue of PLos Biology.

These scientists are from across all scientific fields based on their ranking of a composite indicator that considers six citation metrics to measure impact of research publications. Scientists have been classified into 22 scientific fields and 176 sub fields.

The list includes about 1,500 scientists from India. Subject-wise ranking of top 2 percent scientists from India is available at


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.

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. 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 and his NGO 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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