Professor Ashok Pandey is currently Distinguished Scientist at the Centre for Innovation and Translational Research, CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow, India and Executive Director (Honorary) at the Centre for Energy and Environmental Sustainability – India. His major research and technological development interests are industrial & environmental biotechnology and energy biosciences, focusing on biomass to biofuels & chemicals, waste to wealth & energy, industrial enzymes, etc. He has ~1450 publications/communications, which include 16 patents, 95 books, >700 papers and book chapters,
etc. with h index of 107 and >50,000 citations (Goggle scholar).
Professor Ashok Pandey,
DPhil, FBRS, FNASc, FRSB, FISEES, FIOBB, FAMI, FICT, FWSSET
Google scholar: http://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=VlnbGhIAAAAJ
Homepage (personal) : http://ashokpandey.in; http://ashokpandey.org
Homepage (official): http://iitrindia.org/En/StaffDetail.aspx?id=297
The Distinguished Fellow award from the BRSI is given to a person who has contributed very significantly for academic and industrial research, dissemination of knowledge for societal benefits, nurturing young researchers, and making highly impactful global contributions. Professor Pandey is the first recipient of this award.
Professor Pandey has the unique distinction of being ranked #1 in India and #8 in the world in Biotechnology by the Stanford University, USA, based on its survey conducted and published in November 2020 on global ranking of researchers in different domains of Science and Technology. He has been rated among the Top 1% Highest Cited Researcher in the world since 2018 every year by the Clarivate Analytics, Web of Science. According to Google Scholar, his h index is 110 and citations are >52,000, which itself is testimony to the highest quality of his work with global recognition and impact.
Professor Pandey is the recipient of many national and international awards and honours, which include Highest Cited Researcher (Top 1% in the world), Clarivate Analytics, Web of Science (2020, 2019 & 2018); Top scientist in Biotechnology (no. 1 in India and no. 8 in the world), Stanford University world ranking (2020); Fellow, World Society of Sustainable Energy Technologies (2020); Fellow, Indian Chemical Society (2020); Distinguished Scientist, IconSWM Life-time Achievement Award 2019, International Society for Solid Waste Management, KIIT, Bhubaneshwar, India (2019); Yonsei Outstanding Scholar, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea (2019); 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); Fellow, Royal Society of Biology, UK (2016); Fellow, International Society for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (2016); Academician of European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Austria (2015); Fellow, National Academy of Sciences, India (2012); Fellow, Association of Microbiologists of India (2008); Honorary Doctorate degree from Universite Blaise Pascal, France (2007); Fellow, International Organization of Biotechnology and Bioengineering (2007); Thomson Scientific India Citation Laureate Award, USA (2006); Fellow, the Biotech Research Society, India (2005); UNESCO Professor (2000), etc.
Professor Ashok Pandey, the winner of the most coveted award of Distinguished Fellow from the BRSI had his school and college education in Kanpur and PhD from Allahabad. He has been a highly ‘workaholic’ person from the early days of his research career. He completed his PhD degree in just 28 months which was a record (in terms of time) and had published nine papers from the thesis. Among several of his great contributions, creation and establishment of Centre for Biofuels at CSIR-NIIST, Trivandrum, with two pilot plants has been a unique contribution.
Professor Pandey has been a great visionary. With deep thoughts and plans, it is he who established the Biotech Research Society, India (BRSI; www.brsi.in) in 2003 and also established the International Bioporcessing Association- An international forum on industrial bioprocesses (IBA-IFIBiop, www.ifibiop.org), (HQ France). BRSI is the most active scientific professional society dedicated to biotechnologists in India
and has provided a unique platform for networking and collaboration to its members for partnership in India and with other countries. BRSI offers an interdisciplinary platform for the researchers and industries as well as to policy planners bringing experts from biotechnology, biochemistry, microbiology, chemical and biochemical engineering, environmental science and engineering and also from other areas of life sciences and biological engineering. IBA has members from 32 countries and has a similar agenda as that of BRSI.