Thomson Reuters names Prashant Kamat one of the world's most influential scientific minds

Author: Stephanie Healey

Prashant Kamat
Prashant Kamat, The Rev. John A. Zahm, C.S.C. Professor of Science

Prashant Kamat, The Rev. John A. Zahm, C.S.C., Professor of Science in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has been selected as a Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher and has been included on Thomson Reuters’ list of The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds: 2014. The list includes over 3,200 scientists across the globe who have published the highest number of articles that are cited the most frequently by other researchers.  The list was compiled from two separate Thomson Reuters studies that analyzed publication and citation data from 21 broad fields of study, ranging from chemistry to social sciences.

Kamat is a world-renowned scientist and has published more than 400 peer-reviewed publications, edited three books, and is a contributor to 14 books and monographs. Citations of his work number in the tens of thousands, and in 2011, Times Higher Education ranked him among the top 100 chemists of the previous decade based on citations per paper. In addition, the h-index measure of his research impact surpassed 100 this year, a distinction achieved by only the world’s most elite scientists.

The overall goal of Kamat’s research is to build bridges between physical chemistry and material science to improve energy conversion efficiencies. His current work falls under the areas of nanotechnology and material chemistry, solar energy conversion, chemical processes in heterogeneous media and solar fuels.

Kamat has won the American Chemical Society’s Langmuir Leadership Award and is a fellow of the American Chemical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Electrochemical Society. His international honors include the Chemical Research Society of India Medial and the Honda-Fujishima Lectureship Award from the Japanese Photochemistry Association. This past May he was also recognized by the University of Notre Dame with the 2014 Research Achievement Award.