Prashant Kamat, The Rev. John A. Zahm, C.S.C., Professor of Science, has been named a Highly Cited Researcher for 2019 by Clarivate Analytics. The distinction was awarded to less than .01% of researchers in the world, a group of under 6,300. Their work makes up the top 1% of citations in Web of Science, by field and year. This marks Kamat as one of the world’s most influential researchers.
Kamat has over 500 publications on Web of Science, which have been cited over 66,500 times. He currently possesses an Hersch-index (h-index) of 133, which means that 133 of his published works have been cited at least 133 times.
Following his graduation from Bombay University’s masters and doctoral programs in 1974 and 1979, respectively, Kamat completed postdoctoral research. He joined the Notre Dame faculty in 1983 as a professional specialist and he became a professor in 2006. He assumed his current position in 2010, serving in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Radiation Laboratory.
Kamat’s research is focused on bridging physical chemistry and material science, to improve the efficiency of energy conversion. According to his laboratory website, he has, “established a successful multidisciplinary research program in nanostructure architectures and energy conversion processes.”
Kamat has been named to the Highly Cited Researcher list each year since 2015.
Highly cited papers are defined as those that rank in the top one percent by citations for the field and publication year in the Web of Science. More information about the methodology behind the list is available at Clarivate Analytics.