Shoolini University researcher Dr Gaurav Sharma has received global recognition as a Highly-Cited Researcher for 2020 by Clarivate Analytics of Web of Science Group. With this, he has earned great accolades for Shoolini University and the country.
The list of Highly Cited Researchers from the Web of Science Group identifies scientists and social scientists who have demonstrated a significantly broad influence, reflected through their publication of multiple papers and have been frequently cited by their peers during the last decade.
It is matter of great honour that Dr Sharma is among the 20 researchers from India in a list of 6,167 top scientists from across the world.
Researchers are selected for their exceptional influence and performance in one or more of 21 ‘Fields’ or ‘Across Field’. Dr Gaurav Sharma has been awarded highly Cited Researcher in the ‘Across Field’ category. The number of researchers selected in each field is based on the square root of the population of authors listed in the field’s highly cited papers. The number of those with cross-field influence is determined by finding those who have influence equivalent to those identified in the 21 fields.
Hailing this momentous achievement of Dr Gaurav Sharma, Shoolini University Vice Chancellor Prof PK Khosla said, “This is a very proud moment for the university, which has always laid special emphasis on research.” Shoolini University is built around the foundation of deep research and innovation capabilities. It continues to make consistent efforts to maintain global standards of research and publication. Right since its inception in 2009, faculty and students have achieved several accolades because of the high-quality research carried out on the campus.
Lauding the achievement, Pro Vice Chancellor Prof Atul Khosla said Dr Gaurav Sharma had made Himachal Pradesh and India proud.
For the Highly Cited Researchers 2020 analysis, the papers surveyed were those published and cited during 2009-2019 and which, at the end of 2019, ranked in the top 1 per cent by citations for their field and year.
Dr Sharma started his research journey at Shoolini University in 2009 as a Master of Philosophy student. He completed his research work as a PhD student from Shoolini University in 2014. He is working on the preparation and characterization of diverse multifunctional nanomaterials, and their composites, specially focused for their potential applications in environmental remediation and biological field.
Thanking the Vice-Chancellor and other senior faculty members, Dr Sharma said he would like to continue his research activities and it would be a great privilege for him to make a difference to the society and the world through his research.