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Amit Kumar


PhD (HPU), Senior Researcher (Shenzhen Uni), Visiting Faculty ( Glocal University, India, University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa)

Amit Kumar is Professor at the School of Advanced Chemical Sciences, Shoolini University. He started his research career with a PhD in Chemistry at Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla, in 2008. Prior to this, Kumar was awarded the prestigious predoctoral scholarship of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (Government of India). He got a Gold Medal in his Master’s Degree in Chemistry.

After completing his PhD, he joined Shoolini University, where he has been involved in research and teaching at the undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels. He has supervised three PhD students and 20 master’s degree students. At present, he is a senior researcher at the College of Materials Science and Engineering of Shenzhen University, PR China. He is involved in the field of optical designing of semiconductor heterojunctions as catalysts for environmental remediation and energy production. 

Kumar also holds the position of co-director, International Research Centre of Nanotechnology for Himalayan Sustainability (IRCNHS), Shoolini University, India. He is visiting faculty at the School of Technology, Glocal University, India, and the University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. 

About 85% of his articles have been published in Q-1 journals and seven articles with IF of more than 10. He is the principal investigator of project (6474 € - sanction number- 50120171168) funded by Shenzhen postdoctoral station (State Agency). He has an h-index of 53 with 7,000 citations.

Kumar has diverse research collaborations at the Instituto de Catálisis y Petroleoquímica (Spain), King Saud University (Saudi Arabia), Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences (China) and Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil). He is also ranked among the World’s Top 2% Scientists (Current year 2019 category) as per Stanford University Rankings, 2020.

His scientific production encompasses 130 papers, including Applied Catalysis B: Environmental (IF 19), Chemical Engineering Journal (IF 13.4), ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, Journal of Hazardous Materials (IF 10), Journal of Cleaner Production etc. He has received h-index 48 and more than 5600 citations. 

Kumar is an editor of Frontiers in Energy Research (IF 3.4) and Journal of Nanostructure in Chemistry (IF 4.077) and has also edited 7 books for publishing houses at Springer, Materials Research Forum, and more.

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