Gaurav Sharma


Visiting research professor (University of KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa), Post Doc. (Shenzhen University)

Dr. Gaurav Sharma started his research activity in 2009 at Shoolini University (India) as a master of philosophy. After that, he completed his research work as a PhD student with the preparation and characterisation of diverse multifunctional nanomaterials and their composites, especially focused on potential applications in environmental remediation (as photocatalysts and adsorbents).

Currently, he is an Associate Professor in the School of Chemistry at Shoolini University (India), where he carried out diverse research lines, interrelated to each other based on the synthesis and characterization of nanocomposites, hydrogels, bi, and trimetallic nanoparticles, ion exchangers, adsorbents and photocatalysts, etc.

Gaurav was invited as a visiting research professor from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa) in 2017 and 2019. In 2017, He joined as a postdoctoral fellow at the college of materials science and engineering, Shenzhen University. He got a project from the China Postdoctoral Science Foundation in 2018. In 2020, he has been recognized as a Highly-Cited Researcher for 2020 by Clarivate Analytics of Web of Science Group.

He performed and taught different courses as nanochemistry, polymer chemistry, spectroscopy, and natural products, among others. On the other hand, he supervised 5 Master of Philosophy, and more than 25 Master and Bachelors students. He has established collaborative research with various professors in countries such as Finland, Saudi Arabia, China, Spain, and South Africa.

He is a reviewer of more than 30 journals including Scientific Reports, Chemical Engineering Journal, Materials Chemistry and Physics, Journal of Molecular Liquids, Environmental Pollution, Carbohydrate Polymers, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, Environmental Technology, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, etc.

The outcome of his research work was depicted in more than 125 publications (Total: 128)-SCI, where more than 72 research papers are Q1, such as Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (IF 10.093), Chemical Engineering Journal (IF 8.355), Journal of Cleaner Production (IF 6,395), Carbohydrate Polymers (IF 6,044) ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces (IF 8,456), Journal of Hazardous Materials (IF 7.650) and International Journal of Biological Macromolecules (IF 4,784), etc, 9 book chapters and 4 edited books.

Furthermore, the impact of his research has been highlighted too by fact that 20 of his publications are Web of Science Highly Cited Articles with total citations more than 1900. For instance, a few of his research papers in the International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, Process Safety and Environmental Protection, Materials Science and Engineering: C; Journal of King Saud University-Science, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry; are most cited articles published since 2017.

His h-index is 47, citations: 4886 (web of science); Google Scholar: h-index is 50, citations: 5194. He is Associate Editor of International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology(Springer) IF 2,031; Chemical Papers(Springer) IF 1,246. Editorial Board member of Current Organic Chemistry (IF 2.1), Innovations in Corrosion and Materials Science, Journal of Nanostructure in Chemistry(Springer), Nanotechnology for Environmental Engineering(Springer), Universal Journal of Chemistry, Letters in Applied NanoBioScience, etc, and Academic Editor of Journal of Nanomaterials (IF 1.980) Advances in Polymer Technology (IF 1.539).

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