PU Professor gets Top Cited Author Award 2019

Chandigarh August 13, 2019 

        Panjab University’s faculty, Dr Vishal Sharma from Institute of Forensic 
Science & Criminology, has been conferred with India Top Cited Author Award 2019 by IOP Publishing, United Kingdom (UK). IOP Publishing is a subsidiary of Institute of Physics (IOP) based at London (UK). This is society-owned scientific publisher, providing impact, recognition and value for the scientific community. Their aim is to cover the latest and best research in the physical sciences and beyond. 
The selection process for India Top Cited Author Award 2019 was based on the top 1% of the most-cited papers from India in the field of Physics; Materials, Biosciences, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Environmental Science, and Mathematical Sciences, published across the whole IOP Publishing portfolio in the past three years (2016 to 2018), using citations recorded in Web of Science. The award is given to him at Panjab University by IOP Publishing representative Ms. Arti Manoja from New Delhi.

Dr. Vishal Sharma says that this is a great achievement for me as I am the only awardees from Panjab University and I dedicate this award to my father who left us last year. He congratulated his students for their contribution in this achievement. 
He further told that top cited authors from India are being recognised for the significance of their work with an IOP Publishing award. The award is for corresponding authors from India, for work published across the whole IOP Publishing journal portfolio in the past three years (2016-2018).
      Prabu Desikan, Regional Director for South Asia at IOP Publishing, said: “India’s influence, contribution and status in the field of international research is growing continuously. We at IOP Publishing believe it is important to recognise the contribution of the outstanding scientists from this country, and we are proud to present these awards to them.”
        Dr. Vishal Sharma is having 15 years of teaching experience and his is 
currently working on the various applications like development of new materials for fingerprint sensing, Analytical Chemistry, Chemometrics in Forensic Science, Ageing of writing inks and bloodstains, Spectroscopic applications in writing paper, Analyses of Questioned Documents, Ion beam interaction for Forensic Applications. Dr. Vishal Sharma is the author of around 65 peer-reviewed scientific papers from International Journals and six book chapters. Recently he is invited as Editorial Board member of 
two Elsevier Journals namely Forensic Science International: Reports and Forensic Science International: Synergy. He has also edited a book on Radiation Effects in Polymeric Materials from Springer Nature Publisher.

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