THOMSON REUTERS RESEARCH EXCELLENCE
INDIA CITATION AWARDS 2012

India Citation Awards 2012

Thomson Reuters congratulates the recipients of ‘India CItation Award 2012’

We feel proud to recognize and award ten Indian researchers for their outstanding pioneering research.

These awards are a part of Thomson Reuters Asia Pacific Research Day which recognizes professionals for their research excellence that has influential contribution to global R&D.

Announced on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at:

Hall Mantra
The Park Hotel
15, Parliament Street
New Delhi — 110 001

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Agenda

Program Agenda

Time Activities Speaker
06:15 PM Guest Registration – Tea/Coffee & Snacks Served Mantra Hall
07:00–07:05 PM
(05 mins)
Welcome Remark Mr. Vinay Singh
Director – India
Intellectual Property & Science
Thomson Reuters
07:05–07:15 PM
(10 mins)
Opening Address Mr. Swarup Choudhury
Managing Director, India
Thomson Reuters
07:15–07:30 PM
(15 mins)
Guest Speaker:
Citations in Research Evaluation
Professor Gautam R Desiraju
Structural Chemist
Indian Institute of Science
07:30–07:45 PM
(15 mins)
Guest-of-Honour:
The Future of Research in India
Dr. Thirumalachari Ramasami
Secretary to the Government of India
Department of Science & Technology
07:45–08:05 PM
(20 mins)
India Citation Awards Methodology:
Leading Indian Scientists in Research Excellence
Mr. David Pendlebury
Consultant, Bibliometric Analysis
Thomson Reuters
08:05–08:25 PM
(20 mins)
Presentation Ceremony:
Thomson Reuters Research Excellence – India Citation Awards 2012
Dr. Thirumalachari Ramasami
Secretary to the Government of India
Department of Science & Technology
08:25–08:35 PM
(10 mins)
Closing Remarks Dr. Wong Woei Fuh
Managing Director, Asia
Intellectual Property & Science
Thomson Reuters
08:35–08:40 PM
(05 mins)
Group Photography of Presenters and Awardees on stage  
8:40 PM Dinner and Networking Mantra Hall
10:00 PM Event Concludes  
Awardees

Research Field: Physical Chemistry and Photochemistry

Dr.  Anunay Samanta, FNA, FASc, FNASc 
J. C. Bose National Fellow 
Professor of Chemistry 
University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad

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Research Field: Nanobiotechnology

Dr. Murali Sastry
Director, DSM India Innovation Centre, Gurgaon

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Research Field: Theoretical Physics and Cosmology

Professor Rabin Banerjee
Senior Professor, Department of Theoretical Sciences
S N Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata

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Research Field: Theoretical Physics and Cosmology

Professor Sandip P Trivedi
Professor, Department of Theoretical Physics
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai

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Research Field: Mechanical Engineering, Heat Transfer, Fluid Dynamics and Nanotechnology

Dr. Sarit Kumar Das
Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

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Research Field: Theoretical Physics and Cosmology

Professor Thanu Padmanabhan
Research Scientist, Core Academic Programmes
Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune

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Research Field: Applied Physics and Materials Science, Computational Methods

Professor Umesh Vasudeo Waghmare
Theoretical Science Unit, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bangalore

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Research Field: Theoretical Physics and Cosmology

Dr. Varun Sahni
Professor, Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune

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Research Field: Physical, Organic, and Environmental Chemistry

Professor Velayutham Murugesan, M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry (Eminence) & Advisor
Centre for Research, Anna University, Chennai

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Research Field: Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, and Bioresource Technology

Dr. Vinod Kumar Garg
Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Science and Engineering
Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Haryana

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Methodology

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

In selecting the Citation Awardees, the primary focus was on India-based researchers who had written multiple “Highly Cited Papers” over the past decade, 2002-2011. Data for this analysis were extracted from Highly Cited Papers as identified in Essential Science IndicatorsSM from Thomson Reuters. Highly Cited Papers are defined as the top 1% of research papers worldwide in each of 22 disciplines based on total citations as determined by field and publication year. This provides a method of normalization because different fields exhibit different average rates of citation and older papers will have had more time to be cited than younger ones. A threshold of at least five Highly Cited Papers was set as the minimum requirement for selection in order to identify only individuals who demonstrated repeated high impact (citation impact) contributions in their field. The average number of citations per paper (termed “citation impact”) reflects the scientific influence of the published research in the given field. 

After the selections were made, each name was confirmed in the most recent version of Essential Science IndicatorsSM (which includes citation counts through 30 April 2012). This ensured each awardee still claimed authorship of five or more Highly Cited Papers published since 2002 (articles and conference proceedings papers only).  The Essential Science IndicatorsSM is derived from the Thomson Reuters Web of Science® multidisciplinary citation database which includes all articles, reviews and proceedings papers. Indian scientists who had previously been recognised at Thomson Reuters events in 2004, 2006 and 2009 were not considered for selection.

From this analysis, 10 high-impact Indian scientists were identified. These researchers are among India’s most accomplished contemporary scientists, highly esteemed by their peers, not just in India but around the globe.

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