The list was compiled after analyzing 35,760 profiles of chemists on Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Graph. In order to be considered, each scientist had to have a minimum h-index of 40. Rankings were then created considering h-index, proportion of contribution within the discipline, awards, and other achievements. Kamat’s H-index is 148, with 82,665 citations over his 470 publications.
Kamat was also recently named a Fellow of the Materials Research Society. His induction citation states that he was selected “For advancing the knowledge of materials chemistry through elucidation of the basic principles underlying light-induced charge transfer processes at heterogeneous interfaces, from quantum-confined semiconductors, to metallic nanoparticles, and to their hybrids.”
Kamat’s research connects physical chemistry and materials science to develop advanced nanomaterials for light energy conversion. His work seeks to enable understanding of the basic principles behind light-induced charge-transfer processes in nanostructured assemblies. Kamat received his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Bombay University and completed his postdoctoral training at Boston University and the University of Texas at Austin. He is a Fellow of The Electrochemical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Chemical Society, and a Pravasi Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy. Kamat is a winner of the Porter Medal and the Richard E. Smalley Research Award, and he has been named to Clarivate/Thomson-Reuters “Highly Cited Researchers” list each year from 2014-2021. Kamat also serves as the Founding Editor-in-Chief of ACS Energy Letters and was previously a deputy editor for the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters.