As many as 20 scientists from Lucknow have found a place in a global database that has been prepared by Prof John P. Loannidis of Stanford University and his team and published by Elsevier. Scientists working in disciplines like chemistry, nanoscience, mechanical engineering, material science, bioinformatics, automation, energy, geology and environmental engineering feature on the list. Of the total 1,86,177 scientists featured, 2,042 are from India.
Scientists from CDRI, NBRI, KGMU and LU have found a place
Eight scientists from CSRI Central Drug Research Institute are part of the database. These include Shrikant R. Mulay, Atul Kumar, Koneni V. Sashidhara, Prabhat Ranjan Mishra, Manish K. Chourasia, Rakesh Maurya, A.K. Saxena and Prem M.S. Chauhan.
They are joined by two serving scientists from the National Botanical Research Institute, namely B.N. Singh and Debasish Chakraborty. Moreover, three professors cum scientists from Lucknow University have also made it to the database. These include renowned zoologists Prof Omkar, Prof C.R. Gautam from the physics department and Abhinav Kumar from the chemistry department.
Finally, the list also features six doctors from King George Medical University. These are head of the neurology department Prof R.K. Garg, head of the paediatrics department Prof Shaily Awasthi, associate professor at the psychiatry department Sujit Kumar Kar, head of the microbiology department Prof Amita Jain, associate professor Santosh Kumar of the respiratory medicine department, and former Head of the microbiology department Prof U.C. Chaturvedi.