Professor’s contributions acknowledged

Sharma ranked 80th in the world citations in environmental science field
October 15, 2019

In a “A standardized citation metrics author database annotated for scientific field” published in the journal PLOS Biology, Virender Sharma, PhD, professor at the Texas A&M School of Public Health, has been ranked 80th in the world in the field of environmental science.

The publicly available database of 100,000 top scientists provides standardized information on citations, h-index, co-authorship-adjusted hm-index, citations to papers in different authorship positions, and a composite indicator.

Sharma was named the 2019 Outstanding Distinguished Scientist by Texas A&M University’s research honor society Sigma Xi. Sharma is a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry; an at-large member of the Division of Environmental Chemistry, American Chemical Society; and a member of the President International Fellowship, Chinese Academy of Sciences. His areas of research interest include chemistry and applications of ferrates; inactivation of virus, bacteria and toxins in water and air; removal of emerging contaminants such as antibiotics, estrogens and toxic metals in water; formation, fate and toxicity of silver and gold engineered and natural nanoparticles in aquatic environments; and applications to ferrites to destroy toxins and pollutants under solar light.

— Rae Lynn Mitchell

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