Professor Krishna Gopal Bhattacharyya, a Professor of Chemistry in Assam Don Bosco University, Guwahati has been listed among the 2% Top Scientists in the World by Stanford University’s team of scientists, who meticulously analysed the w orks and contributions of over 100,000 scientists in the world and ranked them subject-wise. The database, created under the leadership of Dr. John PA Ioannidis was published in a highly respected journal – PLOS Biology. According this ranking, Prof. Bhattacharyya has been placed as:

  • 3rd in ranking among Indian Scientists in the field of ‘Environmental Science’
  • 235th in ranking among World Scientists in the field of ‘Environmental Science’

Professor Krishna Gopal Bhattacharyya obtained his M.Sc. in Chemistry from Gauhati University, Ph.D. and DIC from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London. He joined the Department of Chemistry, Gauhati University in 1975 and retired as Professor in April 2016. He served as the Head of the Department of Chemistry and the Dean, Faculty of Science, Gauhati University. He also served the UGC-Academic Staff College, Gauhati University as its Director from 1997 to 2012. Apart from this, Professor Bhattacharyya had also served as the Chairman of the State level Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA), Assam under the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India from March 2017 to February 2020. Presently, he is working as Professor of Chemistry, Assam Don Bosco University, Tapesia, Sonapur. 

More than 70 students have completed their Ph.D under his guidance. His research interests include air, water and soil chemistry, Heterogeneous Catalysis and Environmental Chemistry. He has more than 200 research publications in international and national journals with 11267 citations, h-index of 44 and i10 index of 88 (Google Scholar). He had successfully completed research projects from the World Bank, DST, DBT, Ministry of Environment and Forests, ISRO, DRDO and other organizations. 

Commenting on this recognition and honour, the Vice Chancellor of Assam Don Bosco University, Fr (Dr) Stephen Mavely said, “It is a privilege to have Prof. Bhattacharyya at Don Bosco University as we march ahead to make a difference in the lives of the young people of our region as a University ”.