Prof. Dr. Prakash R. Somani

Awards and Achievements


Scholarships / Fellowships :

1991 – 1994 * S. J. Jindal Educational Trust Scholarship, Bangalore, India.
2002 – 2003 * UNESCO-ICTP-CNR-ISMN Fellowship (Italy).
30/5/2005 – 31/5/2007 * JSPS International Fellowship (Japan).


Awards / Special Achievements / Honors:

1. Biography published in “Marquis Who’s Who in the World, 20th Edition, 2002”.
2. Biography published in “Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, 7th Edition, 2003”.
3. Biography published in “Marquis Who’s Who in Asia, 1st Edition, 2007”.
4. “Consulting Editor” for “The Contemporary Who’s who - American Biographical Institute, USA, 2003”.
5. Editorial Advisory Board Member of the International Journal “Sensors and Transducers Journal”
Published by : “International Frequency Sensor Association (IFSA)” Spain (1995 - 2012) (Web site :
6. Editorial Board Member for the Open Access International Research Journal “Nanoscience and Nanotechnology” (from 2011 - till date). (Web site :
7. Editorial Board Member for the Open Access International Research Journal “Green and Sustinable Chemistry” (from 23/11/2015 - till date). (Web site :
8. Editorial Board Member for the Open Access International Research Journal “World Journal of Nano Science and Engineering” (from 23/11/2015 - till date). (Web site :
9. Founded Research and Development (R&D) based company “Applied Science Innovations Pvt. Ltd., India. (Web site
10. Founder and Journal Co-ordinator of the Open Access Peer-Review International Research Journal “Carbon - Science and Technology” Published by : “Applied Science Innovations Private Limited, India” (Web site

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11. Recognized Guide for Ph. D. (Physics) of Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Maharashtra, India (2010 - 2017).
12. Recognized Guide for Ph. D. (Physics) of Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati, Maharashtra, India.
13. Recognized Guide for Ph. D. (Physics) of Banasthali University, Rajasthan, India (2010 - 2017).
14. Recognized Guide for Ph. D. (Nanotechnology) of Sir Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belgaon, India (RSRI No.: VTU08173881 – Year 2017).
15. Reference Book entitled “Carbon Nanotubes: Multifunctional Materials”, Edited by Prakash R. Somani and M. Umeno, Applied Science Innovations Private Limited, India (January 2009), ISBN: 978-81-906027-0-9.
Forewords by Nobel Laureate Sir Prof. H. Kroto (Nobel Prize in Chemistry - 1996), Florida State University, USA.
16. Adjunct (Honorary) Faculty , Department of Physics, Banasthali University, Rajasthan, India (From 2012 - 2017).
17. All India Achievers Foundation Award New Delhi, India for Industrial Development (2012).


18. One of the research papers (Electrochromic Materials and Devices: Present and Future) in Top 20 Highly Cited Publications in Materials Science from India during 1999 – 2008 (B. S. Kademani, A. Sagar, K. Bhanumurthy, Malaysian Journal of Library and Information Science, Volume 16, No. 2, August 2011, pp 63-82) .
19. Five (05) Research papers in Top 25 Hottest Articles in ScienceDirect.
20. Reviewer for more than 42 International Scientific Peer-reviewed Research Journals.
21. Co-Chair for the Session on ‘Carbon Nanomaterials’ in NANOCON-2012 conference, 18 - 19 October 2012,
Bharati Vidyapeeth University (BVU), Pune, India
22. Board of Studies (BOS) member - Engineering Science (Faculty of Engineering and Technology)-
Bharati Vidyapeeth University (BVU), Pune, India (From 2009 - 05/04/2015).
23. Article related to the life of Dr. Somani is included in the book entitled “Vishesh Akolekar”, 2012 (Published in Marathi Language, Editions - I, II and III), Loksanskruti Publication, Pune, Maharashtra, India. .


24. CHIEF GUEST for the Award distribution function for district level science competition by Ahmadnagar District Science Professors Association (Maharashtra State, India) on 2nd March 2014 at Akole, Ahmadnagar. Honored with ‘Sanman Chinha / Award’ for scientific contribution . Delivered talk on ‘Application of Nanotechnology for Society’ (in Marathi).


25. Fellow of Indian Chemical Society, Kolkata (From 2015).
26. IGCW-2015 Award in ‘Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Category’ for the ‘Development and commercialization of indigenous eco-friendly process for production of carbon nanotubes’ to Applied Science Innovations Pvt. Ltd., India (Received by Dr. Somani) - from the hands of Dr. John C. Warner - President and Chief Technology Officer, Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry, LLC, USA at 4th Industrial Green Chemistry World (IGCW) International Convention and Ecosystem conference organized by Green Chemistry Foundation at Hotel Courtyard Marriott International, Mumbai, India; 4 - 5 December 2015.


27. Fellow of ‘The Institution of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineers (IETE)’ New Delhi, India (From 2016).
28. Best Poster Award for the poster ‘Homogeneously integrated photovoltaic-thermal energy conversion and storage system’ by Swathi P., Prakash R. Somani, S. K. Shastry at the International Conference on Nanomaterials (ICNano-2016), 21 - 23 April 2016 at VTU, Muddenahalli, Karnataka, India.
29. National IP Award - 2016 in the category of ‘Top Individual for Patents’ by Govt. of India, Indian Patent Office - with cash prize of Rs. 1,00,000/- along with citation and memento given by the hands of Hon’ble Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman - Minister of Commerce and Industry, Govt. of India on 26th April 2016 at hotel Le Meridien, New Delhi, India.


(News in many national daily news papers including Financial Express - ).
30. WIPO medal for Inventors - 2016 given jointly by Indian Intellectual Property Office and World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) given by the hands of Hon’ble Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman - Minister of Commerce and Industry, Govt. of India on 26th April 2016 at hotel Le Meridien, New Delhi.


31. CHIEF GUEST for the awards distribution function and annual gathering for Modern High School, Junior College of Arts, and Bhaskarrao Kadam (Guruji) Science, Akole - 422601, A. Nagar, Maharashtra, India on 9th January 2017.
32. Chaired a scientific session and participated in awards distribution function at the ‘National Conference on Nanotechnology in Medicine’ organized by Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute, Chettinad Health City, Kelambakkam 603 103, Tamil Nadu on September 08 - 09, 2017.


33. Advisory committee member and keynote speaker for ‘Faculty Development Program on Recent Trends in Nanoscience and Technology (RTNST-2017)’ organized by Department of Sciences, GSSS Institute of Engineering and Technology for Women, K. R. S. Road, Mysuru - 570 016, Karnataka, India on October 12 - 14, 2017.
34. Invited to be an Organizing Committee Member for the "1st Edition of International Conference on Green Energy, Green Engineering and Technology" with theme "Green Revolution: Let’s go green to get our globe clean" on September 20-21, 2018 at Berlin, Germany.


Reviewer for International Research Journals :

1. Journal of American Chemical Society (ACS)
2. Journal of Applied Physics
3. Applied Physics Letters (AIP)
4. Applied Physics B : Lasers and Optics
5. Nanotechnology
6. Electrochemical and Solid State Letters
7. Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry
8. Journal of Applied Polymer Science
9. Analytica Chimica Acta
10. Journal of Optical Materials
11. Synthetic Metals (Elsevier)
12. Surface and Coatings Technology
13. Materials Chemistry and Physics (Elsevier)
14. Sensors and Actuators B : Chemical (Elsevier)
15. Sensors and Transducers Journal (IFSA)
16. Chemistry Letters
17. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics
18. Journal of Materials Science
19. Materials Research Bulletin
20. Materials Letters (Elsevier)
21. Carbon - Science and Technology (ASIPL)
22. Recent Patents on Nanotechnology (Bentham Science)
23. Micro and Nano Letters (IET)
24. International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films (Elsevier)
25. IETE - Technical Review
26. Chemical Engineering Journal
27. Journal of Alloys and Compounds (Elsevier)
28. Crystal Growth and Design (ACS)
29. International Journal of Physical Sciences (IJPS)
30. Solid State Sciences (Elsevier)
31. Physica Scripta
32. Applied Surface Science (Elsevier)
33. Journal of Mechanical Engineering Research (
34. The Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering (Springer)
35. International Journal of Plant and Soil Science (Science domain International)
36. Issues in Biological Sciences and Pharmaceutical Research
37. ACS - Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering (ACS)
38. The Scientific World Journal (Hindawi)
39. Premier Publishers, India.
40. RSC Advances (Royal Society of Chemistry)
41. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering (Elsevier)
42. Ionics (Elsevier)
* Referee for Ph. D. (Chemistry) thesis - Osmania University, India.
* Referee for Ph. D. (Physics) thesis/synopsis - Banasthali University, Rajasthan.


Membership of the Professional Societies :

Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT) - Life Member
Indian Science Congress Association - Life Member (L-8457).
American Nano Society - Member.
All India Achievers Foundation, New Delhi - Member (2012 - 2013).
Biogas Forum - (BiGFIN), New Delhi, India - Life Member (LM0086).
Society of Biological Chemists, India - Life Member (LM3230).
Indian Carbon Society - Life Member (LM-362).
Indian Association of Solid State Chemists and Allied Scientists (ISCAS) - Life Member (L-****)
Indian Society for Advancement of Materials and Processing Engineering (ISAMPE) - Life Member (L-1519).
Society of Polymer Science, Pune - Life Member (L-340).
Society for Materials Chemistry - BARC, Mumbai - Life Member (LM770).
Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI) - Bangalore - Life Member (LM 1767).
Materials Research Society of India (MRSI) - Life Member (LMB2350).
Indian Chemical Society, Kolkata, India - Fellow and Life Member [SF/7774(LM)].
The Institution of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineers (IETE), New Delhi - Fellow and Life Member (F500081).
Solar Energy Society of India - Life Membership - Life Member (LM/2230/2017).

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