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Dr. Kattesh V. Katti Receives Honorary Doctorate from Karnatak U.

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Dr Kattesh V. Katti, a leader in the areas of nansocience and green technology research, has been awarded an honorary doctorate of Science (DSc) from Karnatak University in Dharwad, India. Dr. Katti is also Professor of Radiology & Physics and Senior Research Scientist at University of Missouri-Columbia.

Dr. Kattesh V. Katti Receives Honorary Doctorate from Karnatak U.

Prof Kattesh Katti (center left), receives honorary doctorate at the 59th annual convocation of Karnatak University in Dharwad, India from Vice-Chancellor S.K. Saidapur.

Dr Katti’s pioneering research on “Green Nanotechnology” has led to the development of biocompatible gold and silver nanoparticles using plants, thereby establishing a symbiosis between green nanotechnology and nature. He is also considered one of the 25 most influential scientists in molecular imaging in the world.

Dr. Katti is also a well-respected editor for a number of nanoscience-related journals, including Synthesis and Reactivity in Inorganic, Metal-Organic, and Nanometal Compounds and the soon-to-be issued new journal International Journal of Green Nanotechnology, published by Taylor & Francis.

Dr. Katti is an alumnus of Karnatak University, a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemists, a Professor of Radiology, Physics and Senior Research Scientist at the University of Missouri Research Reactor. His contributions in chemistry, physics, materials science, biomedicine, radio-pharmaceutical sciences, nanotechnology and nanomedicine have led to more than 50 patents, and many other valuable discoveries.

Among his credit, Dr. Katti’s work was core to development of biocompatible gold and silver nanoparticles for applications in nanomedicine. This work won Dr. Katti worldwide acclaims and numerous international awards including the highly-coveted “Outstanding St. Louis Scientist Fellows Award” in 2007.

Dr. Katti is also the first Indian to receive the highest award from the State of Missouri, the “Outstanding Missourian Award” given by Missouri House of Representatives in 2008.

Under Dr. Katti’s editorship, the journal Synthesis and Reactivity in Inorganic, Metal-Organic, and Nano-Metal Chemistry is devoted to the rapid dissemination of original research papers of relevance to inorganic and metal-organic chemists and nano-scientists engaged in synthesis and characterization of Inorganic, Main Group, Metal-Organic and Nano-Particulate Constructs.

This journal publishes syntheses and reactivity of new compounds, new classes of nanoparticles, new methods for preparation of known compounds and nanoparticles, and new experimental techniques and procedures, and also publishes research in several chemistry-related disciplines, including inorganic, metal-organic, nano-compatible and nano-metal.