Kattesh V. Katti, M.Sc.Ed, PhD, DSC, FRSC, FNAI Globally recognized as the 'Father of Green Nanotechnology', Professor Kattesh V. Katti, MSc Ed, PhD, DSc, FRSC, FNAI, Curators' Professor of Radiology, Director, Institute of Green Nanotechnology, within the Medical School, University of Missouri, Columbia, USA—is internationally renowned as a leader in the interconnecting fields of—chemistry, radiopharmaceutical sciences, nanotechnology/green nanotechnology and nanomedicine—for biomedical applications, specifically for molecular imaging and therapy of living subjects.
Dr. Katti has been awarded a number of international awards and citations, which include: Winner of the 2016 'Person of the Year in Science' award. Dr. Katti was selected for this coveted award for his pioneering research in Green Nanotechnology with applications to Nanomedicine. Dr. Katti has won the International Hevesy Medal Award (2015)—A Global award for excellence in Nuclear Sciences and Nuclear Medicine; Elected to the fellowship of the National Academy of Inventors (2015) recognizing the discovery of 'Katti Peptides'—a group of peptides used in biomedical sciences and nanomedicine research.
In recognitions of his ground breaking discoveries of radioactive gold nanoparticles in cancer therapy with implications in theranostics and plethora of original research in SPECT imaging, Dr. Katti has been recognized as One of the '25 Most Influential Scientists In Molecular Imaging in the World' by RT Image. Dr. Katti has received the 'Father of Green Nanotechnology' citation by the Nobel Prize Winner Norman Borlaug, and has been bestowed with the Gauss Professorship—Hall of Fame—from the Gottingen Academy of Sciences. Dr. Katti is the first immigrant American to win the 'Outstanding Missourian Award'—the highest civilian award from the Governor of the State of Missouri; former awardees of this highly coveted award include Walter Elias "Walt" Disney, Mark Twain, and Walter Cronkit.
Dr. Katti has won the 'Outstanding Scientists Fellows' award and inducted as a Fellow of the St Louis Academy of Science—one of the oldest scientific academies of the world and many more. In 2013, Dr. Katti was elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science with a citation "for distinguished contributions encompassing nanoscale chemistry, particularly for ground breaking discoveries enabling application of nanotechnology concepts for biomedical applications". His unprecedented discoveries of the production of tumor specific gold nanoparticles through 100% green processes have been cited as the Editor's choice in Nature, Future Medicine, in Science (AAAS), in Popular Science, and by the Discovery Channel.Dr. Katti's researches in Cancer Treatment through Nanomedicine and Green Nanotechnology have been highlighted in scientific/medical programs of the Voice of America (January 2017) and the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC, London). Dr. Katti is the chief editor, editorial board member or member of advisory boards of a number internationally reputed peer reviewed scientific journals. He has delivered over 500 Inaugural/Plenary/Invited lectures in 25 countries.
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL PRIZES, AWARDS, HONORS AND CITATIONS:
Professor Kattesh V. Katti has won numerous scientific awards of excellence from the United States, Germany, Australia, Brazil, India, South Africa, France and many countries in recognition for his original contributions in Biological Chemistry, Bioconjugate Chemistry, Radiopharmaceutical Sciences, Biomaterials, Nanomedicine, Green Nanotechnology and allied biomedical fields of global health relevance:
2017: University of Missouri Alumni Association Award: Dr. Katti has been selected to receive The Faculty-Alumni Awards, begun in 1968, recognize the achievements of outstanding faculty and alumni. Faculty are considered for their work as teachers, administrators and researchers for their professional accomplishments and service to higher education. It focuses attention not only on these outstanding persons and their accomplishments, but also on the vital relationship between faculty and alumni in promoting the best interests of the university and the society.
2016: Named 'Person of the Year in Science': Over 75 million readership base of Vijayavani globally selected Dr. Katti for this coveted award for his pioneering research to connect India's 5000 year old traditional holistic medicine (Ayurveda) with scientifically sound nanomedicine through his ingenious green nanotechnology research. This work has created a new field of holistic medicine which Dr. Katti refers to as nano-ayurvedic medicine: http://medicine.missouri.edu/news/20160121-katti-indias-person-of-the-year.php
2016: RMIT Foundation Award: RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, has selected Dr. Katti for the 2016 internationally prestigious RMIT Foundation Award. Every year, RMIT community makes hundreds of nominations from across the globe for this highly competitive award. Dr. Katti's pioneering research in Green Nanotechnology, Nano-Ayurvedic Medicine and Nano Medicine has culminated into this and many international awards.
2015: Elected as a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (Induction Ceremony held at Caltech on March 20, 2015 ) National Academy of Inventor's Citation: "Kattesh V. Katti Ph.D., DSc., is the Curators' Professor of Radiology, Physics and Senior Research Scientist at the Nuclear Reactor at the University of Missouri. He is Director of the University of Missouri's Institute of Green Nanotechnology and Center for Green Nanotechnology at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa. His pioneering discoveries in bioconjugate chemistry ('Katti Peptides':), radiopharmaceuticals, nanomedicine and green nanotechnology are used in the development of cancer diagnostic and therapeutic agents, osteoarthritis therapy, nuclear waste remediation, and in alternate energy production. He is recognized as the 'Father of Green Nanotechnology' and has received the MU Presidential Economic Development Award, Outstanding Missourian Award and the Gauss Professorship from the Gottingen Academy of Sciences, Germany. He holds numerous US and foreign patents licensed to domestic and international companies. He has published over 170 peer-reviewed articles and 10 book chapters. Katti is an elected fellow of the AAAS, and fellow of the Academy of Science, St. Louis": http://academyofinventors.org/conference/docs/fellows-program-2014.pdf
2015: Winner of the 2015 Hevesy Medal Award. The George Hevesy Medal Award is the premier international award of excellence in radioanalytical and nuclear chemistry. It is named after George de HEVESY (1885- 1966) who received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1943 for his work on the use of isotopes as tracers in the study of chemical processes. The George Hevesy Medal is awarded to an individual in recognition of excellence through outstanding, sustained career achievements in the fields of pure as well as applied nuclear and radiochemistry, in particular applications to nuclear analytical chemistry. Dr. Katti is the 38th recipient of this internationally prestigious Medal—regarded as the highest honor in Nuclear Sciences which was instituted in 1968: http://www.icaa-mtaa.org/ICAA%20wiki/Hevesy%20Medal%20Awards%20since%201968.aspx 2015: Annual Oration and Award by the Society for Cancer Research and Communication (SCRAC).