Lal makes list of World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds

Rattan Lal, Distinguished University Professor of Soil Science in CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources, recently was named to Thomson Reuters’ list of The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds. The list includes more than 3,200 scientists from around the world and 12 from Ohio State.

Thomson Reuters created the list “by analyzing data using its Web of Science and Incites platforms to determine which researchers have produced work that is most frequently acknowledged by peers,” a company website said.

“These highly cited researchers were determined by analyzing at citation data over the last 11 years to identify those who published the highest-impact work (2002-2012 and 2012-2013). These individuals are influencing the future direction of their fields, and of the world.”

Lal serves as the director of SENR’s Carbon Management and Sequestration Center and has received the Norman Borlaug (2005) and von Liebig (2006) awards for his research in sustainable management of soil.  

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