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Nanotechnology, Science and Applications

ISSN: 1177-8903

Professor Kattesh Katti

Professor Katti

Institute of Green Nanotechnology and Cancer Nanotechnology, Department of Radiology, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA

Professor Kattesh V. Katti is globally recognized as the 'Father of Green Nanotechnology' which has implications in oncology, antibiotics and antivirals. He received a PhD from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. He is the recipient of the prestigious Alexander Von Humboldt fellowship for his postdoctoral research at the University of Gottingen, Germany. He is currently a distinguished Curators’ Professor of Radiology, Director, Institute of Green Nanotechnology, within the Medical School, University of Missouri, Columbia, USA. 

Over the last three decades, he is actively involved in research within the interconnecting fields of — chemistry, radiopharmaceutical sciences, nanotechnology/green nanotechnology and nanomedicine — for biomedical applications, specifically for molecular imaging and therapy of living subjects. He is an inventor of a new medical modality called as 'Nano-Ayurvedic Medicine' — a new medical modality which he has discovered by the application of Green Nanotechnology to Ayurvedic-Holistic Medicine. The US Patents and Trademarks office has approved the use of 'Nano-Ayurvedic Medicine' name in the products of this new medical modality. Several cancer therapy products, antiviral agents and antibiotics, discovered by him are currently used in treating human patients.

He has been awarded a number of international awards, recognitions and citations, which include: United Nations/IAEA’s Global Expert in 'Green Nanotechnology', 'Person of the Year in Science', International Hevesy Medal Award, one of the '25 Most Influential Scientists In Molecular Imaging in the World' award by RT Image, '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. Professor Katti is the first immigrant American to win the 'Outstanding Missourian Award' — the highest civilian award from the Governor of the State of Missouri. He is an elected fellow of the National Academy of Inventors - recognizing the discovery of 'Katti Peptides' — a group of peptides used in biomedical sciences and nanomedicine product development. Professor Katti is also an elected fellow in the College of American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). He is also an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and a Fellow of the St Louis Academy of Science (more awards and recognitions can be viewed here).

Editorial Board

Ralph M Albrecht, Professor, Departments of Animal Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pediatrics. Director: Biological and Biomaterials Preparation, Imaging and Characterization Laboratory, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA

Mansoor M. Amiji, University Distinguished Professor and Director of the Laboratory for Biomaterials and Advanced Nano-Delivery Systems (BANDS), Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Manfred Auer, Staff Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, USA

B George Barisas, Professor of Chemistry, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA

Hong-Wen Deng, Ph. D. Professor, Chief, Section of Biomedical Informatics and Genomics. Director, Tulane Center of Biomedical Informatics and Genomics Deming Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, USA. 

Gleb Finkelstein, Physics Department, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA

Mario Ganau, PhD in Nanotechnology and in Biomedical Engineering, is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Following his fellowship training at the University of Toronto, he has been appointed Consultant Neurosurgeon and Spine Surgeon at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford, United Kingdom. He also serves as Deputy Training Program Director for Neurosurgery for the Oxford Deanery.

Craig J Hawker, Director, California Nanosystems Institute; Professor of Chemistry and Materials, University of California Santa Barbara, CA, USA

James J Hickman, Professor, Nanoscience Technology, Chemistry, Biomolecular Sciences and Electrical Engineering, University of Central Florida; Chief Scientist, Hesperos, Inc., Orlando, FL, USA

Vinod Labhasetwar, Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Lerner Research Institute, and Taussig Cancer Center, Program Leader, Cancer NanoMedicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA

Yuri L. Lyubchenko, Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, USA

Phillip B. Messersmith, Class of 1941 WWII Memorial Professor, Departments of Bioengineering and Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA

Dimitrios Niarchos, Emeritus Researcher, MagLab at NCSR Demokritos at the Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Neapoleos and Patriarchou Grigoriou, Aghia Paraskevi, Attikis, Athens

Jieshan Qiu, Professor of Carbon Science and Chemical Engineering, College of Chemical Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029, People's Republic of China

Tamar Schlick, Professor of Chemistry, Mathematics and Computer Science, Department of Chemistry, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, New York, NY, USA

Nisha Shukla, Research Professor, ICES/Center for Nano-enabled Device and Energy Technologies, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Erik B Svedberg, Senior Program Officer, National Materials and Manufacturing Board, National Academies, Washington, DC, USA

Vladimir P Torchilin, University Distinguished Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Director, Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Nanomedicine, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA

Maxim Tsoi, Physics Department, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA

Gayle E Woloschak, Professor, Departments of Radiation Oncology, Radiology, and Cell and Molecular Biology, Robert H Lurie Cancer Center, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA

Karen L. Wooley, W. T. Doherty-Welch Chair in Chemistry, University Distinguished Professor, Director, Laboratory for Synthetic-Biologic Interactions, Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University, College Station , TX, USA

Qifa Zhou, Professor, NIH Transducer Resource Center, Department of Ophthalmology and Biomedical Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA