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Predatory conferences and other scams of false Swedish professor Ashutosh Tiwari

Ashutosh Tiwari, former employee of Linköping University, built an entire industry of predatory publishing and conferences, which hosted many among the material science research elite, all from a small rented office in the industrial area of Linköping. Tiwari's genius trick was to play at the vanity and greed of certain academics.

Previously I reported on my site about the Indian nanotechnology researcher Prashant Sharma, whose collection of blatantly manipulated papers seems to grow daily on PubPeer. The article prompted two scientists from Sweden to contact me about a certain Sharma associate who was only briefly mentioned there: Ashutosh Tiwari, a former employee of the Linköping University (LiU) in Sweden. Tiwari built an entire industry of predatory publishing and conferences, which hosted many among the material science research elite, all from a small rented office in the industrial area of Linköping. Tiwari’s genius trick was to play at the vanity and greed of certain academics: all he had to do to get them to participate at his conferences and to help divert public money via conference fees into his pocket, was to offer a luxurious holiday-style venue (like a cruise ship) and hand them some ridiculous made-up awards, diploma and medals.

As it looks, Tiwari never was professor in Linköping or possibly anywhere else, in fact he arrived at LiU in 2011 as Marie-Curie postdoctoral fellow, assigned to the lab of Professor Anthony Turner, Editor-in-Chief of Biosensors and Bioelectronics, who somehow published a number of fraudulent papers by Tiwari’s associate Sharma and eventually became an invited speaker, co-organiser and even advertiser for Tiwari’s conferences. Even Tiwari’s doctorate is not certain: around 2015, Linköping University was investigating the validity of his PhD degree. Now, LiU finds itself unable to give me a straightforward answer about their scientist’s academic credentials. It is not even clear when Tiwari’s employment at LiU ended: my source says 2015, Turner says in summer 2017.

Yet to the scientific community and even his colleagues working at LiU, Tiwari presented himself since 2011 as “Associate Professor” of Linköping University, at Turner’s Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (IFM). The Sweden-based Indian scam artist, whose scientific career began with data manipulation (as the evidence below proves), was and still is running many businesses:

  • a phony Vinoba  Bhave Research Institute (VBRI) in Allahabad, India (just where Sharma is located, working however at the really existent Indian School of Mines). This Tiwari-led research “institute” invites applications of PhD students and postdocs, but uses fraudulent photos to pretend it actually exists. The institute now has a Swedish branch, the Insitute of Advanced Materials, led by director Tiwari and located in a small rented office in Linköping
  • a predatory publishing outlet VBRI Press, located in the same office in Linköping, which used to be even DOAJ-listed, though its editorial team of young women is fake, with their photos stolen off internet, while VBRI press’ only peer reviewer is Tiwari himself
  • a so-called International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM), also located in the same mailbox in Linköping, which only purpose is to organize predatory conferences, preferably on luxury cruise ships. The conference fees for Advanced Materials World Congress, European Advanced Materials Congress, American Advanced Materials Congress etc flow to the same VBRI mailbox owned only by Tiwari and his wife.

The fake institute in Allahabad

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This is Vinoba  Bhave Research Institute (VBRI) in Allahabad, India, led by its director Prof Ashutosh Tiwari, as shown in Google Maps or on Facebook. The institute announced in 2016 on its Facebook page, next to this impressive photo:

“Openings for 10 PhD and 05 postdoc positions in the VBRI, www.vbriindia.org!! VBRI is seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic candidates to join bilateral international PhDs and postdoc program in the Vinoba Bhave Research Institute to work on advanced materials for energy, environmental problems, drug delivery, sensors, biosensors and bioelectronic devices, etc. Please send your application with CV and 2 page work plan to recruitment@vbriindia.org until 30 November 2016!! Visit us on www.vbriindia.org”

The photo is pathetically fake, it is crudely photoshopped. The central part of this image, showing the “welcome” entrance,  appears on  the  internet page of  a child daycare in Spain. Also, the two windows are identical (only mirrored), as are both  cloned  palms  on  each  side. But maybe Prof Tiwari made a mistake, after all we see him here, on Vinoba  Bhave Research Institute Facebook site, with his PhD students learning in the background:

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Impressed?  Yet this is not really a research centre in Allahabad. This is the actual real library of Linköping University, with a fake LiU professor in the foreground. But this image below surely shows Professor Tiwari educating his humble and admiring international students at VBRI in Allahabad?

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Wrong, this is in fact again Linköping University, namely inside Turner’s IFM, Lab L202 to be precise. Other photos posted on the VBRI website were also made there.

The predatory publisher

Tiwari’s other business is his “VBRI press”, or VBRI Sverige AB,  which is located at Teknikringen 4A, 583 30 Linköping, Sweden, and employs exactly 2 people: Ashutosh Tiwari and his wife, Sudha Tiwari. The company must be so big that the web page of Mjardevi Science Park where it resides does not dare to provide any information about either VBRI Press, or the Insitute of Advanced Materials with its “enthusiastic and qualified knowledgeable researchers” and “different world class facilities and laboratories”, or the conference organiser IAAM. This is where they all are, see Tiwari’s own photo off Facebook:

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All these mighty institutions fit somehow into a little rented office at Teknikringen 4A. The official tenant, VBRI Sverige, registered SEK 1.7 mn profit (~€170 000) and SEK 6.5 mn turnaround in 2016, declaring activities in conference organising and publishing. Several Swedish universities are listed Among VBRI customers, including those of Linköping, Umea and Stockholm.

Tiwari’s VBRI press publishes the journals Advanced Materials Proceedings and Advanced Materials Letters, which only incidentally sound like the highly respected Advanced Materials, published by Wiley.  The latter VBRI outlet is “The official journal of the International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM)”, which is in turn Tiwari’s own invention, located at same rented office in Teknikringen 4A, Linköping. Advanced Materials Letters is Open Access (OA), and declares to be “associated with DOAJ“, the whitelisting organisation of OA journals. This is even not a lie, because DOAJ did use to list this journal:

As for publishing fees, the journal declares: ” Page Charges: As per journal policy”. Meaning, the boss will charge authors on a whim, whatever he sees fit.

Tiwari cleverly used his VBRI press for self-promotion, to publish own papers and to boost own citation index. But before he moved as Marie-Curie Fellow to Turner’s lab in Linköping, Tiwari ingratiated himself with that LiU professor in 2010 with a pathos-bloated anniversary article published in the first issue of Advanced Materials Letters. The article even admired the alleged activities of Prof Turner on fund-raising for start-ups in the notorious tax paradise Cayman Islands.

I spoke to a former VBRI Press insider, who told me this about Tiwari’s publishing enterprise:

Though his journals claim to be peer-reviewed, there was no peer-revision process, the submitted papers were directly going to e-mail addresses controlled by Tiwari. He instructed his assistants to revise the papers based on his comments only. Also, he was regularly asking authors to cite papers from his journals as well as his own research papers in several other journals as part of the revision process. This is how he gets high h-index for himself and his journal’s impact factor”.

How did Tiwari solicit papers for his journal? These were his two charming managing editors, both blonde, both young, both fake.

Managing editors

The photo of “Adeline Nilsson” belongs to an Australian lawyer, while the photo of “Sophie Thompson” is rightfully owned by Australian singer Delta Goodrem. An internet search further confirms that Mrs Tiwari doesn’t have to worry about her husband staying at work late, as the two young managing editors Ms Nilsson and Ms Thomson only exist in the fantasy of Mr Tiwari. Apparently, the big man got even more ambitious and engaged an actual astronaut to type his spam emails:

Did Anthony Turner notice that Tiwari invents young female “managing editors” to solicit papers he alone then peer reviews? The LiU professor is after all listed as “honorary editor”, whatever it means. With Turner, one does wonder how he managed to overlook Tiwari’s scams and deceit for 6 years.

All aboard for a predatory conference!

In spring 2017, a large number of scientists working in material science received an invitation to attend “European Advanced Materials Congress“, on a cruise ship between Sweden and Finland, 22 – 24 August 2017. Why should they go there and waste their research funds, paying of up to €1000 for registration, which does not include the costs of the cruise trip itself? Well, because for example Nils Mårtensson, Uppsala University professor and Chairman of the Nobel Prize Committee for Physics was there!

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Unlike with your amateur predatory conferences, this guest of honour was for real. Here is Prof. Märtensson giving a video interview, naively advertising for Tiwari, his phony IAAM and his predatory conferences. Update 15/19.12.2017 the YouTube and the Facebook copies of the video were removed by Tiwari right after this post was published, but there are other records, and I made backup.

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Tiwari’s conference speakers list is usually quite impressive, it features editors of internationally respected journals and professors well-known in their field, e.g. Luis Liz-Marzán, Editor-in-Chief of journal ACS Omega, or  Zhong-LIn Wang, Editor-in-Chief of journal Nano Energy, or Robert Hurt, Editor-in-Chief of journal Carbon. Whatever lured them to Tiwari’s private symposium, is a mystery, but it is worth noting that dozens of awards and medals are handed out each conference. Here they are, on this YouTube channel, interviewed after Tiwari presented them with some utterly useless IAAM award or medal he just made up (and in some cases, even awarded himself with, like ‘The Nano Award’, ‘Innovation in Materials Science Award’ and ‘Advanced Materials Medal’). Successful, highly educated grown-up (mostly) men, all of them, excited about having been given a shiny thingy. That little it takes to bamboozle a scientist, apparently.

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That Congress announced 800+ participants, but not all of them might have been there. As an insider told me:

“Tiwari was adding his friends and colleagues to the program in order to artificially raise the number of registered participants. Those people of course never showed up in the conference.”

A Swedish scientist who once fell for one of Tiwari’s conferences, told me:

“I did not know I was going to a conference privately organized by Tiwari. I (like all others) went to the conference organized by  Swedish University. Linköping University was stated as one of organizers on all web pages and that is what provided the conference with credibility. I  never checked  what is “VBRI Press” or  IAAM and Tiwari at that moment was just one of several organizers. I remember well how I watched the video invitation by Anthony Turner, and I even checked who he and the other organizer, Mikael Syväjärvi, were.  They all were employed by LiU and their names were listed on the LiU pages. Then I saw many names known in Scandinavia in the conference committee and list of invited speakers, one of the speakers was even my co-author. It looked credible. I even considered submission of proceedings paper,  the journal  by VBRI Press had some impact factor at the moment even if rather low. I had an impression that VBRI Press is serious organization publishing books and journals, organization somehow connected to LIU.”

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Tiwari’s past patron Turner indeed did his share of advertising for those conferences, here he even described his “co-chair” as “Professor Ashutosh Tiwari”. One needed to expand beyond the Baltic cruise ships, so he and Tiwari decided to set up an annual conference to take place in the Caribbean. Here is Turner, inviting his peers to join him at the “American Advanced Materials Congress – 2016, Miami, USA during 04-09 December 2016 which is going to be held on the Royal Caribbean Cruise “Navigator of the Sea””.

Turner explained to me in an email why Caribbean cruise conferences are actually very inclusive, even if the cheapest cabin bed there may still appear to be a bit too pricey for, say, a PhD student:

“On the questions of holding conferences on ships, there is a long Russian tradition of doing this which has inspired this idea. In practice, due to the packages on offer, this can be less expensive than other venues and result in similar delegate fees to other conferences”.

The next Caribbean symposium at high seas was scheduled to take place this December 3rd – 8th 2017, on the same cruise ship. Turner, who is listed as co-chair, and who arranged an auto-reply email that he is ” out of the office now until 11.30 on Monday 11 December, attending a Symposium” however insists that he was not on board and that the message referred to a meeting at Linköping Hospital:

“You are misinformed, I was not on a “Caribbean cruise” as you state, but working in Sweden for Linköping University during this period”.

Another conference co-organiser at LiU used to be Mikael Syväjärvi, who is also editor of the other VBRI Press journal, Advanced Materials Proceedings. But he, like Turner, might have meanwhile parted ways with Tiwari, because, as Turner declared:

“Dr Tiwari, left my Division at Linköping University in June of 2017 and so what he chooses to do with his time is no longer a concern of mine”.

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Turner gives Tiwari his own medal, photo posted by latter on LinkedIn

The duped Swedish symposium participant who spoke above now gave me his retrospective insights about the Tiwari Symposium experience:

“The conference was actually organized in a standard way. Yes, the excessive number of awards was unusual, and not all of them looked to be well deserved. But some good speakers were there as well. So, for myself I rated the conference somewhat below average by the level of talks but did not consider myself fooled at the moment.

My questions are now to LiU- why did they allow Tiwari to collect money for this conference using his private company (that was not obvious to anyone)? Why they did not protest when  he continued to pretend he was Professor, while they knew very well that his IAM  “institute” is fake and that he is not Professor of their University? Why didn’t they report him for fraud to police? Why did they allow him to represent Swedish science internationally by providing affiliation and even serving as co-organizers in 2015-2016?   Why did they not prevent their own LiU professors from supporting a more recent cruise ship conference in 2017 when it become completely private business of one guy pretending to be director of fake “Institute of Advanced Materials”? Why did they watch respected people like Nils Mårtensson being fooled  and why did they not warn him and others? This would have stopped the conferences and Tiwari’s fraudulent business”.

Tiwari’s conference activities now happen without the association with Linköping university. He even invented a new young lady to spam scientists with invitations: Cristine Prudzic, Congress Administrator.  Here are some upcoming cruise ship conferences organised by Professor Tiwari, if you are interested:

Advanced Materials World Congress, Singapore, February 2018

(the Strait of Malacca from Singapore – Penang (Malaysia) – Singapore by the Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship)

Advanced Energy Materials Congress, Stockholm , 26-28 March 2018

(Stockholm (Sweden) – Helsinki (Finland) – Stockholm (Sweden) via Mariehamn, Aland by the Viking Line Cruise.)

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Humble beginnings, with data manipulations

Before Tiwari’s career in predatory publishing, conferences and general swindling took off, he did what his Allahabad associate Prashant Sharma currently does: he manipulated data in order to build himself a publication list. This is an assembly sent to me by a whistleblower. It is probably just a sample.

 

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Update 14.12.2017. I now received information from Ulf Nilsson, Dean of Science and Engineering at Linköping University, including the CV and all diploma of Tiwari:

1.       [on validity of Tiwari’s PhD degree, – LS] Ashutosh Tiwari has submitted a PhD diploma when applying for employment at Linköping university. Whether this is a valid diploma should be addressed to the issuing institution (see enclosed cv).

2.       According to our records he was employed as forskarassistent (research fellow) from 2011-04-01 to 2013-03-31 and then employed on a fixed-term contract as universitetslektor (senior lecturer) from 2013-04-01 to 2015-03-31. There are no contracts after that.

3.   [on why Tiwari presented himself as Professor in public, incl. to his LiU colleagues,-LS]    If he has done that it is clearly not correct. Ashutosh Tiwari holds the title of “docent” (see cv) which is similar to habilitation which is sometimes translated as “associate professor” but it is not a position, much less a professor position.

4.     [on Sharma’s and Tiwari’s fraudulent papers published in Turner’s Biosensors & Bioelectronics, -LS]  That question is not for me or Linköping University to answer but should be addressed to the publishing house.

5.   [on LiU subsidies for Tiwari’s Caribbean cruises 2016 and 2017,- LS]   As far as we can see there have been no travel reimbursements to Ashutosh Tiwari after his employment terminated in 2015.

Update 17.12.2017. Dean Ulf Nilsson now decided to act on the accusations raised in the comment section below this article:

“I have started investigating those claims that could constitute scientific misconduct”

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This is what LiU decided is a valid PhD diploma of Ashutosh Tiwari, based on which he was given the habilitation degree of Docent in September 2013, just 2 years after his arrival in Linköping

Update 22.12.2017. as Tiwari frantically deletes his social media and other internet records, I offer this file as compilation of Tiwari’s conference scams, its victims and perpetrators.


 

 

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212 comments on “Predatory conferences and other scams of false Swedish professor Ashutosh Tiwari

  1. Just got this information from my private email. Those “few” papers which made by Tiwari – is ghost writen by few aspiring young minds. he intact stolen their research and published under his name. there is few peers of him ready to come forward and tarnish that very soon

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  2. mathieu linares

    Thanks a lot for the investigation! Looking forward to LIU comment on the case. I hope you will do a follow up article.

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  3. Yes a 12 year old tells you how to spend your University money 🙂

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    • Jinder Mahal

      very curious to see the video of 12yr old, but it disappeared

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      • Look for teh picture where Ingemar Lundström received award, it is likely to be the 12-years old who gives it. The child of Chairmen gives awards to professors, is it common on academic conferences?

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  4. Here is the Japanese Guy I was talking about : Hisatoshi Kobayashi

    Basically Mr.Tiwari convinced Turner and Kobayashi that this is a good way to make some money. [edited, -LS] world class educational scam.

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    • Smut Clyde

      Kobayahki’s name is familiar… he is listed as President of Tiwari’s “International Association of Advanced Materials”, https://www.iaamonline.org/page/executive-commitee

      Mikael Syväjärvi is there as well, as Treasurer, although with his name misspelled.

      There presence in the website does not necessarily mean that they accepted those positions, of course, or that they are aware of the honour.

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      • As far as I know Kobayashi was Tiwar’s supervisor during his PostDoc stay in Japan. And believe me: Tiwari seems a very appreciable person when you talk to him.

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      • Indus world

        Such kind of persons always take the liberty to show him a good person to others but his destiny is very crude. Mr.Tiwari is a person on this category. He managed to get entry in NPL-CSIR Lab India by giving false statement to one person (who helped him) by saying that he is unmarried & willing to ….,..

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  5. I admired Tony Turner, I even worshipped him. Now look what he had done.
    If he have any professional ethics, he must resign from LiU together with Mickel and go to himalayas.

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  6. Jens Birch

    Good job on this investigative piece of work. It is important to scrutinize these individuals and their involvement in scams like what is reported here. I have supported you financially!

    That said, I think one should not jump to conclusions about those who were on these cruises. As is mentioned, many were fooled by the advertisments etc. or pursued to participate. Also, the role of LiU may be smaller than some comments suggests. If seasoned researchers in the field were fooled to participate, one can not blame administrative staff at the communications and market department to not spot the scam.

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    • https://www.ifm.liu.se/materialphysics/semicond/archive/

      News for 2016-08-23 :

      “Mikael Syväjärvi was co-chair of Global Graphene Forum which together with 4 symposiums took place Aug 23-25, 2016 in Stockholm under the umbrella of European Advanced Materials Congress which hosted 500 participants from more than 50 countries, of these the Global Graphene Forum had 80 participants. The aim of the graphene forum is to create synergies between different materials concepts and create new avenues in materials combinations.”

      Photo of Tiwari enclosed. At that time he was already not employed.

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  7. Dr Tiwari, left my Division at Linköping University in June of 2017 ——Dr. Turner
    Ashutosh Tiwari employment terminated in 2015 -Dean, LIU,Sweden
    who is telling the truth?

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  8. I am appointed as a Ph.D student in VBRI actually it is not VBRI they are using it for dual purpose they are also using it as a Ganesh Prasad Law College. Depending upon situation they change the sign board of the campus. When I joined there is nothing no instruments no light in night time I am the only one there.After I know the institution is fraud I left it is in 2016 November

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    • Smut Clyde

      I had been wondering why Tiwari owns the domain for the Ganesh Prasad Law College.
      https://who.is/whois/gplc.in

      “Registrant Contact Information:
      Name Ashutosh Tiwari
      Organization VBRI Press
      Address
      City Allahabad
      State / Province Uttar Pradesh
      Postal Code 58331
      Country IN
      Phone +91.9793143616
      Email ashtiwa@gmail.com

      But perhaps we are talking about “Dr. Ganesh Prasad Tiwari”, the Manager of GPLC, who was seeking staff to actually teach there in 2013:
      “Vacancies
      Invited applications for following posts:
      Principal: 01
      Lecturers: 07
      Officer administrator/clerks: 05
      Peon: 02
      Gardener: 01
      Security officer: 01
      Security Guard: 01”

      https://www.vbripress.com/aml/uploads/oldfile/1371977230GPLC%20web%20page.doc

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      • Ashitosh Tiwari is the son of Ganesh Prasad Tiwari ( see the info on his B.S certificate in hs C.V). Father runs the law college and son runs VBRI scam in the same building.

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  9. There are rumours from good source that Ashutosh hired master students to translate papers in either chinese or korean in english then he improve the english make some change and publish the papers as it would be his. WELL DONE LiU

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  10. Mr. Tiwari also grabbed Dr.Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary-DST(Govt.of India)& Professor in Chemical Engg.IITKanpur, India. If someone have more story on this regards, please share.

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  11. I think Swedish embassy in New Delhi & Swedish foreign office was informed in 2011 for non payments of vendors in a conference, how come LiU has no information on this. LiU just turn blind eyes as he was doing marketing for them & luxury trips. He also enjoy poltical patronage from ruling party to open institute in India from DST money. Every thing he did at LiU, LiU allowed him to earn money and guest Ph.D students not doing research but sending mails and organising conference. Visa fraud.

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  12. Krishanu Ghosal

    I am also suffered. That VBRI is totally fraud institute he appointed me as a Ph.D student there but when I reached there, there is no VBRI it was the Ganesh Prasad Law College http://www.gplc.in/ they are using the same campus according to there requirement. When I understand that it is fraud I left there.

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  13. [I combined 3 comments into one for better overview, -LS]
    I don’t understand if you think this is true why don’t you report it to police?
    Why tweets from university and university dean what you mentioned here, are not on their twitter page?
    Where is office attendees of vbri press?

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  14. Questions for the Dean of Li.U
    1, As you say Dr. Tiwari job was terminated in 2015, Then why Tiwari continued to use LiU Email for corresponding author on his 2017 publication ?
    Recent advances in 2D bioelectronics.
    Osikoya AO, Tiwari A.
    Biosens Bioelectron. 2017 Mar 15
    2, Most of his papers published from his Li.U tenure are in his own VBRI press predatory journals and books (academic fraud). It does not bother you or the reputation of LiU?
    3, Your faculty members are advertising for his fake society as treasury, endorsing fake conferences on cruise lines and stealing thousands of dollars falsely believing LiU sponsorship (Financial misconduct)
    What kind of academic values LiU stands for ? Are you covering up research misconduct?

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  15. It seems that he had made a group of fraud peoples from his family and friends. As I noticed, most of the members (Indian) in his group have similar surname. That means he choose very close and reliable persons only for this kinds of scam. Also, without any support from politicians and government bodies sitting at higher positions in Indian at different funding agencies, it was not possible to get funding. All persons should get punished for letting down the credibility of research and science. I strongly criticize this kind of act from Ashutosh Tiwari and his fraud team. His all fake and fraud publications and friends who have involved, should get suspended immediately.

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  16. Does anyone have any information about the “Advanced Nanomaterials” series? VBRI Press list it on their website (and Tiwari has edited a couple of editions), yet Elsevier seem to be the actual publishers. If you click on the link on the VBRI website it takes you to the Elsevier page:

    https://www.vbripress.com/

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    • Smut Clyde

      If you believe Tiwari’s “www.anbookseries.com” website, he is Senior Editor of the series, and the Managing Editor is the stolen identity “Sophie Thompson”, while Elsevier are relegated to the role of minor partners. Elsevier are probably aware of the reduction of status, but as long as libraries continue to be tricked into buying the series, they will not care about the imposture.

      Much as John Wiley / Scrivener Publishing, in their advertising for the Advanced Materials series of fantasies, continue to retail Tiwari’s fraudulent qualifications.

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  17. Real Science

    Vinoba Bhave Research Institute is registered as an NGO in Allahabad dated on 29-08-1991. Dr. Tiwari registered an NGO at the age of 13 (year of birth mentioned in CV is 1978) See the link http://www.indianngos.org/ngo_detail.aspx?nprof=339792114

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  18. Otto Normalverbraucher

    I decided to have a look at the top paper in the Web of Science list when searching for authors Tiwari and Turner: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2211285517303774. I’m not an expert at all in the microscopy technique used in Fig. 2 of this work, but I would guess there should be a relation between an image and it’s 4-5x zoom in. However, no matter how I strain my eyes (or use power point to make digital zooms), I cannot relate Fig. 2b to the red-marked area in 2a, nor do I see any resemblance between 2e and f. Anyone? Another suspect feature of panel 2a is that behind the red square a yellow dashed square is visible, as if someone re-used the image from elsewhere.

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  19. Electrochemical detection of a breast cancer susceptible gene using cDNA immobilized chitosan-co-polyaniline electrode.
    Tiwari A, Gong S.
    Talanta. 2009 Jan 15;77(3):1217-22. doi: 10.1016/j.talanta.2008.08.029. Epub 2008 Sep 7.

    PMID: 19064115. Please read the methods section and blast check BRACA seq. No data shown to confirm PCR amplification occured. Hybridization conditions of cDNA to electrode are odd. No mention of denaturation or annealing conditions, Fig 2 spectra shows some similiarity to figure 10 of Tiwari and Singh – eXPRESS Polymer Letters Vol.1, No.5 (2007) 308–317

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  20. Where is Mr. Tiwari now? Is he in Sweden or is he back in Allahabad? With this exposure he is going to be in big problem.

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    • He must be in India now, where his saviours will protect him. In India, no one is going to ask him because he has association with big names there. He has got funding for his fake VBRI as well.

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      • Veera Manohara Reddy Y

        no iam going to complaint on status of A.Tivari. he must be punish because of he played all Indians scholar bright future

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    • He still lives in a Villa in Linkoping with his family. He is still running his scam in sweden and in india both.

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      • I received his cheating letter today, and this is why I happened to read in this website.

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