Updated on 8 Nov 2020, 5:38 am
As many as 22 faculty members and researchers of the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT Guwahati) have been named among the “World’s Top 2% Scientists List” of 100,000 scientists created by Stanford University. The list included Professor Rakhesh Singh Kshetrimayum from Manipur.
The list was prepared by Prof John P A. Loannidis of the Stanford University, USA, and his team. It was released on October 16, 2020 in the journal PLOS. The experts listed over 100,000 scientists, whose published research manuscripts have accelerated progress in their respective fields and influenced the productivity of other researcher’s work as well.
The 22 IIT Guwahati faculty members and researchers are led by Prof TG Sitharam, Director IIT Guwahati. They have been ranked for their research publications citations for the year 2019 and their lifetime contribution to their specific fields of research.
“This recognition of several faculty in the world’s top 2% of Scientists List has placed IIT Guwahati in the global map of Science and has brought great pride to the Institute. I congratulate all the 22 Scientists and their hard-work and commitment to furthering Science,” Sitharam said.
The IIT Guwahati faculty members included in the updated list are from various scientific fields, such as – the Departments of Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Chemical Engineering, Biosciences and Bioengineering, Chemistry, Electrical and Electronics.
The PLOS publication focusses on publishing highly selective research papers across the various global research reports. And, the database report was created to provide updated analyses and a publicly available database of 100,000 top scientists that provide standardized information on citations, h-index (an index to measure an individual’s scientific research output ), co-authorship-adjusted hm-index, citations to papers in different authorship positions, and a composite indicator. Such citation metric provides a basis to measure and reflect the impact of a published journal.
22 Researchers from IIT Guwahati who have featured in the list of World’s Top 2% Scientists-
1.Ajaikumar B. Kunnumakkara, Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering
2 Mihir Kumar Purkait Department of Chemical Engineering
3 Vijayanand S. Moholkar Department of Chemical Engineering
4 Pravat Kumar Giri Department of Physics,
5 Biman B. Mandal Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering
6 Tharmalingam Punniyamurthy Department of Chemistry
7 Kaustubha Mohanty Department of Chemical Engineering
8 Shyam Biswas Department of Chemistry
9 Sanjib Ganguly Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering
10 Gautam Biswas (Former Director, IITG) Professor of Mechanical Engineering
11 Pranjal Chandra Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering
12 Vaibhav V. Goud Department of Chemical Engineering
13 Ujjwal K. Saha Professor of Mechanical Engineering
14 Ajay S. Kalamdhad Department of Civil Engineering
15 P. Muthukumar Department of Mechanical Engineering
16 Amarendra K. Sarma Department of Physics
17 Rakhesh Singh Kshetrimayum Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering
18 M. Groll (Visiting Professor, IITG) Visiting Professor, IITG
19 Bibhas Ranjan Majhi Department of Physics
20 Rajiv Tiwari Department of Mechanical Engineering
21 Debasish Borah Department of Physics
22 T. G. Sitharam Director of Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati