World’s Top 2% Scientists List of Stanford University features 22 researchers from IIT Guwahati

Guwahati: 22 faculty members / researchers of Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT Guwahati) have been featured among World’s Top 2% Scientists List created by Stanford University and released on 16th October 2020 in the journal PLOS and can be accessed at this link:

The report prepared by experts at Stanford University has 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.

Led by Prof. T. G. Sitharam, Director IIT Guwahati, the IITG faculty members have been ranked for their research publications citations for the year 2019 and their lifetime contribution to their specific fields of research.

The database report on field specific analysis was prepared by Prof. John P. A. Loannidis of the Stanford University, USA, and his team and was published in PLOS Biology- prestigious publication forum. The submitted research journals in PLOS Biology publication get a wide spectrum of readers as the publication focusses on publishing highly selective research papers across the various global research reports.

The database 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.

The IIT Guwahati faculty members featured 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.

Speaking about the contributions made by the faculty members of IIT Guwahati, Director T. G. Sitharam said, “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.”

The following are the 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


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