World’s Top 2% Scientists List of Stanford University features 22 researchers from IIT Guwahati
Guwahati: Twenty-two 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.
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 faculty members have been ranked for their research publications citations for 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 focuses 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 standardised 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 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 list can be accessed at
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|