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45 Faculty from Khalifa University included in Stanford University’s List of World’s Top 2% of Scientists

December 8, 2020

Khalifa University tops UAE universities with a quarter of all UAE faculty in the prestigious list hailing from KU 

 

A total of 45 Khalifa University faculty were recognized in the prestigious listing of the world’s top two percent of scientists produced by Stanford University for the year 2019, making KU the top university in the UAE holding the highest number of faculty on the list.

 

KU faculty represent 25 percent of the total 178 UAE faculty who appeared in the list of the top two percent of scientists who had the greatest citation impact in the single year of 2019.

 

The 45 KU faculty in the single year 2019 ranking include:

 

Dr. Eiyad Abu-Nada

Dr. S.N. Ehrenberg

Dr. Lakmal Seneviratne

Dr. Vinod Khadkikar

Dr. Fawzi Banat

Dr. Shadi Hasan

Dr. Wesley Cantwell

Dr. Ehab El-Saadany

Dr. Ahmed Al-Durra

Dr. Vikas Mittal

Dr. A. Alfantazi

Dr. Dimitris Goussis

Dr. Khaled Salah

Dr. Adewale Giwa

Dr. Mahmoud Meribout

Dr. Rashid Abu Al-Rub

Dr. V.C. Kelessidis

Dr. Peng Yong Kong

Dr. Murray Gray

Dr. Jamal Sheikh-Ahmad

Dr. Abhishek Lokhande

Dr. Hassan Arafat

Dr. Maaike Kroon

Dr. W. Zaki

Dr. Linda Zou

Dr. Hemant Mittal

Dr. Abdul Beig

Dr. Sadoon Morad

Dr. Abhijeet Raj

Dr. Georg Petroianu

Dr. Leontios Hadjileontiadis

Dr. Lourdes Vega

Dr. Thanh Hai Nguyen

Dr. Mohammad Al-Shudeifat

Dr. Inas Alnashef

Dr. Reyad El-Khazali

Dr. Kin Liao

Dr. Igor Boiko

Dr. Michael Perrott

Dr. Mohamed Shawky El Moursi

Dr. TieJun Zhang

Dr. Amarendra Edpuganti

Dr. Matteo Chiesa

Dr. Ernesto Damiani

Dr. Baker Mohammad

 

Six of these KU faculty members have since left the University. They include Dr. Maaike Kroon, Dr. Thanh Hai Nguyen, Dr. Michael Perrott, Dr. S.N. Ehrenberg, Dr. V.C. Kelessidis, and Dr. Murray Gray. The full league table for top 2% of scientists in single year 2019 can be found here.

 

A second ranking of the top two percent of career-long scientists with the greatest citation impact up until the end of 2019 was also published by Stanford University. In this ranking, 39 KU faculty were recognized.

 

Thirty of the researchers included in the ranking are affiliated with KU, however five have since left KU.

 

The 25 current KU faculty members included in the list are:

Dr. Westley Cantwell

Dr. Kin Liao

Dr. Hassan Arafat

Dr. Eiyad Abu-Nada

Dr. Simon Phoenix

Dr. Dimitris Goussis

Dr. Vikas Mittal

Dr. Ernesto Damiani

Dr. Georg Petroianu

Dr. Vinod Khadkikar

Dr. Fawzi Banat

Dr. Mohamed El Moursi

Dr. Leontios Hadjileontiadis

Dr. Linda Zou

Dr. Jamal Sheikh-Ahmad

Dr. Rashid Abu Al-Rub

Dr. Lourdes Vega

Dr. Akram Alfantazi

Dr. Sadoon Morad

Dr. Khaled Salah

Dr. Abdul Beig

Dr. Ehab El-Saadany

Dr. Igor Boiko

Dr. Reyad El-Khazali

Dr. Mahmoud Meribout

 

 

 

The five former KU faculty members include: Dr. Murray Gray, Dr. Derek Woollins, Dr. S. N. Ehrenberg, Dr. Michael Perrott, and Dr. V. C. Kelessidis.

 

Additionally, another nine faculty members who were affiliated with other universities in the Stanford ranking, but are now with KU, were listed. These include:

 

  • Dr. David Sheehan
  • Dr. John Rock
  • Dr. Mauro Pereira
  • Dr. Mohamed Amine Khamsi
  • Dr. Gareth Price
  • Dr. F.V. Kusmartsev
  • Dr. Ahsanulhaq Qurashi
  • Dr. Andreas Kappos
  • Dr. Marcus Bursik (joining as Chair of Earth Sciences in January 2021)

 

KU faculty in the top two percent of the career-long scientists list represent more than 31 percent of the total 114 faculty members from the UAE referenced in this listing.

 

The full league table for top 2% of career-long scientists until the year 2019 can be found here.

 

The inclusion of several KU faculty members in the notable Stanford Rankings marks the latest milestone for KU and is a testament to the University’s commitment to attracting and retaining high-caliber researchers, who in turn help the University achieve its goal of fueling the UAE’s knowledge economy transformation.

 

About the Stanford Ranking

The exhaustive Stanford University lists include over 158 thousand scientists out of eight million, and ranks the world’s most-cited scientists in their field of research across 22 different disciplines.

 

There is no other large-scale database that systematically ranks all the most-cited scientists in each and every field to a sufficient ranking depth. This large database created by experts at Stanford University, led by Dr. John Ioannidis, is also based on data from Scopus that ranks journals and gives a citation index.

 

The Stanford database includes the top two percent of scientists of the world from different fields on the basis of standardized citation indications. These include information on the number of citations, H-Index, co-authorship and a composite indicator. The results were recently published in PloS Biology and they have been classified into 22 scientific fields and 176 sub-fields in the report. 

 

Erica Solomon
Senior Publication Specialist
8 December 2020

 

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