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Engineering researchers on the World’s Top 2% Scientists List

By Jackey Locke

Researchers from Memorial University are on the World’s Top 2% Scientists list.

The list, which was published recently by Stanford University, includes 159,683 researchers that represent the top two per cent of the most-cited scientists in the world across various disciplines.

The list identifies 64 Memorial researchers from various faculties and schools, including the faculties of engineering and applied science; humanities and social sciences; science; medicine; the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation and Grenfell Campus.

“Congratulations to all of our researchers on the list,” said Dr. Dennis Peters, acting dean, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. “We are so proud. This global recognition proves that Memorial researchers are experts in their respective fields and leading the way globally.”

The report was prepared by Prof. John PA Loannidis, Standford University, and his team.

The list was created due to great interest in the databases of standardized citation metrics across all scientists and scientific disciplines. The analysis assesses scientists for long-career citation impact, as well as for 2019, and includes information on citations, h-index and co-authorship, among other criteria.

Dr. Octavia Dobre
Dr. Octavia Dobre
Photo: Rich Blenkinsopp

Dr. Octavia Dobre, associate dean, research, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, is honoured to be on the list and says it’s important for top researchers to be recognized.

“It is wonderful to see our researchers recognized internationally as leaders in their fields,” she said. “We hope that many more colleagues will be in included in the top two per cent list in the future.”


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