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21 IIT Guwahati researchers are among the world’s top 2% of scientists

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A total of 21 researchers and faculty members from the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, including Director T.G. Sitharam, have been named to Stanford University’s list of the world’s top 2% scientists, the institution announced on Wednesday.

Professor Sitharam and 20 other faculty members were ranked in the list based on their research publication citations using all Scopus author profiles as of September 1, as well as their lifetime contribution to their specific fields of research.


There are 22 scientific fields and 176 sub-fields for scientists. The top 1 lakh scientists by c-score (with and without self-citations) or a percentile rank of 2% or higher in the sub-field are chosen.

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The career-long database contains 1,95,605 scientists, while the single recent year dataset contains 2,00,409 scientists. This version (4) is based on the Scopus September 1 snapshot, which has been updated to the end of the citation year 2021.


The Director congratulated faculty members on their scientific contributions, saying: “This recognition of several faculty members among the world’s top 2% of scientists has put IIT Guwahati on the map of science and brought great pride to the institute. I congratulate all 21 scientists on their hard work and dedication to science.”

The Stanford University list includes faculty members from IIT Guwahati’s Departments of Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Chemical Engineering, Biosciences and Bioengineering, Chemistry, Electrical, and Electronics.

These faculty members include –

1. Prof TG Sitharam, Director, IIT Guwahati

2. Prof Vijay S Moholkar, Department of Chemical Engineering

3. Prof PK Giri, Department of Physics and Center for Nanotechnology

4. Prof Mihir Kumar Pulkit, Department of Chemical Engineering

5. Prof Tharmalingam Punniyamurthy, Department of Chemistry

6. Prof M. Groll, Visiting Professor

7. Prof Biman B. Mandal, Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering,

8. Prof Kaustubha Mohanty, Department of Chemical Engineering

9. Prof Somanath Majhi, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering

10. Prof Amarendra K. Sarma, Department of Physics

11. Prof Jubaraj Bikash Baruah, Department of Chemistry

12. Prof Rakhesh Singh Kshetrimayum, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering

13. Prof Rajiv Tiwari, Department of Mechanical Engineering

14. Prof Debabrata Chakraborty, Department of Mechanical Engineering

15. Prof Vaibhav V. Goud, Department of Chemical Engineering

16. Prof Ujjwal K. Saha, Department of Mechanical Engineering

17. Prof P. Muthukumar, Department of Mechanical Engineering

18. Dr Lalit M Pandey, Associate Professor, Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering

19. Dr Sanjib Ganguly, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering

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