Sunway scientists in Stanford top 2% list


Prolific professors: (from left) Prof Tiekink, Prof Saidur, Prof Kheireddine, Prof Poppema, Adarsh and Prof Yau.Prolific professors: (from left) Prof Tiekink, Prof Saidur, Prof Kheireddine, Prof Poppema, Adarsh and Prof Yau.

SIX scientists from Sunway University are among the top 2% of the most cited scientists in various disciplines from around the world.

Prof Sibrandes Poppema, Prof Edward Tiekink, Prof Saidur Rahman, Prof Mohamed Kheireddine, Prof Yau Kok Lim, and Assoc Prof Dr Adarsh Kumar Pandey were on the list recently published by Stanford University in the United States, Sunway said in a press release on March 9.

Sunway University president Prof Poppema was listed in the subject category of immunology under the sub-field of oncology and carcinogenesis in clinical medicine.

Over the years, his over 240 published articles on the topics relevant to immunology, haematology and oncology have been cited more than 18,500 times.

Prof Tiekink, who heads the Research Centre for Crystalline Materials (RCCM) at the varsity’s School of Medical and Life Sciences, was listed in the subject category of inorganic and nuclear chemistry under the sub-field of organic chemistry.

Research in RCCM pursues two key Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) themes, namely, SDG No. 3 Good Health and Well-being and SDG No.13 Climate Action.

The research on the development of novel therapeutics based on metal-based drugs is to face the global challenges of drug resistance to anti-microbials, and to meet the needs of curing cancer and other diseases.

“I hope to utilise the state-of-the-art facilities at Sunway University to pursue all research efforts. We are excited with the development of the Sunway Medical School, as well as translating the laboratory work into clinical studies, ” shared Prof Tiekink.

Prof Saidur, who heads the Research Centre for Nanomaterials and Energy Technology at the School of Engineering and Technology, was ranked in the subject category of energy under the sub-field of mechanical engineering and transports.

Prof Kheireddine was listed in the subject category of chemical engineering. He serves as the associate dean (research) at the School of Engineering and Technology, as well as the head of the Research Centre for Carbon Dioxide Capture and Utilisation.

Listed in the subject category of artificial intelligence and image processing under the sub-field of networking and telecommunications was Prof Yau from the Department of Computing and Information Technology at the School of Engineering and Technology.With the recognition, Prof Yau hopes to set up a research centre that facilitates and promotes interaction between local and international research scholars and industry to pursue academic excellence. This will also create research opportunities for solving industrial world problems.

Adarsh’s field of research focused on advanced energy storage materials, renewable energy technologies and nanomaterials.

Adarsh, who serves at the Research Centre for Nanomaterials and Energy Technology, believes innovation in research is the main driver of society’s advancement.

“I intend to bring forward my research by developing more efficient advanced energy storage materials, and to provide more efficient and affordable solar energy to society, ” he said.

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