26 Sunway researchers in Stanford list

TWENTY-SIX Sunway University scientists have been recognised in Stanford University’s highly cited Top 2% Scientists List.

This, the varsity said, denotes that 6% of Sunway University’s academics are world-acclaimed researchers, making it three times as much as the world average.

The Stanford University ranking is based on the bibliometric information contained in the Scopus database and the selection is based on the top 100,000 scientists across 22 scientific fields and 174 sub-fields. Researchers listed are also assessed on their career-long citation impact and single-year citation impact.

The list of Sunway University researchers in the list are Professors Sibrandes Poppema, Denny Ng, Lim Weng Marc, M.A. Hannan, Linda D. Hollebeek, Dr Ong Hwai Chyuan, Lee Learn Han, Goh Bey Hing, Mohamed Kheireddine Aroua, David Andrew Bradley, Pervaiz K. Ahmed, Agamutu Pariatamby, Mayeen Uddin Khandaker, Long Chiau Ming, Rebecca Wong Shin Yee, Dr Adarsh Kumar Pandey, Mohammad Khalid, Teo Kok Lay, Chia Yook Chin, and Dr Angela Amphawan; Distinguished Professor Saidur Rahman; Associate Professors Arshian Sharif, Dr Sitara Karim, and Dr Numan Arshid; and Dr Katta Ramesh and Yong Shin Jie.

Among the 26 researchers, 11 are from the varsity’s School of Engineering and Technology, which is helmed by Prof Ng.

In addition, five female researchers were recognised for their groundbreaking research in economics and finance, marketing, medical sciences and photonics while Yong, a 23-year-old student, received global recognition for his study on long-Covid/post-Covid syndrome.

Prof Poppema, who is also the Sunway University president, said the varsity is now the leading private education institution in Malaysia with the highest number of Top 2% scientists.

“This is truly a remarkable milestone for us, and we intend to propel our endeavours further and continue to make a significant contribution across a wide array of industry sectors that will make a positive impact on our society,” he said in a press release dated Nov 10.

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