UBD FOS Academics Named in List of Top 2% of Scientists in the World


Several Faculty of Science (FOS) academics have been named in a list of the top 2% of scientists in their main subfield discipline globally. The report of the top names was prepared by a Stanford University team headed by Professor John PA Loannidis (Loannidis et al. 2020, PloS Biology, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.3000918). The team assessed the global 7 million scientists on the research they carried out during their career span, from data collected up to the year 2019. This data was created to provide updated analyses and a publicly available database of top scientists that provides standardized information on citations, h-index, co-authorship-adjusted hm-index, citations to papers in different authorship positions, and a composite indicator.

 

 

Two of our FOS professors, Professor Takaomi Arai and Professor Ulmar Grafe, are in the top 2% list of career-long citation impact, and five FOS professors (in alphabetical order of family name), Minhaz Uddin Ahmed, Takaomi Arai, Ulmar Grafe, Mohammad Mansoob Khan and Johan Willem Frederik Slik, were listed in the top 2% of scientists for the single calendar year 2019 in their subfield discipline.

 

Dr Minhaz Uddin Ahmed is an Associate Professor of Chemical Sciences. His research interests are bioanalytical chemistry, biosensors, nanobiotechnology, point of care analysis, and diagnostic technologies for foods, biomedical and environmental samples. Dr Minhaz’s latest publications are available in here.

 

Dr Takaomi Arai is a Professor of Environmental and Life Sciences. His research interests are Eel Biology and Ecology, Evolution of Fish Migration, Biology, Ecology and Habitat Use of Aquatic Organisms in Tropical Ecosystem, Fisheries Science and Aquaculture, and Environmental Science and Pollution. Dr Arai’s latest publications are available in here.

 

Dr Ulmar Grafe is also a Professor of Environmental and Life Sciences. He is a tropical ecologist interested in understanding the functional role of amphibians in tropical ecosystems and human-altered landscapes, the behavioural ecology of foot-flagging frogs, the sensory ecology of frog-biting midges, the adaptive integration of bat flight patterns and biosonar behaviours using artificial intelligence, and the mutualistic relationship between woolly bats and pitcher plants. Dr Ulmar’s latest publications are available in here.

 

Dr Mohammad Mansoob Khan is an Associate Professor of Chemical Sciences. He is working in the cutting-edge area of nanochemistry, nanosciences and nanotechnology, especially in inorganic nanohybrid materials such as synthesis of gold and silver nanoparticles, nanocomposites and bandgap engineering of various semiconductors. Dr Mansoob’s latest publications are available in here.

 

Dr Johan Willem Frederik Slik is a Professor of Environment and Life Sciences. His research focuses on to understand spatial and temporal patterns in tree distributions with the help of remote sensing (GIS), molecular techniques and spatial and temporal modelling. As the tropical forests are now fragmented and mostly degraded, he aims to find ways to maintain the functions of tropical Asia’s natural ecosystems. Dr Johan’s latest publications are available in here.