Sunway University Has 10 Scientists Listed in World’s Top 2%

More career researchers listed in Stanford University’s World’s Top 2% Scientists than any other private institution in Malaysia

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First row (L-R) Prof Chia, Prof Teo, Prof Poppema, Prof Agamutu, Prof Dr Adarsh; second row (L-R) Prof Edward, Prof Pervaiz, Prof Kheireddine, Prof Saidur, Prof Yau

Malaysia’s growing reputation for research continues to portray our country as a forward-thinking, problem-solving nation with talented scientists. The number of research papers published by Malaysian researchers has risen dramatically in recent years, as has the number of publications included in highly-cited lists.

A perfect ten accurately describes the number of Sunway University scientists who are among the top 2% of the world’s most-cited scientists and academics in various disciplines, according to Stanford University in the United States.

Sunway University now has more career researchers listed in Stanford University’s World’s Top 2% scientists than any other private institution in Malaysia, thanks to the recent additions of Professor Agamutu Pariatamby, Professor Chia Yook Chin, Professor Pervaiz K Ahmed, and Professor Teo Kok Lay.

“With more research pioneers joining us, Sunway University hopes to create positive research impacts in various sectors such as engineering and technology, medical and health sciences, computing and information systems, business and management,” said Professor Sibrandes Poppema, President of Sunway University.

“The Stanford list comprises the top 2% of scientists and is based on the number of citations their publications have achieved in their specific field of research, either over their entire career or in recent years. The presence of such successful researchers in our institution serves as an inspiration for young scientists,”

Sunway University’s international collaborations with colleagues from some of the world’s leading international universities, such as the University of Cambridge, Harvard University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, are one of the key reasons for the university’s continued rise to the pinnacle of research in Malaysia (MIT).

Professor Pariatamby joined Sunway University as part of the Jeffrey Cheah Institute on Southeast Asia’s Special Studies Division. Professor Chia Yook Chin currently serves as the Associate Dean of Sunway University’s School of Medical Sciences. Professor Teo Kok Lay is the Associate Dean (Research and Postgraduate Studies) for the School of Mathematical Sciences, and Professor Pervaiz K Ahmed is the Director of the Institute of Global Strategy and Competitiveness and a Professor of Management.

Sunway University’s other researchers listed in the Stanford University’s World’s Top 2% Scientist list are Sunway University President Professor Sibrandes Poppema, Distinguished Professor and Head of Research Centre for Crystalline Materials Edward Tiekink, Distinguished Research Professor & Head of Research Centre for Nano-Materials and Energy Technology Professor Saidur Rahman, Associate Dean (Research) and Head for Carbon Dioxide Capture and Utilisation Professor Mohamed Kheireddine, Associate Dean (Education) and Head of the Department of Computing and Information Systems Professor Yau Kok Lim and Associate Professor Dr Adarsh Kumar Pandey.