Five MAE staff have ranked within the world’s top 2% of influential scientists

Five MAE staff have ranked within the world’s top 2% of influential scientists, according to a Stanford University study.

The Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford (METRICS) assessed several indicators across academic citation data from 1996 to 2019 and spanned over 7 million academics, across 22 subject fields. The study aimed to minimise citation misuse as metrics of excellence by creating an index that reflects the global influence of academic work in a meaningful way via a composite indicator.

Published by PLOS Biology, the study resulted in two searchable database lists of nearly 160,000 of the world’s leading scientists across all fields of science. Nearly 80 Strathclyde academics are listed in these database, five of which are MAE academics.

Professor Massimiliano Vasile, MAE Director of Research, and Dr Marcello Lappa ranked within the top 2% in the field of Aerospace & Aeronautics. While Professor Margaret StackProfessor Matthew Cartmell and Dr Haofeng Chen positioned within the top 2% of the Mechanical Engineering & Transports research field and Professor Jim Thomason was recognised for this work in the field of Materials.

Professor Alex Galloway, Head of Department for MAE, said

This is a wonderful recognition of the calibre of research undertaken by staff across the Department. Both research and teaching staff strive for academic excellence and its application is what drives our success and global reputation for innovation and quality.