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Taiwan Tech strengthens position as international applied research university: 58 researchers included in "World’s Top 2% Scientists 2021"


   Stanford University has recently published an update of the list of the top 2% most widely cited scientists in different disciplines, World's Top 2% Scientists. This ranking is based on the bibliometric information contained in the Scopus database and includes more than 180,000 researchers. Separate data are shown for career-long impact and single year impact, referred to below as "Lifetime Scientific Impact Ranking" (1960-2021)" and "2021 Scientific Impact Ranking".

In the newest update, published on 20 October 2021, 48 Taiwan Tech professors were included in the "Lifetime Science Impact" (1960-2021)", and 41 professors are listed in the "2021 Scientific Impact Ranking". In total, 58 Taiwan Tech researchers made it into this international research ranking, proving Taiwan Tech’s successful positioning as an international applied research university.

The ranked professors from Taiwan Tech 

Taiwan Tech has 415 full-time professors, 14% of whom were included in “World’s Top 2% Scientists 2021”. Almost 30 of them are faculty members of the College of Engineering and the College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. The others are researchers in the fields of Energy, Material Sciences, Chemistry, Biology, Social Science and others.   

The "Lifetime Science Impact" (1960-2021)" in fields of Chemistry, Energy, Construction, Information, Education includes Yushan scholar and Honorary Chair Professor Tai-Shung Chung, National Chair Professor, Bing-Joe Hwang, The Outstanding Engineering Professor Award winner, Jhang-Yu Ou, National Award of Outstanding SMEs winner, Hsi-Peng Lu, National Excellence in Teaching Award winner, Gwo-Jen Hwang, Distinguished Professor, Huei-Ze Hou and others.

In related news, Professor Wei-Song Hong, who is listed in the “2021 Scientific Impact Ranking”, also won the 2022 R&D 100 Awards, the only science and technology awards competition that recognizes new commercial products, technologies and materials. Wei-Song Hong was honored for this research on Graphene that can simultaneously produce water and electricity.

These results demonstrate Taiwan Tech’s research excellence and international competitiveness in a wide range of disciplines, and its success in technology transfer.

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