Florida Tech Has 11 Faculty, Staff Among Top 2 Percent of Scientists Worldwide According to Stanford University

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Ten faculty members currently or previously associated with Florida Tech and one staff member are among the top 2 percent of scientists worldwide, according to an updated list compiled by Stanford University and published this fall. (Florida Tech image)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Ten faculty members currently or previously associated with Florida Tech and one staff member are among the top 2 percent of scientists worldwide, according to an updated list compiled by Stanford University and published this fall.

Inclusion on the list, which highlights the top scientists for 2020, is based on standardized academic citations, co-authorships and related composite metrics that gauge career-long impact.

Examining 22 scientific fields and 176 subfields, the Stanford report, initially published in 2019 and updated in 2020 and 2021, lists the following faculty members with Florida Tech affiliations:

■ Richard Aronson, marine biology and hydrobiology
■ Mark Bush, paleontology
■ Martin Glicksman (emeritus), materials
■ Larry Hench, materials
■ V. Lakshmikantham, applied mathematics
■ Yi Liao, general chemistry
■ Mirmilad Mirsayar, mechanical engineering, and transports
■ Roberto Peverati, chemical physics
■ M. Toufiq Reza, energy
■ Robert van Woesik, marine biology and hydrobiology
■ Michael Grieves, who holds the staff position of chief scientist for advanced manufacturing, was also named on the updated list.

Hench and Lakshmikantham have passed away.

The list, known formally as the “updated science-wide author database of standardized citation indicators,” includes more than 100,000 scientists from U.S. and international universities, businesses, and other facilities.

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