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Stanford University Names World’s Top 2% Scientists, 2021


Stanford University recently released an update of the list that represents the top 2 % of the most-cited scientists in various disciplines. The report was prepared by a team of experts led by Professor John Ioannidis.

The updated version ( is based on the Aug 01, 2021 snapshot from Scopus and is updated to citation year 2020. The database provides standardized information on citations, h-index, co-authorship-adjusted hm-index, citations to papers in different authorship positions, and a composite indicator.

The following Mechanical Engineering faculty (tenured, tenure-track, research, and joint) were ranked in the top 2% in either the career-long or the single-year rankings:

Allison, John E.

Arruda, E. M.

Ashton-Miller, James A.

Barber, J. R.

Bernitsas, Michael M.

Boehman, A.

Ceccio, S. L.

Cech, E. A.

Dasgupta, Neil P.

Deng, Cheri

Dong, Pingsha

Dowling, David R.

Epureanu, Bogdan I.

Fu, Jianping

Gianchandani, Yogesh B.

Guo, L. Jay

Hulbert, Gregory M.

Johnsen, Eric

Kaviany, Massoud

Kurabayashi, Katsuo

Larson, Ronald G.

Meyhofer, Edgar

Misra, Amit

Okwudire, Chinedum E.

Orosz, Gabor

Pan, Jwo

Papalambros, Panos Y.

Peng, Huei

Popa, Bogdan Ioan

Raman, Venkat

Saitou, Kazuhiro

Sakamoto, Jeff

Schultz, Albert B.

Shih, Albert

Sick, Volker

Stefanopoulou, Anna G.

Stein, Jeffrey L.

Sun, Jing

Taub, A. I.

Thouless, M. D.

Tilbury, Dawn M.

Towne, Aaron

Violi, Angela

Waas, Anthony M.

Wang, K. W.

Wang, Thomas D.

Wooldridge, M.

Young, Yin Lu