Thirteen Lovely Professional University professors have been ranked amongst the top 2 percent of scientists in the world by the prestigious Stanford University in the United States. The list has been created by Dr John Loannidis, Professor at Stanford University and his research team to provide a complete look at citation metrics.
Dr Akhil Gupta & Dr Amritpal Singh for Artificial Intelligence & Image Processing; Dr Chander Parkash for Industrial Engineering & Automation; Dr Pranav Kumar Prabhakar for Pharmacology & Pharmacy; Dr Amit Mittal & Dr Vijay Mishra for medicinal & biomolecular chemistry; Dr Devesh Tiwari for neurology & neurosurgery; Dr Naveen Gupta for fluids & plasmas; D Buddhi & Vikram Kumar Kamboj for environmental sciences; Vijay Kumar for biotechnology; Ravinder Kumar for energy; and, Harpreet Kaur for materials are amongst the list of professors from LPU who have found a place in the list.
LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal said, “It is a matter of tremendous pride that 13 of our professors have found a place in the list of the top 2% scientists in the world as per Stanford University. They are truly an inspiration for budding scientists at LPU as well all the aspiring young scientists in the country. This is perhaps the best acknowledgement that we have received for all the efforts we have been making over the years to boost research and innovation and create an ecosystem to drive quality research at LPU.”
This is the first classification that systematically ranks all the most-cited scientists in each scientific field to a sufficient ranking depth. The analysis, conducted using research publications up to 2020, was published in PLOS Biology, a peer-reviewed scientific journal, on October 19. The data includes all the scientists who are among the top 1,00,000 across all fields, according to the composite citation index.
LPU has been at the forefront of Indian research and academic institutions when it comes to providing high-quality education and impactful research to solve industrial and societal problems. Over the last six years, the university has invested over INR 10 crores to build high-quality research capability and world-class labs to facilitate research. A specialized division known as ‘Division of Research and Development’ (DRD) has also been set up to provide direction to the research being undertaken at all levels in the campus. LPU also offers financial support to researchers through University Scholarly Communication Grant (USCG). The university also provides incentives upwards of Rs.1 lakh to faculty members for publishing in high-impact journals.