Bhubaneswar: Seven illustrious researchers from the SOA Deemed to be University, Odisha have been named in the world ranking of top two per cent scientists, drawn up on the basis of a subject-wise analysis conducted by the Stanford University, USA.
The distinguished researchers are Prof. (Dr.) Pradipta Kishore Dash, Prof. Kulamani Parida, Prof. Lala Behari Sukla, Prof. (Dr.) Ashok Kumar Mahapatra, Prof. R.N.P.Choudhary, Prof. J.C.Misra and Dr. Nihar Bala Devi.
The scientists at Stanford University have created a database of over 100,000 top scientists of the world on the basis of standardized citation indicators which include information on citations, H-index, co-authorship, and a composite indicator as well.
The scientists were organised into 22 scientific fields and 176 sub-fields using the indicators.
The Professors acing in their respective fields have brought glory to our state as well as nation. Prof Dash is an eminent figure among researchers in the field of energy, Prof Parida and Prof Sukla are from the area of Physical Chemistry and Mining and Metallurgy respectively. Prof (Dr) Mahapatra, an eminent neuro-surgeon, is the present Vice-Chancellor of SOA while Prof Choudhury is from the field of Applied Physics. Prof Misra, former Pro-Vice-Chancellor of SOA and Adjunct Professor, is from the realm of mathematics while Dr Devi is currently engaged in research in the area of Mining and Metallurgy.
Prof Dash, an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, was also the first Vice-Chancellor of SOA. At present, he is SOA’s Emeritus Professor and heads the Multidisciplinary Research Cell. His area of expertise includes renewable energy, signal processing, power systems, data mining, artificial and computational intelligence, distributed generation and micro and smart grid.
Prof. (Dr.) Manojranjan Nayak, President of SOA, has congratulated the researchers for winning laurels for the university.