The School of Engineering of the University of Minho (EEUM) has 15 scientists from various areas among the 160 thousand most influential in the world, according to a study that was recently published in the journal “PLOS Biology” and coordinated by Stanford University (USA). The presence in this list recognizes the quality and international impact of the research developed at EEUM.
Eight of the 15 researchers are from biological engineering – Artur Cavaco-Paulo, Eliana Souto, Lígia Rodrigues, Rosário Oliveira, José A. Teixeira, António Vicente, Madalena Alves and Eduardo Soares. There are also three from civil engineering (Paulo B. Lourenço, F. Pacheco Torgal, Joaquim Barros), two from mechanical engineering (Paulo Flores, Filipe Samuel Silva) and one each from information systems (Paulo Cortez) and computer science (José Neves). UMinho has 25 researchers in the list and Portugal appears with about 400 listed representatives.
The ranking represents “the top 2%” among seven million scientists on the planet, divided by 22 areas and 176 sub-topics, considering the scientist index, the volume of publications and the citations of their work, according to data from the Scopus database between 1996 and 2019.