The University of Minho has 57 scientists in the group of the 2% most influential in the world over the last year, 35 of which belong to the School of Engineering, according to a study by Stanford University (USA) and the Elsevier publishing group. The list, called “World’s Top 2% Scientists 2022“, includes 200 thousand scientists, 763 of which are in Portugal. UMinho appears with 15 R&D centres represented and its first scientist in the global list is Fernando Pacheco-Torgal (5881st place), researcher at CTAC – Centre for Territory, Environment and Construction.
The document presents the best researchers on the planet by 22 areas and 176 disciplines, considering their index, the volume of publications and citations of their work, according to data from the Scopus database until September 2022. This annual list appeared in 2019, with the aim of creating a public repository on the impact and influence of researchers on the progress of scientific knowledge and to combat abuses of self-citation.
– CEB – Centre for Biological Engineering (14 researchers): António Vicente, Artur Cavaco-Paulo, Eduardo Gudiña, Joana Azeredo, José António Teixeira, Lígia Rodrigues, Lucília Domingues, Madalena Alves, Mariana Henriques, Miguel Gama, Nuno Cerca, Rosário Oliveira, Russell Paterson and Sónia Silva;
– ALGORITMI Centre (7 researchers): Anabela Carvalho Alves, João Luís Afonso, Joaquín Torres-Sospedra, Paulo Cortez, Pedro Arezes, Sérgio Pereira and Vítor Monteiro;
– CF – Physics Centre (7 researchers): Carlos Miguel Costa, Clarisse Ribeiro, Filipe Vaz, José González-Méijome, Nuno Peres, Pedro Martins and Vasco Teixeira;
– CMEMS – Center for Microelectromechanical Systems (7 researchers): Fatih Toptan, Flávio Bartolomeu, Filipe Samuel Silva, Hélder Puga, Júlio Souza, Paulo Flores and Vanessa Cardoso;
– 3B’s Group – Biomaterials, Biomimetics and Biodegradables (5 researchers): Manuela Gomes, Miguel Oliveira, Nuno Neves, Rui L. Reis and Subhas Kundu;
– ISISE – Institute for Sustainability and Innovation in Structural Engineering (4 researchers): Daniel Oliveira, Joaquim Barros, Luís Ramos and Paulo Lourenço;
– 2C2T – Centre for Textile Science and Technology (2): Andrea Zille and Raul Fangueiro;
– CBMA – Center for Molecular and Environmental Biology (2 researchers): Jorge M. Pacheco and Ronaldo Sousa;
– ICVS – Instituto de Investigação em Ciências da Vida e Saúde (2 researchers): António Salgado and Nuno Sousa;
– CIEC – Research Centre for Child Studies (1 researcher: Assunção Flores;
– CQ – Chemistry Centre (1 researcher: Rita Figueira;
– CTAC – Centre for Territory, Environment and Construction (1 researcher: Fernando Pacheco-Torgal;
– EMed – School of Medicine (1 researcher: Manuel João Costa;
– ICS – Institute of Social Sciences (1 researcher): Anabela Carvalho;
– ICT – Institute of Earth Sciences (1 researcher): José Brilha;
– NIPE – Economic and Enterprise Policies Research Unit (1 researcher): José Carlos Pinho.
The School of Engineering congratulates all its researchers on this nomination!