Florida Tech Faculty Among Top 2 Percent of Scientists Worldwide

Report from Stanford University Uses Citations, Career-Long Impact

MELBOURNE, FLA. — Ten faculty members currently or previously associated with Florida Tech have been named to a new list from Stanford University that compiles the top 2 percent of scientists worldwide.

Inclusion on the list is based on standardized academic citations, co-authorships and related composite metrics that gauge career-long impact.

Examining 22 scientific fields and 176 subfields, the Stanford report in the journal PLOS Biology, initially published in 2019 and updated in 2020, lists the following faculty members with Florida Tech affiliations:

  • Ravi Agarwal, general mathematics
  • Richard Aronson, marine biology and hydrobiology
  • Mark Bush, paleontology
  • Philip Chan, artificial intelligence and image processing
  • Martin Glicksman, materials
  • Larry Hench, materials
  • V. Lakshmikantham, applied mathematics
  • Yi Liao, general chemistry
  • Steven Shaw, acoustics
  • Robert van Woesik, marine biology and hydrobiology

Hench and Lakshmikantham have passed away. Agarwal is now on faculty at Texas A&M Kingsville.

The Stanford list includes more than 159,000 scientists from U.S. and international universities, businesses and other facilities.

“The faculty members on the Stanford list and across all of the classrooms and labs of Florida Tech are respected by their peers and valued by their students,” said Marco Carvalho, executive vice president and provost at Florida Tech. “We are proud of all of them and deeply appreciative of their essential contributions to the success of this university and its students.”

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