Two members from AIMST University’s Faculty of Pharmacy (FOP) were ranked among the top 2% of scientists in the World by Stanford University from the United States. Stanford University has recently released (Version 3; Published on 20 October 2021) a list that represents the top 2 percent of the most-cited scientists in various disciplines. Scientists are classified into 22 scientific fields and 176 sub-fields. The selection is based on the top 100,000 by c-score (with and without self-citations) or a percentile rank of 2% or above.

Stanford University created a publicly available database of over 100,000 top scientists that provides standardised information on citations, h-index, co-authorship adjusted hm-index, citations to papers in different authorship positions and a composite indicator.

The FOP members, Prof. Dr. V. Ravichandran and Assoc. Prof. Dr. S. Parasuraman, have secured the world’s top 2% scientists of a single year for the last two years, 2019 and 2020, continuously in the list published by Stanford University world top 2% scientists. In addition, Prof. Dr. V. Ravichandran has also continuously placed in Malaysia’s top 1000 scientist position according to the AD scientific index in 2019 and 2020.

Prof. Dr. V. Ravichandran has published 125 research articles and 25 review articles in international and national journals and has over 4400 citations, h-index 31, i10-index 64 (Google Scholar), and over 2460 citations h-index 24 (Scopus). His research interests include the fields of computer-aided drug designing and synthesis and biological evaluation of medicinal compounds.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. S. Parasuraman published more than 70 research articles in international and national journals and has over 4000 citations.  His research interests include the fields of experimental pharmacology and toxicology.  He is also the Editor in Chief of Journal of Young Pharmacists.

AIMST University staff and students congratulate both of them for their remarkable achievements and wish them success in their future endeavours.