Three NIFS Researchers Ranked Among Top 2% Scientists in the World – Elsevier/ Stanford Citation Analysis

Three following researchers from the National Institute of Fundamental Studies (NIFS) have been ranked among the prestigious World’s Top 2% Scientists list published by Elsevier. The list is based on data from Scopus, the world’s largest abstract and citation database, and includes scientists from all fields of research.

Professor Laskhman Dissanayake of the Condensed Matter Physics and Solid-State Chemistry Research Programme, Professor Suresh Benjamin of the Evolution, Ecology & Biodiversity Research Programme and, Professor Gamini Seneviratne of the Microbial Biotechnology Research Programme.

Forty-two Sri Lankan researchers have been featured in the top 2% researchers list published in October 2023, with Professor Meththika Vithanage from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura (Visiting Scientist of NIFS) holding the highest position among Sri Lankan researchers.

The Top 2% is based on the academics’ scientific achievements measured by the bibliometric index. The evaluation criteria include the H-index, the impact factor, total citations, co-authorship adjusted hm-index, citations to papers in different authorship positions a composite indicator, and many more.

As a well-known research institution in Sri Lanka, this is a significant achievement for NIFS as well as Sri Lankan science as a whole.