In this year’s Stanford University Rankings 2022, around 50 experts from Pune have appeared in the list of top 2 percent scientists worldwide. Dr Thanu Padmanabhan, the late theoretical physicist of the Inter-University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics, has achieved India’s top rank.
Dr. Sundeep Salvi, Director Pulmocare Foundation for Research and Education (PURE), Dr. Chittaranjan Yajnik, Eminent Diabetologist, KEM Hospital and Dr. Viroj Wiwanitkit, Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Dr. DY Patil Medical College they have also appeared in the Pune list. .
In the field of respiratory medicine, Dr. Salvi has achieved the 50th rank (out of 47,970 respiratory scientists) and the first rank in India. “It is a pleasure to be recognized among the top 50 and to feel proud that Pune is now on the global map for lung research,” said Dr Salvi. The Indian Express. There are 19 leading respiratory scientists from India including Ritesh Agrawal, Anurag Agarwal, Zarir Udwadia, Randeep Guleria and others.
The list also includes former Inter IUCAA director Prof Naresh Dadhich, Prof S Dhurandhar, IUCAA professor who led the team that helped US scientists detect gravitational waves, Prof Satishchandra Ogale, team leader at the Center for Energy Sciences, Indian Institute of Science Education. and Research (IISER), Pune, Professor Sujit Ghosh, Professor of Chemistry at IISER, Pune, Dr Bhushan Patwardhan, Distinguished Professor, Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences, Savitribai Phule University Pune and Dr Parikshit Gogate, a prominent ophthalmologist among many others.
Stanford University’s classification began in 2019, under which experts classify scientists in 22 scientific fields and 176 subfields. There are two lists that are published: career rankings (data based on the last 25 years) and the second is the final year rankings.
Globally, 200,409 scientists are among the world’s top 2%. Among these, there are 3,796 Indian scientists from all fields. Around 50 scientists are from Pune: 16 from NCL, 15 from SPPU, 6 from IUCAA, 5 from IISER Pune and others from Agharkar Research Institute, Pune College of Engineering, Symbiosis International University , the KEM Hospital and the Pulmocare Research and Education Foundation (PURE). ).