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Odia scientist placed in world’s ‘highly-cited’ researchers list

Dr Sanjeeb K Sahoo, a scientist from Odisha has been placed in the world’s ‘highly-cited’ researchers list released by the firm Clarivate Analytics.

With only 10 Indian scientists featuring in the list of 4,000 highly-cited researchers across the globe, the country lags far behind China in new contributions towards science and innovation, said a recent report by Clarivate Analytics — a company that names people with multiple papers ranking in the top 1% by citations for their field and year.

Sanjeeb Kumar Sahoo, a researcher in Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar, is known for the specialization for use of nanotechnology in cancer drug delivery, especially in cancer cure.

Interestingly, most of the science experts listed do not come from highly ranked institutes in India that are always creating buzz for their scientific innovation. However, a professor from each IIT-Kanpur, IIT Madras, JNU, and NIT-Bhopal are on the global list.

Meanwhile, China is among the top three countries with 482 science experts. India couldn’t even make it up to the top 10 countries. Sweden (53%), Austria (53%), Singapore (47%), Denmark (47%), China (43%) and South Korea (42%) are among the nations that have 40% of their Highly Cited Researchers selected in the cross-field category.

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Odia scientist Sanjeeb Sahoo

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