As many as 23 researchers from the National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) have risen to prominence this year by standing amongst the world’s Top 2% research luminaries. Four of these have also been recognized for their career-long impact.

NUST has consistently made headway in its R&D pursuits, bolstering its way to the top in Pakistan, and contributing towards nation building through transformative higher education. NUST is currently ranked #334 in the world, #74 in Asia and #1 in Pakistan, as per QS University Rankings 2023 and among top 200 universities of the world as per THE Impact Ranking 2022.

The number of NUST researchers featured among the Top 2% of the world has steadily increased over the past three years. This speaks volumes of the conducive research environment NUST affords for knowledge seekers and creators to make a difference in these epoch-making times.

The data for ranking is published by Elsevier. The researchers are ranked based on a composite index factoring in several bibliometrics, including citations, Hirsch-index, authorship positions, etc. The researchers are from seven different institutions of NUST and twelve different disciplines, including Artificial Intelligence, Signal Processing, Materials, Chemical, Mechanical, Bio-medical, Robotics, Cyber Security, Computer Science, Design and Manufacturing, Humanities and Mathematical Methods in Fluid Mechanics.

The esteemed researchers recognized this year include Dr Noreen Sher Akbar, Dr Meraj Mustafa, Dr Mubasher Jamil, Dr Salman Raza Naqvi, Dr Faisal Shafait, Dr Adeeb Shahzad, Dr Shahid Iqbal, Dr Muhammad Moazam Fraz, Dr Iftikhar Ahmed, Dr Irfan Ahmad Rana, Dr Iftikhar Hussain Gul, Dr Muhammad Usman Akram, Dr Haider Abbas, Dr Hassan Ali Khattak, Dr Tayyaba Noor, Dr Farooq Ahmed Tahir, Dr Abdul Ghafoor, Dr Muhammad Jawad Khan, Dr Safia Akram, Dr Tahir Abdul Hussain Ratlamwala, Dr Tahir Mehmood, Dr Syed Ali Hassan, and Dr Muhammad Ishaq.

The esteemed researchers recognized for their career-long impact include Dr Noreen Sher Akbar, Dr Mubasher Jamil, Dr Meraj Mustafa, and Dr Faisal Shafait. NUST pays compliments and tribute to these star researchers.

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Arsalan Haider is a reporter at Academia Mag and has worked with leading national dailies and news channels. He tweets @arsalanhaider14

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