The World's Most Influential Scientists

by Suzan Özdemir | Nov 01, 2021
Assoc. Prof. Meltem Yanılmaz and Assoc. Özgür Atalay is on the World's Most Influential Scientists List

Our faculty members, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Meltem Yanılmaz and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Özgür Atalay were entitled to be included in the list of the world's most influential scientists.

The list, which Stanford University carries out every year and which determines the most influential scientists in the world, has been published by the Elsevier publishing company, which stands out with its scientific, technical and medical contents.

The ranking was made in the two categories of “career-long impact” and “annual impact”. While creating the list, international criteria such as the number of high-quality publications, the impact of the journal in which the publications are published, the number of patents, the number of citations, h-index, hm-index, the number of articles, the number of cited articles and the impact of the journal in which they were published were used. In the list where the publications of 2020 are ranked according to these criteria, a total of 190,063 scientists were evaluated in the "annual impact" category. While 1,150 scientists from Turkey were included in the list of the most influential scientists in the world, 50 names from ITU were included. ITU maintained its success last year in terms of the number of scientists included in the list and ranked first in Turkey. In the list of the most influential scientists in the world, 4 academics from ITU were in the top 100, 19 in the top 500, and 30 in the top 1,000.

Click to access the list in which ITU scientists are ranked.

News: İTÜ Media and Communication Office


İTÜ Faculty of Textile Technologies and Design

Textile Engineering Department of Istanbul Technical University (İTÜ) is the first and the single one offering textile engineering education in Istanbul, and also comes first among the top textile engineering schools in Turkey. Its history could be traced back to 1955; the year in which the textile division was established in the body of Mechanical Engineering. The school gained its current name and independent status in 1983. Therefore, it is obvious that the Textile Engineering Department is fairly new compared to the history of İTÜ stretching back to 240 years.


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