A recent study published in the journal PLOS Biology, retrieving data from the SCOPUS database and using a range of parameters for each scientist's research contribution and influence, analysed data of 7 million scientists with at least five published articles on the SCOPUS database. As a result, a list of the top 100 000 researchers from all scientific subjects (as well as those ranked in the top 2% in their main subfield discipline) was compiled.
An analysis by professor A. Papaioannou of the University of Thessaly for the Greek scientists contained in this database, shows that the NTUA is the leading institution in the country in terms of the presence of its scientists in this list. Specifically, the list of the world's leading scientists contains 98 members of the NTUA or 18.28% of its faculty members.
From the School of Civil Engineering, for the year 2019, the following 12 professors are contained in the list (in order of their ranks):
G. Gazetas*, D. Koutsoyiannis, D. Vamvatsikos, M. Karlaftis†, E. Vlahogianni, M. Papadrakakis*, N. Lagaros, D. Dermatas, I. Psycharis*, G. Yannis, M. Kotsovos* , E. Vintzileou
A second list referring to all years analysed (1996-2019) contains 15, i.e. 11 of the above and in addition:
Ι. Golias, D. Tsamboulas†, K. Spyrakos and C. Gantes
(Retired/emeritus professors are marked with * and deceased with †).
3 years ago. 11:36:10, 03-12-2020.