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Our Academicians are on the 'World's Most Influential Scientists' List

The list of the 'World's Most Influential Scientists,' compiled by Stanford University's Professor Dr. John P.A.loannidis, K. W. Boyack, and J. Baas and published in the journal Plos Biology, has been published. Prof. Dr. Babür Özçelik, Rector of KTÜN, and six of our academicians were included in a list of 190 thousand academicians from around the world.


The "World's Most Influential Scientists" list included in the article titled "Updated Science-Wide Author Databases of Standardized Citation Indicators" by Professor Dr. John P.A loannidis from Stanford University and his research team containing 190 thousand scientists who entered the top 2 percent of the world's scientists in 22 departments and 176 sub-disciplines was created by taking into account the variables such as the number of scientific articles made worldwide, the number of citations, the number of authors, the order of the authors and the rate of self-citation.


According to the data obtained by listing the "World's Most Influential Scientists"  in two categories as "Career-long impact" and "Annual impact (2020 studies)", in addition to Prof. Dr Babür Özçelik, the Rector of Konya Technical University,  academicians from the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Prof. Dr. Erol Pehlivan from the Department of Chemical Engineering; Prof Dr. Harun Uğuz and Assoc. Dr. While Mustafa Servet Kıran from Computer Engineering Department take part in the "Career Long Impact" category. On the other hand, together with  KTUN Rector Prof. Dr. Babür Özçelik, Prof. Dr. Erol Pehlivan from Department of Chemical Engineering, Prof. Dr. Salih Güneş,  from Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department; Prof Dr. Mehmet Emin Argun from Environmental Engineering Department; Prof Dr. Harun Uğuz and Assoc. Dr. Mustafa Servet Kıran from Computer Engineering Department; Prof. Dr. Mevlüt Uyan from the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning in Vocational School of Technical Sciences are among the scientists who entered the list of Annual Effect (2020) from Turkey.




"As a university with more than 50 years of experience and expertise, we are an institution that sets targets for the future and makes solid strides toward the targets it has set," stated Konya Technical University Rector Prof. Dr. Babür Özçelik. We will continue to work hard to accomplish successes that will benefit our country's growth and to ensure that our institution is among the best in the world by doing world-class scientific research. In reality, we witness the outcomes of this in published researches where our university's name appears. I'd like to use this occasion to congratulate those of our academicians who were named to the list and wish them to keep up the good work".


You can reach the "World's Most Influential Scientists" list published in the scientific journal 'Plos Biology' at


Konya Technical University KTUN Prof. Dr. Babür Özcelik