Top 100 authors
The Asian Institute of Technology was home to 16 of the top 100 authors in Thailand ranked by publications produced in the field of environmental science from 2010 to 2014, according to Scopus, a leading bibliographic database owned by Elsevier.
Prof. Mukand Singh BabelAIT placed two scholars in the top five, seven in the top 20, and 13 in the first 50 list of authors. The results were based on the number of scholarly publications produced by each academic author during the five-year period.
Prof. Mukand Singh Babel of the Water Engineering and Management field of study at the AIT School of Engineering and Technology placed second among all academics working in Thailand, with a total of 42 publications during the period.
Prof. Chettiyappan Visvanathan, who is dean of the AIT School of Environment, Resources and Development and lectures at the Environmental Engineering Management field of study, ranked fourth with 39 papers published.
Professor Visvanathan was also AIT’s most cited author in the field of environmental science, earning 222 citations overall at a rate of 5.7 citations per academic paper published.
Scopus covered the writings of all faculty members working in the field of environmental science at all universities nationwide. The database contains abstracts and citations for academic journal articles published in thousands of peer-reviewed journals.
The solid performance of AIT’s relatively small-sized faculty underscored the international postgraduate institute’s reputation as a regional leader in environmental science research and development, AIT officials said.