Vietnamese Scientist Based in Japan Enters World’s Top Scientists List

Research.com, a highly esteemed academic research portal, has just released its 2023 rankings for renowned scientists with outstanding research accomplishments, with Professor Tran Dang Xuan from Hiroshima University in Japan placing prominently.

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Vietnamese Scientist in Japan Entered World Top Scientist List
Prof. Tran Dang Xuan at Japan’s Hiroshima University has been listed among the world’s top scientists. Photo: VNA

Prof. Tran Dang Xuan at Japan’s Hiroshima University has been listed among the world’s top scientists by Research.com, a reputable scientist ranking website, VNA reported.

According to the website, Xuan has been recognised as one of Japan’s top 1% outstanding scientists in the discipline of Plant Science and Agronomy, ranking 61st nationwide.

He published more than 200 articles on international science magazines and, in 2022, Xuan and his colleagues at the university discovered anti-blood cancer agents and diabetic from rice. Among the university’s 78 scientists, Prof. Xuan is the sole foreign scientist who was named in the list.

The ranking is based on D-index (Discipline H-index), which includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline. It was completed after analysing the data of 166,880 scientists in 26 disciplines.

Vietnamese Scientist in Japan Entered World Top Scientist List
Professor-Dr. Tran Dang Xuan (right) and a researcher at the Laboratory of Physiology, Plant and Biochemistry. Source: Hiroshima University

Earlier, 13 Vietnamese working in the country have been listed among the world’s best scientists by research.com.

The Vietnamese scientists were ranked in seven areas – computer science, engineering and technology, environmental science, material science, mechanical and aerospace engineering, medicine, and social sciences and humanities.

Four of them are from the Vietnam National University, Hanoi – Prof. Dr. Nguyen Dinh Duc; Assoc. Prof. Dr. Le Hoang Son; Prof. Dr. Pham Hung Viet; and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tu Binh Minh.

The others include Dr. Hoang Nhat Duc from the Duy Tan University; Prof. Dr. Hoang Van Minh from the Hanoi University of Public Health; Prof. Nguyen Van Hieu from Phenikaa University.

Prof. Duc was named in the category of engineering and technology, while Professors Viet and Minh in the category of environmental science; Assoc. Prof. Son and Dr. Duc in the category of computer science; Prof. Hoang Van Minh in the category of social sciences and humanities; and Prof. Hieu in the category of material science.

Meanwhile, five Vietnamese scientists have had their names listed in the category of mechanical and aerospace engineering. They are Prof. Dr. Nguyen Xuan Hung and Dr. Phung Van Phuc from the Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology; Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Thoi Trung and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Thai Hoang Chien from the Ton Duc Thang University; and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bui Quoc Tinh from the Duy Tan University.

Assoc. Prof. Tran Xuan Bach from the Hanoi Medical University is the only Vietnamese named in the category of medicine.

Research.com, a data-driven platform for scientists that uses machine learning and big data analytics, compiles annual rankings of the best scholars in a variety of academic areas. Smith School faculty were ranked on lists for business and management, economics and finance, mathematics, engineering and technology, and computer science.

The rankings are based on a detailed evaluation of nearly 167,000 profiles on Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Graph. The latest rankings rely on bibliometric data, collected on Dec. 21, 2022, and consolidated from various academic sources and citation-based metrics. Other factors include the rate of published work made within a specific field of study, along with the awards and accomplishments of the scholars.

Hannah Nguyen