Texas Tech University

Abidi included in 2023 Stanford's list of World Top 2% Scientists

Norman Martin

December 11, 2023

Noureddine Abidi, Texas Tech's Leidigh Professor in the Department of Plant & Soil Science and Managing Director of the university's Fiber & Biopolymer Research Institute, has been ranked among the world's top 2% of scientists in 2023, according to the Scientist's List by Stanford University, which recently published an update of their list of most widely cited scientists in various disciplines.

According to the MDPI website, the ranking, considered among the most prestigious worldwide, is based on the bibliometric information contained in the Scopus database and includes more than 200,000 researchers from the more than 10 million scientists considered to be active worldwide, with 22 scientific fields and 176 subfields taken into account.

The latest rankings reflects the significant influence and research excellence of the scientists, who are committed to furthering their knowledge for the benefit of the world, according to the MDPI website. The timeframe for statistical data on the list is from 1960 to 2023, and it is divided into two lists: Lifetime Scientific Influence Ranking and 2023 Annual Scientific Influence Ranking.

In the past Abidi's research has focused on the creation of antimicrobial textiles, self-cleaned textiles, the physicochemical characterization of pollen shells, the cell wall development in cotton fibers, and the transformation of cellulose to bioproducts. Abidi has published 135 peer-review publications, 11 were published in 2023. He has also generated three approved patents and nine pending patents.

Recent honors include the President's Innovation Starup Award (2023); Accelerator Fund Award (2023); TTU Innovation Hub at Research Park Prototype Fund Award (2022); President's Excellence in Commercialization Award (2021), and the Discover Natural Fibres Initiative Innovation Award (2020) for his work and the patent received for his discovery of changing low-grade cotton to a cellulose gel that can be used in a wide variety of ways. He holds a doctorate in theoretical, physical and analytical chemistry from the University of Montpellier II in France.


This story was first published in the Davis College NewsCenter. See the original article here.