A Nigerian Professor of ElectorChemistry, Prof. Emeka Oguzie, who also doubles as the President of the International Family Foundation, has been listed as one of the best world Scientists. The professor who teaches at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri has his name included in a report listing top 2% of the world Scientists prepared by Prof. John PA Loannidis of Stanford University and his team on November 14, 2020.
Prof. Oguzie who is one of the very few dons from an African University was selected in a US based Stanford University report recently released list that showcases the top 2 percent of the most cited scientists in various disciplines. The exhaustive list has 159, 683 persons with nearly 1,500 scientists, doctors and engineers globally.
The database, according to IIT Guwahati, was created to provide updated analyses and a publicly available top scientists that provide standardized information on citations, h-index, co-authorship, adjusted hm-index, citations to papers in different authorship positions , and a composite indicator.
In a congratulatory message posted on IFF Facebook page, the Secretary General of the Foundation, HRH Sir Ovie Owen Omeleh KSP, described Prof Oguzie as a global citizen and a pride to both Africa and Nigeria. He noted that the professor who had published over 107 papers ranking 397 in the field of Materials among a total number of authors achieved the feat through discipline, hardwork, and commitment to excellence.
Signs that Prof. Oguzie is an exceptional Nigerian has continued to emerge from both his present and past students. One of them, Kelechukwu Onwukamike, had glowing words for the professor on his own page on LinkedIn. According to the Nigerian don based in Germany, Professor Oguzie never considers his research environment as he single-handedly built perhaps one of the most functional laboratories in the entire university, attracted international funding and created one of the strongest research cooperation that saw many of his PhD candidates complete their work in one of the best electrochemical research laboratories in China. Onwukamike said Prof Oguzie is outstanding and does not give up on things easily. He attributed his over 4000 citations to this strong quality.
Prof. Oguzie is currently with the Africa Centre of Excellence in Future Energies and Electrochemical Systems (ACE-FUELS) of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri.