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SOA Prof Gets Top Rank

Bhubaneswar : Prof. Lala Behari Sukla, Research Professor at Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SOA) here, has been named in the world ranking of top two per cent scientists drawn up by the Stanford University, USA.

In a subject-wise analysis conducted by the university, Prof. Sukla, who is also Director of the Bio-fuels and Bio-processing Research Centre at SOA, has been ranked 32th in the world in the area of mining and metallurgy research.

The list of two per cent top scientists was created by experts at Stanford University on the basis of standardized citation indicators like information on citations, h-index, co-authorship and a composite indicator.

Prof. Sukla is a member of the Editorial Board of Scientific Reports, a journal published by the Nature Publishing Group. With over 44 years of research experience in the area of bio-mineral processing and hydrometallurgy, he served as Emeritus Scientist, CSIR and Emeritus Professor, Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), New Delhi.

He also worked as Chief Scientist and headed the Bio-resources Engineering Department in the CSIR-IMMT, Bhubaneswar. Recipient of several prestigious awards, he has contributed 226 papers to international and national journals and has ten patents to his credit. He has authored five books.