Prof Emmanuel Rotimi Sadiku, a renowned polymer scientist and professor at the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment.
SciVal, a web-based analytics solution that provides comprehensive access to the research performance of over 20,100 research institutions and their associated researchers from 231 nations worldwide, made the listing. According to SciVal, Sadiku has 170 scholarly outputs during the period of assessment.
Prof Sadiku indicates that the tribute is not a one-man show. He acknowledges the contributions of his colleagues, his dedicated students and his postdoctoral research fellows (past and present) who, significantly have contributed to his accomplishment.
Prof Sadiku was also credited with 1,562 citations and an H-index of 31. The H-index is an author level metric measuring the productivity and citation impact of the publications of a scientist or researcher. Rotimi Sadiku is 145th on the list.
The Nigerian-born researcher is well known for his exceptional work in polymer circles in Nigeria, Scotland, Italy, Germany, Sweden, South Africa, and India.
Prof Sadiku obtained a national diploma in textile technology from Kaduna Polytechnic. He then received a scholarship to enrol for a degree in fibres and polymer science at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, UK. He also completed his PhD at the same institution.
In addition to his many accolades, he has authored and co-authored many articles and book chapters on aspects relating to polymers. His field of expertise and research specialisation is material sciences and technologies, as well as polymer sciences.