American University of Beirut

48 full-time AUB faculty members shine among the top 2% of the world’s most cited researchers

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Safa Jafari Safa, Office of Communications, communications@aub.edu.lb​​​​​

Forty-eight full-time faculty members from the American University of Beirut (AUB) have been recognized among the world's top 2% of most-cited researchers, according to the 2023 edition of the well-known annual database initiated in 2019 by Stanford University's Professor John P. A. Ioannidis, known as Updated science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators. While this recognition is significant, it is crucial to acknowledge many other faculty members at AUB who engage in fields of inquiry where the research or creative work contributions are not well reflected in citation databases.

This recognition is a testament to the university's unwavering commitment to world-class research. The 48 faculty members come from six different faculties/schools, showcasing the university's research excellence across a wide range of disciplines: 23 members from the Faculty of Medicine (FM), 10 from the Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture (MSFEA), eight from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), three from the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS), three from the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences (FSFS), and one from the Suliman S. Olayan School of Business (OSB).

Within this group, 34 faculty members have been lauded for their career-long contributions, representing 60% of Lebanon's top 2% of most-cited researchers in this category. Another 36 AUB faculty members have been distinguished for their citation impact in 2022, representing 51% of Lebanon's top 2% of most-cited researchers in this category.

AUB remains steadfast in its commitment to launch interdisciplinary research and creative work initiatives, support faculty advancement and graduate studies, foster innovation and knowledge translation, and achieve broader impact by tackling the most relevant challenges facing Lebanon, the region, and beyond.


Faculty member name Faculty/school Career-long impact 2022 impact
Hwalla, Nahla FAFS 
Kharroubi, Samer A. FAFS   
Zurayk, Rami FAFS   
Abdel-Rahman, Abdel Fattah FAS   
Boujaoude, Saouma FAS   
Chamseddine, Ali H.* FAS 
Dietrich, Arne FAS 
Gali-Muhtasib, Hala FAS 
Ghauch, Antoine* FAS 
Khabbaz, Maurice J. FAS   
Patra, Digambara FAS   
Adib, Salim M. FHS   
El-Jardali, Fadi FHS   
Mehio-Sibai, Abla* FHS 
Abbas, Ossama FM   
Abboud, Miguel FM   
Akl, Elie A.* FM 
Araj, George F. FM   
Atiyeh, Bishara S.* FM 
Badr, Kamal F. FM   
Bazarbachi, Ali FM   
Beydoun, Ahmad FM   
El Hajj-Fuleihan, Ghada FM 
Hamdan, Abdul Latif FM   
Kanj, Souha S. FM   
Khoury, Samia J. FM   
Khuri, Fadlo* FM 
Mansour, Ahmad M.* FM 
Meho, Lokman I.* FM 
Salti, Ibrahim FM 
Sawaya, Raymond* FM 
Sayegh, Mohamed H.* FM   
Sharara, Ala FM 
Taher, Ali T. FM 
Tamim, Hani FM   
Usta, Ihab M. FM   
Ziyadeh, Fuad N.* FM 
Awad, Mariette MSFEA   
Chedid, Riad MSFEA   
Chehab, Ali MSFEA   
Dawy, Zaher MSFEA   
Ghaddar, Nesreen* MSFEA   
Ghali, Kamel MSFEA   
Harajli, Mohamed* MSFEA 
Jabr, Rabih A.* MSFEA 
Shihadeh, Alan* MSFEA 
Tawk, Youssef MSFEA 
Osman, Ibrahim H.* OSB 
*Ranked among the world's top 1% most cited in their respective fields for their career-long contributions. 



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