Najran University

Najran University

- Materials Science Ranking

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Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index using data compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef by December 21st 2022.

This ranking lists all the best researchers from the Materials Science discipline and affiliated with Najran University. There are a total of 1 researchers included. The total sum for the D-index values for the best scientists in Najran University is 85 with a mean value for the h-index of 85.00. The total sum of publications for the best scientists in Najran University is 588 with the mean value for publications per scientist of 588.00.


Najran University

Najran University is a public research university in Najran, Saudi Arabia. It started as an affiliated community college of King Khalid University and became an independent university in 2006 through a royal directive issued by King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz. Recognized by the Ministry of Education of Saudi Arabia, Najran University has the largest campus in the Kingdom and is recognized as one of the top universities in Saudi Arabia.

Najran University Key Statistics

The university comprises 14 colleges (14 for male students and 10 for female students) that offer bachelor’s, postgraduate, and doctoral degree programs. Some of these colleges are the College of Science and Arts of Sharoura, College of Administrative Sciences, College of Computer Science & Information Systems, and the College of Applied Medical Sciences.

Najran University's student population is approximately 20,000 enrolled in various fields of study, including humanities, practical science, and medical courses. It employs around 600 academic and administrative staff.

The other Najran University key statistics include its two campuses, one for males, and another for female students. The university also houses accommodation facilities, a sport and entertainment arenas, and a medical city.

Najran University Research

The top fields of Najran University research are materials science, chemical engineering, and nanotechnology. Its research outputs have been published in prestigious journals like Sensors and Actuators B-Chemical, Ceramics International, and Journal of Alloys and Compounds.

Its researchers have attended major scholarly conferences such as JCIS: Joint International Conference on Information Sciences, ICCSSE: International Conference Control Science and Systems Engineering, and MSE: Microelectronics Systems Education.

The most cited Najran University research publication is Ismail and Bahnemann’s (2014) “Photochemical splitting of water for hydrogen production by photocatalysis: A review.” This article was published in the Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells and has been cited 561 times.

The university’s second most cited publication is Kumar et al.'s (2015) “Zinc oxide nanostructures for NO2 gas–sensor applications: A review,” which was featured in Nano-micro Letters and has received 549 citations.

Moreover, the university’s third most cited publication is Hao et al.'s (2014) “Hierarchical porous carbon aerogel derived from bagasse for high performance supercapacitor electrode,” which was published in Nanoscale and has received 451 citations.

Its other most cited publications are Belloumi’s (2014) “The relationship between trade, FDI and economic growth in Tunisia: An application of the autoregressive distributed lag model” (Economic Systems, 429 citations), Lee et al.'s (2015) “Ag nanowire reinforced highly stretchable conductive fibers for wearable electronics” (Advanced Functional Materials, 381 citations), and Alshehry and Belloumi’s (2015) “Energy consumption, carbon dioxide emissions and economic growth: The case of Saudi Arabia” (Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 378 citations).

The university has several research centers and institutes. These include the Centre for Shariaa, Educational and Humanities Research, Center of Scientific and Engineering Research, Promising Centre for Sensors and Electronic Devices, and the Center for Health Research.

It also has several centralized research facilities such as the Unit of Statistical Analysis, the Unit of Chemicals and Radioactive Materials, and the Central Unit for Academic Counseling.
D-index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines.
1119 World 8 National
Ahmad Umar

Ahmad Umar

Najran University, Saudi Arabia
D-index 85 Citations 23,217 588

Our research was coordinated by Imed Bouchrika, PhD, a computer scientist with a well-established record of collaboration on a number of international research projects with different partners from the academic community. His role was to make sure all data remained unbiased, accurate, and up-to-date.

We list only scientists having D-Index >= 40 within the area of Materials Science. If you or other scholars are not listed, we appreciate if you can contact us.