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Elsevier Announces the Winners of Qatar University Scientists 2015 Scopus Awards

June 29, 2016

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Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, and Qatar University Research Office  have announced the winners of the Qatar University Scientists 2015 Scopus Awards.

The awards ceremony, held last week at Qatar University, Doha, was attended by more than 40 guests representing Qatar's top scientific community. The Scopus awards were presented by Professor Sheikha Abdulla Al-Misnad, President of Qatar University. In addition, special consideration was also given to Qatar University Research Office during the ceremony in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the Qatar research community.

The Scopus awards program honours young researchers who are building their careers in academic research and helps them gain recognition of their work. The Qatar University Scientists 2015 Scopus Awards ceremony was the first Scopus Award ceremony in the Gulf region.

Dr. Abdul Sattar Al-Taie, Director of Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), said, "I am extremely pleased to see Qatar University's researchers are being awarded for their research output. It is also impressive that, based on the presented data we see a sharp rise in Qatar University's research output quantity since 2007 and that is a clear reflection of QNRF's strategy for funding research".

Elsevier provided quantitative analyses using data from Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature; while subject experts from Qatar University focused on qualitative analyses.

Other criteria taken into account were:

- Nature and uniqueness of research
- Outcomes of research
- International collaboration
- M Index
- Cited/Uncited publications.

Per discipline, the 2015 Qatar University Scopus award winners are: 

Social Sciences
Dr. Abdullah Kaid Al-Swidi
Department of Management & Marketing

Humanities
Dr. Ahmed M. Megreya
Department of Psychological Sciences

Natural Sciences
Dr. Mert Atilhan
Department of Chemical Engineering

Medical and Health Sciences
Dr. Mohamed Izham Mohamed Ibrahim
College of Pharmacy

Engineering and Technology
Dr. Mohsen Guizani
Department of Computer Engineering

Presenting the awards at the ceremony, Professor Sheikha Abdulla Al-Misnad said, "I would like to take this opportunity to thank Elsevier for their initiative and for choosing Qatar University as the first university in the Middle East Region to receive the Scopus awards. I would also like to congratulate the winning researchers and the Research Office for their achievements. The awards bear testimony to the outstanding level of work and the significant contributions these researchers have been making in their respective fields. This has been an excellent opportunity to recognize the talent, knowledge and expertise of researchers at Qatar University and we look forward to making this award program a recurring and long-lasting tradition here at Qatar University."

Charles Pallandt, Director Sales & Marketing at Elsevier, commented, "On behalf of Elsevier, I would like to congratulate all the winners of the 2015 Qatar University Scientists Scopus Awards and thank Qatar University for their ongoing commitment and contribution to the world of science. At Elsevier we are honoured to support the award recipients, Qatar University and other stakeholders across the Qatar scientific community with our high-quality content and cutting-edge digital solutions. We look forward to continued collaboration for many years to come."

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