Three chemical engineering experts from Malaysia received scientific recognition as being the 'World's Most Influential Minds in 2015' by Thomson Reuters.

Professor Datuk Ir Dr Wan Ramli Wan Daud and Professor Dr Siti Khatum Kamarudin, both from Universiti Kebangsaan (UKM) Malaysia and both in the field of Hydrogen Energy and Fuel Cells, were listed in the top 1% of scientists in the world.

Meanwhile, in the same report released annually by Thomsom Reuters, Professor Dr Bassim H Hameed, in the field of Reactor Engineering and Adsorption from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) made the list for the second time.

Professor Datuk Ir Dr Wan Ramli Wan Daud, who has a doctorate from University of Cambridge, considers this prestigious recognition one of the most significant honours in his 36-year career as a lecturer in UKM.

According to him, the Top Research Scientist Malaysia (TRSM) by Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) is good as it encourages Malaysian scientists to register in the Web of Science and SCOPUS databases and regularly update their citation data.

From 9 million scientists throughout the world, 3,000 from 21 different science and social science field were listed in this year's report released on 14th January 2015.

These Highly Cited Researchers were selected by analysing citation data over an 11-year period (2003-2013) and identifying those who published the greatest number of highly cited papers, ranked at the top 1%.

The citation data was from the scientific citation database of Thomson Reuters Web of Science.