Sadiku, Nigerian polymer scientist, listed among Africa’s top 500 researchers 

Sadiku, Nigerian polymer scientist, listed among Africa’s top 500 researchers 
March 06
19:29 2021

Emmanuel Rotimi Sadiku, a renowned polymer scientist, has been listed among the top 500 African researchers by scholarly output between 2015 and 2020.


The listing was made by 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.

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According to SciVal, Sadiku has 170 scholarly outputs.

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.

He is currently a professor at the faculty of engineering and the built environment of Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa.


After obtaining a national diploma in textile technology from Kaduna Polytechnic, Sadiku received a scholarship to enroll for a degree in fibres and polymer science at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. He also completed his PhD at the same institution.

Sadiku 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.​



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