The list (prepaped by the scientists from Standford Universty) including the top 2% among ~7 million scientists was published on October 19, 2021. While preparing the list, scientists were ranked (according to their performance in 2020 and throughout their career) in 22 scientific fields and 176 sub-fields using important criteria such as h-index, number of publications and number of citations. 1149 scientists from Turkey were featured in the list.
According to 2020 performance data, Prof. Dr. Izzet Karakurt was among the first hundred (333th) scientists in the world ranking in the field of Mining & Metallurgy. Karakurt was also ranked 412nd in the career performance category.