Published on: 20-Nov-2019
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has 33 scientists named in the annual Highly Cited Researchers 2019 list, the highest number for any Singapore university for the second year running.
Released on 19 Nov, the ranking from Clarivate Analytics lists the world's most influential researchers who are ranked in the top 1 per cent in their field by citations and year, over the last decade.
Out of the 32 NTU scientists, 15 of them are recognised in more than one field of study and listed as cross-field. They are scientists who have substantial influence over several disciplines and have consistently won recognition in the form of high citation counts. NTU's strengths in Materials Science was also evidenced with nine scientists in the category.
Many NTU scientists are also stalwarts on this annual listing, such as Prof David Lou in chemistry and materials science, Prof Huang Guang-Bin in computing, Prof Xie Lihua for electrical and electronic engineering, Prof Chen Peng in chemical and biomedical engineering, and Prof David Wardle in environmental science.
Also on the list are NTU academic leaders such as Prof Subodh Mhaisalkar, Associate Vice President (Strategy and Partnerships); Prof Lee Pooi See, incoming Dean of the Graduate College; Prof Nikolay Zheludev FRS, Co-Director of The Photonics Institute; Prof Sum Tze Chien, Associate Chair (Research) at the School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences, to name a few.
David Pendlebury, Senior Citation Analyst at the Institute for Scientific Information said, "Recognition and support of these exceptional researchers represents an important activity for a nation or an institution's plans for efficient and accelerated advancement. The Highly Cited Researchers list contributes to the identification of that small fraction of the researcher population that contributes disproportionately to extending the frontiers of knowledge. These researchers create gains for society, innovation and knowledge that make the world healthier, richer, more sustainable and more secure."
This year's list continues to recognise researchers whose citation records position them in the very highest strata of influence and impact. It includes 23 Nobel laureates, including three announced this year: Gregg L. Semenza of Johns Hopkins University (Physiology or Medicine), John B. Goodenough of the University of Texas at Austin (Chemistry), and Esther Duflo of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Economics).
The methodology that determines the who's who of influential researchers draws on the data and analysis performed by bibliometric experts from the Institute for Scientific Information at the Web of Science Group.
The full 2019 Highly Cited Researchers list and executive summary can be found here
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