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NUS experts among world’s most cited scientific minds

27 November 2018 | Research
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NUS researchers are among the world’s most impactful scientists in the fields of Chemistry, Computer Science & Engineering, Economics & Business, Engineering, Environment/Ecology, Material Science, Mathematics, Physics and more.

For the fifth year in a row, researchers at NUS have been crowned as some of the most influential in the world. A report by Clarivate Analytics released on 27 November declared that 30 researchers at NUS are among the top cited academics globally in their respective fields. This figure more than doubles the number of NUS scientists that made the list last year.

Professor Tan Eng Chye, NUS President stated, “We are heartened to see an increasing number of NUS researchers making their mark as top researchers in their fields, contributing to Singapore’s research community and influencing the world with their scientific excellence.” 

“This is a testament of NUS’ strong commitment in growing and nurturing exceptional research talent who are inspirational and capable of making a difference to the world. We are proud of the achievements and growing impact of the highly talented researchers at NUS,” Prof Tan continued.

The 2018 Highly Cited Researchers report is based on scientific papers published and cited over an 11-year period between 2006 and 2016. This year’s report lists some 4,000 researchers having multiple papers ranking in the top 1 per cent by citations for their field and year, across 21 fields of sciences and social sciences.

The list was compiled using Essential Science Indicators, which are a unique collection of science performance metrics and trends based on paper publication counts and citation data from more than 33,000 journals listed in the Web of Science Core Collection

We are heartened to see an increasing number of NUS researchers making their mark as top researchers in their fields, contributing to Singapore’s research community and influencing the world with their scientific excellence.

The named NUS academics showed a particular aptitude for cross-field investigations, with almost half conducting research that spans different scientific subjects. Prof Tan added that this attests to the multidisciplinary and highly collaborative research environment NUS provides, enabling researchers, institutions and companies to work closely across different disciplines to accelerate innovation for the betterment of the society.

The 30 highly cited NUS researchers are: 

Highly Cited NUS Researcher

Scientific Area

Professor Jiang Donglin

Department of Chemistry

NUS Faculty of Science

Chemistry

Professor Liu Xiaogang

Department of Chemistry

NUS Faculty of Science

Chemistry

Professor Loh Kian Ping

Department of Chemistry

NUS Faculty of Science

Chemistry

Associate Professor Xie Jianping

Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

NUS Faculty of Engineering

Chemistry

Assistant Professor Wesley Zheng Guangyuan

Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

NUS Faculty of Engineering

Chemistry

Associate Professor Zhang Rui

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

NUS Faculty of Engineering

Computer Science & Engineering

Associate Professor Chen Wei

Department of Chemistry and Department of Physics

NUS Faculty of Science

Cross-Field

Professor Neal Chung Tai-Shung

Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

NUS Faculty of Engineering

Cross-Field

Assistant Professor Goki Eda

Department of Chemistry and Department of Physics

NUS Faculty of Science

Cross-Field

Professor Eric A Finkelstein

Health Services & Systems Research Programme

Duke-NUS Medical School

Cross-Field

Professor Barry Halliwell

Department of Biochemistry

NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine

Cross-Field

Professor Derek J Hausenloy

Cardiovascular & Metabolic Disorders Programme

Duke-NUS Medical School

Cross-Field

Professor Lim Chwee Teck

NUS Biomedical Institute for Global Health Research and Technology

Department of Biomedical Engineering and Department of Mechanical Engineering, NUS Faculty of Engineering

Cross-Field

Professor Liu Bin

Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

NUS Faculty of Engineering

Cross-Field

Dr Liu Liang

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

NUS Faculty of Engineering

Cross-Field

Professor Wong Tien Yin

Duke-NUS Medical School

Department of Ophthalmology, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine

Cross-Field

Professor Zhang Yong

Department of Biomedical Engineering

NUS Faculty of Engineering

Cross-Field

Dr Su Bin

NUS Energy Studies Institute 

Cross-Field

Professor Wu Jishan

Department of Chemistry

NUS Faculty of Science

Cross-Field

Professor Ang Beng Wah

Department of Industrial Systems Engineering & Management

NUS Faculty of Engineering

Economics & Business

Professor Ge Shuzhi Sam

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

NUS Faculty of Engineering

Engineering

Associate Professor Praveen Linga

Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

NUS Faculty of Engineering

Engineering

Associate Professor Yan Shuicheng

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

NUS Faculty of Engineering

Engineering

The late Professor Navjot S Sodhi

Department of Biological Sciences

NUS Faculty of Science

Environment/Ecology

Professor Lee Jim Yang

Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

NUS Faculty of Engineering

Materials Science

Professor Seeram Ramakrishna

Department of Mechanical Engineering

NUS Faculty of Engineering

Materials Science

Professor Shen Zuowei

Department of Mathematics

NUS Faculty of Science

Mathematics

Professor Antonio Helio Castro Neto

NUS Centre for Advanced 2D Materials

Department of Physics, NUS Faculty of Science

Physics

Professor Barbaros Özyilmaz

Department of Physics

NUS Faculty of Science 

Physics

Professor Vlatko Vedral

Centre for Quantum Technologies at NUS

Department of Physics, NUS Faculty of Science

Physics

Read more about the report here and see press release.



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