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27 NUS researchers among the world’s most influential scientific minds

19 November 2019 | Research - Innovators

The Highly Cited Researchers list identifies scientists and social scientists who have published multiple papers that are ranked in the top 1 per cent by citations for their field and year of publication

Researchers from NUS are among the world’s most highly cited researchers whose research in one or more fields have consistently supported and inspired other researchers globally.

A total of 27 NUS researchers were named in the global Highly Cited Researchers 2019 list released by Clarivate Analytics today. These NUS researchers were recognised by their peers as outstanding researchers in the fields of Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics and Business, Engineering, Materials Science, Physics and more. 

The annual Highly Cited Researchers list from the Web of Science Group identifies scientists and social scientists who have demonstrated significant influence through publication of multiple papers that are ranked in the top 1 per cent by citations for their field and year of publication.  

The Highly Cited Researchers 2019 list draws on the data and analysis performed by bibliometric experts from the Institute for Scientific Information at the Web of Science Group. This year, some 6,000 unique researchers have been named Highly Cited Researchers across 21 fields of study, with over 3,500 in specific fields and close to 2,500 for cross-field performance. 

NUS Deputy President (Research and Technology) Professor Chen Tsuhan said, “We are extremely proud of the achievements of our NUS researchers whose work in their respective fields has created a positive impact on the research community, both locally and internationally. Their world-class research reflects the University’s scientific excellence, and more importantly, reaffirms Singapore’s standing in the global research landscape.”

Among the 27 NUS researchers named in the 2019 list, more than half were acknowledged for their work beyond one discipline. This is also a testament of the University’s collaborative and multi-disciplinary approach to research and innovation, which we are confident will position NUS well to become one of the most innovative universities in the world.

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.” 

The 27 highly cited NUS researchers are: 

 

Highly Cited NUS Researcher

Scientific Area

Professor Jiang Donglin

Department of Chemistry

NUS Faculty of Science

Chemistry

Professor Liu Bin

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

NUS Faculty of Engineering

Chemistry

Professor Liu Xiaogang

Department of Chemistry

NUS Faculty of Science

Chemistry

Associate Professor Xie Jianping

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

NUS Faculty of Engineering

Chemistry

Professor Loh Kian Ping

Department of Chemistry

NUS Faculty of Science

Chemistry, Materials Science, Physics

Associate Professor Zhang Rui

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

NUS Faculty of Engineering

Computer Science

Professor Freddy Boey

NUS Deputy President (Innovation and Enterprise)

Department of Biomedical Engineering, NUS Faculty of Engineering

Cross-Field

Professor Chen Wei

Department of Chemistry and Department of Physics

NUS Faculty of Science

Cross-Field

Professor Neal Chung Tai-Shung

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

NUS Faculty of Engineering

Cross-Field

Professor Lee Jim Yang

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

NUS Faculty of Engineering

Cross-Field

Professor Lim Chwee Teck

NUS Institute for Health Innovation and Technology

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

Cross-Field

Professor Barbaros Özyilmaz

Department of Physics, NUS Faculty of Science

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, NUS Faculty of Engineering

Cross-Field

Professor Stephen John Pennycook

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

NUS Faculty of Engineering

Cross-Field

Associate Professor Qiu Cheng-Wei

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

NUS Faculty of Engineering

Cross-Field

Professor Seeram Ramakrishna

Department of Mechanical Engineering

NUS Faculty of Engineering

Cross-Field

Professor Gene Yeo

(Distinguished Visiting Professor)

Department of Physiology, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine

Cross-Field

Assistant Professor Thomas Yeo

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

NUS Faculty of Engineering

Cross-Field

Professor Zhang Yong

Department of Biomedical Engineering

NUS Faculty of Engineering

Cross-Field

Associate Professor Zhao Dan

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

NUS Faculty of Engineering

Cross-Field

Professor Ang Beng Wah

NUS Energy Studies Institute

Department of Industrial Systems Engineering and Management, NUS Faculty of Engineering

Economics and Business

Dr Su Bin

NUS Energy Studies Institute

Economics and Business

Professor Ge Shuzhi Sam

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

NUS Faculty of Engineering

Engineering

Professor Arjen Hoekstra

(Adjunct Senior Research Fellow)

Institute of Water Policy, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS

Environment and Ecology

Associate Professor Goki Eda

Department of Chemistry and Department of Physics

NUS Faculty of Science

Materials Science

Professor Sir Konstantin Novoselov

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

NUS Faculty of Engineering

Materials Science,

Physics

Professor Antonio Helio Castro Neto

NUS Centre for Advanced 2D Materials

Department of Physics, NUS Faculty of Science

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, NUS Faculty of Engineering

Physics

Professor Vlatko Vedral

Centre for Quantum Technologies at NUS

Department of Physics, NUS Faculty of Science

Physics


 



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