NUS experts among world’s most cited scientific minds

 

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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."

- Prof Tan Eng Chye,  NUS President

 

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: 

  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.

 

 

This article was first published at http://news.nus.edu.sg/highlights/nus-experts-among-worlds-most-cited-scientific-minds