Eleven NUS scientists and engineers among the world’s most highly cited researchers

 

16 November 2016

 

For the third year running, NUS has the most number of highly cited researchers among research institutions in Singapore

 

A total of 11 scientists and engineers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have been named among the world’s most prominent researchers in the latest Highly Cited Researchers 2016 report released by Clarivate Analytics, formerly the Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomas Reuters. For the third year running, NUS recorded the most number of highly cited researchers among research institutions in Singapore.

 

The exceptional work of the University’s 11 scientific trailblazers, which include the late conservationist Professor Navjot Sodhi, places Singapore on the world’s scientific map in the fields of chemistry, computer science, engineering, environment/ecology, materials science, mathematics, physics and social sciences. These researchers were recognised for making an exceptional impact in their fields by publishing a high number of scientific papers that were ranked among the top one per cent by citations in the respective fields in the given year of publication.

 

Professor Ho Teck Hua, NUS Deputy President (Research and Technology) and Tan Chin Tuan Centennial Professor, said, “NUS has always placed strong emphasis on providing a conducive environment and good support for our faculty to do high impact research and to stand out globally. It is indeed very heartening that 11 exceptional and dedicated NUS colleagues have contributed significantly to their respective fields. This is also a strong recognition of the efforts NUS and Singapore have been making to attract and nurture scientific talents who will go on to contribute towards the advancement of science and technology globally.”

 

The 11 highly cited NUS researchers are:

    Scientific Area

  Associate Professor Liu Xiaogang      
  Department of Chemistry
  NUS Faculty of Science

  Chemistry    
  Assistant Professor Zhang Rui
  Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering    
  NUS Faculty of Engineering

  Computer Science    
  Professor Ge Shuzhi Sam
  Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  NUS Faculty of Engineering

  Engineering
  Associate Professor Yan Shuicheng
  Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  NUS Faculty of Engineering

  Engineering
  The late Professor Navjot Sodhi
  Department of Biological Sciences
  NUS Faculty of Science

  Environment/Ecology          
  Professor Lee Jim Yang
  Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 
  NUS Faculty of Engineering

  Materials Science
  Professor Liu Bin
  Department of Chemical and 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 Castro Neto
  NUS Centre for Advanced 2D Materials

  Physics
  Professor Eric A Finkelstein
  Duke-NUS Medical School

  Social Sciences

 

Published by Clarivate Analytics, the Highly Cited Researchers 2016 report assessed close to 130,000 Highly Cited Papers indexed over an 11-year period, from 2004 to 2014, in 21 fields of science and social sciences. It also tracked authors who published numerous articles that ranked among the top one per cent of the most cited in their respective fields in each paper’s year of publication.