30 NUS researchers among the world’s most highly cited researchers 
 
27 November 2018
 
Global list of influential scientific minds recognises NUS researchers for consistently achieving high citation counts over a decade 

 

Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) are among the world’s most influential scientific minds in the fields of Chemistry, Computer Science & Engineering, Economics & Business, Engineering, Environment/Ecology, Material Science, Mathematics, Physics and more.

A total of 30 NUS researchers have been named in the global Highly Cited Researchers 2018 list, which was released by Clarivate Analytics today. These outstanding NUS researchers were identified by their peers as prominent researchers whose research have consistently supported and inspired other researchers from across the globe.

The annual list of Highly Cited Researchers from Clarivate Analytics acknowledges researchers with multiple papers ranking in the top one per cent by citations for their field and year. This year, a new cross-field category has been introduced to acknowledge researchers with substantial influence in several fields, breaking through the artificial walls of conventional disciplinary categories to keep the Highly Cited Researchers list contemporary and relevant.

The Highly Cited Researchers 2018 is based on a survey of highly cited papers in science and social sciences journals indexed in the Web of Science Core Collection between 2006 and 2016. This year, some 4,000 Highly Cited Researchers globally are named in 21 fields of the sciences and social sciences. Approximately 2,000 additional researchers have also been identified as having exceptional performance based on high impact papers in several fields.

The number of highly cited researchers from NUS has been increasing steadily over the years. With the introduction of the new category, the number of NUS researchers named in the Highly Cited Researchers 2018 list more than doubled the number in 2017. Among the 30 NUS researchers named in the 2018 list, 13 were named under the cross-field category in recognition for their cross-disciplinary work.  

NUS President Professor Tan Eng Chye said, “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.”

“The NUS researchers who have been named under the cross-field category also attest to the multi-disciplinary and highly collaborative research environment NUS provides for our researchers, enabling them to work closely with researchers, institutions and companies across different disciplines to innovate for the betterment of the society,” Prof Tan added. 

Annette Thomas, CEO of the Scientific & Academic Research group at Clarivate Analytics warmly congratulated the researchers on their appearance in this year’s list. She said, “Congratulations to your distinguished group of researchers at NUS. The advancement of scientific endeavour represents a critical activity for individual research institutions and entire nations. The Highly Cited Researchers 2018 list helps to identify the researchers who are having the greatest impact on the research community as measured by the rate at which their work is being cited by others and that contributes so greatly to extending the frontier and gaining knowledge and innovations for society - contributions that make the world healthier, safer, richer, and more sustainable.”

 

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

 

 

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