Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) now has 33 scientists named in the annual Highly Cited Researchers 2018 list, the most for any Singapore university.
This is also NTU’s highest number of named scientists to date in the list since it started five years ago.
Released on 27 Nov, the ranking from Clarivate Analytics shows the world’s most influential researchers who are ranked in the top 1 per cent in their field by citations and year, over the last decade.
Out of the 33 NTU scientists, 14 of them are recognised in more than one field of study and listed as cross-field. These are scientists who have substantial influence over several disciplines and have consistently won recognition in the form of high citation counts.
Notable NTU scientists who have been on the annual list since 2014 include Prof David Lou in chemistry and materials science, Prof Huang Guang-Bin in computing, Prof Xie Lihua for electrical and electronic engineering, Prof Zhang Hua in materials science and Prof David Wardle in environmental science.
Also on the list are NTU academic leaders such as Prof Subodh Mhaisalkar, Associate Vice President (Strategy and Partnerships) and Executive Director of the Energy Research Institute @NTU; Prof B.V.R Chowdary, Senior Executive Director, President's Office and Prof Steffan Kjelleberg, Director of Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering.
Placement on the list has been recognised as a significant achievement, as these 4,000 international researchers have citation records in the Web of Science which positions them in the top 1 per cent by citations for their field and year across 21 fields and disciplines, such as science, engineering, medicine and social sciences.
This year’s list continues to recognise researchers whose citation records position them in the very highest strata of influence and impact as it includes 17 Nobel laureates, including two announced this year: James P. Allison, Physiology or Medicine, and William D. Nordhaus, Economic Sciences.
Annette Thomas, CEO of the Scientific & Academic Research group at Clarivate Analytics warmly congratulated the researchers on their appearance in this year’s list: “Congratulations to your distinguished group of researchers at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. The advancement of scientific endeavor 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.”
Full list of NTU scientists:
|Xiong Wen (David)|| Lou||Chemistry|
|Huey Hoon ||Hng||Cross-Field|
|Hong Jin||Fan||Materials Science|
|Xiong Wen (David)||Lou||Materials Science|
|Subodh G.||Mhaisalkar||Materials Science|
|Hua||Zhang||Materials Science & Molecular Biology|
|Ting ||Yu||Materials Science|
About Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
A research-intensive public university, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has 33,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students in the Engineering, Business, Science, Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences, and Graduate colleges. It also has a medical school, the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, set up jointly with Imperial College London.
NTU is also home to world-class autonomous institutes – the National Institute of Education, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Earth Observatory of Singapore, and Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering – and various leading research centres such as the Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute (NEWRI) and Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N).
Ranked 12th in the world, NTU has also been placed the world’s top young university for the past five years. The University’s main campus is frequently listed among the Top 15 most beautiful university campuses in the world and it has 57 Green Mark-certified (equivalent to LEED-certified) building projects comprising more than 230 buildings, of which 95% are certified Green Mark Platinum. Apart from its main campus, NTU also has a campus in Singapore’s healthcare district.
About Web of Science
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