​NTU Singapore has 33 scientists listed in Global Highly Cited Researchers 2019


Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has 33 scientists named in the annual Highly Cited Researchers 2019 list, the highest number for any Singapore university for the second year running.

Released on 19 Nov, the ranking from Clarivate Analytics lists 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 32 NTU scientists, 15 of them are recognised in more than one field of study and listed as cross-field. They are scientists who have substantial influence over several disciplines and have consistently won recognition in the form of high citation counts. NTU's strengths in Materials Science was also evidenced with nine scientists in the category.

Many NTU scientists are also stalwarts on this annual listing, such as Prof David Lou in chemistry and materials science, Prof Huang Guang-Bin in computing, Prof Xie Lihua for electrical and electronic engineering, Prof Chen Peng in chemical and biomedical engineering, 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); Prof Lee Pooi See, incoming Dean of the Graduate College; Prof Nikolay Zheludev FRS, Co-Director of The Photonics Institute; Prof Sum Tze Chien, Associate Chair (Research) at the School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences, to name a few.

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."

This year's list continues to recognise researchers whose citation records position them in the very highest strata of influence and impact. It includes 23 Nobel laureates, including three announced this year: Gregg L. Semenza of Johns Hopkins University (Physiology or Medicine), John B. Goodenough of the University of Texas at Austin (Chemistry), and Esther Duflo of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Economics).

The methodology that determines the who's who of influential researchers draws on the data and analysis performed by bibliometric experts from the Institute for Scientific Information at the Web of Science Group.

The full 2019 Highly Cited Researchers list and executive summary can be found here.



Full list of NTU Highly Cited Researchers 2019:


1Bin LiuCross-Field
2Chaoliang TanCross-Field
3David WardleEnvironment and Ecology
4Dingyuan TangPhysics
5Dusit NiyatoComputer Science
6Guang-bin HuangComputer Science
7Hong Jin FanMaterials Science
8Zhang HuaChemistry & Materials Science
9Kanyi PuMaterials Science
10K G ChandyPharmacology and Toxicology
11Lihua Xie Engineering
12Nick BarkerMolecular Biology and Genetics
13Nikolay Zheludev Cross-Field
14Nripan MathewsCross-Field
15Paul ElliottCross-Field
16Peng ChenCross-Field
17P N SuganthanComputer Science
18Pooi See LeeCross-Field
19Qichun ZhangCross-Field
20Qihua XiongCross-Field
21Qingyu YanMaterials Science
22Subodh Mhaisalkar Cross-Field
23Ting YuMaterials Science
24Tze Chien SumCross-Field
25Weisi Lin Engineering
26Xiaodong ChenMaterials Science
27Xin WangMaterials Science
28David Lou Chemistry & Material Science
29Yanli ZhaoCross-Field
30Zexiang ShenCross-Field
31Zheng Liu Materials Science
32Zhichuan XuCross-Field
33Zhong ChenCross-Field


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