Six researchers from the Eberly College of Science have been recognized as "highly cited" by Clarivate. The 2021 Highly Cited Researchers list features researchers who have demonstrated considerable influence in their chosen field through publication of multiple works that have been cited by a significant number of their peers during the last decade.
“It is increasingly important for nations and institutions to recognize and support the exceptional researchers who are driving the expansion of the world’s knowledge,” said David Pendlebury, Senior Citation Analyst at the Institute for Scientific Information at Clarivate. “This list identifies and celebrates exceptional individual researchers at Penn State who are having a significant impact on the research community as evidenced by the rate at which their work is being cited by their peers. The research they have contributed is fueling the innovation, sustainability, health and security that is key for our society’s future.”
This year’s list identifies scientists and social scientists who produced multiple papers between 2010 and 2020 that rank in the top 1% by citations for their field and year of publication in the Web of Science citation index.
Eberly College of Science researchers appearing on the list are:
- Long-Qing Chen, Hamer Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, professor of engineering Science and mechanics, and professor of mathematics
- Daniel Cosgrove, professor of biology
- Claude dePamphilis, professor of biology
- Andrew Patterson, Tombros Early Career Professor Professor of Molecular Toxicology and professor of biochemistry & molecular biology
- Donald Schneider, distinguished professor of astronomy and astrophysics and head of the department
- Mauricio Terrones, Verne M. Willaman Professor of Physics and distinguished professor of physics, chemistry, and materials science and engineering
Also included in the 2021 list are Penn State researchers:
- Bruce Logan, Evan Pugh Professor in Engineering and Kappe Professor of Environmental Engineering
- Jonathan Lynch, University Distinguished Professor of Plant Science
- Sahin Kaya Ozdemir, associate professor of engineering science and mechanics
- Donghai Wang, professor of mechanical engineering
Clarivate, formerly Thompson-Reuters, is a global leader in providing solutions to accelerate the lifecycle of innovation. The group is powered by Web of Science, the world’s largest publisher-neutral citation index and research intelligence platform.