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Eleven Eberly faculty featured as Highly Cited Researchers in 2019 by Clarivate
19 November 2019
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Eleven researchers from the Eberly College of Science have been recognized as "highly cited" by the Clarivate Analytics Web of Science Group. The 2019 Highly Cited Researchers list features researchers who have demonstrated considerable influence through publication of multiple works that have been cited by a significant number of their peers during the last decade.

“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,” said David Pendlebury, Senior Citation Analyst at the Institute for Scientific Information. “These researchers create gains for society, innovation and knowledge that make the world healthier, richer, more sustainable and more secure.”

This year’s list identifies scientists and social scientists who produced multiple papers between 2008 and 2018 that rank in the top 1% by citations for their field and year of publication.

Eberly College of Science researchers appearing on the list are:

  • Gong Chen, former adjunct professor of chemistry
  • 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
  • Eric Ford, professor of astronomy and astrophysics
  • Ronald Gilliland, Penn State affiliate in astronomy and astrophysics
  • Runze Li, Eberly Family Chair in Statistics
  • Thomas Mallouk, Evan Pugh University Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Physics, and Engineering Science and Mechanics
  • Marcos Rigol, professor of physics
  • 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 2019 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

The Web of Science Group is a Clarivate Analytics—formerly Thompson-Reuters—company that organizes the world’s research information to enable academia, corporations, publishers and governments to accelerate the pace of research. The group is powered by Web of Science – the world’s largest publisher-neutral citation index and research intelligence platform.