12 of the world’s most influential researchers
The University of Adelaide is proud home to a dozen of the world’s most influential researchers – they are named among the Highly Cited Researchers 2019 from the Web of Science Group.
The Who’s Who of influential researchers is produced annually and lists scientists and social scientists who produced multiple papers ranking in the top 1% of citations in 21 broad research fields.
It is a measure of the number of times their research is referenced by other researchers – demonstrating significant research impact among their peers.
“Congratulations to these 12 top talent researchers, recognised globally for the incredible impact they have on their fields of research,” says Professor Anton Middelberg, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research.
“These researchers are on this list both because of the quality of their research and their significant outputs – they are helping shape our future and advancing society – making a better world.”
Among the University of Adelaide’s 12 highly cited researchers are two researchers who have been listed in two different fields: Professor Shizhang Qiao, Chair of Nanotechnology in the School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials (listed in the Chemistry and Materials Science fields), and Professor Peng Shi, from the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (listed in the Computer Science and Engineering fields).
They join just 5% of the world’s researchers highly cited in two fields and mean the University of Adelaide researchers have been listed 14 times. Two researchers have been listed in a “cross-field” category which means an exceptionally broad performance based on high impact papers across several fields.
The University of Adelaide’s other highly cited researchers are:
Dr Yan Jiao, Senior Lecturer, School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials – Chemistry;
Dr Yao Zheng, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials – Chemistry;
Professor John A. Spertus, Adelaide Medical School – Clinical Medicine;
Emeritus Professor Andrew Smith, School of Agriculture, Food and Wine – Cross-Field;
Emeritus Professor Sally Smith, School of Agriculture, Food and Wine (deceased) – Cross-Field;
Professor Shaobin Wang, School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials – Engineering;
Professor M Santosh, School of Physical Sciences – Geosciences;
Professor Matthew Gilliham, Director, Waite Research Institute – Plant and Animal Science;
Professor Mark Jenkinson, Professor of Neuroimaging, School of Computer Science and Australian Institute for Machine Learning (with University of Oxford) – Neuroscience and Behaviour;
Professor Dabing Zhang, School of Agriculture, Food and Wine (with Shanghai Jiao Tong University) – Plant and Animal Science.
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