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Nine researchers at the University of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering have been named to the list of 2021 Highly Cited Researchers by Clarivate.

Highly Cited Researchers are recognized as “true pioneers in their fields,” demonstrated by their production of multiple highly cited papers that rank in the top one percent by citations for field and year in the Web of Science index. The methodology that determines the “who’s who” of influential researchers draws on the data and analysis performed by bibliometric experts and data scientists at the Institute for Scientific Information at Clarivate. Among the world’s researchers, says Clarivate, “Highly Cited Researchers truly are one in 1,000.”

“From safer, longer-lasting batteries to more reliable, sustainable supply chains, the research produced by engineers at Maryland advances our profession and improves people’s lives,” said Samuel Graham, Jr., dean of the Clark School. “Having nine researchers recognized as being among academia’s ‘citation elite’ signals the international leadership that we have in several research fields. Congratulations to our highly cited researchers: I'm proud that these engineers represent Maryland Engineering.”

The Clark School’s 2021 Highly Cited Researchers are:

Liangbing (Bing) Hu
Herbert Rabin Distinguished Professor and Center Director
Department of Materials Science & Engineering
Maryland Energy Innovation Institute
Center for Materials Innovation
Expertise: nanomaterials and nanostructures, energy storage and conversion

Yifei Mo
Associate Professor
Department of Materials Science & Engineering
Maryland Energy Innovation Institute
Expertise: computational materials design and discovery for energy storage and conversion

Christopher Monroe
College Park Professor
Departments of Physics and Electrical & Computer Engineering
Quantum Technology Center
Joint Quantum Institute
Expertise: the isolation of individual atoms for applications in quantum information science

Michael Pecht
Distinguished University Professor, George E. Dieter Professor, and Center Director
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering
Expertise: reliability science, supply chain policies

Chunsheng Wang
Professor, R.F. & F.R. Wright Distinguished Chair, and Center Director
Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Center for Research in Extreme Batteries
Maryland Energy Innovation Institute  
Expertise: next-generation and rechargeable batteries, nano-manufactured materials

Chaoji Chen
Postdoctoral Researcher (former)
Department of Materials Science & Engineering
Professor, School of Resource and Environmental Sciences, Wuhan University (current)
Expertise: materials innovation for sustainability

Ji Chen
Postdoctoral Researcher (former)
Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Scientist, Nanoramic Laboratories (current)
Expertise: lithium-ion battery electrolytes

Jiaqi Dai
Postdoctoral Researcher (former)
Department of Materials Science & Engineering
Chief Technology Officer, InventWood, LLC (current)
Expertise: solid-state energy storage, materials innovation for sustainability

Yonggang Yao
Assistant Research Scientist (former)
Department of Materials Science & Engineering
Professor, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (current)
Areas of expertise: high-temperature synthesis, high-entropy alloy catalysts

“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 Maryland Engineering 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 to is fueling the innovation, sustainability, health, and security that is key for our society’s future.”

Find the complete 2021 Highly Cited Researchers list here.

Tweet your congratulations to Maryland Engineering’s Highly Cited Researchers. Tag us at @ClarkSchool and use the hashtag #HighlyCited2021.



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