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College Home to Three of the Most Cited Researchers

[lead]When peers cite a faculty member’s research, it’s a solid indication of the respect they have attained in their field.[/lead]

Clarivate Analytics annually calculates the world’s most cited researchers, and the 2018 list features three faculty from the Tickle College of Engineering. Those selected from the college this year are:

  • Terry C. Hazen, UT-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor’s Chair for Environmental Biotechnology; he researches microbial ecology, water health, bioenergy, and the environment.
  • David Mandrus, Jerry and Kay Henry Endowed Professor in materials science and engineering; he leads a group focused on discovering and characterizing new quantum materials.
  • Art J. Ragauskas, UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair for Biorefining; his work deals with bioenergy, biofuels, and green chemical engineering.

“Publications and citations are a crucial component of elevating UT’s national and global research visibility,” said Robert Nobles, interim vice chancellor for research. “To have our faculty listed as world leaders emphasizes our position as a research-intensive university and continues the legacy of excellence for which UT is known.”

While the methodology Clarivate uses is fairly complex, it results in a list of the top 1 percent of researchers in a given field.


David Goddard (865-974-0683,