Five researchers at the UT Tickle College of Engineering have been identified as globally influential scientists on Clarivate’s 2023 Highly Cited Researchers list. These UT experts were recognized for performance across multiple disciplines, including physics, biology and biochemistry, and materials science.
Each year, Clarivate compiles a list of influential science and engineering researchers whose publications have been highly cited over the last decade. Qualifying publications rank in the top 1% for citations in their field (or fields) and publication years, as determined by Clarivate’s Web of Science citation index.
Because researchers must have multiple such papers and fulfill other criteria to be selected, only 0.01% of global researchers earn the title of Highly Cited Researcher; in 2023, fewer than 7,200 scientists were recognized.
UT researchers recognized in 2023
- Peter Liaw, John Fisher Professor and Ivan Racheff Chair of Excellence in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, whose research focuses on the nondestructive evaluation of fatigue and fracture, as well as life-prediction methodologies, of advanced materials like high-entropy alloys and intermetallics. Liaw was recognized for his top-cited research in the field of materials science.
- David Mandrus, Jerry and Kay Henry Endowed Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, whose work focuses on the growth, discovery, and characterization of new quantum materials. Mandrus was recognized for his top-cited research in the field of physics.
- Arthur Ragauskas, UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair for Biorefining and Interim Department Head of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, whose research focuses on creating sustainable chemical solutions for converting lignocellulosic biomass into high-value materials like biofuel. Ragauskas was recognized for top-cited research in the field of biology and biochemistry.
- Jiaqiang Yan, an associate professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering with a joint appointment at ORNL, whose research focuses on the design, growth, and characterization of novel materials with unusual electrical, magnetic, and thermal properties. Yan was recognized for his top-cited research in the field of physics.
- Jiang Guo, a UT alumni and postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, whose research focuses on conductive polymers and epoxy nanocomposites. Guo was recognized for top-cited work in multiple fields.
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