Thirteen academics of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) have been named by Clarivate Analytics in its list of "Highly Cited Researchers 2019" as the most influential in the world. Their works have been highly cited by fellow academics and are hence making a significant impact in ongoing research in their respective fields of study.

The number of world's top researchers at HKU is the highest among universities in Hong Kong. Highly Cited Researchers are selected for their exceptional research performance, determined by production of multiple highly cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in Web of Science.

A total of 6,216 researchers from nearly 60 nations are named Highly Cited Researchers in 2019. Among them 3,725 are in specific fields and 2,491 for cross-field performance.

Thirteen Highly Cited Researchers of HKU (please click their names for their bios)

Category: Agricultural Sciences
Professor Nagendra P. SHAH
School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science

Category: Cross-Field
Professor GUAN Yi
School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Professor Joseph S. M. PEIRIS
School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Professor YIU Siu Ming
Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering

Category: Computer Science
Dr HUANG Kaibin
Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Category: Environment and Ecology
Professor ZHANG Tong
Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Category: Economics & Business
Professor Kevin ZHOU Zheng
Faculty of Business and Economics (Management and Strategy)

Category: Engineering
Professor James LAM
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Professor Dennis Y. C. LEUNG
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Category: Geosciences
Professor SUN Min
Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science

Professor ZHAO Guochun
Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science

Category: Physics
Professor YAO Wang
Department of Physics, Faculty of Science

Professor Xiang ZHANG
President and Vice-Chancellor, the University of Hong Kong

Moreover, Professor Ester Cerin, Honorary Professor of Public Health at the School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, HKU is also named a highly cited researcher under the Category of Cross-Field. Professor Cerin is currently the Programme Leader – Behaviour, Environment and Cognition at the Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research (MMIHR) of Australian Catholic University.

For more details please go to:
https://clarivate.com/news/global-highly-cited-researchers-2019-list-reveals-top-talent-in-the-sciences-and-social-sciences/.

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