Thirteen academics of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) have been named by Clarivate Analytics in its list of “2020 Highly Cited Researchers” 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.

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 6,167 researchers from over 60 countries and regions are named Highly Cited Researchers in 2020.

Thirteen Highly Cited Researchers of HKU:


  • Dr. HUANG Kaibin, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
  • Professor GUAN Yi, School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine
  • Professor Dennis Y.C. LEUNG, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
  • Professor YUEN, Kwok-Yung, Microbiology, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine
  • Professor Kevin ZHOU Zheng, HKU Business School (Management and Strategy)
  • Professor James LAM, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
  • Professor ZHANG Tong, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
  • Professor SUN Min, Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science
  • Professor ZHAO Guochun, Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science
  • Professor Joseph Sriyal Malik PEIRIS, School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine
  • Professor Leo L.M. POON, School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine
  • Professor YAO Wang, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science
  • Professor Xiang ZHANG, President and Vice-Chancellor, the University of Hong Kong

The full 2020 Highly Cited Researchers list and executive summary can be found online here: https://recognition.webofscience.com/awards/highly-cited/2020/

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