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Eight ORNL scientists, seven UTK faculty members among world’s most highly cited researchers

Eight Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) scientists and seven faculty members at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK), including three who have appointments at both institutions, are among the world’s most highly cited researchers, according to a bibliometric analysis conducted by the scientific publication analytics firm Clarivate.

The annual “Highly Cited Researchers” list identifies those who demonstrated significant influence in their field through the publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade. These researchers authored publications that rank in the top one percent by citations for field and publication year in the Web of Science citation index.

Those who have joint appointments are:

  • Sheng Dai, UTK College of Arts and Sciences and ORNL’s Chemical Sciences Division;
  • Richard Norby, ORNL’s Environmental Sciences Division and UTK’s College of Arts and Sciences; and
  • Jiaqiang Yan, UTK’s Tickle College of Engineering and ORNL’s Materials Science and Technology Division.

The other ORNL scientists listed, in alphabetical order, are:

  • Miaofang Chi, Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences;
  • David Cullen, Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences;
  • Colleen Iversen, Environmental Sciences Division;
  • Karren More, Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences; and
  • Gerald Tuskan, Biosciences Division.

“Our scientists work at the leading edge of scientific discovery,” said ORNL Director Thomas Zacharia. “This recognition reflects the laboratory’s contributions to advance what’s known about our world.”

The other UTK faculty members listed, in alphabetical order, are:

  • Peter Liaw, Tickle College of Engineering;
  • David Mandrus, Tickle College of Engineering;
  • Arthur Ragauskas, Tickle College of Engineering; and
  • Steven Wise, College of Arts and Sciences.

“The accomplishments of these renowned faculty members demonstrate the high quality of UT’s research enterprise and our pervasive impact on the global science and engineering community,” said Deb Crawford, UT’s Vice Chancellor for Research.

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