Most Influential Scientific Minds: 2 From Asia Make Top 15

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University and the Harbin Institute of Technology have made it to this year’s list of most influential scientists by Thomson Reuters.

AsianScientist (Jun 20, 2014) – The Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters has released a report titled The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds: 2014, listing the top researchers in science around the globe. The top 15 list includes two researchers in Asia: Dr. Gao Huijin from the Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) and Dr. Zhang Hua from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU).

The report is based on two separate studies, both drawing on data and commentary from Thomson Reuters bibliometric experts. The analysts used a compilation of science performance metrics and scientific trend data based on journal article publication counts and citation data from the Web of ScienceTM.

The first analysis ranks scientists who have recently published at least 15 papers with notably higher levels of citations between 2011 and 2013. The second, longer-range analysis assessed papers indexed between 2002 and 2012 in 21 broad fields of study. The analysts tracked authors who published numerous articles that ranked among the top one percent of the most cited in their respective fields in the given year of publication. These documents represent research that the scientific community has judged to be the most significant and useful.

Dr. Zhang of NTU, Singapore, saw 16 of his recent papers register as hot. The papers covered a variety of nanomaterials designed for sensing, clean energy, and other applications. These materials include graphene-based composites, single-layer conducting nanosheets, and thin-film transistor arrays.

Dr. Gao Huijun Gao, director of the Research Institute of Intelligent Control and Systems at HIT, China, had 15 hot papers concerning computation and filtering for the control of networks and other systems.


Source: Thomson Reuters.
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