UTS Distinguished Professor Guoxiu Wang has been named among the top 194 scientists worldwide who have been highly cited in two or more fields over more than a decade.
Professor Wang has earned recognition in both chemistry and materials science for his research into the development of advanced battery technology for portable electronics and electric vehicles, renewable energy storage and conversion.
Published by Clarivate Analytics – an authority on scientific and academic research analytics – the annual Highly Cited Researcher List recognises academics who have consistently published papers that rank in the top one per cent of most-cited in their field.
Over 4000 highly cited researchers were named in 21 fields of the sciences and social sciences, with just 4.8 per cent of this elite cohort recognised in more than one field.
“I am very proud to be acknowledged as a highly cited researcher in both Materials Science and Chemistry. This means that my research is not only highly respected but also that the outcomes are just as important,” said Professor Wang, who is Director of the UTS Research Centre for Clean Energy Technology.
“As a result, there will be more opportunities to engage with and establish collaborations with other distinguished academics, industry leaders and the wider community.”
In total, seven UTS academics were named on the 2018 Highly Cited Researchers list, up from two in 2017.
I am very proud to be acknowledged as a highly cited researcher in both Materials Science and Chemistry. As a result, there will be more opportunities to engage with and establish collaborations with other distinguished academics, industry leaders and the wider community.”
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Kate McGrath says the recognition is significant for UTS as well as the individual researchers.
“This achievement is a sign that UTS is growing as a research-intensive institution. It endorses the work we are already doing and will inspire others to realise their ambitions and deliver research with impact.”
Along with Material Science and Chemistry, Computer Science and Engineering, UTS academics were also represented in a new category – Cross-Field – which was created to recognise researchers with substantial influence in several fields, who were not previously acknowledged within the more conventional disciplinary categories.
Among its key findings, Clarivate highlighted Australia’s impressive contribution in doubling its representation from 80 in 2014 to 170 in 2018. The result positions Australia fifth in the world for number of highly cited researchers behind the US, UK, China and Germany,
UTS academics recognised in 2018 Highly Cited Researcher List:
See the full 2018 Highly Cited Researcher List.