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Ninety-three Researchers From College Make World’s Top-Cited Scientists Lists

Ninety-three researchers from the Tickle College of Engineering made Stanford University’s lists of the world’s top 2 percent of most cited scientists in their fields, bringing validation to their work and a bit of prestige as well.

Stanford creates annual single-year and career-long lists of the world’s most cited scientists by compiling Scopus data provided by Elsevier to come up with a composite score that considers the wide variety of citations, such as whether the person was sole author or one of many, for example. Stanford then lists researchers by that score, with the result being a ranking of the top 2 percent of cited scientists from around the world. Scientists are classified in 22 scientific fields and 174 sub-fields, according to the standard Science-Metrix classification. The career-long list includes data updated to the end of 2022 and the single-year list pertains to citations received during the 2022 calendar year.

“These rankings highlight the high impact work that our tremendous faculty and students are doing in our research programs,” said Dean Matthew Mench, the Wayne T. Davis Dean’s Chair of the college. “Citations of our research activity from others is an important measure of the level of innovation and discovery we are driving through our research programs. These rankings are one measure of the leadership that the Tickle College of Engineering demonstrates in various engineering disciplines.”

Single Year Impact

TCE faculty recognized as top scientists for single-year impact in order of individual ranking included:

PersonScoreField (As listed by Stanford)
Steven Zinkle3.8331Energy
Arthur Ragauskas3.8192Biotechnology
Zhanhu Guo3.7553Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
William Weber3.5729Applied Physics
Easo George3.5506Materials
Peter Liaw3.5421Materials
Suresh Babu3.4783Materials
Takeshi Egami3.4416Applied Physics
Bimal Bose*3.4081Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Sergei Kalinin3.4039Applied Physics
Fangxing Li3.3689Energy
Baoshan Huang3.3050Logistics and Transportation
Jack Dongarra3.2880Distributed Computing
Fei Wang3.2666Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Yanwen Zhang3.1692Applied Physics
Rigoberto Advincula3.1680Polymers
T. G. Nieh*3.1434Materials
Matthew Mench3.0931Energy
Yanfei Gao3.0785Materials
Asad Khattak3.0639Logistics & Transportation
Terry Hazen3.0376Microbiology
Leon Tolbert3.0359Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Audris Mockus3.0278Software Engineering
Tony Schmitz3.0270Industrial Engineering & Automation
Brian Wirth3.0190Energy
Caleb Rucker2.9772Industrial Engineering & Automation
Michael Danquah2.9616Biotechnology
David Mandrus2.9240Applied Physics
Charles Melcher2.8927Nuclear & Particle Physics
Frank Löffler2.8783Microbiology
Himanshu Thapliyal2.8608Computer Hardware & Architecture
Zhenbo Wang2.8534Aerospace & Aeronautics
Thomas Zawodzinski2.8399Energy
Eric Lass2.8331Materials
Hairong Qi2.7954Artificial Intelligence & Image Processing
Yilu Liu2.7828Energy
Chien-fei Chen2.7586Energy
Uday Vaidya2.7351Materials
Stephen Paddison2.7340Chemical Physics
Daniel Costinett2.7196Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Christopher Cherry2.7174Logistics & Transportation
Lynne Parker2.6977Industrial Engineering & Automation
Anming Hu2.6923General Physics
Brett Compton2.6398Materials
Katharine Page2.6233Inorganic & Nuclear Chemistry
Jian Liu2.6145Networking & Telecommunications
Chad Duty2.6039Materials
David Greene2.6035Energy
Kevin Tomsovic2.6004Energy
Jayne Wu2.5851Analytical Chemistry
Kurt Sickafus*2.5842Applied Physics
Feng Zhang2.5606Energy
Kai Sun2.5529Energy
Nicholas Brown2.5486Energy
Prashant Singh2.5236Mechanical Engineering & Transports
Hua Bai2.5183Electrical & Electronic Engineering
James Plank2.5022Artificial Intelligence & Image Processing
Weidong Li2.4944Materials
Phillip Myer2.4786Dairy & Animal Science
Khalid Hattar2.4777Materials
Benjamin Blalock2.4352Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Aly Fathy2.4269Networking & Telecommunications
Hahn Choo2.4217Materials
Ruixing Zhang2.3829Applied Physics
Garrett Rose2.3827Computer Hardware & Architecture
Paul Palies2.3650Aerospace & Aeronautics
Mohamed Mahfouz2.3075Networking & Telecommunications
George Bosilca2.2809Distributed Computing
John Schmisseur2.2749Aerospace & Aeronautics
Lawrence Townsend*2.2701Aerospace & Aeronautics
He Yin2.2184Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Wei Qiu2.1820Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Piotr Luszczek2.1492Distributed Computing

*Emeritus or no longer with UT

Career Impact

TCE faculty recognized as top scientists for career-long impact in order of individual ranking included:

PersonScoreField (As listed by Stanford)
William Weber4.3512Applied Physics
Steven Zinkle4.3084Energy
Takeshi Egami4.2475Applied Physics
Arthur Ragauskas4.2181Biotechnology
T. G. Nieh*4.1601Materials
Bimal Bose4.1530Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Jack Dongarra4.1242Distributed Computing
Peter Liaw*4.0863Materials
Sergei Kalinin4.0734Applied Physics
Rigoberto Advincula3.9675Polymers
Suresh Babu3.9661Materials
Zhanhu Guo3.9636Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
Matthew Mench3.8871Energy
Fei Wang3.8808Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Lynne Parker3.8776Industrial Engineering & Automation
Fangxing Li3.8110Energy
Stephen Paddison3.8075Chemical Physics
Audris Mockus3.8050Software Engineering
Tony Schmitz3.7458Industrial Engineering & Automation
Brian D. Wirth3.7319Energy
Yanwen Zhang3.7052Applied Physics
Terry Hazen3.7045Microbiology
Charles Melcher3.6858Nuclear & Particle Physics
James Plank3.6604Artificial Intelligence & Image Processing
Leon Tolbert3.6583Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Jack Parker3.6134Environmental Engineering
David Mandrus3.5922Applied Physics
Easo George3.5882Materials
Thomas Zawodzinski3.5850Energy
Asad Khattak3.5599Logistics & Transportation
Kurt Sickafus*3.5570Applied Physics
Yanfei Gao3.5441Materials
Kevin L. Tomsovic3.5295Energy
Philip Rack3.4464Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
David Greene3.3952Energy
Bamin Khomami3.3824Polymers
Uday Vaidya3.3736Materials
Himanshu Thapliyal3.3381Computer Hardware & Architecture
Frank Löffler3.3325Microbiology
Lawrence Townsend3.3107Aerospace & Aeronautics
Jayne Wu3.2658Analytical Chemistry
John Landes*3.2629Mechanical Engineering & Transports
Michael Berry3.2454Artificial Intelligence & Image Processing
Hairong Qi3.2437Artificial Intelligence & Image Processing
Brian Edwards3.2310Polymers
Kenneth Kihm3.2259Mechanical Engineering & Transports
Yilu Liu3.2233Energy
Bin Hu3.2203Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
Gary Flandro*3.2098Aerospace & Aeronautics
Christian Parigger*3.1805Optics
Caleb Rucker3.1538Industrial Engineering & Automation
Michael Danquah3.1469Biotechnology
Daniel Costinett3.1297Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Aly Fathy3.1297Networking & Telecommunications
Mohamed Mahfouz3.1069Networking & Telecommunications
Ma Langston3.1046Artificial Intelligence & Image Processing
Jindong Tan3.0977Industrial Engineering & Automation
Garrett Rose3.0932Computer Hardware & Architecture
Dayakar Penumadu3.0766Materials
Cong Trinh3.0724Biotechnology
Eric Lass3.0703Materials
Michael Vose3.0632Artificial Intelligence & Image Processing
Carl Lundin*3.0613Materials
Mongi Abidi3.0215Artificial Intelligence & Image Processing
Kai Sun2.9837Energy
Benjamin Blalock2.9807Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Yves Robert*2.9389Distributed Computing
Hua Kevin Bai2.8821Electrical & Electronic Engineering
James Hung2.7377Electrical & Electronic Engineering

*Emeritus or no longer with UT


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