Prof Tianshou Zhao Named Highly Cited Researcher for Fifth Consecutive Year


Cheong Ying Chan Professor of Engineering and Environment Prof Tianshou Zhao, Chair Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Director of HKUST Energy Institute, has been ranked as a 2018 Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate Analytics. This is the fifth consecutive year he has been selected in the list, which represents some of the world’s most influential scientific minds. The honor gives to researchers who have a high output of papers that rank in the top 1% most-cited in their respective fields over an 11-year period (2006-2016). Such consistent production of highly cited reports indicates that the work of these researchers has been repeatedly judged by their peers to be of notable significance and utility.

Now in its 5th year, the annual list recognizes leading researchers in the sciences and social sciences from around the world. The 2018 list contains about 6,000 highly cited researchers in 21 fields of the sciences and social sciences. Prof Zhao is among only 203 researchers worldwide included in the engineering field. There are total of ten recipients from Hong Kong in this field.

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