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2 ME Scholars recognised amongst world’s most highly cited researchers 2023

15 Mar 2024

Department and Staff News

Congratulations to Prof. WANG Zuankai and Dr ZHANG Xiao being two of the 15 PolyU academics who have been recognised in the "Highly Cited Researchers 2023" list by Clarivate Analytics.

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and Clarivate Plc (Clarivate) jointly hosted the “2023 Highly Cited Researchers Awards Ceremony” on 15 March 2024. Officiated by PolyU Vice President (Research and Innovation), Prof. Christopher CHAO, and Clarivate™ Vice President for Asia Pacific (Academia and Government), Mr Osher GILINSKY, the Ceremony recognised PolyU academics who have been named as Highly Cited Researchers™ in 2023, the significant impact of their research and the positive contributions they have made in their field.

A total of 6,849 researchers from 67 countries and regions from a diverse range of research fields were named as Highly Cited Researchers 2023. The most influential scholars from around the world have been identified, determined by the production of multiple highly cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in the Web of Science™ over the last 11 years. The inclusion of PolyU academics in this list is testament to the University’s pursuit of research excellence.

In the last year, PolyU had the third highest number of the world’s most Highly Cited Researchers in Hong Kong, including ten awardees in cross-field research, two from engineering disciplines, and one from chemistry, computer science and the social sciences respectively.

The department is proud of Prof. Wang and Dr Zhang’s outstanding achievements in ground-breaking research. Their accomplishments reaffirm ME’s dedication to research excellence.


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