PolyU strives to create an environment that supports academics in undertaking cutting-edge basic and translational research. This has naturally led to the publication of research work by our scholars in top journals that has attracted many citations. Last year, the world-class research produced by PolyU scholars across a wide range of disciplines was recognised in different global citation rankings, including the rankings by Stanford and Clarivate, reflecting the University’s exceptional research excellence.

 

World’s Top 2% Most-cited Scientists by Stanford University

IIn the latest “Updated science-wide author databases of standardised citation indicators” of over 100,000 top scientists compiled by Stanford University, more than 190 PolyU academics were ranked among the world’s top 2% most-cited scholars. Among them, around 20 academics (see below list) made it to the top 50 scholars in the world in their respective fields, the highest number among universities in Hong Kong. PolyU also has the most top 2% scientists in Hong Kong and globally in the fields of Building and Construction (18 academics) and Civil Engineering (13 academics).

 

Subject field Rank in field (field size)

Ir Professor Poon Chi-sun

Building & Construction
2 (30,244)
Ir Professor Poon Chi-sun
Chair Professor of Sustainable Construction Materials, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

 

Professor Rob Law

Sport, Leisure & Tourism
4 (7,065)
Professor Rob Law
Honorary Professor, School of Hotel and Tourism Management

 

Ir Professor Edwin Cheng

Operations Research
5 (26,063)
Ir Professor Edwin Cheng
Chair Professor of Management, Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies

 

Professor Jin-Guang Teng

Civil Engineering
9 (47,647)
Professor Jin-Guang Teng
Chair Professor of Structural Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

 

Professor Weng Qihao

Geological & Geomatics Engineering
9 (52,403)
Professor Weng Qihao
Chair Professor of Geomatics and Artificial Intelligence, Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics

 

Professor Felix Chan

Operations Research
10 (26,063)
Professor Felix Chan
Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

 

Professor Chen Qingyan

Building & Construction
12 (30,244)
Professor Chen Qingyan
Chair Professor of Building Thermal Science Department of Building Environment and Energy Engineering

Professor Chen Guohua

Chemical Engineering
13 (66,189)
Professor Chen Guohua
Chair Professor of Energy Conversion and Storage, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Professor Chau Kwok-wing

Environmental Engineering
14 (51,126)
Professor Chau Kwok-wing
Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Professor Qi Liqun

Operations Research
16 (26,063)
Professor Qi Liqun
Emeritus Professor of Applied Mathematics, Department of Applied Mathematics

Professor Chow Wan-ki

Strategic, Defence & Security Studies
19 (18,114)
Professor Chow Wan-ki
Emeritus Professor of Architectural Science and Fire Engineering, Department of Building Environment and Energy Engineering

Professor Eric Ngai

Information Systems
20 (17,971)
Professor Eric Ngai
Professor, Department of Management and Marketing

Ir Professor Wang Shengwei

Building & Construction
20 (30,244)
Ir Professor Wang Shengwei
Chair Professor of Building Energy and Automation, Department of Building Environment and Energy Engineering

Ir Professor Albert Chan

Building & Construction
23 (30,244)
Ir Professor Albert Chan
Chair Professor of Construction Engineering and Management, Department of Building and Real Estate

Professor James Ohlson

Accounting
23 (5,114)
Professor James Ohlson
Visiting Chair Professor of Accounting, School of Accounting and Finance

Professor Wong Wai-yeung

Inorganic & Nuclear Chemistry
26 (72,062)
Professor Wong Wai-yeung
Chair Professor of Chemical Technology, Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology

Professor Li Heng

Building & Construction
29 (30,244)
Professor Li Heng
Chair Professor of Construction Informatics, Department of Building and Real Estate

Professor Xu You-lin

Civil Engineering
30 (47,647)
Professor Xu You-lin
Emeritus Professor (Structural Engineering), Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Ir Professor Ben Young

Civil Engineering
38 (47,647)
Ir Professor Ben Young
Chair Professor of Steel Structures, Department of Civil andEnvironmental Engineering

Professor Cathy Hsu

Sport, Leisure & Tourism
47 (7,065)
Professor Cathy Hsu
Chair Professor, School of Hotel and Tourism Management

Ir Professor William Lam

Logistics & Transportation
50 (23,751)
Ir Professor William Lam
Chair Professor of Civil and Transportation Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

 

Highly Cited Researchers 2021 by Clarivate

In addition, eight PolyU academics (see above and below list) were named in the Highly Cited Researchers 2021 list by Clarivate, which identifies the most influential scholars around the world during the past decade, as demonstrated by their publication of multiple highly-cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year in the Web of Science index between 2010 and 2020. Approximately 6,600 researchers from more than 70 countries and regions were recognised in the 2021 list.

 

Computer Science

Professor Guo Song

Professor, Department of Computing

Prof. Guo Song

Cross-Field

Professor Lee Shun-cheng

Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Prof. Lee Shun-cheng

Professor Li Gang

Professor, Department of Electronic and Information Engineering

Professor Li Gang

Professor Yan Feng

Professor, Department of Applied Physics

Prof. Yan Feng

Dr Zhang Xiao

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Dr Zhang Xiao

Engineering

Professor Chau Kwok-wing

Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Professor Chau Kwok-wing

Professor Zhang Lei

Chair Professor of Computer Vision and Image Analysis, Department of Computing

Professor Zhang Lei

Engineering & Environment and Ecology

Professor Daniel Tsang

Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Professor Daniel Tsang