Eight academics from PolyU have been acknowledged in the “2021 Highly Cited Researchers” list by Clarivate Analytics. The list identifies the most influential scholars around the world for their exceptional research performance, determined by the publication of multiple highly cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations in each respective field. Approximately 6,600 researchers across the globe were named Highly Cited Researchers in 2021. The inclusion of our academics in the list is a testament to the University’s pursuit of research excellence and our impact on society.


The eight PolyU researchers featured in the list, and the fields in which they have been recognised, are as follows:


Engineering & Environment and Ecology
Professor Daniel Tsang, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


Computer Science
Professor Guo Song, Department of Computing


Professor Chau Kwok-wing, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Professor Zhang Lei, Department of Computing


Professor Lee Shun-cheng, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Professor Li Gang, Department of Electronic and Information Engineering
Professor Yan Feng, Department of Applied Physics
Dr Zhang Xiao, Department of Mechanical Engineering


For more information about the list, please click here.