Georgia Tech Faculty in 2017 Highly Cited Researchers List

Twelve Georgia Tech scientists have made the 2017 Highly Cited Researchers list. Seven of them, listed below with the subject fields in which they are highly cited, are affiliated with the College of Sciences:

  • Claire Berger, Physics
  • Walter de Heer, Physics
  • Mostafa El-Sayed, Chemistry
  • Randall Engle, Psychiatry/Psychology
  • Nga Lee (Sally) Ng, Geosciences
  • Rodney Weber, Geosciences
  • Younan Xia, Materials Science, Chemistry, Physics

Clarivate Analytics Web of Science compiled the list, which is based on citations of papers published from 2005 to 2015. It features more than 3,300 unique authors who amassed sufficient citations to place them among the top 1% most cited in at least one of 21 subject fields.

Claire Berger is a professor of the practice in the School of Physics. Her scientific interests center on nanoscience and electronic properties of graphene-based systems.

Walter de Heer is Regents Professor in the School of Physics. He is renowned for research on nano-patterned epitaxial graphene and nanoclusters in beams.

Mostafa El-Sayed is Regents Professor in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Currently his research focuses on the use of nanoparticles in treating cancer.

Randall Engle is a professor in the School of Psychology. His research aims to elucidate the associations between working memory, cognitive control, and intelligence.

Nga Lee “Sally” Ng is an associate professor with joint appointments in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. She studies aerosols, including their formation, life cycle, and health effects of aerosols.

Rodney Weber is a professor in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. He is an expert on the sources, formation, and health effects of aerosols.

Both Ng and Weber also develop instruments for field study of aerosols.

Younan Xia is a professor with joint appointments in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Xia is widely known for seminal contributions to shape-controlled synthesis of metal nanocrystals with major impact on catalysis, plasmonics, and biomedicine. Xia is one of 20 authors cited in three subject fields.

Following are the other Georgia Tech faculty on the 2017 list of highly cited researchers:

  • Ian Akyildiz, Computer Science
  • Geoffrey Ye Li, Computer Science
  • Frank Rothaermel, Economics & Business
  • Zhong Lin Wang, Materials Science, Chemistry, Physics
  • Gleb Yushin, Materials Science