This year’s list of Highly Cited Researchers from Clarivate Analytics includes 29 researchers from the University of Sydney. The number of Sydney researchers featured in the prestigious list continues to grow, increasing by 52 percent since last year.
The annual list identifies researchers who demonstrated significant influence in their chosen field or fields through the publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade. Their names are drawn from the publications that rank in the top 1 percent by citations for field and publication year in the Web of Science citation index.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor Duncan Ivison, congratulated the researchers.
These researchers are at the very top of their fields, conducting important work ranging from understanding the emergence and spread of viruses, to developing new technology for renewable energy, and advancing artificial intelligence.
“We are proud of their achievements and grateful for their dedication to conducting world-leading research which makes our society better.”
This year the list includes 6,600 researchers from more than 70 countries. Australia has the fourth-largest number of highly cited researchers in the world, with 332 researchers making the 2021 list.