Thirteen HKU academics named amongst the world’s most highly cited researchers in 2020

Thirteen academics of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) have been named by Clarivate Analytics in its list of “2020 Highly Cited Researchers” as the most influential in the world. Their works have been highly cited by fellow academics and are hence making a significant impact in ongoing research in their respective fields of study.

Highly Cited Researchers are selected for their exceptional research performance, determined by production of multiple highly cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in Web of Science. A total of 6,167 researchers from over 60 countries and regions are named Highly Cited Researchers in 2020.

Thirteen Highly Cited Researchers of HKU:

Category

Name of researcher

Department

Computer Science

Dr HUANG Kaibin

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Cross-Field

Professor GUAN Yi

School of Public Health,
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Professor Dennis Y.C. LEUNG

Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Faculty of Engineering

Professor YUEN, Kwok-Yung

Microbiology,
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Economics and Business

Professor Kevin ZHOU Zheng

HKU Business School
(Management and Strategy)

Engineering

Professor James LAM

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Environment and Ecology

Professor ZHANG Tong

Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Geosciences

Professor SUN Min

Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science

Professor ZHAO Guochun

Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science

Microbiology

Professor Joseph Sriyal Malik PEIRIS

School of Public Health,
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Professor Leo L.M. POON

School of Public Health,
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Professor ZHANG Tong

Department of Civil Engineering,
Faculty of Engineering

Physics

Professor YAO Wang

Department of Physics, Faculty of Science

Professor Xiang ZHANG

President and Vice-Chancellor, the University of Hong Kong

The full 2020 Highly Cited Researchers list and executive summary can be found online here: https://recognition.webofscience.com/awards/highly-cited/2020/

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