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    Seven UMD Engineers Recognized as Highly Cited Researchers

    Seven UMD Engineers Recognized as Highly Cited Researchers

    Seven researchers at the University of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering have been named to the list of 2020 Highly Cited Researchers from Clarivate.

    Clarivate Highly Cited Researchers have demonstrated significant and broad influence in their chosen field(s) through the publication of multiple papers frequently cited by their peers over 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.

    “Maryland’s engineering faculty share a mission: produce solutions to society’s most pressing challenges, and share those solutions for everyone’s benefit. We’re honored that so many people recognize the importance of and use that work,” said Robert Briber, interim dean of the Clark School. “We feel proud and privileged that our faculty are among the profession’s most influential thinkers—and we’re excited to keep producing benchmark-setting research in 2021.”

    The Clark School’s 2020 Highly Cited Researchers are:

    Liangbing (Bing) Hu, Herbert Rabin Distinguished Professor and Center Director
    Department of Materials Science & Engineering
    Maryland Energy Innovation Institute (MEI2)
    Center for Materials Innovation (CMI)
    Areas of expertise: nanomaterials and nanostructures, energy storage and conversion

    Christopher Monroe, Distinguished University Professor and Bice Seci-Zorn Professor
    Departments of Physics and Electrical & Computer Engineering
    Joint Quantum Institute (JQI)
    Quantum Technology Center (QTC)
    Joint Center for Quantum Information & Computer Science (QuICS)
    Areas of expertise: the isolation of individual atoms for applications in quantum information science

    Michael Pecht, George E. Dieter Professor and Center Director
    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE)
    Areas of expertise: reliability science, supply chain policies

    Chunsheng Wang, Professor, R.F. & F.R. Wright Distinguished Chair, and Center Director
    Departments of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry & Biochemistry
    Maryland Energy Innovation Institute (MEI2)
    Center for Research in Extreme Batteries (CREB)
    Areas of expertise: next-generation batteries, nano-manufactured materials

    Jiaqi Dai, former Postdoctoral Researcher
    Department of Materials Science & Engineering
    Currently: Chief Technology Officer, InventWood, LLC
    Areas of expertise: solid-state energy storage, materials innovation for sustainability

    Xiulin Fan, former Assistant Research Scientist
    Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
    Currently: Professor, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Zhejiang University
    Areas of expertise: high-energy storage, solid-state electrolytes

    Yonggang Yao, former Assistant Research Scientist
    Department of Materials Science & Engineering
    Currently: Professor, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
    Areas of expertise: high-temperature engineering, 3D printing, nanomanufacturing

    David Pendlebury, senior citation analyst at the Institute for Scientific Information at Clarivate, said: “In the race for knowledge, it is human capital that is fundamental—and this list identifies and celebrates exceptional individual researchers at the Clark School who are having a great impact on the research community as measured by the rate at which their work is being cited by others.”

    Find the complete 2020 Highly Cited Researchers list here.

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    November 23, 2020

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