Di Xiao Named Among World's Most Highly Cited Researchers
By Ben Panko
Di Xiao, professor of physics, was listed among the most cited researchers in the field of physics, according to a list published by Clarivate Analytics. Xiao's research looks at the properties of materials in relation to quantum mechanics and how these properties can be harnessed for applications in electronic and magnetic devices.
Carnegie Mellon faculty joining Xiao on the list include: Neil M. Donahue, the Thomas Lord Professor of Chemistry, professor of chemical engineering and engineering and public policy, who was among the most cited researchers in the field of geosciences; Rongchao Jin, professor of chemistry, who was among the most cited researchers in the field of chemistry; Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, the J.C. Warner Professor of Natural Sciences, also listed among the most cited researchers in the field of chemistry; Greg Lowry, the Walter J. Blenko, Sr. Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, who was among the most cited in the field of environment/ecology; Kathryn Roeder, UPMC Professor of Statistics and Data Sciences, who was among the most cited in cross-field research; and Petar Stojanov, a doctoral research assistant in the School of Computer Science, in the field of molecular biology and genetics.
The 2020 list was based on citations in papers published between 2009 and 2019. This year's list includes more than 6,000 highly cited researchers in 21 fields of the sciences and social sciences and cross-field researchers whose work is highly cited in more than one field. Researchers make the list if their research publications were in the top one percent of the most cited papers for their subject field and year and indexed in the Web of Science Group indexing platform operated by Clarivate Analytics. Details about the list's methodology can be found online.