UNSW researchers among the most influential in the world

17 Nov 2022
Clancy Building

UNSW ranks in the world’s top 50 universities on the latest Clarivate list of Highly Cited Researchers.

More than 30 UNSW academics are among the world’s most influential in their fields, according to the annual Highly Cited Researchers list from Clarivate. With 34 researchers included, UNSW is ranked in third place in Australia and equal-26th among global universities.

Professor Nicholas Fisk, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research & Enterprise, congratulated the UNSW researchers on making the prestigious list.

“The researchers included on the list are at the top of their field or fields and demonstrate significant research influence on key global issues like clinical medicine, renewable energy and climate change,” Prof. Fisk said. “The diversity of research represented is a testament to the quality, breadth and depth of expertise within our academic community. It is an exceptional achievement to see two of our Scientia Professors again included in two fields, with Liming Dai again listed in both Chemistry and Materials Science, and Louisa Degenhardt in both Clinical Medicine and Psychiatry/Psychology.”

The prestigious annual list, now in its ninth year, identifies researchers who demonstrated significant influence in their chosen field or fields through the publication of multiple highly cited papers over the last decade. Their names are drawn from the publications that rank in the top 1 per cent by citations for field and publication year in the Web of Science citation index.

This year’s list features 7225 researchers from 69 countries and regions. David Pendlebury, Head of Research at the Institute for Scientific Information at Clarivate, said: “Research fuels the race for knowledge and it is important that nations and institutions celebrate the individuals who drive the wheel of innovation.

“The Highly Cited Researchers list identifies and celebrates exceptional individual researchers at UNSW who are having a significant impact on the research community as evidenced by the rate at which their work is being cited by their peers.

“These individuals are helping to transform human ingenuity into our world’s greatest breakthroughs – and it is an honour to celebrate their achievements.”

The UNSW researchers named on the list this year shown by faculty are:

Arts, Design & Architecture: Prof. Mattheos Santamouris

Engineering: Scientia Prof. Rose Amal, Prof. Cyrille Boyer, Scientia Prof. Liming Dai (x2), Scientia Prof. Martin Green, Prof. Kourosh Kalantar-zadeh, Dr Yi Liu, Prof. Wangwang Tang, A/ Prof. Derrick Wing Kwan, A/Prof. Da-Wei Wang, Prof. Thomas Wiedmann.

Medicine & Health: Scientia Prof. Helen Christensen, Scientia Prof. Louisa Degenhardt (x2), Prof. Bruce Neal, Scientia Prof. Vlado Perkovic, Dr Simon Rosenbaum, Professor Stuart Tangye, Professor Philip B Ward, Prof Mark Woodward.

Science: Prof. Lisa Alexander, Scientia Prof. Richard A Bryant, Prof. Marcel Dinger, Scientia Prof. Matthew England, Prof. Staffan Kjelleberg, A/Prof. Alex Sen Gupta, Prof. John Mattick, Prof. Shinichi Nakagawa, Prof. Peter Steinberg, Prof. Ying-Ping Wang, Prof. Tom Wu.

UNSW Canberra: Dr Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick, Prof. Andrey E Miroshnichenko.

The full 2022 Highly Cited Researchers list and executive summary can be found here.