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Materials Science Professors Recognized for Highly Cited, Influential Research

Materials Science Professors Recognized for Highly Cited, Influential Research

As scientists and scholars publish their research findings in academic journals, one way to determine the value and impact of a researcher’s work — and validate its significance — is to count how many times other researchers refer to, or cite, that person’s papers in their own work.


Dr. Robert Wallace

This year several researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas are among the most-cited in the world.

“Our faculty members consistently publish their findings in top journals and are recognized by their peers worldwide as performing exceptional and impactful research across multiple disciplines,” said Dr. Joseph Pancrazio, vice president for research at UT Dallas. “Inclusion on highly cited lists is a significant measure of the University’s global influence in the research community and overall contribution to the intellectual capital of the world.”

Clarivate Analytics published a 2018 list of Highly Cited Researchers and included four affiliated with UT Dallas, two of whom are within the Jonsson School. Clarivate Analytics awards its distinction to exceptional scholars around the globe who, over the last decade, have produced multiple highly cited publications, which are defined as those ranking in the top one percent by citations for a specific field and year.


Dr. Luigi Colombo

A total of 22 categories of research are considered in the analysis. New this year is the cross-field category, which identifies researchers who contribute papers in several fields.

Dr. Luigi Colombo, recently retired from Texas Instruments and currently an adjunct professor of materials science and engineering in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, is listed among 211 researchers in physics.

Dr. Robert Wallace, who holds the Erik Jonsson Distinguished Chair and is a professor of materials science and engineering in the Jonsson School, is also listed among researchers in the cross-field category.

The original article is available at the UT Dallas News Center.


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