UQ researchers recognised for global influence and impact

21 Nov 2019

The University of Queensland has reaffirmed its position as a leading research institution for science and social sciences, with 28 UQ researchers identified as among the world’s most influential scientific minds.

They have been named in the prestigious Highly Cited Researchers 2019 list from the Web of Science Group, which recognises scientists who have published a high number of papers that rank in the top 1% most-cited in their respective fields.

Several outstanding researchers from the Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology were recognised, including Professor Sritawat Kitipornchai, Professor Lianzhou Wang, Professor George Zhao, Professor Jin Zou and Professor Yusuke Yamauchi.

UQ Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Peter Høj AC said the result reflected the calibre and impact of the University’s research talent.

“This list is peer-rated, so our UQ scientists have been identified within their own global research community as influential knowledge leaders,” Professor Høj said.

“This list positions UQ as a prominent research facility in the world – placing well inside the top 50 ahead of many world famous institutions.

“I want to congratulate all our highly cited researchers, including 12 new UQ entrants, who are making their mark among the world’s best.”

Those making the list cover fields as diverse as agricultural, plant and animal sciences, medicine, chemistry, environment and ecology, social sciences, biology, and psychology.

Web of Science Group, a Clarivate Analytics company, organises the world’s research information to enable academia, corporations, publishers and governments to accelerate the pace of research.

The full Highly Cited Researchers 2019 list can be found online here.

MEDIA: UQ Communications, communications@uq.edu.au, 07 3365 1120.