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Seven Illinois researchers rank among the world’s most influential

Seven University of Illinois researchers have been named to the Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers list for 2015. Among them are two faculty members of the School of Integrative Biology.

The list includes “some of the world’s most influential scientific minds,” according to a statement from Thomson Reuters. “About 3,000 researchers earned this distinction … ranking among the top 1 percent most cited for their subject field and year of publication, earning them the mark of exceptional impact.”

The list is based on an analysis of journal article publication and citation data, an objective measure of a researcher’s influence over the past 12 years.

The highly cited Illinois researchers this year are: civil and environmental engineering professor Tami Bond (highly cited in geosciences), crop sciences and plant biology professor Stephen P. Long (plant and animal science), chemistry professor Yi Lu (chemistry), electrical and computer engineering researcher Richard Masel (engineering), chemistry professor Catherine Murphy (chemistry), plant biology professor Donald Ort (plant and animal science) and materials science and engineering professor John Rogers (materials science and physics).

Read the full article at the Illinois News Bureau

Publication Date: 12/23/2015
Photo credits: L. Brian Stauffer
Editor: Sarah Banducci