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Eleven NUS scientists and engineers among the world's most influential scientific minds

Highly cited research in the fields of chemistry, computer science, engineering, environment/ecology, materials science, mathematics, physics, and social sciences

National University of Singapore

Eleven scientists and engineers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have been recognised as among the world's most prominent scientific minds, according to the Highly Cited Researchers 2015 report published by Thomson Reuters. NUS also has the most number of highly cited researchers among research institutions in Singapore for the second year running.

The Highly Cited Researchers 2015 report is part of The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds 2015 published by Thomson Reuters.

The 11 internationally renowned NUS experts listed, including the late conservationist Professor Navjot Sodhi, were recognised for the groundbreaking impact of their research in the fields of agricultural sciences, chemistry, computer science, engineering, environment/ecology, materials science, mathematics, physics, and social sciences. They had published a high number of scientific papers that have been ranked among the top one per cent most cited for their subject field and year of publication.

Professor Ho Teck Hua, NUS Deputy President (Research and Technology) and Tan Chin Tuan Centennial Professor, said, "NUS has been making strong progress in pursuing broad-based, cutting-edge research, and enhancing the translational impact of our work. We are pleased that the high quality and impact of the research conducted by our researchers have been recognised by the global scientific community. We will continue to forge transformative advances in research, and actively promote the translation of scientific discoveries to create economic and social value for Singapore, Asia and beyond."

The 11 highly cited NUS researchers are:

Associate Professor Huang Dejian
Department of Chemistry
NUS Faculty of Science
Field: Agricultural Sciences

Associate Professor Liu Xiaogang
Department of Chemistry
NUS Faculty of Science
Field: Chemistry

Assistant Professor Zhang Rui
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
NUS Faculty of Engineering
Field: Computer Science

Associate Professor Yan Shuicheng
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
NUS Faculty of Engineering
Field: Engineering

Professor Navjot Sodhi
Department of Biological Sciences
NUS Faculty of Science
Field: Environment/Ecology

Professor Lee Jim Yang
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
NUS Faculty of Engineering
Field: Materials Science

Associate Professor Liu Bin
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
NUS Faculty of Engineering
Field: Materials Science

Professor Seeram Ramakrishna
Department of Mechanical Engineering
NUS Faculty of Engineering
Field: Materials Science

Professor Shen Zuowei
Department of Mathematics
NUS Faculty of Science
Field: Mathematics

Professor Antonio Castro Neto
Centre for Advanced 2D Materials
NUS Faculty of Science
Field: Physics

Professor Eric A Finkelstein
Duke-NUS Medical School
Field: Social Sciences, general

Published by Thomson Reuters, the Highly Cited Researchers 2015 report assessed more than 120,000 papers indexed between 2003 and 2013 in 21 broad fields of science, and tracked authors who published numerous articles that ranked among the top one per cent of the most cited in their respective fields in each paper's year of publication. More information about the report is available here: http://highlycited.com/.

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