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8 NUS researchers among world's most highly cited: Report

The National University of Singapore has eight scientists among the world's leading scientific minds, according to a Thomson Reuters report. 

SINGAPORE: Eight scientists and engineers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) are among the world's leading scientific minds, according to a Thomson Reuters report.

Citing the Highly Cited Researchers 2014 report, NUS said in a statement released on Friday (June 20) that the researchers are internationally renowned experts in the fields of agricultural sciences, engineering, environment/ecology, material science and psychiatry/psychology. They have published a high number of scientific papers that are ranked among the top 1 per cent most cited for their subject field and year of publication. The report assessed papers indexed between 2002 and 2012 in 21 fields of study.

One of the eight researchers lauded is the late conservationist Professor Navjot Sodhi. Professor Barry Halliwell, NUS Deputy President (Research and Technology), said: "Professor Sodhi was a prominent researcher and a passionate teacher who was highly respected in the conservation-biology community. His legacy is preserved in his writings, as well as in the work of the conservationists whom he had trained and guided during his brilliant scientific career."

The other seven highly cited NUS researchers are:

Researchers

Scientific Area

Associate Professor Huang Dejian

Department of Chemistry, NUS Faculty of Science 

Agricultural Sciences

Associate Professor Yan Shuicheng

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, NUS Faculty of Engineering 

Engineering

Professor Lee Jim Yang

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, NUS Faculty of Engineering 

Materials Science

Associate Professor Liu Bin

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, NUS Faculty of Engineering 

Materials Science

Professor Seeram Ramakrishna

Department of Mechanical Engineering, NUS Faculty of Engineering 

Materials Science

Professor Zeng Hua Chun

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, NUS Faculty of Engineering

Materials Science

Professor Augustus John Rush

Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore 

Psychiatry/Psychology

"We are delighted that NUS researchers are making exceptional impact in a wide range of research areas, contributing towards the advancement of science and technology globally as well as in clinical medicine and the humanities and social sciences. This is a strong recognition of the high quality and profound influence of NUS research,” Professor Halliwell said. 

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