HKU listed among world’s top 50 universities with most highly cited researchers


HKU listed among world top 50 universities with the most highly cited researchers

Thirty one academics (note 1) of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) have been named by Clarivate in its list of “Highly Cited Researchers 2021” as the most influential in the world. Their works have been highly cited by fellow academics and are hence making a significant impact in ongoing research in their respective fields of study.

The number of world’s top researchers at HKU has more than doubled that of 2020’s, and remains to be the highest among universities in Hong Kong. It is also the first time that HKU is listed among the top 50 universities globally. Highly Cited Researchers are selected for their exceptional research performance, determined by production of multiple highly cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in Web of Science.

A total of 6,602 researchers from over 70 countries and regions are named Highly Cited Researchers in 2021. Among them 3,774 are in specific fields and 2,828 for cross-field performance.

The 31 Highly Cited Researchers of HKU:

Research Category

Name of Researcher

Title and Department

Computer Science

Dr Kaibin HUANG

Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Cross-Field

Mr CAI Jianpiao

Assistant Research Officer, Department of Microbiology, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Professor Ester CERIN

Honorary Professor, School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Dr CHAN Kwok-hung

Honorary Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Professor Vincent CHENG Chi-chung

Honorary Clinical Professor, Department of Microbiology, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Dr CHU Hin

Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Professor Benjamin John COWLING

Professor, Chair of Epidemiology, Head of Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Professor Peng GONG

Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Development), President’s Office

Professor, Chair of Global Sustainability, Department of Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences

Professor James LAM

Professor, Chair of Control Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Professor Gabriel Matthew LEUNG

Dean, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Helen and Francis Zimmern Professor in Population Health, and Professor, Chair of Public Health Medicine, School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Professor Dennis LEUNG Yiu-Cheong

Professor and Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Professor MAK Tak-wah

Professor, Department of Pathology, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Professor Malik PEIRIS

Tam Wah-Ching Professor in Medical Science, and Professor, Chair of Virology, School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Professor Chuyang TANG

Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Professor Patrick WOO Chiu-yat

Honorary Clinical Professor, Department of Microbiology, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Professor Joseph WU Tsz-kei

Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Dr Cyril YIP Chik-Yan

Honorary Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Dr YUAN Shuofeng

Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Economics and Business

Professor Kevin Zheng ZHOU

Chung Hon-Dak Professor in Strategy and International Business, and Professor, Chair of Strategy and International Business, Faculty of Business and Economics, HKU Business School

Environment and Ecology; Microbiology

Professor Tong ZHANG

Professor, Chair of Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Geosciences

Professor Min SUN

Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science

Professor Guochun ZHAO

Professor, Chair of Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science

Immunology

Dr Kelvin TO Kai-wang

Clinical Associate Professor and Head, Department of Microbiology, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Professor YUEN Kwok-yung

Professor, Chair of Infectious Diseases, and Henry Fok Professor in Infectious Diseases, Department of Microbiology, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Immunology; Microbiology

Dr Jasper CHAN Fuk-woo

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Materials Science

Professor Lain-Jong LI

Professor, Chair of Future Electronics, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Mathematics

Professor Xiaoming YUAN

Professor and Head, Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science

Microbiology

Professor Leo POON Lit-man

Professor and Head, Division of Public Health Laboratory Sciences, School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Physics

Professor Wang YAO

Professor, Chair of Physics,

Department of Physics

Professor Shuang ZHANG

Associate Dean, Faculty of Science

Chair Professor, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science

Professor Xiang ZHANG

President and Vice-Chancellor, President’s Office

Professor, Chair of Physics and Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Note 1: Clarivate counted 33 HCRs from HKU, of which two were double counted in different categories, while two others have left the University. Professor MAK Tak-Wah, currently with the Department of Patholody, and Professor Ester Cerin, currently with the School of Public Health, both having primary affiliation with another university, are incorporated under the HKU list.

For the full 2021 Highly Cited Researchers list and executive summary, please click here.

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