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Six Duke Engineers Named to Global Highly Cited List
Annual Clarivate Analytics list includes 38 Duke researchers
The list of Highly Cited Researchers for 2021 includes six Duke engineering professors spanning all four Pratt School of Engineering departments: Charles Gersbach (BME), David Mitzi (MEMS), Yiran Chen (ECE), Stefano Curtarolo (MEMS), David Smith (ECE) and Mark Wiesner (CEE). The researchers are internationally recognized for their work in fields including genomics, metamaterials and engineering physics, computer engineering, materials science, environmental impacts and machine learning. Overall, the list includes 38 of Duke University's most prominent and influential researchers.
Peak achievement in the sciences isn’t measured by stopwatches or goals scored, it goes by citations – the number of times other scientists have referenced your findings in their own academic papers. A high number of citations is an indication that a particular work was influential in moving the field forward.
And the peak of this peak is the annual “Highly Cited Researchers” list produced each year by the folks at Clarivate, who run the Institute for Scientific Information. The names on this list are drawn from publications that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year in the Web of Science™ citation index – the most-cited of the cited.