An annual list of highly cited researchers named 17 PNNL scientists for their influential and oft-referenced work. Put out by Clarivate Analytics, the list recognizes the performance of exceptional researchers whose papers ranked in the top 1 percent by citations in their field.
At their heart, citations represent connections between researchers working to benefit far more than the scientific community.
“These researchers create gains for society, innovation, and knowledge that make the world healthier, richer, more sustainable, and more secure,” said David Pendlebury, senior citation analyst at the Institute for Scientific Information at Clarivate Analytic’s Web of Science Group.
Their scientific achievement advances understanding in the following PNNL mission areas.
Katherine Calvin (cross-field) develops and analyzes climate models focusing on interactions between land, energy, and water.
Leon Clarke (cross-field) works in the cross-disciplinary analysis of issues relating to energy, technology, policy, and climate change.
Jae Edmonds (cross-field) researches long-term, global, energy, economy, and climate change.
Mark Engelhard (cross-field) specializes in creatively applying and adapting surface analytical tools to address energy and environmental problems.
Page Kyle (cross-field) addresses technology and mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions, including representations of renewable energy resources, secondary energy production, final energy demand, non-CO2 greenhouse gas emissions, agriculture and land use, and water demand.
Steven Smith (geosciences) researches how long-term socioeconomic scenarios interact with the climate.
Steven Ghan (geosciences) contributed to research efforts that have transformed the ability to simulate processes in the Earth's climate.
Philip J. Rasch (geosciences) is internationally known for his work in general air circulation, atmospheric chemistry, and climate modeling.
Jun Liu (chemistry and materials sciences) characterizes and develops new materials for energy applications, with a special interest in future energy storage technologies. Liu holds joint appointment with the University of Washington.
Zimin Nie (materials sciences) develops large-scale electrochemical energy storage technologies, which are key to widespread use of renewables such as solar and wind.
Yuyan Shao (materials sciences) studies electrochemical energy storage and conversion in transportation and stationary applications, high-performing electrode and electrolyte materials for batteries, fuel cells, and electrolyzers.
Chongmin Wang (materials sciences) develops transmission electron microscopy tools to enable direct observation of lithium-ion batteries during operation, leading to insights in designing better battery materials
Jie Xiao (materials sciences) studies energy storage materials and systems, spanning from micro-batteries for acoustic fish tags to advanced battery technologies for vehicle electrification and grid energy storage.
Ji-Guang (Jason) Zhang (materials sciences) develops energy storage devices, including lithium-ion batteries; thin-film, solid-state batteries; Li-S batteries; lithium-air batteries, and electrochromic devices.
Yuehe Lin (chemistry) develops, analyzes, and synthesizes nanomaterials for biomedical, energy, and environmental applications. Lin holds joint appointment with Washington State University.
Janet K. Jansson (microbiology) uses molecular approaches, also known as omics, to study complex microbial communities, such as those residing in soil, sediments, and the human gut.
Nate McDowell (plant and animal science) studies the planet's trees and the many factors that collectively determine tree survival and mortality.