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Five PNNL researchers named among the world's most cited

Global list of most impactful researchers includes PNNL scientists

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July 14, 2014 Share This!

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RICHLAND, Wash. — Five researchers at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have been named to a comprehensive list of the world's most referenced scientists.

The researchers are named in Thomson Reuters' Highly Cited Researchers 2014. The list includes more than 3,200 researchers whose scientific reports were in the top 1 percent of papers receiving the most references, also known as citations, for their subject field and year of publication between 2002 and 2012. Scientific research papers reference previously published research when the earlier research is noteworthy and respected.

The five PNNL researchers and their most cited subject areas are:

  • Jun Liu: chemistry, engineering and materials science
  • Alex Guenther: geosciences
  • Phil Rasch: geosciences
  • Yuyan Shao: engineering
  • Yuehe Lin: chemistry (Washington State University professor, has joint appointment with PNNL)

The list also includes a former PNNL researcher who is now at the University of Wyoming. Xiaohong Liu was named one of the most-cited scientists in geosciences.

Click here to see the full list. For more information on how the list was compiled, click here.

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