CBB member among top 1% of highly cited researchers in 2022

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Juewen Liu
Congratulations to CBB member, Professor Juewen Liu for being recognised as part of the top 1% of scientists for the first time, on the exclusive Clarivate Analytics’ Highly Cited Researchers™ 2022. Highly Cited Researchers have demonstrated significant and broad influence reflected in their publication of multiple highly cited papers over the last decade.These highly cited papers rank in the top 1% by citations for a field or fields and publication year in the Web of Science™. Of the world’s population of scientists and social scientists, Highly Cited Researchers™ are 1 in 1,000.

Liu is a research powerhouse with over 36,000 citations, an h-index of 91 and more than 500 publications. He is a leader in the field of bionanotechnology. He's found DNA molecules can be altered to serve as highly selective biosensors and reaction catalysts. He is interested in using DNA and lipids as functional polymers and building blocks to interface with metal ions, nanoparticles and hydrogels utilised for bioanalytical techniques.Applications include detecting heavy metals instantly in water samples and targeted drug delivery. 

His breakthrough in understanding the fundamental interactions of attaching DNA strands to the surface of gold nanoparticles was named one of the most influential in the history of the surface chemistry journal Langmuir. His discovery resolved many long-standing questions and paved the way for advances in biosensor technology.

This is an excerpt originally published on the Faculty of Science website.