Nine University of Waterloo professors are in the top one percent of citations for their field of study and publication based on Clarivate Analytics’ 2021 Highly Cited Researchers list. Among this prestigious list are Professor Linda Nazar from the Department of Chemistry and Professor Zhongwei Chen from the Department of Chemical Engineering.
Published annually, this list is comprised of scientists and social scientists in 21 fields that rank in the top one percent by citations for the field of study and publication year. The list identifies scientists and social scientists who have demonstrated significant influence through the publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade.
Out of almost 200 researchers listed in Canada, nine are from Waterloo. The other six Waterloo researchers who made the exclusive list, include Geoffrey Fong, Bernard Glick, David Hammond, Sharon Kirkpatrick, Will Percival, Daniel Scott and Xuemin Shen.
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.
Appearing on the list of Highly Cited Researchers many times in the past decade in the categories of both chemistry and materials science, Linda Nazar is a world leader in inorganic materials research. With over 200 publications, she has been cited more than 46,000 times and has an h-index of 98.
Professor Chen's research is focused on the development of advanced nanostructured materials and electrodes for fuel cells, metal-air batteries, lithium-sulfur and other next-generation batteries. He was a pioneer in the development of various nanomaterials for batteries and fuel-cells for improved durability and lifetime, and decreased production costs.