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UW Professor Listed Among Most Highly Cited Researchers for Second Consecutive Year

October 2, 2015
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Xiaohong Liu, a UW professor in the Department of Atmospheric Science and the Wyoming Excellence Chair in Climate Science, was listed in Thomson Reuters’ Highly Cited Researchers 2015 for the field of geosciences. (UW Photo)

For the second consecutive year, Xiaohong Liu has made Thomas Reuters’ list as one of the world’s most highly cited researchers in the field of geosciences.

Liu, a UW professor in the Department of Atmospheric Science and the Wyoming Excellence Chair in Climate Science, was listed in the prestigious Thomas Reuters’ Highly Cited Researchers 2015.

Highly Cited Researchers 2015 represents some of the world’s most influential scientific minds from 21 scientific fields. Approximately 3,000 researchers earned this distinction by writing the greatest number of reports officially designated by Essential Science Indicators as “Highly Cited Papers” -- ranking among the top 1 percent most cited for their subject field and year of publication (2003-2013). Only articles and reviews in science and social sciences journals indexed in the Web of Science were considered.

“Being included in the Thomas Reuters 2015 list of Highly Cited Researchers is not only an honor for myself, but for my group and my co-workers, and it demonstrates the significant impact of our work in the scientific community,” Liu says.

Liu has received numerous awards and honors, including Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Exceptional Contribution Program Award and Outstanding Performance Award; the World Meteorological Society’s Young Scientist Award and its Mariolopoulos-Kanaginis Award (honorable mention) for papers in atmospheric environmental research; the Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow at Fraunhofer Institute for Atmospheric Environmental Research, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany; and was elected into the “100 Talent Program” of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Liu also leads a research project where he uses the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC) in Cheyenne. His project goal is to better understand the role of black carbon emitted by wildfires and mineral dust lofted into the atmosphere from arid regions on decadal climate variation. This will ultimately lead to better climate prediction capabilities.

He edits the journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. He has served as a guest professor at Nanjing University in China, and the Institute of Atmospheric Physics at the Chinese Academy of Science in Beijing, China, where he advises doctoral students.

For more information about Liu, go here.

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