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UW’s Fan Listed Among Most ‘Highly Cited Researchers’ for 2021

November 16, 2021
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Maohong Fan, a UW School of Energy Resources professor in chemical and petroleum engineering, was listed in the prestigious Clarivate Analytics’ Highly Cited Researchers 2021 in the cross-field category, which identifies researchers with substantial influence across several fields during the last decade. This was the fourth consecutive year Fan was recognized in this category. (UW Photo)

Two University of Wyoming faculty members -- one current and one former -- have made Clarivate Analytics’ list as two of the world’s most highly cited researchers.

Maohong Fan, a UW School of Energy Resources professor in chemical and petroleum engineering, and Jun Ren, former program director of INBRE and former associate dean of pharmacology, were listed in the prestigious Clarivate Analytics’ Highly Cited Researchers 2021.

Highly Cited Researchers 2021 represents some of the world’s most influential scientific minds from 21 scientific fields. About 6,220 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 fields and year of publication (2010-2020). Only articles and reviews in science and social sciences journals indexed in the Web of Science Core Collection were considered.

For the fourth year in a row, Fan was listed in the “cross-field” category that identifies researchers with substantial influence across several fields during the last decade. The cross-field category was added in 2018. Some 2,828 researchers with cross-field impact join the approximately 3,392 other researchers who have been selected in one or more of the 21 broad fields for 2021.

“This honor belongs to the University of Wyoming,” Fan says. “The honor is unachievable without the strong support from UW’s different research management units, including the Office of Research and Economic Development, the College of Engineering and Applied Science, the School of Energy Resources and the great effort of each member in my research group.”

For more information about Fan, go here.

Ren left UW during the 2019-2020 academic year but made the list in the cross-field category by virtue of the papers cited covering the period from 2010-2020.

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