Six Duke Engineers Named to 2018 Highly Cited Researchers List

November 28, 2018

Duke Engineering can claim six of its faculty members as the most influential researchers in the world

Steve Cummer, David Mitzi, Willie Padilla, David Smith, Mark Wiesner, Benjamin Wiley

Duke Engineering can claim six of its faculty members as the most influential researchers in the world, according to data collected by Clarivate Analytics. Clarivate’s “Highly Cited Researchers” list represents the top one percent of cited researchers, by Essential Science Indicators (ESI) field and year. For the 2018 Highly Cited Researchers analysis, the papers surveyed were published and cited during the period of 2006-2016. The 21 broadly defined ESI fields encompass the sciences and social sciences; this year’s list, for the first time, also includes researchers who have demonstrated exceptional performance across fields.

The Duke Engineering faculty recognized in the 2018 Highly Cited Researchers List, and the fields in which they are recognized, are: 

  1. Steven Cummer (ECE) - Physics
  2. David Mitzi (MEMS) – Materials Science
  3. Willie Padilla (ECE) - Physics
  4. David Smith (ECE) - Physics
  5. Mark Wiesner (CEE) – Environment/Ecology
  6. Benjamin Wiley (Chemistry/MEMS) – Cross-field

Among universities, Duke falls into an overall 10th place tie with the University of Pennsylvania, each claiming 44 highly cited researchers.

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