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04 December 2018

Chemical engineering researchers named among the world’s most influential

Two researchers from The University of Queensland’s School of Chemical Engineering have been named in the Clarivate 2018 Highly Cited Researchers List.

Now in its fifth year, Clarivate Analytics identifies influential researchers as determined by their global peers – those who have consistently won recognition in the form of high citation counts over a decade. 

This is the third time Professor Yusuke Yamauchi has made the list, following mentions in both 2016 and 2017.

Professor Yamauchi specialises in structural controls of inorganic materials at nano- and meso-scales by utilizing controlled self-assemblies, based on a new concept “nanoarchitectonics”.

“The research is not quantity but quality,” he said.

“Do not rush, believe your research, and steadily do your own research.

“My target is to create new trends which attract many researchers in the world.”

Professor George Zhao made the list for a second time, in addition to being a highly cited researcher in materials science in 2016.

Professor Zhao’s research program focuses on porous materials including graphene for energy storage and conversion, water purification, and photonics.

“On one hand, I am happy to see our research has impact globally,” Professor Zhao said.

“On the other hand, I see this research recognisation as a sign of encouraging me to work harder with my team members and collaborators.”

UQ Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Bronwyn Harch congratulated the highly cited researchers.

“This result underscores the value and impact of the University’s research, and it affirms that UQ continues to make its mark among the world’s best.”

More than 240 Australian-based researchers made the list, with UQ recording the second highest number of researchers in Australian universities.