KAUST proudly announces 14 faculty ranked most highly cited researchers in the world 2019

​King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is proud to announce that 14 of our academics have been named Highly Cited Researchers, according to the Highly Cited Researchers 2019 list from the Web of Science Group.

Carlos Duarte, Highly cited in Environment and Ecology, Professor, Marine Science, Tarek Ahmed Juffali Research Chair in Red Sea Ecology, Red Sea Research Center

Haavard Rue, Highly cited in Mathematics, Professor of Statistics, Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering Division

Husam Alshareef, Highly cited in Materials Science, Professor of Material Science and Engineering, Physical Science and Engineering Division

Iain McCulloch, Highly cited in Cross-Field, Professor of Chemical Science, Director, KAUST Solar Center

Jorge Gascon, Highly cited in Chemistry, Professor of Chemical Engineering, Director, KAUST Catalysis Center

Magnus Rueping, Highly cited in Chemistry, Professor, Chemical Science, Associate Director, KAUST Catalysis Center

Mark Tester, Highly cited in Cross-Field Professor, Plant Science, Associate Director, Center for Desert Agriculture

Matthew McCabe, Highly cited in Cross-Field, Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering, Associate Director, Water Desalination and Reuse Center

Mohamed Eddaoudi, Highly cited in Chemistry, Distinguished Professor of Chemical Science, Director, Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Research Center

Omar Mohammed, Highly Cited in Cross-Field, Associate Professor of Chemical Science, Physical Science and Engineering Division

Osman Bakr, Highly cited in Cross-Field, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Physical Science and Engineering Division

Pierre Magistretti, Highly cited in Cross-Field, Distinguished Professor, Bioscience and Dean, Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering division

Stefaan De Wolf, Highly cited in Cross-Field, Associate Professor, Material Science and Engineering, KAUST Solar Center

Yu Han, Highly cited in Chemistry, Professor of Chemical Science, Physical Science and Engineering Division

The highly anticipated list identifies scientists who produced multiple papers ranking in the top 1% by citations for their field and year of publication, demonstrating significant research influence among their peers.

The methodology that determines the who's who of influential researchers draws on the data and analysis performed by bibliometric experts from the Institute for Scientific Information at the Web of Science Group.

"KAUST is extremely proud to have 9% of our faculty on this list. This is an extraordinary result, placing KAUST among the top universities in the world for the most highly cited faculty in relation to faculty size, and to achieve this recognition in a short 10 years is remarkable," says President of KAUST Dr. Tony Chan.

"The Highly Cited Researchers list contributes to the identification of that small fraction of the researcher population that contributes disproportionately to extending the frontiers of knowledge and to have outsized impact. These researchers create gains for society, innovation and knowledge that make the world healthier, richer, more sustainable and more secure," President Chan continues.

This year the list includes 6,217 Highly Cited Researchers in various fields from nearly 60 nations. The data are taken from 21 broad research fields within Essential Science Indicators, a component of InCites.

"We are delighted to have the dedication, hard work and scientific achievements of our eminent faculty recognized by the Web of Science Group," says Distinguished Professor Donal Bradley, Vice President for Research at KAUST.

"This is testament to the fact that KAUST attracts top international faculty and students to conduct fundamental and goal-oriented research to address the world's pressing scientific and technological challenges," Professor Bradley continues.

The full 2019 Highly Cited Researchers list and executive summary can be found here, and the methodology can be found here.