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CityU Scientists Ranked Top Cited Researchers

The College of Science at City University of Hong Kong is proud to announce that 6 scientists have been listed as Clarivate Analytics’ Highly Cited Researchers 2021. 

The annual Highly Cited Researchers list recognizes influential scientists and social scientists from around the world, who produced multiple papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for their fields and year of publication, demonstrating significant research influence among their peers.

Researcher Category
Department of Chemistry
Professor Alex JEN  
Lee Shau Kee Chair Professor of Materials Science
Materials Science
Professor Hua ZHANG
Herman Hu Chair Professor of Nanomaterials
Chemistry; Materials Science
Dr. Zhanxi FAN 
Assistant Professor
Cross-Field
Dr. Bo CHEN
Research Associate
Cross-Field
Department of Mathematics
Professor Daniel HO 
Chair Professor of Applied Mathematics
Engineering
Department of Physics
Professor Paul CHU 
Chair Professor of Materials Engineering
Materials Science


Top 2% of the World’s Most Highly Cited Scientists 
31 faculty members* are also listed among the top 2% of the world’s most highly cited scientists in the latest report of Stanford University released in October 2021, reflecting our high academic standard.

Faculty Member Primary Field
College of Science
Professor Philippe CIARLET
University Distinguished Professor
General Mathematics
Department of Chemistry
Professor Yun CHI
Chair Professor of Materials Science
Organic Chemistry
Professor Alex JEN  
Lee Shau Kee Chair Professor of Materials Science
Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
Professor Chun Sing LEE
Acting Dean, Head (CHEM) and Chair Professor of Materials Chemistry
Applied Physics
Professor Kenneth LEUNG
Chair Professor of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Marine Biology & Hydrobiology
Professor Hua ZHANG
Herman Hu Chair Professor of Nanomaterials
Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
Professor Kenneth LO
Professor
Inorganic & Nuclear Chemistry
Professor Zhengtao XU
Professor
Inorganic & Nuclear Chemistry
Dr. Chun Kit KWOK
Associate Professor
Developmental Biology
Dr. Jingdong LUO
Associate Professor
Optoelectronics & Photonics
Dr. Zhanxi FAN 
Assistant Professor
Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
Dr. Ruquan YE
Assistant Professor
Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
Dr. Zonglong ZHU
Assistant Professor
Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
Department of Mathematics
Professor Raymond CHAN
Vice-President (Student Affairs) and Chair Professor of Mathematics
Numerical & Computational Mathematics
Professor Felipe CUCKER
Chair Professor of Mathematics
Numerical & Computational Mathematics
Professor Daniel HO 
Chair Professor of Applied Mathematics
Industrial Engineering & Automation
Professor Tong YANG
Chair Professor of Mathematics
General Mathematics
Professor Dingxuan ZHOU
Chair Professor of Mathematics
Numerical & Computational Mathematics
Professor Benny HON
Professor
Applied Mathematics
Professor Ya Yan LU
Head (MA) and Professor
Optics
Dr. Heng LIAN
Associate Professor
Statistics & Probability
Department of Physics
Professor Wei BAO
Chair Professor of Physics
Applied Physics
Professor Paul CHU 
Chair Professor of Materials Engineering
Applied Physics
Professor Jeff OU
Chair Professor of Physics
General Physics
Professor Yang REN
Chair Professor of Physics
Materials
Professor Xun-Li WANG
Head (PHY) and Chair Professor of Physics
Materials
Professor Ruiqin ZHANG
Associate Dean (Research) and Chair Professor of Physics
Applied Physics
Professor Sai Tak CHU
Professor
Optics
Professor Kin Man YU
Professor
Applied Physics
Professor Peter YU
Professor
Nuclear Medicine & Medical Imaging
Dr. Xiao LI
Assistant Professor
Applied Physics

* Plus 5 faculty members recently retired/ departed.

This latest report was prepared by a team of experts led by Professor John Ioannidis of Stanford University, based on snapshot from Scopus database on 1 August 2021 and is updated to citation year 2020. The publicly available database provides continually updated information on the work of the world’s top scientists including standardised information on citations, h-index, co-authorship-adjusted hm-index, citations of papers in different authorship positions, and a composite indicator.

Our heartfelt congratulations to the above scientists for their exceptional achievements!