KAUST faculty members recognized as 2018 Highly Cited Researchers

Nov 28 2018


Nine of the University’s faculty members were chosen for the 2018 Highly Cited Researchers list produced by Clarivate Analytics. File photo.

Nine KAUST faculty members were recognized on the influential Clarivate Analytics 2018 Highly Cited Researchers list. Produced annually, the list recognizes leading researchers in science and social science at institutions around the world, and inclusion on the list indicates the high value and respect of the researcher's work. 

Given KAUST's comparatively small faculty, these placements are just one of many examples of the University's commitment to advancing research excellence by bringing on board the world's greatest minds and supporting them along the way.

This year's highly cited researchers are:

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Mohamed Eddaoudi - Highly cited in chemistry
Distinguished Professor, Chemical Science
Director, Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Research Center 
Joined KAUST: 2009
Previously listed in 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

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Jean M.J. Frechet - Highly cited in materials science
Distinguished Professor, Chemical Science
Senior Vice President for Research, Innovation and Economic Development
Joined KAUST: 2010
Previously listed in 2017, 2016, 2015

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Pierre J. Magistretti - Highly cited in cross-field
Distinguished Professor, Bioscience
Dean, Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering division
Joined KAUST: 2012
New on the 2018 list

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S. Mani Sarathy - Highly cited in engineering
Associate Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering
Associate Director, Clean Combustion Research Center
Joined KAUST: 2012
Previously listed in 2017, 2015

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Mark Tester - Highly cited in cross-field
Professor, Plant Science
Joined KAUST: 2013
New on the 2018 list

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Iain McCulloch - Highly cited in chemistry and materials science
Professor, Chemical Science
Director, KAUST Solar Center
Joined KAUST: 2014
Previously listed in 2017, 2016, 2015

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Carlos M. Duarte - Highly cited in environment/ecology
Professor, Marine Science
Tarek Ahmed Juffali Research Chair in Red Sea Ecology
Joined KAUST: 2015
Previously listed in 2017, 2016, 2015

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Magnus Rueping - Highly cited in chemistry
Professor, Chemical Science
Associate Director, KAUST Catalysis Center
Joined KAUST: 2016
Previously listed in 2017

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Jorge Gascon - Highly cited in cross-field
Professor, Chemical Engineering 
Director, KAUST Catalysis Center
Joined KAUST: 2017
New on the 2018 list

Clarivate Analytics produces the Highly Cited Researchers list by selecting authors who produced an exceptionally high number of publications ranking in the top 1 percent most cited for a field over an 11-year period in the Web of Science, a scientific citation indexing service. Calculations are made across 21 broad disciplines to produce rankings of authors, countries and institutions.