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UW fan named ‘Most Cited Researcher’ for 2021 | New

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November 16, 2021

Maohong Fan, professor at the UW School of Energy Resources in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, was listed in the prestigious Clarivate Analytics’ Highly Cited Researchers 2021 in the Interdisciplinary category, which identifies researchers with substantial influence in several fields during the last decade. It was the fourth consecutive year that Fan was recognized in this category. (Photo UW)

Two faculty members at the University of Wyoming – one current and one former – have named Clarivate Analytics the list of the two most cited researchers in the world.

Maohong Fan, UW School of Energy Resources professor in chemical and petroleum engineering, and Jun Ren, former program director at INBRE and former associate dean of pharmacology, were listed in the prestigious Clarivate Analytics’ Highly Cited Researchers 2021 .

Highly Cited Researchers 2021 represents some of the world’s most influential scientific minds in 21 scientific fields. Approximately 6,220 researchers have achieved this distinction by writing the highest number of reports officially designated by Essential Science Indicators as ‘Most Cited Articles’, ranking in the top 1% for their field and year of publication (2010- 2020). Only articles and reviews from scientific and social journals indexed in the Web of Science Core Collection were considered.

For the fourth year in a row, Fan has been listed in the “crossover” category which identifies scholars with substantial influence in multiple fields over the past decade. The interdisciplinary category was added in 2018. Some 2,828 researchers with an interdisciplinary impact join the approximately 3,392 other researchers who have been selected in one or more of the 21 major fields for 2021.

“This honor belongs to the University of Wyoming,” Fan said. “This honor is unachievable without the strong support of the various research management units of UW, including the Office of Economic Research and Development, the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the School of Energy Resources and the considerable efforts of each member of my research group. “

For more information on Fan, click here.

Ren left UW during the 2019-2020 academic year but was listed in the cross-sectional category due to cited articles covering the 2010-2020 period.