UNT faculty named among the world’s most cited researchers

UNT faculty named among the world’s most cited researchers

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November 4, 2022

By Amanda Fuller

More than 60 University of North Texas researchers were included in the ranking of the world’s most cited researchers and those who are among the top 2% of more than six million scientists worldwide within their specialty areas throughout their careers. At UNT, 64 researchers were among the top 2% for a single year – 2021. The ranking method is based on standardized citation metrics developed by a group of scientists led by John P.A. Ioannidis, a statistician at Stanford University.

The impact of scientific research is often measured by citations – how many times a researchers’ work is cited by another scientific paper. Ioannidis’ study resulted in the creation of the ranking by analyzing data collected from 1996 to 2021, covering more than six million scientists in 22 major fields and 176 subfields.

The following UNT faculty were included on the annual list for 2021 and/or the career-long most cited list:

Biological Sciences

  • Annual Index: Thomas Beitinger (retired), Warren Burggren, Kent Chapman, Fang Chen, Thomas Cundari, Richard Dixon (emeritus), Jyoti Shah, Vladimir Shulaev
  • Career Index: Thomas Beitinger, Warren Burggren, Kent Chapman, Thomas Cundari, Richard Dixon (emeritus), Guenter Gross (emeritus), Jyoti Shah, Vladimir Shulaev

Chemistry

  • Annual Index:  Bill Acree, Paul Bagus, Weston Borden (emeritus), Francis D'Souza, Shengqian Ma, Alan Marchand (emeritus), Mohammad Omary, Yingxiang Ye
  • Career Index: Bill Acree, Paul Bagus, Weston Borden (emeritus), Francis D'Souza, Shengqian Ma, Mohammad Omary

Computer Science and Engineering

  • Annual Index: Heng Fan, Saraju Mohanty, Qing Yang, Xiaohui Yuan
  • Career Index: Song Fu, Saraju Mohanty, Ian Parberry (emeritus), Robert Renka (emeritus), Paul Tarau

Educational Psychology

  • Annual Index: Robin Henson, Anne Rinn
  • Career Index: Robin Henson

Information Technology and Decision Sciences

  • Annual Index: Dan Kim
  • Career Index: Dan Kim

Learning Technologies

  • Annual Index: Kinshuk, Tom Parsons, J. Michael Spector
  • Career Index: Tom Parsons, J. Michael Spector

Logistics and Operations Management

  • Annual Index: David M. Gligor
  • Career Index: Brian Sauser

Management

  • Annual Index: Bob Heere, Jeremy Short
  • Career Index: Jeremy Short

Electrical Engineering

  • Annual Index: Elias Kougianos, Xinrong Li, Hua Sun
  • Career Index: Xinrong Li

Geography and the Environment

  • Career Index: Pinliang Dong, Paul Hudak

Kinesiology, Health Promotion, and Recreation

  • Career Index: David Hill, Jerry Thomas (retired), Robert Weinberg

Materials Science and Engineering

  • Annual Index: Samir M. Aouadi, Rajarshi Banerjee, Michael Baskes, Witold Brostow (emeritus), Wonbong Choi, Narendra B. Dahotre, Jincheng Du, Anupama Kaul, S. A. Mantri, Rajiv S. Mishra, Sundeep Mukherjee, T. W. Scharf, Andrey A. Voevodin, Zhenhai Xia
  • Career Index: Samir Aouadi, Rajarshi Banerjee, Michael Baskes, Witold Brostow (emeritus), Wonbong Choi, Narendra B. Dahotre, Jincheng Du, Rajiv S. Mishra, Andrey A. Voevodin, Zhenhai Xia

Mathematics

  • Career Index: Mariusz Urbański

Mechanical Engineering

  • Annual Index: Liping Cai, Seifollah Nasrazadani, Vishwanath Prasad, Sheldon Q. Shi, Cheng Yu
  • Career Index: Hanchen Huang, Sheldon Q. Shi, Cheng Yu

Merchandising and Digital Retailing

  • Annual Index: Bugao Xu, Kiseol Yang
  • Career Index: Bugao Xu

Philosophy and Religion

  • Annual Index: T. Wright
  • Career Index: J. Baird Callicott (emeritus), T. Wright

Physics

  • Annual Index: Jingbiao Cui, Marco Buongiorno Nardelli
  • Career Index: Jingbiao Cui, Zhibing Hu, Marco Buongiorno Nardelli, Yuri Rostovtsev, Bruce J. West, (former UNT professor)

Political Science

  • Annual Index: Idean Salehyan
  • Career Index: John Ishiyama, Idean Salehyan

Psychology

  • Annual Index: Adriel Boals, Jennifer L. Callahan, Joshua Hook, Craig S. Neumann, Richard Rogers, C. Edward Watkins
  • Career Index: Trent A. Petrie, Richard Rogers, C. Edward Watkins

Rehabilitation and Health Services

  • Annual Index: Ami R. Moore