Researchers across the Cockrell School of Engineering were among the most frequently cited in their fields in 2021. A total of 11 Texas Engineers made the list of the top 1% most highly cited researchers in the world, as determined by the Institute for Scientific Information at London-based analytics firm Clarivate.

The researchers illustrate the variety of innovation happening at the Cockrell School. Texas Engineers specializing in drug delivery, batteries, transportation, wireless communications and more were represented among the most cited researchers.

Overall, 25 researchers from The University of Texas at Austin made the list. Here are the Texas Engineers among the most cited researchers and their areas of expertise:

  • Jeffrey Andrews – Wireless communications and 6G
  • Al Bovik – Perceptually optimized streaming and sharing of visual media
  • John Goodenough – Inventor of the lithium-ion battery
  • Thomas J.R. Hughes - Computational mechanics
  • Kara Kockelman – Traffic flow and safety, travel demand, self-driving vehicles
  • Yutao Li – Batteries, including improving the cathode and anode
  • Yuanyue Liu – Development and application of atomistic modelling methods to understand, design and discover materials for electronics and energy applications
  • Nanshu Lu – Flexible and stretchable wearable devices, such as e-tattoos for health monitoring
  • Arumugam Manthiram – Development of low-cost, efficient, durable materials for batteries and fuel cells and fundamental understanding of their structure-property-performance relationships
  • David Mitlin – Materials engineering, primarily related to batteries and other clean energy technologies.
  • Nicholas Peppas – Drug delivery, including novel systems to treat Type 1 diabetic patients, osteoporosis, growth hormone delivery, delivery of siRNA for treatment of Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, celiac disease and more.
  • Guihua Yu – Design and synthesis of functional nanomaterials, primarily in the areas of energy storage and water sustainability.