Aerial view of the UT Austin EERC building

Eleven Texas Engineers were among the most cited researchers in the world in 2023.

Clarivate's annual list of Highly Cited Researchers recognizes influential researchers at universities, research institutes and commercial organizations around the world who have demonstrated significant and broad influence in their fields of research. Representing the Cockrell School this year are: Deji Akinwande, Jeff Andrews, Al Bovik, John Goodenough, Kara Kockelman, Yuanyue Liu, Nanshu Lu, Arumugam Manthiram, David Mitlin, Nicholas Peppas, Guihua Yu.

Texas Engineers make up more than half of the 21 UT researchers recognized this year. 

“We celebrate the Highly Cited Researchers whose contributions transform our world by helping to make it healthier, more sustainable and more secure,” said Bar Veinstein, president of academia and government at Clarivate. “Recognition of Highly Cited Researchers not only validates research excellence but also enhances reputation, fosters collaboration, and informs resource allocation, acting as a beacon for academic institutions and commercial organizations.”

This year the evaluation and selection process for Highly Cited Researchers has evolved in response to to a rise in threats to research integrity. Institute for Scientific Information analysts first reviewed Highly Cited Papers from the last decade to create a list of preliminary candidates. Enhanced qualitative filters were then used to identify publication anomalies including extreme levels of hyper-authorship, excessive self-citation, or unusual patterns of group citation activity, which warrant exclusion from the list.