THOMSON Reuters has released the 2015 edition of “Highly Cited Researchers” list that includes IChemE Associate Member Siti Khatum Kamarudin and approximately 30 other chemical engineers.
Kamarudin, deputy director of the Fuel Cell Institute at Universiti Kebangsaan (UKM) in Malaysia, specialises in the field of hydrogen energy and fuel cells. She has been listed in the top 1% of researchers in the world.
Other notable honourees include Kamarudin’s colleague in hydrogen energy, Wan Ramli Wan Duad, professor of chemical engineering; Branko Popov, professor of chemical engineering at the US’ University of South Carolina; and Jan Baeyens, professor of recycling plastics at the UK’s University of Warwick.
The list comprises “highly cited papers” – defined as those that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year in Thomson Reuters’ online subscription-based scientific citation indexing service, the Web of Science – in science and social sciences journals indexed in the Web of Science core collection 2003-2013.
The top 1% had two criteria of judgement, one was a standard measure of number of citations, and the other was measuring number of citations on different papers by the same author. This was a chance for relatively younger researchers a chance to emerge as a research talent than those who are dependent on total citations for one paper over many years.
The list contained a total of 3,000 people from 21 different science and social science fields.
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