Di Xiao and Rongchao Jin named among world's most highly cited researchers

Di Xiao and Rongchao Jin were listed among the most cited researchers. Jin’s research focuses on nanochemistry, and he is well-known for developing new methodologies to create gold nanoparticles with precise numbers of atoms. Xiao’s research looks at the properties of materials in relation to quantum mechanics and how these properties can be harnessed for applications in electronic and magnetic devices.

The 2018 list was based on citations in papers published between 2006 and 2016 This year’s list includes roughly 4.000 highly cited researchers in 21 fields of the sciences and social sciences and 2,000 cross-field researchers whose work is highly cited in more than one field. Researchers make the list if their research publications were in the top 1 percent of the most cited papers for their subject field and year, and indexed in the Web of Science indexing platform operated by Clarivate Analytics. 

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