Four CSE faculty among most cited researchers in the world

CSE researchers are making substantial contributions to their field

MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (12/05/2022)—Four College of Science and Engineering faculty were recently named among the most "Highly Cited Researchers" in the world: R. Lawrence Edwards, Dan Knights, Tony Low, and Donald Truhlar.

The international list, released by Clarivate Analytics in late 2022, recognizes researchers whose citation records place them in the top 1 percent of citation counts for their field in multiple highly cited papers over the last decade. High citation counts demonstrate that a researcher’s work has been frequently referenced by their peers and suggests that they have a significant and broad influence in their field.

R. Lawrence Edwards

R. Lawrence Edwards, a Regents and Distinguished McKnight University Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, was listed among the most cited researchers in the field of geosciences. His expertise lies in climate history, climate change, and geochronology. Edwards is an isotope geochemist renowned for his role in developing modern uranium-thorium (or Th-230) dating methods and his application of these methods to the study of climate history and ocean chemistry.

Dan Knights

Dan Knights, a computational biologist with joint appointments in the College of Science and Engineering and the College of Biological Sciences, was named in the biology and biochemistry most-cited list. His research uses data mining and machine learning to aggregate and mine multiple sources of microbial and human genomic data for patterns linking to environmental conditions and human disease. 

Tony Low

Tony Low, the Paul Palmberg Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was listed among the most cited in the category of cross-field. His research focuses on the fundamental understanding of electronic, optoelectronic, and plasmonic properties of low-dimensional and quantum materials, and their application for next generation devices in computing and information technology.

Donald Truhlar

Donald Truhlar, a University of Minnesota Regents Professor and one of the top theoretical chemists in the world, was listed in the chemistry category. His multifaceted research in theoretical and computational chemistry focuses on kinetics, dynamics, solvation, electronic structure, thermochemistry, and catalysis—with special emphases on reaction dynamics and quantum mechanics.

To prepare this year’s list, Clarivate Analytics used a combination of science performance metrics and trend data based on scholarly paper publication counts and citation data. View the full 2022 list of highly cited researchers.