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Clarivate Names 50 HKU Scholars to its 2023 Highly Cited Researchers List
15 Nov 2023

HKU ranks 13th globally among all institutions this year by Clarivate with 55 designations, i.e., Including those awarded in multiple academic fields, of its academics listed under “Highly Cited Researchers 2023”.

HKU has 50 academics named this year, which marks the highest number of HKU scholars to be included on the list. The University’s significant rise in ranking also contributes to Hong Kong’s ascent into the list of top 10 regions and nations for 2023, according to Clarivate Analytics.

A total of 6,849 scholars from 67 countries and regions worldwide have been named Highly Cited Researchers in 2023. Including those awarded in multiple academic fields, the total number of designations this year reaches 7,125, with 3,793 specialising in distinct academic disciplines and 3,332 significantly impacting interdisciplinary research. Their scholarly works have been extensively cited by international peers, showcasing their considerable influence within the academic sphere.

This year, HKU has experienced a continued increase in the number of selected scholars, maintaining the highest representation among local universities. Highly Cited Researchers are selected for their exceptional research performance, determined by production of multiple highly cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year in Web of Science during 2012-2022.

The 50 Highly Cited Researchers of HKU as below (in alphabetical order):

Chemistry
Professor Hongjie DAI
Chair Professor, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science

Professor Sir Fraser STODDART
Chair Professor, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science

Chemistry, Materials Science
Dr Chaoliang TAN
Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Computer Science
Professor Kaibin HUANG
Professor and Associate Head, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Cross-Field
Professor Ester CERIN
Honorary Professor, School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Dr Wan Mui CHAN
Research Officer, Department of Microbiology, School of Clinical Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Professor Honglin CHEN
Professor, Department of Microbiology, School of Clinical Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Professor Zhiwei CHEN
Director, AIDS Institute, The University of Hong Kong; Professor, Chair of Immunology and Immunotherapy, Department of Microbiology, School of Clinical Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Professor Vincent Chi-Chung CHENG
Honorary Clinical Professor, Department of Microbiology, School of Clinical Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Dr Kin-Hang KOK
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, School of Clinical Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Professor Ching Lung LAI
Emeritus Professor, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Dr Eric Ho-Yin LAU
Honorary Assistant Professor, School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Professor Yuguo LI
Professor, Chair of Building Environment, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Professor Shunlin LIANG
Chair Professor, Department of Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences

Dr Sze Man Kathy LEUNG
Assistant Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Professor Tak-Wah MAK
Honorary Professor, Department of Pathology, School of Clinical Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Professor Malik PEIRIS
Tam Wah-Ching Professor in Medical Science, and Professor, Chair of Virology, School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Dr Anthony Raymond TAM
Honorary Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, School of Clinical Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Professor Chuyang TANG
Chair Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Professor Han WANG
Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Dr Zhongrui WANG
Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Professor Joseph Tsz-Kei WU
Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Dr Peng WU
Assistant Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Dr Hui-Ling YEN
Associate Professor, Division of Public Health Laboratory Sciences, School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Professor Wai-Kwok Kelvin YEUNG
Professor, Department of Orthopaedics & Traumatology, School of Clinical Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Professor Xiaobo YIN
Associate Vice-President, HKU; Professor in both Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Science

Dr Cyril Chik-Yan YIP
Honorary Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, School of Clinical Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Dr Anna Jinxia ZHANG
Scientific Officer, Department of Microbiology, School of Clinical Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Professor Xiaoling ZHANG
Professor, Department of Real Estate and Construction, Faculty of Architecture

Dr Jie ZHOU
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, School of Clinical Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Professor Yuyu ZHOU
Professor, Department of Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences

Environment and Ecology, Geosciences
Professor Zhu LIU
Professor, Department of Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences

Geosciences

Professor Peng GONG
Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Development), HKU; Chair Professor in both Faculty of Social Sciences and Faculty of Science

Professor Guochun ZHAO
Professor, Chair of Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science

Immunology
Mr Jian-Piao CAI
Research Officer, Department of Microbiology, School of Clinical Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Professor Ivan Fan-Ngai HUNG
Chair of Infectious Diseases, Ru Chien and Helen Lieh Professor in Health Sciences Pedagogy, Head of Infectious Diseases Division, Department of Medicine, School of Clinical Medicine

Professor Gabriel Matthew LEUNG
Honorary Clinical Professor, School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Immunology, Microbiology
Dr Jasper Fuk-Woo CHAN
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, School of Clinical Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Dr Kwok-Hung CHAN
Honorary Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, School of Clinical Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Dr Hin CHU
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, School of Clinical Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Professor Kelvin Kai-Wang TO
Clinical Professor and Chairperson, Department of Microbiology, School of Clinical Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Professor Kwok-Yung YUEN
Henry Fok Professor in Infectious Diseases and Professor, Chair of Infectious Diseases, Department of Microbiology, School of Clinical Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Immunology, Social Sciences
Professor Benjamin John COWLING
Professor, Chair of Epidemiology, and Head of Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Materials Science
Professor Lain-Jong LI
Professor, Chair of Future Electronics, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Microbiology
Professor Leo Lit-Man POON
Professor, Chair of Public Health Virology and Head of Division of Public Health Laboratory Sciences, School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Dr Shuofeng YUAN
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, School of Clinical Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Professor Tong ZHANG
Professor, Chair of Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Physics
Professor Wang YAO
Chair Professor of Physics, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science

Professor Shuang ZHANG
Interim Head and Chair Professor, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science; Chair Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Professor Xiang ZHANG
President and Vice-Chancellor, HKU; Chair Professor in both Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Science

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