Engineering professors named to Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers list
By Jennifer Matthews
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. –Bruce Logan, Kappe Professor of Environmental Engineering and Evan Pugh University Professor, and Chao-Yang Wang, William E. Diefenderfer Chair of Mechanical Engineering and professor of mechanical engineering, chemical engineering and materials engineering, were recently named to Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers 2015 list.
“I am thrilled by the fact that that my group's work is recognized by researchers worldwide,” Wang said. “This epitomizes the talents, hard work and dedication of graduate students and post-doctoral researchers at the Electrochemical Engine Center over the last two decades.”
Logan also said he was very pleased to see that the work of his group at Penn State had gained so much attention and so many citations.
Highly Cited Researchers from Thomson Reuters is an annual list recognizing leading researchers in the sciences and social sciences from around the world. Highly cited papers in science and social sciences journals indexed in the Web of Science Core Collection during the 11-year period between 2003-2013 were surveyed. Those that rank in the top one percent by citations for field and publication year are considered to be highly cited papers.
Approximately three thousand researchers earned this distinction by writing the greatest number of reports officially designated as Highly Cited Papers.
This is the second time both Logan and Wang have been named to the list.
A member of the University faculty since 1997, Logan has published more than 430 journal articles and several books and book chapters during his career. His research involves bioenergy production using exoelectrogenic microorganisms; renewable energy production using waste heat and salinity gradient energy; environmental and chemical transport processes; bioremediation; and biological wastewater treatment.
Wang, also a member of the University faculty since 1997, has published more than 200 journal articles and two books during his career. His research interests include batteries and fuel cells, with special focus on the transport, materials, manufacturing and modeling aspects.