By Peter Murphy
Published November 23, 2021
Panagiotis Ch. Anastasopoulos, associate professor and director of the Stephen Still Institute for Sustainable Transportation and Logistics, and Gang Wu, professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering Gang Wu, were named to Clarivate Analytics’ 2021 Highly Cited Researchers list.
Wu makes the list for the fifth consecutive year, and Anastasopoulos is a Highly Cited Researcher for the third year in a row.
According to Clarivate, its Highly Cited Researchers List draws names “from the publications that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year in the Web of Science citation index, and the list identifies the research institutions and countries where they are based. The annual list identifies some 6,600 researchers from across the globe who demonstrated significant influence in their chosen field or fields through the publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade.”
Anastasopoulos is an associate professor and Stephen E. Still Chair of Transportation Engineering in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering. He is also the director and founder of the Engineering Statistics and Econometrics Application Research Lab. He joined the University at Buffalo in 2013.
“This recognition represents Panos’ success in developing a highly regarded body of work, which continues to grow.” says Joseph Atkinson, professor, and chair in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, “His research advances the transportation engineering field, and he also has been instrumental in developing the Stephen Still Institute for Sustainable Transportation and Logistics at UB.”
Anastasopoulos' Most Cited Paper: A note on modeling vehicle accident frequencies with random parameters count models, Accident Analysis & Prevention, 2009
Wu is an internationally recognized leader in the field of electrocatalysis, a process that is a key component of many emerging energy-related
technologies including fuel cells and batteries. His research focuses on electrochemical energy and environmental applications.
“Gang’s research productivity and impact have been simply extraordinary and continue to grow year after year,” says Mark Swihart, UB Distinguished Professor and chair in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. “He is recognized worldwide as a top researcher in electrocatalysis, which is a field that is poised to have huge societal impacts over the next few years. This work is essential to achieving a sustainable energy economy.”
Wu’s research at UB focuses on materials, energy, and sustainability with special emphasis on electrochemical clean energy conversion and storage. He has written more than 130 scientific articles, 7 invited book chapters, and holds 6 U.S. patents.
Wu's Most Cited Paper: High-Performance Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Reduction Derived from Polyaniline, Iron, and Cobalt, Science, 2011
Bibliometric experts and data scientists at Clarivate’s Institute for Scientific Information analyze data as part of the list’s methodology. Clarivate also uses tallies to identify the countries and research institutions where the Highly Cited Researchers are based.
"It is increasingly important for nations and institutions to recognize and support the exceptional researchers who are driving the expansion of the world’s knowledge," says David Pendlebury, senior citation analyst at the Institute for Scientific Information at Clarivate Analytics. "This list identifies and celebrates exceptional individual researchers at the University at Buffalo who are having a significant impact on the research community as evidenced by the rate at which their work is being cited by their peers. The research they have contributed is fueling the innovation, sustainability, health and security that is key for our society’s future.”