Two ECE professors named to the Highly Cited Researchers list for 2020
Two Purdue ECE professors have been named to the list of Highly Cited Researchers 2020 from the Web of Science Group. Alexandra Boltasseva, the Ron and Dotty Garvin Tonjes Professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Vladimir M. Shalaev, the Bob and Anne Burnett Distinguished Professor of electrical and computer engineering are among more than 6,000 highly cited researchers in various fields from roughly 60 nations/regions.
The annual list identifies influential researchers from around the world, who have been most frequently cited by their peers over the last decade. Selected researchers have produced multiple highly-cited papers and have been found to rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in the Web of Science.
The data are taken from 21 broad research fields within Essential Science Indicators (ESI) or across several fields. A total of 3,896 researchers are recognized for their performance in specific ESI fields, and 2,493 for cross-field performance, for a total of 6,389 unique researchers. This is the third year that researchers with cross-field impact—those with exceptional broad performance based on high impact papers across several fields—have been identified.
Shalaev was recognized for his impact in the field of Physics. He specializes in nanophotonics, plasmonics, and optical metamaterials. Boltasseva was recognized for cross-field impact. She specializes in nanophotonics, optical metamaterials and quantum photonics.