Two ECE professors named to the 2021 Highly Cited Researchers list
For the second straight year, two professors in Purdue University’s Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering have been named to the list of Highly Cited Researchers from the Web of Science Group. This is an annual list recognizing influential researchers in the sciences and social sciences from around the world. 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 70 nations/regions.
Highly Cited Researchers™ have demonstrated significant and broad influence reflected in their publication of multiple highly cited papers over the last decade. These highly cited papers rank in the top 1% by citations for a field or fields and publication year in the Web of Science™. The Highly Cited Researchers 2021 list helps identify that small fraction of the researcher population that contributes disproportionately to extending the frontiers of knowledge and gaining for society innovations that make the world healthier, richer, more sustainable and more secure.
The data are taken from 21 broad research fields within Essential Science Indicators (ESI) or across several fields. A total of 3,774 researchers are recognized for their performance in specific ESI fields, and 2,828 for cross-field performance, for a total of 6,602 unique researchers. This is the fourth 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.