Three Science Professors Named Highly Cited Researchers

November 22, 2019

Professors Robert Anderson, Andrea Alù, and Matthew Sfeir were recognized for producing multiple papers ranking in the top 1% by citations in their field.

Three faculty members at The Graduate Center, CUNY were named Highly Cited Researchers, according to the Highly Cited Researchers 2019 list from the Web of Science Group, released this week.

Please join us in congratulating the three esteemed researchers:

Robert Anderson, professor of biology at The Graduate Center and The City College of New York; 

Andrea Alù, Einstein Professor of Physics at The Graduate Center and director of the Photonics Initiative at the Advanced Science Research Center at The Graduate Center, CUNY (CUNY ASRC); and

Matthew Sfeir, professor of physics at The Graduate Center and a faculty member in the Photonics Initiative at the CUNY ASRC

The 2019 list identifies 6,217 scientists and social scientists who produced multiple papers ranking in the top 1% by citations for their field and year of publication, demonstrating significant research influence among their peers. The list includes 23 Nobel laureates, three of whom were announced this year.

The methodology that determines the influential researchers draws on the data and analysis performed by experts at the Institute for Scientific Information at the Web of Science Group.

“Recognition and support of these exceptional researchers represents an important activity for a nation or an institution’s plans for efficient and accelerated advancement,” said David Pendlebury, senior citation analyst at the Institute for Scientific Information. “The Highly Cited Researchers list contributes to the identification of that small fraction of the researcher population that contributes disproportionately to extending the frontiers of knowledge. These researchers create gains for society, innovation, and knowledge that make the world healthier, richer, more sustainable, and more secure.”