IFM nanomaterial expert makes Highly Cited Researcher List

Professor Ying (Ian) Chen

One IFM researcher was among nine researchers from across Deakin University to be named in the top 1% in world in their field after the release of the Clarivate Highly Cited Researchers 2023 list.

Alfred Deakin Professor Ying (Ian) Chen, a globally recognised expert in nanomaterials and nanotechnology, has been named a 2023 Highly Cited Researcher.

A Highly Cited Researcher is an individual who has demonstrated significant and broad influence in their field(s) of research.

Each Deakin researcher selected has authored multiple Highly Cited Papers™ which rank in the top 1% by citations for their field(s) and publication year in the Web of Science over the past decade.

Of the world’s population of scientists and social scientists, Highly Cited Researchers are 1 in 1000.

Alfred Deakin Professor Ying (Ian) Chen

Category: Cross-Field

  • Globally acknowledged for his pioneering research in nanomaterials and nanotechnology.
  • Director of the ARC Research Hub for Safe and Reliable Energy Storage and Conversion Technologies.
  • With a portfolio of 400 publications, 20% of which are featured in high-impact international journals with factors exceeding 10.
  • Contributed to five patents resulting in successful commercial ventures by three startup companies: BNNT Technology Ltd, ASX-listed LiS Energy Ltd, and White Graphene.
  • His innovative research holds significant implications in the realms of advanced batteries, hydrogen storage, and environmentally-friendly cold fusion energy.

Learn more about Professor Ying (Ian) Chen

World-leading researchers call Deakin home

Deakin Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) Alfred Deakin Professor Matthew Clarke commended Deakin’s academics for being acknowledged among the top researchers internationally.

‘The Deakin community is very proud of the achievements of researchers named in the Highly Cited Researchers list,’ Professor Clarke says.

‘The list highlights Deakin as a home of some of the world’s leading researchers, recognised for their impactful contributions to the communities they serve.’

‘The Highly Cited Researchers list identifies and celebrates exceptional individual researchers at Deakin whose significant and broad influence in their fields translates to impact in their research community and innovations that make the world healthier, more sustainable and more secure,’ David Pendlebury, Head of Research Analysis at the Institute for Scientific Information at Clarivate says.

‘Their contributions resonate far beyond their individual achievements, strengthening the foundation of excellence and innovation in research,’ he says.

How Clarivate determines the ‘who’s who’ of influential researchers

Clarivate’s selection process is complex and determined by combining the inter-related information available to the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI)™. A new list is determined by our team at ISI each year.

In addition, citation activity is not the sole selection indicator. A preliminary list based on citation activity is then refined using qualitative analysis and expert judgement.

This small fraction of the researcher population, who are featured on the Highly Cited Researchers list, contribute disproportionately to extending the frontiers of knowledge and gaining for society innovations that make the world healthier, more sustainable and more secure.

This is an edited version of an article originally published by Deakin News. Read the original article.