Seven UNIST researchers have once again distinguished themselves with inclusion in the prestigious ‘Highly Cited Researchers (HCR)‘ for 2021, compiled annually by Clarivate Plc. Published on November 16, the annual list includes researchers with multiple papers ranking in the top 1% by citations for their field and publication year.
This year, about 55 researchers in South Korea have been named on the annual Highly Cited Researchers list from Clarivate. Excluding the multiple overlapping fields, a total of 47 researchers in South Korea have been named in the annual HCR list for 2021, which includes 7 faculty members from UNIST. This was the second-highest number after Seoul National University that boasts 10 HCRs.
The citation analysis identifies influential researchers as determined by their peers around the globe, as well as those who have consistently won recognition in the form of high citation counts over a decade. The seven UNIST researchers named are: ① Distinguished Professor Rodney S. Ruoff, ② Distinguished Professor Jaephil Cho, ③ Distinguished Professor Kwang Soo Kim, ④ Distinguished Professor Sang Il Seok, ⑤ Professor Jong-Beom Baek, ⑥ Professor Hyun-Wook Lee, and ⑦ Professor Seung Woo Cho.
Seung Woo Cho, a professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at UNIST, has been newly included in the HCR list’s cross-field category for the first time. His research focuses on the development of customized medical device via gene correction, as well as the identification of non-coding DNA, using gene editing technologies.