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Argonne researchers named to highly cited” list

Argonne researchers named in the Global Highly Cited Researchers list.

Last week, the Web of Science released its annual list of Global Highly Cited Researchers. The list identifies scientists who have produced papers ranking in the top one percent by citations for their field in the last decade. Ten researchers affiliated with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory made the list, demonstrating their expertise and the impact of their research in their fields.

This year’s list includes 6,008 researchers who contributed significantly to one or more of 21 broad fields of science. The Web of Science, a Clarivate Analytics company, is one of the largest journal-neutral databases of scientific and scholarly publications. Their algorithm used the period between 2008 and 2018 for their analysis to produce this year’s list.

The number of researchers from Argonne on the Highly Cited Researchers list demonstrates the influence of the lab’s researchers and their success in furthering global scientific knowledge,” said Stephen Streiffer, Argonne’s Interim Deputy Laboratory Director for Science. The fact that more and more of our researchers are highly cited by their peers is confirmation that here at Argonne, we do high-impact research that pushes boundaries in a wide range of scientific fields.”

The Web of Science recently added a category for scientists who contributed to highly-cited papers across multiple fields. The 2019 list labels the field of these multidisciplinary researchers as Cross-Field.”

The Argonne researchers and affiliates included in the list of Global Highly Cited Researchers for 2019 are listed below.

Argonne researchers

David Streets – Geosciences

Streets, who works in Argonne’s Energy Systems (ES) division, specializes in studies of the impact of human activities on the atmospheric environment. His research activities have included acid deposition, energy policy, urban air quality and global climate change. In recent years, his research has focused on energy and environmental problems in China and the rest of Asia. He has authored more than 250 peer-reviewed journal articles and numerous technical reports and conference papers.

Junhong Chen – Cross-Field

Chen is Argonne’s lead water strategist and is a Professor of Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering. His research goal is to impact our society through scientific discoveries and sustainable technological innovations, and his interests are in molecular engineering of nanomaterials and nanodevices for sustainable energy and environment. He has published 250 journal papers, and his research has led to nine U.S. patents and 13 licensing agreements. He is a pioneer in technology translation and commercialization through exemplary industrial partnership and the university startup company.

Jun Lu – Cross-Field

Lu is a chemist in Argonne’s Chemical Sciences and Engineering (CSE) division. His research interests encompass electrochemical energy storage and conversion technology, with his main focus on energy technologies beyond the lithium-ion battery. Lu’s group at Argonne, the Battery Technology Development group, focuses on developing advanced materials and battery systems for consumer applications. He has published more than 350 papers and filed over 20 patents and patent applications. This year, Lu won an American Chemical Society Emerging Researcher Award and an R&D 100 award, a highly prestigious innovation award.

Khalil Amine – Materials Science

Amine, an Argonne Distinguished Fellow, is head of the Technology Development group in the Electrochemical Energy Storage department within Argonne’s CSE division. He was the most cited scientist in the world in the field of battery technology between 2008 and 2008, having published almost 578 papers and secured more than 170 patent applications. He has enabled many discoveries in energy storage, including high-energy and high-power cathode materials for next-generation batteries that have the potential to power advanced electric vehicles.

Lin Chen – Cross-Field

Chen is a Senior Chemist in Argonne’s CSE division, and she is part of the Solar Energy Conversion group. She is also a Professor of Chemistry at Northwestern University. Her research focuses on fundamental light–matter interaction processes relevant to solar energy conversion, including photocatalysis and photovoltaic applications. She is also studying functional structural dynamics of proteins and nucleic acids. Chen has authored more than 225 peer-reviewed publications, and given over 200 invited lectures. Her publications have been cited more than 11,200 times.

Nenad Markovic – Cross-Field

Markovic is a Senior Chemist and Distinguished Fellow in Argonne’s Materials Science division (MSD). He is also a Group Leader for the division’s Energy Conversion and Storage group. The focus of his research is to understand surface processes at electrified metal-solution interfaces. He is the author of more than 190 papers in the field of catalysis and surface electrochemistry. He is also the deputy director of research for Argonne’s Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR).

Zifeng Lu – Cross-Field

Lu is an Energy Systems Analyst for Argonne’s ES division. His research areas include life-cycle analysis of the energy and environmental impacts of transportation fuels, vehicle technologies and related energy systems; development of emission inventories of air pollutants and environmental impact analysis of anthropogenic emissions. Lu is the lead developer of Argonne’s Greenhouse Gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy Use in Transportation (GREET®) life-cycle analysis model and China Vehicle Fleet model for energy and emission analysis of the Chinese on-road vehicle fleet. He has compiled various regional and global emission inventories of air pollutants that are used worldwide in the climate and air quality modeling of more than 35 institutes in 12 countries. He has authored 74 peer-reviewed journal articles, five peer-reviewed books or book chapters and more than 80 conference papers and presentations.

Argonne affiliates

Axel Hoffmann – Cross-Field

Hoffmann’s research interests encompass a wide variety of magnetism related subjects, and his current research focus is specifically on pure spin currents investigated by magnetotransport and magnetization dynamic measurements. He has more than 200 publications with more than 8,000 citations. Hoffmann was a senior scientist and the group leader of the magnetic films group in Argonne’s MSD and recently became a full-time professor in the Materials Science and Engineering department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Jack Gilbert – Microbiology

Gilbert is a scientist, author and entrepreneur who currently works for Argonne as a consultant for the lab’s Biology division and a group leader for the Microbial Ecology group. In 2019, he moved to University of California San Diego, where he is a Professor in Pediatrics. He has authored more than 250 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters on microbial ecology. In 2014, he was recognized on Crain’s Chicago Businesses’ 40 Under 40 List, and in 2015 he was listed as one of the 50 most influential scientists by Business Insider and one of the Brilliant Ten by Popular Scientist.

Joseph Hupp – Chemistry

Hupp’s research group at Northwestern University makes and studies molecular materials and supramolecular assemblies to help uncover fundamental aspects of molecular behavior and to solve problems involving solar energy conversion, chemical fuel storage and release, chemical sensing, molecular transport, chemical separations and selective catalysis. Hupp holds a joint appointment in Argonne’s MSD.

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