Papers from Cullen College of Engineering professors make the grade, analysis finds


Several professors and researchers at the University of Houston are among the most cited in the world, according to an October 2020 update by researchers from Stanford about paper citations.

“A standardized citation metrics author database annotated for scientific field” was first published by John P.A. Ioannidis, Jereon Baas, Richard Klavans and Kevin W. Boyack in PLOS Biology in August 2019. In the 2020 update, there are 132 researchers or professors affiliated with the University of Houston.

Of this group, 85 are associated with engineering, science or math-related fields. The authors grouped professors roughly together by fields that do not contour one-to-one with the departments at UH, but instead, to 22 scientific fields and 176 subfields.

According to the paper's authors, they identified paper authors that were either among the top 100,000 overall in a composite index they developed, or, among the top 2 percent of their main subfield discipline. The professors and researchers from UH, in alpabetical order, are:

  • Metin Akay: Biomedical Engineering
  • Thomas A. Albright: Organic Chemistry
  • Stefan Andersson: Endocrinology & Metabolism
  • Rajender R. Aparasu: Pharmacology & Pharmacy
  • Raymond Applegate: Ophthalmology & Optometry
  • Leanne Atwater: Business & Management
  • Debasis Bagchi: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • Vemuri Balakotaiah: Chemical Engineering
  • Venkatesh Balan: Biotechnology
  • Steven Baldelli: Chemical Physics
  • Roberto Ballarini: Materials
  • J. Bao: Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
  • Abdeldjelil Belarbi: Civil Engineering
  • R. Bellwied: Nuclear & Particle Physics
  • Edgar A. Bering: Aerospace & Aeronautics
  • David P. Blecher: General Mathematics
  • Richard A. Bond: Pharmacology & Pharmacy
  • Stanko R. Brankovic: Energy
  • Bruno G. Breitmeyer: Experimental Psychology
  • Maurice Brookhart: Organic Chemistry
  • Mark Bullimore: Ophthalmology & Optometry
  • Kevin Burke: Geochemistry & Geophysics
  • Alan Burns: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • Gregory Cahill: Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Henry Chafetz: Geology
  • Janet Chafetz: Religions & Theology
  • Wynne Chin: Information Systems
  • Ching Wu Chu: Applied Physics
  • Paul Cirino: Education
  • Blaine Cole: Entomology
  • Gregory Cuny: Medicinal & Biomolecular Chemistry
  • Olafs Daugulis: Organic Chemistry
  • Nicholas De Genova: Anthropology
  • Anne Delcour: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • Vincent Donnelly: Applied Physics
  • A.E. Dukler: Energy
  • Helen Rose Ebaugh: Religions & Theology
  • M.J. Economides: Energy
  • Demetre Economou: Applied Physics
  • Christine Ehlig-Economides: Energy
  • Robert Eisenberger: Business & Management
  • Neil Eldin: Building & Construction
  • Don Elthon: Materials
  • Jack M. Fletcher: Education
  • George E. Fox: Microbiology
  • David J. Francis: Education
  • Laura J. Frishman: Ophthalmology & Optometry
  • Wenjiang Fu: Statistics & Probability
  • Masaya Fujita: Biotechnology
  • Scott Gilbertson: Organic Chemistry
  • Adrian Glasser: Ophthalmology & Optometry
  • Roland Glowinski: Numerical & Computational Mathematics
  • Dan Graur: Evolutionary Biology
  • Elena L. Grigorenko: Education
  • Karolos Grigoriadis: Industrial Engineering & Automation
  • Arnold M. Guloy: Applied Physics
  • Jan Åke Gustafsson: Endocrinology & Metabolism
  • P. Shiv Halasyamani: Inorganic & Nuclear Chemistry
  • Zhu Han: Networking & Telecommunications
  • Michael P. Harold: Chemical Engineering
  • Ronald Harwerth: Ophthalmology & Optometry
  • Robert Heath: Communication & Media Studies
  • Thomas J. Hebert: Aerospace & Aeronautics
  • David Hoffman: Inorganic & Nuclear Chemistry
  • Thomas T.C. Hsu: Civil Engineering
  • Ming Hu: Pharmacology & Pharmacy
  • Stephan Hubig: General Chemistry
  • Andrew Jackson: Sport Sciences
  • David Jackson: Networking & Telecommunications
  • Allan Jacobson: Inorganic & Nuclear Chemistry
  • Ben Jansen: Biomedical Engineering
  • Karl Kadish: Inorganic & Nuclear Chemistry
  • Ioannis A. Kakadiaris: Artificial Intelligence & Image Processing
  • Nicolaos Karayiannis: Artificial Intelligence & Image Processing
  • Alamgir Karim: Polymers
  • Larry Kevan: Chemical Physics
  • Jay Kochi: Organic Chemistry
  • Ramanan Krishnamoorti: Polymers
  • Sarah Larsen: Chemical Physics
  • John Lienhard: Information & Library Sciences
  • Stuart Long: Networking & Telecommunications
  • Frederick Lopez: General Psychology & Cognitive Sciences
  • Bernd Lorenz: Applied Physics
  • Dan Luss: Chemical Engineering
  • Paul Mann: Geochemistry & Geophysics
  • Frank McKeon: Developmental Biology
  • Y.L. Mo: Civil Engineering
  • Chandra Mohan: Immunology
  • S.C. Moss: Applied Physics
  • Clayton Neighbors: Substance Abuse
  • Michael Nikolaou: Energy
  • Michael W. O'Neill: Geological & Geomatics Engineering
  • Carlos Ordonez: Information Systems
  • Mary Ann Ottinger: Environmental Sciences
  • David Papell: Economics
  • Jehan Francois Paris: Networking & Telecommunications
  • Maggie Paulose: Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
  • Ioannis Pavlidis: Artificial Intelligence & Image Processing
  • Steven Pennings: Ecology
  • J.W. Rabalais: Chemical Physics
  • Kaushik Rajashekara: Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • Michael Rea: Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • G.F. Reiter: Applied Physics
  • Zhifeng Ren: Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
  • James Richardson: Physical Chemistry
  • Allen Rubin: Social Work
  • A. Sakhaee-Pour: Energy
  • Robert Schwartz: Developmental Biology
  • Pradeep Sharma: Mechanical Engineering & Transports
  • Carla Sharp: Psychiatry
  • Earl Smith: Ophthalmology & Optometry
  • Mohamed Soliman: Energy
  • Gangbing Song: Materials
  • Wu Pei Su: Applied Physics
  • John Suppe: Geochemistry & Geophysics
  • Robert Talbot: Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences
  • Leon Thomsen: Geochemistry & Geophysics
  • Randolph Thummel: Inorganic & Nuclear Chemistry
  • F.M. Tiller: Chemical Engineering
  • C.S. Ting: Applied Physics
  • Oomman Varghese: Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
  • Peter Vekilov: Chemical Physics
  • C. Vipulanandan: Geological & Geomatics Engineering
  • Su Su Wang: Materials
  • Arthur B. Weglein: Geochemistry & Geophysics
  • Gerard M. Wellington: Marine Biology & Hydrobiology
  • Kaspar Willam: Building & Construction
  • Donald R. Wilton: Networking & Telecommunications
  • L. Alan Witt: Business & Management
  • Ruiwen Zhang: Oncology & Carcinogenesis
  • David C. Zimmerman: Acoustics
  • Michael J. Zvolensky: Clinical Psychology

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