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The University of Hong Kong ranks 26th globally among all institutions this year with thirty-eight academics named on the list of “Highly Cited Researchers 2022” from Clarivate.

A total of 6,938 researchers from 69 countries and regions are named Highly Cited Researchers in 2022. Overall, there are 3,981 awards in specific fields and 3,244 awards for cross-field impact, totalling 7,225 awards, after taking into account that some researchers are recognised in multiple research fields this year.

Their works have been highly cited by fellow academics and are hence making a significant impact on ongoing research in their respective fields of study.

The number of world’s top researchers at HKU continued to increase this year, and it remains to be the highest among universities in Hong Kong.

Highly Cited Researchers are selected for their exceptional research performance, determined by production of multiple highly cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year in Web of Science.

The 38 Highly Cited Researchers of HKU as below (in alphabetical order):

Computer Science Professor Kaibin HUANG Professor and Associate Head, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Cross-Field Professor Ester CERIN Honorary Professor, School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine Professor Zhiwei CHEN Director, AIDS Institute, The University of Hong Kong; Professor, Department of Microbiology, School of Clinical Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine Professor Vincent Chi-Chung CHENG Honorary Clinical Professor, Department of Microbiology, School of Clinical Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine Professor Peng GONG Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Development), HKU; Chair Professor in both Faculty of Social Sciences and Faculty of Science Professor Dong-Yan JIN Clara and Lawrence Fok Professor in Precision Medicine, School of Biomedical Sciences, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine Dr Kin-Hang KOK Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, School of Clinical Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine Dr Eric Ho-Yin LAU Scientific Officer, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine Professor Dennis Yiu-Cheong LEUNG Professor and Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Professor Gabriel Matthew LEUNG Honorary Clinical Professor, School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine Professor Yuguo LI Professor, Chair of Building Environment, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Professor Shunlin LIANG Chair Professor, Department of Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences Professor Tak-Wah MAK Professor, Department of Pathology, School of Clinical Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine Professor Malik PEIRIS Tam Wah-Ching Professor in Medical Science, and Professor, Chair of Virology, School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine Professor Chuyang TANG Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Professor Joseph Tsz-Kei WU Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine Dr Peng WU Assistant Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine Dr Hui-Ling YEN Associate Professor, Division of Public Health Laboratory Sciences, School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine Dr Cyril Chik-Yan YIP Honorary Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, School of Clinical Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine Dr Shuofeng YUAN Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, School of Clinical Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine Dr Anna Jinxia ZHANG Scientific Officer, Department of Microbiology, School of Clinical Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Economics and Business Professor Kevin Zheng ZHOU Chung Hon-Dak Professor in Strategy and International Business, and Professor, Chair of Strategy and International Business, Business School

Geosciences Professor Guochun ZHAO Professor, Chair of Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science

Immunology Mr Jian-Piao CAI Assistant Research Officer, Department of Microbiology, School of Clinical Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine Dr Kwok-Hung CHAN Honorary Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, School of Clinical Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine Dr Hin CHU Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, School of Clinical Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine Professor Benjamin John COWLING Professor, Chair of Epidemiology, Head of Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine Professor Ivan Fan-Ngai HUNG Ru Chien and Helen Lieh Professor in Health Sciences Pedagogy and Chief of Infectious Diseases Division, Department of Medicine, School of Clinical Medicine and Assistant Dean (Admissions), Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Immunology, Microbiology Dr Jasper Fuk-Woo CHAN Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, School of Clinical Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine Dr Kelvin Kai-Wang TO Clinical Associate Professor and Chairperson, Department of Microbiology, School of Clinical Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine Professor Kwok-Yung YUEN Henry Fok Professor in Infectious Diseases and Professor, Chair of Infectious Diseases, Department of Microbiology, School of Clinical Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Materials Science Professor Lain-Jong LI Professor, Chair of Future Electronics, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Microbiology Professor Leo Lit-Man POON Professor and Head, Division of Public Health Laboratory Sciences, School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine Professor Tong ZHANG Professor, Chair of Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Physics Professor Wang YAO Chair Professor of Physics, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science Professor Xiaobo YIN Associate Vice-President, HKU; Professor in both Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Science Professor Shuang ZHANG Associate Dean (China & Global), Faculty of Science and Chair Professor, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science; Chair Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Professor Xiang ZHANG President and Vice-Chancellor, HKU; Chair Professor in both Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Science

For the full list of 2022 Highly Cited Researchers and executive summary, please refer to Clarivate's press release. For Media enquiries, please contact: Communications and Public Affairs Office Ms Melanie Wan (Tel: 2859 2600 / Email: melwkwan@hku.hk) Ms Jaymee Ng (Tel: 3910 3612 / Email: ngjaymee@hku.hk) Mr Kenneth Choi (Tel: 2859 2607 / Email: khkchoi@hku.hk)


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Thirty-eight HKU academics listed among the most highly cited researchers (2022)

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