The Web of Science Group released its international list of Highly Cited Researchers for 2019 this week and included Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher Dr. Yew San Hor.
2019 marks the fifth year Hor’s research has landed him a spot on the list. An associate professor of physics, Hor’s research is in experimental condensed matter physics. He explores novel solid-state bulk and nanostructured materials. His work has implications both for the basic scientific understanding of quantum materials and for future technological developments.
“Dr. Hor’s work has had an enormous impact on the emerging field of topological materials,” says Dr. Thomas Vojta, Curators’ Distinguished Professor and chair of physics at S&T. “These materials promise to be useful as building blocks for quantum computers, efficient electronics components, catalysts, or magnetic storage media.”
This year’s Web of Science Group list includes 6,217 Highly Cited Researchers in various fields from nearly 60 nations, but 44% — or 2,737 authors — are from the United States.
“The Highly Cited Researchers list contributes to the identification of that small fraction of the researcher population that contributes disproportionately to extending the frontiers of knowledge,” says David Pendlebury, senior citation analyst at the Institute for Scientific Information. “These researchers create gains for society, innovation and knowledge that make the world healthier, richer, more sustainable and more secure.”
This year’s list includes 23 Nobel laureates and 57 Clarivate Analytics Citation Laureates — individuals who, through citation analysis, have been identified as researchers of Nobel class and potential Nobel Prize recipients.