Menachem Elimelech Listed - Twice - Among Highly Cited Researchers
For the second year in a row, Menachem Elimelech, the Roberto C. Goizueta Professor of Chemical & Environmental Engineering, is listed in two categories in Thomson Reuters' most recent rankings of Highly Cited Researchers.
The list identifies researchers worldwide who wrote the most papers between 2003 and 2013 that rank in the top 1 percent of total citations in their field. One of the world's leading researchers in the field of membrane-based processes for sustainable fresh water and energy production, Elimelech was listed in the category of Chemistry as well as that of Environment/Ecology.
The Thomas Reuters listings are just the most recent honors for Elimelech, who was recently selected by the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP) as its 2016-17 Distinguished Lecturer. Last year, his innovative work in water treatment earned him the Eni Award.
Elimelech also serves as co-principal investigator and lead researcher for the membrane processes research for Nanotechnology Enabled Water Treatment Systems center (NEWT). Funded with an $18.5 million NSF grant, the center is a collaborative effort between Yale industry, government and other universities to provide clean water to millions of people and make U.S. energy production more sustainable and cost-effective.