Elimelech a "Highly Cited Researcher" in Two Fields

Of the more than 3,300 people listed in this year’s rankings by Clarivate Analytics of “Highly Cited Researchers,” Menachem Elimelech is among the few cited for two fields of research.

The rankings, which were previously compiled by Thomson Reuters, identify researchers worldwide who published the most papers over a recent 11-year period and rank in the top 1 percent of total citations in their field. Elimelech, the Roberto C. Goizueta Professor of Chemical & Environmental Engineering, was listed in the category of Chemistry as well as that of Environment/Ecology.

Elimelech is one of the world's leading researchers in the field of membrane-based processes for sustainable fresh water and energy production. He 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.

Other SEAS researchers on the list include Fengnian Xia, the Barton L. Weller Associate Professor in Engineering and Science, of the Electrical Engineering department.

To compile the list, Clarivate Analytics draws on the data and analysis performed by its bibliometric experts.

“Such consistent production of highly cited reports indicates that the work of these researchers has been repeatedly judged by their peers to be of notable significance and utility,” write the list’s compilers at Clarivate Analytics.