"Highly Cited" in two fields: Menachem Elimelech

Of the more than 4,000 people listed in this year’s rankings by Clarivate Analytics of “Highly Cited Researchers,” Menachem Elimelech is one of only a few who made the list for two fields of research.

As determined by their peers around the world, the rankings 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 both the categories of Chemistry and Environment/Ecology. Fewer than 5% of the researchers on the list are cited twice.

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 and SEAS-affiliated researchers on the list include Fengnian Xia, the Barton L. Weller Associate Professor in Engineering and Science, of the Electrical Engineering department; Michelle Bell, Mary E. Pinchot Professor of Environmental Health, School of Public Health & Chemical & Environmental Engineering; and Mark Gerstein, Albert L. Williams Professor of Biomedical Informatics & Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry & Computer Science.

To compile the list, which has researchers from more than 60 nations, Clarivate Analytics draws on the data and analysis performed by its bibliometric experts.