Menachem Elimelech Listed In Two Categories Among Highly Cited Researchers

Menachem Elimelech, the Roberto C. Goizueta Professor of Chemical & Environmental Engineering, is listed not once, but twice 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 categories of Chemistry and Environment/Ecology.

The founder of Yale's Environmental Engineering program in 1998, Elimelech was named last year 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.

Focusing on the energy efficiency of desalination processes, Elimelech delivered the first Distinguished Lecture Series talk at the Texas A&M University at Qatar last week. Last year, he won the 2015 Eni Award for his work in water treatment. He received the award at a ceremony in Rome attended by President of Italy Sergio Mattarella. Eni, the Italian energy company, created the Eni Awards in 2007 to promote better use of energy sources and inspire new generations of researchers.