UofL researchers among the most-cited in the world

Feb. 7, 2024

More than 100 University of Louisville researchers including 15 from engineering are among the top 2% most-cited in the world, according to a new list compiled by Stanford University and Elsevier.

The list includes researchers whose work was the most cited — that is, referenced by another researcher — in either calendar year 2022 or over the course of their career. The list spans 22 disciplines, from business to engineering to medicine.

“Each and every day, UofL researchers are breaking ground by discovering new knowledge,” said Jon Klein, UofL’s interim executive vice president for research and innovation. “The citation of a scholar’s work is essentially a stamp of approval that the work is important and worthwhile. The fact that so many of our researchers are listed among the most cited shows that knowledge is truly groundbreaking and has impact. It shows UofL research is being used to help to improve lives and expand our understanding of the world and our place in it.”

Citations, when one researcher references and builds on another’s work, are an important measure of success for academics. Typically, citations mean the researcher made a meaningful and original contribution to the world’s knowledge — and that their peers agree.

The UofL researchers representing engineering included on list are below.

  • Yanyu Chen, Mechanical Engineering
  • Kevin Chou, Industrial Engineering
  • Ayman El-Baz, Bioengineering
  • Adel Elmaghraby, Computer Science & Engineering
  • Aly Farag, Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Hichem Frigui, Computer Science & Engineering
  • Mehmed Kantardzic, Computer Science & Engineering
  • Yongsheng Lian, Mechanical Engineering
  • Madhu Menon, Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research
  • Joshua Spurgeon, Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research
  • Thomas Starr, Chemical Engineering,
  • Hui Wang, Mechanical Engineering
  • Roman Yampolskiy, Computer Science & Engineering
  • Li Yang, Industrial Engineering
  • Jacek Zurada, Electrical & Computer Engineering