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UNSW is home to 33 of the world’s most influential academics in their fields, according to the annual Highly Cited Researchers list from Clarivate. The results place UNSW 27th among universities globally.

The prestigious list, now in its 10th year, identifies researchers who have demonstrated significant influence in their chosen field or fields through the publication of multiple highly cited papers over the last decade. Their names are drawn from the publications that rank in the top one per cent by citations for field and publication year in the Web of Science citation index.

Professor Nicholas Fisk, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research & Enterprise at UNSW congratulated the UNSW researchers for making the esteemed list.

“UNSW is incredibly proud of our academics recognised in the 2023 Highly Cited Researchers list. They are part of an elite group at the very top of their game - just one in 1000 of the world’s scientists and social scientists make the cut. The diversity of their research is shown by 18 researchers starring across 10 fields, and the breadth by another 15 getting up in the interdisciplinary cross-field,” Professor Fisk said.

“This year we welcome new entrants to the list: Professors David Eldridge, Raina MacIntyre and Chuan Zhao, and Dr Jasmine Fardouly. Special congratulations to Professor Liming Dai, who for several years running has been one of the extraordinary individuals recognised in two fields – Chemistry and Materials Science.”

David Pendlebury, Head of Research Analysis at the Institute for Scientific Information at Clarivate said: “The Highly Cited Researchers list identifies and celebrates exceptional individual researchers whose significant and broad influence in their fields translates to impact in their research community and innovations that make the world healthier, more sustainable and more secure. Their contributions resonate far beyond their individual achievements, strengthening the foundation of excellence and innovation in research.”

Read more: UNSW researchers among the most influential in the world

The UNSW researchers named on the list this year shown by faculty are:

Arts, Design & Architecture: Scientia Professor Mattheos Santamouris.

Engineering: Scientia Professor Rose Amal, Professor Bing-Jie Ni, Professor Cyrille Boyer, Scientia Professor Liming Dai (x2), Scientia Professor Andrew Dzurak, Scientia Professor Martin Green, Professor Stephen Joseph, Associate Professor Derrick Wing Kwan, Professor Da-Wei Wang, Professor Thomas Wiedmann.

Medicine & Health: Scientia Professor Helen Christensen, Scientia Professor Louisa Degenhardt, Professor Raina MacIntyre, Professor Bruce Neal, Scientia Professor Vlado Perkovic, Scientia Associate Professor Simon Rosenbaum, Professor Stuart Tangye, Professor Philip Ward, Professor Mark Woodward.

Science: Professor Lisa Alexander, Scientia Professor Richard Bryant, Professor David Eldridge, Dr Jasmine Fardouly, Professor Staffan Kjelleberg, Professor John Mattick, Professor Shinichi Nakagawa, Associate Professor Alex Sen Gupta, Professor Peter Steinberg, Professor Ying-Ping Wang, Professor Chuan Zhao.

UNSW Canberra: Professor Andrey Miroshnichenko, Associate Professor Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick.

The full 2023 Highly Cited Researchers list and executive summary can be found here.