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Rensselaer Faculty Named “Highly Cited Researchers” by Clarivate

Rensselaer Faculty Named “Highly Cited Researchers” by Clarivate

Nikhil Koratkar and Humberto Terrones

By Regina Stracqualursi

November 18, 2021

Two Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute faculty have been named “highly cited researchers” by Clarivate, a technology company offering insight and analytic services.

Nikhil Koratkar, the John A. Clark and Edward T. Crossan Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Humberto Terrones, the Rayleigh Endowed Chair Professor of Physics, were recognized by Clarivate for demonstrating “significant influence through publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade.”

The list, updated annually, was developed by Clarivate to recognize scientists and social scientists who are “true pioneers” across one or more of 21 fields.


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