PNNL Researchers Named to ‘Highly Cited’ List

Source:  Susan Bauer, PNNL News Center, (509) 372-6083, January 17, 2019.

PNNL Highly Cited researchers for 2018
PNNL highly cited researchers for 2018 Andrea Starr | Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Clarivate Analytics named 24 researchers at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to its annual list of most highly cited researchers. The list recognizes world-class researchers for their exceptional scientific influence as evidenced by production of multiple highly cited papers.

[Note:  Included in this list is CleanTech Alliance board member Gary Yang of UniEnergy Technologies.  Gary founded the company in 2012 and is Chief Strategy Officer.]

The analysis recognizes influential scientists who rank in the top one percent when it comes to other researchers citing their studies. A citation is evidence that the research is considered important by one’s peers and serves as an important building block for other scientists to make additional discoveries.

Clarivate Analytics is a global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to accelerate the pace of innovation.  It analyzed the Web of Science, which is an online, subscription-based scientific citation indexing service that provides a comprehensive citation search.

This year, Clarivate Analytics introduced a cross-field category to identify researchers with substantial influence across several fields. The analysis encompasses research cited in papers from 2006 through 2016.

PNNL researchers are included in categories that underscore PNNL’s strengths in chemistry, earth sciences and data analytics. These highly cited researchers support, influence, inspire and challenge researchers around the world in the following areas. The number of citations, indicated in parentheses, includes those reported through January 14, 2019.


  • Yuehe Lin (31,114*)
  • Jun Liu (40,170*)


  • Katherine Calvin (3,926)
  • Daiwon Choi (9,380)
  • Leon Clarke (2,359)
  • Mark H. Engelhard (25,207)
  • Gordon Graff (7,449)
  • Xiaolin Li (5,862)
  • Steven J. Smith (10,052)
  • Wei Wang (5,656), Wu Xu (11,721)
  • Gary Yang (former – 12,628)


  • Douglas C. Elliott (retired – 6,943)


  • Richard Easter (retired- 7,813)
  • Steven Ghan (retired – 12,115)
  • Philip Rasch (17,332)


  • Janet K. Jansson (15,990)

Materials Science:

  • Yuehe Lin (31,114*)
  • Jun Liu (40,170*)
  • Zimin Nie (13,240)
  • Yuyan Shao (16,302)
  • Chongmin Wang (23,008)
  • Jie Xiao (14,745)
  • Jason Zhang (19,690)

Pharmacology & Toxicology:

  • Justin G. Teeguarden (2,940)

Plant & Animal Sciences:

  • Nate McDowell (12,355)

Learn more and see Clarivate Analytics entire 2018 highly cited researchers list here.

*Number represents citations of body of work recognized in two different categories.