NUI Galway celebrates three academics on Highly Cited Researchers 2021 List

Nov 16 2021 Posted: 08:04 GMT

NUI Galway is proud to announce that three academic researchers have been named on the annual Highly Cited Researchers 2021 list from Clarivate.

Professor Henry Curran, Professor Donal O’Regan and Professor Patrick W. Serruys, have once again joined the prestigious list of 6,600 researchers from across the globe who demonstrated significant influence in their chosen field or fields through the publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade.  

The highly anticipated annual list identifies researchers whose names are drawn from the publications that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year in the Web of Science citation index.

About the three Highly Cited Researchers:

  • Professor Henry Curran, listed in the Engineering category, is Director of the Combustion Chemistry Centre at NUI Galway’s School of Chemistry and of the Energy Research Centre in the Ryan Institute. His research looks at the study of the chemistry of how fuels burn in combustors in order to increase efficiency and reduce emissions for a cleaner world. This is his eight successive year being named a Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher.
  • Professor Donal O'Regan, listed in the Mathematics category, is an Established Professor of Mathematics in the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences. He is an internationally recognised expert in the field of Nonlinear Analysis, Differential Equations, and Fixed Point Theory. He has written over 1,500 peer-reviewed mathematical articles, making him one of the most prolific authors in the history of mathematics in the world. This is his eight successive year being named a Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher.
  • Professor Patrick W. Serruys, listed in the Clinical Medicine category, is Established Professor of Interventional Medicine and Innovation, Director of the CORRIB Research Centre for Advanced Imaging and Core Laboratory at the College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences. He is a world-renowned expert in interventional cardiology and imaging with more than four decades experience in clinical trials and innovation in medicine. He has pioneered several interventional procedures and devices as well as imaging techniques. Professor Serruys has over 4,000 publications and almost 200,000 citations.

President of NUI Galway, Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, said: “I would like to congratulate our three Highly Cited Researchers on being included once again this year on such a prestigious global list. Excellence for the public good in our research and teaching is a strategic focus for NUI Galway.

“Our strategy is grounded in the values of our University - our commitment to respect, sustainability, excellence, and openness. Our academics on this year’s Clarivate list are pioneering leaders and innovators in their respected fields and I wish them sustained success in their endeavours to address the world’s most challenging needs.”

Professor Jim Livesey, Vice President for Research and Innovation, NUI Galway, said: “I wish to extend my warmest congratulations to Henry, Donal and Patrick on being included in the Clarivate top 1% of Highly Cited Researchers list in the world. I commend them for their ongoing contribution to innovative and sustainable research that has been recognised in this way by their global peers.

“Our capacity to address complex issues is based on the rigor and insight of our fundamental research. This recognition underlines the importance of sustaining ambition across all domains, and our capacity to turn insight into impact.”

David Pendlebury, Senior Citation Analyst at the Institute for Scientific Information at Clarivate, said: “It is increasingly important for nations and institutions to recognise and support the exceptional researchers who are driving the expansion of the world’s knowledge.

“This list identifies and celebrates exceptional individual researchers at NUI Galway who are having a significant impact on the research community as evidenced by the rate at which their work is being cited by their peers. The research they have contributed is fueling the innovation, sustainability, health and security that is key for our society’s future.”

The full 2021 Highly Cited Researchers list and executive summary can be found online here. Follow online: on Twitter @ClarivateAG #HighlyCited2021.


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