Professor Colm O'Donnell is listed among the most "influential names in science".
According to Thomson Reuters compilation of Highly Cited Researchers, which features authors whose published work in their specialty areas has consistently been judged by peers to be of particular significance and utility, Professor Colm O Donnell is listed among the most "influential names in science".
“Highly Cited Papers” are defined as those that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year indexed in the Web of Science, which is generally but not always year of publication. Only articles and reviews in science and social sciences journals indexed in the Web of Science Core Collection during the 11-year period 2002-2012 were surveyed. Rather than using total citations as a measure of influence or ‘impact,’ only Highly Cited Papers were considered.
Professor Colm O'Donnell is Head of School of Biosystems Engineering. He leads a Food Engineering research group focusing on Food Process Analytical Technology and Novel Food Processing Technologies. His research is funded through various competitively won sources: the EU 7th Framework Programme, Irish Research Council, Irish Government's Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine, Enterprise Ireland and industry. He is Head of the Food Quality and Processing Pillar within the UCD Institute of Food and Health.