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Breaking Records Again: Professor Da-Wen Sun Celebrates 9th Consecutive Year as a Highly Cited Researcher

Wednesday, 15 November, 2023

In a spectacular achievement, Professor Da-Wen Sun from the UCD School of Biosystems and Food Engineering has once again secured his position as a 2023 Highly Cited Researcher for the ninth consecutive year. Clarivate Analytics, a leading provider of insights and analytics, today released the data, marking a new milestone in Professor Sun's illustrious career. This recognition further underscores the lasting imprint he has made on the field of Agricultural Sciences and the global research community as a whole.

Each year, Clarivate™ identifies a select group of global research scientists and social scientists who have demonstrated significant and broad influence in their respective fields. This elite group contributes disproportionately to extending the frontiers of knowledge, bringing innovations that make the world healthier, more sustainable, and more secure. These researchers are chosen based on their authorship of multiple Highly Cited Papers™—publications that rank in the top 1% by citations for their field(s) and publication year in the Web of Science over the past decade.

The methodology employed by Clarivate Analytics relies on the Web of Science™ citation index, complemented by the expertise of bibliometric analysts and data scientists at the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI)™. In 2023, a total of 6,849 individuals worldwide earned the Highly Cited Researcher designation, reflecting their substantial influence over the past decade. This diverse and global list spans 67 countries or regions and encompasses various research fields in the sciences and social sciences. Notably, in Agricultural Sciences, a total of 117 Highly Cited Researchers are honored.

Professor Sun stands out as the foremost expert in Agricultural Sciences, topping the list of the world's most cited researchers in this domain. His outstanding achievements extend beyond his Highly Cited Researcher recognition, as evidenced by his membership in six prestigious academies, including the Royal Irish Academy and the Academia Europaea.

With a prolific publication record, Professor Sun has authored over 1000 papers, with more than 700 peer-reviewed journal papers indexed by Web of Science. His impressive h-index scores across different platforms—Web of Science h-index = 118, SCOPUS h-index = 128, and Google Scholar h-index = 152—attest to the depth and impact of his scholarly contributions.

For detailed information about Professor Sun's groundbreaking research, you can explore http://www.ucd.ie/refrig and http://www.ucd.ie/sun.

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