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Professor Da-Wen Sun named as 2015 Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher

Monday, 5 March, 2018

Professor Da-Wen Sun, UCD School of Biosystems and Food Engineering, has been selected for the prestigious Thomson Reuters 2015 list of Highly Cited Researchers. The list identifies the world’s most influential contemporary researchers across 21 scientific fields. Over three thousand researchers earned the distinction by writing the greatest numbers of reports officially designated by Essential Science Indicators (ESI) as Highly Cited Papers—ranking among the top 1% most cited for their subject field and year of publication, earning them the mark of exceptional impact.  

Professor Sun is a global authority in food engineering research and education. He has significantly contributed to the field of food engineering as a researcher, as an academic authority and as an educator. His many scholarly works have become standard reference materials for researchers in the areas of computer vision, computational fluid dynamics modelling and vacuum cooling.

He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including election to the Royal Irish Academy in 2010, selection as a Member of Academia Europaea (The Academy of Europe) in 2011 and induction as a Fellow of International Academy of Food Science and Technology in 2012. Among other international recognitions, Professor Sun was the recipient of the CIGR Fellow Award in 2010 from International Commission of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (CIGR), the Freezing Research Award in 2013 from International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) and the IAEF Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015 from International Association of Engineering and Food (IAEF).

Results of his work have been published in more than 400 peer-reviewed journal papers (Web of Science h-index = 68), among them, 31 papers have been selected by ESI as highly-cited papers, ranking him No. 1 in the world in Agricultural Sciences.

Highly Cited Researchers 2015 can be accessed at: (opens in a new window)http://highlycited.com/

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