ANU researchers recognised as some of the world’s most influential

Professor Carola Vinuesa

Professor Carola Vinuesa

Professor Carola Vinuesa, Professor Eelco Rohling, Professor Nail Akhmediev and Professor Stefan Broer, have recently joined a prestigious list of Highly Cited Researchers awarded by the Web of Science.

The highly anticipated list identifies science and social science researchers who produced multiple papers ranking in the top one per cent by citations for their field, demonstrating significant research influence.

Co-Director of the Centre for Personalised Immunology, Professor Vinuesa, is the first female researcher at The Australian National University (ANU) to be listed, an outcome of her extensive research into personalised medicine and autoimmune disease.

“This recognises an exceptional cohort of researchers, including PhD students, early to mid-career academics and colleagues at the John Curtin School of Medical Research,” says Professor Vinuesa.

Another new addition to the list, Professor Broer has been recognised for pharmacology and toxicology. Professor Broer from ANU Research School of Biology, is investigating the role nutrients of nutrient transport into cells, and how this impacts health and disease.

A member of the ANU Climate Change Institute, Professor Rohling researches past sea-level and ice-volume change and how rapidly sea levels are set to rise through climate change.

Theoretical physicist Professor Akhmediev from ANU Research School of Physics, uses optical sciences to investigate extreme events such as rogue ocean waves.

Together Professor Vinuesa, Professor Broer, Professor Rohling and Professor Akhmediev join other ANU researchers who have maintained their position on the list, including seven Highly Cited Researchers from the ANU College of Science:

This is the second year that researchers with cross-field impact—those with exceptional broad performance based on high impact papers across several fields—have been identified.

The 2019 list of Highly Cited Researchers can be viewed via the Web of Science.

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