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Two University professors on Highly Cited Researchers 2020 list

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Publié le mercredi 18 novembre 2020

Professors Stéphane Bordas and Alexandre Tkatchenko from the Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine have been ranked among the world’s most influential academics on the “Highly Cited Researchers 2020” list published by Clarivate. Prof. Bordas has been on the list consecutively since 2015, Prof. Tkatchenko since 2018.

Stéphane Bordas is a full professor in computational mechanics and founding director of the doctoral programme in data and computational sciences. His research activities focus on the development of data-driven numerical methods for engineering and medicine. The multidisciplinary approach combines mathematical skills with computer science tools while taking into account needs and expectations from practitioners. Prof. Bordas has published over 130 articles in international journals and is Editor in Chief of Advances in Applied Mechanics and Associate Editor of Data Centric Engineering.

Alexandre Tkatchenko is full professor in theoretical chemical physics and Head of the Department of Physics and Materials Science (DPhyMS). His research activities focus on new methods combining physical models with machine learning to discover novel phenomena in complex molecular systems and to apply them to real-life problems. Prof. Tkatchenko has published more than 160 articles in peer-reviewed academic journals with an h-index of 63 and more than 20,000 citations to his articles.

“This success by Stéphane Bordas and Alexandre Tkatchenko shows that research done in our departments has reached a high level of visibility and impact. It is an indication that our University is achieving excellence in science and technology,” says Jean-Marc Schlenker, Dean of the Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine.

The annual list of highly cited researchers identifies scientists who demonstrated significant influence in their fields as measured by the number of citations during the past decade. Their 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.

The Highly Cited Researchers list is published by Clarivate and comprises 6,167 researchers from more than 60 countries and regions.