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UTEP faculty ranked amongst top researchers worldwide

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20 current and former UTEP faculty members were recognized amongst the top two percent of the most cited researchers in the world.

As research is a growing industry worldwide, researchers at UTEP are far from falling short of the top researchers in the world. UTEP was recognized among the top 2% of the most cited researchers worldwide in a distinguished list known as the Standford-Elsevier.  

Among the list are 20 UTEP researchers, 11 being from the college of science and eight from the college of engineering. Professor Josiah Heyman, Ph.D., is the only researcher from the college of liberal arts. 

UTEP Vice President Ahmad Itani, Ph.D., discussed the importance of this list in a report from KVIA and what it means for the UTEP community.  

 “UTEP’s standing as a top-tier research institution – both national and internationally – is now well cemented, thanks in large part to the work of these dedicated researchers,” Itani said. “I extend my heartfelt congratulations to all those who earned a place in this prominent ranking.” 

Professor Mark R. Pederson, Ph.D., and chair of the Physics department in the college of science had the highest number of citations amongst his colleagues, with a total of 27,528. Follow Professor Jorge Gardea-Torresdey, Ph.D., was named one of the highest researchers by Web of Science and Clarivate. 

“We are bringing in a lot of research dollars for the university that transfers to work opportunities for students that come to the university,” Pederson said. “As I stated, we have some of the best, strongest scientists in the areas of magnetism, condensed matter physics.”  

As research continues to grow, UTEP does not plan on falling behind any time soon on being one of the top research institutions in the world. 

Gianluca Cuevas is a photographer and may be reached at [email protected] 

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Gianluca Cuevas is a staff photographer for The Prospector. He is a senior majoring in mechanical engineering with a minor in mathematics. He plans to work in the automotive industry designing cars/mechanic in the F1. He also has his small photography business 365elements which he plans to continue to grow.
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