Three professors from the Virginia Tech department of mining and minerals engineering are listed in Stanford University’s author database of the world’s top 2% of scientists. The publicly available database recognizes top-cited scientists in their respective fields of expertise and provides standardized information on citations, h-index, co-authorship adjusted hm-index, citations to papers in different authorship positions and a composite indicator score. 

The mining and minerals engineering faculty recognized in the 2022 single year database are

  • Roe-Hoan Yoon, University distinguished professor, Nicholas T. Camicia professor, and Director for the Center for Advanced Separation Technologies
  • Emily Sarver, Stonie Barker professor of mining engineering and Adjunct Faculty for the Virginia Tech Charles E. Via, Jr. department of civil and environmental engineering
  • Wencai Zhang, assistant professor of mining engineering

In addition to noting the top 2% scientists for a given year, the Stanford study also maintains a list for most career-long citations, which is represented by current faculty members Roe-Hoan Yoon and Wencai Zhang, as well as emeritus professor Gerald H. Luttrell.

“This is a significant recognition for our faculty and our department,” explains Aaron Noble, mining and minerals engineering professor and department head. “Bibliometric data, such as citations, h-index, and other metrics included in the Standard database, are important measures of research impact and are a key component of President Sands’ vision to become a top-100 global research university. I am extremely proud that three of our faculty were recognized in the top 2% globally."

Related links:

October 2023 data-update for "Updated science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators"