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Highly-Cited Researchers at M.U.S.T.

The Clarivate Analytics, U.S., announced the list of Highly-Cited Researchers 2018 on November 27, 2018. Five professors from Macau University of Science and Technology were selected into the list. They are Prof. Li Zhiwu, Prof. Zhou Mengchu, Distinguished Guest Prof. Li Songxiao, and Distinguished Guest Prof. Zhou Yong from the Faculty of Information Technology listed in the category of Engineering and Mathematics, and Distinguished Guest Prof. Wang Jun from the Macau Institute for Applied Research in Medicine and Health listed in the field of Biology & Biochemistry. The researchers selected into the list all have papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for the relevant field, which demonstrates their continuous significant contributions and impact, as well as recognitions from peers in the world’s academic community. With five scientists entering the list, M.U.S.T. therefore became the university in Macao that has the most researchers selected into the list, not to mention that these researchers have been ranked in the list straight for many years.


The Highly Cited Researchers for 2018 covers a total of 21 categories in natural sciences and social sciences. Altogether, 140,990 papers, which were published and cited by SCI and SSCI during 2006-2016, were surveyed, and eventually the survey singled out over 4,000 most highly cited researchers in specific fields. In particular, there are 482 Chinese scientists selected for the list.

In the 18 years’ course of time since it was founded, Macau University of Science and Technology has always attached great importance to developing unique characteristics and priority research areas. In recent years, the University has had continuous growth in papers published in English journals cited by SCI and SSCI, with a yearly output of 500 papers on average, more than 50% of which were published in journals ranked in Q1, including Science, Nature, and other world’s top leading journals; the University has also been granted over 300 international patents. M.U.S.T. is determined to further strengthen the policy of attaching equal importance to teaching and research, continuously mobilize and empower the teaching and research faculty to engage in innovative research, and devote to high-quality education and extraordinary research.


Earlier, Prof. Li Zhiwu was granted the Humboldt fellowship, went to Israel, Germany, France, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Italy for research work as a visiting scholar, and kept in close touch academically with 17 countries and regions across the world. His research areas mainly consist of discrete-event systems, production planning and scheduling, and intelligent computing. His research findings were cited by over 300 research institutes across more than 50 countries and regions, including famous companies like HP (Hewlett-Packard Company), GM (General Motors), GE (General Electric Company), and Huawei. Based on his research achievements in Petri nets and their applications in computer manufacturing systems, Prof. Li Zhiwu was elected fellow of the IEEE in 2017. 


Prof. Zhou Mengchu is a renowned scholar in the field of automation, tenured professor in New Jersey Institute of Technology, U.S., and General Chairman for the International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybermetics; he’s made significant contributions to Petri nets and their applications. Prof. Zhou has published 12 monographs and more than 460 papers, including 360 papers published in IEEE Transactions (journal of the IEEE Communications Society) and 12 invention patents. He is a founding editor for the IEEE Press’s systems sciences and engineering series and Chief Editor for the IEEE/CAAJournal of Automatica Sinica. He was appointed Chair Professor in the 8th “Changjiang Scholars Program Award” by the Ministry of China in 1998, won Humboldt Research Award for U.S. Senior Scientists by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany, in 2000, and was named Outstanding Scientist in the 21st Century by the International Talents Center, University of Cambridge, U.K., in 2001. In 2003, he was named a fellow of the IEEE, and in 2004, he received Outstanding Contribution Award from the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society.


Distinguished Guest Prof. Li Songxiao’s main research interests are in the operator theory on analytic function spaces, complex analysis and functional analysis. He’s published over 100 papers, including 80 papers cited by SCI. He won the “2008 China’s Top 100 Most Influential International Papers” prize, the 2nd prize in Guangdong Science and Technology Awards, amongst other awards and honors. Currently, he serves as Member of the Editors’ Board of Journal of Shuxue Budengshi (Journal of Mathematical Unequal Formulae), reviewer for Mathematical Reviews, U.S.A. along with other academic titles. 


Distinguished Guest Prof. Zhou Yong’s main research focus lies in fractional differential equation theory and control. He once served and still serves as member of the editors’ boards or guest editor for more than 10 world’s famous journals, experts panel member for selection of national science and technology awards, and member of the science committee and the proceedings committee of many international conferences. He’s published five English monographs in Springer, Elsevier, World Scientific and other presses, and published more than 100 papers in Mathematische Annalen, J. Functional Analysis, Nonlinear Dynamics, and other academic journals, and 26 of these papers were listed as highly cited papers by the ESI. His research works were widely cited by more than 200 research institutes across 40 countries and regions.


Prof. Wang Jun’s main research focus lies in omics studies and big data analysis and processing. He’s had several research outcomes industrialized, and applied for approximately 300 national and international patents for his inventions, 30 of which had already been granted. He’s published over 400 top-standard journal papers, including 100 or so papers published in world’s top journals such as Cell, Nature, Science, and The New England Journal of Medicine. The article on gastrointestinal microbiota, which he published in Nature in 2010, remained the paper most highly cited by others in China in the category of biology during 2005-2015, and was named as one of the Top 10 Most Important Scientific Discoveries in the Last Decade by Science in 2011. He’s received numerous honors and awards, including National Distinguished Young Scholar, 973 Chief Scientist, and Top 10 Persons of the Year in the world science community in 2012 selected by Nature.


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