Clarivate, a global leader in providing trusted information and insights to accelerate the pace of innovation, recently unveiled its 2020 list of “Highly Cited Researchers.” The annual report features researchers who are referred to as "true pioneers" that have demonstrated considerable influence in their field through publication of academic papers cited by a significant number of peers over the last decade.
This year’s report identifies scientists by category who produced multiple papers between 2009 and 2019 that rank in the top 1 percent by citations for their field and year of publication in the Web of Science citation index, the world’s largest publisher-neutral citation index and research intelligence platform.
Dai, listed in the geosciences category, is among the 6,167 researchers from more than 60 countries and regions who were recognized.
“This honor is an indication of the high-impact scientific research that is being carried out by Professor Dai and the Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences,” said DAES Chair and Professor Ryan Torn. "I congratulate him on continuing to be one of the most influential scientists in his field.”
"The Highly Cited Researchers list is among the metrics widely used for current scientific impacts by individual scientists. I'm happy to see my name and UAlbany continue to be listed together with many other leading scientists from top research universities,” added Dai.
Last year, Dai ranked second in his field and 380 overall in a first of its kind report published by a group of researchers at Stanford University that assessed the top 100,000 scientists based on their single-year (2017) research citations, along with a career-wide analysis. More than 60 UAlbany faculty were mentioned in the report.
Dai has published nearly 200 peer-reviewed articles in numerous journals related to atmospheric and climate science. He is the most cited scholar at UAlbany, according to Google Scholar, with a total of more than 41,557 citations, including 25,785 in the last five years.