12 Jul 2023
HKU Science Academics Achieve Top Honours in 2023 Best Scientists Rankings
The University of Hong Kong (HKU) has demonstrated its academic excellence by achieving outstanding recognition in the 2023 Best Scientists Rankings, developed by the globally recognised academic website, Research.com. Ten distinguished professors have been named the top 100 best scientists in their respective fields, including three Professors and two affiliated Professors from the Faculty of Science. In particular, Professor Guochun ZHAO, Chair of Earth Sciences, was ranked 10th in Earth Sciences globally.
Professor Xiang ZHANG, President and Vice-Chancellor of HKU and Chair of Physics, as well as Professor Guochun ZHAO have also achieved the top spot nationally as the number one ranked professors in China by discipline. Meanwhile, Professor Peng GONG, Chair of Global Sustainability at the Department of Earth Sciences has achieved the second position in China by discipline.
The ranking is based on a scientist's D-index (Discipline H-index), which includes only publications and citation data for a specific discipline.
The professors named the best scientists have made significant contributions to their respective fields and their work has had a significant impact on society. It is also a testament to HKU’s unwavering commitment to research excellence and innovation. This achievement will inspire us to keep pushing the boundaries of knowledge and continue making a positive impact on the world through our research.
Professor Chi-Ming CHE (65th globally, 5th in China)
Zhou Guangzhao Professor in Natural Sciences, Chair of Chemistry and Head, Department of Chemistry
Professor Guochun ZHAO (10th globally, 1st in China)
Chair Professor, Department of Earth Sciences
Professor Min SUN (18th globally, 4th in China)
Professor, Department of Earth Sciences
Professor Peng GONG (70th globally, 2nd in China)
HKU Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Development) ; Chair Professor of Global Sustainability, Department of Earth Sciences
Professor Xiang ZHANG (87th globally, 1st in China)
HKU President and Vice-Chancellor; Chair of Physics, Department of Physics
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