Seven cfaed (associate) members awarded Highly Cited Researcher 2022

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Clarivate Plc names World’s Influential Researchers with Highly Cited Researchers 2022 List. 6.938 researchers from 69 countries have been named. Some of them are even successful in two fields (one of them Prof. Xinliang Feng).
We are proud to announce that six cfaed members or associate members have received this 'award'.

Renhao Dong: cross-field
Claudia Felser: physics
Xinliang Feng: chemistry AND materials science
Thomas Heine: cross-field
Thomas Mikolajick: cross-field
Stuart Parkin: physics
Minghao Yu: materials science

Congratulations to all of you - quite fantastic achievements!


The Clarivate Analytics ranking lists scientists who have been involved in several of the most cited one percent of publications in their field, categorized by publication year, in the last decade. The evaluation is based on the “Web of Science Core Collection” database, which contains scientific articles from around 21,000 journals. For this year’s list of “Highly Cited Researchers,” the decade 2011 to 2021 was analyzed. In total, around 179,000 publications were amongst the one percent most cited per subject, per year.

Quick information on the cfaed members of the list:

Renhao Dong

Dr.  Dong is a TUD Young Investigator and leads an independent research group at the Chair of Molecular Functional Materials at the Faculty of Chemistry and Food Chemistry and the Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden (cfaed). His current scientific interests mainly include organic 2D materials, the development of interface-assisted synthesis methods, design and synthesis of topological π-conjugated molecules, conjugated 2D polymers (2D polymers/COFs), MOFtronics (conductive 2D MOFs or optoelectronics, magnetics, electrocatalysis, energy storage sensing), novel van der Waals and lateral heterostructures, as well as exotic physical and chemical properties.


Xinliang Feng

Prof. Xinliang Feng holds the Chair of Molecular Functional Materials at the Faculty of Chemistry and Food Chemistry and the Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden (cfaed). His team’s scientific research includes synthetic methods for novel polymers, organic and polymer synthesis, interfacial chemistry, supramolecular chemistry of π-conjugated systems, bottom-up synthesis of carbon nanostructures and graphene nanoribbons, 2D polymers and supramolecular polymers, carbon-rich conjugated 2D polymers for optoelectronics and spintronics, electrochemical exfoliation of 2D crystals, graphene and 2D materials for energy storage and conversion, new energy devices and technologies.


Thomas Mikolajick

Prof. Thomas Mikolajick is a professor of nanoelectronics and scientific director of the TUD subsidiary NaMLab. The Chair focuses on atomic layer processing and novel components using 2D materials. NaMLab explores materials for electronic components. Among the research paths of the last few years, he investigated ferroelectricity in hafnium oxide and reconfigurable components based on nanowires. He is the speaker of the cfaed research cluster.


Minghao Yu

His research involves developing novel organic and inorganic 2D materials and novel 2D hybrids, exploring their fundamental electrochemical properties for electrochemical energy storage and electrocatalysis, as well as fabricating next-generation energy storage devices, including supercapacitors and rechargeable batteries.


Former colleagues in the MFM group, Dr. Jian Zhang and Dr. Faxing Wang, are also among the highly cited researchers in 2022 in the Cross-Field category.

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