Cookies on this website

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Accept all cookies' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. If you click 'Reject all non-essential cookies' only necessary cookies providing core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility will be enabled. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

The ISI Highly Cited Researchers list identifies researchers who publish the highest number of papers in the one per cent most cited in a number of disciplinary areas.

A view of Oxford's colleges

The ISI Highly Cited Researchers list identifies those researchers who publish the highest number of papers in the one per cent most cited in a number of disciplinary areas.

The new December 2015 list shows that Oxford, with 30, has the highest number of such researchers in the UK.

Cambridge is second with 21, Imperial third with 18 and Edinburgh fourth with 11. On the global stage, some of the prominent US institutions have significantly higher numbers on the list: Harvard has 127, Stanford 65 and Berkeley 50. Caltech, which regularly tops a number of university league tables has 15 (consistent with having a much smaller staff complement).

The following researchers from MPLS departments are on the list (with the ISI specified research field in brackets):

Chemistry: Richard Compton (Chemistry)

Engineering Science/Physics: Donal Bradley (Materials Science)

Materials: Peter Bruce (Chemistry)

Physics: Jo Dunkley (Space Science), Philip Stier (Geosciences)

Plant Sciences: Andy Hector (Environment/Ecology), Lee Sweetlove (Plant and Animal Sciences)

Statistics: Peter Donnelly, Jonathan Marchini (both Molecular Biology and Genetics)

Similar stories

Creating statistical models for infectious diseases is challenging: COVID modeller Professor Christl Donnelly on making a difference

Christl Donnelly from the Department of Statistics discusses how she came to work in epidemiological modelling for infectious diseases ranging from Ebola to bovine TB, and most recently COVID-19.

Antimicrobial resistant bacteria found in newborn children from low- and middle-income countries

Researchers at the Ineos Oxford Institute for Antimicrobial Resistance (IOI) and the Department of Biology have revealed links between the presence of bacteria that is resistant to antibiotics in mothers and their newborn babies, drawing on data from seven low- and middle-income countries in Africa and South Asia.

Oxford physicists to benefit from £6m UKRI programme to spur the UK’s quantum leap

A multi-institutional project involving a team from Oxford’s Department of Physics is one of 17 new projects to share in £6 million of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) quantum technology funding, announced this week.

Department of Biology launches at the University of Oxford

Today the Department of Zoology and Department of Plant Sciences officially merge to become the new Department of Biology. This is a significant moment for the University, as two departments with histories of landmark academic breakthroughs and forward-thinking teaching combine to create a new department with interdisciplinary, collaborative opportunities.

Solar is the cheapest power, and a literal light-bulb moment showed us we can cut costs and emissions even further

In an article first published on the Conversation, Matthew Wright (Department of Materials), together with colleagues Bruno Vicari Stefani from CSIRO and Brett Hallam from UNSW Sydney, explain how rethinking the type of silicon used in solar cells could make them much more efficient.

Researchers develop new breath-driven concept set to transform access to hand prosthetics

The new air-powered hand provides a lightweight, low-maintenance and easy-to-use body-powered prosthetic option particularly well suited for children and those in low and middle-income countries.