Dr. Ong Wee Jun Named Global Highly Cited Researcher Again in 2020


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ong Wee Jun from School of Energy and Chemical Engineering has been named by Web of Science Group, Clarivate, as one of its Highly Cited Researchers in 2020.

The highly anticipated annual list of Highly Cited Researchers identifies researchers who have demonstrated significant influence in their chosen field or fields through the publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade. Their names are drawn from publications that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in the Web of Science citation index. 

In 2020, fewer than 6,200, or about 0.1%, of the world's researchers, in 21 research fields and across multiple fields, have earned this exclusive distinction. In Malaysia, a total of 13 scientists have been named to this prestigious list.

This is the second year that Dr. Ong has been included in this list for his publications, which have an outsized influence across several fields.

Five other Xiamen University academics won this prestigious recognition for their research achievements as well.

About Web of Science Group Highly Cited Researchers List

The Web of Science Group, a Clarivate Analytics company, is well-known for its Institute for Scientific Information (ISI). The Group operates the Web of Science – the worlds largest and most trusted publisher-neutral citation index and research intelligence platform. Papers that are searched and found on the Web of Science are generally considered to be of very high quality. Further information about the award can be found at:


About Dr. Ong Wee Jun

Dr. Ong Wee Jun is currently an Associate Professor with the School of Energy and Chemical Engineering, XMUM. He has won several prestigious awards since joining XMUM in 2018, including the Merdeka Award Grant for International Attachment, Young Researcher Award from Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) and the Green Talent Award presented by the German government. He has been named as a Global Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate Analytics (the Web of Science Group) for year 2019 and 2020. Currently, he serves as the Chief Editor, Associate Editor, Guest Editor, and Board Member of Frontiers in NanotechnologyFrontiers in ChemistryMaterials HorizonsLangmuirScientific Reports, and Nanotechnology, respectively. For more information about Dr. Ong, please refer to the following websites:



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