three-top-researchers

By Kate Nelson, College of Engineering & Architecture intern

PULLMAN, Wash. – Three professors in the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture have been named among the top cited or influential scientific researchers in the world.

Alex Guenther, Su Ha and Yuehe Lin are among approximately 3,200 top cited or influential researchers, according to Thomson Reuters, because they have published the most or most influential articles among those frequently cited by fellow researchers.

Guenther is a Washington State University alumnus (’86 and ’89) recently returned as a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

He is lead developer of the Model of Emissions of Gases and Aerosols from Nature (MEGAN), which is used by the scientific and regulatory communities to simulate biogenic emissions for regional air quality and global earth system modeling.

He has more than 280 publications in peer-reviewed journals. They have been cited more than 22,000 times; more than half of those citations have occurred in the past five years.

Ha is an associate professor in the Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering and director of the O.H. Reaugh Laboratory for Oil and Gas Research.

His research focuses on novel methods for efficiently converting the chemical energy of various fuels, including biofuels, into clean electrical energy using both metal-based nanoparticles and natural enzymes as the catalysts.

He has numerous publications and holds two patents.

Lin joined WSU in 2013 as a professor in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering and in the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health.

His research interests include synthesis and characterization of functional nanomaterials; materials and devices for sensing, bioimaging, and drug delivery; materials and systems for water monitoring and treatment; nanomaterials for energy conversion and storage; electrochemistry and electrocatalysis.

His research has resulted in more than 300 publications and he holds more than 10 patents. His publications have been cited about 21,336 times; he has an h-index (measure of productivity and impact of a scientist or scholar) of 78, according to Google Scholar.