Five WSU faculty named to Highly Cited Researchers list

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Washington State University faculty Dan “Annie” Du, Dogan Gursoy, Kris Kowdley, Yuehe Lin, and Nathan McDowell were recognized in this year’s Highly Cited Researchers list, meaning they are among the top 1% most cited researchers in the world.

The Highly Cited Researchers 2022 list, developed by Clarivate, the analytics company that runs the Web of Science research platform, uses both quantitative and qualitative analysis to identify researchers who have demonstrated significant and broad influence in their fields. The list is drawn from the highly cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year in the Web of Science citation index over the past decade.

Dan "Annie" Du portrait

Dan “Annie” Du

Research professor in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Voiland College of Engineering

Du is an innovator in the fields of biomaterials and bioengineering. Her work focuses on using nanomaterials for biosensing and drug delivery as well as immunosensors and microchips for biomarker detection. She led work on developing an early detection method for Alzheimer’s disease and functional gold and platinum nanoparticles for cancer therapy.  She has published more than 300 research papers which have been cited more than 27,700 times, according to Google Scholar. She is the North American editor of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Asia, associate editor of Frontier in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, and editorial board member of Analytica Chimica Acta, Biosensors; Frontiers in Analytical Chemistry, Biosensors & Bioelectronics X, and Sensors. 

Dogan Gursoy profile

Dogan Gursoy

Taco Bell Distinguished Professor in Hospitality Business Management
Carson College of Business

Gursoy is a leading hospitality and tourism researcher, covering topics such as use of artificially intelligent devices in service delivery, sustainability, services management, tourist behavior, and hospitality and tourism marketing. His recent research includes a study of how people’s desire to travel increased the likelihood of COVID-19 vaccination. He received the 2021 ICHRIE Lifetime Research Achievement Award and 2019 University of Delaware’s Michael D. Olsen Research Achievement Award. Recently he was recognized one of the world’s most prolific researchers in hospitality and tourism over the last 20 years by the International Journal of Contemporary Management. Gursoy has produced 240 papers which have been cited more than 30,400 times, according to Google Scholar.

Close up of Kris Kowdley

Kris Kowdley

Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

Kowdley is an internationally recognized liver disease expert and researcher. He has led several major international clinical trials of new treatments for hepatitis C, hereditary hemochromatosis, primary biliary cholangitis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. His translational and laboratory research focuses on the role of iron as a co-factor in many liver diseases, ranging from hepatitis C, hemochromatosis to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. He has developed murine models for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis and is one of the founding principal investigators of the nonalcoholic steatohepatitis research network funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases for over 20 years. Kowdley is an author on more than 1,000 articles, book chapters, reviews, and commentaries, and his scholarly work has been cited more than 56,600 times, according to Google Scholar.

Closeup of Yuehe Lin

Yuehe Lin

Professor in School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Voiland College of Engineering

Lin is a leader in the fields of bioengineering and energy. His work includes developing nanomaterials and nanosensors for disease diagnosis and drug delivery and catalysts for energy storage and conversion. Recent notable studies include the development of a low-cost glyphosate sensor and a breakthrough in water-splitting.  He has produced more than 600 publications which have been cited more than 74,600 times, according to Google Scholar. Lin is a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, Electrochemical Society, and Royal Society of Chemistry as well as an elected member of the Washington State Academy of Sciences.

Closeup of Nathan McDowell.
Photo by Andrea Starr, PNNL

Nathan McDowell

Earth Scientist
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory with
joint appointment in WSU School of Biological Sciences

McDowell is an international expert on the subject of forest function and disturbance under global environmental change. His recent work has focused on the causes and consequences of tree mortality due to drought, fire, insect attack, and sea level rise. He was lead author on recent articles on woody plant mortality in Nature Reviews, Earth & Environment and Global Change Biology. He has produced more than 500 publications which have been cited more than 36,000 times, according to Google Scholar. McDowell has also been an editor for New Phytologist for over 10 years. 

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