ECE Professor, Dr. Weili Zhang, was named for the fourth year in a row a Clarivate
Highly Cited Researcher due to his pioneering work in THz imaging, spectroscopy, plasmonics,
and metasurfaces. He is only one of two researchers in the OSU system to receive this
award during 2022. In total, his research has been cited more than 17,500 times. He
has an H-Index of 68 (i.e., 68 of his publications have been each cited more than
According to Clarivate, "Each year, Clarivate™ identifies the world’s most influential
researchers ─ the select few who have been most frequently cited by their peers over
the last decade. In 2022, fewer than 7,000, or about 0.1%, of the world's researchers,
in 21 research fields and across multiple fields, have earned this exclusive distinction.
[Dr. Zhang] is among this elite group recognized for [his] exceptional research influence,
demonstrated by the production of multiple highly-cited papers that rank in the top
1% by citations for field and year in the Web of Science™….Of the world’s population
of scientists and social scientists, Highly Cited Researchers™ are 1 in 1,000."