UEF professors ranked among world's most Highly Cited Researchers

The Highly Cited Researchers list by Clarivate Analytics recognises world-class researchers selected for their exceptional research performance, demonstrated by production of multiple highly cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in Web of Science. Approximately 6,300 researchers are named Highly Cited Researchers in 2019.

From the University of Eastern Finland, Professor Amit Bhatnagar and Professor Ari Laaksonen are included in the 2019 list.

Professor of Water Chemistry Amit Bhatnagar is among the world’s most cited researchers in the Engineering category. Professor Bhatnagar and his research group at the Department of Environmental and Biological Sciences of the University of Eastern Finland focus on new microalgae research.  The objective of this research is to purify wastewater by using microalgae, to recover nutrients, and to use microalgae biomass for the production of bioenergy and other value-added products.

Professor of Environmental Physics Ari Laaksonen is also the Scientific Director of the Finnish Meteorological Institute. Laaksonen has previously led the Aerosol Physics Research Group at the University of Eastern Finland, and been involved in Nordic and Academy of Finland Centres of Excellence focusing on atmospheric particle formation and on the interaction between particles, clouds and climate in particular.

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