Nelson Tansu, the Daniel E. ’39 and Patricia M. Smith Endowed Chair Professor and director of Lehigh’s Center for Photonics and Nanoelectronics (CPN), has been named to the prestigious Clarivate Analytics list of “Highly Cited Researchers” for 2018. The list, published annually, includes researchers ranking in the top 1 percent by citations for field and publication year.

According to the Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters) website, the “Highly Cited Researchers” list “identifies the most frequently cited researchers as determined by the extent to which their papers have supported, influenced, inspired and challenged other researchers around the globe. It identifies authors who have consistently won peer approval from international researchers in the form of high citation counts.”

Tansu, who is widely regarded for his groundbreaking contributions to the field of semiconductor optoelectronics materials and devices, appears in the “Cross-Field/Multidisciplinary” category of the list, on which researchers with substantial influence across several fields are included.

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