2 SSE Professors Selected among Best Scientists in the World 2022
Recently, in the " Best Scientists in the World 2022 Ranking” published by the international academic website Research.com, a total of 1,000 world-renowned scientists were on the list. The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen has two professors selected, both from the School of Science and Engineering. They are Prof. Ben Zhong TANG [No.4 in China and 263rd globally; Dean of the School of Science and Engineering of CUHK-SHENZHEN] and Prof. ZHANG, Rui [No.5 in Singapore and 965th globally; X.Q. Deng Presidential Chair Professor at CUHK-SHENZHEN].
Prof. Ben Zhong TANG was named China's number one Chemistry Scientist (10th globally) and number five Materials Science Scientist (25th globally), respectively.
Prof. ZHANG, Rui was named Singapore 's number one Electronics and Electrical Engineering Scientist (9th globally).
About this ranking:
The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of top scientists in the world is based on data collected from Microsoft Academic Graph on 06-12-2021. Position in the ranking is based on a scientist's general H-index.
Our ranking of top scientists in the world includes leading scientists from all major areas of science. It was based on a meticulous examination of 166,880 scientists on Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Graph.
The H-index threshold for approving a scholar to be considered for a global ranking was set differently for each scientific discipline, but was in most cases equal to 30 or 40. The inclusion criteria for scholars to be considered into the global ranking of top scientists are based on the H-index, proportion of the contributions made within the given discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists. Only top 1000 scientists with the highest H-index are featured in the ranking.
Derived from Research.com
Prof. Ben Zhong TANG
Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
Dean, School of Science and Engineering, CUHK-Shenzhen
X.Q. Deng Presidential Chair Professor
PhD, Kyoto University
Materials science, macromolecular chemistry, and biomedical theranostics. His lab is spearheading the scientific research on aggregation-induced emission.
Professor Ben Zhong Tang received his BS and PhD degrees from South China University of Technology and Kyoto University in 1982 and 1988, respectively. He conducted his postdoctoral work at University of Toronto and worked as a senior scientist in Neos Co., Ltd. in 1989–1994. He joined the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology in 1994 and was promoted to Chair Professor in 2008. In 2021, he joined CUHK-Shenzhen as Dean of School of Science and Engineering, with concurrent appointment of Professor at the School.
Professor Tang was elected to the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Asia Pacific Academy of Materials, and World Academy of Sciences for the Advancement of Science in Developing Countries. He is also fellows of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the International Union of Societies for Biomaterials Science and Engineering.
Professor Tang has published 2,315 scientific papers. His publications have been cited >20,0000 times, with an h-index of 192. He has been listed by Clarivate Analytics as Highly Cited Researcher in both areas of Chemistry and Materials Science since 2014. He received National Natural Science Award (1st Class) from Chinese Government (2017), Scientific and Technological Progress Award from Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation (2017), Senior Research Fellowship from Croucher Foundation (2007), etc. He is now serving as Editor-in-Chief of Aggregate published by Wiley.
Prof. ZHANG, Rui
Fellow of Academy of Engineering Singapore
X.Q. Deng Presidential Chair Professor
PhD, Stanford University
Dr. Rui Zhang received the B.Eng. (First-Class Hons.) and M.Eng. degrees from National University of Singapore, and the Ph.D. degree from Stanford University, Stanford, CA USA, all in electrical engineering. From 2007 to 2009, he worked as a researcher at the Institute for Infocomm Research, ASTAR, Singapore. In 2010, he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of National University of Singapore, where he was appointed as a Provost’s Chair Professor in 2020. Since 2022, he has joined the School of Science and Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, as a Principal’s Diligence Chair Professor. His current research interests include UAV/satellite communication, wireless power transfer, intelligent reflecting surface and reconfigurable MIMO, optimization methods, etc.
He has published over 450 papers in the field of wireless communications, which have been cited more than 60,000 times, with the h-index over 120. He has been listed as a Highly Cited Researcher by Thomson Reuters / Clarivate Analytics since 2015. He was the recipient of the IEEE Communications Society Asia-Pacific Region Best Young Researcher Award in 2011, the Young Researcher Award of National University of Singapore in 2015, the Wireless Communications Technical Committee Recognition Award in 2020, and the IEEE Signal Processing and Computing for Communications (SPCC) Technical Recognition Award in 2021. He received 14 IEEE Best Paper Awards, including the IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications in 2015 and 2020, the IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award in 2016, the IEEE Communications Society Heinrich Hertz Prize Paper Award in 2017, 2020 and 2022, the IEEE Communications Society Stephen O. Rice Prize in 2021, etc.
He served for over 30 international conferences as the TPC Co-Chair or an Organizing Committee Member, and as the guest editor for 3 special issues in IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing and IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications. He served as an elected member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society SPCOM and SAM Technical Committees, and the Vice Chair of the IEEE Communications Society Asia-Pacific Board Technical Affairs Committee. He served as an editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (Green Communications and Networking Series), IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, and IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking. He is now an editor for the IEEE Transactions on Communications. He served as a member of the Steering Committee of the IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, and a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Signal Processing Society and IEEE Communications Society. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and the Academy of Engineering, Singapore.