UNC Charlotte researchers recognized among world’s top 2%

Top 2%

A recent Stanford University study recognizes the top 2% of the world’s most cited researchers. In all, 41 researchers affiliated with UNC Charlotte made the list.

The report, first published in the PLOS Biology Journal, evaluated and ranked approximately seven million scientists across disciplines throughout the span of their work years through 2019.

Based on a series of metrics, including the career-long citation impact of their published research, the database is among the most comprehensive global faculty-evaluation resources ever produced.

“The influential work of the researchers cited in Stanford University’s report reflects UNC Charlotte’s long history of exemplary and discipline-leading research,” said Joan Lorden, provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs. “Their inclusion among the world’s top researchers is well-deserved; the University takes pride in the contributions they are making to their fields.”

See the full list of UNC Charlotte faculty recognized below.

Research Highlights

Through a $20 million grant, the National Technical Assistance Center on Transition for Students and Youth with Disabilities at UNC Charlotte will continue to assist community partners to implement practices that help students with disabilities graduate equipped for success in postsecondary education and employment.

UNC Charlotte is one of several institutions nationwide to invest in campus-based wastewater testing as a mitigation tactic. This effort helped to signal the emergence of potential clusters of positive coronavirus individuals several days in advance of the results of the first clinical diagnosis. Their work was featured in this New York Times piece.

New research out of the department of sociology on gender inequality indicates that fewer leadership prospects in the workplace apply even to women who show the most promise early on in their academic careers. The social scientists discovered that men supervise more individuals in the workplace than women, regardless of their grade point averages (GPAs) in high school.

The 2020 State of Housing in Charlotte report, released by the Childress Klein Center for Real Estate (CKCRE)—ranked among the top-20 most active research institutions in real estate for the past decade, provides data-driven analysis of housing in Charlotte’s eight-county region. The report outlines the strengths and challenges affecting the fast-growing Charlotte housing market.

The Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC) was one of 10 institutions nationwide to receive support from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office to improve the resilience and reliability of the regional energy grid. This $3.6 million award is part of a collaborative effort to develop an advanced microgrid control architecture.

Check out more innovative research at UNC Charlotte.

Cross-campus recognition

UNC Charlotte faculty members featured are from colleges and departments across the University; the majority of those named currently teach and conduct research for UNC Charlotte. (UNC Charlotte’s School of Data Science (SDS) reported University faculty members on the list from various University colleges who conduct interdisciplinary research through SDS.)

UNC Charlotte researchers and their primary fields of research cited as among the world’s top 2% are:

Belk College of Business

The William States Lee College of Engineering

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

College of Computing and Informatics

Cato College of Education

The Graduate School