By WSU News & Media Relations
Food engineer Juming Tang and catalysis researcher Yong Wang are the newest Washington State University faculty to be added to the 2023 list of the world’s most Highly Cited Researchers. They join five other WSU faculty who have been on the list recognizing researchers whose studies are most often cited in their fields: Dan “Annie” Du, Dogan Gursoy, Kris Kowdley, Yuehe Lin, and Nathan McDowell.
This recognition means these researchers have authored multiple papers which rank in the top 1% by citations for their fields and publication year in the Web of Science over the past decade. Of the world’s population of scientists, Highly Cited Researchers are 1 in 1,000.
Clarivate, the analytics company that runs the Web of Science research platform, creates the Highly Cited Researchers List every year using both quantitative and qualitative analysis to identify researchers who have demonstrated significant influence in their fields.
Regents Professor and Distinguished Chair of Food Engineering
Biological Systems Engineering, College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resources
Tang holds 15 US and international patents leading to global commercialization of microwave-assisted thermal processing technologies for production of shelf-stable, chilled, or frozen meals free from pathogens. His research has led to understanding and development for pathogen control in low-moisture foods, such as baby formula, spice, nuts, and chocolates. He has conducted research on food drying technologies for improved energy efficiency and quality as well as preserving ready-to-eat meals for future space programs.