ECS Members in the 2021 Class of Highly Cited Researchers

The Electrochemical Society is proud to announce the Society’s distinguished members recognized as 2021 Highly Cited Researchers. The prestigious list, published by the Web of Science Group at Clarivate Analytics, identifies scientists and social scientists who produced multiple papers ranking in the top 1 percent by citations for their field and year of publication, demonstrating significant research influence among their peers.

The total number of highly cited researchers in 2021 was 6,602, which includes 2,828 for cross-field performance and 3,774 in specific fields. According to Clarivate, Highly Cited Researchers are one in 1,000 of the world’s population of scientists and social scientists.

Research by the following ECS members is shaping scientific discourse today and into the future.

Special distinctions

A small number of researchers exerted substantial influence across multiple fields.

Only 23 researchers out of 6,602 on the list appeared in three Institute for Scientific Information™ (ISI) fields.

Cited for three ISI fields: Chemistry, Engineering, and Material Science

  • Michael Graetzel2
  • Yi Cui1

Cited for two ISI fields: Chemistry and Material Science

  • Yury Gogotsi1
  • Jun Liu1
  • Jun Lu
  • Arumugam Manthiram1 2
  • Nam-Gyu Park2
  • Rodney S. Ruoff2
  • Yang-Kook Sun
  • Hailiang Wang
  • Guihua Yu
  • Qiang Zhang


Cited for two ISI fields: Engineering and Material Science

  • Ji-Guang Zhang
ECS members cited in Chemistry  
  • Peter G. Bruce2
  • Ib Chorkendorff
  • Sheng Dai
  • Cao-Thang Dinh
  • Hubert A. Gasteiger1 2
  • John B. Goodenough1 3
  • Joseph T. Hupp2
  • Prashant V. Kamat1
  • Marc T. M. Koper2
  • Hong Li
  • Zhiqun Lin
  • Jeffrey R. Long
  • Bryan D. McCloskey2
  • Jens K. Norskov
  • Jan Rossmeisl
  • Yang Shao-Horn1 2
  • Peter Strasser4
  • Haotian Wang


ECS members cited in Material Science
  • Yu Huang
  • Meilin Liu1
  • Nian Liu
  • Joachim Maier1
  • Yuyan Shao
  • Chunsheng Wang
  • Gang Wu
  • Jie Xiao1
  • Qingyu Yan
  • Yuan Yang
ECS members cited as Crossfield Researchers
  • Nianqiang “Nick” Wu4
ECS Student Chapters at institutions with 27+ Highly Cited Researchers

The Society has 13 student chapters at the 50 institutions (universities, government agencies, or other entities) with 27 or more Highly Cited Researchers.

ECS Student Chapters at the top 10 institutions:

  • Harvard University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, San Diego
  • University of Oxford


These institutions on the list also have ECS Student Chapters:

  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Washington
  • University College London
  • University of Toronto
  • Belgium Student Chapter (Ghent U)
  • University of Texas Austin


Congratulations to all! Our apologies if we missed your name. Please contact us and we will update accordingly.

1 ECS Fellow

2 ECS Awarded Life Member

3 ECS Honorary Member

4 Life Member


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