Prof. Zhang Jianhua Named Highly Cited Researcher 2021 by Clarivate Analytics
Prof. Zhang Jianhua is ranked among Clarivate's top 1% of researchers for most cited publications in plant and animal science indexed by Web of Science. This annual list identifies the world's most influential researchers whose peers have most frequently cited over the last decade. This year, fewer than 6,700, or about 0.1%, of the world's researchers, in 21 research fields and across multiple domains have earned this exclusive distinction.
Prof. Zhang Jianhua is currently the Associate Vice-President (Global Research Collaboration) and Chair Professor in Plant Biology at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU). He served as Dean of Science at HKBU from 2017-2020. An internationally renowned scholar and an expert in the areas of plant stress physiology and water-saving cultivation of field crops, Professor Zhang was selected by the prestigious scientific journal Nature as one of the "five crop researchers who could change the world" in December 2008 for his research focusing primarily on water-saving irrigation in China.
Prof. Zhang's achievements have been widely recognised through several awards, including the State Natural Science Award and the State Scientific and Technological Progress Award from China's State Council. He has published extensively with over 25,000 citations and an h-index at 89. Currently, he serves as Associate Editor and Monitoring Editor for several top plant science and agriculture journals, such as the Journal of Experimental Botany and Plant Physiology.
Prof. Zhang obtained his BSc from Jiangsu Agricultural College in China and his PhD from Lancaster University in the UK. He was also awarded Doctor of Science (honoris causa) by Lancaster University in 2014.
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