Seven Trinity researchers feature on highly cited researchers 2021 list

Posted on: 16 November 2021

Seven researchers from Trinity feature on the annual Highly Cited Researchers™ 2021 list from Clarivate, which has been released today.

The highly anticipated annual list identifies researchers who demonstrated significant influence in their chosen field or fields through the publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade.

Their names are drawn from the publications that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year in the Web of Science™ citation index.

The seven researchers from Trinity are:

  • David Loane, Assistant Professor in Trinity’s School of Biochemistry and Immunology, based in the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute (TBSI)
  • Valeria Nicolosi, Professor of Nanomaterials & Advanced Microscopy in Trinity’s School of Chemistry; PI at CRANN and AMBER, the SFI Centre for Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research; and PI at I-FORM, the SFI Centre for Advanced Manufacturing
  • Stefano Sanvito, Professor of Condensed Matter Theory in the School of Physics, Director of CRANN and PI at AMBER
  • Brian Lucey, Professor of International Finance and Commodities in Trinity Business School
  • Padraic Fallon, Professor of Translational Immunology in Trinity’s School of Medicine and TBSI
  • Jonathan Coleman, Professor of Chemical Physics in Trinity’s School of Physics and PI at CRANN and AMBER
  • Luke O’Neill, Professor of Biochemistry in Trinity’s School of Biochemistry and Immunology, based in TBSI. Professor O’Neill appears as one of the world’s most cited researchers in two separate categories.


The methodology that determines the “who’s who” of influential researchers draws on data and analysis performed by bibliometric experts and data scientists at the Institute for Scientific Information™ at Clarivate.

It also uses the tallies to identify the countries and research institutions where these citation elite are based.

Professor Wolfgang Schmitt, Dean of Research at Trinity, said:

“This list identifies and celebrates exceptional individual researchers at Trinity whose work is having a significant impact on the research community as evidenced by the rate at which their work is being cited by their peers.

“Crucially though, the research they have contributed is also fueling the innovation, sustainability, health and security that is key for our society’s future.”

The full 2021 Highly Cited Researchers list and executive summary can be found online here.

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