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Sheng_DaiSheng Dai, a professor of chemistry with a joint appointment at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been named to a list of the most highly cited researchers in the world.

Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers is an annual list that recognizes some of the world’s leading researchers in the sciences and social sciences. About three thousand researchers were named to the 2015 list.

Dai, who is based in the UT Department of Chemistry, is a UT-Battelle Corporate Fellow and serves as the group leader of the Nanomaterials Chemistry Group in ORNL’s Chemical Sciences Division. His research focuses on the synthesis and characterization of materials for energy-related applications.

Scholars earn this distinction by ranking among the top highly cited papers as designated by Essential Science Indicators. These rankings are among the top one percent most cited in their field of study in a given time period, earning the scholars a mark of exceptional impact.

Dai was recognized in the chemistry category. He conducts research on the functionality of mesoporous oxides, carbons, and ionic liquids for separations and other real-world applications, catalysis by nanomaterials, sol-gel synthesis and molecular imprinting of inorganic materials.

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