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Electronics engineer listed in the global top 1% of most highly cited researchers

Published: 21 December 2018
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Professor Lajos Hanzo has built an international reputation for telecommunications

Wireless communications expert Professor Lajos Hanzo has featured in Clarivate Analytics’ Highly Cited Researchers 2018 for the significant influence of his career over the past decade.

The Head of the Next Generation Wireless Research Group is one of 11 academics from the University of Southampton to be highlighted by the report, which recognises exceptional research performance from multiple papers that rank in the global top 1% by citations.

Lajos is among just 5 researchers based in the United Kingdom and only 96 worldwide included specifically for the field of Computer Science, although his subject is wireless communications.

He has built an international reputation for telecommunications in over three decades at Southampton’s School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) and Southampton is now the top-ranked university for Telecommunication Engineering in Europe according to the 2018 ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects.

Lajos says: “It’s been a huge privilege to collaborate with a team of 119 talented PhD students in ECS and a similar number of academic colleagues over the decades – sincere thanks for the enlightenment I gained from our deep-routed discussions, in particular to Professors Sheng Chen (ISI Highly-Cited), Rob Maunder and Lie-Liang Yang, as well as to Drs El-Hajjar, Soon-Xin Ng and Rong Zhang.”

The Clarivate Analytics list of Highly Cited Researchers for 2018 identified scientists and social scientists across 21 fields used in Essential Science Indicators (ESI). The report surveyed papers published and cited between 2006 and 2016, ranking entries in the top 1% by citations for their ESI field and year.

The 2018 list contains 6,078 Highly Cited Researchers, including 2,020 researchers identified as having exceptional performance across several fields.

Two other researchers from Lajos’ Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences also appear in the list. Professor Mark Sullivan (who has recently been announced as the new Head of Physics and Astronomy) is featured in the field of Space Science, while Professor Nikolay Zheludev is honoured for his cross-field expertise within the Zepler Institute for Photonics and Nanoelectronics.

Lajos’ international career has included academic posts in Hungary, Germany and the UK. He has co-authored 18 John Wiley/IEEE Press books totalling around 10,000 pages on mobile radio communications. Earlier this year, he was awarded his second European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Fellow Grant totalling €2.5 million to contribute to the conception of the wireless Quantum Internet.

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