David Roy Makes List of Most Highly Cited Researchers for Fifth Straight Year

November 27, 2023

David RoyThe MSU Center for Global Change and Earth Observations and the Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences congratulate Dr. David Roy on being listed as one of the most highly cited researchers in the world. This is the fifth consecutive year that Dr. Roy has received this distinction.

The Highly Cited Researchers List compiled by Clarivate Analytics identifies individuals from across the globe who have demonstrated significant and broad influence in their chosen field or fields of research over the past decade. 

According to the report, this list is drawn from the highly cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year in Clarivate’s Web of Science citation index. Of the world's population of scientists and social scientists, highly cited researchers are 1 in 1000, with 7,125 highly cited researchers worldwide in 2023.

Dr. Roy is one of 5 MSU faculty to be listed on the 2023 Highly Cited Researchers List. These faculty members include:

David Roy is the director of the Center for Global Change and Earth Observations in the College of Social Science and a professor in the Department of Geography, Environment and Spatial Sciences. His research interests include the development of remote-sensing and advanced computing methods to integrate satellite sensor data to map and characterize terrestrial global change, big satellite data processing and the causes and consequences of land cover and land use change.

Jianguo “Jack” Liu is a University Distinguished Professor and the Rachel Carson Chair in Sustainability in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. He serves as the director of the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability and focuses on addressing complex human-environmental challenges through systems integration.

Morteza Mahmoudi is an associate professor in the Department of Radiology and Precision Health Program in the College of Human Medicine. His specific research interest is in nanomedicine and regenerative medicine for the development of new nano-based platforms for prevention and treatment of life-threatening conditions like cardiomyopathy and cancer.

James Tiedje is a University Distinguished Professor and the director of the MSU Center for Microbial Ecology in the Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. His work focuses on microbial ecology and antimicrobial resistance.

Gregg Howe is an MSU Research Foundation Professor and University Distinguished Professor of biochemistry and molecular biology in the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory and College of Natural Science. His internationally recognized research focuses on plant hormone biology and understanding how plants respond to insect herbivory and other environmental stresses.