The list, published by the Web of Science Group, which runs a global citation database, recognizes researchers who have published papers that have been highly cited by their peers. These highly cited papers rank in the top 1% by citations for a chosen field and year, and in 2019 only 0.1% of the world’s researchers across 21 research fields earned the highly cited distinction, according to Web of Science. Ade was recognized in the Materials Science category.
Ade, who launched NC State’s Carbon Electronics faculty cluster, has received international attention for his interdisciplinary work on understanding the physics of organic solar cells and light-emitting diodes, creating novel devices, and inventing and using new characterization methods with an emphasis on applications to organic devices.
Ade was joined on the list by Long Ye, who was recently a research assistant professor in the Department of Physics and is now a professor at Tianjin University in China. Also making the list from NC State was Rodolphe Barrangou, Todd R. Klaenhammer Distinguished Scholar in Probiotics Research in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.