Twenty of the most influential scientists in the world work at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, with headquarters in Richland, or have a joint appointment there with a Northwest university.

James Stegen.

Among them is James Stegen, an earth scientist with a joint appointment with PNNL and Washington State University’s School of the Environment and an expert in ecological theory. Stegen is recognized for cross-field research and has built multidisciplinary teams to integrate computational simulation, experimentation, and observation.

Each year Clarivate determines the top researchers based on how often other researchers cite their work over the past decade, an indicator of their influence in the worldwide research community,

About 1 in 1,000 researchers make the list, with the 2022 list including scientists from 69 countries and researchers.

“The highly cited researchers list identifies and celebrates exceptional individual researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory who are having a significant impact on the research community as evidenced by the rate at which their work is being cited by their peers,” said David Pendlebury, head of research analysis at the Institute for Scientific Information at Clarivate.

“These individuals are helping to transform human ingenuity into our world’s greatest breakthroughs,” he said.

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