Bowers “Highly Cited Excellence"
Clarivate Analytics names ECE Professor John Bowers and eight other UC Santa Barbara scientists and social scientists to its 2021 list of highly cited researchers
Nine UC Santa Barbara researchers have been named among the most influential scientists in the world, according to the 2021 Highly Cited Researchers list released by Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters).
Clarivate’s annual list identifies researchers in the sciences and social sciences who demonstrated significant influence in their respective field or fields through publication of multiple highly cited papers during the past decade. Their names are drawn from the publications that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year in the Web of Science™ citation index.
John Bowers is a Distinguished Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering and Materials departments and the Director UCSB's Institute for Energy Efficiency (IEE). He is a world leader in photonics and optoelectronics. His research focuses on the use of light to transmit data. As a result of his integration of electronic and photonic elements on the same silicon-based chip, the next generations of computers and telecommunications devices will be able to receive and transmit data at much faster speeds while using a fraction of the energy that computers use today.
A veteran of industry who worked at Bell Laboratories and Honeywell before joining UCSB in 1987, Bowers has published nearly five hundred journal papers and received fifty-four patents. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Engineering, a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the National Academy of Inventors, the Optical Society of America (OSA) and the American Physical Society, and the recipient of the OSA Holonyak Award.
Clarivate’s 2021 list contains 6,602 highly cited researchers in various fields from more than 70 countries and regions — 3,774 recognized for their performance in the 21 Essential Science Indicator™ and 2,828 highly cited researchers recognized for their cross-field performance.