Insight and Influence


Ten UC Santa Barbara researchers have been named among the most influential scientists in the world, according to the 2022 Highly Cited Researchers list released by Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters).

The 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.

For 2022, Clarivate awarded the distinction to 7,225 researcher awards from 69 countries and regions– 3,981 in specific fields and 3,244 for cross-field impact.

The highly cited researchers from UC Santa Barbara for 2022 are:

Leon Balents(link is external), physics

John Bowers(link is external), cross-field

Anthony Cheetham(link is external), cross-field

Benjamin Halpern(link is external), environment and ecology

Alan Heeger(link is external), cross-field

John Martinis(link is external), physics

Joshua Schimel(link is external), cross-field

Jonathan Schooler(link is external), psychiatry and psychology

James Thomson(link is external), cross-field

Chris Van de Walle(link is external), physics

News Date: 

Tuesday, November 15, 2022