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Hull Professor Named As One of World’s Top Researchers

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A professor at the University of Hull has been named as one of the world's most influential researchers.

Professor Xudong Zhao is one of just five UK-based academics to be included in the engineering category of the Highly Cited Researchers Report, compiled by Clarivate Analytics.

Those included in the report must have a "markedly high" number of papers that rank in the top 1% most cited for a field over an 11-year period between 2005-2015.

The professor has been recognised globally for work in the fields of sustainable building services, renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.

Over 30-years, he has participated in 54 research projects worth £14m, in a further 40 engineering consultancy projects worth £5m, and claimed five patents.

Commenting on Mr Zhao's inclusion in the list, professor David Atkinson, Associate Dean for Research for the Faculty of Science and Engineering, said: "This recognition of Xudong's highly impressive citation figures reflects his research excellence and his growing influence in international research. We are delighted to support the further development of his team, and we look forward to his continued impact on global research and policies in sustainable and efficient-energy solutions for our shared future."