Ritsumeikan University

College of Science and Engineering Associate Professor Tomoko Hasegawa Selected for Highly Cited Researchers List for Third Year in a Row



December 01, 2021

November 16, Associate Professor Tomoko Hasegawa of the College of Science and Engineering was selected for the Highly Cited Researchers 2021 list. This marks the third year in a row that she has been selected for this list.

The Highly Cited Researchers list, which is released annually by Web of Science owner Clarivate Analytics, recognizes "the world's most influential researchers of the past decade, demonstrated by the production of multiple highly-cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in Web of Science."

For this year's list, 6,602 researchers (including 89 from Japanese research institutions) representing a variety of disciplines and hailing from around 70 countries and regions were selected for the list. Associate Professor Hasegawa was selected for the Cross Field category, which evaluates researchers based on the total number of citations received for papers published in multiple fields.

Associate Professor Hasegawa conducts research related to global environmental issues, particularly climate change, using computer simulations called integrated assessment models that provide integrated analyses of energy, the economy, agriculture, land use, water use, and other factors. Specifically, she is working on forecasting future greenhouse gas emissions, examining measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and conducting an economic analysis of the effects of climate change.

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