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Highly Cited Researchers: Luxembourg in the spotlight

Three Luxembourg researchers – Dr Bohn, Professors Stéphane Bordas and Alexandre Tkatchenko – are featured in the 2020 edition of the prestigious international ranking, the “Highly Cited Researchers” report.

On November 18th, Clarivate™ released its annual “Highly Cited Researchers” report, recognising the world’s most influential academics. Three Luxembourg researchers – Dr Bohn, Professors Stéphane Bordas and Alexandre Tkatchenko – are featured in the 2020 edition of this prestigious international.

Dr Torsten Bohn

Dr Torsten BOHN © LIH

For the second consecutive year, Dr Torsten Bohn, Group leader of the Nutrition and Health Research team of the Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH) Department of Population Health (DoPH), was featured in the list of the most cited global scientists in the field of Agricultural Sciences of the 2020 edition of Clarivate’s “Highly Cited Researchers” ranking. Over the past decade, Dr Bohn has been publishing 119 papers indexed in Web of Science™ and obtained a total of 5,477 citations. Dr Bohn’s research focuses on nutrition and health impact, with special attention to nutrient and secondary plant bioactives bioavailability, dietary patterns, inflammation and oxidative stress.

“I am currently developing our public health and nutrition research activities at LIH in line with the institute’s translational and transversal vision”, explains Dr Bohn. “Indeed, this research axis has a significant translational dimension. Nutrient absorption and availability are tightly linked to various health aspects, such as cardiometabolic diseases, one of the DoPH’s major research areas, as well as being a key element in unravelling the mechanisms underlying the relation between the microbiome, immunity, oxidative stress and inflammation, which are also the priority of the LIH Department of Infection and Immunity (DII). Not to mention the proven connections with cancer research carried out at the LIH Department of Oncology (DONC). Being distinguished as an internationally influential scientist is not only an immense honour, but also an unparalleled opportunity to uphold the institute’s visibility and reputation as a global centre of excellence in transversal and translational research”, he adds.

Prof Stéphane Bordas

Prof Stéphane Bordas
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Stéphane Bordas is a full professor in computational mechanics and founding director of the doctoral programme in data and computational sciences. His research activities focus on the development of data-driven numerical methods for engineering and medicine. The multidisciplinary approach combines mathematical skills with computer science tools while taking into account needs and expectations from practitioners. Prof. Bordas has published over 130 articles in international journals and is Editor in Chief of Advances in Applied Mechanics and Associate Editor of Data Centric Engineering.

Prof Alexandre Tkatchenko

Prof Alexandre Tkatchenko
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Alexandre Tkatchenko is full professor in theoretical chemical physics and Head of the Department of Physics and Materials Science (DPhyMS). His research activities focus on new methods combining physical models with machine learning to discover novel phenomena in complex molecular systems and to apply them to real-life problems. Prof. Tkatchenko has published more than 160 articles in peer-reviewed academic journals with an h-index of 63 and more than 20,000 citations to his articles.

The Highly Cited Researchers list is published by Clarivate and comprises 6,167 researchers from more than 60 countries and regions. The “Highly Cited Researchers” report can be accessed here.

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