Wu and Westerhoff are among world's most influential researchers

Sustainability Scientists Jianguo Wu and Paul WesterhoffSustainability Scientists Jianguo Wu and Paul Westerhoff joined nine other ASU colleagues in being named Highly Cited Researchers by the Web of Science Group for the year 2019. Globally, only about 6,200 academics have received this award, including 11 (one retired) from Arizona State University. Researchers who receive this honor are ranked in the top 1 percent of the most cited works in the last decade. “Being cited by ones’ peers is a hallmark of highly respected work, and is demonstrative of the caliber of professionals dedicated to advancing impactful, cutting-edge research here at ASU,” said Sethuraman "Panch" Panchanathan, executive vice president of ASU’s Knowledge Enterprise and ASU’s chief research and innovation officer. Jianguo Wu, a landscape ecologist, is the Dean's Distinguished Professor of Sustainability Science in the School of Life Sciences in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. His research studies urban planning and how we can improve the landscapes in which we live. To tackle landscape ecology problems, he contextualizes global, regional and local analyses. Wu says that working at multiple scales allows us to better understand and handle complex sustainability issues. Wu has authored 14 books and 295 papers. He is the editor-in-chief for the journal Landscape Ecology, since 2005. Paul Westerhoff is an ASU Regents’ Professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. His research focuses on the contaminants found in water bodies, including nanomaterials, and how they can be treated. To help solve thorny water problems, Westerhoff is looking at using artificial intelligence. He has more than 260 peer reviewed journal article publications and is co-chair of the U.S.-European Expsoure Community of Researchers.