Four Members from Editorial Board of Water Emerging Contaminants & Nanoplastics Designated as “Highly Cited Researchers 2023” by Clarivate Analytics

Published on: 21 Nov 2023 Viewed: 363

On November 16, 2023, Clarivate Analytics released the list of “Highly Cited Researchers 2023”. We extend our congratulations to four members from Editorial Board of WEC&N for their consistent nominations as "Globally Highly Cited Researchers" by Clarivate Analytics! This remarkable achievement underscores their significant contributions to the scientific field.


Prof. Despo Fatta-Kassinos
Highly Cited Researcher 2023-- Environment and Ecology


Prof. Despo Fatta-Kassinos is a Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Cyprus. Her recognition spans from 2018 – 2023, acknowledging multiple highly cited papers ranking in the top 1% by citations for field and year (as assessed by Web of Science, Clarivate Analytics). Prof. Fatta-Kassinos has held key roles in various scientific associations and projects: She was the founding leader of the WG5 'Wastewater reuse' of NORMAN Association (2013-2019) and a founding member of the International Ph.D. School on Advanced Oxidation Processes and member of its Scientific and Management Committee. She was the Chair of the Scientific and Technological Advisory Board of the European JPI 'Water Challenges for a Changing World' for the years 2015-2019, the Chair of the COST Action NEREUS ES1403 (2014-2018), and the Coordinator of the H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015/675530/ANSWER project (2015-2019). She is the Chair of the Advisory Board of the African Center of Excellence in Water and Environment Research, located in Nigeria. She has received many accolades, such as the Noack Laboratorien Outstanding Science Career Award from The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) in 2022.

Research Interests: Contaminants of emerging concern, Wastewater advanced treatment, Advanced oxidation processes, Reclaimed water reuse, Antimicrobial resistance, and the environment

Publication in WEC&N: Contaminants of emerging concern and aquatic organisms: the need to consider hormetic responses in effect evaluations

Webinar in WEC&N: New Opportunities in Wastewater Science and Engineering: Reuse, Recovery, Valorization, Surveillance

Recent Popular Publication: Looking into the effects of co-contamination by micro(nano)plastics in the presence of other pollutants on irrigated edible plants

Prof. Ravi Naidu
Highly Cited Researcher 2023-- Cross-Field


Prof. Ravi Naidu is a global authority in contamination studies, studying agricultural and industrial impacts on the environment. He is the Managing Director of the Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination, Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE), an independent organization that performs research, develops technologies, and provides policy guidance for assessing and addressing soil, water, and air contamination.

Laureate Professor Ravi Naidu  
MSc (Aberdeen-USP), PhD (Massey), PhD (hc, TNAU), DSc (Massey), FSSSA, FSSSNZ, FASA, FAAAS, EASA, FRACI, FRSC, FFINAAS, FTSE, FFRSNZ, Fnd AICD, CChem  
Founding Director    
Global Centre for Environmental Remediation (GCER)      
College of Engineering Science and Environment      
Chair UN FAO International Network on Soil Pollution (INSOP)      
2022 Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award and Medal      
2023 European Geosciences Union Alina Kabata-Pendias Medal    
Chair CleanUp Conference Series    
Web of Science Globally Highly Cited Researcher (2018-present)

Research Interests: Contaminated soil, Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, Microplastics in wastewater, Soil amendments, Agricultural and biological sciences

Recent Publication: Multicomponent PFAS sorption and desorption in common commercial adsorbents: Kinetics, isotherm, adsorbent dose, pH, and index ion and ionic strength effects

Prof. Joana C. Prata
Highly Cited Researcher 2023-- Cross-Field


Prof. Joana C. Prata is from 1H-TOXRUN – One Health Toxicology Research Unit, University Institute of Health Sciences, Gandra, Portugal; School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Porto (ICBAS-UP), Porto, Portugal.

Research Interests: One health, Environmental health, Veterinary medicine, Microplastics, Plastics, Sustainability, Circular economy

Publication in WEC&N: A One Health perspective on water contaminants

Webinar in WEC&N: Dos and Don'ts of Microplastic Research

Special Issues in WEC&N:    
One Health and Water Contamination    
Monitoring of Microplastics in the Environment

Recent Popular Publication:    
Mechanisms influencing the impact of microplastics on freshwater benthic invertebrates: Uptake dynamics and adverse effects on Chironomus riparius

Prof. Ajit Sarmah
Highly Cited Researcher 2023-- Cross-Field


Prof. Ajit Sarmah is a Professor at the University of Auckland, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Auckland, New Zealand.

Research Interests: Sustainable waste utilization, Photocatalytic degradation, Nanomaterials, and plant interaction, Emerging contaminants, Human pharmaceuticals, Emerging chemicals, Phospholipid fatty acid (PLFA) analysis, Pyrolysis and biochar production, Soil erosion, and nutrient loss

Recent Publication in WEC&N: Modelling and spectroscopic investigation of 2,4-D adsorption in soil amended with pine sawdust, paunch grass, and sewage sludge biochars

Popular Publication in 2023: A novel green synthesized magnetic biochar from white tea residue for the removal of Pb(II) and Cd(II) from aqueous solution: Regeneration and sorption mechanism

The WEC&N Editorial Office extends heartfelt congratulations to these accomplished individuals for their exceptional achievements and salutes all scientists dedicated to advancing environmental sciences.

Language Editor: Catherine Yang

Respectfully Submitted by the Editorial Office

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