Romesh Batra, the Clifton C. Garvin Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics at Virginia Tech, has been selected to appear on because of his exceptional citation count in the field of engineering. 

The high number of citations his publications have received from fellow scientists is the reason he was selected for this academic honor.

Batra is world renowned for his work on the strength of materials. His efforts have earned him numerous awards including the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Award in 1992 for his pioneering work in developing an understanding of the failure of materials due to extreme loads. 

He also won the 2009 Engineering Science Medal from the Society of Engineering Science (SES) for his singular work on material failure, the 2009 Lee Hsun Research Award from the Chinese Academy of Sciences for his work on understanding material behavior under explosive loads, and the 2000 Eric Reissner Medal from the International Congress of Computational and Engineering Society for his fundamental work in simulating the penetration of a missile into a tank wall.

Thomson Reuters is a free, publicly available website intended to highlight the world's most cited authors from the past 25 years and to create a network of highly cited researchers across diverse disciplines. For more information on the author identification process, please read the essay.

Less than one-half of one percent of all publishing authors meet the criteria for inclusion on this site. The website includes over 5,000 researcher profiles in 21 categories.  Visit the site to view the current list.

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