Prof Mika Sillanpää
HIGHEST CITED RESEARCHER
Prof Mika Sillanpää is a distinguished scholar working in the areas of Environmental Engineering, Green Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Water Treatment, and Environmental Analysis. Prof Sillanpää has been recognised by Clarivate Analytics as a Highly Cited Researcher since 2017. Prof Sillanpää joined the University in October 2021 as a Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering Technology (Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment), hosted by Prof Tebogo Mashifana.
Prof Sillanpää’s bibliometric profile indicates that he contributes well above global averages to several of these fields, leading to his inclusion on the Clarivate HCR list in more than one category. Since his appointment, he has contributed more than 100 research papers amounting to more than 16 research output units. For the 2022 academic year, Prof Sillanpää is currently the seventh highest research contributor when considering research units, and first when counting the number of publications (59 research outputs). Prof Sillanpää receives around 11 000 citations to his work annually, and has co-authored five papers with more than 1 000 citations. Since joining UJ, Prof Sillanpää has facilitated research collaborations between the Department of Chemical Engineering Technology and several distinguished international scholars and research institutions. Through his actions, the Department is in the process of signing a Memorandum of Agreement with a college in India to drive exchange programmes. Prof Sillanpää is a well-known global achiever with extraordinary qualities as a visionary researcher. He is recognised for his contribution and achievements in excellent scholarship, global prosperity, and advancement of humanity, as per UJ’s vision, mission, values, and objectives.