Rappaport, Marzetta among 26 NYU Professors touted as world's most-cited

Two leaders at the NYU WIRELESS research center at NYU Tandon are among 26 NYU faculty members named to the 2020 Highly Cited Researchers list from Clarivate Analytics. Theodore (Ted) S. Rappaport, and Thomas Marzetta, founding director and director, respectively, are on the annual list recognizing world-class researchers who have demonstrated significant influence in their fields, which at NYU, range from cardiology and neurology to physics and public health.

Rappaport, the David Lee/Ernst Weber Professor of Electrical Engineering, who also holds faculty positions at NYU Courant and in radiology at NYU School of Medicine, pioneered the use of millimeter-wave spectrum for telecommunications. He is now focused on the manifold ways terahertz spectrum could enable next-generation wireless, or 6G, the Center's next area of focus. Similarly, Marzetta, distinguished Industry Professor of electrical and computer engineering, and did fundamental research in and developed the Massive MIMO antenna technology, is exploring fundamental antenna research to enable 6G.