Professor Aldo R. Boccaccini (Institute of Biomaterials), Prof. Christoph Brabec (Institute of Materials for Electronics and Energy Technology) and Prof. Patrik Schmuki (Institute for Surface Science and Corrosion), all members of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, have been listed in the prestigious Highly Cited Researchers 2018 (https://hcr.clarivate.com/ ) list, published by Clarivate Analytics. This list contains the world’s most influential researchers across 21 scientific disciplines. The 2018 list includes 6000 researchers list recognizing world-class researchers selected for their exceptional research performance, demonstrated by production of multiple highly cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in Web of Science. Worldwide 208 researchers are included in the materials science category. The methodology used to produce the 2018 Highly Cited Researchers list is available on the website of Clarivate Analytics (https://hcr.clarivate.com/methodology/ ).