Monday, May 9, 2005
Mellon College of Science Research Impact Remains High
Recent statistics posted by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) show that Krzysztof Matyjaszewski ranks fifth worldwide in chemistry in the number of citations to his 272 academic publications. Colleagues have cited his papers in their articles more than 10,000 times to date. Matyjaszewski is University Professor of Chemistry, J.C. Wamer Professor of Natural Sciences aand Director of the Center for Macromolecular Engineering at the Mellon College of Science (MCS).
Worldwide, Carnegie Mellon University’s department of chemistry ranks among the top 100 university chemistry departments, corporations, pharmaceutical companies and national scientific academic societies with respect to the number of citations per journal article published in chemistry.
“These statistics reflect the impressive impact our work has made in the scientific community,” said Richard D. McCullough, Dean of MCS and professor of chemistry. “Our discoveries are providing the foundation of advances in other chemistry laboratories, especially in materials science and nanotechnology.”
The ISI is known worldwide for providing benchmark data on the impact of researchers and institutions in different scientific fields.
Of note, the MCS departments of physics and chemistry rank 1 and 2 respectively among science, engineering, and computer science departments at Carnegie Mellon for total number of citations.