November 18, 2016
Three MCS Professors Named Among World's Most Highly Cited Researchers
By Jocelyn Duffy
Three members of the chemistry faculty at Carnegie Mellon University’s Mellon College of Science are among the world’s most highly cited researchers in the sciences and social sciences, according to the new Clarivate Analytics (formerly the Intellectual Property & Science Business of Thomson Reuters) list published online this month. The citation analysis list recognizes the significant global impact the researchers’ work has had within their respective fields of study.
The list includes more than 3,000 highly cited researchers in the sciences and social sciences. Researchers make the list if their research publications were in the top 1 percent of the most cited papers for their subject field and year and indexed in the Web of Science.
Neil Donahue, the Thomas Lord Professor of Chemistry and professor of chemical engineering and engineering and public policy, was named among the most cited researchers in the field of geosciences. Donahue conducts research in atmospheric chemistry, studying how organic aerosols evolve in the atmosphere.
Rongchao Jin, professor of chemistry, was named among the most cited researchers in chemistry. Jin is best known for developing methods for synthesizing well-defined nanoclusters that are comprised of an exact number of atoms. His most influential work has been in creating precise gold nanoparticles.
Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, the J.C. Warner Professor of Natural Sciences, was also named among the most cited researchers in chemistry. Matyjaszewski is world-renowned for developing atom transfer radical polymerization, the most often used method of controlled radical polymerization.
Joining Donahue, Jin and Matyjaszewski on the list are College of Engineering faculty members Ignacio Grossman, who was among the most cited in the field of computer science, and Greg Lowry, who was among the most cited in the field of environment/ecology.
The 2016 list was based on citations in papers published between 2004 and 2014. Details on the criteria and method for creating the list are available online.