Carnegie Mellon University
September 17, 2015

Three MCS Professors Named Among World's Most Highly Cited Researchers

By Jocelyn Duffy

Three MCS Professors Named Among World's Most Highly Cited Researchers Three MCS Professors Named Among World's Most Highly Cited Researchers

Three members of the chemistry faculty at Carnegie Mellon are some of the the world’s most highly cited researchers in the sciences and social sciences, according to the new Thomson-Reuters list published online this month. The list includes about 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 first method of controlled 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. Carnegie Mellon President Subra Suresh was among the most cited in materials science.

The 2015 list was based on citations in papers published between 2003 and 2013.  Details on the criteria and method for creating the list are available online.