Carnegie Mellon University
December 21, 2023

Two Chemistry Faculty Named Among World's Most Highly Cited Researchers

Jocelyn Duffy
  • Associate Dean for Communications, MCS
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Two researchers from Carnegie Mellon University's Mellon College of Science are part of the 2023 Highly Cited Researchers list by Clarivate Analytics.

Rongchao Jin, professor of chemistry, was listed among the most cited researchers in the field of chemistry. Jin's research focuses on nanochemistry, and he is well known for developing new methodologies to create gold nanoparticles with precise numbers of atoms. He and his students have continuously pushed this work forward, refining gold nanoparticles so they can be used to create functional nanomaterials that can be deployed in a number of fields, including energy, manufacturing and biomedicine.

Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, the J.C. Warner Professor of Natural Sciences and director of Carnegie Mellon's Center for Macromolecular Engineering, was also listed among the most cited researchers in the field of chemistry. Matyjaszewski is known worldwide for developing atom transfer radical polymerization, a method that lets scientists carefully structure polymers. With this precision, he and other scientists develop innovative products with a wide range of functionalities.

The 2023 year's list includes more than 6,800 individual researchers from universities, research institutes and commercial organizations around the world whose quantitative and qualitative data collected from scholarly publications that ranked in the top 1% of the most cited papers for their subject field.

The evaluation and selection process draws on data from the Web of Science citation index, together with analysis performed by bibliometric experts and data scientists at the ISI at Clarivate.

"The Highly Cited Researchers list identifies and celebrates exceptional individual researchers at Carnegie Mellon University whose significant and broad influence in their fields translates to impact in their research community and innovations that make the world healthier, more sustainable and more secure," said David Pendlebury, head of Research Analysis at the Institute for Scientific Information at Clarivate. "Their contributions resonate far beyond their individual achievements, strengthening the foundation of excellence and innovation in research."

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