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Ajayan makes Highly Cited Researchers List

Pulickel Ajayan, the Benjamin M. and Mary Greenwood Anderson Professor in Engineering, professor and chair of the Department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering and professor of chemistry and of chemical and biomolecular engineering, is one of  nine Rice University faculty members named to the Clarivate Highly Cited Researchers list for 2016. Five of those nine are in the George R. Brown School of Engineering, and three of the others have joint appointments in engineering.
 
The annual list prepared by Clarivate Analytics, formerly the intellectual property and science business of Thomson Reuters, recognizes leading researchers in the sciences and social sciences. More than 3,000 researchers in 21 engineering, science and social science fields are named.
 
The list focuses on research achievement as reflected in journal publications from 2004 through 2014. Highly cited papers are those ranked in the top one percent by citations for field and publication year in the organization’s Web of Science Core Collection. The Rice researchers are:
 
Pulickel Ajayan, the Benjamin M. and Mary Greenwood Anderson Professor in Engineering, professor and chair of the Department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering and professor of chemistry and of chemical and biomolecular engineering.
 
Pedro Alvarez, the George R. Brown Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, of chemistry and of materials science and nanoengineering.
 
Naomi Halas, the Stanley C. Moore Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, professor of chemistry, of bioengineering, of physics and astronomy, and of materials science and nanoengineering.
 
Antonios Mikos, the Louis Calder Professor of Bioengineering and professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering.
 
Peter Nordlander, professor of physics and astronomy, of electrical and computer engineering, and of materials science and nanoengineering.
 
Gustavo Scuseria, the Robert A. Welch Professor of Chemistry and professor of physics and astronomy, and of materials science and nanoengineering.
 
Tayfun Tezduyar, the James F. Barbour Professor of Mechanical Engineering.
 
James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Professor of Chemistry and professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering.
 
The ninth Rice faculty member cited is Bonnie Bartel, the Ralph and Dorothy Looney Professor of Biochemistry and Cell Biology.
 
For more information about the Highly Cited Researchers list or the methodology used to compile the list, visit http://highlycited.com/