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02-25-2011

Clarkson University's Katz in World's Top-100 Chemists


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Earlier this month, Evgeny Katz, the Milton Kerker Chaired Professor of Colloid Science at Clarkson University, was named one of the world’s top-100 chemists over the past 10 years, as ranked by the impact of his published papers by Thomson Reuters.

Katz is listed at #62, with 97 papers in that time frame with 6,147 citations and an impact of 63.37.ekatz

Citation impact (citations per paper) is a weighted measure of influence that seeks to reveal consistently superior performance. To ensure that a high score could not be achieved by a few highly cited papers, a threshold of 50 papers was used in the analysis. The average citation impact in chemistry for the period was 11.07, so all the researchers listed in the top-100 achieved more than five times that mark.

Since approximately a million chemists were recorded in the journal publications indexed by Thomson Reuters during the last decade, these 100 represent the top hundredth of one percent.

The full list of Top 100 Chemists is at http://sciencewatch.com/dr/sci/misc/Top100Chemists2000-10 .

Thomson Reuters says that the top-100 is intended to celebrate the achievements of chemists who achieved the highest citation impact scores for chemistry papers (articles and reviews) published since January 2000. Thomson Reuters published the table in support of the International Year of Chemistry.

Katz has held the Milton Kerker chair since he came to Clarkson in 2006. Previously he was a research associate professor at Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a senior research scientist at the Russian Academy of Sciences. His research interests include biocomputing, biofunctionalized nanomaterials, bionanoengineering, bionanotechnology for bioelectronic applications and biosensors.

Thomson Reuters describes itself as the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in six alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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