MSE Professors Among Top 300 Most-Cited Scholars in the Field

By Amanda Campanaro

MSE Professors Dr. Cato T. Laurencin and Dr. Steven L. Suib are among the 300 most-cited researchers in Materials Science and Engineering worldwide. 

In the review, which was conducted using citation data from the Elsevier Scopus Database, MSE Supplies compiled the ranking data and listed the names and institutions of the highly cited scholars. “The highly cited researchers or scholars are either the corresponding author or the first author of their publications,” the review says.  “Among all the researchers, only the top 300 in the field of materials science and engineering (MSE) are included in the list, ranked by the total citations of their papers.”

Altug Poyraz, left, a graduate student, with Steven Suib, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor and director, IMS and GEMS Center of Excellence. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Altug Poyraz, left, a graduate student, with Steven Suib, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor and Director, IMS and GEMS Center of Excellence. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Dr. Steven L. Suib is the Director of the Institute of Materials Science and Chair for the Applied Chemical Technology Subdivision (ACTS) of the American Chemical Society (ACS). His recent publications include “Substrate Control of Anisotropic Resistivity in Heteroepitaxial Nanostructured Arrays of Cryptomelane Manganese Oxide on Strontium Titanate,” in conjunction with UConn MSE’s Mark Aindow, and “Formation of Platinum (Pt) Nanocluster Coatings on K-OMS-2 Manganese Oxide Membranes by Reactive Spray Deposition Technique (RSDT) for Extended Stability during CO Oxidation,” published in Advances in Chemical Engineering and Science, 2014.

Cato Laurencin at his office at UConn Health in Farmington. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Cato Laurencin at his office at UConn Health in Farmington. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Dr. Cato T. Laurencin is the Albert and Wilda Van Dusen Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and University Professor of MSE and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE). He is the recipient of many honors, including the 2016 National Medal of Technology and Innovation. Dr. Laurencin’s recent publications include “The Quest toward Limb Regeneration: A regenerative engineering approach,” published in Regenerative Biomaterials, 2016; and “Animal models of osteoarthritis: classification, update, and measurement of outcomes,” published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research, 2016. 

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