Purdue Engineering faculty receive prestigious research recognition

Clarivate, a global web analytics company, has unveiled its 2021 list of Highly Cited Researchers.
Alexandra Boltasseva, Letian Dou, Kinam Park, Vlad Shalaev
Alexandra Boltasseva, Letian Dou, Kinam Park, Vlad Shalaev

The methodology that determines the “who's who” of influential researchers draws on the data and analysis performed by bibliometric experts and data scientists at the Institute for Scientific Information at Clarivate.

Four Purdue Engineering faculty received recognition. For each this is the second year in a row to earn the honor.

Alexandra Boltasseva, the Ron and Dotty Garvin Tonjes Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was recognized for cross-field impact. She specializes in nanophotonics, optical metamaterials and quantum photonics.

Letian Dou, Charles Davidson Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, was also recognized for cross-field impact. His research focuses on using simple chemistry and physics to design materials that tackle today’s most critical energy and sustainability challenges.

Cited for his research in pharmacology and toxicology was Kinam Park, Showalter Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering. His research focuses in the areas of nano/micro particles, polymer micelles, drug-eluting stents, extracellular matrix, fast dissolving tablets, and smart hydrogels.

Vlad Shalaev, the Bob and Anne Burnett Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was recognized for his impact in the field of physics. He specializes in nanophotonics, plasmonics, and optical metamaterials.

The annual list identifies some 6,600 researchers from across the globe who demonstrated significant influence in their chosen field or fields through the publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade. The Highly Cited Researchers’ names are drawn from the publications that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year in the Web of Science citation index, and the list identifies the research institutions and countries where they are based. The Highly Cited Researchers 2021 list helps identify that small fraction of the researcher population that contributes disproportionately to extending the frontiers of knowledge and gaining for society innovations that make the world healthier, richer, more sustainable and more secure.