Murphy Named One of the World's Most Influential Researchers​

Chemistry Professor and MNTL Researcher Catherine Murphy was Named a Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researcher for 2016

 Eight University of Illinois researchers, including Chemistry Professor and MNTL researcher Catherine Murphy, recently were named to the Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers list for 2016 (previously known as the Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers list).

The list identifies scientists “whose research has had a significant global impact within their respective fields of study,” according to a statement from Clarivate Analytics (“formerly the Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters”).

The list is based on an analysis of journal article publication and citation data, an objective measure of a researcher’s influence over the past 11 years.

Murphy is the Peter C. and Gretchen Miller Markunas Professor of Chemistry at Illinois. Her research focuses on the synthesis, shape control, biological applications and environmental implications of gold nanoparticles. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in 1990 and joined the UI chemistry department in 2009. Murphy was recognized by Thomson Reuters as a highly cited researcher in the field of chemistry in 2014 and 2015 and was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2015. She is the associate director of the Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory at Illinois.

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