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UT’s David Mandrus Among Most Cited in World

David Mandrus

Jerry and Kay Henry Endowed Professor of Materials Science and Engineering David Mandrus stands in his laboratory. Photo by Jennie Andrews.


Peer acknowledgment is often regarded as one of the best forms of recognition for researchers in any given field.

One Tickle College of Engineering faculty member has earned the distinction of being among the most cited researchers in the world, according to Clarivate Analytics, formerly Thompson Reuters.

Jerry and Kay Henry Endowed Professor of Materials Science and Engineering David Mandrus was recently recognized for their contributions to science.

“This is a tremendous honor,” said Mandrus. “Having other scientists acknowledge our contributions is a validation of the research we’ve been conducting.”

It’s the second such recognition for Mandrus since 2014. Clarivate Analytics studied research and releases, measuring the total number of times that others cited the material in their own findings.

Those measurements came in relation to specific findings and papers rather than a cross-examination of all work tied to a researcher, placing the two UT faculty members in the top 1 percent of all research scientists across the world.

Mandrus’s research involves discovering new materials related to electronics and magnetics, such as superconductors and thermoelectrics.

A Fellow of the American Physical Society, Mandrus has seen his research cited more than 6,000 times.

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