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Four Ames Lab scientists named to most-cited list

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Four Ames Laboratory scientists— Sergey Bud'ko, Paul Canfield, Igor Slowing, and Costas Soukoulis— have been named by Clarivate Analytics as Highly Cited Researchers for 2018, and are among 4000+ Researchers recognized in the world across 21 fields of science.

Clarivate Analytics, the global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to enable researchers to accelerate discovery, published its annual Highly Cited Researchers (HCR) list this week. Now in its fifth year, the citation analysis identifies influential researchers as determined by their peers around the globe – those who have consistently won recognition in the form of high citation counts over a decade. The Web of Science serves as the basis for the listing of researchers whose citation records position them in the top 1% for their field and year.

Bud’ko, Canfield and Soukoulis conduct research in Ames Laboratory’s Division of Materials Sciences and Engineering. Bud’ko and Canfield study the design, discovery, growth and characterization of novel electronic and magnetic compounds, understanding and mastering their physical properties. Soukoulis researches the properties of disordered systems with an emphasis on electron and photon localization, photonic crystals, random lasers, metamaterials, left-handed materials, random magnetic systems, nonlinear systems, and amorphous semiconductors. Canfield and Soukoulis are both Distinguished Professors and Bud’ko is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Iowa State University.

Slowing conducts research in Ames Laboratory’s Division of Chemical and Biological Sciences, researching the synthesis and controlled multifunctionalization of nanostructured materials for catalysis, and the development of novel approaches for the additive manufacturing of chemically active materials. He is an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry at Iowa State University.

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