Ames Laboratory Research Among Most Cited Articles

Victor Lin’s nanoscale research a most-cited work
in the journal Chemical Communications

For release: Sept. 14, 2009

Victor Lin, Chemical and Biological Sciences, 515-294-3135
Kerry Gibson, Public Affairs, 515-294-1405

AMES, Iowa – A paper by Victor Lin, Chemical and Biological Sciences program director at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, has been recognized among the most-cited papers published in the journal Chemical Communications. Lin was honored at an Aug. 16 dinner in Washington, D.C., being held in conjunction with the American Chemical Society’s Fall National Meeting and Exposition.

Lin’s paper, “Mesoporous silica nanoparticle based controlled release, drug delivery, and biosensor systems,” was recognized among the top 10 most-cited articles that were published in 2007, according to the 2008 Thomson Reuters Journal Citations Reports. The article, which was co-authored by Brian Trewyn, Ames Laboratory associate, and Iowa State University graduate students Igor Slowing and Supratim Giri, appeared in the April 2007 issue of Chemical Communications, published by the Royal Chemical Society. The ChemComm Web site lists 22 separate papers to date that have cited the original paper by Lin and his research group.

Lin has extensively researched the sponge-like nano-scale particles for not only drug delivery, but as a harvesting mechanism for removing bio-oils from algae and a structure for introducing nanoscale catalysts into chemical reactions, dramatically increasing the overall surface area of the catalysts due to the small size and vast quantities of the catalyst particles available.

Ames Laboratory is a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science laboratory operated for the DOE by Iowa State University.  Ames Laboratory creates innovative materials, technologies and energy solutions. We use our expertise, unique capabilities and interdisciplinary collaborations to solve global challenges.