U Professor Makes List of World’s Top 100 Chemists

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PETER STANG, a distinguished professor of chemistry and former dean of the College of Science, has made the list of the world’s top 100 chemists compiled by Times Higher Education in Britain. Stang ranked 69th on the list, which is intended to celebrate the achievements of the 100 chemists with the highest impact scores for scientific papers and review articles they published since January 2000. That means Stang is in the top 1 percent of the top 1 percent of all chemists worldwide. Stang has pioneered new methods for the self-assembly of molecules — molecules that, mimicking nature, build themselves from a mixture of pre-designed building blocks. Impact scores are based on how often their scientific publications are cited by other researchers. Stang’s impact score of 61.71 was based on his 103 papers since January 2000 being cited 6,356 times by other scientists worldwide. Stang’s impact score is more than five times greater than the average of 11.07 for chemists. (2/16/2011)