Thomson Reuters has released data identifying the world’s top 100 materials scientists and top 100 chemists, ranked by the highest citation impact scores for their papers (articles and reviews) published since January 2000. Impact is a weighted measure of influence that seeks to reveal consistently superior performance. To ensure that a high score could not be achieved by a few highly cited papers, a threshold of 25 papers was used in the analysis.
On Thursday, June 3, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Prof. Subra Suresh as Director of the National Science Foundation. Prof. Suresh joined the DMSE faculty in 1993 and served as the Department Head prior to his appointment as Dean of Engineering. Learn more about the nomination from the White House Press Office and MIT's News Office.
Recognized for his role as a pioneering researcher in cellular and molecular nanomechanics, Prof. Subra Suresh, Dean of the School of Engineering, will receive an honorary doctorate from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.
New insights about a tiny snail that lives on the ocean floor could help scientists design better armor for soldiers and vehicles, according to Professors Christine Ortiz and Subra Suresh. See the MIT News Office for more.
Prof. Subra Suresh has been selected by the American Society for Materials International as the 2009 recipient of the Campbell Award. Prof. Suresh will deliver the Edward DeMille Campbell Memorial Lecture on October 27 at the joint ASM/TMS/ACerS meeting in Pittsburgh.
Recipients of the Campbell Award are selected for their outstanding professional achievements in materials science and engineering as well as their excellence as lecturers.
Prof. Subra Suresh will present the inaugural Morris E. Fine Lecture in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University. The lecture will take place Oct. 16 at 4 p.m. in the Ryan Auditorium of the Technological Institute. The lecture is titled, “Materials Science at the Intersections of Nanotechnology, Life Sciences and Human Health.” Learn more about the event.