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Mirkin in Top 10 of Most-Cited Chemists in the World

November 28, 2006 | by Megan Fellman

EVANSTON, Ill. --- Chad A. Mirkin, George B. Rathmann Professor of Chemistry and director of the International Institute for Nanotechnology, has made In-Cites' list of the top 10 most-cited chemists in the world. He is currently 9th out of 6,438 chemists in all fields.

The full list for November 2006 can be viewed at <http://in-cites.com/top/2006/fourth06-che.html>. In-Cites is a Web site that includes listings of highly cited and so-called hot papers across 22 broad fields and also provides commentary and analysis on some of the most influential scientific discoveries.

Mirkin is world-renowned for his development of medical diagnostic systems based upon nanomaterials. In addition, he is the inventor and chief developer of Dip-Pen Nanolithography, a groundbreaking process for building nanoscale structures by directly printing them onto surfaces. Mirkin is the founder of two Chicago-based companies, Nanosphere and NanoInk.

He is the author or coauthor of more than 280 refereed publications and 310 patents (53 issued). Mirkin's awards include the NIH Director's Pioneer Award; the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Prize in the Physical Sciences; the ACS Nobel Laureate Signature Award; Discover 2000 Innovation of the Year Award; the Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology; and the Leo Hendrick Baekeland Award.