Photo: Allan Hoffman, center, Miqin Zhang, left, David Baker, right
UW Bioengineering’s Professor Emeritus Allan Hoffman, and adjunct faculty David Baker (biochemistry) and Miqin Zhang (materials science and engineering) are among 29 UW faculty to be recognized on the 2016 list of ‘highly cited researchers’ from Clarivate Analytics. The list includes approximately 3,000 researchers whose peer-reviewed papers and manuscripts have been cited frequently in academic literature. Clarivate Analytics is formerly the Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters.
The list began as a compilation of highly cited papers. Clarivate Analytics and Thomson Reuters searched for of the top 1 percent of papers published between 2004 and 2014 from among 22 broad disciplines in the natural and social sciences. Selection criteria included total author citations, citation frequency and journal impact. The list included over 120,000 papers whose authors are highly cited researcher for 2016. Thomson Reuters has used analyses of citation frequency and other metrics to assemble its lists of the ‘World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds;” Hoffman, Baker and Zhang also appeared on this list in 2015.
Dr. Hoffman is internationally recognized as an ‘ambassador for biomaterials.’ He pioneered applications of temperature and pH-responsive intelligent polymers and hydrogels in the fields of drug delivery, diagnostic assays and biologically-active and non-fouling polymer surfaces.
Dr. Baker is a professor of biochemistry and directs UW’s Institute for Protein Design. His research focuses on the prediction and design of protein structures, protein folding mechanisms, protein-protein interactions, protein-nucleotide interactions, and protein-ligand interactions.
Dr. Zhang is the Kyocera Professor of Materials Science and Engineering. In her research, she investigates nanoparticles for cancer diagnosis and treatment; biomaterials for tissue engineering and stem cell research; and cell-based censors for drug screening and toxin detection.