Materials Science Professor Among Most Highly Cited Researchers

avid Mandrus holds a silica tube containing a spintronic material, MnPS3, created in his lab.

David Mandrus, the Jerry and Kay Henry Endowed Professor in UT’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has been named in the Highly Cited Researchers list compiled by the Web of Science Group and released last week. This is the third consecutive year he has been named in the list.

Mandrus leads the Emergent Crystalline Matter group, which is focused on the design and discovery of new quantum materials. The group works closely with colleagues at Oak Ridge National Laboratory on the advanced characterization of materials, with a special emphasis on neutron scattering and nanoelectronics.

Mandrus joined ORNL in 1995. In 2010, he became a tenured professor at UT. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and a recipient of the Gordon Battelle Prize for scientific discovery, and he recently served on the National Research Council’s Condensed Matter and Materials Research Committee.

The highly cited researchers list identifies scientists who produced multiple papers ranking in the top 1 percent by citations for their field and year of publication, demonstrating significant research influence among their peers.

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