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Five UT Researchers Among Thomson Reuters’ “World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds”

UTHSC's Dr. Karen C. Johnson
Karen C. Johnson, MD, MPH
UTHSC's Dr. David Nelson 2
David Nelson, PhD

Five University of Tennessee researchers, including two from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), have made the list of the “world’s most influential scientific minds” of the last decade as determined by the most frequently cited articles.

The list was compiled by Thomson Reuters, a world leader in providing news, financial information, tax and accounting data and research tools for scientists and attorneys. Researchers were listed by publishing articles that were most frequently cited by fellow researchers.

The researchers from UTHSC and UT Knoxville made the list of more than 3,000 highly-cited researchers. Their papers ranked among the top 1 percent of most cited for their subject field and year of publication.

The researchers are:

  • Karen C. Johnson, MD, MPH, professor in the Departments of Preventive Medicine and Medicine in the College of Medicine at UTHSC. Her research focuses on women’s health, obesity, smoking cessation and preventive medicine.
  • David Nelson, PhD, professor in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Biochemistry in the College of Medicine at UTHSC. His research focuses on the evolutionary genomics of the enzyme Cytochrome P450.
  • David Mandrus, professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering in the College of Engineering at UT Knoxville. His research focuses on the growth, discovery and materials physics of new electronic and magnetic materials.
  • Matthew Mench, Condra Chair of Excellence in Energy Storage and Conversion and professor in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering in the College of Engineering at UT Knoxville with a joint appointment at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). His research focuses on multiphase transport in electrochemical power and conversion devices including polymer and microbial fuel cells, electrochemical sensors and flow batteries.
  • Ramamoorthy Ramesh, UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair for Nanomaterials Engineering and deputy director for science and technology at ORNL. His research focuses on development of the next generation of think film technology used in solar panels and computer memory.

For a link to the Thomson Reuters list, visit https://thomsonreuters.com/articles/2014/worlds-most-influential-scientific-minds-2014.