The Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI is pleased to announce Professor Babak Anasori, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department Mechanical and Energy Engineering, among the Top Five Trending Authors in Nanotechnology (2019 and 2020) and Materials Science (2019) identified by Microsoft Academic.
Microsoft Academic recognizes the five top trending authors by citation growth in a filed for the last five years. The fields of Nanotechnology and Materials Science have more than one million and twenty-nine million publications, respectively, on Microsoft Academic. Anasori is also the 17th top ranked author in Nanotechnology by “Prestige” for the past five years. Microsoft Academic identified authors or work that are more often cited by others and defines the “prestige” metric to recognize authors that produce works of “consistent quality rather than quantity”. Microsoft Academic uses an artificial intelligence (AI) engine and a statistical model to estimate both the accurate number of citations to a work and the total number of global publications.
Anasori also has been among the Highly Cited Researchers 2019 and 2020 recognized by the Web of Science. Web of Science recognizes “Highly Cited Researchers” as scholars “who have demonstrated significant influence through publication of multiple papers, highly cited by their peers, during the last decade.” The methods include a review that compares the author’s citation record to those in the same fields. Adjustments are also made to account for retractions and self-citations. The 2020 Highly Cited Researchers list includes 6,167 researchers from more than 60 countries.
Beyond publications, Anasori has received several national and international awards and recognition for his research and artistic way of presenting science, including NSF/Science Visualization Challenge in 2011 and 2013, Diamond ranking in ACerS Graduate Excellence in Materials Science (GEMS) in 2012, Materials Research Society (MRS) Postdoctoral Award in 2016, and Emerging Leaders of 2020 by the Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter.
Anasori joined the School of Engineering and Technology in the Fall of 2019. He received his PhD at Drexel University in 2014 in the Materials Science and Engineering Department, the birthplace of 2D nano carbide MXenes. He is one of the inventors of a subfamily of 2D MXenes, which was featured as one of the 2015’s “biggest moments in chemistry” by the American Chemical Society. Prior to his appointment, he served as a Research Assistant Professor at the A. J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute of Drexel University from 2016 to 2019.
In addition, Anasori has originated and organized multiple international student competitions, including NanoArtography and Science in Video (SciVid) in the MRS Fall Meetings. He is currently the inaugural chair of the Early Career Professionals Subcommittee of the Materials Research Society (MRS).
“I am excited to see the research I’ve been involved with is well-noticed by the community. I am thankful to my talented and productive students, collaborators, colleagues, and mentors that I have worked with over the years that made this milestone possible.”
Anasori’s favorite moments at IUPUI have been when he interacts with students, either when teaching a class or meeting with students to discuss their research. “My recommendation to passionate students is that when you become a researcher at the university level, work on topics and ideas that are so compelling to you that you cannot stop working. This way, your work becomes a pure joy!”, Anasori stated. “Also, identify the researchers you admire their research, personality, teaching, mentoring, etc., and set them as your BASE standards.”
For more information on Anasori and his work on Nanotechnology, visit https://www.babakanasori.com/.
For more information on the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, visit et.iupui.edu.
Microsoft Academic and Web of Science citations prepared by Jere Odell and Heather Coates, IUPUI University Library.