Thomson-Reuters Names 3 CEINT Professors Most Cited

The Thomson-Reuters 2015 list of the world's Most Highly Cited Researchers in the Environment/Ecology category includes three CEINT professors: Director Mark Wiesner, Deputy Director Greg Lowry, and affiliated faculty member Heather Stapleton. This list represents some of the world's leading scientific minds. Researchers worldwide earned the distinction by writing the greatest numbers of publications that are officially designated by Essential Science Indicators as Highly Cited Papers — ranking among the top 1% most cited for their subject field and year of publication, earning them the mark of exceptional impact.

Mark Wiesner is CEINT's director, a National Academy of Engineering (NAE) member, and professor and chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Duke University. Wiesner's research focuses on membrane processes, nanostructured materials, transport and fate of nanomaterials in the environment, colloidal and interfacial processes, and environmental systems analysis.

Greg Lowry is CEINT's deputy director and a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Lowry's research focuses on environmental engineering and water quality with specialization in environmental nanotechnology, geochemistry, contaminant fate, and remediation.

Heather Stapleton is an affiliated faculty member with CEINT and associate professor of environmental sciences and policy in the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. Stapleton's research focuses on several types of persistent organic pollutants (POPs), including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and brominated flame retardants, with a focus on polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs).

Congratulations to these outstanding researchers for this stellar recognition.