What does it take to become one of the most influential people working in science today? Ask King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Professor Mohamed Eddaoudi. He was just named to Thomson Reuters’ 2014 list of the “World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds.”
Thomson Reuters compiled the list using information from its Web of Science and InCites platforms, both databases of published scientific research. Analyzing data from the past 11 years, the organization determined the researchers whose work has been most influential on others in their fields.
More than 3,000 authors across 21 scientific disciplines were identified as “highly cited,” meaning they had the greatest number of papers in the top 1 percent by citations for their field and year of publication.
Why does this matter? For scientific researchers, success isn’t measured in publicity gained or dollars earned. It’s measured in the impact of one’s work on a field of study. When your peers acknowledge your work as a useful contribution to their own, it means you’re doing something right.
Professor Eddaoudi was named to the list’s Chemistry category, with multiple published articles that have been cited thousands of times. He is Associate Director of the Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Center at KAUST and a professor of Chemical Science. His research focuses on carbon capture and separation, methane storage, and metal organic frameworks.
We’re proud to have a client whose research is making such a positive impact. Congratulations to KAUST and to Professor Eddaoudi on the big achievement.