(Aug. 13, 2014) -- Banglin Chen, professor of chemistry in the UTSA College of Sciences, has been named among the world’s 2014 Highly Cited Researchers by Thomson Reuters. This is the second time Chen has appeared on a Thomson Reuters list. In 2011, he ranked No. 15 on the publication’s Top Chemists of the Past Decade list.
Thomson Reuters collaborated with its partner, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the producer of the Academic Ranking of World Universities, to create its Highly Cited Researchers list. The list includes more than 3,000 authors worldwide in 21 science and social science fields. They represent the top 1 percent of researchers most cited in their specialty areas. Thompson Reuters studied citations from 2002 to 2012.
Chen has authored 124 peer-reviewed papers, which have been cited more than 16,000 times. His work has been published in many top chemistry magazines including Science, Nature Communications, Chemical Communications and the Journal of the American Chemical Society.
Chen joined the UTSA faculty in 2009. His research focuses on solid-state nanoporous metal-organic frameworks and nanoparticles. The materials have applications to gas storage, separations, sensors, catalysis and electronics. He holds eight U.S. patents for intellectual property related to metal-organic frameworks and a license for one metal-organic framework's characteristic gas storage.
A native of China, Chen earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in chemistry from Zhejiang University in China and his doctoral degree in chemistry from the National University of Singapore.
Chen is the third UTSA faculty member to be included on a Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher list. In 2001, George Perry, Alzheimer’s disease expert and dean of the UTSA College of Sciences, and Christopher Ellison, professor of sociology in the UTSA College of Liberal and Fine Arts, were included. Perry has authored 970 publications and been cited more than 54,000 times. Ellison has authored two books, more than 185 publications and has more than 14,000 citations.
View the 2014 Highly Cited Researchers List.
MuTe Fest is a celebration of original music and technology. Three days of concerts, sessions, and informative lectures will offer a unique experience of musical works created by fellow UTSA students and the chance to gain valuable knowledge about music technology.
Art Building, Music Tech Lab (Arts 3.01.30B), Main Campus
UTSA Libraries hosts Assistant Professor Ian Caine for his lecture, Architectural Postcards from Space, as part of the popular Pizza + Research series. Pizza will be served while supplies last.
Buena Vista Street Building (BVB 2.304), Downtown Campus
The conference will showcase the works of authors, illustrators, and scholars which embody Latino culture and art as a means to promote literacy and reading in Latino children.
Durango Building, first floor, Downtown Campus
The theme of this year’s symposium is Black & Brown Futures. The free event will give UTSA students and the community the opportunity to meet and hear national scholars talk about current research and academic trends relevant to the lives of African Americans in the United States.
Student Union, Denman Room (SU 2.01.28), Main Campus
Registration is open now for this family-friendly and dog-friendly run that supports the UTSA Alumni Association scholarship fund.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
Join the Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching for the 14th Annual UTSA Storytelling Festival featuring Nancy Simpson, storyteller and keynote speaker. The event is free and open to the public.
Main Building, Ground Floor Lobby, Main Campus
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H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.104/1.106), Main Campus
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H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.106), Main Campus
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