van der Zande named a Highly Cited Researcher for third year


University of Illinois News Bureau

Arend van der ZandeMechSE Associate Professor Arend van der Zande is among just six faculty members at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign who have been named to the 2021 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers list. This is his third time on the list, previously listed in 2018 and 2019. 

The list recognizes researchers who demonstrated significant influence in their chosen field or fields through the publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade. Their names are drawn from the publications that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year in the Web of Science citation index.

The other highly cited Illinois researchers this year include: materials science and engineering professor Axel Hoffmann, atmospheric sciences professor Atul Jain, crop sciences and plant biology professor Stephen Long, and plant biology professor Donald Ort. Ed Diener, a professor emeritus of psychology who died in April, also was on this year’s list.

van der Zande’s research focuses on the mechanics of nanostructures and leveraging the unique properties of nanomaterials for next-generation technologies like biosensors, quantum systems and wearable electronics. He is a group lead in the Illinois Material Research Science and Engineering Center.

Read the Illinois News Bureau article for more information.