2021 Highly Cited Authors in the Americas

Every year, we compile a list of the most successful manuscripts – judged by number of citations – published in RSC journals. Recently, we presented our Highly Cited Author certificates to those researchers whose work published in 2020 was within the top 3% of all cited articles in 2021. We take pride in the work published in our journals and are grateful to authors for continuing to choose us as the host for their most exceptional findings. This year, we have more than 150 researchers from North and South America who made the list, which you will find below.

 

Professor Jing Li, Rutgers State University

“Functional metal-organic frameworks as effective sensors of gases and volatile compounds.” Chem. Soc. Rev. DOI: 10.1039/c9cs00778d

“Recent advances in MOF-based photocatalysis: environmental remediation under visible light.” Inorg. Chem. Front. DOI: 10.1039/c9qi01120j

 

Professor Shengqian Ma, University of South Florida

“Covalent organic frameworks for separation applications.” Chem. Soc. Rev. DOI: 10.1039/c9cs00827f

 

Dr. Ravindra K. Pandey, Roswell Park Cancer Institute

“The unique features and promises of phthalocyanines as advanced photosensitisers for photodynamic therapy of cancer.” Chem. Soc. Rev. DOI: 10.1039/c9cs00129h

 

Dr. Kai Zhu, National Renewable Energy Lab

“Advances in two-dimensional organic-inorganic hybrid perovskites.” Energy Environ. Sci. DOI: 10.1039/c9ee03757h

 

Professor Jonathan L. Sessler, University of Texas at Austin

“Forster resonance energy transfer (FRET)-based small-molecule sensors and imaging agents.” Chem. Soc. Rev. DOI: 10.1039/c9cs00318e

“Supramolecular prodrugs based on host-guest interactions.” Chem. Soc. Rev. DOI: 10.1039/c9cs00622b

 

Professor Bruce C. Gates, University of California, Davis

“Core-shell structured catalysts for thermocatalytic, photocatalytic, and electrocatalytic conversion of CO2.” Chem. Soc. Rev. DOI: 10.1039/c9cs00713j

 

Professor Gang Wu, University at Buffalo State University of New York

“Atomically dispersed metal-nitrogen-carbon catalysts for fuel cells: advances in catalyst design, electrode performance, and durability improvement.” Chem. Soc. Rev. DOI: 10.1039/c9cs00903e

“Current progress of Pt and Pt-based electrocatalysts used for fuel cells.” Sustain. Energy Fuels. DOI: 10.1039/c9se00460b

“Methanol tolerance of atomically dispersed single metal site catalysts: mechanistic understanding and high-performance direct methanol fuel cells.” Energy Environ. Sci. DOI: 10.1039/d0ee01968b

 

Professor Rongchao Jin, Carnegie Mellon University

“Atomically precise alloy nanoclusters: syntheses, structures, and properties.” Chem. Soc. Rev. DOI: 10.1039/c9cs00633h

 

Professor Boxin Zhao, University of Waterloo

“Catechol-functionalized hydrogels: biomimetic design, adhesion mechanism, and biomedical applications.” Chem. Soc. Rev. DOI: 10.1039/c9cs00285e

 

Professor Bruce P. Lee, Michigan Technological University

“Catechol-functionalized hydrogels: biomimetic design, adhesion mechanism, and biomedical applications.” Chem. Soc. Rev. DOI: 10.1039/c9cs00285e

 

Professor C. Buddie Mullins, University of Texas at Austin

“Metal-free photocatalysts for hydrogen evolution.” Chem. Soc. Rev. DOI: 10.1039/c9cs00313d

 

Professor Alexander Tropsha, University of North Carolina

“QSAR without borders.” Chem. Soc. Rev. DOI: 10.1039/d0cs00098a

 

Professor Artem Cherkasov, University of British Columbia

“QSAR without borders.” Chem. Soc. Rev. DOI: 10.1039/d0cs00098a

 

Professor Banglin Chen, University of Texas at San Antonio

“Energy-efficient separation alternatives: metal-organic frameworks and membranes for hydrocarbon separation.” Chem. Soc. Rev. DOI: 10.1039/c9cs00756c

 

Professor Joseph Wang, University of California, San Diego

“Electrochemical glucose sensors in diabetes management: an updated review (2010-2020).” Chem. Soc. Rev. DOI: 10.1039/d0cs00304b

 

Professor Zhifeng Ren, University of Houston

“Ultrafast room-temperature synthesis of porous S-doped Ni/Fe (oxy)hydroxide electrodes for oxygen evolution catalysis in seawater splitting.” Energy Environ. Sci. DOI: 10.1039/d0ee00921k

 

Professor Oana D. Jurchescu, Wake Forest University

“Charge carrier traps in organic semiconductors: a review on the underlying physics and impact on electronic devices.” J. Mater. Chem. C. DOI: 10.1039/c9tc05695e

 

Professor Lynden A. Archer, Cornell University

“Regulating electrodeposition morphology of lithium: towards commercially relevant secondary Li metal batteries.” Chem. Soc. Rev. DOI: 10.1039/c9cs00883g

 

Professor Amar K. Mohanty, University of Guelph

“Review of recent advances in the biodegradability of polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) bioplastics and their composites.” Green Chem. DOI: 10.1039/d0gc01647k

 

Dr. Yu Seung Kim, Los Alamos National Laboratory

“Durability challenges of anion exchange membrane fuel cells.” Energy Environ. Sci. DOI: 10.1039/d0ee01133a

 

Professor Xueliang Sun, University of Western Ontario

“Towards high-performance solid-state Li-S batteries: from fundamental understanding to engineering design.” Chem. Soc. Rev. DOI: 10.1039/c9cs00635d

“Progress and perspectives on halide lithium conductors for all-solid-state lithium batteries.” Energy Environ. Sci. DOI: 10.1039/c9ee03828k

“Design of a mixed conductive garnet/Li interface for dendrite-free solid lithium metal batteries.” Energy Environ. Sci. DOI: 10.1039/c9ee01903k

“Determining the limiting factor of the electrochemical stability window for PEO-based solid polymer electrolytes: main chain or terminal -OH group?.” Energy Environ. Sci. DOI: 10.1039/d0ee00342e

“A review of phosphorus and phosphides as anode materials for advanced sodium-ion batteries.” J. Mater. Chem. A. DOI: 10.1039/c9ta12169b

 

Professor Yi Cui, Stanford University

“A binder-free high silicon content flexible anode for Li-ion batteries.” Energy Environ. Sci. DOI: 10.1039/c9ee02615k

“Stretchable electrochemical energy storage devices.” Chem. Soc. Rev. DOI: 10.1039/d0cs00035c

 

Professor Charles E. Sing, University of Illinois

“Recent progress in the science of complex coacervation.” Soft Matter. DOI: 10.1039/d0sm00001a

 

Professor Sarah L. Perry, University of Massachusetts

“Recent progress in the science of complex coacervation.” Soft Matter. DOI: 10.1039/d0sm00001a

 

Professor Omar K. Farha, Northwestern University

“A historical overview of the activation and porosity of metal-organic frameworks.” Chem. Soc. Rev. DOI: 10.1039/d0cs00997k

“Metal-organic framework (MOF) materials as polymerization catalysts: a review and recent advances.” Chem. Commun. DOI: 10.1039/d0cc03790g

 

Professor Evelyn N. Wang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

“Ultrahigh-efficiency desalination via a thermally-localized multistage solar still.” Energy Environ. Sci. DOI: 10.1039/c9ee04122b

 

Professor Jennifer L. M. Rupp, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

“A review of defect structure and chemistry in ceria and its solid solutions.” Chem. Soc. Rev. DOI: 10.1039/c9cs00588a

 

Professor Fanxing Li, North Carolina State University

“Chemical looping beyond combustion – a perspective.” Energy Environ. Sci. DOI: 10.1039/c9ee03793d

 

Professor Gerbrand Ceder, University of California, Berkeley

“Cation-disordered rocksalt transition metal oxides and oxyfluorides for high energy lithium-ion cathodes.” Energy Environ. Sci. DOI: 10.1039/c9ee02803j

 

Dr. Joshua A. Schaidle, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

“Transforming the carbon economy: challenges and opportunities in the convergence of low-cost electricity and reductive CO2 utilization.” Energy Environ. Sci. DOI: 10.1039/c9ee02410g

 

Dr. Mohammad Mahdi Tavakoli, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

“A review of aspects of additive engineering in perovskite solar cells.” J. Mater. Chem. A. DOI: 10.1039/c9ta07657c

 

Professor Chandra Veer Singh, University of Toronto

“Determining the limiting factor of the electrochemical stability window for PEO-based solid polymer electrolytes: main chain or terminal -OH group?” Energy Environ. Sci. DOI: 10.1039/d0ee00342e

 

Professor Zhongwei Chen, Waterloo University

“Developing high safety Li-metal anodes for future high-energy Li-metal batteries: strategies and perspectives.” Chem. Soc. Rev. DOI: 10.1039/c9cs00636b

“A review of composite solid-state electrolytes for lithium batteries: fundamentals, key materials and advanced structures.” Chem. Soc. Rev. DOI: 10.1039/d0cs00305k

 

Dr. Khalil Amine, Argonne National Laboratory

“Developing high safety Li-metal anodes for future high-energy Li-metal batteries: strategies and perspectives.” Chem. Soc. Rev. DOI: 10.1039/c9cs00636b

 

Professor Menachem Elimelech, Yale University

“The relative insignificance of advanced materials in enhancing the energy efficiency of desalination technologies.” Energy Environ. Sci. DOI: 10.1039/d0ee00341g

 

Professor Ashlee J. Howarth, Concordia University

“Rare-earth metal-organic frameworks: from structure to applications.” Chem. Soc. Rev. DOI: 10.1039/d0cs00292e

 

Professor Yan Sun, University of Utah

“Recent developments in the construction and applications of platinum-based metallacycles and metallacages via coordination.” Chem. Soc. Rev. DOI: 10.1039/d0cs00038h

 

Professor Zhong Lin Wang, Georgia Institute Technology

“Spherical triboelectric nanogenerator integrated with power management module for harvesting multidirectional water wave energy.” Energy Environ. Sci. DOI: 10.1039/c9ee03258d

“Manipulating the triboelectric surface charge density of polymers by low-energy helium ion irradiation/implantation.” Energy Environ. Sci. DOI: 10.1039/c9ee03307f

“Sustainable high-voltage source based on triboelectric nanogenerator with a charge accumulation strategy.” Energy Environ. Sci. DOI: 10.1039/d0ee01236j

 

Professor Jian Liu, University of British Columbia

“Highly stable Zn metal anodes enabled by atomic layer deposited Al2O3 coating for aqueous zinc-ion batteries.” J. Mater. Chem A. DOI: 10.1039/d0ta00748j

 

Professor Zhiqun Lin, Georgia Institute of Technology

“Doping and ion substitution in colloidal metal halide perovskite nanocrystals.” Chem. Soc. Rev. DOI: 10.1039/c9cs00790c

“Vertically aligned VS2 on graphene as a 3D heteroarchitectured anode material with capacitance-dominated lithium storage.” J. Mater. Chem A. DOI: 10.1039/c9ta13835h

 

Professor Keary M. Engle, Scripps Research Institute

“Recent developments in nickel-catalyzed intermolecular dicarbofunctionalization of alkenes.” Chem. Sci. DOI: 10.1039/c9sc06006e

 

Professor Guy Bertrand, University of California, San Diego

“Stable abnormal N-heterocyclic carbenes and their applications.” Chem. Soc. Rev. DOI: 10.1039/c9cs00866g

 

Dr. Zhao Wang, University of Chicago

“Recent developments in polydopamine fluorescent nanomaterials.” Mater. Horiz. DOI: 10.1039/c9mh01197h

 

Professor Zhanhu Guo, University of Tennessee

“Tunneling-induced negative permittivity in Ni/MnO nanocomposites by a bio-gel derived strategy.” J. Mater. Chem. C. DOI: 10.1039/c9tc06378a

 

Professor M. Siaj, Université du Québec à Montréal

“Harvesting graphene oxide – years 1859 to 2019: a review of its structure, synthesis, properties and exfoliation.” J. Mater. Chem. C. DOI: 10.1039/c9tc03251g

 

Professor Psaras L. McGrier, The Ohio State University

“The luminescent and photophysical properties of covalent organic frameworks.” Chem. Soc. Rev. DOI: 10.1039/c9cs00807a

 

Professor Liming Dai, Case Western Reserve University

“Rapid and energy-efficient microwave pyrolysis for high-yield production of highly-active bifunctional electrocatalysts for water splitting.” Energy Environ. Sci. DOI: 10.1039/c9ee03273h

 

Professor Thomas J. Webster, Northeastern University

“Wound dressings functionalized with silver nanoparticles: promises and pitfalls.” Nanoscale. DOI: 10.1039/c9nr08234d

 

Professor Hongbo Zeng, University of Alberta

“Recent progress in synthesis and application of mussel-inspired adhesives.” Nanoscale. DOI: 10.1039/c9nr09780e

 

Professor Jie He, University of Connecticut

“Polymer-guided assembly of inorganic nanoparticles.” Chem. Soc. Rev. DOI: 10.1039/c9cs00725c

 

Professor Meilin Liu, Georgia Institute of Technology

“Heterointerface engineering for enhancing the electrochemical performance of solid oxide cells.” Energy Environ. Sci. DOI: 10.1039/c9ee02230a

“Atomically dispersed Fe-N-C decorated with Pt-alloy core-shell nanoparticles for improved activity and durability towards oxygen reduction.” Energy Environ. Sci. DOI: 10.1039/d0ee00832j

 

Professor Yang Yang, University of Central Florida

“Designing CO2 reduction electrode materials by morphology and interface engineering.” Energy Environ. Sci. DOI: 10.1039/d0ee00900h

 

Professor Zhenan Bao, Stanford University

“Stretchable electrochemical energy storage devices.” Chem. Soc. Rev. DOI: 10.1039/d0cs00035c

 

Professor Charles S. Henry, Colorado State University

“Electrochemical paper-based devices: sensing approaches and progress toward practical applications.” Lab Chip. DOI: 10.1039/c9lc00903e

 

Professor Yuehe Lin, Washington State University

“Recent advances in carbon dots for bioimaging applications.” Nanoscale Horiz. DOI: 10.1039/c9nh00476a

“Metal-organic framework based nanozymes: promising materials for biochemical analysis.” Chem. Commun. DOI: 10.1039/d0cc04890a

 

Professor Guihua Yu, University of Texas at Austin

“Tailoring surface wetting states for ultrafast solar-driven water evaporation.” Energy Environ. Sci. DOI: 10.1039/d0ee00399a

“High-performance room-temperature sodium-sulfur battery enabled by electrocatalytic sodium polysulfides full conversion.” Energy Environ. Sci. DOI: 10.1039/c9ee03251g

 

Dr. Hari Singh Nalwa, Advanced Technology & Research Corporation

“A review of molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) based photodetectors: from ultra-broadband, self-powered to flexible devices.” RSC Adv. DOI: 10.1039/d0ra03183f

 

Professor Luyi Sun, University of Connecticut

“Functionalized layered double hydroxides for innovative applications.” Mater. Horiz. DOI: 10.1039/c9mh01494b

 

Dr. Feixiong Cheng, Cleveland Clinic

“Target identification among known drugs by deep learning from heterogeneous networks.” Chem. Sci. DOI: 10.1039/c9sc04336e

 

Professor Ching-Ping Wong, Georgia Institute of Technology

“Anti-freezing flexible aqueous Zn-MnO2 batteries working at-35 degrees C enabled by a borax-crosslinked polyvinyl alcohol/glycerol gel electrolyte.” J. Mater. Chem. A. DOI: 10.1039/d0ta01553a

 

Professor Jean’ne M. Shreeve, University of Idaho

“Fused heterocycle-based energetic materials (2012-2019).” J. Mater. Chem. A. DOI: 10.1039/c9ta12704f

 

Professor R. William Field, University of Iowa

“A critical review on the potential impacts of neonicotinoid insecticide use: current knowledge of environmental fate, toxicity, and implications for human health.” Environ. Sci. Process Impacts. DOI: 10.1039/c9em00586b

 

Dr. Darrin A. Thompson, University of Iowa

“A critical review on the potential impacts of neonicotinoid insecticide use: current knowledge of environmental fate, toxicity, and implications for human health.” Environ. Sci. Process Impacts. DOI: 10.1039/c9em00586b

 

Professor Michael Frenklach, University of California, Berkeley

“On the mechanism of soot nucleation.” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. DOI: 10.1039/d0cp00116c

 

Professor Alexander M. Mebel, Florida International University

“On the mechanism of soot nucleation.” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. DOI: 10.1039/d0cp00116c

 

Professor Jim P. Zheng, State University of New York at Buffalo

“Progress and perspectives on pre-lithiation technologies for lithium ion capacitors.” Energy Environ. Sci. DOI: 10.1039/d0ee00807a

 

Dr. Xu Xiao, Drexel University

“Confined growth of pyridinic N-Mo2C sites on MXenes for hydrogen evolution.” J. Mater. Chem. A. DOI: 10.1039/d0ta01697g

 

Professor B. Jill Venton, University of Virginia

“Fundamentals of fast-scan cyclic voltammetry for dopamine detection.” Analyst. DOI: 10.1039/c9an01586h

 

Professor Brian T. Cunningham, University of Illinois

“Smartphone-based multiplex 30-minute nucleic acid test of live virus from nasal swab extract.” Lab Chip. DOI: 10.1039/d0lc00304b

 

Professor Ju Li, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

“FSI-inspired solvent and full fluorosulfonyl electrolyte for 4 V class lithium-metal batteries.” Energy Environ. Sci. DOI: 10.1039/c9ee02538c

 

Professor Jeremiah A. Johnson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

“FSI-inspired solvent and full fluorosulfonyl electrolyte for 4 V class lithium-metal batteries.” Energy Environ. Sci. DOI: 10.1039/c9ee02538c

 

Professor Yang Shao-Horn, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

“FSI-inspired solvent and full fluorosulfonyl electrolyte for 4 V class lithium-metal batteries.” Energy Environ. Sci. DOI: 10.1039/c9ee02538c

“Revealing electrolyte oxidation via carbonate dehydrogenation on Ni-based oxides in Li-ion batteries by in situ Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy.” Energy Environ. Sci. DOI: 10.1039/c9ee02543j

 

Dr. William W. Yu, Louisiana State University

“Recent progress in transition metal selenide electrocatalysts for water splitting.” Nanoscale. DOI: 10.1039/d0nr02939d

 

Professor Xiangwu Zhang, North Carolina State University

“Interlayer design based on carbon materials for lithium-sulfur batteries: a review.” J. Mater. Chem. A. DOI: 10.1039/d0ta03028g

 

Professor Linda F. Nazar, University of Waterloo

“A new halospinel superionic conductor for high-voltage all solid state lithium batteries.” Energy Environ. Sci. DOI: 10.1039/d0ee01017k

 

Dr. Jun Lu, Argonne National Laboratory

“Cationic and anionic redox in lithium-ion based batteries.” Chem. Soc. Rev. DOI: 10.1039/c8cs00426a

 

Professor Jiujun Zhang, University of British Columbia

“A review of phosphorus and phosphides as anode materials for advanced sodium-ion batteries.” J. Mater. Chem. A. DOI: 10.1039/c9ta12169b

 

Professor Juan-Pablo Correa-Baena, Georgia Institute of Technology

“The role of carbon-based materials in enhancing the stability of perovskite solar cells.” Energy Environ. Sci. DOI: 10.1039/c9ee04030g

 

Dr. Davoud Dastan, Georgia Institute of Technology

“Layer-structured BaTiO3/P(VDF-HFP) composites with concurrently improved dielectric permittivity and breakdown strength toward capacitive energy-storage applications.” J. Mater. Chem. C. DOI: 10.1039/d0tc01801e

 

Professor Qing Wang, Pennsylvania State University

“Crosslinked fluoropolymers exhibiting superior high-temperature energy density and charge-discharge efficiency.” Energy Environ. Sci. DOI: 10.1039/c9ee03603b

 

Professor Thuc-Quyen Nguyen, University of California, Santa Barbara

“The role of bulk and interfacial morphology in charge generation, recombination, and extraction in non-fullerene acceptor organic solar cells.” Energy Environ. Sci. DOI: 10.1039/d0ee01896a

 

Professor Huanyu Cheng, Pennsylvania State University

“Novel gas sensing platform based on a stretchable laser-induced graphene pattern with self-heating capabilities.” J. Mater. Chem. A. DOI: 10.1039/c9ta07855j

 

Professor Jie Zheng, University of Akron

“From design to applications of stimuli-responsive hydrogel strain sensors.” J. Mater. Chem. B. DOI: 10.1039/c9tb02692d

“Highly stretchable, self-adhesive, biocompatible, conductive hydrogels as fully polymeric strain sensors.” J. Mater. Chem. A. DOI: 10.1039/d0ta07390c

 

Professor Jeffery T. Davis, University of Maryland

“Advances in anion transport and supramolecular medicinal chemistry.” Chem. Soc. Rev. DOI: 10.1039/c9cs00662a

 

Professor Chunsheng Wang, University of Maryland

“Revitalising sodium-sulfur batteries for non-high-temperature operation: a crucial review.” Energy Environ. Sci. DOI: 10.1039/d0ee02203a

 

Professor Patrick T. Gunning, University of Toronto

“Advances in covalent kinase inhibitors.” Chem. Soc. Rev. DOI: 10.1039/c9cs00720b

 

Professor Gaurav Arya, Duke University

“Dynamic DNA nanotechnology: toward functional nanoscale devices.” Nanoscale Horiz. DOI: 10.1039/c9nh00529c

 

Professor Huan Meng, University of California, Los Angeles

“Use of lung-specific exosomes for miRNA-126 delivery in non-small cell lung cancer.” Nanoscale. DOI: 10.1039/c9nr09011h

 

Dr. Yuri M. Efremov, Purdue University

“Measuring viscoelasticity of soft biological samples using atomic force microscopy.” Soft Matter. DOI: 10.1039/c9sm01020c

 

Professor R. Tom Baker, University of Ottawa

“Strategies and mechanisms of metal-ligand cooperativity in first-row transition metal complex catalysts.” Chem. Soc. Rev. DOI: 10.1039/d0cs00509f

 

Professor Wei Gao, California Institute of Technology

“Medical micro/nanorobots in complex media.” Chem. Soc. Rev. DOI: 10.1039/d0cs00309c

 

Professor Neal P. Mankad, University of Illinois

“C-C and C-X coupling reactions of unactivated alkyl electrophiles using copper catalysis.” Chem. Soc. Rev. DOI: 10.1039/d0cs00316f

 

Professor E. James Petersson, University of Pennsylvania
“Rational design of small molecule fluorescent probes for biological applications.” Org. Biomol. Chem. DOI: 10.1039/d0ob01131b

 

Professor Franck Carbonero, Washington State University

“Berry polyphenols metabolism and impact on human gut microbiota and health.” Food Funct. DOI: 10.1039/c9fo01634a

 

Professor Sebastian Wachsmann-Hogiu, McGill University

“Are plasmonic optical biosensors ready for use in point-of-need applications?” Analyst. DOI: 10.1039/c9an02149c

 

Professor Vladimir V. Tsukruk, Georgia Institute of Technology

“Biopolymeric photonic structures: design, fabrication, and emerging applications.” Chem. Soc. Rev. DOI: 10.1039/c8cs01007b

 

Professor Jing-Li Luo, University of Alberta

“Coupling efficient biomass upgrading with H-2 production via bifunctional CuxS@NiCo-LDH core-shell nanoarray electrocatalysts.” J. Mater. Chem. A. DOI: 10.1039/c9ta06917h

 

Professor Dmitry Kurouski, Texas A&M University

“Infrared and Raman chemical imaging and spectroscopy at the nanoscale.” Chem. Soc. Rev. DOI: 10.1039/c8cs00916c

 

Dr. Andrea Centrone, National Institute of Standards and Technology

“Infrared and Raman chemical imaging and spectroscopy at the nanoscale.” Chem. Soc. Rev. DOI: 10.1039/c8cs00916c

 

Professor Silvana Andreescu, Clarkson University

“Nanotechnology-based approaches for food sensing and packaging applications.” RSC Adv. DOI: 10.1039/d0ra01084g

 

Dr. Haitao Zhao, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

“P-Doped graphene toward enhanced electrocatalytic N-2 reduction.” Chem. Commun. DOI: 10.1039/c9cc09179c

 

Professor Chul B. Park, University of Toronto

“Achieving wideband microwave absorption properties in PVDF nanocomposite foams with an ultra-low MWCNT content by introducing a microcellular structure.” J. Mater. Chem. C. DOI: 10.1039/c9tc04575a

 

Professor Jonathan P. D. Abbatt, University of Toronto

“The atmospheric chemistry of indoor environments.” Environ. Sci. Process Impacts. DOI: 10.1039/c9em00386j

 

Professor Xiao Su, University of Illinois

“Capacitive deionization and electrosorption for heavy metal removal.” Environ. Sci. Water Res. Technol. DOI: 10.1039/c9ew00945k

 

Professor Yueh-Lin Loo, Princeton University

“A hole-transport material that also passivates perovskite surface defects for solar cells with improved efficiency and stability.” Energy Environ. Sci. DOI: 10.1039/d0ee01655a

 

Professor Brent S. Sumerlin, University of Florida

“Bulk network polymers with dynamic B-O bonds: healable and reprocessable materials.” Mater. Horiz. DOI: 10.1039/c9mh01223k

 

Professor Ying Shirley Meng, University of California, San Diego

“Pressure effects on sulfide electrolytes for all solid-state batteries.” J. Mater. Chem. A. DOI: 10.1039/c9ta12889a

 

Professor Yuanyue Liu, University of Texas at Austin

“Methanol tolerance of atomically dispersed single metal site catalysts: mechanistic understanding and high-performance direct methanol fuel cells.” Energy Environ. Sci. DOI: 10.1039/d0ee01968b

 

Professor Zhenxing Feng, Oregon State University

“Methanol tolerance of atomically dispersed single metal site catalysts: mechanistic understanding and high-performance direct methanol fuel cells.” Energy Environ. Sci. DOI: 10.1039/d0ee01968b

 

Professor Xiao Cheng Zeng, University of Nebraska

“Highly efficient N-2 fixation catalysts: transition-metal carbides M2C (MXenes).” Nanoscale. DOI: 10.1039/c9nr09157b

 

Professor Christian Wolf, Georgetown University

“Asymmetric synthesis with ynamides: unique reaction control, chemical diversity and applications.” Chem. Soc. Rev. DOI: 10.1039/d0cs00769b

 

Professor Vladimir Gevorgyan, University of Texas at Dallas

“C-H functionalization reactions enabled by hydrogen atom transfer to carbon-centered radicals.” Chem. Sci. DOI: 10.1039/d0sc04881j

 

Professor Weiyang Li, Dartmouth College

“Combining theories and experiments to understand the sodium nucleation behavior towards safe sodium metal batteries.” Chem. Soc. Rev. DOI: 10.1039/d0cs00033g

 

Professor Shashank Priya, Pennsylvania State University

“Isothermally crystallized perovskites at room-temperature.” Energy Environ. Sci. DOI: 10.1039/d0ee01967d

 

Dr. Donal P. Finegan, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

“Spatial dynamics of lithiation and lithium plating during high-rate operation of graphite electrodes.” Energy Environ. Sci. DOI: 10.1039/d0ee01191f

 

Professor Mietek Jaroniec, Kent State University

“Mechanochemical synthesis of highly porous materials.” Mater. Horiz. DOI: 10.1039/d0mh00081g

 

Professor Annabella Selloni, Princeton University

“Free energy of proton transfer at the water-TiO2 interface from ab initio deep potential molecular dynamics.” Chem. Sci. DOI: 10.1039/c9sc05116c

 

Professor Cao-Thang Dinh, Queens University

“Gas diffusion electrode design for electrochemical carbon dioxide reduction.” Chem. Soc. Rev. DOI: 10.1039/d0cs00230e

 

Professor Ryan A. Shenvi, Scripps Research

“Catalytic hydrogen atom transfer to alkenes: a roadmap for metal hydrides and radicals.” Chem. Sci. DOI: 10.1039/d0sc04112b

 

Professor Patrick L. Holland, Yale University

“Catalytic hydrogen atom transfer to alkenes: a roadmap for metal hydrides and radicals.” Chem. Sci. DOI: 10.1039/d0sc04112b

 

Professor Keisuke Goda, University of California, Los Angeles

“Intelligent image-activated cell sorting 2.0.” Lab Chip. DOI: 10.1039/d0lc00080a

 

Professor Laurel L. Schafer, University of British Columbia

“Titanium catalysis for the synthesis of fine chemicals – development and trends.” Chem. Soc. Rev. DOI: 10.1039/d0cs00229a

 

Dr. Jun Liu, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

“Reaction heterogeneity in practical high-energy lithium-sulfur pouch cells.” Energy Environ. Sci. DOI: 10.1039/d0ee02088e

 

Professor Xiaoyuan Chen, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging & Bioengineering

“Stereospecific interactions between chiral inorganic nanomaterials and biological systems.” Chem. Soc. Rev. DOI: 10.1039/d0cs00093k

 

Professor Ronald A. A. Smaldone, University of Texas at Dallas

“Supramolecular design in 2D covalent organic frameworks.” Chem. Soc. Rev. DOI: 10.1039/c9cs00884e

 

Professor Olof Ramstrom, University of Massachusetts

“Dynamic covalent polymers for biomedical applications.” Mater. Chem. Front. DOI: 10.1039/c9nr10822j

 

Professor Juewen Liu, University of Waterloo

“Light-activated nanozymes: catalytic mechanisms and applications.” Nanoscale. DOI: 10.1039/c9nr10822j

 

Professor Jean-Francois Masson, University of Montreal

“Portable and field-deployed surface plasmon resonance and plasmonic sensors.” Analyst. DOI: 10.1039/d0an00316f

 

Professor Hongli Zhu, Northeastern University

“An ‘antifouling’ porous loofah sponge with internal microchannels as solar absorbers and water pumpers for thermal desalination.” J. Mater. Chem. A. DOI: 10.1039/d0ta03872e

 

Dr. Kunal Mondal, Idaho National Laboratory

“Core-shell nanostructures: perspectives towards drug delivery applications.” J. Mater. Chem. B. DOI: 10.1039/d0tb01559h

 

Dr. Raj Kumar, Idaho National Laboratory

“Core-shell nanostructures: perspectives towards drug delivery applications.” J. Mater. Chem. B. DOI: 10.1039/d0tb01559h

 

Professor Stacey F. Bent, Stanford University

“Applications of atomic layer deposition and chemical vapor deposition for perovskite solar cells.” Energy Environ. Sci. DOI: 10.1039/d0ee00385a

Dr. Valdir Veiga-Junior, Univ Fed Amazonas, Inst Exact Sci, Chem Dept. and Mil Inst Engn, Chem Engn Sect.

“Natural products’ role against COVID-19.” RSC. Adv. DOI: 10.1039/d0ra03774e

 

Dr. Igor Jurberg, Univ Estadual Campinas, Inst Chem

“Visible light-promoted reactions with diazo compounds: a mild and practical strategy towards free carbene intermediates.” Chem. Soc. Rev. DOI: 10.1039/d0cs00224k

 

Dr. Koiti Araki, Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Fundamental Chem, Inst Chem

“Trimetallic oxides/hydroxides as hybrid supercapacitor electrode materials: a review.” J. Mater. Chem. A. DOI: 10.1039/d0ta02939d

 

Dr. Josue Goncalves, Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Fundamental Chem, Inst Chem

“Trimetallic oxides/hydroxides as hybrid supercapacitor electrode materials: a review.” J. Mater. Chem. A. DOI: 10.1039/d0ta02939d

 

Professor Paulo Martins, Univ Fed Goias, Inst Chem

“Trimetallic oxides/hydroxides as hybrid supercapacitor electrode materials: a review.” J. Mater. Chem. A. DOI: 10.1039/d0ta02939d

 

Dr. Gilson Zeni, Univ Fed Santa Maria

“Recent advances in the synthesis of indoles from alkynes and nitrogen sources.” Org. Chem. Front. DOI: 10.1039/c9qo01315f

 

Professor Marcio Paixao, Fed Univ Sao Carlos UFSCar, Dept Chem

“Photoinduced deaminative strategies: Katritzky salts as alkyl radical precursors.” Chem. Commun. DOI: 10.1039/c9cc08348k

 

Professor Juliano Bonacin, Univ Estadual Campinas, Inst Chem

“Comparison of activation processes for 3D printed PLA-graphene electrodes: electrochemical properties and application for sensing of dopamine.” Analyst. DOI: 10.1039/c9an01926j

 

Mr. Paulo de Oliveira, Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Quim Fundamental, Inst Quim

“Challenges and opportunities in the bottom-up mechanochemical synthesis of noble metal nanoparticles.” J. Mater. Chem. A. DOI: 10.1039/d0ta05183g

 

Mrs. Daniele Firak, Univ Fed Parana, Dept Chem

“Use of scavenger agents in heterogeneous photocatalysis: truths, half-truths, and misinterpretations.” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. DOI: 10.1039/d0cp02411b

 

Professor Thiago Paixao, Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Quim, Dept Quim Fundamental

“Electrochemical paper-based analytical devices: ten years of development.” Anal. Methods. DOI: 10.1039/c9ay02350j

 

Mr. Guilherme Martins, Univ Fed Santa Catarina, Dept Quim

“Electrifying green synthesis: recent advances in electrochemical annulation reactions.” Green Chem. DOI: 10.1039/d0gc01324b

 

Professor Hamilton Varela, Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Chem Sao Carlos

“Trifunctional catalytic activities of trimetallic FeCoNi alloy nanoparticles embedded in a carbon shell for efficient overall water splitting.” J. Mater. Chem. A. DOI: 10.1039/c9ta13637a

 

Dr. Mohd Khalid, Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Chem Sao Carlos

“Trifunctional catalytic activities of trimetallic FeCoNi alloy nanoparticles embedded in a carbon shell for efficient overall water splitting.” J. Mater. Chem. A. DOI: 10.1039/c9ta13637a

 

Professor Daniel  Correa, Embrapa Instrumentacao, Nanotechnol Natl Lab Agr LNNA and  Univ Fed Sao Carlos, PPGQ, Dept Chem

“A review on graphene quantum dots and their nanocomposites: from laboratory synthesis towards agricultural and environmental applications.” Environ. Sci. Nano. DOI: 10.1039/d0en00787k

 

Dr. Leyvison da Conceicao, Fed Univ Para, Inst Exact & Nat Sci

“Preparation of sulfonated carbon-based catalysts from murumuru kernel shell and their performance in the esterification reaction.” RSC Adv. DOI: 10.1039/d0ra03217d

 

Professor Flavio Da Silva Junior, Univ Fed Rio Grande, Fac Med, Programa Posgrad Ciencias Saude

“Distribution of pesticides in agricultural and urban soils of Brazil: a critical review.” Environ. Sci. Process Impacts. DOI: 10.1039/c9em00433e

 

Professor Dr. Flavia Cardoso, Fed Univ Technol Parana UTFPR, Dept Math

“Medicinal effects of Peruvian maca (Lepidium meyenii): a review.” Food Funct. DOI: 10.1039/c9fo02732g

 

Mr. Raphael de Paiva, Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Fundamental Chem, Inst Chem

“What is holding back the development of antiviral metallodrugs? A literature overview and implications for SARS-CoV-2 therapeutics and future viral outbreaks.” Dalton Trans. DOI: 10.1039/d0dt02478c

 

Professor Fernando Bergamini, Univ Fed Uberlandia, Inst Chem

“What is holding back the development of antiviral metallodrugs? A literature overview and implications for SARS-CoV-2 therapeutics and future viral outbreaks.” Dalton Trans. DOI: 10.1039/d0dt02478c

 

Dr. Gilberto Maia, Univ Fed Mato Grosso do Sul, Inst Chem

“Developing efficient catalysts for the OER and ORR using a combination of Co, Ni, and Pt oxides along with graphene nanoribbons and NiCo2O4.” J. Mater. Chem. A. DOI: 10.1039/d0ta05908k

 

Dr. Antonio Braga, Univ Fed Santa Catarina UFSC, Dept Quim

“Electrochemical synthesis of selenyl-dihydrofurans via anodic selenofunctionalization of allylnaphthol/phenol derivatives and their anti-Alzheimer activity.” Org. Biomol. Chem. DOI: 10.1039/d0ob00629g

 

Dr. Jose Neto, Univ Fed Santa Catarina, LabSelen Dept Quim

“Trihaloisocyanuric acids in ethanol: an eco-friendly system for the regioselective halogenation of imidazo-heteroarenes.” Green Chem. DOI: 10.1039/d0gc00137f

 

Professor Dr. Arlene Correa, Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Ctr Excellence Res Sustainable Chem, Dept Chem

“Recent advances in catalytic enantioselective multicomponent reactions.” Org. Biomol. Chem. DOI: 10.1039/d0ob01631d

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2 Responses to “2021 Highly Cited Authors in the Americas”

  1. Rajender S. Varma says:

    I have been Editorial board member of Green Chemistry besides all leading journals on Green and Sustainable themes and have been Highly cited Researchers for last 5 years including 2021 but did not see my name in the list. Further, some names may be included erroneously. Representing RSC means authenticity and accuracy.

    Further, some one pointed out that I may have authored more than 100 papers in Green Chemistry starting with the first issue in 1999. I hope proper credentials are reflected on our web sites as well.

    Raj
    Rajender S. Varma, Ph.D.
    U. S. Environmental Protection Agency
    ORD, Center for Environmental Solutions and Emergency Response Water Infrastructure Division/ Chemical Methods and Treatment Branch
    26 West Martin Luther King Drive, MS 483 Cincinnati, Ohio 45268, USA

    Tel: (513)-487-2701

    e-mail: Varma.Rajender@epa.gov

    (Highly Cited Researchers 2016, 18, 19, 20, 21)

    Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=kzbCKOQAAAAJ&hl=en

    • Michael Hurst says:

      Hello Dr. Varma,

      I appreciate your reaching out and apologize for the confusion. This list on the RSC Americas blog refers only to authors with affiliations within North or South America. It appears that your highly cited papers from 2020 (measured from citations in 2021) show your affiliation being in the Czech Republic, and thus they were not included in the scope of this post. You should have received a certificate from a colleague at RSC to recognize you as a Highly Cited Author in Europe but they may not have highlighted these awards in a blog post.

      Best,
      Michael

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