Professor Rodney S. Ruoff

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Rodney S. Ruoff, UNIST Distinguished Professor (The Department of Chemistry, The School of Materials Science, and The School of Energy Science and Chemical Engineering), is director of the Center for Multidimensional Carbon Materials (CMCM), an Institute for Basic Science Center (IBS Center) located at the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) campus. Prior to joining UNIST he was the Cockrell Family Regents Endowed Chair Professor at the University of Texas at Austin from September, 2007. He earned his Ph.D. in Chemical Physics from the University of Illinois-Urbana in 1988, and he was a Fulbright Fellow in 1988-89 at the Max Planck Institute für Strömungsforschung in Göttingen, Germany. He was at Northwestern University from January 2000 to August 2007, where he was the John Evans Professor of Nanoengineering and director of NU’s Biologically Inspired Materials Institute.

He has co-authored about 490 peer-reviewed publications related to chemistry, physics, materials science, mechanics, and biomedical science, and is a Fellow of the Materials Research Society, the American Physical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Royal Society of Chemistry. He is the recipient of the 2014 Turnbull Prize from the MRS, the SGL Skakel Award from the American Carbon Society in 2016, and the James C. McGroddy Prize for New Materials from the American Physical Society in 2018.

For further background on some of his research see: .  If of interest, his Google Citation H-index is 145, I-10 Index 441, 30 publications have been cited more than 1000 times, and 7 more than 5000 times. He has been one of the ‘highly cited researchers’ in each of the fields Chemistry, Physics, and Materials Science, since such statistics have been reported by Thomson Reuters and more recently by Clarivate Analytics.

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