UCSB Engineering

January 30, 2007

UCSB’s College of Engineering’s Materials Science Department Ranks Second Among U.S. Universities in Total Citations Over the Last Decade

• Demonstrates the Value of UCSB Research to Others

• Physics Department Also Takes Top Rankings

News Release

Santa Barbara, California – January 30, 2007 – UC Santa Barbara’s College of Engineering’s Materials Science Department ranks second in total citations among U.S. universities for a 10-year period -- 1996 to 2006 -- according to Thomson Scientific, based in Philadelphia, PA.

The ranking demonstrates how other professors in the field perceive the relevance and significance of the work at UCSB’s College of Engineering. It is a measurable sign of both the value of the research and its applicability to other research occurring worldwide.

In addition, the Physics department at UCSB ranked first in citations per paper and fourth among U.S. universities in total citations among other institutions in Physics for the 10-year period, 1995-2005.

The data, from Thomson Scientific’s Essential Science Indicators (ESI), is a resource that enables researchers to conduct ongoing, quantitative analyses of research performance and track trends in science. Covering a multidisciplinary selection of more than 11,000 journals worldwide, this analytical tool offers data for ranking scientists, institutions, countries, and journals.

About the College of Engineering at UCSB

The College of Engineering at UC Santa Barbara is a global leader in bioengineering, chemical and computational engineering, materials science, nanotechnology and physics. UCSB boasts five Nobel Laureates (four in sciences and engineering) and one winner of the prestigious international Millennium Technology Prize. Our students, professors and staff thrive in a uniquely-successful interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial culture. Our professors’ research is among the most cited by their peers, evidence of the significance and relevance of their work.

Released by Barbara Bronson Gray 

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