Renowned TAU Chemist One of World's Top 100 Thursday, February 24, 2011
Thomson Reuters' "notables" list recognizes Prof. Abraham Nitzan
Based on "impact factor" — the number of research publications in the best scientific journals around the world — Thomson-Reuters has compiled a list of the world's top 100 chemists. Tel Aviv University's widely-respected Prof. Abraham Nitzan of the School of Chemistry at the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Faculty of Exact Sciences is included on the prestigious list.
According to the publication, Prof. Nitzan's work had 2,879 citations, with an impact factor of 56.45.
Ranking the impact of chemists from institutes such as Harvard University, the University of California, and the University of Texas, the media group published the report to support the International Year of Chemistry 2011.
Born in Tel Aviv in 1944, Prof. Nitzan was awarded Israel's top distinction, the Israel Prize, in 2010. His work focuses on the theoretical aspects of chemical dynamics, including molecular heat conduction. Previously he was a postdoctoral Fulbright Fellow at MIT and a research associate at the University of Chicago. A fellow of the American Physical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a foreign honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Prof. Nitzan taught at Northwestern University before joining Tel Aviv University in 1975.
Since 2003, he has served as the director of the Mortimer and Raymond Sackler Institute of Advanced Science.