Newswise — Four Ames Laboratory physicists -- Paul Canfield, Sergey Bud'ko, Thomas Koschny, and Costas Soukoulis -- were recently named to Thomson Reuters' Highly Cited Researchers 2015.

Researchers earned inclusion on the list by writing the greatest number of highly cited papers, ranking among the top 1 percent for their subject field and year of publication between 2003 and 2013. According to Thomson Reuters, the work of the scientists ranked has “consistently been judged by peers to be of particular significance and utility.” The four were named highly cited researchers in a list compiled by Thomson Reuters of more than 3,000 scientists in 21 fields of research.

All conduct research in the Ames Laboratory’s Division of Materials Sciences and Engineering. Bud’ko and Canfield study the design, discovery, growth and characterization of novel electronic and magnetic compounds and their interesting physical properties. Koschny works in the theory, simulation, and experimental characterization of metamaterials, photonic and plasmonic systems. Soukoulis researches the properties of disordered systems with an emphasis on electron and photon localization, photonic crystals, random lasers, metamaterials, left-handed materials, random magnetic systems, nonlinear systems, and amorphous semiconductors.

Canfield and Soukoulis are both distinguished professors in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Iowa State University. Bud’ko is an adjunct associate physics professor and Koschny is an adjunct assistant physics professor, both also at Iowa State.

“We are enormously pleased to have four highly cited and recognized scientists working at our Laboratory,” said Ames Laboratory Director Adam Schwartz. “Their work is not only a credit to our materials research efforts here, but also to the body of scientific knowledge at large.”

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