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Professor recognised as one of the world's leading researchers

9 Dec 2021 2:45PM

A Dean at the University of Suffolk has been named as one of the world’s most influential researchers, a first for the university. 

Professor Alistair Mathie, Dean of the School of Engineering, Arts, Science and Technology is included in the latest list compiled by Clarivate, a global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics. 

The highly anticipated annual list identifies researchers who demonstrated significant influence in their chosen fields through the publication of multiple highly cited papers over the last decade. 

This year, the list comprises 6602 researchers from more than 70 countries, representing 0.1 per cent of researchers worldwide. 

Professor Mathie’s research centres on bioelectricity and in his laboratory-based research, his team studies the properties of ion channel proteins.  

These proteins carry electrical signals across the membranes of nerve cells and smooth muscle cells and their activity is regulated by various pharmacological agents and physiological mediators. 

“The award brings recognition to my research and to the University of Suffolk. For example, it is one of the objective indicators used by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) to rank world universities,” said Professor Mathie who has been at the University of Suffolk since January this year. 

“The award provides further indication of the development of internationally recognised research at the University of Suffolk.” 

David Pendlebury, Senior Citation Analyst at the Institute for Scientific Information at Clarivate said: “This list identifies and celebrates exceptional individual researchers, who are having a significant impact on the research community as evidenced by the rate at which their work is being cited by their peers. 

The research they have contributed is fuelling the innovation, sustainability, health and security that is key for our society’s future.” 

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