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Discipline name H-index Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Materials Science H-index 225 Citations 227,714 894 World Ranking 6 National Ranking 5
Chemistry H-index 227 Citations 221,262 1,055 World Ranking 2 National Ranking 1

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Awards & Achievements

2013 - Fellow, National Academy of Inventors

2011 - F.A. Cotton Medal for Excellence in Chemical Research, American Chemical Society (ACS)

2009 - Benjamin Franklin Medal, Franklin Institute

2009 - Fellow of American Physical Society (APS) Citation For his manifold contributions to the physics of biology, materials, and surfaces, including new scientific insights in studies of molecular selfassembly, soft lithography, and microfluidics

2009 - Fellow of the American Chemical Society

2007 - Priestley Medal, American Chemical Society (ACS)

2005 - Linus Pauling Award, American Chemical Society (ACS)

2005 - Member of the National Academy of Engineering For the development and promulgation of methods of self-assembly and soft lithography.

2005 - Welch Award in Chemistry, Robert A. Welch Foundation

2004 - Oesper Award, University of Cincinnati and American Chemical Society

2002 - Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences

2000 - Von Hippel Award, Materials Research Society

1998 - US President's National Medal of Science "For innovative and far-ranging research in chemistry, biology, biochemistry and material science, pioneering work of technological interest and his extensive involvement with teaching, government and industry.", Presented by President William Jefferson Clinton at a White House (East Room) ceremony on Tuesday, April 27, 1999.

1995 - Arthur C. Cope Award, American Chemical Society (ACS)

1980 - Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

1978 - Member of the National Academy of Sciences

1975 - ACS Award in Pure Chemistry, American Chemical Society (ACS)

1975 - Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

1969 - Fellow of Alfred P. Sloan Foundation


What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Organic chemistry
  • Enzyme
  • Quantum mechanics

His primary areas of study are Nanotechnology, Monolayer, Microfluidics, Self-assembled monolayer and Adsorption. His work deals with themes such as Elastomer, Lithography and Soft lithography, which intersect with Nanotechnology. His research integrates issues of Wetting, Ethylene glycol, Contact angle, Polymer chemistry and Stereochemistry in his study of Monolayer.

His research on Microfluidics often connects related topics like Mechanics. His Self-assembled monolayer research is multidisciplinary, incorporating perspectives in Substrate, Metal and Analytical chemistry. His Adsorption research includes themes of Resist, Chemical engineering and Lysozyme.

His most cited work include:

  • Self-assembled monolayers of thiolates on metals as a form of nanotechnology. (6132 citations)
  • The origins and the future of microfluidics (5961 citations)
  • Self-assembly at all scales. (5036 citations)

What are the main themes of his work throughout his whole career to date?

His main research concerns Nanotechnology, Monolayer, Organic chemistry, Stereochemistry and Microfluidics. His study in Nanotechnology is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing from both Lithography, Soft lithography and Polymer. His Monolayer research integrates issues from Wetting, Chemical engineering, Crystallography and Adsorption.

His Organic chemistry study frequently involves adjacent topics like Polymer chemistry.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Nanotechnology (25.95%)
  • Monolayer (12.20%)
  • Organic chemistry (10.44%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2012-2021)?

  • Nanotechnology (25.95%)
  • Actuator (5.06%)
  • Mechanical engineering (4.69%)

In recent papers he was focusing on the following fields of study:

His primary scientific interests are in Nanotechnology, Actuator, Mechanical engineering, Robot and Magnetic levitation. His study of Microfluidics is a part of Nanotechnology. His Actuator study combines topics in areas such as Acoustics, Elastomer, Buckling and Inflatable.

His Mechanical engineering study integrates concerns from other disciplines, such as Robotics, Fluidics, Soft robotics, Artificial intelligence and Pneumatic actuator. His studies deal with areas such as Bending and Linear actuator as well as Pneumatic actuator. George M. Whitesides has included themes like Diamagnetism, Analytical chemistry, Levitation and Maglev in his Magnetic levitation study.

Between 2012 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • Stretchable, Transparent, Ionic Conductors (815 citations)
  • Stretchable, Transparent, Ionic Conductors (815 citations)
  • An integrated design and fabrication strategy for entirely soft, autonomous robots (743 citations)

In his most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • Enzyme
  • Quantum mechanics
  • Organic chemistry

Nanotechnology, Actuator, Mechanical engineering, Robot and Elastomer are his primary areas of study. His study on Microfluidics is often connected to Paper based as part of broader study in Nanotechnology. The Actuator study combines topics in areas such as Electronic circuit, Control reconfiguration, Composite material, Bending and Adhesive.

His research in Mechanical engineering intersects with topics in Robotics, Fluidics, Soft robotics, Artificial intelligence and Pneumatic actuator. He has researched Robot in several fields, including Combustion, Control engineering, Grippers, Stiffness and Bistability. His studies in Elastomer integrate themes in fields like Ultimate tensile strength and Composite number.

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Top Publications

The origins and the future of microfluidics

George M. Whitesides.
Nature (2006)

9043 Citations

Self-assembled monolayers of thiolates on metals as a form of nanotechnology.

J. Christopher Love;Lara A. Estroff;Jennah K. Kriebel;Ralph G. Nuzzo.
Chemical Reviews (2005)

8603 Citations

Self-assembly at all scales.

George M. Whitesides;Bartosz Grzybowski.
Science (2002)

6970 Citations

Rapid prototyping of microfluidic systems in poly(dimethylsiloxane)

David C. Duffy;J. Cooper McDonald;and Olivier J. A. Schueller;George M. Whitesides.
Analytical Chemistry (1998)

6828 Citations

Geometric control of cell life and death.

Christopher S. Chen;Milan Mrksich;Sui Huang;George M. Whitesides.
Science (1997)

5255 Citations

Formation of monolayer films by the spontaneous assembly of organic thiols from solution onto gold

Colin D. Bain;E. Barry Troughton;Yu Tai Tao;Joseph Evall.
Journal of the American Chemical Society (1989)

4636 Citations

Polyvalent Interactions in Biological Systems: Implications for Design and Use of Multivalent Ligands and Inhibitors.

Mathai Mammen;Seok-Ki Choi;George M. Whitesides.
Angewandte Chemie (1998)

4475 Citations

Molecular self-assembly and nanochemistry: a chemical strategy for the synthesis of nanostructures.

George M. Whitesides;John P. Mathias;Christopher T. Seto.
Science (1991)

4278 Citations

Fabrication of Microfluidic Systems in Poly(dimethylsiloxane)

J. Cooper McDonald;David C. Duffy;Janelle R. Anderson;Daniel T. Chiu.
Electrophoresis (2000)

4011 Citations

Chaotic Mixer for Microchannels

Abraham D. Stroock;Stephan K. W. Dertinger;Armand Ajdari;Igor Mezić.
Science (2002)

3618 Citations

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