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Peter Stang One of Clarivate's Most Cited Scientists

Peter Stang on campus at the U

Each year, Clarivate™ identifies the world’s most influential researchers ─ the select few who have been most frequently cited by their peers over the last decade. In 2022, fewer than 7,000, or about 0.1%, of the world's researchers, in 21 research fields and across multiple fields, have earned this exclusive distinction.

Peter Stang is among this elite group recognized for his exceptional research influence, demonstrated by the production of multiple highly-cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in the Web of Science™.


Peter J. Stang is a German American chemist and Distinguished Professor of chemistry at the University of Utah. Stang was admitted to DePaul University and earned his undergraduate degree in 1963. He received his Ph.D. in 1966 from the University of California, Berkeley. After a postdoctoral fellowship at Princeton University, he  joined the chemistry faculty at the University of Utah in 1969. He became dean of the College of Science in 1997 and stepped down as dean in 2007.He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, The American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He was editor-in-chief of the Journal of Organic Chemistry from 2000 to 2001.

He was the editor of the Journal of the American Chemical Society from 2002 to 2019. Stang's research has focused on none biological Peter Stang and President Barack Obama self-assembly via coordination and designing, and synthesizing, small organic molecules which self-assemble into larger geometric shapes with potential applications as nano-devices, shape-selective catalysts, anti-tumor agents as well as anti-bacterial agents and potential drugs. His work has redefined how large complex, finite molecular systems can be readily prepared, isolated and applied in societally relevant areas and has inspired hundreds of researchers worldwide. In 2013 he was awarded the American Chemical Society Priestley Medal and in 2011 the National Medal of Science by President Obama. Stang is the author or co-author of 635 scientific publications. His work has been cited 50,720 times with an h-index of 101 to date.


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Last Updated: 12/1/22