May 5, 2020
Professor Richard Kaner
Research by Professor Richard Kaner’s group, published in Advanced Materials, is one of the top downloaded papers in journal’s recent publication history.
 
Their paper titled “A Simple Route to Porous Graphene from Carbon Nanodots for Supercapacitor Applications” is among the top 10% most downloaded papers published in Advanced Materials, one of the top materials journals with an impact factor of 25.8. The paper is also a Clarivates Analytics Highly Cited Paper.
 
According to the journal’s publisher, Kaner’s research published between January 2018 and December 2019 received some of the most downloads in 12 months following online publication. His research “generated immediate impact and helped to raise the visibility of Advanced Materials”. In recognition of his group’s work, the publisher awarded Kaner with a certificate of achievement.
 
Kaner’s co-authors on the paper are first-author former postdoctoral researcher Dr. Volker Strauss, now a Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces; former graduate student Dr. Kris Marsh (Ph.D.’17), now a researcher at Skywell, LLC; former visiting researcher Matthew D. Kowal, now a graduate student at the University of British Columbia; and researcher Dr. Maher El‐Kady.  
 
A UCLA distinguished professor of chemistry and biochemistry, and of materials science and engineering, Kaner holds the Dr. Myung Ki Hong Endowed Chair in Materials Innovation. He is co-founder of Nanotech Energy, a company that is working to move the Kaner group’s cutting-edge research on graphene-based energy storage devices from the laboratory to the marketplace. In 2019, he was named the recipient of the American Institute of Chemists (AIC) 2019 Chemical Pioneer Award.
 
To learn more about the Kaner group’s research, visit their website.
 
Penny Jennings, UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, penny@chem.ucla.edu