Heriot-Watt academic included in list of highly cited researchers

Professor Vicki Stone, Director of the Nanosafety Research Group at Heriot-Watt University has been included in a preliminary list of highly cited researchers from across the globe.

The Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the Highly Cited Researcher team at Thomson Reuters have announced Professor Stone's selection into the preliminary list of 'Highly Cited Researchers'.

This Highly Cited Research resource captures the people behind the most influential publications in 21 broad subject categories in life sciences, medicine, physical sciences, engineering and social sciences based on citation metrics. Within their category, these individuals represent less than one-half of one percent of all publishing researchers. Authors and researchers included in the list are identified as being among the world's leading experts in their field, along with the universities and institutions which employ them.

Professor Stone is one of only 20 academics from Scotland to be included in the list.

Vicki has published over 130 publications on the subject of particle toxicology over the last 16 years. She has provided evidence for government commissioned reports published by the Royal Society and on Environmental Pollution. Vicki was has also been a member of the UK Government Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollution (COMEAP) and an advisory board member for the Center for the Environmental Implications of NanoTechnology.

Her current research projects investigate the mechanism of toxicity of a range of nanomaterials in macrophages, hepatocytes, gastrointestinal epithelium, endothelium and lung, interactions between nanoparticles and proteins and how this influences toxicity, and development of in vitro alternatives using microfluidics.