Our recent alum, Prof. Babak Anasori, is among top 5 trending authors in the field of Materials Science. He is also No. 20 in the world in Prestige in the field, in top 50 most cited authors (#46) and in top 100 in h-index in Materials Science for the past 5-year period in the world. Check Microsoft Academic: https://academic.microsoft.com/authors/192562407
Babak received his PhD from Drexel MSE in 2014 (advisor – Prof. M.W. Barsoum) and stayed as post-doc and Research Asst. Prof. in my group for several year prior to joining IUPUI in summer 2019. He is a rising star. A major star already.