Papers and Presentations

Profiling Leading Scientists in Nano-Biomedical Science: Interdisciplinarity and Potential Leading Indicators of Research Directions

(to appear in R&D Management)

Ruimin Pei
Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA

Alan L. Porter
Technology Policy and Assessment Center, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA
Search Technology, Inc., Norcross, GA, USA

Abstract - Nano-biomedical science is a promising area in the application of nanotechnology. This paper profiles a group of 21 leading scientists in nanobiomedicine based on high publication rate and high citations.  Comparisons with other researchers indicate that the leaders publish more in high impact journals and collaborate more extensively (team science).  They reside most heavily in the USA and Western Europe.  We compare their research publications using multiple indicators – integration, specialization and a multidisciplinary index.  Relations among interdisciplinarity indicators generated support a 3-factor model based on principles of diversity.  We locate this research among the disciplines using science overlay mapping.  Key term analyses, based on keywords and on natural language processing (NLP) help profile the research emphases of these leading researchers.  Such results could serve as leading indicators to help identify directions of future nano-bio development.


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Tech Mining Success Stories

Monday, April 11, 2011

Alan L. Porter and Nils C. Newman, Search Technology, Inc. (CIMS Technology Management Report, pp 17-19, Spring 2011)

"Tech mining is an essential tool for enabling open innovation," wrote Alan L. Porter in the Spring 2011 CIMS Technology Management Report.  He detailed in that article how Tech Mining can help managers in the biotech industry search research publications for answers to "who, what,when,and where?" questions.  Porter and his Search Technology, Inc, colleague Nils C. Newman cull the literature for examples of tech mining successes outside of strictly academic research.  They illustrate the progress being made in applying tech mining more broadly, and also point toward applying these capabilities to the identification of potential technology innovation pathways.  

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