Feb 19, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to share that Nature Index has named UCI No. 3 among the top five fastest rising universities in the United States for research output. UCI’s share increased 19.6 percent from 2015 to 2018.

Share is measured by contribution to articles in tracked journals, calculated according to the proportion of affiliated authors relative to total authors. The Nature Index is a database of author affiliations and institutional relationships that tracks the contributions to research articles published in 80+ high-quality natural science journals. Click here for more information on UCI’s Nature Index ranking.

This recognition is a tribute to the tremendous work being done by UCI researchers across disciplines. We genuinely thank all faculty and staff for their dedicated efforts that led to this great achievement for UCI.


Enrique J. Lavernia, Ph.D.
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
Distinguished Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Pramod Khargonekar
Vice Chancellor for Research
Distinguished Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science