CIC energiGUNE has 5 of the most influential researchers in the world according to the Stanford University ranking
Professor Michel Armand, Honorary Scientific Director of the Electrochemistry Area at CIC energiGUNE, is the most important researcher in the Basque Country at all levels and the most important in Spain in the field of Energy, while Elena Palomo, head of the Scientific Directorate of the Thermal Energy Solutions Area and Ikerbasque Professor, is the most important researcher in the Basque Country in the field of Mechanical Engineering.
The list of CIC energiGUNE scientists is completed by Montse Casas-Cabanas, Scientific Coordinator of the Electrochemical Storage Area and Ikerbasque Research Associate; Javier Carrasco, head of the Modelling and Computational Simulation group; and Yaroslav Grosu, head of the Interfacial Phenomena and Porous Media group.
The “Ranking of World Scientists”, compiled by Elsevier and Stanford University, includes more than 200,000 top scientists from all over the world, belonging to 20,564 centres.
CIC energiGUNE, a leading Basque research centre in electrochemical energy storage, thermal energy storage and conversion and hydrogen technologies, has five of the world’s top scientists on its staff, according to the “Ranking of the World Scientists”, which is compiled every year by Stanford University and the academic publishing house Elsevier.
The list, published recently, contains the information corresponding to the scientific activity carried out in 2022. According to the data in this publication, considered the main international reference in the scientific field, Professor Michel Armand once again appears as the most important researcher in the Basque Country, considering all scientific branches, and in fourth place at national level. Within the field of Energy, Professor Armand, honorary scientific director of the area of electrochemistry, stands out as the most relevant researcher both in the Basque Country and in Spain, as well as being recognised as the twelfth most important worldwide.
Similarly, Elena Palomo, Scientific Director of the Thermal Energy Solutions Area at CIC energiGUNE and Ikerbasque Professor, remains the most influential in the Basque Country and the sixth in Spain in the field of Mechanical Engineering.
In the field of energy, in addition to Michel Armand, the list also includes Montse Casas-Cabanas, Scientific Coordinator of the Electrochemical Storage Area at the centre and Ikerbasque Research Associate, as the tenth most important scientist in the Basque Country, while in the field of Applied Physics, CIC energiGUNE also has two leading researchers: Javier Carrasco, who is listed as the fifth most influential researcher in the Basque Country in the field of Chemical Physics and is one of the 60 most prestigious researchers in the territory considering all scientific branches; and Yaroslav Grosu, head of the Interfacial Phenomena and Porous Media group, in 14th place among the most influential in the Basque Country in the field of Applied Physics.
The ranking of the renowned Californian institution is based on the impact of published research, taking into account various factors such as co-authorship or the percentage of self-citations, as well as through the combined analysis of a series of standardised parameters directly related to the impact of indexed scientific publications. The study gives an overview of both the researchers’ historical professional career and the specific work carried out in the last year analysed, which in this case corresponds to 2022.
Specifically, the list is divided into two parts. On the one hand, the result of the analysis of the year 2022, where more than 210,000 researchers in the world are cited (distributed in more than 20,500 affiliations), 3,737 at national level (in 504 affiliations) and 164 at Basque level. On the other hand, the result of the career analysis to date (end of 2022), where more than 200,000 scientists in the world are named (distributed in more than 2,624 centres), 3,230 at state level (in 482 centres) and 118 researchers at Basque level. In the latter case, the scientific careers of Michel Armand and Elena Palomo also stand out. Armand once again occupies first place as the most influential researcher in the Basque Country in any branch thanks to his long career, while Palomo also stands out in the top 10 in Mechanical Engineering and Transport.