Michel Armand, researcher at CIC energiGUNE, the Basque research center of reference in electrochemical and thermal energy storage and a member of the Basque Research & Technology Alliance-BRTA, has been included for the second consecutive year in the prestigious list “Highly Cited Researchers”, that the company Clarivate Analytics carries out annually with the scientists that count with the research work that is among the 1% of the most cited in their field during the same year.
“The presence of Michel Armand in this list places CIC energiGUNE at the forefront of world research in the field of energy”, has expressed Nuria Gisbert, General Manager of the Center. “Furthermore, we cannot forget that Michel Armand represents a life model dedicated to research and scientific excellency, whose experience opens our doors to leadership in a field as decisive as the electric vehicle”.
In this sense, it should be pointed out that this year’s list includes 26 Nobel Prizes, including three that have been awarded this year (Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna, in Chemistry; and Reinhard Genzel, in Physics). In total, the list mentions 6,617 researchers from all over the world, among those, just as Michel Armand, 103 work in institutions located in the Spanish State. For the scientific community, appearing on this world list is an honor and a clear international reference for research excellency for a professional.
The presence of Michel Armand at Highly Cited Researchers is consistent with the acknowledgements obtained during the last years. Stanford University considers him to be the State’s most important researcher in the field of energy, he is recognized as such in their 100,000 most relevant researchers in the world list. In fact, he shares patents and researches with two of the 2019 Nobel in Chemistry winners-John Goodenough and Stanley Whittingham- and is considered by the international scientific community as the “next great father of the batteries of the future” because of his work with solid electrolyte.