CIC energiGUNE, benchmark Basque research center in thermal energy storage, battery storage and hydrogen technologies, member of the Basque Research & Technology Alliance-BRTA, ranks four of the most relevant researchers in the world, according to the "Ranking of the World Scientists" list prepared by Stanford University and Elsevier. The latest update shows that Michel Armand is still the most important researcher in Spain in the field of Energy, as well as the most relevant in the Basque Country and in seventh position worldwide.
Likewise, Elena Palomo, Scientific Director of the Thermal Storage Area of CIC energiGUNE, is positioned for the second consecutive year as the most influential in the Basque Country and the sixth in Spain in the field of Mechanical Engineering and Transport.
The prestigious list of Stanford University includes two more researchers from CIC energiGUNE´s group of scientists. On the one hand, the leader of the computational modeling and simulation area, Javier Carrasco, who is ranked as the third most important in the Basque Country in the field of Chemical Physics and, on the other hand, Heng Zhang, leader of the polymer electrolyte batteries area at CIC energiGUNE during the past year 2020.
The list of the prestigious Californian institution is made according to 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 standardized parameters, directly related to the impact of indexed scientific publications. The study gives an overview of both the historical professional career of the professionals, as well as the specific work carried out in the last year analyzed, which in this case corresponds to 2020.