Michel Armand, researcher at CIC energiGUNE, the Basque research center of reference in battery storage, thermal energy solutions and hydrogen technologies, and member of the Basque Research & Technology Alliance-BRTA, has been included again in the prestigious “Highly Cited Researchers” list, prepared annually by the company Clarivate Analytics -specialized in analysis and collection of data from scientific and academic research- with the researchers who have the most cited papers by other researchers during the same year. In addition, Michel Armand has once again been included in the “Ranking of World Scientists” of Stanford University -along with 5 other CIC energiGUNE scientists- as the main research reference in Spain in the field of Energy and the seventh in the world.
“Appearing year after year in the main lists of reference reports of the international scientific community is within the reach of very few people”, has said the general manager of CIC energiGUNE, Nuria Gisbert. “The presence of Michel Armand in the Clarivate lit is excellent news and a tangible sign of the enormous scientific value that he possesses”.
The list of Highly Cited Researchers is extracted from the most cited articles -which rank in the top 1% of the most cited articles in their field of study during the same year- in the Web of Science™ citation index. This year, 7,225 awards have been recognized from Clarivate to researchers from 69 countries and regions, awarded to 6,938 individuals (several of whom have received recognition in more that one field).
Michel Armand’s presence once again in Highly Cited Researchers is in line with the recognition he has received in recent years. Stanford University considers him to be the most important researcher in the state in the field of Energy, and he appears in its list of the 100,000 most important scientists in the world. In fact, he is considered the “father” of solid-state batteries and the “ideologist” of many conventional lithium ion technologies.
Professor Armand holds several scientific awards such as the volta medal in 2000, the Galileo 2010 award, the Aymé Poirson 2012 award, and the Catalan-Sabatier 2016 award. He is also Doctor Honoris Causa of the University of Deakin 2006 and the University of Upsala 2016, and last October he was distinguished in Atlanta with the “Fellow of Electrochemical Society” award. He is also the author or co-author of 416 publications in international journals, 295 conference presentations, and 200 patents filed or pending, and has supervised 30 doctorla theses, three of which belong to the University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU.
His relationship with CIC energiGUNE began in 2011, when he joined the Scientific Committee of the “Energy Storage, Batteries and Supercondensers” Area while leading the creation of the polymer electrolyte research group. It should be noted that the solid electrolyte research line of the center is among the top five at European level. Currently, Armand leads the solid electrolyte research group at CIC energiGUNE, where he supervises a working team focused on achieving the solid-state battery for the electric vehicle of the future.