Eight KIT researchers are among the most cited scientists worldwide this year 2020. Including: two battery researchers. In addition to KIT Professor Jürgen Janek, HIU director Prof. Stefano Passerini is also listed among the most influential researchers. Passerini has been one of the most important scientists in the world since 2015.
Seeing your own work being mentioned in other publications is immensely important for researchers from all disciplines. The frequency of citations is an essential indicator of influence and reputation within the scientific community. This year – besides Passerini – seven other KIT scientists are among the “Highly Cited Researchers”, a ranking list maintained by the “Web of Science Group”. It names the scientists whose publications were most frequently cited. For the current list, the authors evaluated publications from 2009 to 2019. A publication is only considered “highly cited” if it is among the top 1% of total citations in its subject and its year of publication.
The KIT “Highly Cited Researchers” this year include:
– Professor Almut Arneth, head of the department “Ecosystem-Atmosphere Interactions” at the Institute for Meteorology and Climate Research – Atmospheric Environmental Research
– Professor Klaus Butterbach-Bahl, head of the “Bio-Geo-Chemical Processes” department at the Institute for Meteorology and Climate Research – Atmospheric Environmental Research
– Dr. Amir-Abbas Haghighirad, Institute for Quantum Materials and Technologies
– Professor Jürgen Janek, Institute for Nanotechnology, Scientific Director of the BELLA joint laboratory of KIT and BASF SE and research group leader at the Justus Liebig University in Giessen
– Professor Stefano Passerini, Director of the Helmholtz Institute Ulm and head of the research group “Electrochemistry of Batteries”
– Professor Holger Puchta, head of the Botanical Institute and head of the working group “Molecular Biology and Biochemistry”
– Professor Alexandros Stamatakis, Institute for Theoretical Computer Science and research group leader at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS)
– Professor Martin Wegener, Institute for Applied Physics, Scientific Director at the Institute for Nanotechnology and spokesman for the Cluster of Excellence “3D Matter Made to Order”.
Passerini has been a professor at the Helmholtz Institute Ulm since January 2014. From 2015 to 2018 he was deputy director of the institute. He has been director of the HIU since October 10, 2018. He has been working on the development of materials and systems for electrochemical energy storage for 30 years. His research focuses on the fundamental understanding and development of materials for lithium batteries, such as ionic liquids, polymer electrolytes and electrode materials.