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Three AMBER researchers feature in Annual Highly Cited Researchers List

20 November 2020

Profs. Jonathan Coleman, Valeria Nicolosi and Stefano Sanvito, principal investigator at AMBER, CRANN, and Trinity’s School of Physics and School of Chemistry feature in the annual Clarivate Highly Cited Researchers list.

The list recognises 6,389 researchers globally who have demonstrated significant influence in their chosen field or fields through the publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade. Their names are drawn from the publications that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year in the Web of Science™ citation index. The methodology underpinning the list draws on the data and analysis performed by bibliometric experts and data scientists at the Institute for Scientific Information™ at Clarivate.

This year, Clarivate have further categorised the 2020 list into two categories: researchers highly cited within a specific topic or subject area, and those that are cross-disciplinary in nature. Prof. Jonathan Coleman appears within the first cohort of 3,896 researchers with exceptional performance in a specific field. Further analysis reveals that Prof. Coleman is one of only 203 scientists featuring in the ‘materials science’ category. Prof. Stefano Sanvito and Prof. Valeria Nicolosi fall within the second cohort of 2,493 researcher categorised as ‘cross-disciplinary’ meaning their research publications and highly cited works can be found in journals across multiple topic areas.

Clarivate state that “The Highly Cited Researchers 2020 list helps identify that small fraction of the researcher population that contributes disproportionately to extending the frontiers of knowledge and gaining for society innovations that make the world healthier, richer, more sustainable and more secure”. They also recognise that in any such analysis there exists inevitable limitations in the analytical approach, and suggest a careful reading of the methodology is required.

Commenting on the achievement of Profs. Coleman, Nicolosi and Sanvito, Dr. Lorraine Byrne, Executive Director, AMBER said, “I wish to congratulate Prof. Coleman, Sanvito and Nicolosi on their achievement. Their internationally acclaimed research ensures that Ireland has a global reputation in materials science and cross-disciplinary research. It is because of our exceptional researchers that the AMBER centre can deliver on our mission of world leading materials science research for economic and societal impact, enhancing Irelands’ credentials as a hub for science and research”.

David Pendlebury, Senior Citation Analyst at the Institute for Scientific Information at Clarivate said: “In the race for knowledge, it is human capital that is fundamental and this list identifies and celebrates exceptional individual researchers who are having a great impact on the research community as measured by the rate at which their work is being cited by others.”

The full 2020 Highly Cited Researchers list and executive summary can be found online here

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