EPFL Basic Sciences in 2019 Highly Cited Researchers list



Sixteen researchers from EPFL’s School of Basic Sciences have been included in the Web of Science’s 2019 Highly Cited Researchers list.

Since 2014, Clarivate Analytics has produced an annual Highly Cited Researchers list of scientists whose publications during the previous decade contain a notable number of papers that are in the top 1% most cited paper for their publication year.

The papers are categorized in one or more of 21 main subject fields the Essential Science Indicators (ESI), which forms a database of emerging science trends in various fields of research used by policymakers, government agencies, universities, corporations, recruiters, the press and others.

This year, the Highly Cited Researchers list includes 24 EPFL scientists, seventeen of which are researchers with the School of Basic Sciences: thirteen from the Institute of Chemical Science and Engineering (ISIC), one from the Institute of Physics (IPHYS), and two from the Institute of Mathematics (MATH):

  • Professor Paul J. Dyson (ISIC)
  • Professor Michael Grätzel (ISIC)
  • Professor Anders Hagfeldt (ISIC)
  • Professor Xile Hu (ISIC)
  • Professor Mohammad Khaja Nazeeruddin (ISIC)
  • Professor Kevin Sivula (ISIC)
  • Professor Wolfgang Tress (ISIC)
  • Dr Antonio Abate (ISIC; now at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin)
  • Dr Juan-Pablo Correa-Baena (ISIC; now at Georgia Tech)
  • Dr Peng Gao (ISIC; now at the Shanghai Advanced Research Institute)
  • Dr Jun-Ho Yum (ISIC)
  • Dr Stefaan De Wolf (ISIC; now at KAUST)
  • Dr Shaik M. Zakeeruddin (ISIC)
  • Professor Tobias J. Kippenberg (IPHYS)
  • Professor Annalisa Buffa (MATH)
  • Professor Fabio Nobile (MATH)

Professor Michael Grätzel is named in three different ESI fields (Chemistry, Materials Science, and Engineering), while Professor Mohammad K. Nazeeruddin and Dr Shaik M. Zakeeruddin in two (Chemistry and Materials Science).


Clarivate Analytics is an independent analytics company that once formed the Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters. It currently maintains the Web of Science (WoS), a widely used online service that provides a comprehensive citation search for researchers across the world.