Chemist Martin Pumera is among the most cited scientists in the world

26. 1. 2021 | News

Laboratory glassware - chemistryStanford University published a list of 2 % of the world’s most-cited scientists. A total of 359 of them work at Czech research institutions. The most cited Czech scientist in 2019 was the chemist Martin Pumera, who ranked 203rd in the overall ranking. Pumera works at CEITEC at BUT and the University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague. The largest number of highly cited scientists work at the Academy of SciencesCharles University and Palacký University in Olomouc.

The published list includes over 160,000 scientists from around the world. The published information includes categories such as the h-index (with and without self-citation-adjusted data), the absolute number of articles in which individual researchers participated in 2019, and all published articles since 1960. The data on offer basically shows two basic dimensions – first, results of researchers’ entire, and second, what results these researchers had for 2019. From these data, analysts compiled an overall score, according to which they ranked the results. Pumera received an h-index (adjusted for self-citations) of 35.

Professor Pumera’s research interest is in nanomaterials and microsystems, in the specific areas of electrochemistry and synthetic chemistry of 2D nanomaterials, nanotoxicity, micro and nanomachines, and 3D printing. He was awarded “Highly Cited Researcher” by Clarivate Analytics in 2017, 2018 and 2019, too.

Martin Pumera is the Director of the Center for the Advanced Functional Nanorobots and a Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at the University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague, and Chief Investigator of Future Energy & Innovation Lab at CEITEC, Brno, Czech Republic.

The only other Czech scientist who fit into the top one thousand of the world’s most cited scientists is Rajender Varma, who works at Palacký University in Olomouc.