Dr. Dimitrios Rakopoulos, Senior Researcher at the Chemical Process & Energy Resources Institute (CPERI) of Centre for Research & Technology Hellas (CERTH), belongs for the 6th year in a row to the Top 1% Highly Cited Researchers (HCR 2020) list of the world’s most influential scientists, which includes only 11 Greek scientists serving Greek Universities and Research Centres.
The list is compiled by the internationally recognised Thomson Reuters organisation, represented by the Clarivate Analytics project over the last 4 years, based on the Web of Science™ research database. Only scientific publications that belong to the Top 1% in terms of citations per scientific field and publication year are considered as highly cited, taking into account articles of just the last 11 years (circa 160,000 articles), preventing this way the advantage of older articles since they all compete in the same time horizon.
The catalogue of 2020 comprises about 6,400 researchers, i.e. approximately the 0.1% of researchers worldwide, in 21 distinct research fields as well as across multiple fields (cross-field). Engineering is represented globally by 173 scientists in the HCR 2020 list, while Dr. Dimitrios Rakopoulos is the only Greek scientist of this list who serves the discipline of Engineering in Greek Universities/ Research Centres, with over 5355 citations according to Scopus (excluding citations of all co-authors) and respective H-index=35.