Almost 200 Articles of TPU Scientists Become Most Cited in the World in 2020

The TPU scientists published 189 articles, which ranked in the top 10 percent of the most cited publications in the world for 2020. The top 1 percent of the most cited publications in the world included 17 articles of TPU scientists.


In 2020, TPU researchers had 1706 publications in the Scopus database (including 1309 articles and reviews) and 1282 publications in the Web of Science database (including 1192 articles and reviews). TPU researchers published 726 articles in the journals of the first and the second quartiles; 651 articles were prepared in collaboration with international colleagues.

The top-ranked articles by the number of citations for 2019-2020 included:

  • Rational Design of Holey 2D Nonlayered Transition Metal Carbide/Nitride Heterostructure Nanosheets for Highly Efficient Water Oxidation with 76 citations. The article was published in Advanced Energy Materials academic journal (IF 25,425, Q1);
  • Hybrid Lead-free Polymer-based Nanocomposites with Improved Piezoelectric Response for Biomedical Energy-harvesting Applications Oxidation with 50 citations. The research was published in Nano Energy academic journal (IF 16,602, Q1);
  • Exploring Physical Features of Anisotropic Strange Stars Beyond Standard Maximum Mass Limit in f (R, T) Gravity with 43 citations. The research was published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society academic journal (IF 5,357, Q1).

The most published scientists of TPU for 2020 became Geniy Kuznetsov, Chief Research Fellow of the TPU Butakov Research Center (42 publications, h-index: 36), Pavel Strizhak, Professor of the TPU Butakov Research Center (32 articles, h-index: 34), Dushanta Nalin Kumara Dzhayakodi Arachshiladzh, Professor of the TPU Research Center for Automation and Information Technology (23 articles, h-index: 15), Pavel Postnikov, Associate Professor of the TPU Research School of Chemistry and Applied Biomedical Sciences (20 articles, h-index: 16), Sergei Panin, Professor of the TPU Division for Materials Science (19 articles, h-index: 14), Frensis Walter Verpoort, Professor of the TPU Research School of Chemistry and Applied Biomedical Sciences (19 articles, h-index: 53), Gennady Remnyov, Head of the TPU Research and Development Laboratory for Pulse-Beam, Electric Discharge and Plasma Technologies (18 articles, h-index: 19) and Maksim Rudmin, Associate Professor of the TPU Division for Geology (17 articles, h-index: 8).

The most discussed research of TPU scientists for 2020 (by Altmetric Attention Score indicator) included:

Remobilization of Dormant Carbon from Siberian-Arctic Permafrost during Three Past Warming Events with 258 mentions. Among the authors are Igor Semiletov, Professor of the TPU Division for Geology and Oleg Dudarev, Research Fellow of the TPU Division for Geology. The article was published in Science Advances academic journal (IF 13,117; Q1);

The International Bathymetric Chart of the Arctic Ocean Version 4.0 with 200 mentions. One of the authors is Igor Semiletov, Professor of the TPU Division for Geology. The article was published in Scientific Data academic journal (IF 5,541, Q1);

Plasmon-Induced Water Splitting-through Flexible Hybrid 2D Architecture up to Hydrogen from Seawater under NIR Light with 103 mentions. Among the authors are Olga Guselnikova, Research Fellow of the TPU Research School of Chemistry and Applied Biomedical Sciences, Elena Milyutina, Engineer of the TPU Research School of Chemistry and Applied Biomedical Sciences and Pavel Postnikov, Associate Professor of the TPU Research School of Chemistry and Applied Biomedical Sciences. The article was published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces academic journal (IF 8,758, Q1).