The ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science congratulates Associate Investigator Anita Ho-Baillie on being named Australia’s leading researcher in the field of Sustainable Energy by The Australian newspaper.
In The Australian’s annual Research magazine, the newspaper acknowledges the talent and dedication of Australia’s researchers through compilation and publication of The List – a roll call of what the authors believe to be the best researchers and the best research institutions in Australia in 250 individual fields of research.
According to The Australian, they do this by teaming with talent discovery and research analytics firm League of Scholars to comprehensively scan online data about Australia’s research output.
It enables them to identify the best researcher and the best research institution in each field, based on the excellence of their research and the impact it has in discovery and scholarship.
The listing looks at the particular specialties of individual researchers and research institutions, and it provides fine-grained detail and recognises countless areas of excellence.
Professor Ho-Baillie, the John Hooke Chair of Nanoscience at the University of Sydney, was singled out for acclaim as the top researcher in the field of Sustainable Energy, alongside other leading figures within the broader category of Engineering and Computer Science.
The top ranking was based on the number of citations for papers published in the top 20 journals of her field over the past five years.
Anita said she was “honored to be named as the top researcher in Australia in the field of Sustainable Energy under the Engineering and Computer Science category by The Australian.”
A Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher in 2019 and 2020, Anita’s research interests include engineering of solar materials and devices at the nanoscale and integrating them onto all kinds of surfaces to generate clean energy for different applications.
Her achievements include setting solar cell energy efficiency world records in various categories and reporting of highly durable perovskite solar cells.
Image credit: The University of Sydney.