29 November 2016

IIASA researchers among most highly cited scientists

IIASA energy and air quality researchers were recognized for their outstanding contribution to the scientific literature in the field of geosciences.

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IIASA researchers Keywan Riahi and Zbigniew Klimont were included on a list of the most highly cited researchers worldwide in the field of geosciences.

The list, published by the firm Clarivate Analytics (formerly a division of Thomson Reuters), recognizes leading researchers in science and social science from around the world. It ranks scientists based on their work and citations published between 2004 and 2014.

Methodology for the ranking is described here

About the researchers

Keywan Riahi is the director of the IIASA Energy Program. In addition he holds a part-time position as visiting professor in the field of energy systems analysis at the Graz University of Technology. 

Zbigniew Klimont is a research scholar with the IIASA Air Quality and Greenhouse Gases (AIR) Program, where he works on the assessment of regional (Europe, Asia) and global emissions of various air pollutants. 

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Keywan Riahi

Program Director


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Zbigniew Klimont

Senior Research Scholar

Air Quality and Greenhouse Gases

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Radu OB, van den Berg M, Klimont Z , Deetman S, Janssens-Maenhout G, Muntean M, Heyes C , Dentener F, et al. (2016). Exploring synergies between climate and air quality policies using long-term global and regional emission scenarios. Atmospheric Environment 140: 577-591. DOI:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2016.05.021.

van Vuuren DP, van Soest H, Riahi K , Clarke L, Krey V , Kriegler E, Rogelj J , Schaeffer M, et al. (2016). Carbon budgets and energy transition pathways. Environmental Research Letters 11 (7): 075002. DOI:10.1088/1748-9326/11/7/075002.

Knorr W, Dentener F, Hantson S, Jiang L, Klimont Z , & Arneth A (2016). Air quality impacts of European wildfire emissions in a changing climate. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 16 (9): 5685-5703. DOI:10.5194/acp-16-5685-2016.

Stohl A, Aamaas B, Amann M, Baker LH, Klimont Z , Kupiainen K, & Heyes C (2015). Evaluating the climate and air quality impacts of short-lived pollutants. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 15 (18): 10529-10566. DOI:10.5194/acp-15-10529-2015.

Riahi K , McCollum DL, & Krey V (2012). The Next Energy Transition: Transformative Pathways, Choices and Opportunities. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria

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