The highly-cited researchers list for 2017 has just been released on Nov. 16th. The leader of the “Theory of Nanophotonics group” at CFM and DIPC in San Sebastian, Javier Aizpurua, has been included as a member of it: (https://clarivate.com/hcr/).
Highly-cited researchers are acknowledged by the number of highly-cited papers (in the top 1%) within an area, according to the data base of “Web of Science” during the last 10 years (2005-2015). Javier Aizpurua is one of the five physicists working in Spain and the only one in the Basque Country, who has been acknowledged with this distinction.
Javier says that he is happy for this, but he also acknowledges all his collaborators in his group and internationally through these years, as well as the San Sebastian environment of excellence as big enablers of the impact he achieved in the international community of Nanophotonics.