Mar 21, 2018
Professor Richard Kaner

Professor Richard Kaner and postdoc Maher El-Kady's articles on graphene supercapacitors are among the top most cited research articles during the past five years. 

In order to put this into perspective, a recent article in Nature says “Citations, in which one paper refers to earlier works, are the standard means by which authors acknowledge the source of their methods, ideas and findings, and are often used as a rough measure of a paper’s importance.” 

According to Google Scholar metrics the article entitled “Laser Scribing of High Performance and Flexible Graphene-Based Electrochemical capacitors” by El-Kady, Veronica Strong, Sergey Dubin and Kaner published in Science in March 2012 is ranked as the 10th most cited research paper in the journal in the last five years. As of February 2018, the article has already exceeded 2000 citations.

The work laid the foundation for Nanotech Energy, Inc., which was formed in 2014 to move this cutting-edge research on graphene-based energy storage devices from the laboratory to the marketplace.

To learn more about the Kaner group’s research, visit their website.