Podcast episode

Citation Laureates: Energy Science and the Economics of Happiness

Ideas to Innovation - Season Two

Episode description

In 2022, Clarivate named 20 world-class researchers from four countries as Citation Laureates. The impact of their work is immense and represents pioneering research worthy of recognition and celebration. We expect that some of these researchers will go on to receive a Nobel Prize, demonstrating once again the strong link between their substantial citation records and their influence on peers. In episode 6 of this podcast season, published in October, we heard from two of the 2022 Citation Laureates about their work. In this episode, we hear from two more who share insights into their research, how they got started, tips for early-career researchers, and more.

Our first interview is with Daniel G. Nocera, Patterson Rockwood Professor of Energy, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts in the United States. Widely recognized as a leading researcher in renewable energy, Professor Nocera invented the artificial leaf and the bionic leaf and has accomplished the solar fuels process of photosynthesis. Our second spotlight is on Andrew Oswald, Professor of Economics and Behavioural Science at the University of Warwick in England. Professor Oswald is a professorial fellow of the Economic and Social Research Council and a member of the board of reviewing editors at Science. His Citation Laureate award is for pioneering contributions to the economics of happiness and subjective well-being.