lecturers 2016

Isidro F. Aguillo
Cybermetrics Lab-Scimago (IPP-CSIC), Spain

Isidro F. Aguillo is the head of The Cybermetrics Lab, a research group of the Instituto de Políticas y Bienes Públicos (IPP) of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).He is the editor of the Rankings Web (Webometrics), including the Ranking Web of Universities (since 2004), Research Centres (since 2006), Hospitals, Repositories and Business Schools (since 2008). He is the founder and editor of the journal "Cybermetrics" (since 1997), the first electronic-only journal of the CSIC. He has published more than 60 papers in international journals on such research topics as evaluation of the scientific activity, electronic journals, open access initiatives and specially webometrics and web indicators. His teaching activity comprises more than 400 workshops, seminars and conferences in more than 120 Universities and professional societies worldwide. In 2000 he was appointed to the Spanish Office for Science and Technology (SOST) in Brussels (Belgium). In 2002 he was granted Metcalfe Visitor Professor in the University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia).In 2009 he was invested Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Indonesia. In 2015 he was recognized Doctor Honoris Causa by the National Research Nuclear University Moscow.


Éric Archambault
1science & Science-Metrix, Canada

Éric Archambault is President and CEO of Science-Metrix and has been a passionate student, analyst, and researcher in the evaluation and measurement of science, technology, and innovation for 25 years. With his extensive knowledge of quantitative methods and the issues surrounding the evolution and monitoring of research, education and S&T policy, Dr. Archambault has directed well over 100 S&T evaluation-, measurement- and policy-related projects during his 10 years as head of Science-Metrix. Éric graduated in Science, Technology and Society from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and obtained an M.Sc. in Science, Technology, and Industrialisation, and a D.Phil. in S&T Policy Studies at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU, University of Sussex, UK). Dr. Archambault is a member of the Canadian Evaluation Society and the American Evaluation Association and a Fellow at the Centre for Innovation Studies (THESIS, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada). He is also a lifetime member of the ISSI (International Society for Scientometrics & Infometrics) and sits on the editorial board of the Scientometrics journal. Thanks to his initiative, the Science and Technology Indicator Conference (STI, as known as the “Leiden Conference”) was held outside Europe for the first time in Montreal from September 6 to 9, 2012 with Éric as co-chair .

Nicola De Bellis
Bibliometric Office (CSBA) - University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

Graduated in philosophy at the University of Bari, Italy, De Bellis obtained a PhD in history of science in 1998 with a doctoral dissertation on Renaissance natural history. Seven years later, that job provided the background for an Italian prize-winning manuscript on the role of bibliographic citations in the scientific communication system. Having joined a medical library in 2002, he has been working since then on the boundary line between information science, history and philosophy of science. He is currently contract professor of information science for the Department of Education and Humanities and runs a full time bibliometric office supporting research evaluation activities at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.

Tomaso Benedet
Solutions Sales Manager - Research Intelligence, Elsevier

I graduated at Universitá degli Studi di Padova in Molecular biology in 2003, after a fellowship at the Venetian Institute for Molecular Medicine I moved to Madrid. Here I obtained my PhD in Molecular Biology with a thesis on the molecular mechanisms that control the perception of pain. After my PhD I moved to the information industry working in different segments: I started at the Nature Publishing Group dealing with Corporate, offering content solutions to pharmaceutical companies.
I then move to the academic market and focused myself on services: first with ProQuest with library services like web scale discovery and Integrated Library Platform. Finally I joined Elsevier working at the research management department, here we work to provide Universities and Governmental institutions the best data to evaluate plan and evaluate their research, our main object in provide our client with the best information and to allow them to design the most appropriate Strategy.


Stephan Büttgen
Director of Sales of Plum Analytics in Europe

Stephan Buettgen is the Director of Sales of Plum Analytics in Europe. Before this he worked in various roles in the publishing and information industry e.g. at Thomson Reuters and Elsevier and has a proven track record in the analytical space. He holds degrees in Economic Science and Psychology and currently lives near Berlin, Germany.


Massimiliano Carloni

Global Solutions Support Specialist, Thomson Reuters

He graduated in Electronic Engineering from Tor Vergata, E-MBA at MiB in 2008, aged 46, married, two daughters, has been operating for over 18 years in Sales & Marketing in different sectors and markets.  Since March 2013, he has been working in the IP&S division of  Thomson Reuters as a Solution Consultant charged with pre- and post-sales customer support for European customers. Previously he was in charge of the Italian Top Accounts of Elsevier. He has developed a deep knowledge of the academic publishing market, paying particular attention to digital platforms.
He also served for five years in the defense multinational corporation, Northrop Grumman, dealing with strategic marketing, business development and institutional relations.


Rodrigo Costas

CWTS - Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, The Netherlands

Rodrigo Costas is an experienced researcher in the field of information science and bibliometrics. With a PhD in Library and Information Science obtained at the CSIC in Spain, Rodrigo has been working at CWTS (Leiden University, the Netherlands) since 2009. His lines of research cover a broad scope of topics, including the development of new bibliometric tools and indicators as well as tools for the study of research activities based on quantitative data, having a particular focus on the analysis of individual scholars through bibliometric methodologies. Rodrigo has recently started some novel research lines at CWTS including the study of ‘altmetrics’ and the possibilities of funding acknowledgments in order to expand the analytical possibilities of scientometrics. At CWTS Rodrigo also coordinates several projects for different scientific organizations worldwide.

Ulrike Felt
Professor of Science and Technology Studies and Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Vienna, Austria

Ulrike Felt holds a PhD in physics/mathematics and a habilitation in Science and Technology Studies/Sociology of Science. Her research focuses on knowledge politics, changing research cultures including questions of responsible innovation, institutional transformations and changing valuation in research, as well as on issues of governance, democracy and public participation in technoscience. She has published widely in these areas.
She has been invited professor at numerous universities, has been and is involved in policy advice to the European Commission, to the European Science Foundation as well as to national bodies and is serving on a number of advisory boards of academic institutions as well as on editorial boards of journals. From July 2002 to June 2007 she was editor-in-chief of the international peer-reviewed Journal Science, Technology, & Human Values. She is the lead-editor of the most recent handbook of Science and Technology Studies (MIT Press, 2017).

Stephan Gauch

German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies - DZHW & Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany

Stephan Gauch studied social science at the University of Mannheim majoring in statistics and methods of empirical social research in fall of 2003. From 2004 to 2008 Stephan Gauch was a researcher in the department of Innovation Systems and Policy at Fraunhofer ISI. Between 2009 and 2014 he has been working at the Berlin Technical University at the Chair of Innovation Economics. From 1012 to 2014 Stephan Gauch was affiliated to Fraunhofer FOKUS working on a number of economics- and innovation-related topics in the ICT field such as Big and Open data analytics, policy analysis in the ICT sector, standardization foresight as well as standardization strategies. Stephan Gauch finished his PHD in 2011 on the topic of the interlinkage between research and standardization and the the division of labor between formal and informal standardization in ICT. His thesis was awarded with the “Sonderpreis Wissenschaft 2012” of the German Institute for Standardization (DIN). Since 2014 Stephan Gauch is affiliated to DZHW and Humboldt University of Berlin.

Henk F. Moed
Independent researcher and scientific advisor

Between 1981 and 2010 Henk F. Moed was a senior staff member at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) at Leiden University. During 2010-2014 he was a senior scientific advisor at Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He obtained a Ph.D. degree in Science Studies at the University of Leiden in 1989. He has been active in numerous research topics, including: the creation of bibliometric databases from raw data from Thomson Scientific’s Web of Science and Elsevier’s Scopus; analysis of inaccuracies in citation matching; assessment of the potentialities and pitfalls of journal impact factors; the development and application of science indicators for the measurement of research performance in the basic natural- and life sciences; the use of bibliometric indicators as a tool to assess peer review procedures; the development and application of performance indicators in social sciences and humanities; studies of the effects of ‘Open Access’ upon research impact and studies of patterns in ‘usage’ (downloading) behaviour of users of electronic scientific publication warehouses; studies of the effects of the use of bibliometric indicators upon scientific authors and journal publishers; development of a new journal impact measure (SNIP); the relationship between full text downloads and citations;  bibliometric studies of international scientific migration and collaboration; comparisons of Web of Science, Scopus and Google Scholar; multi-dimensional assessment of research impact; the potential of altmetrics; ontology-based bibliometric data management. He published over 100 research articles in international, peer reviewed journals, and is editorial board member of several journals in his field. He is a winner of the Derek de Solla Price Award in 1999. He edited in 2004, jointly with W. Glanzel and U. Schmoch, a Handbook on Quantitative Science and Technology Research (Kluwer, 800 pp), and published in 2005 a monograph, Citation Analysis in Research Evaluation (Springer, 346 pp.), which is one of the very few textbooks in the field.  He is currently an independent scientific advisor, and visiting professor at the Sapienza University of Rome.


Christine Rimmert
Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies of Science / AG Bibliometrie, Bielefeld University, Germany

Christine Rimmert studied Mathematics and Psychology at Bielefeld University. In 2010 she joined the project team working on bibliometrics at Bielefeld University (AG Bibliometrie, Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies of Science - ISOS, coordinated by Matthias Winterhager). She is currently working on clearing and processing of institutional data in citation databases. Since 2015 she has also been working in the university administration at Bielefeld University.


Nicolas Robinson-Garcia
INGENIO (UPV-CSIC), Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain

Nicolas Robinson-Garcia is a postdoctoral researcher in the field of bibliometrics and research evaluation. He holds a PhD on Social Sciences at the University of Granada where he worked until 2014 within the EC3 Research Group. He currently works at at INGENIO (CSIC-UPV) and occassionally collaborates with EC3metrics SL as an external consultant. His main lines of research are the evaluation of monographs, university rankings and the use of new data sources for research assessment. He has recently started a new line of work on novel methodologies to trace the societal impact of the Social Sciences and Humanities.

Susanne Steiginga

Elsevier BV. Based in Elsevier the headquarters in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

As Product Manager for Scopus Content at Elsevier, Susanne Steiginga is working on the execution of Scopus’ its content roadmap and strategy through content expansion programs and new Scopus content releases. She is also in close contact with customers, editors and publishers and acts as a Scopus liaison for Marketing and Sales.
After completing her Bachelor degree in Health Sciences, Susanne continued her academic studies and received two Biomedical Master degrees in Infectious Diseases and Public Health Research. After writing her final thesis at Harvard School of Public Health, she initially started a PhD which was quickly swapped for a corporate career at Elsevier over 6 years ago.

Bart Thijs
Centre for R&D Monitoring (ECOOM), Dept MSI, KU Leuven, Belgium

Bart Thijs is a research expert in bibliometrics at the KU Leuven. In 1999 he graduated at the same university in Psychology with a specialization in Statistics. He spent several years in industry as a statistical consultant, there he gained experience in the application of automated data analysis. In 2002 he joined the newly created policy research centre on R&D statistics at the KU Leuven. In 2009 he received his PhD from the Leiden University. Nowadays he is a senior researcher at the Centre for R&D Monitoring (ECOOM). He works on mapping of science based on the application of hybrid techniques.

Daniel Torres-Salinas
Universidad de Navarra and Universidad de Granada (EC3metrics & Medialab UGR), Spain

Daniel Torres Salinas, was awarded a PhD in Scientific Documentation from the University of Granada (2007). He works as a technician at the University of Navarra and the University of Granada, where he audits the research performance. He is also a researcher in the field of bibliometrics and a member of the EC3 Group (Evaluation of Science and Scientific Communication-University of Granada), regularly publishing in journals such as Scientometrics, JASIST and Profesional de la Información.  His main lines of research are the evaluation of Books, university rankings, Altmetrics and evaluative bibliometrics at university level. As an entrepreneur he is co-founder and CEO of the scientific consultancy spin-off EC3metrics and coordinator of the Digital Science Area at Medialab UGR. He is a developer for various research evaluation tools such as científicacvn, I-UGR Rankings of Spanish universities, CIRC (Clasificación Integrada de Revistas Científicas – Integrated Classification of Scientific Journals) or Bipublisher - Bibliometric Indicators for Publishers. He frequently teaches courses on scientific communication, Web 2.0 and library research services and science.


Ton van Raan
CWTS - Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, The Netherlands

Ton (Anthony F.J.) van Raan is Professor of Quantitative Studies of Science. Founder and until 2010 Director of the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS), Leiden University, Netherlands. After his retirement as Director of CWTS, he remained research professor. He studied mathematics, physics and astronomy at Utrecht University. PhD in Physics, Utrecht (1973). Post-doctoral fellow (1973-1977) at the University of Bielefeld, visiting scientist in the US, UK, and France. Work in atomic physics, laser-physics, astrophysics, and in science policy and research management. From 1977 research fellow physics in Leiden, in 1985 'field switch' from physics to science and technology studies, 1991 Professor. His research focuses on design, construction and application of quantitative indicators of important aspects of scientific research and on mapping of research fields. Long standing and broad experience in the practical application of bibliometric methods in contract research for governments, the European Commission, research organizations, universities and research institutions all over the world, and the business sector, particularly publishers. In 1995 he received together with the American sociologist Robert K. Merton, the Derek de Solla Price Award, the highest international award in the field of quantitative studies of science. Main research interests: application of bibliometric indicators in research evaluation; science as a self-organizing cognitive ecosystem, statistical and in particular scaling properties of bibliometric indicators, ranking and benchmarking of universities, mapping of science. Next to research he set up successful international teaching activities such as the CWTS Graduate Course on Measuring Science. Prof. van Raan set up a small spin-off company for advice on research evaluation and science policy issues. From 2013 he is adviser of the Netherlands Minister of Internal Affairs on urban policy of knowledge-intensive cities. In 2014-2015 he was adviser of the European Research Council (ERC) in the Expert Group for Program Monitoring and Evaluation. He published (as author and co-author) around thirty articles in physics and two hundred in science and technology studies. He is editor of the Handbook of Quantitative Studies of Science and Technology (Elsevier) and member of the editorial board of the international journals Scientometrics, Research Evaluation, and Journal of Informetrics. In 2014 he was listed amongst the Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Scientists. On the occasion of his retirement as CWTS director he was awarded by the Queen of the Netherlands with the royal distinction of Knight in the Order of the Dutch Lion. More info: http://www.cwts.nl/tvr/.