Best Chemistry Scientists in Germany

The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of top Chemistry scientists is based on data collected from Microsoft Academic Graph on December 6th, 2021. Position in the ranking is based on a scientist's D-index (Discipline H-index), which only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline. Show more

Our best scientists ranking is a reliable list of leading scientists from the area of Chemistry, based on a meticulous examination of 166,880 scientists on Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Chemistry, over 35,760 profiles were examined.

The D-index threshold for approving a scholar to be considered is set to 40 if most of their publications are in the field of Chemistry. The inclusion criteria for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the given discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for listing top scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers estimated for each discipline whilst ensuring that the top 1% of leading scientists are considered into the ranking. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist's general H-index and their D-index.

Because the main goal is to ensure that only genuine researchers are included in the ranking we believe that numbers are never meant to be an absolute measure to quantify the contributions of scientists. This is why we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. Even though it’s not a metric defining a scientist’s position in the ranking, the amount of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a reliable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a given discipline. Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index using data compiled from Microsoft Graph, which is the most prominent and well-established bibliometric database of this type available to the scientific community. A detailed definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page .

Our aim is to inspire scholars, entrepreneurs, and decision-makers worldwide to explore where leading experts are heading and to provide an opportunity for the entire scientific community to discover who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.

World
National
Scholar
D-Index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines.
Citations
Publications
6 World 1 National Markus Antonietti

Markus Antonietti

Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Germany
D-index 185 Citations 137,198 824
11 World 2 National Klaus Müllen

Klaus Müllen

Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany
D-index 176 Citations 142,447 1,807
49 World 3 National Helmut Sies

Helmut Sies

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany
D-index 145 Citations 92,646 481
60 World 4 National Ulrich S. Schubert

Ulrich S. Schubert

Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany
D-index 141 Citations 105,858 1,841
68 World 5 National Gerhard Ertl

Gerhard Ertl

Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 138 Citations 71,891 581
94 World 6 National Matthias Beller

Matthias Beller

Leibniz Institute for Catalysis, Germany
D-index 131 Citations 59,430 395
103 World 7 National Frank Glorius

Frank Glorius

University of Münster, Germany
D-index 129 Citations 60,719 454
104 World 8 National Lutz Ackermann

Lutz Ackermann

University of Göttingen, Germany
D-index 129 Citations 57,344 480
110 World 9 National Alois Fürstner

Alois Fürstner

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 128 Citations 56,412 425
114 World 10 National Ferdi Schüth

Ferdi Schüth

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 127 Citations 80,978 465
119 World 11 National Wolfgang A. Herrmann

Wolfgang A. Herrmann

Technical University of Munich, Germany
D-index 127 Citations 73,484 853
141 World 12 National Stefan Grimme

Stefan Grimme

University of Bonn, Germany
D-index 124 Citations 121,065 567
143 World 13 National Paul Knochel

Paul Knochel

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
D-index 124 Citations 56,877 958
146 World 14 National Xinliang Feng

Xinliang Feng

TU Dresden, Germany
D-index 123 Citations 66,899 586
147 World 15 National Joachim Maier

Joachim Maier

Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Germany
D-index 123 Citations 53,708 589
152 World 16 National Helmuth Möhwald

Helmuth Möhwald

Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Germany
D-index 122 Citations 59,898 612
165 World 17 National Manfred T. Reetz

Manfred T. Reetz

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 121 Citations 53,303 720
174 World 18 National Peter Strasser

Peter Strasser

Technical University of Berlin, Germany
D-index 120 Citations 48,570 313
190 World 19 National A. Stephen K. Hashmi

A. Stephen K. Hashmi

Heidelberg University, Germany
D-index 118 Citations 54,942 633
195 World 20 National Hans-Joachim Freund

Hans-Joachim Freund

Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 117 Citations 49,614 751
202 World 21 National Frank Neese

Frank Neese

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 116 Citations 51,971 475
214 World 22 National Carsten Bolm

Carsten Bolm

RWTH Aachen University, Germany
D-index 116 Citations 48,198 561
296 World 23 National Otto S. Wolfbeis

Otto S. Wolfbeis

University of Regensburg, Germany
D-index 110 Citations 36,801 491
297 World 24 National Dirk M. Guldi

Dirk M. Guldi

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
D-index 110 Citations 46,000 668
304 World 25 National Wolfgang Wernsdorfer

Wolfgang Wernsdorfer

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
D-index 109 Citations 41,173 399
320 World 26 National Frank Würthner

Frank Würthner

University of Würzburg, Germany
D-index 108 Citations 39,130 450
341 World 27 National Todd B. Marder

Todd B. Marder

University of Würzburg, Germany
D-index 107 Citations 35,150 429
350 World 28 National Stefan Kaskel

Stefan Kaskel

TU Dresden, Germany
D-index 106 Citations 35,316 513
361 World 29 National Helmut Schwarz

Helmut Schwarz

Technical University of Berlin, Germany
D-index 106 Citations 47,286 1,078
364 World 30 National Horst Kessler

Horst Kessler

Technical University of Munich, Germany
D-index 105 Citations 46,216 655
368 World 31 National Stefano Passerini

Stefano Passerini

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
D-index 105 Citations 34,746 575
387 World 32 National Walter Thiel

Walter Thiel

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 104 Citations 51,772 569
404 World 33 National Robert Schlögl

Robert Schlögl

Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 103 Citations 39,980 619
413 World 34 National Johannes A. Lercher

Johannes A. Lercher

Technical University of Munich, Germany
D-index 103 Citations 39,490 689
414 World 35 National Thomas Bein

Thomas Bein

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
D-index 102 Citations 37,042 374
419 World 36 National Martin Winter

Martin Winter

University of Münster, Germany
D-index 102 Citations 53,859 739
429 World 37 National Detlef W. Bahnemann

Detlef W. Bahnemann

University of Hannover, Germany
D-index 102 Citations 64,021 516
441 World 38 National Karl Wieghardt

Karl Wieghardt

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 102 Citations 32,968 471
454 World 39 National Andreas Hirsch

Andreas Hirsch

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
D-index 101 Citations 41,228 590
460 World 40 National Benjamin List

Benjamin List

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 101 Citations 46,663 316
467 World 41 National Rudolf K. Thauer

Rudolf K. Thauer

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 100 Citations 31,111 295
468 World 42 National Hans-Joachim Werner

Hans-Joachim Werner

University of Stuttgart, Germany
D-index 100 Citations 52,767 251
474 World 43 National Katharina Landfester

Katharina Landfester

Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany
D-index 100 Citations 37,987 619
475 World 44 National Ullrich Scherf

Ullrich Scherf

University of Wuppertal, Germany
D-index 100 Citations 37,560 569
501 World 45 National Thomas Kissel

Thomas Kissel

Philipp University of Marburg, Germany
D-index 99 Citations 30,240 238
508 World 46 National Hubert A. Gasteiger

Hubert A. Gasteiger

Technical University of Munich, Germany
D-index 99 Citations 56,743 267
536 World 47 National R. J. Behm

R. J. Behm

University of Ulm, Germany
D-index 98 Citations 36,205 395
554 World 48 National Achim Müller

Achim Müller

Bielefeld University, Germany
D-index 97 Citations 43,467 761
558 World 49 National Hans Wolfgang Spiess

Hans Wolfgang Spiess

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 97 Citations 36,551 560
594 World 50 National Arne Thomas

Arne Thomas

Technical University of Berlin, Germany
D-index 96 Citations 43,901 231
603 World 51 National Holger Braunschweig

Holger Braunschweig

University of Würzburg, Germany
D-index 96 Citations 30,343 679
610 World 52 National Günther Jung

Günther Jung

University of Tübingen, Germany
D-index 95 Citations 26,314 485
647 World 53 National Armido Studer

Armido Studer

University of Münster, Germany
D-index 95 Citations 30,111 425
667 World 54 National Walter Leitner

Walter Leitner

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 94 Citations 32,915 533
673 World 55 National Helmut Ringsdorf

Helmut Ringsdorf

Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany
D-index 94 Citations 30,172 434
681 World 56 National Christoph Janiak

Christoph Janiak

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany
D-index 94 Citations 37,747 562
682 World 57 National Roland Fröhlich

Roland Fröhlich

University of Münster, Germany
D-index 94 Citations 35,056 937
698 World 58 National Dieter Oesterhelt

Dieter Oesterhelt

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 93 Citations 35,570 324
734 World 59 National Herbert W. Roesky

Herbert W. Roesky

University of Göttingen, Germany
D-index 93 Citations 39,397 1,272
756 World 60 National Wolfgang Domcke

Wolfgang Domcke

Technical University of Munich, Germany
D-index 92 Citations 28,600 335
760 World 61 National Peter Wasserscheid

Peter Wasserscheid

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
D-index 92 Citations 43,095 471
763 World 62 National Gerhard Erker

Gerhard Erker

University of Münster, Germany
D-index 92 Citations 36,762 802
784 World 63 National Gerhard Hummer

Gerhard Hummer

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 91 Citations 35,628 337
790 World 64 National Matthias Wessling

Matthias Wessling

Leibniz Association, Germany
D-index 91 Citations 27,348 530
797 World 65 National Wolfram Saenger

Wolfram Saenger

Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
D-index 91 Citations 40,322 505
808 World 66 National Joachim Sauer

Joachim Sauer

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
D-index 91 Citations 25,723 347
810 World 67 National Wolfgang Schuhmann

Wolfgang Schuhmann

Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
D-index 91 Citations 33,009 681
816 World 68 National Frank Rominger

Frank Rominger

Heidelberg University, Germany
D-index 91 Citations 28,015 712
817 World 69 National Herbert Waldmann

Herbert Waldmann

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 90 Citations 33,081 658
865 World 70 National G. Ulrich Nienhaus

G. Ulrich Nienhaus

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
D-index 89 Citations 23,005 258
880 World 71 National Michael Grunze

Michael Grunze

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 89 Citations 26,211 325
886 World 72 National Karl Johann Jakob Mayrhofer

Karl Johann Jakob Mayrhofer

Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
D-index 89 Citations 32,122 306
911 World 73 National Uwe H. F. Bunz

Uwe H. F. Bunz

Heidelberg University, Germany
D-index 89 Citations 30,507 441
926 World 74 National Rolf Mülhaupt

Rolf Mülhaupt

University of Freiburg, Germany
D-index 88 Citations 33,654 402
939 World 75 National Reinhard Niessner

Reinhard Niessner

Technical University of Munich, Germany
D-index 88 Citations 26,677 452
940 World 76 National Matthias Ballauff

Matthias Ballauff

Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
D-index 88 Citations 28,822 391
951 World 77 National Martin Muhler

Martin Muhler

Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
D-index 88 Citations 30,329 532
952 World 78 National Gerhard Wegner

Gerhard Wegner

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 88 Citations 24,509 452
992 World 79 National Jürgen Gauss

Jürgen Gauss

Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany
D-index 87 Citations 26,067 268
997 World 80 National Fritz Aldinger

Fritz Aldinger

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 87 Citations 25,666 610
1027 World 81 National Wolfgang Lubitz

Wolfgang Lubitz

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 87 Citations 24,752 423
1033 World 82 National Dietrich Knorr

Dietrich Knorr

Technical University of Berlin, Germany
D-index 86 Citations 22,721 235
1039 World 83 National Helmut Cölfen

Helmut Cölfen

University of Konstanz, Germany
D-index 86 Citations 30,076 333
1044 World 84 National Roland A. Fischer

Roland A. Fischer

Technical University of Munich, Germany
D-index 86 Citations 31,279 548
1094 World 85 National Jürgen Popp

Jürgen Popp

Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology, Germany
D-index 85 Citations 31,168 873
1127 World 86 National Dietmar Stalke

Dietmar Stalke

University of Göttingen, Germany
D-index 85 Citations 29,761 638
1138 World 87 National Burkhard König

Burkhard König

University of Regensburg, Germany
D-index 85 Citations 24,340 486
1152 World 88 National Peter H. Seeberger

Peter H. Seeberger

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 84 Citations 26,196 533
1166 World 89 National Jürgen P. Rabe

Jürgen P. Rabe

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
D-index 84 Citations 22,644 292
1172 World 91 National Annie K. Powell

Annie K. Powell

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
D-index 84 Citations 23,539 417
1174 World 90 National Johannes V. Barth

Johannes V. Barth

Technical University of Munich, Germany
D-index 84 Citations 23,822 258
1184 World 92 National Wolfgang Kaim

Wolfgang Kaim

University of Stuttgart, Germany
D-index 84 Citations 29,266 705
1187 World 93 National Derek Marsh

Derek Marsh

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 84 Citations 23,843 390
1192 World 94 National Matthias Driess

Matthias Driess

Technical University of Berlin, Germany
D-index 84 Citations 21,357 348
1209 World 95 National Reinhold Carle

Reinhold Carle

University of Hohenheim, Germany
D-index 83 Citations 24,418 378
1213 World 96 National Thomas Heine

Thomas Heine

TU Dresden, Germany
D-index 83 Citations 23,320 362
1215 World 97 National Kurt Kremer

Kurt Kremer

Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany
D-index 83 Citations 29,241 279
1219 World 98 National Michael Karas

Michael Karas

Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
D-index 83 Citations 36,474 203
1223 World 99 National Hermann E. Gaub

Hermann E. Gaub

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
D-index 83 Citations 36,639 223
1246 World 100 National Fritz Vögtle

Fritz Vögtle

University of Bonn, Germany
D-index 83 Citations 28,863 704

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