Best Chemistry Scientists in United States

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
2 World 1 National George M. Whitesides

George M. Whitesides

Harvard University, United States
D-index 227 Citations 221,262 1,055
4 World 2 National Krzysztof Matyjaszewski

Krzysztof Matyjaszewski

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 198 Citations 166,410 1,287
5 World 3 National Stephen L. Buchwald

Stephen L. Buchwald

MIT, United States
D-index 186 Citations 112,529 603
7 World 4 National Omar M. Yaghi

Omar M. Yaghi

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 182 Citations 210,049 388
8 World 5 National Martin Karplus

Martin Karplus

Harvard University, United States
D-index 182 Citations 170,883 715
9 World 6 National Jean M. J. Fréchet

Jean M. J. Fréchet

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 181 Citations 113,542 695
12 World 7 National Tobin J. Marks

Tobin J. Marks

Northwestern University, United States
D-index 175 Citations 116,842 1,156
13 World 8 National John F. Hartwig

John F. Hartwig

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 174 Citations 95,775 532
14 World 9 National Donald G. Truhlar

Donald G. Truhlar

University of Minnesota, United States
D-index 172 Citations 169,433 1,149
15 World 10 National Gabor A. Somorjai

Gabor A. Somorjai

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 168 Citations 119,527 1,191
16 World 11 National J. Fraser Stoddart

J. Fraser Stoddart

Northwestern University, United States
D-index 167 Citations 120,239 1,246
17 World 12 National William A. Goddard

William A. Goddard

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 163 Citations 131,960 1,282
18 World 13 National Alan J. Heeger

Alan J. Heeger

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
D-index 162 Citations 126,738 602
19 World 14 National E. J. Corey

E. J. Corey

Harvard University, United States
D-index 161 Citations 109,373 1,009
20 World 15 National Mercouri G. Kanatzidis

Mercouri G. Kanatzidis

Northwestern University, United States
D-index 160 Citations 104,667 1,223
21 World 16 National Allen J. Bard

Allen J. Bard

The University of Texas at Austin, United States
D-index 160 Citations 138,082 767
22 World 17 National Robert H. Grubbs

Robert H. Grubbs

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 160 Citations 112,522 759
24 World 18 National Barry M. Trost

Barry M. Trost

Stanford University, United States
D-index 157 Citations 109,071 1,065
25 World 19 National Joseph Wang

Joseph Wang

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 156 Citations 91,918 947
26 World 20 National Chad A. Mirkin

Chad A. Mirkin

Northwestern University, United States
D-index 154 Citations 128,091 666
27 World 21 National John B. Goodenough

John B. Goodenough

The University of Texas at Austin, United States
D-index 154 Citations 115,065 673
28 World 22 National Joseph T. Hupp

Joseph T. Hupp

Northwestern University, United States
D-index 154 Citations 94,392 677
29 World 23 National Jean-Luc Brédas

Jean-Luc Brédas

University of Arizona, United States
D-index 154 Citations 105,091 946
33 World 24 National K. C. Nicolaou

K. C. Nicolaou

Rice University, United States
D-index 152 Citations 101,809 973
34 World 25 National Omar K. Farha

Omar K. Farha

Northwestern University, United States
D-index 152 Citations 90,273 712
37 World 26 National Richard E. Smalley

Richard E. Smalley

Rice University, United States
D-index 151 Citations 126,206 328
39 World 27 National Stephen J. Lippard

Stephen J. Lippard

MIT, United States
D-index 151 Citations 101,958 891
40 World 28 National Craig J. Hawker

Craig J. Hawker

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
D-index 151 Citations 87,638 607
42 World 29 National Galen D. Stucky

Galen D. Stucky

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
D-index 149 Citations 113,223 686
44 World 30 National Ad Bax

Ad Bax

National Institutes of Health, United States
D-index 149 Citations 117,185 415
45 World 31 National Prashant V. Kamat

Prashant V. Kamat

University of Notre Dame, United States
D-index 148 Citations 82,665 470
48 World 32 National Nicholas A. Peppas

Nicholas A. Peppas

The University of Texas at Austin, United States
D-index 145 Citations 92,197 603
51 World 33 National Richard D. Smith

Richard D. Smith

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, United States
D-index 144 Citations 70,728 804
52 World 34 National David Julian McClements

David Julian McClements

University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States
D-index 144 Citations 80,413 1,043
55 World 35 National Harry B. Gray

Harry B. Gray

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 143 Citations 73,667 913
56 World 36 National Klaus Schulten

Klaus Schulten

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
D-index 142 Citations 68,710 487
57 World 37 National Thomas J. Meyer

Thomas J. Meyer

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
D-index 142 Citations 82,309 801
58 World 38 National Harold A. Scheraga

Harold A. Scheraga

Cornell University, United States
D-index 142 Citations 85,366 1,040
59 World 39 National Alexis T. Bell

Alexis T. Bell

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 142 Citations 80,744 825
61 World 40 National James M. Tour

James M. Tour

Rice University, United States
D-index 140 Citations 96,848 559
62 World 41 National Kurunthachalam Kannan

Kurunthachalam Kannan

New York University, United States
D-index 140 Citations 63,267 629
64 World 42 National Sheng Dai

Sheng Dai

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, United States
D-index 140 Citations 82,618 1,129
65 World 43 National Jeffrey R. Long

Jeffrey R. Long

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, United States
D-index 140 Citations 83,832 476
67 World 44 National Gerbrand Ceder

Gerbrand Ceder

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 138 Citations 79,876 523
69 World 45 National Bruce E. Logan

Bruce E. Logan

Pennsylvania State University, United States
D-index 137 Citations 66,625 450
74 World 46 National F. Dean Toste

F. Dean Toste

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 137 Citations 48,734 343
75 World 47 National Chi-Huey Wong

Chi-Huey Wong

Scripps Research Institute, United States
D-index 136 Citations 65,148 803
76 World 48 National James A. Dumesic

James A. Dumesic

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
D-index 136 Citations 74,641 567
78 World 49 National Roald Hoffmann

Roald Hoffmann

Cornell University, United States
D-index 135 Citations 80,928 612
79 World 50 National George C. Schatz

George C. Schatz

Northwestern University, United States
D-index 134 Citations 93,387 811
80 World 51 National Mark A. Ratner

Mark A. Ratner

Northwestern University, United States
D-index 134 Citations 72,333 694
81 World 52 National Guillermo C. Bazan

Guillermo C. Bazan

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
D-index 134 Citations 68,600 607
82 World 53 National Jonathan L. Sessler

Jonathan L. Sessler

The University of Texas at Austin, United States
D-index 134 Citations 65,253 912
83 World 54 National Richard N. Zare

Richard N. Zare

Stanford University, United States
D-index 133 Citations 70,048 890
86 World 55 National Robert G. Bergman

Robert G. Bergman

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 133 Citations 65,270 654
87 World 56 National Arumugam Manthiram

Arumugam Manthiram

The University of Texas at Austin, United States
D-index 132 Citations 64,436 736
97 World 57 National Arieh Warshel

Arieh Warshel

University of Southern California, United States
D-index 130 Citations 64,717 377
98 World 58 National Henry F. Schaefer

Henry F. Schaefer

University of Georgia, United States
D-index 130 Citations 71,099 1,405
99 World 59 National Christopher T. Walsh

Christopher T. Walsh

Stanford University, United States
D-index 129 Citations 58,281 542
100 World 60 National Britton Chance

Britton Chance

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 129 Citations 75,408 691
102 World 61 National Richard R. Schrock

Richard R. Schrock

MIT, United States
D-index 129 Citations 59,091 597
105 World 62 National Richard A. Mathies

Richard A. Mathies

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 128 Citations 50,016 382
107 World 63 National Peter A. Kollman

Peter A. Kollman

University of California, San Francisco, United States
D-index 128 Citations 129,195 428
109 World 64 National Kendall N. Houk

Kendall N. Houk

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
D-index 128 Citations 68,382 832
113 World 65 National Graham R. Fleming

Graham R. Fleming

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 127 Citations 58,588 450
116 World 66 National Dionysios D. Dionysiou

Dionysios D. Dionysiou

University of Cincinnati, United States
D-index 127 Citations 56,005 568
118 World 67 National Lai-Sheng Wang

Lai-Sheng Wang

Brown University, United States
D-index 127 Citations 51,015 541
120 World 68 National R. Graham Cooks

R. Graham Cooks

Purdue University West Lafayette, United States
D-index 127 Citations 58,828 705
122 World 69 National Meilin Liu

Meilin Liu

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 126 Citations 55,786 635
124 World 70 National Royce W. Murray

Royce W. Murray

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
D-index 126 Citations 58,269 515
125 World 71 National Gregory C. Fu

Gregory C. Fu

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 126 Citations 46,350 217
127 World 72 National Mark E. Thompson

Mark E. Thompson

University of Southern California, United States
D-index 125 Citations 85,321 355
128 World 73 National Jacob N. Israelachvili

Jacob N. Israelachvili

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
D-index 125 Citations 103,897 375
129 World 74 National Thomas E. Mallouk

Thomas E. Mallouk

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 125 Citations 58,315 368
133 World 75 National Nicholas J. Turro

Nicholas J. Turro

Columbia University, United States
D-index 125 Citations 72,246 923
134 World 77 National Amir H. Hoveyda

Amir H. Hoveyda

Boston College, United States
D-index 125 Citations 43,492 350
135 World 78 National Robert H. Crabtree

Robert H. Crabtree

Yale University, United States
D-index 125 Citations 67,244 561
136 World 76 National Eric N. Jacobsen

Eric N. Jacobsen

Harvard University, United States
D-index 125 Citations 64,678 278
137 World 79 National Donald R Paul

Donald R Paul

The University of Texas at Austin, United States
D-index 124 Citations 55,798 554
138 World 80 National Benoît Roux

Benoît Roux

University of Chicago, United States
D-index 124 Citations 70,858 419
144 World 81 National William L. Jorgensen

William L. Jorgensen

Yale University, United States
D-index 124 Citations 111,734 422
145 World 82 National Lawrence Que

Lawrence Que

University of Minnesota, United States
D-index 124 Citations 54,129 534
148 World 83 National Khalil Amine

Khalil Amine

Argonne National Laboratory, United States
D-index 123 Citations 49,886 539
153 World 84 National Ho-kwang Mao

Ho-kwang Mao

Carnegie Institution for Science, United States
D-index 122 Citations 52,969 554
156 World 85 National Mietek Jaroniec

Mietek Jaroniec

Kent State University, United States
D-index 122 Citations 76,365 470
159 World 86 National Banglin Chen

Banglin Chen

The University of Texas at San Antonio, United States
D-index 122 Citations 67,416 394
160 World 87 National Ahmed H. Zewail

Ahmed H. Zewail

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 122 Citations 48,288 478
162 World 88 National Lester Packer

Lester Packer

University of Southern California, United States
D-index 121 Citations 71,066 569
163 World 89 National Angela M. Gronenborn

Angela M. Gronenborn

University of Pittsburgh, United States
D-index 121 Citations 51,239 429
166 World 90 National Alan G. Marshall

Alan G. Marshall

Florida State University, United States
D-index 121 Citations 52,595 700
167 World 91 National Robert G. Griffin

Robert G. Griffin

MIT, United States
D-index 121 Citations 47,028 438
169 World 92 National David A. Evans

David A. Evans

Harvard University, United States
D-index 121 Citations 46,570 315
170 World 93 National Jin-Quan Yu

Jin-Quan Yu

Scripps Research Institute, United States
D-index 121 Citations 50,733 303
171 World 94 National Yuehe Lin

Yuehe Lin

Washington State University, United States
D-index 120 Citations 53,544 484
172 World 95 National Robert C. Haddon

Robert C. Haddon

University of California, Riverside, United States
D-index 120 Citations 57,083 410
173 World 96 National Fred Wudl

Fred Wudl

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
D-index 120 Citations 61,465 547
175 World 97 National Virgil Percec

Virgil Percec

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 120 Citations 51,792 734
177 World 98 National Michael R. Wasielewski

Michael R. Wasielewski

Northwestern University, United States
D-index 119 Citations 57,090 672
179 World 99 National Eric A. Decker

Eric A. Decker

University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States
D-index 119 Citations 46,365 489
180 World 100 National Paul v. R. Schleyer

Paul v. R. Schleyer

University of Georgia, United States
D-index 119 Citations 72,333 814

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