Best Chemistry Scientists

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
901 World 4 National Mojtaba Shamsipur

Mojtaba Shamsipur

Razi University, Iran
D-index 89 Citations 30,646 867
902 World 46 National Varinder K. Aggarwal

Varinder K. Aggarwal

University of Bristol, United Kingdom
D-index 89 Citations 25,163 377
903 World 402 National Emil B. Lobkovsky

Emil B. Lobkovsky

Cornell University, United States
D-index 89 Citations 28,958 271
904 World 400 National Richard C. Larock

Richard C. Larock

Iowa State University, United States
D-index 89 Citations 24,066 157
905 World 19 National Jeroen A. van Bokhoven

Jeroen A. van Bokhoven

Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland
D-index 89 Citations 26,794 539
906 World 119 National Xiao-Feng Wu

Xiao-Feng Wu

Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, China
D-index 89 Citations 30,352 741
907 World 399 National James P. Collman

James P. Collman

Stanford University, United States
D-index 89 Citations 29,533 310
908 World 401 National Thomas G. Spiro

Thomas G. Spiro

University of Washington, United States
D-index 89 Citations 26,481 400
909 World 1 National Jairton Dupont

Jairton Dupont

Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
D-index 89 Citations 36,338 403
910 World 49 National Kazuhiko Maeda

Kazuhiko Maeda

Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
D-index 89 Citations 42,211 256
911 World 73 National Uwe H. F. Bunz

Uwe H. F. Bunz

Heidelberg University, Germany
D-index 89 Citations 30,507 441
912 World 45 National Christopher Hardacre

Christopher Hardacre

University of Manchester, United Kingdom
D-index 89 Citations 28,466 506
913 World 120 National Jianbo Wang

Jianbo Wang

Peking University, China
D-index 89 Citations 25,645 385
914 World 118 National Xumu Zhang

Xumu Zhang

Southern University of Science and Technology, China
D-index 89 Citations 26,458 463
915 World 23 National Allan H. White

Allan H. White

University of Western Australia, Australia
D-index 89 Citations 39,160 1,463
916 World 21 National Albert J. R. Heck

Albert J. R. Heck

Utrecht University, Netherlands
D-index 88 Citations 27,227 374
917 World 403 National John M. Pezzuto

John M. Pezzuto

Western New England University, United States
D-index 88 Citations 29,325 347
918 World 47 National John C. Lindon

John C. Lindon

Imperial College London, United Kingdom
D-index 88 Citations 30,235 352
919 World 404 National Vijay S. Pande

Vijay S. Pande

Stanford University, United States
D-index 88 Citations 28,151 242
920 World 15 National Ick Chan Kwon

Ick Chan Kwon

Korea Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea
D-index 88 Citations 25,339 321
921 World 405 National Dennis J. Stuehr

Dennis J. Stuehr

Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, United States
D-index 88 Citations 35,709 229
922 World 8 National Jackie Y. Ying

Jackie Y. Ying

Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Singapore
D-index 88 Citations 31,851 343
923 World 121 National Danlian Huang

Danlian Huang

Hunan University, China
D-index 88 Citations 21,824 239
924 World 122 National Zhigang Shuai

Zhigang Shuai

Tsinghua University, China
D-index 88 Citations 25,433 325
925 World 406 National Paul Westerhoff

Paul Westerhoff

Arizona State University, United States
D-index 88 Citations 36,650 302
926 World 74 National Rolf Mülhaupt

Rolf Mülhaupt

University of Freiburg, Germany
D-index 88 Citations 33,654 402
927 World 407 National Todd J. Martínez

Todd J. Martínez

Stanford University, United States
D-index 88 Citations 24,516 302
928 World 48 National Catherine Rice-Evans

Catherine Rice-Evans

Wolfson Centre for Age-Related Diseases, United Kingdom
D-index 88 Citations 56,872 148
929 World 8 National Lia Addadi

Lia Addadi

Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
D-index 88 Citations 30,044 220
930 World 123 National Bo Tang

Bo Tang

Shandong Normal University, China
D-index 88 Citations 26,392 562
931 World 18 National Filippo De Angelis

Filippo De Angelis

University of Perugia, Italy
D-index 88 Citations 33,638 346
932 World 408 National Ayusman Sen

Ayusman Sen

Pennsylvania State University, United States
D-index 88 Citations 26,790 316
933 World 409 National Kenneth S. Pitzer

Kenneth S. Pitzer

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 88 Citations 39,211 306
934 World 19 National Gabriele Centi

Gabriele Centi

University of Messina, Italy
D-index 88 Citations 28,557 410
935 World 12 National Osamu Terasaki

Osamu Terasaki

Stockholm University, Sweden
D-index 88 Citations 42,903 342
936 World 16 National Yung-Eun Sung

Yung-Eun Sung

Seoul National University, South Korea
D-index 88 Citations 24,392 444
937 World 24 National John Ralston

John Ralston

University of South Australia, Australia
D-index 88 Citations 21,104 282
938 World 410 National John A. Pople

John A. Pople

Stanford University, United States
D-index 88 Citations 100,777 198
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
941 World 411 National Richard A. Gross

Richard A. Gross

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, United States
D-index 88 Citations 26,133 337
942 World 125 National Shiyong Liu

Shiyong Liu

University of Science and Technology of China, China
D-index 88 Citations 22,057 246
943 World 49 National Keith Scott

Keith Scott

Newcastle University, United Kingdom
D-index 88 Citations 22,718 371
944 World 50 National Katsumi Kaneko

Katsumi Kaneko

Shinshu University, Japan
D-index 88 Citations 33,991 480
945 World 124 National Ming-Liang Tong

Ming-Liang Tong

Sun Yat-sen University, China
D-index 88 Citations 28,514 337
946 World 412 National Jonathan F. Stebbins

Jonathan F. Stebbins

Stanford University, United States
D-index 88 Citations 20,532 257
947 World 22 National Brian E. Conway

Brian E. Conway

University of Ottawa, Canada
D-index 88 Citations 46,860 286
948 World 414 National A. W. Castleman

A. W. Castleman

Pennsylvania State University, United States
D-index 88 Citations 24,010 452
949 World 413 National Jane S. Murray

Jane S. Murray

CleveTheoComp LLC, United States
D-index 88 Citations 32,825 269
950 World 415 National Tomislav Rovis

Tomislav Rovis

Columbia University, United States
D-index 88 Citations 24,525 199
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
953 World 126 National Yuhan Sun

Yuhan Sun

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
D-index 88 Citations 30,897 816
954 World 12 National Richard Hoogenboom

Richard Hoogenboom

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 88 Citations 31,102 483
955 World 416 National Harry R. Allcock

Harry R. Allcock

Pennsylvania State University, United States
D-index 88 Citations 26,427 556
956 World 417 National Robert M. Waymouth

Robert M. Waymouth

Stanford University, United States
D-index 88 Citations 30,077 301
957 World 52 National Kazuhiko Ishihara

Kazuhiko Ishihara

University of Tokyo, Japan
D-index 88 Citations 28,721 576
958 World 418 National Bernhard Wunderlich

Bernhard Wunderlich

University of Tennessee at Knoxville, United States
D-index 88 Citations 24,438 515
959 World 51 National Kentaro Yamaguchi

Kentaro Yamaguchi

Tokushima Bunri University, Japan
D-index 88 Citations 28,100 608
960 World 4 National Jiří Šponer

Jiří Šponer

Masaryk University, Czech Republic
D-index 88 Citations 28,550 376
961 World 420 National Peter C. Ford

Peter C. Ford

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
D-index 88 Citations 26,498 410
962 World 419 National Matthew S. Sigman

Matthew S. Sigman

University of Utah, United States
D-index 88 Citations 23,559 225
963 World 421 National Christopher A. Reed

Christopher A. Reed

University of California, Riverside, United States
D-index 88 Citations 23,906 218
964 World 55 National Shigeru Terabe

Shigeru Terabe

University of Hyogo, Japan
D-index 88 Citations 25,163 233
965 World 50 National Fraser A. Armstrong

Fraser A. Armstrong

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 88 Citations 23,378 248
966 World 53 National Tetsuya Satoh

Tetsuya Satoh

Osaka City University, Japan
D-index 88 Citations 25,554 200
967 World 54 National Shigeki Matsunaga

Shigeki Matsunaga

Hokkaido University, Japan
D-index 88 Citations 21,025 322
968 World 13 National Björn Lindman

Björn Lindman

Lund University, Sweden
D-index 88 Citations 27,841 515
969 World 422 National Steve Scheiner

Steve Scheiner

Utah State University, United States
D-index 88 Citations 26,907 420
970 World 25 National Brian W. Skelton

Brian W. Skelton

University of Western Australia, Australia
D-index 88 Citations 37,246 1,429
971 World 423 National F. Albert Cotton

F. Albert Cotton

Texas A&M University, United States
D-index 88 Citations 34,463 994
972 World 22 National Joost N. H. Reek

Joost N. H. Reek

University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
D-index 88 Citations 25,743 370
973 World 6 National Jean-Marie Basset

Jean-Marie Basset

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
D-index 88 Citations 27,017 615
974 World 6 National Peter E. Nielsen

Peter E. Nielsen

University of Copenhagen, Denmark
D-index 87 Citations 35,269 318
975 World 424 National José N. Onuchic

José N. Onuchic

Rice University, United States
D-index 87 Citations 36,293 240
976 World 425 National Michael A. Marletta

Michael A. Marletta

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 87 Citations 30,345 221
977 World 51 National Stephen Neidle

Stephen Neidle

University College London, United Kingdom
D-index 87 Citations 24,998 350
978 World 426 National Peter H. McMurry

Peter H. McMurry

University of Minnesota, United States
D-index 87 Citations 25,496 194
979 World 13 National Johan Hofkens

Johan Hofkens

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 87 Citations 22,904 401
980 World 23 National Andries Meijerink

Andries Meijerink

Utrecht University, Netherlands
D-index 87 Citations 26,236 292
981 World 427 National David E. Wemmer

David E. Wemmer

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 87 Citations 23,062 274
982 World 428 National You Han Bae

You Han Bae

University of Utah, United States
D-index 87 Citations 32,045 195
983 World 15 National Félix Hernández

Félix Hernández

Jaume I University, Spain
D-index 87 Citations 19,726 307
984 World 5 National Martin Pumera

Martin Pumera

Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
D-index 87 Citations 32,401 636
985 World 1 National Trygve Helgaker

Trygve Helgaker

University of Oslo, Norway
D-index 87 Citations 27,048 267
986 World 127 National Xianzhi Fu

Xianzhi Fu

Fuzhou University, China
D-index 87 Citations 31,448 229
987 World 52 National David M. Grant

David M. Grant

University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
D-index 87 Citations 26,717 429
988 World 429 National Patrick S. Stayton

Patrick S. Stayton

University of Washington, United States
D-index 87 Citations 20,083 233
989 World 430 National Minor J. Coon

Minor J. Coon

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 87 Citations 23,494 218
990 World 431 National Peter Wipf

Peter Wipf

University of Pittsburgh, United States
D-index 87 Citations 25,493 439
991 World 20 National Andrea Caneschi

Andrea Caneschi

University of Florence, Italy
D-index 87 Citations 29,328 319
992 World 79 National Jürgen Gauss

Jürgen Gauss

Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany
D-index 87 Citations 26,067 268
993 World 16 National Ángel T. Martínez

Ángel T. Martínez

Spanish National Research Council, Spain
D-index 87 Citations 22,797 264
994 World 432 National Sanford A. Asher

Sanford A. Asher

University of Pittsburgh, United States
D-index 87 Citations 24,392 269
995 World 26 National Cyrille Boyer

Cyrille Boyer

UNSW Sydney, Australia
D-index 87 Citations 23,329 292
996 World 128 National Hexing Li

Hexing Li

Shanghai Normal University, China
D-index 87 Citations 23,035 362
997 World 80 National Fritz Aldinger

Fritz Aldinger

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 87 Citations 25,666 610
998 World 129 National Jing-Juan Xu

Jing-Juan Xu

Nanjing University, China
D-index 87 Citations 23,473 358
999 World 433 National Ayyalusamy Ramamoorthy

Ayyalusamy Ramamoorthy

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 87 Citations 24,354 361
1000 World 57 National Yoshiharu Doi

Yoshiharu Doi

Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
D-index 87 Citations 22,472 355

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