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
101 World 6 National Qiang Xu

Qiang Xu

Kyoto University, Japan
D-index 129 Citations 61,471 577
102 World 61 National Richard R. Schrock

Richard R. Schrock

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

Richard A. Mathies

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 128 Citations 50,016 382
106 World 7 National Shaojun Dong

Shaojun Dong

University of Science and Technology of China, China
D-index 128 Citations 59,838 783
107 World 63 National Peter A. Kollman

Peter A. Kollman

University of California, San Francisco, United States
D-index 128 Citations 129,195 428
108 World 1 National Jacob A. Moulijn

Jacob A. Moulijn

Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
D-index 128 Citations 58,985 665
109 World 64 National Kendall N. Houk

Kendall N. Houk

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
D-index 128 Citations 68,382 832
110 World 9 National Alois Fürstner

Alois Fürstner

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 128 Citations 56,412 425
111 World 2 National Tamio Hayashi

Tamio Hayashi

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
D-index 128 Citations 52,091 517
112 World 1 National Steven P. Nolan

Steven P. Nolan

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 128 Citations 63,370 594
113 World 65 National Graham R. Fleming

Graham R. Fleming

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 127 Citations 58,588 450
114 World 10 National Ferdi Schüth

Ferdi Schüth

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 127 Citations 80,978 465
115 World 8 National Xinchen Wang

Xinchen Wang

Fuzhou University, China
D-index 127 Citations 71,021 276
116 World 66 National Dionysios D. Dionysiou

Dionysios D. Dionysiou

University of Cincinnati, United States
D-index 127 Citations 56,005 568
117 World 5 National Urs von Gunten

Urs von Gunten

Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Switzerland
D-index 127 Citations 54,091 411
118 World 67 National Lai-Sheng Wang

Lai-Sheng Wang

Brown University, United States
D-index 127 Citations 51,015 541
119 World 11 National Wolfgang A. Herrmann

Wolfgang A. Herrmann

Technical University of Munich, Germany
D-index 127 Citations 73,484 853
120 World 68 National R. Graham Cooks

R. Graham Cooks

Purdue University West Lafayette, United States
D-index 127 Citations 58,828 705
121 World 9 National Bin Liu

Bin Liu

Nanjing University, China
D-index 126 Citations 69,748 1,038
122 World 69 National Meilin Liu

Meilin Liu

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 126 Citations 55,786 635
123 World 1 National Abdullah M. Asiri

Abdullah M. Asiri

King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
D-index 126 Citations 74,548 1,563
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
126 World 10 National Jun Chen

Jun Chen

Nankai University, China
D-index 125 Citations 56,132 840
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
130 World 4 National Steven P. Armes

Steven P. Armes

University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
D-index 125 Citations 48,937 534
131 World 2 National David N. Reinhoudt

David N. Reinhoudt

University of Twente, Netherlands
D-index 125 Citations 55,026 817
132 World 1 National Pavel Hobza

Pavel Hobza

Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
D-index 125 Citations 68,771 545
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
139 World 3 National Lewis E. Kay

Lewis E. Kay

University of Toronto, Canada
D-index 124 Citations 58,926 392
140 World 4 National Fereidoon Shahidi

Fereidoon Shahidi

Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
D-index 124 Citations 63,793 714
141 World 12 National Stefan Grimme

Stefan Grimme

University of Bonn, Germany
D-index 124 Citations 121,065 567
142 World 6 National Dieter Seebach

Dieter Seebach

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 124 Citations 66,818 874
143 World 13 National Paul Knochel

Paul Knochel

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
D-index 124 Citations 56,877 958
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
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
148 World 83 National Khalil Amine

Khalil Amine

Argonne National Laboratory, United States
D-index 123 Citations 49,886 539
149 World 11 National Yadong Li

Yadong Li

Tsinghua University, China
D-index 123 Citations 58,722 468
150 World 7 National Ryoji Noyori

Ryoji Noyori

Nagoya University, Japan
D-index 123 Citations 65,350 410
151 World 12 National Xiao-Ming Chen

Xiao-Ming Chen

Sun Yat-sen University, China
D-index 123 Citations 50,524 534
152 World 16 National Helmuth Möhwald

Helmuth Möhwald

Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Germany
D-index 122 Citations 59,898 612
153 World 84 National Ho-kwang Mao

Ho-kwang Mao

Carnegie Institution for Science, United States
D-index 122 Citations 52,969 554
154 World 13 National Yi Xie

Yi Xie

University of Science and Technology of China, China
D-index 122 Citations 55,902 510
155 World 2 National Yang-Kook Sun

Yang-Kook Sun

Hanyang University, South Korea
D-index 122 Citations 54,884 551
156 World 85 National Mietek Jaroniec

Mietek Jaroniec

Kent State University, United States
D-index 122 Citations 76,365 470
157 World 14 National Xin Wang

Xin Wang

Beijing Institute of Technology, China
D-index 122 Citations 58,707 967
158 World 15 National Liquan Chen

Liquan Chen

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
D-index 122 Citations 46,958 552
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
161 World 2 National Silvia Bordiga

Silvia Bordiga

University of Turin, Italy
D-index 122 Citations 50,743 479
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
164 World 3 National Thomas P. Davis

Thomas P. Davis

University of Queensland, Australia
D-index 121 Citations 49,062 698
165 World 17 National Manfred T. Reetz

Manfred T. Reetz

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 121 Citations 53,303 720
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
168 World 8 National Seiji Shinkai

Seiji Shinkai

Kyushu University, Japan
D-index 121 Citations 59,825 1,006
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
174 World 18 National Peter Strasser

Peter Strasser

Technical University of Berlin, Germany
D-index 120 Citations 48,570 313
175 World 97 National Virgil Percec

Virgil Percec

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 120 Citations 51,792 734
176 World 2 National Karl Anker Jørgensen

Karl Anker Jørgensen

Aarhus University, Denmark
D-index 120 Citations 46,489 405
177 World 98 National Michael R. Wasielewski

Michael R. Wasielewski

Northwestern University, United States
D-index 119 Citations 57,090 672
178 World 3 National Freek Kapteijn

Freek Kapteijn

Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
D-index 119 Citations 52,550 584
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
181 World 16 National Zhen Li

Zhen Li

Wuhan University, China
D-index 118 Citations 59,166 951
182 World 101 National John Ralph

John Ralph

Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, United States
D-index 118 Citations 44,282 413
183 World 102 National Barry Honig

Barry Honig

Columbia University, United States
D-index 118 Citations 54,779 245
184 World 17 National Daoben Zhu

Daoben Zhu

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
D-index 118 Citations 51,711 749
185 World 103 National Frank S. Bates

Frank S. Bates

University of Minnesota, United States
D-index 118 Citations 59,039 430
186 World 104 National Jeffrey S. Moore

Jeffrey S. Moore

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
D-index 118 Citations 57,521 464
187 World 18 National Run-Cang Sun

Run-Cang Sun

Dalian Polytechnic University, China
D-index 118 Citations 58,572 1,065
188 World 105 National Jacqueline K. Barton

Jacqueline K. Barton

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 118 Citations 56,740 359
189 World 5 National Peter J. Sadler

Peter J. Sadler

University of Warwick, United Kingdom
D-index 118 Citations 50,402 613
190 World 19 National A. Stephen K. Hashmi

A. Stephen K. Hashmi

Heidelberg University, Germany
D-index 118 Citations 54,942 633
191 World 7 National Alfons Baiker

Alfons Baiker

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 118 Citations 55,338 863
192 World 3 National Flemming Besenbacher

Flemming Besenbacher

Aarhus University, Denmark
D-index 117 Citations 47,047 535
193 World 4 National Anthony G. Fane

Anthony G. Fane

UNSW Sydney, Australia
D-index 117 Citations 41,858 396
194 World 106 National Hong-Cai Zhou

Hong-Cai Zhou

Texas A&M University, United States
D-index 117 Citations 67,738 387
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
196 World 108 National Irwin Fridovich

Irwin Fridovich

Duke University, United States
D-index 117 Citations 119,434 330
197 World 107 National Wenbin Lin

Wenbin Lin

University of Chicago, United States
D-index 117 Citations 56,386 376
198 World 109 National Adam Heller

Adam Heller

The University of Texas at Austin, United States
D-index 117 Citations 56,360 278
199 World 5 National Douglas R. MacFarlane

Douglas R. MacFarlane

Monash University, Australia
D-index 117 Citations 52,061 731
200 World 110 National Israel E. Wachs

Israel E. Wachs

Lehigh University, United States
D-index 117 Citations 39,273 372

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