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
301 World 5 National Sason Shaik

Sason Shaik

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
D-index 110 Citations 43,060 511
302 World 10 National Erick M. Carreira

Erick M. Carreira

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 110 Citations 36,969 407
303 World 9 National Jaap S. Sinninghe Damsté

Jaap S. Sinninghe Damsté

Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Netherlands
D-index 109 Citations 40,386 364
304 World 25 National Wolfgang Wernsdorfer

Wolfgang Wernsdorfer

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
D-index 109 Citations 41,173 399
305 World 6 National Maurizio Prato

Maurizio Prato

University of Trieste, Italy
D-index 109 Citations 59,157 578
306 World 31 National Jun-Jie Zhu

Jun-Jie Zhu

Nanjing University, China
D-index 109 Citations 40,635 566
307 World 153 National Bernd R.T. Simoneit

Bernd R.T. Simoneit

Oregon State University, United States
D-index 109 Citations 46,321 325
308 World 32 National Jun Li

Jun Li

Tsinghua University, China
D-index 109 Citations 47,214 558
309 World 7 National Andrea Scozzafava

Andrea Scozzafava

University of Florence, Italy
D-index 109 Citations 40,633 578
310 World 155 National Fred W. McLafferty

Fred W. McLafferty

Cornell University, United States
D-index 109 Citations 48,534 399
311 World 154 National Christopher J. Cramer

Christopher J. Cramer

University of Minnesota, United States
D-index 109 Citations 61,155 499
312 World 157 National Scott E. Denmark

Scott E. Denmark

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
D-index 109 Citations 36,488 460
313 World 14 National Shu Kobayashi

Shu Kobayashi

University of Tokyo, Japan
D-index 109 Citations 35,964 411
314 World 156 National David W. C. MacMillan

David W. C. MacMillan

Princeton University, United States
D-index 109 Citations 52,727 184
315 World 158 National John R. Falck

John R. Falck

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, United States
D-index 108 Citations 33,627 534
316 World 8 National Gordon G. Wallace

Gordon G. Wallace

University of Wollongong, Australia
D-index 108 Citations 55,145 836
317 World 159 National Peter E. Wright

Peter E. Wright

Scripps Research Institute, United States
D-index 108 Citations 42,393 333
318 World 160 National John R. Reynolds

John R. Reynolds

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 108 Citations 49,242 461
319 World 161 National Bert L. Vallee

Bert L. Vallee

Harvard University, United States
D-index 108 Citations 45,415 393
320 World 26 National Frank Würthner

Frank Würthner

University of Würzburg, Germany
D-index 108 Citations 39,130 450
321 World 162 National Phil S. Baran

Phil S. Baran

Scripps (United States), United States
D-index 108 Citations 36,397 277
322 World 163 National Michael D. Ward

Michael D. Ward

New York University, United States
D-index 108 Citations 42,825 676
323 World 12 National John Meurig Thomas

John Meurig Thomas

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 108 Citations 44,353 751
324 World 13 National Richard G. Compton

Richard G. Compton

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 108 Citations 54,474 1,166
325 World 2 National Magnus Rueping

Magnus Rueping

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
D-index 108 Citations 35,973 435
326 World 15 National Masahiro Miura

Masahiro Miura

Osaka University, Japan
D-index 108 Citations 36,929 403
327 World 16 National Masatake Haruta

Masatake Haruta

Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan
D-index 108 Citations 56,381 312
328 World 2 National İlhami Gülçin

İlhami Gülçin

Atatürk University, Turkey
D-index 108 Citations 40,379 394
329 World 9 National Gary Williamson

Gary Williamson

Monash University, Australia
D-index 107 Citations 44,823 369
330 World 164 National Martin Head-Gordon

Martin Head-Gordon

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 107 Citations 72,026 507
331 World 33 National Li-Jun Wan

Li-Jun Wan

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
D-index 107 Citations 46,980 482
332 World 10 National Zongping Shao

Zongping Shao

Curtin University, Australia
D-index 107 Citations 51,724 888
333 World 14 National Iain McCulloch

Iain McCulloch

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 107 Citations 49,585 461
334 World 11 National Sotiris E. Pratsinis

Sotiris E. Pratsinis

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 107 Citations 33,627 373
335 World 165 National Kenneth S. Suslick

Kenneth S. Suslick

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
D-index 107 Citations 42,423 311
336 World 8 National Dante Gatteschi

Dante Gatteschi

University of Florence, Italy
D-index 107 Citations 58,371 477
337 World 3 National Rajender S. Varma

Rajender S. Varma

Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic
D-index 107 Citations 41,295 430
338 World 5 National Tomás Torres

Tomás Torres

Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain
D-index 107 Citations 38,887 692
339 World 34 National Enbo Wang

Enbo Wang

Northeast Normal University, China
D-index 107 Citations 37,142 718
340 World 166 National Robin D. Rogers

Robin D. Rogers

University of Alabama, United States
D-index 107 Citations 55,127 413
341 World 27 National Todd B. Marder

Todd B. Marder

University of Würzburg, Germany
D-index 107 Citations 35,150 429
342 World 15 National Eric Dickinson

Eric Dickinson

University of Leeds, United Kingdom
D-index 107 Citations 38,883 435
343 World 17 National Naoto Chatani

Naoto Chatani

Osaka University, Japan
D-index 107 Citations 36,916 364
344 World 168 National Edward I. Solomon

Edward I. Solomon

Stanford University, United States
D-index 107 Citations 32,426 366
345 World 167 National Steven L. Suib

Steven L. Suib

University of Connecticut, United States
D-index 107 Citations 38,745 679
346 World 169 National Gustavo E. Scuseria

Gustavo E. Scuseria

Rice University, United States
D-index 106 Citations 75,747 358
347 World 16 National James Barber

James Barber

Imperial College London, United Kingdom
D-index 106 Citations 42,597 442
348 World 4 National Michael J. Davies

Michael J. Davies

University of Copenhagen, Denmark
D-index 106 Citations 44,307 508
349 World 35 National Xuesi Chen

Xuesi Chen

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
D-index 106 Citations 39,460 741
350 World 28 National Stefan Kaskel

Stefan Kaskel

TU Dresden, Germany
D-index 106 Citations 35,316 513
351 World 3 National Philippe Dubois

Philippe Dubois

University of Mons, Belgium
D-index 106 Citations 49,220 678
352 World 170 National Louis E. Brus

Louis E. Brus

Columbia University, United States
D-index 106 Citations 69,910 231
353 World 171 National Charles L. Brooks

Charles L. Brooks

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 106 Citations 49,134 352
354 World 172 National Alexander M. Klibanov

Alexander M. Klibanov

MIT, United States
D-index 106 Citations 45,954 264
355 World 9 National Ivano Bertini

Ivano Bertini

University of Florence, Italy
D-index 106 Citations 38,681 663
356 World 173 National Ronald Breslow

Ronald Breslow

Columbia University, United States
D-index 106 Citations 40,876 426
357 World 3 National En-Tang Kang

En-Tang Kang

National University of Singapore, Singapore
D-index 106 Citations 40,573 669
358 World 10 National Carlo Lamberti

Carlo Lamberti

University of Turin, Italy
D-index 106 Citations 39,009 479
359 World 175 National Peter Politzer

Peter Politzer

University of New Orleans, United States
D-index 106 Citations 46,542 426
360 World 174 National Héctor D. Abruña

Héctor D. Abruña

Cornell University, United States
D-index 106 Citations 43,032 467
361 World 29 National Helmut Schwarz

Helmut Schwarz

Technical University of Berlin, Germany
D-index 106 Citations 47,286 1,078
362 World 18 National Eiichi Nakamura

Eiichi Nakamura

University of Tokyo, Japan
D-index 106 Citations 39,660 571
363 World 176 National Jon Clardy

Jon Clardy

Harvard University, United States
D-index 105 Citations 42,712 640
364 World 30 National Horst Kessler

Horst Kessler

Technical University of Munich, Germany
D-index 105 Citations 46,216 655
365 World 36 National Jinghong Li

Jinghong Li

Tsinghua University, China
D-index 105 Citations 43,465 367
366 World 17 National Gao Qing Lu

Gao Qing Lu

University of Surrey, United Kingdom
D-index 105 Citations 46,287 390
367 World 177 National R. Mark Wightman

R. Mark Wightman

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
D-index 105 Citations 31,208 253
368 World 31 National Stefano Passerini

Stefano Passerini

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
D-index 105 Citations 34,746 575
369 World 178 National Linus Pauling

Linus Pauling

Oregon State University, United States
D-index 105 Citations 102,266 360
370 World 6 National Aharon Gedanken

Aharon Gedanken

Bar-Ilan University, Israel
D-index 105 Citations 40,917 676
371 World 179 National Christopher N. Bowman

Christopher N. Bowman

University of Colorado Boulder, United States
D-index 105 Citations 48,167 511
372 World 4 National Dirk De Vos

Dirk De Vos

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 105 Citations 36,351 515
373 World 180 National Yang Shao-Horn

Yang Shao-Horn

MIT, United States
D-index 105 Citations 54,205 336
374 World 10 National E. W. Meijer

E. W. Meijer

Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
D-index 105 Citations 58,321 442
375 World 181 National Yves J. Chabal

Yves J. Chabal

The University of Texas at Dallas, United States
D-index 105 Citations 38,318 415
376 World 182 National George A. Olah

George A. Olah

University of Southern California, United States
D-index 105 Citations 54,237 1,148
377 World 18 National Alexander J. Blake

Alexander J. Blake

University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
D-index 105 Citations 42,237 961
378 World 6 National Jean-Pierre Sauvage

Jean-Pierre Sauvage

University of Strasbourg, France
D-index 105 Citations 45,775 468
379 World 183 National John M. Prausnitz

John M. Prausnitz

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 105 Citations 42,145 584
380 World 19 National Keiichi Tomishige

Keiichi Tomishige

Tohoku University, Japan
D-index 105 Citations 30,002 364
381 World 19 National Anthony K. Cheetham

Anthony K. Cheetham

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 104 Citations 42,832 522
382 World 184 National Steven M. George

Steven M. George

University of Colorado Boulder, United States
D-index 104 Citations 43,563 355
383 World 185 National Robert S. Hodges

Robert S. Hodges

University of Colorado Denver, United States
D-index 104 Citations 33,776 364
384 World 186 National Arthur J. Ragauskas

Arthur J. Ragauskas

University of Tennessee Health Science Center, United States
D-index 104 Citations 38,896 683
385 World 187 National Stephen G. Sligar

Stephen G. Sligar

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
D-index 104 Citations 43,160 363
386 World 37 National Lina Zhang

Lina Zhang

Wuhan University, China
D-index 104 Citations 39,364 539
387 World 32 National Walter Thiel

Walter Thiel

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 104 Citations 51,772 569
388 World 188 National George Christou

George Christou

University of Florida, United States
D-index 104 Citations 42,073 555
389 World 4 National Koon Gee Neoh

Koon Gee Neoh

National University of Singapore, Singapore
D-index 104 Citations 36,925 599
390 World 4 National Wonyong Choi

Wonyong Choi

Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea
D-index 104 Citations 61,324 319
391 World 21 National Atsuhiro Osuka

Atsuhiro Osuka

Kyoto University, Japan
D-index 104 Citations 40,242 814
392 World 20 National Keiji Morokuma

Keiji Morokuma

Kyoto University, Japan
D-index 104 Citations 43,010 707
393 World 11 National Christopher Barner-Kowollik

Christopher Barner-Kowollik

Queensland University of Technology, Australia
D-index 104 Citations 40,476 838
394 World 38 National Yoshinori Yamamoto

Yoshinori Yamamoto

Dalian University of Technology, China
D-index 104 Citations 39,067 680
395 World 39 National Feng Li

Feng Li

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
D-index 103 Citations 43,675 567
396 World 189 National Vincent M. Rotello

Vincent M. Rotello

University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States
D-index 103 Citations 42,501 482
397 World 1 National Duu-Jong Lee

Duu-Jong Lee

National Taiwan University, Taiwan
D-index 103 Citations 42,422 989
398 World 190 National Miquel Salmeron

Miquel Salmeron

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, United States
D-index 103 Citations 35,116 438
399 World 5 National Adrian Covaci

Adrian Covaci

University of Antwerp, Belgium
D-index 103 Citations 34,344 469
400 World 191 National Mark H. Engelhard

Mark H. Engelhard

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, United States
D-index 103 Citations 37,209 436

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