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
401 World 192 National Gang Wu

Gang Wu

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, United States
D-index 103 Citations 36,123 369
402 World 40 National Hongjie Zhang

Hongjie Zhang

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
D-index 103 Citations 34,709 601
403 World 193 National Wayne L. Hubbell

Wayne L. Hubbell

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
D-index 103 Citations 32,784 241
404 World 33 National Robert Schlögl

Robert Schlögl

Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 103 Citations 39,980 619
405 World 41 National Jiuhui Qu

Jiuhui Qu

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
D-index 103 Citations 38,010 573
406 World 11 National Roeland J. M. Nolte

Roeland J. M. Nolte

Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
D-index 103 Citations 36,919 536
407 World 194 National Robin M. Hochstrasser

Robin M. Hochstrasser

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 103 Citations 35,105 443
408 World 195 National James T. Hynes

James T. Hynes

University of Colorado Boulder, United States
D-index 103 Citations 36,355 345
409 World 12 National Ray L. Frost

Ray L. Frost

Queensland University of Technology, Australia
D-index 103 Citations 46,372 1,153
410 World 196 National Julius Rebek

Julius Rebek

Scripps Research Institute, United States
D-index 103 Citations 40,597 593
411 World 20 National Michael H. Abraham

Michael H. Abraham

University College London, United Kingdom
D-index 103 Citations 50,005 650
412 World 197 National Jay K. Kochi

Jay K. Kochi

University of Houston, United States
D-index 103 Citations 40,910 534
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
415 World 198 National David Chandler

David Chandler

Sandia National Laboratories, United States
D-index 102 Citations 48,893 258
416 World 199 National John W. Daly

John W. Daly

National Institutes of Health, United States
D-index 102 Citations 37,958 430
417 World 200 National François M. M. Morel

François M. M. Morel

Princeton University, United States
D-index 102 Citations 43,718 185
418 World 201 National Gregory A. Voth

Gregory A. Voth

University of Chicago, United States
D-index 102 Citations 38,591 463
419 World 36 National Martin Winter

Martin Winter

University of Münster, Germany
D-index 102 Citations 53,859 739
420 World 203 National Richard J. Saykally

Richard J. Saykally

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 102 Citations 41,417 369
421 World 202 National Harden M. McConnell

Harden M. McConnell

Stanford University, United States
D-index 102 Citations 44,891 325
422 World 42 National Xie Quan

Xie Quan

Dalian University of Technology, China
D-index 102 Citations 32,366 548
423 World 5 National Young Moo Lee

Young Moo Lee

Hanyang University, South Korea
D-index 102 Citations 32,760 443
424 World 44 National Cheng-Yong Su

Cheng-Yong Su

Sun Yat-sen University, China
D-index 102 Citations 37,878 565
425 World 43 National Lingxin Chen

Lingxin Chen

Yantai Institute of Coastal Zone Research, China
D-index 102 Citations 33,131 428
426 World 1 National Michael J. Zaworotko

Michael J. Zaworotko

University of Limerick, Ireland
D-index 102 Citations 48,966 448
427 World 204 National Ronald P. Mason

Ronald P. Mason

National Institutes of Health, United States
D-index 102 Citations 33,618 479
428 World 1 National Soottawat Benjakul

Soottawat Benjakul

Prince of Songkla University, Thailand
D-index 102 Citations 37,250 700
429 World 37 National Detlef W. Bahnemann

Detlef W. Bahnemann

University of Hannover, Germany
D-index 102 Citations 64,021 516
430 World 11 National Gianfranco Pacchioni

Gianfranco Pacchioni

University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
D-index 102 Citations 38,127 518
431 World 205 National David N. Hendrickson

David N. Hendrickson

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 102 Citations 33,032 383
432 World 6 National Robert Jérôme

Robert Jérôme

University of Liège, Belgium
D-index 102 Citations 34,692 593
433 World 12 National Javier Pérez-Ramírez

Javier Pérez-Ramírez

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 102 Citations 37,820 472
434 World 206 National Jerry L. Atwood

Jerry L. Atwood

University of Missouri, United States
D-index 102 Citations 44,481 757
435 World 7 National Mario Leclerc

Mario Leclerc

Université Laval, Canada
D-index 102 Citations 41,243 325
436 World 45 National Vivian Wing-Wah Yam

Vivian Wing-Wah Yam

University of Hong Kong, China
D-index 102 Citations 36,462 577
437 World 207 National Jonathan S. Lindsey

Jonathan S. Lindsey

North Carolina State University, United States
D-index 102 Citations 38,049 428
438 World 6 National Kimoon Kim

Kimoon Kim

Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea
D-index 102 Citations 43,367 341
439 World 46 National Maochun Hong

Maochun Hong

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
D-index 102 Citations 32,692 580
440 World 1 National João A. P. Coutinho

João A. P. Coutinho

University of Aveiro, Portugal
D-index 102 Citations 36,610 688
441 World 38 National Karl Wieghardt

Karl Wieghardt

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 102 Citations 32,968 471
442 World 208 National P. B. Armentrout

P. B. Armentrout

University of Utah, United States
D-index 102 Citations 33,199 507
443 World 7 National Patrick Couvreur

Patrick Couvreur

University of Paris-Saclay, France
D-index 101 Citations 43,527 410
444 World 47 National Ming Hung Wong

Ming Hung Wong

Education University of Hong Kong, China
D-index 101 Citations 33,147 445
445 World 21 National Daan Frenkel

Daan Frenkel

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 101 Citations 35,897 331
446 World 8 National Linda F. Nazar

Linda F. Nazar

University of Waterloo, Canada
D-index 101 Citations 44,388 239
447 World 48 National Lei Wang

Lei Wang

Ocean University of China, China
D-index 101 Citations 36,644 797
448 World 209 National Balaraman Kalyanaraman

Balaraman Kalyanaraman

Medical College of Wisconsin, United States
D-index 101 Citations 37,559 359
449 World 210 National Christopher J. Chang

Christopher J. Chang

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 101 Citations 39,693 237
450 World 211 National Daniel G. Nocera

Daniel G. Nocera

Harvard University, United States
D-index 101 Citations 48,895 386
451 World 212 National Mark S. Gordon

Mark S. Gordon

Iowa State University, United States
D-index 101 Citations 70,951 573
452 World 1 National Markku Leskelä

Markku Leskelä

University of Helsinki, Finland
D-index 101 Citations 40,287 719
453 World 213 National Larry A. Curtiss

Larry A. Curtiss

Argonne National Laboratory, United States
D-index 101 Citations 70,772 385
454 World 39 National Andreas Hirsch

Andreas Hirsch

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
D-index 101 Citations 41,228 590
455 World 215 National Steven G. Boxer

Steven G. Boxer

Stanford University, United States
D-index 101 Citations 28,296 307
456 World 216 National Patrick G. Hatcher

Patrick G. Hatcher

Old Dominion University, United States
D-index 101 Citations 31,066 359
457 World 214 National Shannon S. Stahl

Shannon S. Stahl

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
D-index 101 Citations 33,384 279
458 World 49 National Ning Jiao

Ning Jiao

Peking University, China
D-index 101 Citations 35,878 316
459 World 9 National Mark Lautens

Mark Lautens

University of Toronto, Canada
D-index 101 Citations 35,827 424
460 World 40 National Benjamin List

Benjamin List

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 101 Citations 46,663 316
461 World 217 National Samuel I. Stupp

Samuel I. Stupp

Northwestern University, United States
D-index 100 Citations 38,765 341
462 World 10 National Geoffrey A. Ozin

Geoffrey A. Ozin

University of Toronto, Canada
D-index 100 Citations 38,564 526
463 World 7 National Yong Sik Ok

Yong Sik Ok

Korea University, South Korea
D-index 100 Citations 34,602 585
464 World 6 National Mira Petrovic

Mira Petrovic

Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats, Spain
D-index 100 Citations 33,270 258
465 World 218 National Frank J. Millero

Frank J. Millero

University of Miami, United States
D-index 100 Citations 42,767 380
466 World 219 National Bruce J. Berne

Bruce J. Berne

Columbia University, United States
D-index 100 Citations 34,062 257
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
469 World 220 National Ken A. Dill

Ken A. Dill

Stony Brook University, United States
D-index 100 Citations 45,571 254
470 World 221 National Michael O'Keeffe

Michael O'Keeffe

Arizona State University, United States
D-index 100 Citations 121,538 226
471 World 50 National Zhong-Min Su

Zhong-Min Su

Northeast Normal University, China
D-index 100 Citations 44,695 1,111
472 World 1 National Roger A. Sheldon

Roger A. Sheldon

University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
D-index 100 Citations 59,662 400
473 World 8 National Marc Fontecave

Marc Fontecave

Collège de France, France
D-index 100 Citations 35,217 389
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
476 World 222 National James L. Hedrick

James L. Hedrick

IBM (United States), United States
D-index 100 Citations 32,357 395
477 World 22 National Takuzo Aida

Takuzo Aida

University of Tokyo, Japan
D-index 100 Citations 39,348 384
478 World 23 National Tetsuo Nagano

Tetsuo Nagano

University of Tokyo, Japan
D-index 100 Citations 38,036 361
479 World 51 National Song Gao

Song Gao

Peking University, China
D-index 100 Citations 37,029 582
480 World 223 National Donald L. Sparks

Donald L. Sparks

University of Delaware, United States
D-index 100 Citations 32,998 339
481 World 5 National Bo Mattiasson

Bo Mattiasson

Lund University, Sweden
D-index 100 Citations 37,834 693
482 World 224 National Samuel H. Gellman

Samuel H. Gellman

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
D-index 100 Citations 36,222 390
483 World 22 National Alexandra M. Z. Slawin

Alexandra M. Z. Slawin

University of St Andrews, United Kingdom
D-index 100 Citations 44,952 1,270
484 World 225 National Michael T. Bowers

Michael T. Bowers

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
D-index 100 Citations 35,960 450
485 World 227 National Maurice Brookhart

Maurice Brookhart

University of Houston, United States
D-index 100 Citations 45,234 316
486 World 228 National Vincent M. Lynch

Vincent M. Lynch

The University of Texas at Austin, United States
D-index 100 Citations 30,799 523
487 World 11 National Douglas W. Stephan

Douglas W. Stephan

University of Toronto, Canada
D-index 100 Citations 40,313 585
488 World 24 National Akihiko Kudo

Akihiko Kudo

Tokyo University of Science, Japan
D-index 100 Citations 58,239 279
489 World 52 National Jincai Zhao

Jincai Zhao

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
D-index 100 Citations 35,110 311
490 World 226 National Jon Zubieta

Jon Zubieta

Syracuse University, United States
D-index 100 Citations 38,477 694
491 World 229 National Klavs F. Jensen

Klavs F. Jensen

MIT, United States
D-index 99 Citations 32,534 399
492 World 53 National Peng Wang

Peng Wang

Shandong University, China
D-index 99 Citations 40,812 789
493 World 2 National José A. Teixeira

José A. Teixeira

University of Minho, Portugal
D-index 99 Citations 35,341 696
494 World 54 National Wei Zhang

Wei Zhang

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
D-index 99 Citations 40,800 1,053
495 World 230 National Lawrence J. Marnett

Lawrence J. Marnett

Vanderbilt University, United States
D-index 99 Citations 37,612 408
496 World 8 National Kwang S. Kim

Kwang S. Kim

Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea
D-index 99 Citations 42,415 460
497 World 13 National Richard R. Ernst

Richard R. Ernst

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 99 Citations 60,506 243
498 World 232 National Rongchao Jin

Rongchao Jin

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 99 Citations 44,998 238
499 World 231 National Samuel J. Danishefsky

Samuel J. Danishefsky

Columbia University, United States
D-index 99 Citations 30,689 531
500 World 12 National Takeshi Matsuura

Takeshi Matsuura

University of Ottawa, Canada
D-index 99 Citations 31,126 450

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