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
501 World 45 National Thomas Kissel

Thomas Kissel

Philipp University of Marburg, Germany
D-index 99 Citations 30,240 238
502 World 233 National Amos B. Smith

Amos B. Smith

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 99 Citations 32,519 644
503 World 234 National Eric Oldfield

Eric Oldfield

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
D-index 99 Citations 29,731 373
504 World 23 National Andrew I. Cooper

Andrew I. Cooper

University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
D-index 99 Citations 34,639 295
505 World 1 National Masoud Salavati-Niasari

Masoud Salavati-Niasari

University of Kashan, Iran
D-index 99 Citations 32,973 749
506 World 235 National Karen L. Wooley

Karen L. Wooley

Texas A&M University, United States
D-index 99 Citations 36,494 327
507 World 3 National Mohamed Eddaoudi

Mohamed Eddaoudi

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
D-index 99 Citations 67,578 259
508 World 46 National Hubert A. Gasteiger

Hubert A. Gasteiger

Technical University of Munich, Germany
D-index 99 Citations 56,743 267
509 World 25 National Masayoshi Watanabe

Masayoshi Watanabe

Yokohama National University, Japan
D-index 99 Citations 38,346 480
510 World 13 National Mitchell A. Winnik

Mitchell A. Winnik

University of Toronto, Canada
D-index 99 Citations 36,891 665
511 World 236 National Benny D. Freeman

Benny D. Freeman

The University of Texas at Austin, United States
D-index 99 Citations 40,083 387
512 World 9 National Rodolphe Clérac

Rodolphe Clérac

Centre national de la recherche scientifique, CNRS, France
D-index 99 Citations 31,582 541
513 World 12 National Marc T. M. Koper

Marc T. M. Koper

Leiden University, Netherlands
D-index 99 Citations 31,762 314
514 World 239 National Gary W. Brudvig

Gary W. Brudvig

Yale University, United States
D-index 99 Citations 33,713 397
515 World 237 National David A. Dixon

David A. Dixon

University of Alabama, United States
D-index 99 Citations 37,497 686
516 World 238 National Larry E. Overman

Larry E. Overman

University of California, Irvine, United States
D-index 99 Citations 32,238 390
517 World 6 National Per E. M. Siegbahn

Per E. M. Siegbahn

Stockholm University, Sweden
D-index 99 Citations 34,360 428
518 World 240 National Chi-Tang Ho

Chi-Tang Ho

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, United States
D-index 98 Citations 39,527 810
519 World 4 National Mika Sillanpää

Mika Sillanpää

King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
D-index 98 Citations 47,232 826
520 World 241 National Joseph M. DeSimone

Joseph M. DeSimone

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
D-index 98 Citations 36,907 445
521 World 242 National Stephen J. Benkovic

Stephen J. Benkovic

Pennsylvania State University, United States
D-index 98 Citations 31,565 435
522 World 12 National Enrico Drioli

Enrico Drioli

National Research Council (CNR), Italy
D-index 98 Citations 38,803 768
523 World 243 National Richard A. Friesner

Richard A. Friesner

Columbia University, United States
D-index 98 Citations 53,391 272
524 World 244 National Victor J. Hruby

Victor J. Hruby

University of Arizona, United States
D-index 98 Citations 39,552 761
525 World 2 National Ilpo Vattulainen

Ilpo Vattulainen

University of Helsinki, Finland
D-index 98 Citations 24,963 396
526 World 5 National Jim Yang Lee

Jim Yang Lee

National University of Singapore, Singapore
D-index 98 Citations 32,578 296
527 World 245 National Garrison Sposito

Garrison Sposito

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 98 Citations 35,306 286
528 World 55 National Zhigang Zou

Zhigang Zou

Nanjing University, China
D-index 98 Citations 39,365 560
529 World 56 National Xiabin Jing

Xiabin Jing

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
D-index 98 Citations 31,805 450
530 World 2 National Pi-Tai Chou

Pi-Tai Chou

National Taiwan University, Taiwan
D-index 98 Citations 33,693 502
531 World 24 National Peter G. Bruce

Peter G. Bruce

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 98 Citations 47,781 284
532 World 246 National Axel H. E. Müller

Axel H. E. Müller

American Museum of Natural History, United States
D-index 98 Citations 33,326 435
533 World 247 National William N. Lipscomb

William N. Lipscomb

Harvard University, United States
D-index 98 Citations 34,989 465
534 World 13 National San Ping Jiang

San Ping Jiang

Curtin University, Australia
D-index 98 Citations 31,842 461
535 World 10 National Didier Astruc

Didier Astruc

Centre national de la recherche scientifique, CNRS, France
D-index 98 Citations 56,234 478
536 World 47 National R. J. Behm

R. J. Behm

University of Ulm, Germany
D-index 98 Citations 36,205 395
537 World 248 National Michael D. Fayer

Michael D. Fayer

Stanford University, United States
D-index 98 Citations 29,863 444
538 World 249 National Alexandra Navrotsky

Alexandra Navrotsky

Arizona State University, United States
D-index 98 Citations 40,880 780
539 World 25 National Kenneth R. Seddon

Kenneth R. Seddon

Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom
D-index 98 Citations 67,583 353
540 World 57 National Jiaxing Li

Jiaxing Li

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
D-index 98 Citations 24,993 239
541 World 2 National Mohammad Reza Ganjali

Mohammad Reza Ganjali

University of Tehran, Iran
D-index 98 Citations 39,246 1,190
542 World 13 National Anthony L. Spek

Anthony L. Spek

Utrecht University, Netherlands
D-index 98 Citations 70,828 981
543 World 250 National T. Don Tilley

T. Don Tilley

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 98 Citations 30,612 511
544 World 58 National Shu-Li You

Shu-Li You

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
D-index 98 Citations 28,268 368
545 World 26 National Hagan Bayley

Hagan Bayley

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 97 Citations 30,533 219
546 World 252 National Xiao Cheng Zeng

Xiao Cheng Zeng

University of Nebraska–Lincoln, United States
D-index 97 Citations 33,509 554
547 World 251 National Yi Lu

Yi Lu

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
D-index 97 Citations 37,955 409
548 World 253 National Paul J. Flory

Paul J. Flory

Stanford University, United States
D-index 97 Citations 78,592 196
549 World 26 National Takayoshi Sasaki

Takayoshi Sasaki

National Institute for Materials Science, Japan
D-index 97 Citations 31,733 375
550 World 13 National Vincenzo Barone

Vincenzo Barone

Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Italy
D-index 97 Citations 83,433 677
551 World 9 National Ryong Ryoo

Ryong Ryoo

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea
D-index 97 Citations 47,348 294
552 World 60 National Xuping Sun

Xuping Sun

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
D-index 97 Citations 26,593 212
553 World 59 National Zhongyi Jiang

Zhongyi Jiang

Tianjin University, China
D-index 97 Citations 32,114 581
554 World 48 National Achim Müller

Achim Müller

Bielefeld University, Germany
D-index 97 Citations 43,467 761
555 World 254 National Shaoyi Jiang

Shaoyi Jiang

Cornell University, United States
D-index 97 Citations 31,620 272
556 World 10 National Dongho Kim

Dongho Kim

Yonsei University, South Korea
D-index 97 Citations 32,953 694
557 World 255 National Keith E. Gubbins

Keith E. Gubbins

North Carolina State University, United States
D-index 97 Citations 40,525 384
558 World 49 National Hans Wolfgang Spiess

Hans Wolfgang Spiess

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 97 Citations 36,551 560
559 World 256 National Neil M. Donahue

Neil M. Donahue

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 97 Citations 31,260 264
560 World 14 National Jan Reedijk

Jan Reedijk

Leiden University, Netherlands
D-index 97 Citations 52,708 1,072
561 World 14 National Nick Serpone

Nick Serpone

University of Pavia, Italy
D-index 97 Citations 37,996 398
562 World 257 National Carl Djerassi

Carl Djerassi

Stanford University, United States
D-index 97 Citations 45,780 1,326
563 World 11 National Raymond Ziessel

Raymond Ziessel

École Normale Supérieure, France
D-index 97 Citations 32,687 456
564 World 7 National Lo Gorton

Lo Gorton

Lund University, Sweden
D-index 97 Citations 31,476 453
565 World 259 National John E. Bercaw

John E. Bercaw

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 97 Citations 36,329 303
566 World 258 National Mark S. Wrighton

Mark S. Wrighton

MIT, United States
D-index 97 Citations 31,821 318
567 World 262 National William J. Evans

William J. Evans

University of California, Irvine, United States
D-index 97 Citations 31,422 514
568 World 260 National Craig L. Hill

Craig L. Hill

Emory University, United States
D-index 97 Citations 32,361 327
569 World 261 National Charles T. Campbell

Charles T. Campbell

University of Washington, United States
D-index 97 Citations 35,501 345
570 World 61 National Changlun Chen

Changlun Chen

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
D-index 97 Citations 31,135 272
571 World 27 National Takashi Kato

Takashi Kato

University of Tokyo, Japan
D-index 97 Citations 32,167 386
572 World 263 National Raymond C. Stevens

Raymond C. Stevens

University of Southern California, United States
D-index 96 Citations 44,438 334
573 World 27 National David Smith

David Smith

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 96 Citations 27,890 454
574 World 264 National Buddy D. Ratner

Buddy D. Ratner

University of Washington, United States
D-index 96 Citations 34,950 313
575 World 14 National Ravi Naidu

Ravi Naidu

University of Newcastle Australia, Australia
D-index 96 Citations 37,437 697
576 World 265 National Yuen-Ron Shen

Yuen-Ron Shen

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 96 Citations 35,614 337
577 World 266 National Gregory A. Petsko

Gregory A. Petsko

Cornell University, United States
D-index 96 Citations 39,949 256
578 World 62 National Jun Ma

Jun Ma

Harbin Institute of Technology, China
D-index 96 Citations 30,359 676
579 World 267 National Koji Nakanishi

Koji Nakanishi

Columbia University, United States
D-index 96 Citations 35,088 673
580 World 268 National Shaul Mukamel

Shaul Mukamel

University of California, Irvine, United States
D-index 96 Citations 31,119 566
581 World 63 National Huaming Li

Huaming Li

Jiangsu University, China
D-index 96 Citations 31,718 567
582 World 15 National Roberta Sessoli

Roberta Sessoli

University of Florence, Italy
D-index 96 Citations 42,911 281
583 World 269 National Ashutosh Chilkoti

Ashutosh Chilkoti

Duke University, United States
D-index 96 Citations 29,614 275
584 World 28 National Yoshito Ikada

Yoshito Ikada

Kyoto University, Japan
D-index 96 Citations 36,695 308
585 World 64 National Feng Liu

Feng Liu

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
D-index 96 Citations 34,486 697
586 World 270 National Alexander D. MacKerell

Alexander D. MacKerell

University of Maryland, Baltimore, United States
D-index 96 Citations 71,212 369
587 World 65 National Lirong Zheng

Lirong Zheng

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
D-index 96 Citations 31,828 545
588 World 29 National Atsuo Yamada

Atsuo Yamada

University of Tokyo, Japan
D-index 96 Citations 29,872 328
589 World 66 National Ru-Qin Yu

Ru-Qin Yu

Hunan University, China
D-index 96 Citations 33,092 751
590 World 67 National Chen-Ho Tung

Chen-Ho Tung

Shandong University, China
D-index 96 Citations 33,691 569
591 World 271 National Eric V. Anslyn

Eric V. Anslyn

The University of Texas at Austin, United States
D-index 96 Citations 29,428 342
592 World 272 National Shaowei Chen

Shaowei Chen

University of California, Santa Cruz, United States
D-index 96 Citations 30,974 445
593 World 14 National Lyndon Emsley

Lyndon Emsley

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
D-index 96 Citations 25,083 358
594 World 50 National Arne Thomas

Arne Thomas

Technical University of Berlin, Germany
D-index 96 Citations 43,901 231
595 World 274 National Keith O. Hodgson

Keith O. Hodgson

Stanford University, United States
D-index 96 Citations 27,784 415
596 World 273 National Peter J. Stang

Peter J. Stang

University of Utah, United States
D-index 96 Citations 39,454 462
597 World 277 National Jingguang G. Chen

Jingguang G. Chen

Columbia University, United States
D-index 96 Citations 49,133 553
598 World 278 National Krishnan Raghavachari

Krishnan Raghavachari

Indiana University, United States
D-index 96 Citations 59,179 360
599 World 15 National Leo Radom

Leo Radom

University of Sydney, Australia
D-index 96 Citations 44,133 507
600 World 7 National Enric Brillas

Enric Brillas

University of Barcelona, Spain
D-index 96 Citations 33,299 356

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