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
601 World 275 National Melanie S. Sanford

Melanie S. Sanford

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 96 Citations 44,046 228
602 World 276 National Michael L. Gross

Michael L. Gross

Washington University in St. Louis, United States
D-index 96 Citations 30,715 566
603 World 51 National Holger Braunschweig

Holger Braunschweig

University of Würzburg, Germany
D-index 96 Citations 30,343 679
604 World 3 National Mehrorang Ghaedi

Mehrorang Ghaedi

Yasouj University, Iran
D-index 96 Citations 29,480 524
605 World 280 National James A. Ibers

James A. Ibers

Northwestern University, United States
D-index 96 Citations 66,504 666
606 World 30 National Tamejiro Hiyama

Tamejiro Hiyama

Chuo University, Japan
D-index 96 Citations 35,096 577
607 World 279 National Geoffrey W. Coates

Geoffrey W. Coates

Cornell University, United States
D-index 96 Citations 33,675 281
608 World 31 National Teruo Okano

Teruo Okano

Tokyo Women's Medical University, Japan
D-index 95 Citations 35,719 249
609 World 281 National Jeffery W. Kelly

Jeffery W. Kelly

Scripps Research Institute, United States
D-index 95 Citations 28,958 271
610 World 52 National Günther Jung

Günther Jung

University of Tübingen, Germany
D-index 95 Citations 26,314 485
611 World 282 National Richard B. Kaner

Richard B. Kaner

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
D-index 95 Citations 62,726 329
612 World 68 National Bin Li

Bin Li

Huazhong Agricultural University, China
D-index 95 Citations 34,205 834
613 World 283 National Peter B. Dervan

Peter B. Dervan

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 95 Citations 31,599 300
614 World 284 National John E. Casida

John E. Casida

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 95 Citations 31,281 528
615 World 15 National L.L.M. Van Deenen

L.L.M. Van Deenen

Utrecht University, Netherlands
D-index 95 Citations 26,657 228
616 World 285 National Rodney C. Ewing

Rodney C. Ewing

Stanford University, United States
D-index 95 Citations 32,345 576
617 World 11 National Jong Seung Kim

Jong Seung Kim

Korea University, South Korea
D-index 95 Citations 36,074 368
618 World 7 National David Beljonne

David Beljonne

University of Mons, Belgium
D-index 95 Citations 37,003 407
619 World 286 National Allan S. Hoffman

Allan S. Hoffman

University of Washington, United States
D-index 95 Citations 43,513 275
620 World 69 National Rong Wang

Rong Wang

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
D-index 95 Citations 29,833 503
621 World 287 National Ronald A. Hites

Ronald A. Hites

Indiana University, United States
D-index 95 Citations 30,984 275
622 World 14 National Adi Eisenberg

Adi Eisenberg

McGill University, Canada
D-index 95 Citations 43,585 298
623 World 1 National Rafael Radi

Rafael Radi

University of the Republic, Uruguay
D-index 95 Citations 33,028 261
624 World 288 National Fred E. Regnier

Fred E. Regnier

Purdue University West Lafayette, United States
D-index 95 Citations 28,489 327
625 World 8 National Amadeo R. Fernández-Alba

Amadeo R. Fernández-Alba

University of Almería, Spain
D-index 95 Citations 27,835 290
626 World 15 National Stephen G. Withers

Stephen G. Withers

University of British Columbia, Canada
D-index 95 Citations 32,182 486
627 World 70 National Feihe Huang

Feihe Huang

Zhejiang University, China
D-index 95 Citations 30,837 315
628 World 290 National Yushan Yan

Yushan Yan

University of Delaware, United States
D-index 95 Citations 30,487 316
629 World 289 National G. Marius Clore

G. Marius Clore

National Institutes of Health, United States
D-index 95 Citations 32,676 308
630 World 8 National Johan A. Martens

Johan A. Martens

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 95 Citations 30,348 564
631 World 32 National Hiromi Yamashita

Hiromi Yamashita

Osaka University, Japan
D-index 95 Citations 33,108 695
632 World 71 National Wai-Yeung Wong

Wai-Yeung Wong

Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
D-index 95 Citations 35,085 716
633 World 291 National Randall Q. Snurr

Randall Q. Snurr

Northwestern University, United States
D-index 95 Citations 40,483 303
634 World 293 National Lanny D. Schmidt

Lanny D. Schmidt

University of Minnesota, United States
D-index 95 Citations 29,030 339
635 World 9 National Roberto Fernandez-Lafuente

Roberto Fernandez-Lafuente

Spanish National Research Council, Spain
D-index 95 Citations 38,395 468
636 World 292 National Eli Ruckenstein

Eli Ruckenstein

University at Buffalo, State University of New York, United States
D-index 95 Citations 34,479 782
637 World 295 National Michael J. S. Dewar

Michael J. S. Dewar

The University of Texas at Austin, United States
D-index 95 Citations 61,244 420
638 World 5 National Ib Chorkendorff

Ib Chorkendorff

Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
D-index 95 Citations 53,759 352
639 World 16 National Tom Ziegler

Tom Ziegler

University of Calgary, Canada
D-index 95 Citations 36,297 384
640 World 33 National Masahiro Watanabe

Masahiro Watanabe

University of Yamanashi, Japan
D-index 95 Citations 30,958 400
641 World 294 National Devens Gust

Devens Gust

Arizona State University, United States
D-index 95 Citations 31,287 326
642 World 296 National Dennis P. Curran

Dennis P. Curran

University of Pittsburgh, United States
D-index 95 Citations 31,284 380
643 World 2 National Gautam R. Desiraju

Gautam R. Desiraju

Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, India
D-index 95 Citations 58,773 377
644 World 297 National Bruce H. Lipshutz

Bruce H. Lipshutz

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
D-index 95 Citations 27,689 396
645 World 16 National Philip A. Gale

Philip A. Gale

University of Sydney, Australia
D-index 95 Citations 35,740 307
646 World 3 National Mustafa Tuzen

Mustafa Tuzen

Gaziosmanpaşa University, Turkey
D-index 95 Citations 25,780 315
647 World 53 National Armido Studer

Armido Studer

University of Münster, Germany
D-index 95 Citations 30,111 425
648 World 28 National Roy M. Harrison

Roy M. Harrison

University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
D-index 94 Citations 31,512 403
649 World 298 National Peter G. Wolynes

Peter G. Wolynes

Rice University, United States
D-index 94 Citations 45,337 263
650 World 299 National Russell J. Hemley

Russell J. Hemley

University of Illinois at Chicago, United States
D-index 94 Citations 32,455 384
651 World 301 National Stuart A. Rice

Stuart A. Rice

University of Chicago, United States
D-index 94 Citations 35,403 496
652 World 300 National Jing Li

Jing Li

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, United States
D-index 94 Citations 31,168 439
653 World 72 National Fuyou Li

Fuyou Li

Fudan University, China
D-index 94 Citations 30,894 238
654 World 302 National Jay L. Zweier

Jay L. Zweier

The Ohio State University, United States
D-index 94 Citations 36,045 348
655 World 303 National Uzi Landman

Uzi Landman

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 94 Citations 33,689 284
656 World 304 National Ignacio Tinoco

Ignacio Tinoco

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 94 Citations 35,165 244
657 World 306 National Kuo Hsiung Lee

Kuo Hsiung Lee

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
D-index 94 Citations 35,052 835
658 World 305 National Yong Wang

Yong Wang

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, United States
D-index 94 Citations 39,028 570
659 World 73 National Guibin Jiang

Guibin Jiang

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
D-index 94 Citations 36,926 676
660 World 34 National Masaki Takata

Masaki Takata

Tohoku University, Japan
D-index 94 Citations 28,302 428
661 World 15 National Wilfred F. van Gunsteren

Wilfred F. van Gunsteren

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
D-index 94 Citations 36,100 382
662 World 16 National Gerard Meijer

Gerard Meijer

Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
D-index 94 Citations 29,838 379
663 World 17 National Johannes F.G. Vliegenthart

Johannes F.G. Vliegenthart

Utrecht University, Netherlands
D-index 94 Citations 28,954 513
664 World 307 National Barry L. Karger

Barry L. Karger

Northeastern University, United States
D-index 94 Citations 28,213 325
665 World 308 National Robert J. Hamers

Robert J. Hamers

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
D-index 94 Citations 30,954 341
666 World 309 National Dionisios G. Vlachos

Dionisios G. Vlachos

University of Delaware, United States
D-index 94 Citations 25,553 392
667 World 54 National Walter Leitner

Walter Leitner

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 94 Citations 32,915 533
668 World 311 National Daniel M. Neumark

Daniel M. Neumark

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 94 Citations 27,671 500
669 World 12 National Jae Sung Lee

Jae Sung Lee

Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea
D-index 94 Citations 26,620 318
670 World 310 National Christopher J. Kiely

Christopher J. Kiely

Lehigh University, United States
D-index 94 Citations 34,336 324
671 World 312 National James F. Rusling

James F. Rusling

University of Connecticut, United States
D-index 94 Citations 28,100 447
672 World 9 National Koen Binnemans

Koen Binnemans

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 94 Citations 34,347 534
673 World 55 National Helmut Ringsdorf

Helmut Ringsdorf

Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany
D-index 94 Citations 30,172 434
674 World 74 National Zhaohui Li

Zhaohui Li

Fuzhou University, China
D-index 94 Citations 26,489 420
675 World 3 National Alírio E. Rodrigues

Alírio E. Rodrigues

University of Porto, Portugal
D-index 94 Citations 32,260 660
676 World 313 National Michael M. Thackeray

Michael M. Thackeray

Argonne National Laboratory, United States
D-index 94 Citations 35,615 225
677 World 13 National Wonwoo Nam

Wonwoo Nam

Ewha Womans University, South Korea
D-index 94 Citations 28,649 382
678 World 35 National Hiroshi Imahori

Hiroshi Imahori

Kyoto University, Japan
D-index 94 Citations 31,044 398
679 World 36 National Hisashi Yamamoto

Hisashi Yamamoto

Chubu University, Japan
D-index 94 Citations 30,761 500
680 World 37 National Eiji Yashima

Eiji Yashima

Nagoya University, Japan
D-index 94 Citations 27,524 365
681 World 56 National Christoph Janiak

Christoph Janiak

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany
D-index 94 Citations 37,747 562
682 World 57 National Roland Fröhlich

Roland Fröhlich

University of Münster, Germany
D-index 94 Citations 35,056 937
683 World 76 National Thomas C. W. Mak

Thomas C. W. Mak

Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
D-index 94 Citations 35,855 1,049
684 World 29 National Andrew J. P. White

Andrew J. P. White

Imperial College London, United Kingdom
D-index 94 Citations 31,778 702
685 World 10 National Juan M. Feliu

Juan M. Feliu

University of Alicante, Spain
D-index 94 Citations 27,096 515
686 World 316 National Arnold L. Rheingold

Arnold L. Rheingold

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 94 Citations 40,403 1,226
687 World 315 National Bruce C. Gates

Bruce C. Gates

University of California, Davis, United States
D-index 94 Citations 33,931 561
688 World 75 National Michael D. Guiver

Michael D. Guiver

Tianjin University, China
D-index 94 Citations 28,186 300
689 World 319 National Donald J. Cram

Donald J. Cram

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
D-index 94 Citations 32,653 415
690 World 314 National Joseph W. Ziller

Joseph W. Ziller

University of California, Irvine, United States
D-index 94 Citations 32,188 534
691 World 318 National Thomas L. Poulos

Thomas L. Poulos

University of California, Irvine, United States
D-index 94 Citations 33,876 316
692 World 317 National Ei-ichi Negishi

Ei-ichi Negishi

Purdue University West Lafayette, United States
D-index 94 Citations 33,766 369
693 World 30 National David M. Haddleton

David M. Haddleton

University of Warwick, United Kingdom
D-index 94 Citations 26,683 411
694 World 320 National Enrico Gratton

Enrico Gratton

University of California, Irvine, United States
D-index 93 Citations 32,853 385
695 World 31 National Tom L. Blundell

Tom L. Blundell

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 93 Citations 42,980 329
696 World 8 National Bengt Samuelsson

Bengt Samuelsson

Karolinska Institute, Sweden
D-index 93 Citations 41,050 236
697 World 17 National Donald Mackay

Donald Mackay

Trent University, Canada
D-index 93 Citations 32,611 293
698 World 58 National Dieter Oesterhelt

Dieter Oesterhelt

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 93 Citations 35,570 324
699 World 321 National Roderick MacKinnon

Roderick MacKinnon

Howard Hughes Medical Institute, United States
D-index 93 Citations 54,550 139
700 World 322 National Juan J. de Pablo

Juan J. de Pablo

University of Chicago, United States
D-index 93 Citations 28,824 503

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