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
701 World 323 National Richard M. Caprioli

Richard M. Caprioli

Vanderbilt University, United States
D-index 93 Citations 31,225 324
702 World 325 National Alexander Pines

Alexander Pines

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 93 Citations 35,140 443
703 World 324 National Jeffrey I. Zink

Jeffrey I. Zink

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
D-index 93 Citations 36,678 384
704 World 17 National Zhiguo Yuan

Zhiguo Yuan

University of Queensland, Australia
D-index 93 Citations 25,317 405
705 World 326 National Henry A. Lardy

Henry A. Lardy

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
D-index 93 Citations 28,285 271
706 World 9 National Bengt Herbert Kasemo

Bengt Herbert Kasemo

Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
D-index 93 Citations 34,165 373
707 World 327 National John Newman

John Newman

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 93 Citations 37,547 323
708 World 77 National Lizhi Zhang

Lizhi Zhang

Central China Normal University, China
D-index 93 Citations 28,545 234
709 World 38 National Yukihiro Ozaki

Yukihiro Ozaki

Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan
D-index 93 Citations 35,621 881
710 World 78 National Hai-Long Jiang

Hai-Long Jiang

University of Science and Technology of China, China
D-index 93 Citations 36,663 173
711 World 12 National Bruno Chaudret

Bruno Chaudret

Laboratoire de Physique et Chimie des Nano-Objets, France
D-index 93 Citations 26,680 455
712 World 1 National Egon Matijević

Egon Matijević

University of Zagreb, Croatia
D-index 93 Citations 30,048 401
713 World 1 National Harjinder Singh

Harjinder Singh

Massey University, New Zealand
D-index 93 Citations 23,975 348
714 World 331 National Richard D. Noble

Richard D. Noble

University of Colorado Boulder, United States
D-index 93 Citations 28,599 354
715 World 329 National Josef Michl

Josef Michl

University of Colorado Boulder, United States
D-index 93 Citations 37,152 728
716 World 330 National Anthony L. Fink

Anthony L. Fink

University of California, Santa Cruz, United States
D-index 93 Citations 33,479 182
717 World 2 National Bernhard K. Keppler

Bernhard K. Keppler

University of Vienna, Austria
D-index 93 Citations 31,279 565
718 World 80 National Li-Zhu Wu

Li-Zhu Wu

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
D-index 93 Citations 29,180 442
719 World 79 National Xue Duan

Xue Duan

Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China
D-index 93 Citations 27,139 336
720 World 328 National Timothy P. Lodge

Timothy P. Lodge

University of Minnesota, United States
D-index 93 Citations 31,164 422
721 World 81 National Jiamo Fu

Jiamo Fu

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
D-index 93 Citations 25,657 327
722 World 10 National Marc Hendrickx

Marc Hendrickx

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 93 Citations 26,749 535
723 World 3 National C. Oliver Kappe

C. Oliver Kappe

University of Graz, Austria
D-index 93 Citations 39,368 402
724 World 18 National Maria Forsyth

Maria Forsyth

Deakin University, Australia
D-index 93 Citations 35,495 593
725 World 335 National Huw M. L. Davies

Huw M. L. Davies

Emory University, United States
D-index 93 Citations 28,540 345
726 World 332 National Teresa J. Bandosz

Teresa J. Bandosz

City College of New York, United States
D-index 93 Citations 29,619 458
727 World 32 National Paul F. McMillan

Paul F. McMillan

University College London, United Kingdom
D-index 93 Citations 28,237 369
728 World 334 National Philip N. Ross

Philip N. Ross

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, United States
D-index 93 Citations 45,922 225
729 World 39 National Masayuki Yoshikawa

Masayuki Yoshikawa

Kyoto Pharmaceutical University, Japan
D-index 93 Citations 26,270 478
730 World 333 National Jean'ne M. Shreeve

Jean'ne M. Shreeve

University of Idaho, United States
D-index 93 Citations 29,281 639
731 World 40 National Motomu Kanai

Motomu Kanai

University of Tokyo, Japan
D-index 93 Citations 23,989 321
732 World 336 National Guy Bertrand

Guy Bertrand

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 93 Citations 31,052 475
733 World 339 National Xianhui Bu

Xianhui Bu

California State University, Long Beach, United States
D-index 93 Citations 23,207 242
734 World 59 National Herbert W. Roesky

Herbert W. Roesky

University of Göttingen, Germany
D-index 93 Citations 39,397 1,272
735 World 82 National Chunshan Song

Chunshan Song

Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
D-index 93 Citations 39,347 627
736 World 338 National Eckard Münck

Eckard Münck

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 93 Citations 23,195 230
737 World 337 National Marilyn M. Olmstead

Marilyn M. Olmstead

University of California, Davis, United States
D-index 93 Citations 31,032 649
738 World 340 National Stephen S. Hecht

Stephen S. Hecht

University of Minnesota, United States
D-index 92 Citations 27,988 518
739 World 341 National Alexander V. Kabanov

Alexander V. Kabanov

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
D-index 92 Citations 30,776 319
740 World 19 National David J. Craik

David J. Craik

University of Queensland, Australia
D-index 92 Citations 27,656 550
741 World 342 National Michael J. Welch

Michael J. Welch

Washington University in St. Louis, United States
D-index 92 Citations 26,915 452
742 World 83 National Lei Liu

Lei Liu

Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
D-index 92 Citations 37,866 728
743 World 343 National Robert M. Stroud

Robert M. Stroud

University of California, San Francisco, United States
D-index 92 Citations 26,163 260
744 World 344 National Bruce E. Rittmann

Bruce E. Rittmann

Arizona State University, United States
D-index 92 Citations 34,000 508
745 World 345 National Brian K. Shoichet

Brian K. Shoichet

University of California, San Francisco, United States
D-index 92 Citations 32,675 207
746 World 84 National Gaoquan Shi

Gaoquan Shi

Tsinghua University, China
D-index 92 Citations 39,773 286
747 World 10 National Ulf Lindahl

Ulf Lindahl

Uppsala University, Sweden
D-index 92 Citations 27,287 195
748 World 85 National Yongyao Xia

Yongyao Xia

Fudan University, China
D-index 92 Citations 25,650 273
749 World 346 National Thomas F. Jaramillo

Thomas F. Jaramillo

Stanford University, United States
D-index 92 Citations 72,199 276
750 World 86 National Qichun Zhang

Qichun Zhang

City University of Hong Kong, China
D-index 92 Citations 26,535 398
751 World 347 National Thomas J. Pinnavaia

Thomas J. Pinnavaia

Michigan State University, United States
D-index 92 Citations 43,293 281
752 World 348 National SonBinh T. Nguyen

SonBinh T. Nguyen

Northwestern University, United States
D-index 92 Citations 73,649 283
753 World 11 National Nazario Martín

Nazario Martín

Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
D-index 92 Citations 30,226 646
754 World 87 National Hong-Yuan Chen

Hong-Yuan Chen

Nanjing University, China
D-index 92 Citations 27,571 501
755 World 18 National Willem Norde

Willem Norde

Wageningen University & Research, Netherlands
D-index 92 Citations 29,582 275
756 World 60 National Wolfgang Domcke

Wolfgang Domcke

Technical University of Munich, Germany
D-index 92 Citations 28,600 335
757 World 20 National Barry W. Ninham

Barry W. Ninham

Australian National University, Australia
D-index 92 Citations 35,824 360
758 World 33 National David A. Leigh

David A. Leigh

University of Manchester, United Kingdom
D-index 92 Citations 26,357 290
759 World 88 National Feng-Shou Xiao

Feng-Shou Xiao

Zhejiang University, China
D-index 92 Citations 28,910 469
760 World 61 National Peter Wasserscheid

Peter Wasserscheid

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
D-index 92 Citations 43,095 471
761 World 89 National Suojiang Zhang

Suojiang Zhang

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
D-index 92 Citations 30,843 637
762 World 350 National Robert J. Madix

Robert J. Madix

Harvard University, United States
D-index 92 Citations 25,328 434
763 World 62 National Gerhard Erker

Gerhard Erker

University of Münster, Germany
D-index 92 Citations 36,762 802
764 World 351 National Alan L. Balch

Alan L. Balch

University of California, Davis, United States
D-index 92 Citations 30,058 564
765 World 19 National Rutger A. van Santen

Rutger A. van Santen

Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
D-index 92 Citations 25,771 347
766 World 34 National Michael F. Lappert

Michael F. Lappert

University of Sussex, United Kingdom
D-index 92 Citations 31,854 663
767 World 91 National Xiu-Ping Yan

Xiu-Ping Yan

Jiangnan University, China
D-index 92 Citations 25,228 266
768 World 90 National Xiaoming Feng

Xiaoming Feng

Sichuan University, China
D-index 92 Citations 23,981 466
769 World 349 National Michael J. Weaver

Michael J. Weaver

Purdue University West Lafayette, United States
D-index 92 Citations 26,364 334
770 World 41 National Noritaka Mizuno

Noritaka Mizuno

University of Tokyo, Japan
D-index 92 Citations 28,371 428
771 World 353 National William B. Tolman

William B. Tolman

Washington University in St. Louis, United States
D-index 92 Citations 25,645 252
772 World 42 National Keiji Maruoka

Keiji Maruoka

Kyoto University, Japan
D-index 92 Citations 30,153 604
773 World 14 National Sukbok Chang

Sukbok Chang

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea
D-index 92 Citations 30,203 238
774 World 352 National Burtron H. Davis

Burtron H. Davis

University of Kentucky, United States
D-index 92 Citations 24,454 499
775 World 5 National Luigi Cavallo

Luigi Cavallo

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
D-index 92 Citations 29,964 502
776 World 354 National William H. Miller

William H. Miller

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, United States
D-index 91 Citations 26,468 232
777 World 355 National John A. Katzenellenbogen

John A. Katzenellenbogen

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
D-index 91 Citations 27,874 437
778 World 92 National Junji Cao

Junji Cao

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
D-index 91 Citations 30,038 511
779 World 3 National Ru-Shi Liu

Ru-Shi Liu

National Taiwan University, Taiwan
D-index 91 Citations 25,671 564
780 World 356 National Rudolph A. Marcus

Rudolph A. Marcus

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 91 Citations 64,765 302
781 World 93 National Jinsong Ren

Jinsong Ren

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
D-index 91 Citations 30,418 377
782 World 357 National Chao-Yang Wang

Chao-Yang Wang

Pennsylvania State University, United States
D-index 91 Citations 28,750 175
783 World 359 National Ronald T. Raines

Ronald T. Raines

MIT, United States
D-index 91 Citations 30,863 361
784 World 63 National Gerhard Hummer

Gerhard Hummer

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 91 Citations 35,628 337
785 World 358 National Thomas A. Moore

Thomas A. Moore

Arizona State University, United States
D-index 91 Citations 30,132 296
786 World 35 National Mark S.P. Sansom

Mark S.P. Sansom

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 91 Citations 28,110 458
787 World 360 National Emily A. Carter

Emily A. Carter

Princeton University, United States
D-index 91 Citations 24,954 344
788 World 36 National Nicholas C. Handy

Nicholas C. Handy

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 91 Citations 40,262 284
789 World 12 National Eugenio Coronado

Eugenio Coronado

University of Valencia, Spain
D-index 91 Citations 30,341 529
790 World 64 National Matthias Wessling

Matthias Wessling

Leibniz Association, Germany
D-index 91 Citations 27,348 530
791 World 361 National Charles E. Wyman

Charles E. Wyman

University of California, Riverside, United States
D-index 91 Citations 34,962 247
792 World 3 National Tejraj M. Aminabhavi

Tejraj M. Aminabhavi

KLE Technological University, India
D-index 91 Citations 29,166 523
793 World 94 National Yu-Zhong Wang

Yu-Zhong Wang

Sichuan University, China
D-index 91 Citations 26,409 533
794 World 18 National Jean Cadet

Jean Cadet

Université de Sherbrooke, Canada
D-index 91 Citations 26,528 296
795 World 362 National Paul A. Wender

Paul A. Wender

Stanford University, United States
D-index 91 Citations 24,755 299
796 World 95 National Nanqi Ren

Nanqi Ren

Harbin Institute of Technology, China
D-index 91 Citations 26,466 618
797 World 65 National Wolfram Saenger

Wolfram Saenger

Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
D-index 91 Citations 40,322 505
798 World 363 National Hatsuo Ishida

Hatsuo Ishida

Case Western Reserve University, United States
D-index 91 Citations 24,780 394
799 World 96 National Peng Cheng

Peng Cheng

Nankai University, China
D-index 91 Citations 28,114 581
800 World 7 National Jan M. L. Martin

Jan M. L. Martin

Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
D-index 91 Citations 29,144 271

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