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
801 World 97 National Guoying Sheng

Guoying Sheng

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
D-index 91 Citations 24,357 336
802 World 364 National David S. Sholl

David S. Sholl

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 91 Citations 27,589 356
803 World 43 National Shinichi Komaba

Shinichi Komaba

Tokyo University of Science, Japan
D-index 91 Citations 38,872 319
804 World 98 National Dingsheng Wang

Dingsheng Wang

Tsinghua University, China
D-index 91 Citations 25,190 260
805 World 16 National Silvio Aime

Silvio Aime

University of Turin, Italy
D-index 91 Citations 29,981 611
806 World 99 National Guangshan Zhu

Guangshan Zhu

Northeast Normal University, China
D-index 91 Citations 25,971 358
807 World 13 National Christian Amatore

Christian Amatore

École Normale Supérieure, France
D-index 91 Citations 30,785 508
808 World 66 National Joachim Sauer

Joachim Sauer

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
D-index 91 Citations 25,723 347
809 World 20 National Rienk van Grondelle

Rienk van Grondelle

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
D-index 91 Citations 28,779 378
810 World 67 National Wolfgang Schuhmann

Wolfgang Schuhmann

Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
D-index 91 Citations 33,009 681
811 World 366 National Vincent Massey

Vincent Massey

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 91 Citations 29,575 293
812 World 365 National Shengqian Ma

Shengqian Ma

University of North Texas, United States
D-index 91 Citations 28,073 259
813 World 100 National Baoyu Gao

Baoyu Gao

Shandong University, China
D-index 91 Citations 26,059 572
814 World 368 National Robert West

Robert West

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
D-index 91 Citations 26,991 590
815 World 367 National Jonas C. Peters

Jonas C. Peters

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 91 Citations 28,574 215
816 World 68 National Frank Rominger

Frank Rominger

Heidelberg University, Germany
D-index 91 Citations 28,015 712
817 World 69 National Herbert Waldmann

Herbert Waldmann

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 90 Citations 33,081 658
818 World 369 National John W. Baynes

John W. Baynes

University of South Carolina, United States
D-index 90 Citations 39,763 155
819 World 101 National Shuncheng Lee

Shuncheng Lee

Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
D-index 90 Citations 23,443 226
820 World 370 National Jorge L. Gardea-Torresdey

Jorge L. Gardea-Torresdey

The University of Texas at El Paso, United States
D-index 90 Citations 26,139 316
821 World 371 National Henry I. Yamamura

Henry I. Yamamura

University of Arizona, United States
D-index 90 Citations 28,979 388
822 World 37 National Gideon J. Davies

Gideon J. Davies

University of York, United Kingdom
D-index 90 Citations 30,300 306
823 World 102 National Yueming Jiang

Yueming Jiang

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
D-index 90 Citations 21,797 337
824 World 2 National William A. Denny

William A. Denny

University of Auckland, New Zealand
D-index 90 Citations 25,524 510
825 World 6 National Yu Liu

Yu Liu

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
D-index 90 Citations 34,283 731
826 World 372 National Arthur J. Epstein

Arthur J. Epstein

The Ohio State University, United States
D-index 90 Citations 36,784 359
827 World 103 National Yi Luo

Yi Luo

University of Science and Technology of China, China
D-index 90 Citations 33,506 604
828 World 21 National Mats Andersson

Mats Andersson

Flinders University, Australia
D-index 90 Citations 29,434 412
829 World 104 National Ye Wang

Ye Wang

Xiamen University, China
D-index 90 Citations 24,291 352
830 World 373 National Nathan O. Kaplan

Nathan O. Kaplan

Harvard University, United States
D-index 90 Citations 23,958 315
831 World 16 National Joachim Seelig

Joachim Seelig

University of Basel, Switzerland
D-index 90 Citations 27,933 217
832 World 19 National John N. Saddler

John N. Saddler

University of British Columbia, Canada
D-index 90 Citations 31,087 291
833 World 44 National Akira Fujishima

Akira Fujishima

Tokyo University of Science, Japan
D-index 90 Citations 28,440 465
834 World 105 National Jinhuai Liu

Jinhuai Liu

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
D-index 90 Citations 23,768 383
835 World 374 National J. O'm. Bockris

J. O'm. Bockris

Texas A&M University, United States
D-index 90 Citations 33,780 309
836 World 38 National C. R. A. Catlow

C. R. A. Catlow

University College London, United Kingdom
D-index 90 Citations 24,857 436
837 World 106 National Stephen Z. D. Cheng

Stephen Z. D. Cheng

South China University of Technology, China
D-index 90 Citations 26,456 501
838 World 20 National Serge Kaliaguine

Serge Kaliaguine

Université Laval, Canada
D-index 90 Citations 25,913 395
839 World 40 National Simon Parsons

Simon Parsons

University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
D-index 90 Citations 30,428 603
840 World 17 National Paolo Fornasiero

Paolo Fornasiero

University of Trieste, Italy
D-index 90 Citations 29,282 281
841 World 110 National Guo-Li Shen

Guo-Li Shen

Hunan University, China
D-index 90 Citations 24,401 428
842 World 17 National Hubert H. Girault

Hubert H. Girault

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
D-index 90 Citations 27,860 552
843 World 109 National Guonan Chen

Guonan Chen

Fuzhou University, China
D-index 90 Citations 31,385 623
844 World 108 National Yaqin Chai

Yaqin Chai

Southwest University, China
D-index 90 Citations 28,532 620
845 World 39 National Paul T. Williams

Paul T. Williams

University of Leeds, United Kingdom
D-index 90 Citations 25,174 336
846 World 107 National Daqiang Yuan

Daqiang Yuan

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
D-index 90 Citations 28,217 346
847 World 376 National Alan R. Katritzky

Alan R. Katritzky

University of Florida, United States
D-index 90 Citations 40,770 1,505
848 World 11 National Bert F. Sels

Bert F. Sels

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 90 Citations 28,611 336
849 World 377 National Philippe Sautet

Philippe Sautet

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
D-index 90 Citations 25,761 405
850 World 375 National Luis Echegoyen

Luis Echegoyen

The University of Texas at El Paso, United States
D-index 90 Citations 23,961 458
851 World 41 National Paul D. Beer

Paul D. Beer

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 90 Citations 33,480 468
852 World 45 National Masahiro Murakami

Masahiro Murakami

Kyoto University, Japan
D-index 90 Citations 23,583 406
853 World 378 National Frederick L. Dryer

Frederick L. Dryer

University of South Carolina, United States
D-index 90 Citations 29,979 256
854 World 383 National Michael J. Krische

Michael J. Krische

The University of Texas at Austin, United States
D-index 90 Citations 21,608 296
855 World 382 National Abraham Clearfield

Abraham Clearfield

Texas A&M University, United States
D-index 90 Citations 24,518 452
856 World 7 National Hian Kee Lee

Hian Kee Lee

National University of Singapore, Singapore
D-index 90 Citations 23,261 382
857 World 381 National Kenneth D. Karlin

Kenneth D. Karlin

Johns Hopkins University, United States
D-index 90 Citations 25,170 341
858 World 4 National Yusuf Yagci

Yusuf Yagci

Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
D-index 90 Citations 35,160 789
859 World 18 National Jieping Zhu

Jieping Zhu

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
D-index 90 Citations 24,454 354
860 World 379 National Francisco Zaera

Francisco Zaera

University of California, Riverside, United States
D-index 90 Citations 24,895 381
861 World 380 National Vincent L. Pecoraro

Vincent L. Pecoraro

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 90 Citations 22,396 292
862 World 4 National Niyazi Serdar Sariciftci

Niyazi Serdar Sariciftci

Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria
D-index 89 Citations 42,872 404
863 World 384 National F. Peter Guengerich

F. Peter Guengerich

Vanderbilt University, United States
D-index 89 Citations 30,384 377
864 World 111 National Jing Zhang

Jing Zhang

Wuhan University, China
D-index 89 Citations 28,205 501
865 World 70 National G. Ulrich Nienhaus

G. Ulrich Nienhaus

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
D-index 89 Citations 23,005 258
866 World 385 National Harvey W. Blanch

Harvey W. Blanch

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 89 Citations 24,645 282
867 World 112 National Fan Dong

Fan Dong

University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
D-index 89 Citations 27,701 369
868 World 22 National Mike J. McLaughlin

Mike J. McLaughlin

University of Adelaide, Australia
D-index 89 Citations 23,850 374
869 World 386 National Benjamin Chu

Benjamin Chu

Stony Brook University, United States
D-index 89 Citations 32,867 357
870 World 387 National Nongjian Tao

Nongjian Tao

Arizona State University, United States
D-index 89 Citations 26,448 318
871 World 46 National Noboru Yamazoe

Noboru Yamazoe

Kyushu University, Japan
D-index 89 Citations 32,555 395
872 World 389 National Ernesto Freire

Ernesto Freire

Johns Hopkins University, United States
D-index 89 Citations 22,891 209
873 World 388 National Matthew Tirrell

Matthew Tirrell

University of Chicago, United States
D-index 89 Citations 25,423 381
874 World 113 National Lei Zhang

Lei Zhang

South China University of Technology, China
D-index 89 Citations 25,787 529
875 World 390 National Eric T. Kool

Eric T. Kool

Stanford University, United States
D-index 89 Citations 23,772 276
876 World 42 National Martin Schröder

Martin Schröder

University of Manchester, United Kingdom
D-index 89 Citations 29,824 508
877 World 4 National Yuan T. Lee

Yuan T. Lee

Academia Sinica, Taiwan
D-index 89 Citations 24,403 409
878 World 391 National Peter W. Carr

Peter W. Carr

University of Minnesota, United States
D-index 89 Citations 24,323 406
879 World 393 National Jerzy Leszczynski

Jerzy Leszczynski

Jackson State University, United States
D-index 89 Citations 30,326 844
880 World 71 National Michael Grunze

Michael Grunze

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 89 Citations 26,211 325
881 World 392 National Wei Zhou

Wei Zhou

National Institute of Standards and Technology, United States
D-index 89 Citations 33,442 287
882 World 394 National Pingyun Feng

Pingyun Feng

University of California, Riverside, United States
D-index 89 Citations 28,609 230
883 World 13 National Javier Bilbao

Javier Bilbao

University of the Basque Country, Spain
D-index 89 Citations 21,127 383
884 World 11 National Bengt Nordén

Bengt Nordén

Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
D-index 89 Citations 28,407 431
885 World 114 National Liang-Nian Ji

Liang-Nian Ji

Sun Yat-sen University, China
D-index 89 Citations 26,934 548
886 World 72 National Karl Johann Jakob Mayrhofer

Karl Johann Jakob Mayrhofer

Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
D-index 89 Citations 32,122 306
887 World 115 National Ruo Yuan

Ruo Yuan

Southwest University, China
D-index 89 Citations 31,503 789
888 World 395 National David E. Cane

David E. Cane

Brown University, United States
D-index 89 Citations 22,601 288
889 World 117 National Ke-Li Han

Ke-Li Han

Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, China
D-index 89 Citations 30,047 460
890 World 116 National Buxing Han

Buxing Han

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
D-index 89 Citations 29,325 583
891 World 21 National Richard L. McCreery

Richard L. McCreery

University of Alberta, Canada
D-index 89 Citations 29,067 282
892 World 44 National Harry L. Anderson

Harry L. Anderson

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 89 Citations 24,192 325
893 World 47 National Jun-ichi Yoshida

Jun-ichi Yoshida

Kyoto University, Japan
D-index 89 Citations 24,530 370
895 World 43 National John T. S. Irvine

John T. S. Irvine

University of St Andrews, United Kingdom
D-index 89 Citations 29,574 468
896 World 2 National Henry J. Curran

Henry J. Curran

National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
D-index 89 Citations 28,421 229
897 World 396 National Charles Angell

Charles Angell

Arizona State University, United States
D-index 89 Citations 43,973 270
898 World 398 National Jiali Gao

Jiali Gao

University of Minnesota, United States
D-index 89 Citations 44,209 263
899 World 397 National Stephen J. Klippenstein

Stephen J. Klippenstein

Argonne National Laboratory, United States
D-index 89 Citations 21,703 259
900 World 48 National Shigeru Nagase

Shigeru Nagase

Fukui Institute for Fundamental Chemistry, Japan
D-index 89 Citations 26,735 537

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