The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scientists in the
field of Engineering and Technology relies os data
consolidated from a wide range of data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for devising the citation-based metrics were
gathered on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a
researcher’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
includes exclusively publications and citation
values for an examined discipline.
The scope of our Engineering and Technology research
Our best researchers ranking is a reliable account of leading researchers from the area of Engineering and Technology, based on a meticulous analysis of 166,880 researchers discovered from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the area of Engineering and Technology, more than 27940 scientists were investigated.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Engineering and Technology
The D-index threshold for including a scientist to be considered is established at 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the discipline of Engineering and Technology. The inclusion requirements for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, ratio of the publications made within the selected discipline as well as the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for including best scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scientists projected for each discipline whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of leading researchers are incorporated into the list. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification practices
Because our main aim is to guarantee that only genuine researchers are listed in Research.com ranking we realize that raw data are never supposed to be a complete means to assess the work of researchers. For that reason we manually check every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of trustworthy sources. Even though it’s not a factor impacting a scientist’s position in Research.com ranking, the number of papers published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should form a credible secondary signal of their contribution to research in a selected field of study. Position in the ranking is established using each scholar’s D-index according to information gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-established bibliometric databases of this type accessible to the scientific community. A thorough definition of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.
Our aim is to motivate researchers, companies and administrative bodies around the world to examine where prominent experts are heading and to provide an opportunity for the whole scientific community to discover who the leading experts in specific disciplines, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Engineering and Technology
With 352 scientists Australia ranks in spot 4 globally.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of top scientists in Australia is University of Sydney with 38 researchers affiliated with it being features in the Engineering and Technology ranking. It is followed by Monash University with 33 researchers. Ranking thirds is University of Technology Sydney with 26 researchers.
Prominent scientists present in Australia are affiliated with Victoria University, University of Newcastle Australia, University of Queensland, RMIT University, Western Sydney University, Swinburne University of Technology, University of the Sunshine Coast, Griffith University, Edith Cowan University, Bond University.
Professor Peter Hall from University of Melbourne is featured as the best scholar in Australia in our ranking with a D-index of 122. Ranking on the second place in Australia is Aibing Yu from Monash University with a D-index of 105. The third position in Australia is occupied by Wenshan Guo from University of Technology Sydney with a D-index of 102.
The average D-index for the top 10% scholars is 80 in comparison to an average of 45 for all 352 researchers included in our ranking.
The average number of publications in the area of Engineering and Technology for the top 10% of scientists in the ranking is 505 in comparison to an average of 245 for all 352 researchers.
The average number of citations for the top 10% scientists is 24288 against an average of 9483 for all 352 scientists.