The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scholars 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 evaluating the citation-based metrics were
collected on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a
researcher’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
only includes publications and citation
data for an examined discipline.
The range of our Engineering and Technology research
Our best researchers ranking is a trustworthy account of leading researchers from the area of Engineering and Technology, established by means of a detailed examination of 166,880 researchers identified from various bibliometric data sources. For the field of Engineering and Technology, over 27940 scholars were examined.
What is D-index acceptance threshold for Engineering and Technology
The D-index threshold for accepting a scholar to be considered is established at 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the field of Engineering and Technology. The inclusion criteria for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the given area plus the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for including best researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scientists projected for each scientific field whilst making sure that the top 1% of leading researchers are incorporated into the list. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification methods
As our primary mission is to ensure that only actual scientists are mentioned in our ranking we believe that raw data are never meant to be an absolute means to quantify the contributions of scientists. This is why we manually inspect every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of credible sources. Even though it’s not a metric defining a scientist’s position in our ranking, the number of papers published in major journals and conference proceedings should form a credible secondary indication of their contribution to research in a given area of science. Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index according to metrics gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind accessible to the scientific community. A thorough explanation of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
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Key findings for Engineering and Technology
With 91 scholars Belgium ranks in spot 19 in the world.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top researchers in Belgium is KU Leuven with 37 scholars affiliated with it being listed in our Engineering and Technology ranking. It is followed by KU Leuven with 14 scientists. Ranking thirds is Université Catholique de Louvain with 11 scientists.
Prominent scientists featured in Belgium are representing Flemish Institute for Technological Research, University of Namur, Antleron, Hasselt University, European Union, Imec, University of Liège, KU Leuven, Ghent University, Siemens (Belgium).
Professor Korneel Rabaey from Ghent University is highlighted as the best scholar in Belgium in our ranking with a D-index of 88. Ranking on spot no. 2 in Belgium is Ignace Verpoest from KU Leuven with a D-index of 76. The third place in Belgium is occupied by Laurence A. Wolsey from Université Catholique de Louvain with a D-index of 75.
The average D-index for the top 5% scholars is 77 in comparison to an average of 44 for all 91 scholars featured in our ranking.
The average number of publications in the discipline of Engineering and Technology for the top 1% of researchers in the ranking is 367 against an average of 299 for all 91 scholars.
The average number of citations for the top 3% scientists is 34763 against an average of 11206 for all 91 researchers.