The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scientists in the
field of Engineering and Technology is based on data
combined from various data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for estimating the citation-based metrics were
collected on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a
scholar’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
only includes publications and citation
values for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Engineering and Technology research
Our best scientists ranking is a trustworthy list of leading scientists from the discipline of Engineering and Technology, based on a detailed study of 166,880 scholars determined from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the field of Engineering and Technology, over 27940 scholars were examined.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Engineering and Technology
The D-index threshold for accepting a scientist to be considered is placed at 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the field of Engineering and Technology. The inclusion requirements for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the given field of study in addition to the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for considering leading scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scientists projected for each scientific field whilst ensuring that the top 1% of leading scientists are added into the ranking. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification methods
As our primary goal is to make sure that only credible scientists are listed in the ranking we believe that metrics are never meant to be a complete means to evaluate the work of researchers. Because of that we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of reliable sources. Although it’s not a metric impacting a researcher’s position in the ranking, the amount of papers published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should constitute a reliable secondary implication of their contribution to research in a specific field of study. Position in the ranking is determined by each scientist’s D-index according to data compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-known bibliometric databases of this type accessible to the scientific community. A thorough definition of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
Our aim is to inspire scientists, businessmen and decision-makers worldwide to examine where top experts are heading and to provide an opportunity for the whole scientific community to get to know who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Engineering and Technology
With 317 researchers Canada ranks in spot 5 globally.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the institution with the highest number of leading scientists in Canada is University of Toronto with 35 researchers affiliated with it being features in the Engineering and Technology ranking. It is followed by University of Ottawa with 31 scholars. Ranking thirds is Université Laval with 29 researchers.
Prominent scientists ranking in Canada are affiliated with Memorial University of Newfoundland, University of Regina, Concordia University, Furna Inc., University of Saskatchewan, Royal Military College of Canada, York University, Dalhousie University, Perimeter Institute, Lakehead University.
Professor Alán Aspuru-Guzik from University of Toronto is featured as the best scholar in Canada in our ranking with a D-index of 103. Ranking on spot no. 2 in Canada is Takeshi Matsuura from University of Ottawa with a D-index of 102. The third place in Canada is taken by Peter A. Vanrolleghem from Université Laval with a D-index of 94.
The average D-index for the top 10% scientists is 73 against an average of 43 for all 317 scientists featured in Research.com ranking.
The average number of publications within the discipline of Engineering and Technology for the top 10% of scholars in the ranking is 381 against an average of 203 for all 317 researchers.
The average number of citations for the top 1% researchers is 37820 against an average of 9347 for all 317 scholars.