The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scientists in the
arena of Engineering and Technology was created using data
consolidated from a wide range of data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for evaluating the citation-based metrics were
acquired on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a
scientist's D-index (Discipline H-index), which
takes into account only papers and citation
data for an examined discipline.
The scope of our Engineering and Technology research
Research.com’s best scholars ranking is a trustworthy list of leading scientists from the field of Engineering and Technology, based on a thorough study of 166,880 researchers determined from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Engineering and Technology, as many as 27940 scientists were investigated.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Engineering and Technology
The D-index threshold for approving a researcher to be considered is established at 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the area of Engineering and Technology. The acceptance requirements for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, ratio of the publications made within the specific discipline as well as the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for listing leading scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of researchers estimated for each discipline whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of leading researchers are added into the list. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification methods
Since our primary mission is to guarantee that only genuine researchers are mentioned in Research.com ranking we realize that numbers are never meant to be an absolute tool to assess the contributions of researchers. For that reason we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. While it’s not a factor impacting a scientist’s position in Research.com ranking, the amount of documents published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should form a valuable secondary implication of their contribution to research in a selected field of study. Position in the ranking is determined by each scholar’s D-index according to information compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind open to the research community. A comprehensive overview of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
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Key findings for Engineering and Technology
With 109 scientists Switzerland ranks in spot 14 in the world.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top scholars in Switzerland is École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne with 39 scientists affiliated with it being features in the Engineering and Technology ranking. It is followed by ETH Zurich with 38 researchers. Ranking thirds is ETH Zurich with 6 scientists.
Prominent researchers present in Switzerland are affiliated with University of Geneva, Intuitive Surgical (Switzerland), Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, University of Basel, University of Bern, Liquineq, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, University of Zurich, IBM Research - Zurich, ETH Zurich.
Professor Ralph Müller from ETH Zurich is featured as the best researcher in Switzerland in our ranking with a D-index of 103. Ranking on spot no. 2 in Switzerland is Dirk Helbing from ETH Zurich with a D-index of 101. The third spot in Switzerland is taken by Jan Carmeliet from ETH Zurich with a D-index of 78.
The average D-index for the top 1% scientists is 103 against an average of 45 for all 109 scientists included in the ranking.
The average number of published papers in the discipline of Engineering and Technology for the top 1% of scientists in the ranking is 691 against an average of 250 for all 109 scientists.
The average number of citations for the top 10% researchers is 25703 against an average of 10272 for all 109 scholars.