Best Engineering and Technology Scientists in Chile

The 2nd edition of ranking of the best scientists in the arena of Engineering and Technology is based on data combined from multiple data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for estimating the citation-based metrics were gathered on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a scientist's D-index (Discipline H-index), which includes exclusively papers and citation values for an examined discipline.
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The scope of our Engineering and Technology research
Our best scholars ranking is a reliable lineup of leading researchers from the area of Engineering and Technology, based on a thorough analysis of 166,880 scientists determined from a variety of 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 examined is placed at 30 if most of their publications are in the area of Engineering and Technology. The approval 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 specific discipline plus the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for including top scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scientists estimated for each discipline whilst ensuring that the top 1% of best scholars are incorporated into the list. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.

Extra verification methods
Since our main aim is to ensure that only actual scientists are included in our ranking we are aware that metrics are never meant to be an absolute means to evaluate the work of researchers. This is why we manually check each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of trustworthy sources. Although it’s not a metric contributing to a researcher’s position in the ranking, the number of documents published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should form a credible secondary indication of their contribution to research in a given discipline. Position in the ranking is determined by each scholar’s D-index with the help of information collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-established bibliometric databases of this type available to the scientific community. A comprehensive overview of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.

Our mission
Our objective is to inspire scientists, entrepreneurs and administrative bodies worldwide to explore where prominent experts are heading and to give an opportunity for the entire scientific community to get to know who the leading experts in specific areas of study, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
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Key findings for Engineering and Technology
With 5 scientists Chile ranks in spot 48 in the world.

As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the institution with the highest number of leading researchers in Chile is University of Chile with 2 researchers affiliated with it being listed in Engineering and Technology ranking. It is followed by University of Chile with 1 scientists. Ranking thirds is Pontificial Catholic University of Valparaiso with 1 scholars.

Prominent scientists featured in Chile are affiliated with University of Chile, Pontificial Catholic University of Valparaiso, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Adolfo Ibáñez University.

Professor Fernando Ordóñez from University of Chile is featured as the best researcher in Chile in our ranking with a D-index of 43. Ranking on the second place in Chile is Andrés Weintraub from University of Chile with a D-index of 41. The third position in Chile is occupied by David Jeison from Pontificial Catholic University of Valparaiso with a D-index of 34.

The average D-index for the top 10% scientists is 43 against an average of 35 for all 5 scientists included in ranking.

The average number of published papers in the field of Engineering and Technology for the top 5% of researchers in the ranking is 131 in comparison to an average of 131 for all 5 researchers.

The average number of citations for the top 1% scientists is 5155 against an average of 5155 for all 5 scientists.

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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.
2928 World 1 National D-index 43 Citations 8,209 127
3450 World 2 National D-index 41 Citations 5,582 106
5823 World 3 National D-index 34 Citations 4,762 90
7666 World 4 National D-index 31 Citations 3,071 165
7884 World 5 National D-index 30 Citations 4,154 167

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