The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best researchers in the
field of Engineering and Technology is based on data
derived from various data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for devising 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
includes exclusively papers and citation
data for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Engineering and Technology research
Research.com’s best scholars ranking is a reliable list of leading researchers from the discipline of Engineering and Technology, based on a meticulous study of 166,880 scholars identified from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the field of Engineering and Technology, over 27940 researchers were analysed.
What is D-index acceptance threshold for Engineering and Technology
The D-index threshold for approving a researcher to be examined is set to 30 if most of their publications are in the area of Engineering and Technology. The inclusion criteria for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, ratio of the contributions made within the given area as well as the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for listing leading researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scientists projected for each area od study whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of best researchers are considered into the list. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification rules
Since our leading goal is to guarantee that only actual scholars are listed in Research.com ranking we are aware that raw data are never supposed to be a complete means to evaluate the work of scholars. This is why we manually check each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of credible sources. Even though it’s not a factor impacting a scientist’s position in our ranking, the amount of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a valuable secondary signal of their contribution to research in a given field of study. Position in the ranking is based on each scholar’s D-index according to metrics gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind available to the research community. A comprehensive overview of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
Our objective is to motivate scientists, entrepreneurs and decision-makers worldwide to investigate where prominent experts are heading and to offer a way for the whole scientific community to find out who the leading experts in specific areas of study, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Engineering and Technology
With 1166 scholars China ranks in spot 2 in the world.
As far as institutions are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of top scientists in China is Tsinghua University with 66 researchers affiliated with it being listed in Research.com Engineering and Technology ranking. It is followed by Liaoning University of Technology with 63 scientists. Ranking thirds is Hong Kong Polytechnic University with 51 scientists.
Prominent scholars present in China are affiliated with Liaoning University of Technology, Chongqing University of Arts and Sciences, Northwest A&F University, Qingdao University of Science and Technology, Alibaba Group (China), Zhejiang Normal University, Westlake University, Shaanxi Normal University, Wuhan Textile University, Zhengzhou University.
Professor K.M. Liew from City University of Hong Kong is highlighted as the best scientist in China in our ranking with a D-index of 113. Ranking second in China is Shaocheng Tong from Liaoning University of Technology with a D-index of 109. The third position in China is occupied by Heng Li from Hong Kong Polytechnic University with a D-index of 107.
The average D-index for the top 10% scientists is 72 in comparison to an average of 43 for all 1166 researchers listed in Research.com ranking.
The average number of published papers within the field of Engineering and Technology for the top 3% of researchers in the ranking is 640 against an average of 208 for all 1166 scientists.
The average number of citations for the top 10% scientists is 19800 against an average of 7888 for all 1166 researchers.