The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scientists in the
field of Engineering and Technology was created using data
combined from various data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for devising 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 publications and citation
values for an examined discipline.
The scope of our Engineering and Technology research
Research.com’s best scientists ranking is a credible lineup of leading researchers from the field of Engineering and Technology, created using a detailed examination of 166,880 researchers determined from various bibliometric data sources. For the area of Engineering and Technology, more than 27940 scientists were analysed.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Engineering and Technology
The D-index threshold for accepting a researcher to be examined is established at 30 if most of their publications are in the discipline of Engineering and Technology. The approval criteria for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, proportion of the publications made within the specific field of study as well as the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for including leading researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scientists assessed for each discipline whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of best researchers are considered into the list. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification methods
Because our primary mission is to ensure that only credible researchers are included in Research.com ranking we believe that metrics are never supposed to be a full measure to evaluate the contributions of scholars. Because of that we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. Even though it’s not a metric impacting a scholar’s position in Research.com ranking, the number of papers published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should form a reliable secondary implication of their contribution to research in a given field of study. Position in the ranking is established using each researcher’s D-index with the help of information collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-known bibliometric databases of this type open to the scientific community. A comprehensive definition of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
Our objective is to motivate researchers, companies and administrative bodies worldwide to examine where top experts are heading and to give a way for the whole research community to find out 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 301 researchers Italy ranks in spot 6 in the world.
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top scientists in Italy is Polytechnic University of Turin with 31 researchers affiliated with it being listed in our Engineering and Technology ranking. It is followed by Polytechnic University of Turin with 31 scholars. Ranking thirds is Polytechnic University of Milan with 25 scientists.
Prominent scientists present in Italy are associated with Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Institute for Complex Systems, Ca Foscari University of Venice, University of Insubria, National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics, University of Turin, University of Verona, Italian Institute of Technology, Joint Research Centre, UniNettuno University.
Professor Alfio Quarteroni from Polytechnic University of Milan is listed as the best scientist in Italy in our ranking with a D-index of 85. Ranking second in Italy is Alberto Carpinteri from Polytechnic University of Turin with a D-index of 80. The third position in Italy is occupied by Eliseo Ranzi from Polytechnic University of Milan with a D-index of 74.
The average D-index for the top 3% researchers is 73 against an average of 40 for all 301 scientists featured in our ranking.
The average number of publications within the field of Engineering and Technology for the top 3% of researchers in the ranking is 456 against an average of 220 for all 301 scholars.
The average number of citations for the top 1% researchers is 25699 against an average of 7412 for all 301 researchers.