The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scholars in the
arena of Engineering and Technology relies os data
consolidated 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
researcher’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 researchers ranking is a trustworthy account of leading researchers from the discipline of Engineering and Technology, based on a meticulous study of 166,880 scholars determined from various bibliometric data sources. For the area of Engineering and Technology, over 27940 scientists were investigated.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Engineering and Technology
The D-index threshold for accepting a scientist to be evaluated is set to 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the field of Engineering and Technology. The approval factors for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, ratio of the publications made within the specific area in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for considering best scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scientists assessed for each area od study whilst making sure that the top 1% of leading scholars are considered into the ranking. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification practices
Because our primary mission is to guarantee that only genuine scholars are mentioned in the ranking we are aware that raw data are never supposed to be an absolute means to evaluate the work of scientists. This is why we manually check every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of credible sources. Although it’s not a factor contributing to a scholar’s position in Research.com ranking, the number of papers published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should form a credible secondary implication of their contribution to research in a specific discipline. Position in the ranking is based on each scholar’s D-index according to data gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-established bibliometric databases of this kind available to the research community. A detailed explanation of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
Our aim is to inspire scientists, businessmen and politicians around the world to examine where top experts are heading and to give a way for the entire research community to find out who the leading experts in specific disciplines, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Engineering and Technology
With 73 scientists Malaysia ranks in spot 21 in the world.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading scholars in Malaysia is University of Technology Malaysia with 19 scholars affiliated with it being features in Research.com Engineering and Technology ranking. It is followed by International Islamic University Malaysia with 15 scientists. Ranking thirds is National University of Malaysia with 11 researchers.
Prominent researchers present in Malaysia are affiliated with International Islamic University Malaysia, Universiti Sains Malaysia, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Universiti Teknologi Petronas, University of Malaya, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, University of Technology Malaysia, Sunway University, Universiti Tenaga Nasional.
Professor Rahman Saidur from Sunway University is highlighted as the best researcher in Malaysia in our ranking with a D-index of 115. Ranking on the second place in Malaysia is Haji Hassan Masjuki from International Islamic University Malaysia with a D-index of 113. The third spot in Malaysia is taken by Kamaruzzaman Sopian from National University of Malaysia with a D-index of 100.
The average D-index for the top 10% scholars is 87 in comparison to an average of 44 for all 73 scholars included in the ranking.
The average number of publications within the discipline of Engineering and Technology for the top 3% of scientists in the ranking is 539 in comparison to an average of 268 for all 73 scientists.
The average number of citations for the top 3% scientists is 44043 against an average of 8819 for all 73 scholars.