The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scientists in the
field of Engineering and Technology was created using data
derived from a wide range of 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
scholar’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
includes exclusively publications and citation
metrics for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Engineering and Technology research
Our best scholars ranking is a trustworthy lineup of leading researchers from the discipline of Engineering and Technology, created using a detailed examination of 166,880 scientists determined from various bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Engineering and Technology, over 27940 scientists were examined.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Engineering and Technology
The D-index threshold for including a researcher to be considered is established at 30 if most of their publications are in the discipline of Engineering and Technology. The inclusion factors 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 field of study plus the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for considering best scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of researchers projected for each scientific field whilst ensuring that the top 1% of leading researchers are incorporated into the list. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification methods
Since our primary mission is to ensure that only genuine researchers are mentioned in our ranking we are aware that numbers are never meant to be an absolute tool to assess the output of scholars. Because of that we manually verify every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of reliable sources. Although it’s not a factor defining a researcher’s position in our ranking, the amount of documents published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should constitute a reliable secondary signal of their contribution to research in a given area of science. Position in the ranking is determined by every scholar’s D-index using information collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-established bibliometric databases of this kind open to the research community. A thorough explanation of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
Our objective is to inspire researchers, entrepreneurs and decision-makers worldwide to investigate where prominent experts are heading and to provide a way for the entire research community to find out who the leading experts in specific disciplines, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Engineering and Technology
With 40 researchers Norway ranks in spot 28 globally.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading scientists in Norway is Norwegian University of Science and Technology with 27 scholars affiliated with it being present in Research.com Engineering and Technology ranking. It is followed by Norwegian University of Science and Technology with 4 researchers. Ranking thirds is Norwegian University of Science and Technology with 3 scientists.
Prominent scientists featured in Norway are affiliated with University of Stavanger, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NORCE Research, Norwegian School of Economics, SINTEF, University of Bergen, University of Oslo.
Professor Terje Aven from University of Stavanger is highlighted as the best scientist in Norway in our ranking with a D-index of 71. Ranking on the second place in Norway is Sigurd Skogestad from Norwegian University of Science and Technology with a D-index of 70. The third spot in Norway is taken by Odd Sture Hopperstad from Norwegian University of Science and Technology with a D-index of 67.
The average D-index for the top 1% scholars is 43 in comparison to an average of 43 for all 40 scholars included in Research.com ranking.
The average number of publications within the field of Engineering and Technology for the top 1% of scientists in the ranking is 212 in comparison to an average of 212 for all 40 scientists.
The average number of citations for the top 1% researchers is 8871 against an average of 8871 for all 40 researchers.