The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best researchers in the
discipline of Engineering and Technology was created using data
derived 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
scholar’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
includes exclusively papers and citation
data for an examined discipline.
The scope of our Engineering and Technology research
Research.com’s best scholars ranking is a credible list of leading researchers from the field of Engineering and Technology, established by means of a meticulous analysis of 166,880 scientists determined from various bibliometric data sources. For the area of Engineering and Technology, over 27940 researchers were examined.
What is D-index approval threshold for Engineering and Technology
The D-index threshold for including a scholar to be evaluated is placed at 30 if most of their publications are in the area of Engineering and Technology. The inclusion factors for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the given field of study as well as the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for including leading researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scientists projected for each discipline whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of leading scholars are added into the ranking. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification practices
As our main aim is to ensure that only credible scientists are included in Research.com ranking we realize that numbers are never supposed to be an absolute means to assess the work of researchers. Because of that we manually check each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of credible sources. Even though it’s not a metric impacting a scholar’s position in the ranking, the number of documents published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should constitute a reliable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a selected discipline. Position in the ranking is established using each researcher’s D-index using data compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind available to the research community. A thorough explanation of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
Our aim is to motivate scholars, businessmen and administrative bodies around the world to examine where leading experts are heading and to offer a way for the entire scientific community to find out who the leading experts in specific areas of study, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Engineering and Technology
With 107 scholars Singapore ranks in spot 15 globally.
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top researchers in Singapore is Nanyang Technological University with 48 researchers affiliated with it being features in our Engineering and Technology ranking. It is followed by Singapore University of Technology and Design with 45 scholars. Ranking thirds is Nanyang Technological University with 4 scholars.
Prominent scholars listed in Singapore are representing d'Optron Pte, Agency for Science, Technology and Research, A*STAR - Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Independent Scientist / Consultant, Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, National University of Singapore, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Institute of High Performance Computing, Nanyang Polytechnic.
Professor Yang Liu from Nanyang Technological University is featured as the best researcher in Singapore in our ranking with a D-index of 89. Ranking on the second place in Singapore is Chee Kai Chua from Singapore University of Technology and Design with a D-index of 83. The third spot in Singapore is taken by Jian Chu from Nanyang Technological University with a D-index of 80.
The average D-index for the top 5% scholars is 80 against an average of 42 for all 107 researchers featured in our ranking.
The average number of publications in the discipline of Engineering and Technology for the top 5% of scholars in the ranking is 664 in comparison to an average of 204 for all 107 researchers.
The average number of citations for the top 3% researchers is 29026 against an average of 8128 for all 107 scientists.