The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scientists in the
arena of Engineering and Technology relies os 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
researcher’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
only includes papers and citation
metrics for an examined discipline.
The scope of our Engineering and Technology research
Our best researchers ranking is a credible list of leading scientists from the area of Engineering and Technology, created using a detailed study of 166,880 researchers identified from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Engineering and Technology, more than 27940 scientists were examined.
What is D-index acceptance threshold for Engineering and Technology
The D-index threshold for accepting a scholar to be evaluated is established at 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the field of Engineering and Technology. The acceptance factors for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, proportion of the publications made within the selected field of study as well as the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for including best researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scientists estimated for each scientific field whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of best scientists are added into the list. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification rules
Since our primary goal is to guarantee that only credible researchers are included in Research.com ranking we realize that metrics are never meant to be a full measure to evaluate the work of scientists. For that reason we manually verify every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of reliable sources. Although it’s not a factor impacting a scholar’s position in our ranking, the amount of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should form a valuable secondary signal of their contribution to research in a given field of study. Position in the ranking is determined by every researcher’s D-index with the help of information gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy 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 goal is to inspire researchers, businessmen and politicians around the world to explore where leading experts are heading and to offer a way for the entire research community to discover who the leading experts in specific disciplines, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Engineering and Technology
With 2478 scholars United States ranks in spot 1 in the world.
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of leading scholars in United States is MIT with 88 scientists affiliated with it being present in the Engineering and Technology ranking. It is followed by Yale University with 87 researchers. Ranking thirds is Pennsylvania State University with 67 researchers.
Prominent scientists present in United States are associated with The University of Texas at Arlington, Columbia University, University of Chicago, University of Rochester, University of Colorado Boulder, University of Iowa, Estech Systems (United States), University of Central Florida, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, University of Cincinnati.
Professor Frederick E. Shelton from Johnson & Johnson (United States) is listed as the best scientist in United States in our ranking with a D-index of 245. Ranking second in United States is Menachem Elimelech from Yale University with a D-index of 181. The third position in United States is occupied by Bruce E. Logan from Pennsylvania State University with a D-index of 152.
The average D-index for the top 10% scientists is 82 against an average of 45 for all 2478 scientists included in Research.com ranking.
The average number of published articles in the field of Engineering and Technology for the top 1% of scholars in the ranking is 720 in comparison to an average of 208 for all 2478 scientists.
The average number of citations for the top 10% researchers is 34969 against an average of 12479 for all 2478 scientists.