Best Materials Science Scientists

The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of top Materials Science scientists is based on data collected from Microsoft Academic Graph on December 6th, 2021. Position in the ranking is based on a scientist's D-index (Discipline H-index), which only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline. Show more

Our best scientists ranking is a reliable list of leading scientists from the area of Materials Science, based on a meticulous examination of 166,880 scientists on Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Materials Science, over 11,166 profiles were examined.

The D-index threshold for approving a scholar to be considered is set to 40 if most of their publications are in the field of Materials Science. The inclusion criteria for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the given discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for listing top scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers estimated for each discipline whilst ensuring that the top 1% of leading scientists are considered into the ranking. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist's general H-index and their D-index.

Because the main goal is to ensure that only genuine researchers are included in the ranking we believe that numbers are never meant to be an absolute measure to quantify the contributions of scientists. This is why 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 defining a scientist’s position in the ranking, the amount of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a reliable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a given discipline. Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index using data compiled from Microsoft Graph, which is the most prominent and well-established bibliometric database of this type available to the scientific community. A detailed definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page .

Our aim is to inspire scholars, entrepreneurs, and decision-makers worldwide to explore where leading experts are heading and to provide an opportunity for the entire scientific community to discover who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.

World
National
Scholar
D-Index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines.
Citations
Publications
1 World 1 National Zhong Lin Wang

Zhong Lin Wang

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 299 Citations 391,479 2,975
2 World 2 National Yi Cui

Yi Cui

Stanford University, United States
D-index 261 Citations 286,676 1,061
3 World 1 National Michael Grätzel

Michael Grätzel

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
D-index 260 Citations 336,649 1,079
4 World 3 National Robert Langer

Robert Langer

MIT, United States
D-index 240 Citations 218,081 995
5 World 4 National Younan Xia

Younan Xia

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 234 Citations 222,424 968
6 World 5 National George M. Whitesides

George M. Whitesides

Harvard University, United States
D-index 225 Citations 227,714 894
7 World 1 National Jiaguo Yu

Jiaguo Yu

Wuhan University of Technology, China
D-index 204 Citations 147,237 745
8 World 6 National Peidong Yang

Peidong Yang

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 201 Citations 202,943 497
9 World 7 National Pulickel M. Ajayan

Pulickel M. Ajayan

Rice University, United States
D-index 195 Citations 166,285 1,083
10 World 2 National Lei Jiang

Lei Jiang

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
D-index 193 Citations 166,509 1,841
11 World 8 National Hongjie Dai

Hongjie Dai

Stanford University, United States
D-index 193 Citations 201,515 408
12 World 1 National Xiong Wen (David) Lou

Xiong Wen (David) Lou

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
D-index 193 Citations 115,560 387
13 World 9 National Krzysztof Matyjaszewski

Krzysztof Matyjaszewski

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 191 Citations 136,401 1,175
14 World 1 National Richard H. Friend

Richard H. Friend

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 187 Citations 171,412 1,002
15 World 1 National Markus Antonietti

Markus Antonietti

Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Germany
D-index 185 Citations 132,033 801
16 World 10 National John A. Rogers

John A. Rogers

Northwestern University, United States
D-index 185 Citations 132,906 962
17 World 11 National Yury Gogotsi

Yury Gogotsi

Drexel University, United States
D-index 185 Citations 161,224 859
18 World 12 National Ali Khademhosseini

Ali Khademhosseini

Terasaki Foundation, United States
D-index 182 Citations 116,880 807
19 World 13 National Jean M. J. Fréchet

Jean M. J. Fréchet

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 181 Citations 119,116 624
20 World 14 National Alan J. Heeger

Alan J. Heeger

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
D-index 179 Citations 181,751 703
21 World 15 National Zhenan Bao

Zhenan Bao

Stanford University, United States
D-index 178 Citations 120,257 716
22 World 2 National Klaus Müllen

Klaus Müllen

Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany
D-index 174 Citations 137,978 1,471
23 World 3 National Dongyuan Zhao

Dongyuan Zhao

Fudan University, China
D-index 174 Citations 122,348 756
24 World 4 National Hui-Ming Cheng

Hui-Ming Cheng

Tsinghua University, China
D-index 174 Citations 138,347 1,052
25 World 5 National Ben Zhong Tang

Ben Zhong Tang

Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, China
D-index 172 Citations 157,392 2,042
26 World 16 National Charles M. Lieber

Charles M. Lieber

Harvard University, United States
D-index 170 Citations 167,615 385
27 World 17 National Alex Zettl

Alex Zettl

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 170 Citations 127,668 738
28 World 1 National Rodney S. Ruoff

Rodney S. Ruoff

Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea
D-index 169 Citations 233,661 563
29 World 6 National Wei Huang

Wei Huang

Nanjing Tech University, China
D-index 168 Citations 121,224 2,047
30 World 18 National Chad A. Mirkin

Chad A. Mirkin

Northwestern University, United States
D-index 165 Citations 142,526 691
31 World 1 National Yusuke Yamauchi

Yusuke Yamauchi

University of Queensland, Australia
D-index 165 Citations 103,149 1,547
32 World 2 National Seeram Ramakrishna

Seeram Ramakrishna

National University of Singapore, Singapore
D-index 164 Citations 119,895 1,232
33 World 7 National Hua Zhang

Hua Zhang

City University of Hong Kong, China
D-index 163 Citations 117,261 825
34 World 19 National David A. Weitz

David A. Weitz

Harvard University, United States
D-index 162 Citations 89,752 648
35 World 20 National A. Paul Alivisatos

A. Paul Alivisatos

University of Chicago, United States
D-index 162 Citations 135,622 459
36 World 21 National Thomas P. Russell

Thomas P. Russell

University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States
D-index 162 Citations 102,734 1,088
37 World 2 National Liming Dai

Liming Dai

UNSW Sydney, Australia
D-index 162 Citations 107,643 735
38 World 22 National David L. Kaplan

David L. Kaplan

Tufts University, United States
D-index 161 Citations 109,357 943
39 World 23 National Joseph Wang

Joseph Wang

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 161 Citations 92,417 764
40 World 24 National Stephen R. Forrest

Stephen R. Forrest

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 160 Citations 134,634 750
41 World 3 National Shi-Zhang Qiao

Shi-Zhang Qiao

University of Adelaide, Australia
D-index 158 Citations 95,178 489
42 World 25 National Tobin J. Marks

Tobin J. Marks

Northwestern University, United States
D-index 157 Citations 101,648 986
43 World 8 National Shuit-Tong Lee

Shuit-Tong Lee

Soochow University, China
D-index 157 Citations 93,576 996
44 World 1 National Kenji Watanabe

Kenji Watanabe

National Institute for Materials Science, Japan
D-index 156 Citations 113,152 1,435
45 World 4 National Yoshio Bando

Yoshio Bando

University of Wollongong, Australia
D-index 156 Citations 84,461 1,055
46 World 26 National James M. Tour

James M. Tour

Rice University, United States
D-index 155 Citations 111,765 640
47 World 27 National Moungi G. Bawendi

Moungi G. Bawendi

MIT, United States
D-index 154 Citations 119,809 436
48 World 9 National Shu-Hong Yu

Shu-Hong Yu

University of Science and Technology of China, China
D-index 153 Citations 78,719 692
49 World 1 National C. N. R. Rao

C. N. R. Rao

Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, India
D-index 152 Citations 93,120 980
50 World 2 National Akihisa Inoue

Akihisa Inoue

Josai International University, Japan
D-index 152 Citations 123,345 2,446
51 World 28 National Anthony G. Evans

Anthony G. Evans

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
D-index 151 Citations 89,789 512
52 World 29 National Jean-Luc Brédas

Jean-Luc Brédas

University of Arizona, United States
D-index 150 Citations 100,038 855
53 World 2 National Terence G. Langdon

Terence G. Langdon

University of Southampton, United Kingdom
D-index 150 Citations 108,871 1,434
54 World 30 National Robert O. Ritchie

Robert O. Ritchie

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 147 Citations 81,534 695
55 World 31 National Richard E. Smalley

Richard E. Smalley

Rice University, United States
D-index 146 Citations 118,972 304
56 World 32 National Galen D. Stucky

Galen D. Stucky

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
D-index 146 Citations 105,160 518
57 World 1 National Jean-Marie Tarascon

Jean-Marie Tarascon

Collège de France, France
D-index 146 Citations 150,690 690
58 World 3 National Ulrich S. Schubert

Ulrich S. Schubert

Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany
D-index 146 Citations 100,203 1,452
59 World 33 National Craig J. Hawker

Craig J. Hawker

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
D-index 146 Citations 81,997 594
60 World 34 National Naomi J. Halas

Naomi J. Halas

Rice University, United States
D-index 146 Citations 94,199 348
61 World 35 National Mildred S. Dresselhaus

Mildred S. Dresselhaus

MIT, United States
D-index 146 Citations 142,069 589
62 World 4 National Xinliang Feng

Xinliang Feng

TU Dresden, Germany
D-index 146 Citations 80,372 631
63 World 36 National Ramamoorthy Ramesh

Ramamoorthy Ramesh

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 145 Citations 87,912 563
64 World 1 National Edward H. Sargent

Edward H. Sargent

University of Toronto, Canada
D-index 144 Citations 81,495 618
65 World 10 National Alex K.-Y. Jen

Alex K.-Y. Jen

City University of Hong Kong, China
D-index 144 Citations 77,524 857
66 World 2 National Taeghwan Hyeon

Taeghwan Hyeon

Seoul National University, South Korea
D-index 143 Citations 82,630 403
67 World 37 National John B. Goodenough

John B. Goodenough

The University of Texas at Austin, United States
D-index 142 Citations 106,858 615
68 World 3 National Henry J. Snaith

Henry J. Snaith

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 142 Citations 127,432 423
69 World 38 National John W. Hutchinson

John W. Hutchinson

Harvard University, United States
D-index 142 Citations 92,530 355
70 World 11 National Jianlin Shi

Jianlin Shi

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
D-index 142 Citations 66,072 791
71 World 39 National Prashant V. Kamat

Prashant V. Kamat

University of Notre Dame, United States
D-index 141 Citations 83,185 400
72 World 12 National Zhuang Liu

Zhuang Liu

Soochow University, China
D-index 141 Citations 74,296 349
73 World 1 National Luis M. Liz-Marzán

Luis M. Liz-Marzán

CIC biomaGUNE, Spain
D-index 141 Citations 71,050 556
74 World 40 National Nicholas A. Peppas

Nicholas A. Peppas

The University of Texas at Austin, United States
D-index 139 Citations 94,662 569
75 World 13 National Yitai Qian

Yitai Qian

University of Science and Technology of China, China
D-index 139 Citations 71,291 1,174
76 World 41 National Mauricio Terrones

Mauricio Terrones

Pennsylvania State University, United States
D-index 139 Citations 82,370 774
77 World 14 National Qiang Zhang

Qiang Zhang

Tsinghua University, China
D-index 138 Citations 66,426 569
78 World 3 National Takashi Taniguchi

Takashi Taniguchi

National Institute for Materials Science, Japan
D-index 138 Citations 94,381 1,312
79 World 2 National Anders Hagfeldt

Anders Hagfeldt

Uppsala University, Sweden
D-index 138 Citations 91,918 550
80 World 5 National Frank Caruso

Frank Caruso

University of Melbourne, Australia
D-index 138 Citations 69,884 497
81 World 15 National Yongfang Li

Yongfang Li

Soochow University, China
D-index 138 Citations 79,933 991
82 World 42 National Steven P. DenBaars

Steven P. DenBaars

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
D-index 138 Citations 72,183 1,119
83 World 43 National Gerbrand Ceder

Gerbrand Ceder

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 137 Citations 75,237 532
84 World 44 National Jun Liu

Jun Liu

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, United States
D-index 137 Citations 84,007 502
85 World 45 National Ali Javey

Ali Javey

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 137 Citations 77,054 454
86 World 4 National Shunpei Yamazaki

Shunpei Yamazaki

Semiconductor Energy Laboratory (Japan), Japan
D-index 137 Citations 81,394 1,879
87 World 46 National Arumugam Manthiram

Arumugam Manthiram

The University of Texas at Austin, United States
D-index 137 Citations 70,078 769
88 World 4 National James R. Durrant

James R. Durrant

Imperial College London, United Kingdom
D-index 137 Citations 61,881 479
89 World 47 National Kristi S. Anseth

Kristi S. Anseth

University of Colorado Boulder, United States
D-index 136 Citations 67,432 364
90 World 48 National Zhanhu Guo

Zhanhu Guo

University of Tennessee at Knoxville, United States
D-index 136 Citations 56,664 779
91 World 5 National Sumio Iijima

Sumio Iijima

Meijo University, Japan
D-index 136 Citations 153,454 662
92 World 49 National James S. Speck

James S. Speck

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
D-index 136 Citations 69,330 1,128
93 World 6 National Dmitri Golberg

Dmitri Golberg

Queensland University of Technology, Australia
D-index 136 Citations 63,146 824
94 World 1 National Itamar Willner

Itamar Willner

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
D-index 135 Citations 65,842 482
95 World 50 National Yonggang Huang

Yonggang Huang

Northwestern University, United States
D-index 135 Citations 68,675 610
96 World 51 National Peter Nordlander

Peter Nordlander

Rice University, United States
D-index 135 Citations 76,127 333
97 World 7 National Shi Xue Dou

Shi Xue Dou

University of Wollongong, Australia
D-index 135 Citations 78,027 1,679
98 World 52 National Zhigang Suo

Zhigang Suo

Harvard University, United States
D-index 135 Citations 63,855 456
99 World 5 National Joachim Maier

Joachim Maier

Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Germany
D-index 134 Citations 65,342 615
100 World 6 National Hideo Hosono

Hideo Hosono

Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
D-index 134 Citations 125,306 1,028

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