The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scientists in the
field of Materials Science was created using data
combined from multiple data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for devising the citation-based metrics were
collected 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
data for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Materials Science research
Our best scholars ranking is a credible list of leading scientists from the discipline of Materials Science, created using a detailed analysis of 166,880 scholars identified from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Materials Science, over 17130 scientists were investigated.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Materials Science
The D-index threshold for including a researcher to be evaluated is placed at 40 if most of their publications are in the area of Materials Science. The approval criteria for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, ratio of the publications made within the given discipline as well as the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for listing leading scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scholars projected for each area od study whilst making sure that the top 1% of leading scholars are incorporated into the list. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification practices
As our primary aim is to ensure that only actual scholars are included in the ranking we realize that raw data are never supposed to be a complete measure to assess the output of researchers. This is why we manually inspect every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of trustworthy sources. Even though it’s not a element contributing to a scholar’s position in our ranking, the amount of papers published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should be a reliable secondary implication of their contribution to research in a selected field of study. Position in the ranking is determined by each researcher’s D-index using metrics compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-known bibliometric databases of this type available to the research community. A thorough explanation of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
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Key findings for Materials Science
With 589 scholars Germany ranks in spot 4 in the world.
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top scholars in Germany is Max Planck Society with 53 researchers affiliated with it being present in our Materials Science ranking. It is followed by Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research with 33 scholars. Ranking thirds is Max Planck Society with 28 scientists.
Prominent scholars ranking in Germany are associated with Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Max Planck Institute for Iron Research, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Technical University of Berlin, Universität Hamburg, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München.
Professor Markus Antonietti from Max Planck Society is highlighted as the best scientist in Germany in our ranking with a D-index of 206. Ranking on spot no. 2 in Germany is Klaus Müllen from Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research with a D-index of 192. The third place in Germany is taken by Joachim Maier from Max Planck Society with a D-index of 155.
The average D-index for the top 1% scholars is 166 against an average of 63 for all 589 researchers listed in Research.com ranking.
The average number of publications within the field of Materials Science for the top 5% of scientists in the ranking is 881 in comparison to an average of 334 for all 589 scholars.
The average number of citations for the top 10% researchers is 51596 against an average of 17530 for all 589 researchers.