Best Materials Science Scientists in Germany

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
15 World 1 National Markus Antonietti

Markus Antonietti

Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Germany
D-index 185 Citations 132,033 801
22 World 2 National Klaus Müllen

Klaus Müllen

Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany
D-index 174 Citations 137,978 1,471
58 World 3 National Ulrich S. Schubert

Ulrich S. Schubert

Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany
D-index 146 Citations 100,203 1,452
62 World 4 National Xinliang Feng

Xinliang Feng

TU Dresden, Germany
D-index 146 Citations 80,372 631
99 World 5 National Joachim Maier

Joachim Maier

Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Germany
D-index 134 Citations 65,342 615
104 World 6 National Dierk Raabe

Dierk Raabe

Max Planck Institute for Iron Research, Germany
D-index 134 Citations 63,226 970
109 World 7 National Helmuth Möhwald

Helmuth Möhwald

Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Germany
D-index 133 Citations 64,779 594
120 World 8 National Klaus Kern

Klaus Kern

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 131 Citations 72,606 785
130 World 9 National Patrik Schmuki

Patrik Schmuki

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
D-index 130 Citations 71,310 860
137 World 10 National Christoph J. Brabec

Christoph J. Brabec

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
D-index 128 Citations 79,753 701
179 World 11 National Matthias Scheffler

Matthias Scheffler

University of Cologne, Germany
D-index 121 Citations 44,818 409
180 World 12 National Rainer Waser

Rainer Waser

RWTH Aachen University, Germany
D-index 121 Citations 79,315 891
183 World 13 National Aldo R. Boccaccini

Aldo R. Boccaccini

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
D-index 120 Citations 64,519 1,097
227 World 14 National Ulrich Gösele

Ulrich Gösele

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 114 Citations 60,275 530
237 World 15 National Horst Weller

Horst Weller

Universität Hamburg, Germany
D-index 113 Citations 49,888 346
246 World 16 National Peter Strasser

Peter Strasser

Technical University of Berlin, Germany
D-index 112 Citations 43,676 282
252 World 17 National Angel Rubio

Angel Rubio

Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, Germany
D-index 111 Citations 49,453 475
263 World 18 National Wolfgang J. Parak

Wolfgang J. Parak

Universität Hamburg, Germany
D-index 111 Citations 51,685 387
273 World 19 National Oliver G. Schmidt

Oliver G. Schmidt

Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research, Germany
D-index 110 Citations 42,113 838
286 World 20 National Stefan Kaskel

Stefan Kaskel

TU Dresden, Germany
D-index 109 Citations 38,246 575
297 World 21 National Karl Leo

Karl Leo

TU Dresden, Germany
D-index 108 Citations 45,910 624
298 World 22 National Stefano Passerini

Stefano Passerini

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
D-index 108 Citations 40,805 636
308 World 23 National Martin Winter

Martin Winter

University of Münster, Germany
D-index 107 Citations 57,273 833
328 World 24 National Katharina Landfester

Katharina Landfester

Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany
D-index 106 Citations 40,193 631
334 World 25 National Ullrich Scherf

Ullrich Scherf

University of Wuppertal, Germany
D-index 106 Citations 43,813 609
353 World 26 National Peter Fratzl

Peter Fratzl

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 104 Citations 39,181 427
357 World 27 National Jochen Feldmann

Jochen Feldmann

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
D-index 104 Citations 36,627 340
374 World 28 National Arkady V. Krasheninnikov

Arkady V. Krasheninnikov

Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Germany
D-index 103 Citations 45,149 341
378 World 29 National Thomas Bein

Thomas Bein

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
D-index 102 Citations 40,193 366
421 World 30 National Stefan A. Maier

Stefan A. Maier

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
D-index 99 Citations 62,432 492
424 World 31 National Eduard Arzt

Eduard Arzt

Saarland University, Germany
D-index 99 Citations 40,620 517
491 World 32 National Paul W. M. Blom

Paul W. M. Blom

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 96 Citations 41,146 325
506 World 33 National Rolf Mülhaupt

Rolf Mülhaupt

University of Freiburg, Germany
D-index 95 Citations 35,021 464
528 World 34 National Dieter Neher

Dieter Neher

University of Potsdam, Germany
D-index 94 Citations 29,711 366
550 World 35 National Martin Wegener

Martin Wegener

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
D-index 93 Citations 38,367 382
620 World 36 National Norbert Koch

Norbert Koch

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
D-index 90 Citations 27,548 457
641 World 37 National Klaus Friedrich

Klaus Friedrich

University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
D-index 90 Citations 25,833 367
657 World 38 National Martin Stutzmann

Martin Stutzmann

Technical University of Munich, Germany
D-index 89 Citations 36,396 608
676 World 39 National Matthias Wessling

Matthias Wessling

Leibniz Association, Germany
D-index 88 Citations 24,545 522
680 World 40 National Harald Giessen

Harald Giessen

University of Stuttgart, Germany
D-index 88 Citations 35,061 396
682 World 41 National Matthias Ballauff

Matthias Ballauff

Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
D-index 88 Citations 28,728 364
709 World 42 National Matthias Wuttig

Matthias Wuttig

RWTH Aachen University, Germany
D-index 87 Citations 31,855 452
727 World 43 National Petra Pötschke

Petra Pötschke

Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology, Germany
D-index 87 Citations 24,029 299
739 World 44 National Hans Wolfgang Spiess

Hans Wolfgang Spiess

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 86 Citations 28,321 458
749 World 45 National Roland A. Fischer

Roland A. Fischer

Technical University of Munich, Germany
D-index 86 Citations 29,985 412
755 World 46 National Wolfgang Schuhmann

Wolfgang Schuhmann

Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
D-index 86 Citations 27,469 587
776 World 47 National Georg S. Duesberg

Georg S. Duesberg

Bundeswehr University Munich, Germany
D-index 86 Citations 40,382 293
777 World 48 National Horst Hahn

Horst Hahn

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
D-index 86 Citations 25,971 665
788 World 49 National Helmut Cölfen

Helmut Cölfen

University of Konstanz, Germany
D-index 85 Citations 30,389 301
791 World 50 National Ludwig J. Gauckler

Ludwig J. Gauckler

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 85 Citations 27,450 364
797 World 51 National Jürgen Janek

Jürgen Janek

University of Giessen, Germany
D-index 85 Citations 23,154 389
810 World 52 National Jürgen Rödel

Jürgen Rödel

TU Darmstadt, Germany
D-index 85 Citations 29,212 375
823 World 53 National Alfred Forchel

Alfred Forchel

University of Würzburg, Germany
D-index 84 Citations 23,642 808
839 World 54 National Alexander Eychmüller

Alexander Eychmüller

TU Dresden, Germany
D-index 84 Citations 24,725 371
857 World 55 National Gert Heinrich

Gert Heinrich

TU Dresden, Germany
D-index 84 Citations 24,565 726
866 World 56 National Nicola Pinna

Nicola Pinna

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
D-index 84 Citations 20,976 263
875 World 57 National Heinrich Kurz

Heinrich Kurz

RWTH Aachen University, Germany
D-index 83 Citations 21,243 479
894 World 58 National Manfred Rühle

Manfred Rühle

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 83 Citations 22,258 388
904 World 59 National Martin Möller

Martin Möller

RWTH Aachen University, Germany
D-index 83 Citations 26,098 521
921 World 60 National Joachim P. Spatz

Joachim P. Spatz

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 82 Citations 24,611 303
925 World 61 National Mischa Bonn

Mischa Bonn

Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany
D-index 82 Citations 20,603 334
928 World 62 National Hans-Jürgen Butt

Hans-Jürgen Butt

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 82 Citations 32,844 404
931 World 63 National Gerhard Wegner

Gerhard Wegner

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 82 Citations 21,791 422
947 World 64 National Holger Frey

Holger Frey

Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany
D-index 82 Citations 21,472 378
968 World 65 National Thomas Heine

Thomas Heine

TU Dresden, Germany
D-index 81 Citations 23,228 298
970 World 66 National Alois Loidl

Alois Loidl

University of Augsburg, Germany
D-index 81 Citations 21,406 518
976 World 67 National Fritz Aldinger

Fritz Aldinger

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 81 Citations 23,894 641
987 World 68 National Boris N. Chichkov

Boris N. Chichkov

University of Hannover, Germany
D-index 81 Citations 25,778 341
1019 World 69 National Heinz Bässler

Heinz Bässler

University of Bayreuth, Germany
D-index 80 Citations 22,282 277
1023 World 70 National Harald Fuchs

Harald Fuchs

University of Münster, Germany
D-index 80 Citations 22,792 514
1028 World 71 National Marius Grundmann

Marius Grundmann

Leipzig University, Germany
D-index 80 Citations 30,660 635
1044 World 72 National Ludwig Schultz

Ludwig Schultz

TU Dresden, Germany
D-index 80 Citations 23,222 664
1052 World 74 National Andreas Greiner

Andreas Greiner

University of Bayreuth, Germany
D-index 80 Citations 32,605 364
1053 World 73 National Andreas Lendlein

Andreas Lendlein

University of Potsdam, Germany
D-index 80 Citations 31,367 543
1078 World 75 National Karl Schulte

Karl Schulte

Hamburg University of Technology, Germany
D-index 80 Citations 28,486 290
1084 World 76 National Bettina V. Lotsch

Bettina V. Lotsch

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 79 Citations 20,284 274
1139 World 77 National Jürgen P. Rabe

Jürgen P. Rabe

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
D-index 78 Citations 19,604 282
1159 World 78 National Klaus Meerholz

Klaus Meerholz

University of Cologne, Germany
D-index 78 Citations 21,725 276
1170 World 79 National Volker Presser

Volker Presser

Leibniz Association, Germany
D-index 78 Citations 33,934 363
1197 World 80 National Andreas Hirsch

Andreas Hirsch

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
D-index 77 Citations 28,472 389
1199 World 81 National Bernd Büchner

Bernd Büchner

TU Dresden, Germany
D-index 77 Citations 21,704 762
1200 World 82 National Metin Sitti

Metin Sitti

Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Germany
D-index 77 Citations 24,034 329
1211 World 83 National Lothar Ley

Lothar Ley

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
D-index 77 Citations 26,038 318
1230 World 84 National Joachim H. Wendorff

Joachim H. Wendorff

Philipp University of Marburg, Germany
D-index 77 Citations 29,789 319
1258 World 85 National Kurt Kremer

Kurt Kremer

Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany
D-index 76 Citations 22,531 248
1262 World 86 National Jörg Neugebauer

Jörg Neugebauer

Max Planck Institute for Iron Research, Germany
D-index 76 Citations 28,339 319
1264 World 87 National Christof Wöll

Christof Wöll

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
D-index 76 Citations 19,494 302
1275 World 88 National Thomas Kirchartz

Thomas Kirchartz

Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
D-index 76 Citations 17,385 239
1306 World 89 National Vladimir Dyakonov

Vladimir Dyakonov

University of Würzburg, Germany
D-index 76 Citations 17,782 208
1326 World 90 National Rainer Haag

Rainer Haag

Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
D-index 75 Citations 23,439 363
1329 World 91 National Peter Bäuerle

Peter Bäuerle

University of Ulm, Germany
D-index 75 Citations 23,400 232
1349 World 92 National Ralf Riedel

Ralf Riedel

TU Darmstadt, Germany
D-index 75 Citations 22,823 472
1372 World 93 National Rudolf Zentel

Rudolf Zentel

Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany
D-index 75 Citations 19,015 435
1380 World 94 National Brigitte Voit

Brigitte Voit

Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology, Germany
D-index 75 Citations 22,831 594
1391 World 95 National Mark H. Rümmeli

Mark H. Rümmeli

Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research, Germany
D-index 75 Citations 19,554 450
1431 World 96 National Gianaurelio Cuniberti

Gianaurelio Cuniberti

TU Dresden, Germany
D-index 74 Citations 17,717 407
1434 World 97 National Stefan W. Glunz

Stefan W. Glunz

University of Freiburg, Germany
D-index 74 Citations 20,114 452
1475 World 98 National Gotthard Seifert

Gotthard Seifert

TU Dresden, Germany
D-index 73 Citations 17,334 295
1512 World 99 National Oliver Ambacher

Oliver Ambacher

University of Freiburg, Germany
D-index 73 Citations 30,202 682
1525 World 100 National André Laschewsky

André Laschewsky

University of Potsdam, Germany
D-index 73 Citations 18,809 323

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