The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scientists in the
discipline of Materials Science relies os data
derived 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
values for an examined discipline.
The scope of our Materials Science research
Our best scholars ranking is a credible account of leading scientists from the discipline of Materials Science, created using a thorough examination of 166,880 scientists determined from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Materials Science, more than 17130 scientists were investigated.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Materials Science
The D-index threshold for approving a researcher to be evaluated is established at 40 if the majority of of their publications are in the field of Materials Science. The acceptance factors for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the selected area plus the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for listing best scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scientists estimated for each scientific field whilst making sure that the top 1% of best scholars are added into the list. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Extra verification rules
Because our primary goal is to ensure that only credible researchers are included in Research.com ranking we believe that metrics are never meant to be a complete means to evaluate the output of researchers. This is why we manually check every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. Although it’s not a factor contributing to a scientist’s position in Research.com ranking, the number of papers published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should form a credible secondary implication of their contribution to research in a given discipline. Position in the ranking is based on every researcher’s D-index with the help of information collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-established bibliometric databases of this type open to the scientific community. A comprehensive overview of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
Our aim is to motivate scientists, companies and decision-makers worldwide to explore where top experts are heading and to give an opportunity for the whole research community to get to know who the leading experts in specific disciplines, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Materials Science
With 203 scholars Spain ranks in spot 10 in the world.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of top researchers in Spain is Spanish National Research Council with 56 scholars affiliated with it being listed in our Materials Science ranking. It is followed by Jaume I University with 15 scientists. Ranking thirds is Spanish National Research Council with 8 scientists.
Prominent scientists ranking in Spain are affiliated with CIC biomaGUNE, Complutense University of Madrid, Catalonia Institute for Energy Research, Institute of Photonic Sciences, Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats, Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies, Universitat Politècnica de València, University of Alicante, Basque Center for Materials, Applications and Nanostructures, University of Zaragoza.
Professor Luis M. Liz-Marzán from CIC biomaGUNE is highlighted as the best researcher in Spain in our ranking with a D-index of 146. Ranking on spot no. 2 in Spain is Juan Bisquert from Jaume I University with a D-index of 121. The third place in Spain is taken by José Luis García Fierro from Spanish National Research Council with a D-index of 114.
The average D-index for the top 5% scientists is 102 against an average of 57 for all 203 researchers included in Research.com ranking.
The average number of published papers in the area of Materials Science for the top 1% of scholars in the ranking is 542 in comparison to an average of 257 for all 203 scholars.
The average number of citations for the top 10% researchers is 33382 against an average of 14162 for all 203 scholars.