The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scholars in the
arena 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
acquired on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a
scientist's D-index (Discipline H-index), which
includes exclusively papers and citation
metrics for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Materials Science research
Our best scholars ranking is a trustworthy lineup of leading scientists from the discipline of Materials Science, created using a detailed examination of 166,880 scholars determined from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Materials Science, over 17130 scholars were investigated.
What is D-index approval threshold for Materials Science
The D-index threshold for approving a researcher to be examined is placed at 40 if the majority of of their publications are in the area of Materials Science. The inclusion factors for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the selected discipline plus the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for including leading scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scholars estimated for each scientific field whilst making sure that the top 1% of leading scientists are considered 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 aim is to make sure that only actual scientists are mentioned in the ranking we realize that numbers are never supposed to be a complete tool to quantify the contributions of researchers. This is why we manually inspect every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of credible sources. Although it’s not a element contributing to a scholar’s position in Research.com ranking, the amount of documents published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should be a valuable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a given area of science. Position in the ranking is established using each scientist’s D-index using information compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-established bibliometric databases of this kind available to the scientific community. A detailed explanation of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.
Our aim is to motivate researchers, businessmen and administrative bodies worldwide to examine where leading experts are heading and to provide an opportunity for the whole research community to find out who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Materials Science
With 42 scholars Finland ranks in spot 26 in the world.
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top researchers in Finland is Aalto University with 16 scientists affiliated with it being present in Research.com Materials Science ranking. It is followed by University of Helsinki with 12 scholars. Ranking thirds is University of Turku with 4 scientists.
Prominent scientists listed in Finland are associated with University of Helsinki, University of Turku, University of Jyväskylä, Bioretec Ltd, Tampere University, Aalto University, Åbo Akademi University, University of Oulu, University of Eastern Finland.
Professor Markku Leskelä from University of Helsinki is listed as the best scientist in Finland in our ranking with a D-index of 109. Ranking on the second place in Finland is Mikko Ritala from University of Helsinki with a D-index of 104. The third place in Finland is taken by Pekka K. Vallittu from University of Turku with a D-index of 94.
The average D-index for the top 3% scholars is 109 in comparison to an average of 63 for all 42 researchers included in the ranking.
The average number of published papers in the discipline of Materials Science for the top 10% of scholars in the ranking is 626 against an average of 321 for all 42 scholars.
The average number of citations for the top 10% researchers is 36087 against an average of 15023 for all 42 scholars.