The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of the best scientists in the
arena of Materials Science relies os data
derived from a wide range of data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for devising the citation-based metrics were
acquired on 06-12-2021. Position in the ranking is based on a
researcher’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
only includes papers and citation
metrics for an examined discipline.
The scope of our Materials Science research
Our best researchers ranking is a credible list of leading scientists from the area of Materials Science, created using a detailed study of 166,880 researchers identified from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Materials Science, more than 11166 scientists were examined.
What is D-index acceptance threshold for Materials Science
The D-index threshold for accepting a scholar 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 researchers to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, proportion of the publications made within the selected field of study as well as the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for including best researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scientists estimated for each scientific field whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of best scientists are added into the list. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification rules
Since our primary goal is to guarantee that only credible researchers are included in Research.com ranking we realize that metrics are never meant to be a full measure to evaluate the work of scientists. For that reason we manually verify every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of reliable sources. Although it’s not a factor impacting a scholar’s position in our ranking, the amount of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should form a valuable secondary signal of their contribution to research in a given field of study. Position in the ranking is determined by every researcher’s D-index with the help of information gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-established bibliometric databases of this kind available to the research community. A detailed explanation of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
Our goal is to inspire researchers, businessmen and politicians around the world to explore where leading experts are heading and to offer a way for the entire research community to discover who the leading experts in specific disciplines, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Materials Science
With 362 scholars United Kingdom ranks in spot 6 in the world.
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of leading scholars in United Kingdom is University of Cambridge with 50 scientists affiliated with it being present in the Materials Science ranking. It is followed by University of Southampton with 35 researchers. Ranking thirds is University of Oxford with 35 researchers.
Prominent scientists present in United Kingdom are associated with University of Cambridge, University of Southampton, University of Oxford, Imperial College London, University of Sheffield, University of Bristol, University of Manchester, University of St Andrews, Queen Mary University of London, University of Liverpool.
Professor Richard H. Friend from University of Cambridge is listed as the best scientist in United Kingdom in our ranking with a D-index of 187. Ranking second in United Kingdom is Terence G. Langdon from University of Southampton with a D-index of 150. The third position in United Kingdom is occupied by Henry J. Snaith from University of Oxford with a D-index of 142.
The average D-index for the top 1% scientists is 154 against an average of 60 for all 362 scientists included in Research.com ranking.
The average number of published articles in the field of Materials Science for the top 10% of scholars in the ranking is 486 in comparison to an average of 231 for all 362 scientists.
The average number of citations for the top 10% researchers is 58989 against an average of 17931 for all 362 scientists.