The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of the best scholars in the
field of Materials Science relies os data
consolidated from a wide range of data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for estimating the citation-based metrics were
acquired on 06-12-2021. Position in the ranking is based on a
scholar’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
only includes papers and citation
metrics for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Materials Science research
Our best researchers ranking is a reliable account of leading researchers from the area of Materials Science, based on a meticulous study of 166,880 scientists identified from various bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Materials Science, more than 11166 scholars were examined.
What is D-index approval threshold for Materials Science
The D-index threshold for accepting a scientist to be considered is set to 40 if most of their publications are in the area of Materials Science. The acceptance criteria for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, proportion of the publications made within the selected area in addition to the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for listing top researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scholars projected for each area od study whilst ensuring that the top 1% of best scientists are incorporated into the ranking. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Extra verification rules
Since our leading mission is to ensure that only genuine researchers are included in Research.com ranking we are aware that raw data are never meant to be a full measure to assess the output of scientists. Because of that we manually check each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of trustworthy sources. Although it’s not a metric contributing to a scientist’s position in Research.com ranking, the quantity of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should be a credible secondary implication of their contribution to research in a specific discipline. Position in the ranking is determined by each scholar’s D-index with the help of metrics compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind available to the research community. A thorough explanation of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
Our goal is to inspire scientists, businessmen and decision-makers around the world to investigate where prominent experts are heading and to provide a way for the entire scientific community to find out who the leading experts in specific disciplines, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Materials Science
With 25 scientists Ireland ranks in spot 28 globally.
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of leading scientists in Ireland is Trinity College Dublin with 12 researchers affiliated with it being present in the Materials Science ranking. It is followed by Trinity College Dublin with 4 researchers. Ranking thirds is University College Cork with 3 scientists.
Prominent scholars ranking in Ireland are associated with Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork, University College Dublin, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin City University, Technological University Dublin, University of Limerick, Institute of Technology Sligo.
Professor Jonathan N. Coleman from Trinity College Dublin is featured as the best scientist in Ireland in our ranking with a D-index of 114. Ranking on the second place in Ireland is Werner J. Blau from Trinity College Dublin with a D-index of 89. The third position in Ireland is taken by Justin D. Holmes from University College Cork with a D-index of 76.
The average D-index for the top 5% scholars is 114 in comparison to an average of 58 for all 25 scientists included in our ranking.
The average number of publications in the area of Materials Science for the top 3% of scientists in the ranking is 348 against an average of 227 for all 25 scholars.
The average number of citations for the top 3% scholars is 90131 against an average of 18585 for all 25 researchers.