The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best researchers in the
arena of Materials Science is based on 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 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a
researcher’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
includes exclusively papers and citation
values for an examined discipline.
The range of our Materials Science research
Our best researchers ranking is a trustworthy account of leading scholars from the discipline of Materials Science, established by means of a thorough analysis of 166,880 researchers determined from various bibliometric data sources. For the field of Materials Science, over 17130 scholars were investigated.
What is D-index approval threshold for Materials Science
The D-index threshold for including a scientist to be examined is set to 40 if the majority of of their publications are in the field of Materials Science. The approval criteria for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, ratio of the contributions made within the specific area plus the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for listing best researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scientists assessed for each scientific field whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of leading scholars are considered into the ranking. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification rules
Since our leading aim is to guarantee that only genuine scholars are listed in our ranking we are aware that raw data are never meant to be an absolute means to assess the output of scholars. This is why we manually inspect every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of credible sources. While it’s not a metric contributing to a scientist’s position in Research.com ranking, the quantity of papers published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should constitute a credible secondary implication of their contribution to research in a selected area of science. Position in the ranking is established using each researcher’s D-index with the help of metrics collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-established bibliometric databases of this kind accessible to the scientific community. A detailed explanation of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
Our objective is to inspire researchers, companies and politicians worldwide to explore where leading experts are heading and to offer an opportunity for the entire research community to find out who the leading experts in specific disciplines, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Materials Science
With 27 scholars Malaysia ranks in spot 31 globally.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top scholars in Malaysia is University of Malaya with 7 researchers affiliated with it being present in Research.com Materials Science ranking. It is followed by Universiti Putra Malaysia with 7 researchers. Ranking thirds is Universiti Sains Malaysia with 5 scholars.
Prominent researchers present in Malaysia are affiliated with Universiti Putra Malaysia, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Xiamen University Malaysia, University of Technology Malaysia, University of Malaya.
Professor Ahmad Fauzi Ismail from University of Technology Malaysia is listed as the best scholar in Malaysia in our ranking with a D-index of 108. Ranking second in Malaysia is S.M. Sapuan from Universiti Putra Malaysia with a D-index of 91. The third place in Malaysia is occupied by Abdul Rahman Mohamed from Universiti Sains Malaysia with a D-index of 83.
The average D-index for the top 10% scientists is 94 against an average of 60 for all 27 scholars featured in our ranking.
The average number of published papers within the field of Materials Science for the top 3% of researchers in the ranking is 1303 in comparison to an average of 343 for all 27 researchers.
The average number of citations for the top 3% scholars is 48004 against an average of 13876 for all 27 scholars.