The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scientists in the
arena of Materials Science was created using data
combined 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
takes into account only papers and citation
metrics for an examined discipline.
The range of our Materials Science research
Research.com’s best scientists ranking is a trustworthy list of leading scientists from the discipline of Materials Science, established by means of a detailed examination of 166,880 scientists discovered from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the field of Materials Science, more than 17130 scientists were examined.
What is D-index approval threshold for Materials Science
The D-index threshold for including a researcher to be examined is placed at 40 if most of their publications are in the discipline of Materials Science. The inclusion requirements for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the specific area plus the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for including leading researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scientists estimated for each area od study whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of leading scientists are added into the list. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification rules
As our leading aim is to ensure that only genuine scientists are mentioned in the ranking we realize that raw data are never supposed to be an absolute means to evaluate the work of scientists. For that reason we manually verify every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of reliable sources. Although it’s not a factor contributing to a scientist’s position in our ranking, the amount of papers published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should form a reliable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a specific area of science. Position in the ranking is determined by each scientist’s D-index using metrics compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-established bibliometric databases of this type open to the research community. A comprehensive definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
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Key findings for Materials Science
With 47 researchers Saudi Arabia ranks in spot 25 in the world.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the institution with the highest number of leading scientists in Saudi Arabia is King Abdullah University of Science and Technology with 24 scholars affiliated with it being features in Research.com Materials Science ranking. It is followed by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology with 6 researchers. Ranking thirds is King Abdullah University of Science and Technology with 6 researchers.
Prominent researchers featured in Saudi Arabia are affiliated with King Abdulaziz University, Najran University, King Saud University, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, King Khalid University.
Professor Abdullah M. Asiri from King Abdulaziz University is featured as the best scientist in Saudi Arabia in our ranking with a D-index of 142. Ranking on spot no. 2 in Saudi Arabia is Donal D. C. Bradley from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology with a D-index of 132. The third position in Saudi Arabia is taken by Husam N. Alshareef from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology with a D-index of 107.
The average D-index for the top 10% scientists is 113 in comparison to an average of 65 for all 47 scholars listed in the ranking.
The average number of published articles within the discipline of Materials Science for the top 1% of researchers in the ranking is 344 in comparison to an average of 344 for all 47 scholars.
The average number of citations for the top 3% researchers is 91610 against an average of 18912 for all 47 scholars.