The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of the best scientists in the
arena of Materials Science was created using data
combined from various 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
takes into account only papers and citation
values for an examined discipline.
The scope of our Materials Science research
Research.com’s best scholars ranking is a trustworthy lineup of leading researchers from the field of Materials Science, established by means of a thorough study of 166,880 scientists discovered from various bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Materials Science, more than 11166 researchers were analysed.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Materials Science
The D-index threshold for including a scholar to be considered is set to 40 if the majority of of their publications are in the area of Materials Science. The approval criteria for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the selected field of study plus the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for considering leading scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of researchers assessed for each area od study whilst ensuring that the top 1% of leading scientists are added into the ranking. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Extra verification methods
Since our main goal is to ensure that only genuine scientists are listed in our ranking we believe that numbers are never meant to be a full means to quantify the output of scholars. For that reason we manually check every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of reliable sources. Even though it’s not a element contributing to a researcher’s position in the ranking, the amount of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should form a reliable secondary signal of their contribution to research in a selected area of science. Position in the ranking is based on every scholar’s D-index using metrics gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind available to the scientific community. A thorough explanation of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
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Key findings for Materials Science
With 105 scholars Sweden ranks in spot 16 globally.
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of leading scientists in Sweden is Linköping University with 26 researchers affiliated with it being features in the Materials Science ranking. It is followed by Lund University with 23 scholars. Ranking thirds is Linköping University with 17 researchers.
Prominent scholars featured in Sweden are affiliated with Uppsala University, Stockholm University, University of Gothenburg, Royal Institute of Technology, Jönköping University, Chalmers University of Technology, Lund University, Luleå University of Technology, Umeå University, Linköping University.
Professor Olle Inganäs from Linköping University is featured as the best scholar in Sweden in our ranking with a D-index of 122. Ranking on spot no. 2 in Sweden is Lars Samuelson from Lund University with a D-index of 106. The third position in Sweden is taken by Lars Hultman from Linköping University with a D-index of 100.
The average D-index for the top 5% researchers is 101 in comparison to an average of 57 for all 105 researchers listed in our ranking.
The average number of publications within the field of Materials Science for the top 5% of researchers in the ranking is 691 against an average of 239 for all 105 scientists.
The average number of citations for the top 10% scholars is 36384 against an average of 13601 for all 105 scientists.