Best Materials Science Scientists in United States

The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of top Materials Science scientists is based on data collected from Microsoft Academic Graph on December 6th, 2021. Position in the ranking is based on a scientist's D-index (Discipline H-index), which only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline. Show more

Our best scientists ranking is a reliable list of leading scientists from the area of Materials Science, based on a meticulous examination of 166,880 scientists on Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Materials Science, over 11,166 profiles were examined.

The D-index threshold for approving a scholar to be considered is set to 40 if most of their publications are in the field of Materials Science. The inclusion criteria for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the given discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for listing top scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers estimated for each discipline whilst ensuring that the top 1% of leading scientists are considered into the ranking. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist's general H-index and their D-index.

Because the main goal is to ensure that only genuine researchers are included in the ranking we believe that numbers are never meant to be an absolute measure to quantify the contributions of scientists. This is why we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. Even though it’s not a metric defining a scientist’s position in the ranking, the amount of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a reliable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a given discipline. Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index using data compiled from Microsoft Graph, which is the most prominent and well-established bibliometric database of this type available to the scientific community. A detailed definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page .

Our aim is to inspire scholars, entrepreneurs, and decision-makers worldwide to explore where leading experts are heading and to provide an opportunity for the entire scientific community to discover who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.

World
National
Scholar
D-Index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines.
Citations
Publications
1 World 1 National Zhong Lin Wang

Zhong Lin Wang

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 299 Citations 391,479 2,975
2 World 2 National Yi Cui

Yi Cui

Stanford University, United States
D-index 261 Citations 286,676 1,061
4 World 3 National Robert Langer

Robert Langer

MIT, United States
D-index 240 Citations 218,081 995
5 World 4 National Younan Xia

Younan Xia

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 234 Citations 222,424 968
6 World 5 National George M. Whitesides

George M. Whitesides

Harvard University, United States
D-index 225 Citations 227,714 894
8 World 6 National Peidong Yang

Peidong Yang

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 201 Citations 202,943 497
9 World 7 National Pulickel M. Ajayan

Pulickel M. Ajayan

Rice University, United States
D-index 195 Citations 166,285 1,083
11 World 8 National Hongjie Dai

Hongjie Dai

Stanford University, United States
D-index 193 Citations 201,515 408
13 World 9 National Krzysztof Matyjaszewski

Krzysztof Matyjaszewski

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 191 Citations 136,401 1,175
16 World 10 National John A. Rogers

John A. Rogers

Northwestern University, United States
D-index 185 Citations 132,906 962
17 World 11 National Yury Gogotsi

Yury Gogotsi

Drexel University, United States
D-index 185 Citations 161,224 859
18 World 12 National Ali Khademhosseini

Ali Khademhosseini

Terasaki Foundation, United States
D-index 182 Citations 116,880 807
19 World 13 National Jean M. J. Fréchet

Jean M. J. Fréchet

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 181 Citations 119,116 624
20 World 14 National Alan J. Heeger

Alan J. Heeger

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
D-index 179 Citations 181,751 703
21 World 15 National Zhenan Bao

Zhenan Bao

Stanford University, United States
D-index 178 Citations 120,257 716
26 World 16 National Charles M. Lieber

Charles M. Lieber

Harvard University, United States
D-index 170 Citations 167,615 385
27 World 17 National Alex Zettl

Alex Zettl

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 170 Citations 127,668 738
30 World 18 National Chad A. Mirkin

Chad A. Mirkin

Northwestern University, United States
D-index 165 Citations 142,526 691
34 World 19 National David A. Weitz

David A. Weitz

Harvard University, United States
D-index 162 Citations 89,752 648
35 World 20 National A. Paul Alivisatos

A. Paul Alivisatos

University of Chicago, United States
D-index 162 Citations 135,622 459
36 World 21 National Thomas P. Russell

Thomas P. Russell

University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States
D-index 162 Citations 102,734 1,088
38 World 22 National David L. Kaplan

David L. Kaplan

Tufts University, United States
D-index 161 Citations 109,357 943
39 World 23 National Joseph Wang

Joseph Wang

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 161 Citations 92,417 764
40 World 24 National Stephen R. Forrest

Stephen R. Forrest

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 160 Citations 134,634 750
42 World 25 National Tobin J. Marks

Tobin J. Marks

Northwestern University, United States
D-index 157 Citations 101,648 986
46 World 26 National James M. Tour

James M. Tour

Rice University, United States
D-index 155 Citations 111,765 640
47 World 27 National Moungi G. Bawendi

Moungi G. Bawendi

MIT, United States
D-index 154 Citations 119,809 436
51 World 28 National Anthony G. Evans

Anthony G. Evans

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
D-index 151 Citations 89,789 512
52 World 29 National Jean-Luc Brédas

Jean-Luc Brédas

University of Arizona, United States
D-index 150 Citations 100,038 855
54 World 30 National Robert O. Ritchie

Robert O. Ritchie

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 147 Citations 81,534 695
55 World 31 National Richard E. Smalley

Richard E. Smalley

Rice University, United States
D-index 146 Citations 118,972 304
56 World 32 National Galen D. Stucky

Galen D. Stucky

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
D-index 146 Citations 105,160 518
59 World 33 National Craig J. Hawker

Craig J. Hawker

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
D-index 146 Citations 81,997 594
60 World 34 National Naomi J. Halas

Naomi J. Halas

Rice University, United States
D-index 146 Citations 94,199 348
61 World 35 National Mildred S. Dresselhaus

Mildred S. Dresselhaus

MIT, United States
D-index 146 Citations 142,069 589
63 World 36 National Ramamoorthy Ramesh

Ramamoorthy Ramesh

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 145 Citations 87,912 563
67 World 37 National John B. Goodenough

John B. Goodenough

The University of Texas at Austin, United States
D-index 142 Citations 106,858 615
69 World 38 National John W. Hutchinson

John W. Hutchinson

Harvard University, United States
D-index 142 Citations 92,530 355
71 World 39 National Prashant V. Kamat

Prashant V. Kamat

University of Notre Dame, United States
D-index 141 Citations 83,185 400
74 World 40 National Nicholas A. Peppas

Nicholas A. Peppas

The University of Texas at Austin, United States
D-index 139 Citations 94,662 569
76 World 41 National Mauricio Terrones

Mauricio Terrones

Pennsylvania State University, United States
D-index 139 Citations 82,370 774
82 World 42 National Steven P. DenBaars

Steven P. DenBaars

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
D-index 138 Citations 72,183 1,119
83 World 43 National Gerbrand Ceder

Gerbrand Ceder

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 137 Citations 75,237 532
84 World 44 National Jun Liu

Jun Liu

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, United States
D-index 137 Citations 84,007 502
85 World 45 National Ali Javey

Ali Javey

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 137 Citations 77,054 454
87 World 46 National Arumugam Manthiram

Arumugam Manthiram

The University of Texas at Austin, United States
D-index 137 Citations 70,078 769
89 World 47 National Kristi S. Anseth

Kristi S. Anseth

University of Colorado Boulder, United States
D-index 136 Citations 67,432 364
90 World 48 National Zhanhu Guo

Zhanhu Guo

University of Tennessee at Knoxville, United States
D-index 136 Citations 56,664 779
92 World 49 National James S. Speck

James S. Speck

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
D-index 136 Citations 69,330 1,128
95 World 50 National Yonggang Huang

Yonggang Huang

Northwestern University, United States
D-index 135 Citations 68,675 610
96 World 51 National Peter Nordlander

Peter Nordlander

Rice University, United States
D-index 135 Citations 76,127 333
98 World 52 National Zhigang Suo

Zhigang Suo

Harvard University, United States
D-index 135 Citations 63,855 456
101 World 53 National Phaedon Avouris

Phaedon Avouris

IBM (United States), United States
D-index 134 Citations 87,377 365
102 World 54 National Donald R Paul

Donald R Paul

The University of Texas at Austin, United States
D-index 134 Citations 72,852 660
105 World 55 National Nicholas A. Kotov

Nicholas A. Kotov

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 134 Citations 63,374 454
106 World 56 National Antonios G. Mikos

Antonios G. Mikos

Rice University, United States
D-index 133 Citations 63,178 409
110 World 57 National Liangbing Hu

Liangbing Hu

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
D-index 133 Citations 68,117 444
111 World 58 National Ching-Ping Wong

Ching-Ping Wong

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 133 Citations 64,897 1,213
113 World 59 National George C. Schatz

George C. Schatz

Northwestern University, United States
D-index 132 Citations 86,238 585
114 World 60 National Guillermo C. Bazan

Guillermo C. Bazan

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
D-index 132 Citations 64,142 562
115 World 61 National Paras N. Prasad

Paras N. Prasad

University at Buffalo, State University of New York, United States
D-index 132 Citations 68,630 717
117 World 62 National Meilin Liu

Meilin Liu

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 132 Citations 63,602 717
118 World 63 National Sokrates T. Pantelides

Sokrates T. Pantelides

Vanderbilt University, United States
D-index 132 Citations 63,518 864
122 World 64 National Shouheng Sun

Shouheng Sun

Brown University, United States
D-index 131 Citations 69,235 306
125 World 65 National Bharat Bhushan

Bharat Bhushan

The Ohio State University, United States
D-index 130 Citations 77,888 898
128 World 66 National Jing Kong

Jing Kong

MIT, United States
D-index 130 Citations 81,945 440
136 World 67 National Mingwei Chen

Mingwei Chen

Johns Hopkins University, United States
D-index 128 Citations 69,461 595
141 World 68 National Khalil Amine

Khalil Amine

Argonne National Laboratory, United States
D-index 127 Citations 59,164 692
144 World 69 National Mostafa A. El-Sayed

Mostafa A. El-Sayed

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 126 Citations 125,004 400
145 World 70 National Harry A. Atwater

Harry A. Atwater

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 126 Citations 73,996 691
146 World 71 National Yuehe Lin

Yuehe Lin

Washington State University, United States
D-index 125 Citations 61,104 469
147 World 72 National Tony F. Heinz

Tony F. Heinz

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, United States
D-index 125 Citations 85,178 330
148 World 73 National James Hone

James Hone

Columbia University, United States
D-index 125 Citations 140,022 453
154 World 74 National Leonard Forbes

Leonard Forbes

Micron (United States), United States
D-index 124 Citations 37,115 327
155 World 75 National Guozhong Cao

Guozhong Cao

University of Washington, United States
D-index 124 Citations 63,421 721
156 World 76 National Mark E. Thompson

Mark E. Thompson

University of Southern California, United States
D-index 123 Citations 80,143 339
157 World 77 National Jacob N. Israelachvili

Jacob N. Israelachvili

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
D-index 123 Citations 102,623 375
158 World 78 National Chenming Hu

Chenming Hu

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 123 Citations 55,432 854
164 World 79 National Xiangfeng Duan

Xiangfeng Duan

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
D-index 123 Citations 75,459 382
173 World 80 National Zhifeng Ren

Zhifeng Ren

University of Houston, United States
D-index 122 Citations 74,455 573
175 World 81 National Michael D. McGehee

Michael D. McGehee

University of Colorado Boulder, United States
D-index 122 Citations 59,859 295
176 World 82 National Michael F. Toney

Michael F. Toney

University of Colorado Boulder, United States
D-index 122 Citations 59,027 594
181 World 83 National Benjamin S. Hsiao

Benjamin S. Hsiao

Stony Brook University, United States
D-index 121 Citations 50,752 548
182 World 84 National Frank S. Bates

Frank S. Bates

University of Minnesota, United States
D-index 120 Citations 60,767 482
186 World 85 National Jinsong Huang

Jinsong Huang

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
D-index 120 Citations 58,993 293
188 World 86 National Mark A. Ratner

Mark A. Ratner

Northwestern University, United States
D-index 119 Citations 55,928 503
192 World 87 National Ray H. Baughman

Ray H. Baughman

The University of Texas at Dallas, United States
D-index 119 Citations 76,624 502
197 World 88 National Stephen J. Pearton

Stephen J. Pearton

University of Florida, United States
D-index 118 Citations 67,714 1,527
199 World 89 National Ju Li

Ju Li

MIT, United States
D-index 118 Citations 54,399 530
200 World 90 National Yadong Yin

Yadong Yin

University of California, Riverside, United States
D-index 118 Citations 71,294 382
201 World 91 National Michel W. Barsoum

Michel W. Barsoum

Drexel University, United States
D-index 118 Citations 67,722 476
202 World 92 National Edwin L. Thomas

Edwin L. Thomas

Rice University, United States
D-index 118 Citations 50,895 529
206 World 93 National Michael Shur

Michael Shur

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, United States
D-index 117 Citations 53,315 1,133
207 World 94 National Surendra P. Shah

Surendra P. Shah

The University of Texas at Arlington, United States
D-index 117 Citations 43,354 608
210 World 95 National John D. Joannopoulos

John D. Joannopoulos

MIT, United States
D-index 116 Citations 55,308 491
213 World 96 National Dmitri V. Talapin

Dmitri V. Talapin

University of Chicago, United States
D-index 116 Citations 61,614 333
217 World 97 National Long Qing Chen

Long Qing Chen

Pennsylvania State University, United States
D-index 115 Citations 54,806 743
225 World 98 National Philip Kim

Philip Kim

Harvard University, United States
D-index 114 Citations 124,647 301
226 World 99 National Antonio Facchetti

Antonio Facchetti

Northwestern University, United States
D-index 114 Citations 56,632 493
230 World 100 National Jun Lu

Jun Lu

Yale University, United States
D-index 113 Citations 48,404 800

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