The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best researchers in the
discipline of Materials Science is based on data
consolidated from multiple data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for evaluating the citation-based metrics were
gathered 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 data for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Materials Science research
Research.com’s best scientists ranking is a reliable account of leading researchers from the area of Materials Science, created using a meticulous analysis of 166,880 scholars identified from various bibliometric data sources. For the area of Materials Science, more than 17130 researchers were investigated.
What is D-index acceptance threshold for Materials Science
The D-index threshold for including a scientist to be considered is placed at 40 if the majority of of their publications are in the area of Materials Science. The approval factors for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, ratio of the contributions made within the selected discipline plus the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for listing top scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of researchers projected for each area od study whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of leading scholars are considered into the ranking. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification methods
Since our leading mission is to guarantee that only actual scientists are mentioned in our ranking we believe that metrics are never supposed to be an absolute tool to quantify the work of researchers. For that reason we manually inspect every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of trustworthy sources. Although it’s not a element impacting a scientist’s position in Research.com ranking, the quantity of papers published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should form a reliable secondary signal of their contribution to research in a given field of study. Position in the ranking is based on every scientist’s D-index with the help of data compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-known bibliometric databases of this type available to the research community. A detailed definition of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
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Key findings for Materials Science
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of leading scholars in the world is Chinese Academy of Sciences with 323 researchers affiliated with it being features in our Materials Science ranking. It is followed by Tsinghua University with 103 scholars. Ranking thirds is Zhejiang University with 86 researchers.
Prominent scholars featured in the world are representing Max Planck Society, Carnegie Mellon University, Wuhan University of Technology, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, University of California, Santa Barbara, Tufts University, Fudan University, University of California, San Diego, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Harvard University.
Professor Zhong Lin Wang from Georgia Institute of Technology is listed as the best scholar in the world in our ranking with a D-index of 283. Ranking on spot no. 2 in the world is Michael Grätzel from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne with a D-index of 279. The third position in the world is occupied by Robert Langer from MIT with a D-index of 273.
The average D-index for the top 3% scholars is 140 in comparison to an average of 62 for all scientists featured in the ranking.
The average number of published papers in the field of Materials Science for the top 3% of scholars in the ranking is 845 in comparison to an average of 297 for all scientists.
The average number of citations for the top 5% scholars is 72876 against an average of 17298 for all researchers.