Best Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Scientists in Belgium

The 2nd edition of ranking of the best scientists in the discipline of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering relies os data combined from a wide range of data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for devising the citation-based metrics were collected on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a scientist's D-index (Discipline H-index), which only includes papers and citation metrics for an examined discipline.
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The scope of our Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering research’s best scholars ranking is a reliable list of leading researchers from the field of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, based on a thorough examination of 166,880 scholars discovered from various bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, over 5741 researchers were analysed.

What is D-index approval threshold for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
The D-index threshold for approving a researcher to be examined is set to 30 if most of their publications are in the field of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. The inclusion criteria for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, proportion of the publications made within the selected discipline as well as the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for listing best scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scientists assessed for each area od study whilst making sure that the top 1% of best scientists are considered into the list. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.

Additional verification rules
Since our leading aim is to make sure that only actual scholars are mentioned in ranking we realize that numbers are never meant to be a complete measure to evaluate the contributions of scholars. Because of that we manually inspect each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of trustworthy sources. Although it’s not a factor impacting a researcher’s position in ranking, the number of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should form a valuable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a specific field of study. Position in the ranking is determined by every scientist’s D-index using information compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-known bibliometric databases of this type open to the scientific community. A detailed overview of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.

Our mission
Our goal is to inspire scientists, businessmen and decision-makers worldwide to investigate where top experts are heading and to provide a way for the whole research community to find out who the leading experts in specific disciplines, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
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Key findings for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
With 19 scholars Belgium ranks in spot 18 in the world.

As far as institutions are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading scholars in Belgium is KU Leuven with 10 scientists affiliated with it being present in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering ranking. It is followed by KU Leuven with 2 researchers. Ranking thirds is Ghent University with 2 scientists.

Prominent researchers featured in Belgium are associated with Ghent University, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, University of Liège, KU Leuven, Université Catholique de Louvain, Université Libre de Bruxelles.

Professor Jean-Pierre Kruth from KU Leuven is highlighted as the best scientist in Belgium in our ranking with a D-index of 85. Ranking second in Belgium is G. De Roeck from KU Leuven with a D-index of 64. The third position in Belgium is taken by Magd Abdel Wahab from Ghent University with a D-index of 56.

The average D-index for the top 1% scholars is 47 in comparison to an average of 47 for all 19 researchers featured in ranking.

The average number of publications in the discipline of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering for the top 1% of researchers in the ranking is 380 in comparison to an average of 380 for all 19 researchers.

The average number of citations for the top 1% scholars is 10603 against an average of 10603 for all 19 scientists.

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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.
70 World 1 National D-index 85 Citations 40,010 433
282 World 2 National D-index 64 Citations 17,241 481
491 World 3 National D-index 56 Citations 8,429 401
505 World 4 National D-index 55 Citations 11,339 432
530 World 5 National D-index 54 Citations 13,226 392
573 World 6 National D-index 53 Citations 9,185 1,064
595 World 7 National D-index 52 Citations 11,365 366
597 World 8 National D-index 52 Citations 10,936 533
709 World 9 National D-index 49 Citations 7,461 91
765 World 10 National D-index 47 Citations 6,879 497
825 World 11 National D-index 45 Citations 7,712 341
1077 World 12 National D-index 40 Citations 7,473 262
1149 World 13 National D-index 39 Citations 8,703 249
1255 World 14 National D-index 38 Citations 5,850 397
1386 World 15 National D-index 36 Citations 7,090 475
1479 World 16 National D-index 35 Citations 8,016 268
1745 World 17 National D-index 33 Citations 4,577 216
1798 World 18 National D-index 32 Citations 9,903 188
1806 World 19 National D-index 32 Citations 6,066 152

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