The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scholars in the
arena of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering relies os data
combined from multiple data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for estimating the citation-based metrics were
gathered on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a
scientist's D-index (Discipline H-index), which
takes into account only publications and citation
metrics for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering research
Our best scientists ranking is a credible account of leading researchers from the discipline of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, established by means of a meticulous study of 166,880 scientists discovered from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the area of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, over 5741 scientists were examined.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
The D-index threshold for approving a researcher to be considered is placed at 30 if most of their publications are in the field of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. The acceptance requirements for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, ratio of the publications made within the specific area plus the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for including leading researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scientists assessed for each scientific field whilst making sure that the top 1% of best scientists are added into the list. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification rules
As our main mission is to ensure that only genuine researchers are included in the ranking we realize that metrics are never meant to be an absolute measure to evaluate the work of researchers. This is why we manually inspect every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of reliable sources. While it’s not a metric contributing to a researcher’s position in the ranking, the amount of papers published in major journals and conference proceedings should form a credible secondary indication of their contribution to research in a specific discipline. Position in the ranking is established using every researcher’s D-index using data collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-known bibliometric databases of this type available to the scientific community. A detailed definition of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.
Our goal is to motivate scholars, entrepreneurs and administrative bodies worldwide to investigate where top experts are heading and to offer an opportunity for the whole research community to find out who the leading experts in specific areas of study, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
With 23 scientists Switzerland ranks in spot 15 globally.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the institution with the highest number of leading scientists in Switzerland is ETH Zurich with 15 scientists affiliated with it being listed in Research.com Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering ranking. It is followed by ETH Zurich with 6 researchers. Ranking thirds is ETH Zurich with 1 scholars.
Prominent scientists present in Switzerland are affiliated with ETH Zurich, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Idiap Research Institute, Paul Scherrer Institute.
Professor Roland Siegwart from ETH Zurich is highlighted as the best researcher in Switzerland in our ranking with a D-index of 106. Ranking on the second place in Switzerland is Aldo Steinfeld from ETH Zurich with a D-index of 90. The third position in Switzerland is occupied by Dimos Poulikakos from ETH Zurich with a D-index of 86.
The average D-index for the top 5% researchers is 106 in comparison to an average of 50 for all 23 researchers featured in Research.com ranking.
The average number of published articles within the discipline of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering for the top 1% of researchers in the ranking is 280 in comparison to an average of 280 for all 23 researchers.
The average number of citations for the top 3% researchers is 48038 against an average of 11985 for all 23 scientists.