The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best researchers in the
arena of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering relies os data
consolidated from a wide range of data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for devising 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
metrics for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering research
Our best scientists ranking is a trustworthy list of leading researchers from the area of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, created using a meticulous analysis of 166,880 researchers discovered from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the area of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, as many as 5741 researchers were investigated.
What is D-index approval threshold for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
The D-index threshold for approving a scholar to be evaluated is placed at 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the discipline of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. The approval criteria for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, proportion of the publications made within the given discipline as well as the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for including leading scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scientists projected for each area od study whilst making sure that the top 1% of leading scholars are added into the list. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.
Extra verification practices
Since our primary mission is to guarantee that only credible scientists are included in the ranking we believe that raw data are never meant to be an absolute measure to evaluate the output of researchers. This is why we manually check each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. Even though it’s not a element impacting a scientist’s position in our ranking, the amount of papers published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a credible secondary indication of their contribution to research in a given field of study. Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index according to metrics compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-established bibliometric databases of this kind open to the research community. A detailed overview of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
Our aim is to inspire scientists, businessmen and decision-makers worldwide to investigate where leading experts are heading and to give a way for the entire scientific 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 160 researchers China ranks in spot 3 in the world.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the institution with the highest number of leading researchers in China is Tsinghua University with 12 researchers affiliated with it being present in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering ranking. It is followed by Xi'an Jiaotong University with 11 scholars. Ranking thirds is Southern University of Science and Technology with 9 researchers.
Prominent scholars present in China are associated with City University of Hong Kong, Tongji University, Southern University of Science and Technology, Shantou University, Wuhan Institute of Technology, Naval University of Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, University of Hong Kong, Tianjin University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
Professor Wei Shyy from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is featured as the best scholar in China in our ranking with a D-index of 87. Ranking second in China is Wen-Quan Tao from Xi'an Jiaotong University with a D-index of 86. The third spot in China is taken by Shiyi Chen from Southern University of Science and Technology with a D-index of 82.
The average D-index for the top 3% scientists is 83 in comparison to an average of 46 for all 160 researchers included in Research.com ranking.
The average number of published articles within the discipline of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering for the top 3% of scientists in the ranking is 541 against an average of 264 for all 160 researchers.
The average number of citations for the top 10% scholars is 21817 against an average of 8637 for all 160 scientists.