The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scientists in the
discipline of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is based on data
derived 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
scholar’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
Research.com’s best researchers ranking is a trustworthy lineup of leading scientists from the discipline of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, created using a thorough study of 166,880 scientists identified from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, over 5741 scientists were examined.
What is D-index approval threshold for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
The D-index threshold for accepting a researcher to be examined is placed at 30 if most of their publications are in the field of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. The approval factors for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, ratio of the contributions made within the selected area plus the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for including best scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of researchers projected for each discipline whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of leading researchers are considered into the list. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification methods
Because our main goal is to make sure that only credible scholars are mentioned in our ranking we realize that metrics are never meant to be a complete tool to assess the work of researchers. This is why we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of trustworthy sources. While it’s not a metric defining a scholar’s position in Research.com ranking, the number of documents published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should form a credible 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 according to metrics collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-known bibliometric databases of this type accessible to the scientific community. A thorough explanation of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
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Key findings for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
With 64 scholars Germany ranks in spot 7 globally.
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top scholars in Germany is RWTH Aachen University with 7 scientists affiliated with it being present in Research.com Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering ranking. It is followed by RWTH Aachen University with 7 scientists. Ranking thirds is University of Hannover with 7 researchers.
Prominent scholars present in Germany are associated with Bauhaus University, Weimar, RWTH Aachen University, University of Hannover, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, FMP Technology (Germany), Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Technical University of Berlin, Technical University of Munich, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf.
Professor Timon Rabczuk from Bauhaus University, Weimar is highlighted as the best scholar in Germany in our ranking with a D-index of 111. Ranking on the second place in Germany is Heinz Pitsch from RWTH Aachen University with a D-index of 82. The third place in Germany is occupied by Peter Wriggers from University of Hannover with a D-index of 80.
The average D-index for the top 3% scientists is 96 against an average of 46 for all 64 researchers included in our ranking.
The average number of publications in the field of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering for the top 3% of scholars in the ranking is 606 in comparison to an average of 308 for all 64 researchers.
The average number of citations for the top 10% scholars is 27587 against an average of 9947 for all 64 researchers.