The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scientists in the
discipline of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is based on data
combined from various 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
scholar’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
only includes papers and citation
values for an examined discipline.
The range of our Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering research
Our best scholars ranking is a reliable lineup of leading scientists from the area of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, established by means of a detailed study of 166,880 scientists identified from various bibliometric data sources. For the field of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, as many as 5741 scholars were analysed.
What is D-index approval threshold for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
The D-index threshold for including a researcher to be considered is placed at 30 if most of their publications are in the area of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. The approval requirements for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, ratio of the publications made within the given field of study in addition to the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for including top researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scientists assessed for each scientific field whilst ensuring that the top 1% of leading scientists are added into the ranking. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification rules
Since our leading aim is to make sure that only genuine researchers are included in the ranking we realize that metrics are never supposed to be an absolute tool to assess the work of scientists. Because of that we manually check each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of credible sources. Although it’s not a metric contributing to a scientist’s position in the ranking, the quantity of papers published in major journals and conference proceedings should form a reliable secondary signal of their contribution to research in a selected discipline. Position in the ranking is determined by each scholar’s D-index according to metrics compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind available to the research community. A comprehensive explanation of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
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Key findings for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
With 161 scientists United Kingdom ranks in spot 2 in the world.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading researchers in United Kingdom is University of Cambridge with 23 researchers affiliated with it being present in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering ranking. It is followed by Swansea University with 23 researchers. Ranking thirds is University of Leeds with 9 scientists.
Prominent researchers listed in United Kingdom are affiliated with Swansea University, University of Leeds, University of Manchester, University of Bristol, University of Glasgow, University of Sheffield, University of Salford, King's College London, University of Nottingham, Imperial College London.
Professor Norman A. Fleck from University of Cambridge is featured as the best scholar in United Kingdom in our ranking with a D-index of 114. Ranking on spot no. 2 in United Kingdom is Michael I. Friswell from Swansea University with a D-index of 87. The third spot in United Kingdom is occupied by Duncan Dowson from University of Leeds with a D-index of 81.
The average D-index for the top 1% scholars is 100 in comparison to an average of 44 for all 161 researchers featured in the ranking.
The average number of published articles in the discipline of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering for the top 10% of scientists in the ranking is 365 against an average of 228 for all 161 researchers.
The average number of citations for the top 1% researchers is 44295 against an average of 9720 for all 161 researchers.