Best Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Scientists in United States

The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of top Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering scientists is based on data collected from Microsoft Academic Graph on December 6th, 2021. Position in the ranking is based on a scientist's D-index (Discipline H-index), which only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline. Show more

Our best scientists ranking is a reliable list of leading scientists from the area of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, based on a meticulous examination of 166,880 scientists on Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, over 3,637 profiles were examined.

The D-index threshold for approving a scholar to be considered is set to 30 if most of their publications are in the field of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. The inclusion criteria for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the given discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for listing top scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers estimated for each discipline whilst ensuring that the top 1% of leading scientists are considered into the ranking. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist's general H-index and their D-index.

Because the main goal is to ensure that only genuine researchers are included in the ranking we believe that numbers are never meant to be an absolute measure to quantify the contributions of scientists. This is why we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. Even though it’s not a metric defining a scientist’s position in the ranking, the amount of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a reliable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a given discipline. Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index using data compiled from Microsoft Graph, which is the most prominent and well-established bibliometric database of this type available to the scientific community. A detailed definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page .

Our aim is to inspire scholars, entrepreneurs, and decision-makers worldwide to explore where leading experts are heading and to provide an opportunity for the entire scientific community to discover who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.

World
National
Scholar
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.
Citations
Publications
1 World 1 National Ted Belytschko

Ted Belytschko

Northwestern University, United States
D-index 129 Citations 87,677 376
2 World 2 National John W. Hutchinson

John W. Hutchinson

Harvard University, United States
D-index 126 Citations 71,352 279
4 World 3 National Thomas J. R. Hughes

Thomas J. R. Hughes

The University of Texas at Austin, United States
D-index 120 Citations 68,871 251
5 World 4 National J. N. Reddy

J. N. Reddy

Texas A&M University, United States
D-index 113 Citations 92,862 671
7 World 5 National Gui-Rong Liu

Gui-Rong Liu

University of Cincinnati, United States
D-index 108 Citations 46,400 418
8 World 6 National Chung King Law

Chung King Law

Princeton University, United States
D-index 102 Citations 36,230 535
9 World 7 National Parviz Moin

Parviz Moin

Stanford University, United States
D-index 101 Citations 62,192 310
10 World 8 National Vijay Kumar

Vijay Kumar

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 99 Citations 38,806 450
11 World 9 National Rolf D. Reitz

Rolf D. Reitz

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
D-index 99 Citations 42,913 507
13 World 10 National Miroslav Krstic

Miroslav Krstic

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 98 Citations 46,018 623
15 World 11 National Ivo Babuška

Ivo Babuška

The University of Texas at Austin, United States
D-index 96 Citations 46,125 261
16 World 12 National Adrian Bejan

Adrian Bejan

Duke University, United States
D-index 94 Citations 73,798 493
20 World 13 National Issam Mudawar

Issam Mudawar

Purdue University West Lafayette, United States
D-index 92 Citations 24,123 247
22 World 14 National Anthony H. Heap

Anthony H. Heap

General Motors (United States), United States
D-index 88 Citations 17,906 124
23 World 15 National Tayfun E. Tezduyar

Tayfun E. Tezduyar

Rice University, United States
D-index 88 Citations 32,742 281
26 World 16 National Wing Kam Liu

Wing Kam Liu

Northwestern University, United States
D-index 87 Citations 37,230 313
27 World 17 National Daniel J. Inman

Daniel J. Inman

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 87 Citations 40,852 623
29 World 18 National Suresh V. Garimella

Suresh V. Garimella

Purdue University West Lafayette, United States
D-index 85 Citations 23,302 392
30 World 19 National Ephraim M Sparrow

Ephraim M Sparrow

University of Minnesota, United States
D-index 85 Citations 26,806 437
34 World 20 National Masayoshi Tomizuka

Masayoshi Tomizuka

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 83 Citations 31,686 750
36 World 21 National Gareth H. McKinley

Gareth H. McKinley

MIT, United States
D-index 82 Citations 26,499 224
37 World 22 National Robert J. Wood

Robert J. Wood

Harvard University, United States
D-index 82 Citations 27,097 313
38 World 23 National Alan Needleman

Alan Needleman

Texas A&M University, United States
D-index 82 Citations 39,677 232
39 World 24 National Daniel D. Joseph

Daniel D. Joseph

University of Minnesota, United States
D-index 82 Citations 26,853 300
43 World 25 National Huei Peng

Huei Peng

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 80 Citations 22,977 272
44 World 26 National Michael Ortiz

Michael Ortiz

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 79 Citations 26,771 217
45 World 27 National Kambiz Vafai

Kambiz Vafai

University of California, Riverside, United States
D-index 79 Citations 29,051 307
46 World 28 National Frederick L. Dryer

Frederick L. Dryer

University of South Carolina, United States
D-index 78 Citations 24,471 221
47 World 29 National Klaus-Jürgen Bathe

Klaus-Jürgen Bathe

MIT, United States
D-index 77 Citations 63,319 211
53 World 30 National Andrea Prosperetti

Andrea Prosperetti

University of Houston, United States
D-index 75 Citations 20,066 258
54 World 32 National Satish G. Kandlikar

Satish G. Kandlikar

Rochester Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 75 Citations 23,157 295
55 World 31 National Richard C. Chu

Richard C. Chu

IBM (United States), United States
D-index 75 Citations 12,924 195
57 World 33 National Je-Chin Han

Je-Chin Han

Texas A&M University, United States
D-index 75 Citations 21,236 314
59 World 34 National Vigor Yang

Vigor Yang

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 74 Citations 18,068 341
61 World 35 National Romesh C. Batra

Romesh C. Batra

Virginia Tech, United States
D-index 73 Citations 15,737 331
62 World 36 National Gerard M. Faeth

Gerard M. Faeth

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 73 Citations 17,318 215
65 World 37 National Kumbakonam R. Rajagopal

Kumbakonam R. Rajagopal

Texas A&M University, United States
D-index 72 Citations 18,619 400
66 World 38 National Jean-Jacques E. Slotine

Jean-Jacques E. Slotine

MIT, United States
D-index 72 Citations 60,058 193
69 World 39 National Jonathan P. How

Jonathan P. How

MIT, United States
D-index 71 Citations 18,162 292
70 World 40 National Earl H. Dowell

Earl H. Dowell

Duke University, United States
D-index 71 Citations 19,604 426
72 World 41 National Robert M. McMeeking

Robert M. McMeeking

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
D-index 70 Citations 18,614 217
73 World 42 National C.T. Sun

C.T. Sun

Purdue University West Lafayette, United States
D-index 70 Citations 15,929 226
74 World 43 National Alexander F. Vakakis

Alexander F. Vakakis

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
D-index 70 Citations 19,603 329
76 World 44 National Morton E. Gurtin

Morton E. Gurtin

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 69 Citations 31,164 153
81 World 45 National Alexander Smits

Alexander Smits

Princeton University, United States
D-index 69 Citations 14,952 303
82 World 46 National Steven Dubowsky

Steven Dubowsky

MIT, United States
D-index 69 Citations 15,338 199
83 World 47 National Michael J. Ellsworth

Michael J. Ellsworth

IBM (United States), United States
D-index 69 Citations 11,429 216
85 World 48 National Sia Nemat-Nasser

Sia Nemat-Nasser

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 68 Citations 16,750 235
87 World 49 National Dennis S. Bernstein

Dennis S. Bernstein

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 68 Citations 19,063 527
91 World 50 National Mark R. Cutkosky

Mark R. Cutkosky

Stanford University, United States
D-index 67 Citations 15,210 229
92 World 51 National Clement Kleinstreuer

Clement Kleinstreuer

North Carolina State University, United States
D-index 67 Citations 14,697 159
97 World 52 National Ali Erdemir

Ali Erdemir

Texas A&M University, United States
D-index 66 Citations 18,990 167
98 World 53 National Amir Faghri

Amir Faghri

University of Connecticut, United States
D-index 66 Citations 15,793 221
100 World 54 National Mamoru Ishii

Mamoru Ishii

Purdue University West Lafayette, United States
D-index 66 Citations 23,775 325
101 World 55 National Forman A. Williams

Forman A. Williams

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 66 Citations 14,674 311
102 World 56 National Neville Hogan

Neville Hogan

MIT, United States
D-index 65 Citations 35,680 176
103 World 57 National Stephen B. Pope

Stephen B. Pope

Cornell University, United States
D-index 65 Citations 19,524 153
104 World 58 National Satya N. Atluri

Satya N. Atluri

Texas Tech University, United States
D-index 65 Citations 16,951 293
105 World 59 National Qingyan Chen

Qingyan Chen

Purdue University West Lafayette, United States
D-index 65 Citations 13,290 212
108 World 60 National Goodarz Ahmadi

Goodarz Ahmadi

Clarkson University, United States
D-index 65 Citations 15,980 541
110 World 62 National Robert E. Simons

Robert E. Simons

IBM (United States), United States
D-index 65 Citations 10,176 166
112 World 61 National Madhusudan K. Iyengar

Madhusudan K. Iyengar

IBM (United States), United States
D-index 65 Citations 9,830 206
114 World 63 National Antony Jameson

Antony Jameson

Texas A&M University, United States
D-index 64 Citations 16,691 214
118 World 64 National Yuri Bazilevs

Yuri Bazilevs

Brown University, United States
D-index 64 Citations 26,785 135
119 World 65 National H. Harry Asada

H. Harry Asada

MIT, United States
D-index 64 Citations 14,598 349
120 World 66 National Fazil Erdogan

Fazil Erdogan

Lehigh University, United States
D-index 64 Citations 32,982 152
123 World 68 National Sanjiva K. Lele

Sanjiva K. Lele

Stanford University, United States
D-index 64 Citations 14,479 275
124 World 67 National Ilya Kolmanovsky

Ilya Kolmanovsky

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 64 Citations 16,931 434
126 World 69 National Roger R. Schmidt

Roger R. Schmidt

IBM (United States), United States
D-index 64 Citations 10,548 246
127 World 70 National Thomas W. Kenny

Thomas W. Kenny

Stanford University, United States
D-index 63 Citations 16,735 289
130 World 71 National Yung C. Shin

Yung C. Shin

Purdue University West Lafayette, United States
D-index 63 Citations 13,176 196
133 World 72 National G. P. Peterson

G. P. Peterson

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 63 Citations 14,835 222
135 World 73 National Richard J Goldstein

Richard J Goldstein

University of Minnesota, United States
D-index 63 Citations 18,370 207
136 World 74 National Charbel Farhat

Charbel Farhat

Stanford University, United States
D-index 62 Citations 15,385 222
138 World 75 National Charles Meneveau

Charles Meneveau

Johns Hopkins University, United States
D-index 62 Citations 13,278 216
139 World 76 National Yiguang Ju

Yiguang Ju

Princeton University, United States
D-index 62 Citations 14,695 224
140 World 77 National Michael S. Triantafyllou

Michael S. Triantafyllou

MIT, United States
D-index 62 Citations 16,305 269
141 World 78 National Chih-Jen Sung

Chih-Jen Sung

University of Connecticut, United States
D-index 62 Citations 10,665 189
143 World 79 National George M. Homsy

George M. Homsy

University of Washington, United States
D-index 62 Citations 13,945 143
145 World 80 National Stephen H. Davis

Stephen H. Davis

Northwestern University, United States
D-index 62 Citations 17,259 194
148 World 81 National Raphael T. Haftka

Raphael T. Haftka

University of Florida, United States
D-index 61 Citations 14,745 349
149 World 82 National Daniel J. Scheeres

Daniel J. Scheeres

University of Colorado Boulder, United States
D-index 61 Citations 12,648 286
153 World 83 National Rajat Mittal

Rajat Mittal

Johns Hopkins University, United States
D-index 61 Citations 15,827 210
154 World 84 National Fotis Sotiropoulos

Fotis Sotiropoulos

Virginia Commonwealth University, United States
D-index 61 Citations 10,825 182
157 World 85 National Gretar Tryggvason

Gretar Tryggvason

Johns Hopkins University, United States
D-index 61 Citations 16,959 198
158 World 86 National S. Balachandar

S. Balachandar

University of Florida, United States
D-index 61 Citations 12,191 234
160 World 87 National Suresh G. Advani

Suresh G. Advani

University of Delaware, United States
D-index 60 Citations 9,954 193
163 World 88 National Maurizio Porfiri

Maurizio Porfiri

New York University, United States
D-index 60 Citations 9,620 213
164 World 89 National John F. Brady

John F. Brady

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 60 Citations 13,797 120
165 World 90 National Stelios Kyriakides

Stelios Kyriakides

The University of Texas at Austin, United States
D-index 60 Citations 10,662 140
166 World 91 National Giorgio Rizzoni

Giorgio Rizzoni

Center for Automotive Research, United States
D-index 60 Citations 15,255 341
168 World 92 National Lawrence A. Bergman

Lawrence A. Bergman

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
D-index 60 Citations 11,586 267
169 World 93 National Ares J. Rosakis

Ares J. Rosakis

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 60 Citations 10,025 169
172 World 94 National Wassim M. Haddad

Wassim M. Haddad

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 60 Citations 16,701 377
175 World 95 National Frank P. Incropera

Frank P. Incropera

University of Notre Dame, United States
D-index 60 Citations 25,950 158
178 World 96 National Gautam Biswas

Gautam Biswas

Vanderbilt University, United States
D-index 59 Citations 10,687 284
182 World 97 National Iain D. Boyd

Iain D. Boyd

University of Colorado Boulder, United States
D-index 59 Citations 10,138 396
184 World 98 National John K. Eaton

John K. Eaton

Stanford University, United States
D-index 59 Citations 16,325 223
186 World 99 National Andrey V. Kuznetsov

Andrey V. Kuznetsov

North Carolina State University, United States
D-index 59 Citations 12,922 264
188 World 101 National Bin Yao

Bin Yao

Purdue University West Lafayette, United States
D-index 59 Citations 12,409 275

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