The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scholars in the
field of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering was created using data
consolidated from various 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
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 list of leading researchers from the field of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, created using a thorough study of 166,880 scientists determined from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, as many as 5741 scientists were examined.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
The D-index threshold for approving a scientist to be examined is established at 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the field of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. The acceptance criteria for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, ratio of the publications made within the selected area as well as the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for considering best scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scientists estimated for each area od study whilst ensuring that the top 1% of leading scientists are considered into the list. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification methods
As our primary mission is to guarantee that only actual scholars are included in our ranking we realize that metrics are never meant to be a full tool to evaluate the output of researchers. This is why we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. Although it’s not a element contributing to a scientist’s position in Research.com ranking, the amount of documents published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should constitute a credible secondary signal of their contribution to research in a selected area of science. Position in the ranking is based on each researcher’s D-index according to metrics gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-established bibliometric databases of this type open to the research community. A detailed overview of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
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Key findings for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
With 755 researchers United States ranks in spot 1 in the world.
As far as institutions are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading researchers in United States is MIT with 33 scholars affiliated with it being present in our Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering ranking. It is followed by Harvard University with 28 scientists. Ranking thirds is The University of Texas at Austin with 27 researchers.
Prominent scientists ranking in United States are representing Northwestern University, Harvard University, The University of Texas at Austin, Stanford University, University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, University of Wisconsin–Madison, General Motors (United States), Rice University, Duke University.
Professor Ted Belytschko from Northwestern University is listed as the best scientist in United States in our ranking with a D-index of 153. Ranking on spot no. 2 in United States is John W. Hutchinson from Harvard University with a D-index of 150. The third spot in United States is taken by Thomas J. R. Hughes from The University of Texas at Austin with a D-index of 147.
The average D-index for the top 3% scientists is 112 against an average of 50 for all 755 researchers featured in our ranking.
The average number of publications within the area of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering for the top 10% of scientists in the ranking is 453 against an average of 248 for all 755 scholars.
The average number of citations for the top 3% researchers is 60090 against an average of 12974 for all 755 researchers.