The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scientists in the
field of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering was created using data
combined 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
scholar’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
includes exclusively publications and citation
values for an examined discipline.
The scope of our Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering research
Research.com’s best researchers ranking is a trustworthy account of leading scientists from the discipline of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, created using a thorough examination of 166,880 researchers identified from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, as many as 5741 scientists were investigated.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
The D-index threshold for accepting a scientist to be examined is set to 30 if most of their publications are in the field of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. The acceptance factors for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, ratio of the contributions made within the specific discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for including leading scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of researchers estimated for each discipline whilst ensuring that the top 1% of best scientists are incorporated into the ranking. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Extra verification rules
Because our main mission is to make sure that only genuine scientists are included in Research.com ranking we believe that raw data are never meant to be a complete means to quantify the work of researchers. For that reason we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of reliable sources. Although it’s not a metric defining a researcher’s position in the ranking, the amount of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a credible secondary indication of their contribution to research in a specific field of study. Position in the ranking is based on every scholar’s D-index with the help of information 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 overview of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.
Our goal is to inspire scientists, businessmen and administrative bodies around the world to investigate where prominent experts are heading and to provide an opportunity for the whole research community to find out who the leading experts in specific disciplines, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
With 753 scientists United States ranks in spot 1 in the world.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the institution with the highest number of leading scholars in United States is MIT with 33 scholars affiliated with it being listed in Research.com Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering ranking. It is followed by Harvard University with 28 researchers. Ranking thirds is The University of Texas at Austin with 27 scientists.
Prominent scholars listed in United States are affiliated with Northwestern University, The University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University, Stanford University, Princeton University, University of Wisconsin–Madison, General Motors (United States), Rice University, Duke University, Harvard University.
Professor Ted Belytschko from Northwestern University is listed as the best researcher 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 place in United States is occupied 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 5% scientists is 103 in comparison to an average of 50 for all 753 scientists featured in our ranking.
The average number of publications in the discipline of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering for the top 1% of scientists in the ranking is 641 in comparison to an average of 248 for all 753 researchers.
The average number of citations for the top 10% researchers is 39548 against an average of 12957 for all 753 researchers.