Best Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Scientists

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
3 World 1 National Mohsen Sheikholeslami

Mohsen Sheikholeslami

Babol Noshirvani University of Technology, Iran
D-index 124 Citations 39,923 416
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
6 World 1 National Ioan Pop

Ioan Pop

Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania
D-index 109 Citations 47,531 1,100
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
12 World 1 National Ali J. Chamkha

Ali J. Chamkha

Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University, Saudi Arabia
D-index 99 Citations 34,378 882
13 World 10 National Miroslav Krstic

Miroslav Krstic

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 98 Citations 46,018 623
14 World 1 National Rahmat Ellahi

Rahmat Ellahi

International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan
D-index 98 Citations 26,237 300
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
17 World 2 National Davood Domiri Ganji

Davood Domiri Ganji

Babol Noshirvani University of Technology, Iran
D-index 94 Citations 25,204 401
18 World 1 National Timon Rabczuk

Timon Rabczuk

Bauhaus University, Weimar, Germany
D-index 92 Citations 26,532 353
19 World 1 National Norman A. Fleck

Norman A. Fleck

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 92 Citations 38,811 304
20 World 13 National Issam Mudawar

Issam Mudawar

Purdue University West Lafayette, United States
D-index 92 Citations 24,123 247
21 World 1 National Yiu-Wing Mai

Yiu-Wing Mai

University of Sydney, Australia
D-index 90 Citations 29,665 526
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
24 World 1 National Yusuf Altintas

Yusuf Altintas

University of British Columbia, Canada
D-index 88 Citations 30,859 195
25 World 1 National Roland Siegwart

Roland Siegwart

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 87 Citations 31,551 505
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
28 World 1 National Hamid Reza Karimi

Hamid Reza Karimi

Politecnico di Milano, Italy
D-index 87 Citations 23,358 575
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
31 World 1 National Somchai Wongwises

Somchai Wongwises

King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand
D-index 85 Citations 28,334 499
32 World 1 National Mohammad Mehdi Rashidi

Mohammad Mehdi Rashidi

Tongji University, China
D-index 84 Citations 20,088 341
33 World 2 National Clément Gosselin

Clément Gosselin

Université Laval, Canada
D-index 83 Citations 23,814 390
34 World 20 National Masayoshi Tomizuka

Masayoshi Tomizuka

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 83 Citations 31,686 750
35 World 2 National Erasmo Carrera

Erasmo Carrera

Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy
D-index 83 Citations 25,162 529
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
40 World 1 National Huajian Gao

Huajian Gao

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
D-index 81 Citations 29,205 303
41 World 1 National Thierry Poinsot

Thierry Poinsot

Institute of Fluid Mechanics of Toulouse, France
D-index 81 Citations 32,249 262
42 World 1 National Hung Nguyen-Xuan

Hung Nguyen-Xuan

Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Vietnam
D-index 80 Citations 17,475 298
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
48 World 2 National Michael I. Friswell

Michael I. Friswell

Swansea University, United Kingdom
D-index 77 Citations 25,889 508
49 World 1 National Ali H. Nayfeh

Ali H. Nayfeh

University of Jordan, Jordan
D-index 77 Citations 21,331 424
50 World 1 National Gerhard A. Holzapfel

Gerhard A. Holzapfel

Graz University of Technology, Austria
D-index 76 Citations 27,846 213
51 World 2 National Wen-Quan Tao

Wen-Quan Tao

Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
D-index 76 Citations 18,014 437
52 World 2 National Sébastien Candel

Sébastien Candel

CentraleSupélec, France
D-index 76 Citations 22,001 276
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
56 World 2 National John R. Thome

John R. Thome

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
D-index 75 Citations 25,076 332
57 World 33 National Je-Chin Han

Je-Chin Han

Texas A&M University, United States
D-index 75 Citations 21,236 314
58 World 3 National Wei Shyy

Wei Shyy

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China
D-index 74 Citations 24,127 434
59 World 34 National Vigor Yang

Vigor Yang

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 74 Citations 18,068 341
60 World 1 National Mikhail A. Sheremet

Mikhail A. Sheremet

National Research Tomsk State University, Russia
D-index 74 Citations 14,580 376
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
63 World 1 National Hakan F. Oztop

Hakan F. Oztop

Fırat University, Turkey
D-index 73 Citations 13,745 392
64 World 4 National Shiyi Chen

Shiyi Chen

Southern University of Science and Technology, China
D-index 72 Citations 27,312 234
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
67 World 2 National R. A. Antonia

R. A. Antonia

University of Newcastle Australia, Australia
D-index 72 Citations 18,799 375
68 World 5 National Ping Cheng

Ping Cheng

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
D-index 72 Citations 18,000 252
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
71 World 2 National Peter Wriggers

Peter Wriggers

University of Hannover, Germany
D-index 71 Citations 22,991 335
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
75 World 3 National Marco Amabili

Marco Amabili

McGill University, Canada
D-index 70 Citations 13,533 245
76 World 44 National Morton E. Gurtin

Morton E. Gurtin

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 69 Citations 31,164 153
77 World 6 National Toshio Fukuda

Toshio Fukuda

Beijing Institute of Technology, China
D-index 69 Citations 17,787 809
78 World 1 National Eugenio Oñate

Eugenio Oñate

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
D-index 69 Citations 17,136 309
79 World 3 National Brian Launder

Brian Launder

University of Manchester, United Kingdom
D-index 69 Citations 37,765 181
80 World 4 National Ali Emadi

Ali Emadi

McMaster University, Canada
D-index 69 Citations 21,902 412
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
84 World 5 National Chun-Yi Su

Chun-Yi Su

Concordia University, Canada
D-index 69 Citations 15,360 344
85 World 48 National Sia Nemat-Nasser

Sia Nemat-Nasser

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 68 Citations 16,750 235
86 World 3 National Heinz Pitsch

Heinz Pitsch

RWTH Aachen University, Germany
D-index 68 Citations 17,018 299
87 World 49 National Dennis S. Bernstein

Dennis S. Bernstein

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 68 Citations 19,063 527
88 World 4 National Sondipon Adhikari

Sondipon Adhikari

Swansea University, United Kingdom
D-index 68 Citations 12,246 272
89 World 4 National Norbert Peters

Norbert Peters

RWTH Aachen University, Germany
D-index 68 Citations 19,717 215
90 World 5 National Wolfgang Rodi

Wolfgang Rodi

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
D-index 68 Citations 25,566 158
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
93 World 5 National Peter Cawley

Peter Cawley

Imperial College London, United Kingdom
D-index 67 Citations 22,649 265
94 World 1 National Stéphane Bordas

Stéphane Bordas

University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
D-index 67 Citations 16,322 276
95 World 3 National Dimos Poulikakos

Dimos Poulikakos

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 66 Citations 16,970 253
96 World 6 National Duncan Dowson

Duncan Dowson

University of Leeds, United Kingdom
D-index 66 Citations 18,871 252
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
99 World 7 National Fengrui Sun

Fengrui Sun

Naval University of Engineering, China
D-index 66 Citations 16,041 522
100 World 54 National Mamoru Ishii

Mamoru Ishii

Purdue University West Lafayette, United States
D-index 66 Citations 23,775 325

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