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
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
106 World 1 National J. Paulo Davim

J. Paulo Davim

University of Aveiro, Portugal
D-index 65 Citations 14,183 208
107 World 7 National Michael R Wisnom

Michael R Wisnom

University of Bristol, United Kingdom
D-index 65 Citations 10,789 208
108 World 60 National Goodarz Ahmadi

Goodarz Ahmadi

Clarkson University, United States
D-index 65 Citations 15,980 541
109 World 1 National Dan S. Henningson

Dan S. Henningson

Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
D-index 65 Citations 18,516 229
110 World 62 National Robert E. Simons

Robert E. Simons

IBM (United States), United States
D-index 65 Citations 10,176 166
111 World 3 National Francesco Tornabene

Francesco Tornabene

University of Salento, Italy
D-index 65 Citations 10,619 172
112 World 61 National Madhusudan K. Iyengar

Madhusudan K. Iyengar

IBM (United States), United States
D-index 65 Citations 9,830 206
113 World 1 National Anuar Mohd Ishak

Anuar Mohd Ishak

National University of Malaysia, Malaysia
D-index 65 Citations 12,446 282
114 World 63 National Antony Jameson

Antony Jameson

Texas A&M University, United States
D-index 64 Citations 16,691 214
115 World 1 National Elias C. Aifantis

Elias C. Aifantis

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
D-index 64 Citations 16,911 252
116 World 8 National Tian Jian Lu

Tian Jian Lu

Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China
D-index 64 Citations 14,395 336
117 World 9 National Hui-Shen Shen

Hui-Shen Shen

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
D-index 64 Citations 12,832 143
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
121 World 3 National Davood Toghraie

Davood Toghraie

Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
D-index 64 Citations 10,987 270
122 World 6 National Paul Steinmann

Paul Steinmann

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
D-index 64 Citations 11,391 370
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
125 World 1 National Ashraf M. Zenkour

Ashraf M. Zenkour

Kafrelsheikh University, Egypt
D-index 64 Citations 14,191 444
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
128 World 4 National Masoud Afrand

Masoud Afrand

Islamic Azad University of Najafabad, Iran
D-index 63 Citations 9,491 170
129 World 3 National Lin Ye

Lin Ye

University of Sydney, Australia
D-index 63 Citations 13,184 284
130 World 71 National Yung C. Shin

Yung C. Shin

Purdue University West Lafayette, United States
D-index 63 Citations 13,176 196
131 World 10 National Quan Wang

Quan Wang

Shantou University, China
D-index 63 Citations 11,331 207
132 World 11 National Lingen Chen

Lingen Chen

Wuhan Institute of Technology, China
D-index 63 Citations 15,308 553
133 World 72 National G. P. Peterson

G. P. Peterson

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 63 Citations 14,835 222
134 World 2 National Ömer Civalek

Ömer Civalek

Akdeniz University, Turkey
D-index 63 Citations 10,363 179
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
137 World 8 National Herbert E. Huppert

Herbert E. Huppert

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 62 Citations 12,611 163
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
142 World 5 National Reza Ansari

Reza Ansari

University of Guilan, Iran
D-index 62 Citations 12,626 399
143 World 79 National George M. Homsy

George M. Homsy

University of Washington, United States
D-index 62 Citations 13,945 143
144 World 2 National Trung Nguyen-Thoi

Trung Nguyen-Thoi

Ton Duc Thang University, Vietnam
D-index 62 Citations 10,113 159
145 World 80 National Stephen H. Davis

Stephen H. Davis

Northwestern University, United States
D-index 62 Citations 17,259 194
146 World 2 National Bengt Sundén

Bengt Sundén

Lund University, Sweden
D-index 62 Citations 13,401 634
147 World 2 National Sabir Ali Shehzad

Sabir Ali Shehzad

COMSATS University Islamabad, Pakistan
D-index 62 Citations 10,513 253
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
150 World 1 National Ole Sigmund

Ole Sigmund

Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
D-index 61 Citations 23,886 186
151 World 6 National Dongqing Li

Dongqing Li

University of Waterloo, Canada
D-index 61 Citations 13,546 151
152 World 12 National Liangchi Zhang

Liangchi Zhang

Southern University of Science and Technology, China
D-index 61 Citations 9,456 245
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
155 World 7 National Yang Shi

Yang Shi

University of Victoria, Canada
D-index 61 Citations 11,916 204
156 World 2 National Boo Cheong Khoo

Boo Cheong Khoo

National University of Singapore, Singapore
D-index 61 Citations 10,090 323
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
159 World 6 National Parviz Malekzadeh

Parviz Malekzadeh

Persian Gulf University, Iran
D-index 61 Citations 8,672 178
160 World 87 National Suresh G. Advani

Suresh G. Advani

University of Delaware, United States
D-index 60 Citations 9,954 193
161 World 9 National Ray W. Ogden

Ray W. Ogden

University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
D-index 60 Citations 21,512 177
162 World 2 National Pedro P. Camanho

Pedro P. Camanho

University of Porto, Portugal
D-index 60 Citations 18,661 167
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
167 World 4 National Mergen H. Ghayesh

Mergen H. Ghayesh

University of Adelaide, Australia
D-index 60 Citations 9,692 205
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
170 World 8 National Youmin Zhang

Youmin Zhang

Concordia University, Canada
D-index 60 Citations 14,117 383
171 World 1 National Seung-Bok Choi

Seung-Bok Choi

Inha University, South Korea
D-index 60 Citations 13,225 564
172 World 94 National Wassim M. Haddad

Wassim M. Haddad

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 60 Citations 16,701 377
173 World 10 National J. H. Whitelaw

J. H. Whitelaw

Imperial College London, United Kingdom
D-index 60 Citations 11,018 224
174 World 7 National Rolf Isermann

Rolf Isermann

TU Darmstadt, Germany
D-index 60 Citations 22,896 352
175 World 95 National Frank P. Incropera

Frank P. Incropera

University of Notre Dame, United States
D-index 60 Citations 25,950 158
176 World 3 National M. Ijaz Khan

M. Ijaz Khan

Riphah International University, Pakistan
D-index 60 Citations 9,835 294
177 World 11 National David Owen

David Owen

Swansea University, United Kingdom
D-index 59 Citations 15,053 156
178 World 96 National Gautam Biswas

Gautam Biswas

Vanderbilt University, United States
D-index 59 Citations 10,687 284
179 World 13 National Wei Liu

Wei Liu

Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
D-index 59 Citations 8,857 259
180 World 7 National Arash Karimipour

Arash Karimipour

Islamic Azad University of Najafabad, Iran
D-index 59 Citations 9,285 174
181 World 1 National Wei-Mon Yan

Wei-Mon Yan

National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan
D-index 59 Citations 10,066 251
182 World 97 National Iain D. Boyd

Iain D. Boyd

University of Colorado Boulder, United States
D-index 59 Citations 10,138 396
183 World 1 National Izhak Etsion

Izhak Etsion

Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
D-index 59 Citations 18,268 160
184 World 98 National John K. Eaton

John K. Eaton

Stanford University, United States
D-index 59 Citations 16,325 223
185 World 9 National Jorge Angeles

Jorge Angeles

McGill University, Canada
D-index 59 Citations 17,671 332
186 World 99 National Andrey V. Kuznetsov

Andrey V. Kuznetsov

North Carolina State University, United States
D-index 59 Citations 12,922 264
187 World 1 National M Maarten Steinbuch

M Maarten Steinbuch

Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
D-index 59 Citations 11,580 425
188 World 101 National Bin Yao

Bin Yao

Purdue University West Lafayette, United States
D-index 59 Citations 12,409 275
189 World 100 National Ephraim Gutmark

Ephraim Gutmark

University of Cincinnati, United States
D-index 59 Citations 14,074 567
190 World 3 National Daniel Durox

Daniel Durox

École Centrale Paris, France
D-index 59 Citations 10,514 137
191 World 102 National Hai Wang

Hai Wang

Stanford University, United States
D-index 58 Citations 13,271 109
192 World 8 National Mohammad Hemmat Esfe

Mohammad Hemmat Esfe

Imam Hossein University, Iran
D-index 58 Citations 8,720 118
193 World 103 National Horacio D. Espinosa

Horacio D. Espinosa

Northwestern University, United States
D-index 58 Citations 11,521 142
194 World 3 National Chang Shu

Chang Shu

National University of Singapore, Singapore
D-index 58 Citations 12,675 220
195 World 14 National Guangyong Sun

Guangyong Sun

Hunan University, China
D-index 58 Citations 8,295 159
196 World 104 National Robert E. Skelton

Robert E. Skelton

Texas A&M University, United States
D-index 58 Citations 11,108 242
197 World 5 National Roger I. Tanner

Roger I. Tanner

University of Sydney, Australia
D-index 58 Citations 8,950 172
198 World 106 National Christopher K. W. Tam

Christopher K. W. Tam

Florida State University, United States
D-index 58 Citations 17,289 166
199 World 105 National Tomasz Wierzbicki

Tomasz Wierzbicki

MIT, United States
D-index 58 Citations 16,516 128
200 World 108 National Dennis N. Assanis

Dennis N. Assanis

University of Delaware, United States
D-index 58 Citations 11,343 223

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