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
201 World 2 National Chi-Chuan Wang

Chi-Chuan Wang

National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
D-index 58 Citations 11,594 229
202 World 109 National Roberto Horowitz

Roberto Horowitz

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 58 Citations 11,957 269
203 World 107 National Ahmed F. Ghoniem

Ahmed F. Ghoniem

MIT, United States
D-index 58 Citations 10,272 289
204 World 110 National Ahmed A. Shabana

Ahmed A. Shabana

University of Illinois at Chicago, United States
D-index 58 Citations 15,521 303
205 World 13 National Epaminondas Mastorakos

Epaminondas Mastorakos

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 58 Citations 9,807 210
206 World 12 National O. Anwar Bég

O. Anwar Bég

University of Salford, United Kingdom
D-index 58 Citations 10,359 336
207 World 6 National Grant P. Steven

Grant P. Steven

University of Sydney, Australia
D-index 58 Citations 13,719 153
208 World 111 National Tim Lieuwen

Tim Lieuwen

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 58 Citations 13,648 268
209 World 2 National Pongjet Promvonge

Pongjet Promvonge

King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Thailand
D-index 58 Citations 9,141 119
210 World 112 National Chih-Ming Ho

Chih-Ming Ho

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
D-index 57 Citations 13,131 150
211 World 4 National Stéphane Roux

Stéphane Roux

University of Paris-Saclay, France
D-index 57 Citations 11,897 206
212 World 1 National Filippo Berto

Filippo Berto

Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
D-index 57 Citations 11,662 432
213 World 15 National Hongxing Yang

Hongxing Yang

Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
D-index 57 Citations 12,807 173
214 World 16 National Y.K. Cheung

Y.K. Cheung

University of Hong Kong, China
D-index 57 Citations 10,695 256
215 World 114 National Sunil K. Agrawal

Sunil K. Agrawal

Columbia University, United States
D-index 57 Citations 10,784 296
216 World 9 National Majid R. Ayatollahi

Majid R. Ayatollahi

Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran
D-index 57 Citations 9,755 239
217 World 113 National Fu-Kuo Chang

Fu-Kuo Chang

Stanford University, United States
D-index 57 Citations 11,849 149
218 World 115 National Norman M. Wereley

Norman M. Wereley

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
D-index 57 Citations 9,504 309
219 World 4 National Dirk Mohr

Dirk Mohr

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 57 Citations 8,071 122
220 World 3 National Cha'o-Kuang Chen

Cha'o-Kuang Chen

National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
D-index 57 Citations 9,873 338
221 World 116 National Ahmet Kahraman

Ahmet Kahraman

The Ohio State University, United States
D-index 57 Citations 10,978 129
222 World 117 National Liviu Librescu

Liviu Librescu

Virginia Tech, United States
D-index 57 Citations 7,320 219
223 World 118 National Chih Wu

Chih Wu

United States Naval Academy, United States
D-index 57 Citations 8,996 202
224 World 119 National Levi A. Campbell

Levi A. Campbell

IBM (United States), United States
D-index 57 Citations 6,858 157
225 World 4 National Bruno Siciliano

Bruno Siciliano

University of Naples Federico II, Italy
D-index 57 Citations 29,565 297
226 World 120 National Dimitris C. Lagoudas

Dimitris C. Lagoudas

Texas A&M University, United States
D-index 56 Citations 13,026 259
227 World 17 National Daining Fang

Daining Fang

Beijing Institute of Technology, China
D-index 56 Citations 11,531 481
228 World 121 National John H. Lienhard

John H. Lienhard

MIT, United States
D-index 56 Citations 15,738 184
229 World 122 National Jian Cao

Jian Cao

Northwestern University, United States
D-index 56 Citations 8,353 211
230 World 2 National Stefan Luding

Stefan Luding

University of Twente, Netherlands
D-index 56 Citations 9,634 205
231 World 8 National Cameron Tropea

Cameron Tropea

TU Darmstadt, Germany
D-index 56 Citations 14,625 292
232 World 14 National Fabrizio Scarpa

Fabrizio Scarpa

University of Bristol, United Kingdom
D-index 56 Citations 9,475 263
233 World 5 National Francesco dell’Isola

Francesco dell’Isola

University of L'Aquila, Italy
D-index 56 Citations 7,482 150
234 World 5 National François Hild

François Hild

University of Paris-Saclay, France
D-index 56 Citations 9,938 234
235 World 9 National Franz Durst

Franz Durst

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
D-index 56 Citations 11,130 186
236 World 18 National C.W. Lim

C.W. Lim

City University of Hong Kong, China
D-index 56 Citations 9,034 221
237 World 123 National Elaine S. Oran

Elaine S. Oran

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
D-index 56 Citations 10,049 193
238 World 15 National Timothy J. Pedley

Timothy J. Pedley

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 56 Citations 8,844 94
239 World 124 National Miguel R. Visbal

Miguel R. Visbal

United States Air Force Research Laboratory, United States
D-index 56 Citations 10,127 278
240 World 125 National Ari Glezer

Ari Glezer

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 56 Citations 12,167 257
241 World 1 National Suguru Arimoto

Suguru Arimoto

Ritsumeikan University, Japan
D-index 56 Citations 16,092 288
242 World 10 National Farzad Ebrahimi

Farzad Ebrahimi

Imam Khomeini International University, Iran
D-index 56 Citations 9,343 293
243 World 128 National Gary J. Balas

Gary J. Balas

University of Minnesota, United States
D-index 56 Citations 9,524 224
244 World 1 National Michael J. Brennan

Michael J. Brennan

Sao Paulo State University, Brazil
D-index 56 Citations 11,355 239
245 World 126 National R. Viskanta

R. Viskanta

Purdue University West Lafayette, United States
D-index 56 Citations 10,247 167
246 World 127 National Israel J Wygnanski

Israel J Wygnanski

University of Arizona, United States
D-index 56 Citations 15,314 200
247 World 129 National Arthur W. Leissa

Arthur W. Leissa

Colorado State University, United States
D-index 56 Citations 14,302 135
248 World 130 National Junmin Wang

Junmin Wang

The University of Texas at Austin, United States
D-index 56 Citations 10,011 269
249 World 1 National Donald A. Nield

Donald A. Nield

University of Auckland, New Zealand
D-index 56 Citations 23,575 194
250 World 131 National Noreen Sher Akbar

Noreen Sher Akbar

University of the Sciences, United States
D-index 56 Citations 8,602 268
251 World 132 National Anthony J. Calise

Anthony J. Calise

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 56 Citations 11,276 296
252 World 133 National Roland Glowinski

Roland Glowinski

University of Houston, United States
D-index 55 Citations 17,798 207
253 World 134 National Chung-Yuen Hui

Chung-Yuen Hui

Cornell University, United States
D-index 55 Citations 9,557 207
254 World 135 National Gangbing Song

Gangbing Song

University of Houston, United States
D-index 55 Citations 9,330 319
255 World 6 National Paolo Lazzarin

Paolo Lazzarin

University of Padua, Italy
D-index 55 Citations 9,980 117
256 World 136 National Naomi Ehrich Leonard

Naomi Ehrich Leonard

Princeton University, United States
D-index 55 Citations 14,070 123
257 World 137 National John B. Heywood

John B. Heywood

MIT, United States
D-index 55 Citations 8,869 133
258 World 3 National Mgd Marc Geers

Mgd Marc Geers

Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
D-index 55 Citations 11,740 173
259 World 1 National Paul M. Weaver

Paul M. Weaver

University of Limerick, Ireland
D-index 55 Citations 8,494 272
260 World 138 National Dewey H. Hodges

Dewey H. Hodges

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 55 Citations 11,745 230
261 World 4 National Nhan Phan-Thien

Nhan Phan-Thien

National University of Singapore, Singapore
D-index 55 Citations 9,177 232
262 World 19 National You-Lin Xu

You-Lin Xu

Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
D-index 55 Citations 7,913 221
263 World 139 National J. T. Oden

J. T. Oden

The University of Texas at Austin, United States
D-index 55 Citations 17,264 170
264 World 16 National Eric Lauga

Eric Lauga

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 55 Citations 13,178 156
265 World 140 National Anna G. Stefanopoulou

Anna G. Stefanopoulou

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 55 Citations 12,375 302
266 World 2 National Jeong Whan Yoon

Jeong Whan Yoon

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea
D-index 55 Citations 9,290 175
267 World 17 National Philip A. Nelson

Philip A. Nelson

University of Southampton, United Kingdom
D-index 55 Citations 17,110 187
268 World 7 National Liyong Tong

Liyong Tong

University of Sydney, Australia
D-index 55 Citations 9,336 218
269 World 142 National Panagiotis Tsiotras

Panagiotis Tsiotras

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 55 Citations 9,146 202
270 World 141 National Michael M. Khonsari

Michael M. Khonsari

Louisiana State University, United States
D-index 55 Citations 9,908 254
271 World 3 National Fernando T. Pinho

Fernando T. Pinho

University of Porto, Portugal
D-index 55 Citations 7,422 181
272 World 143 National Ahmed K. Noor

Ahmed K. Noor

Old Dominion University, United States
D-index 55 Citations 9,474 158
273 World 10 National M. Michael Yovanovich

M. Michael Yovanovich

University of Waterloo, Canada
D-index 55 Citations 9,519 184
274 World 18 National John E. Mottershead

John E. Mottershead

University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
D-index 55 Citations 13,457 190
275 World 144 National Inderjit Chopra

Inderjit Chopra

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
D-index 55 Citations 10,190 352
276 World 145 National William A. Sirignano

William A. Sirignano

University of California, Irvine, United States
D-index 55 Citations 12,527 252
277 World 11 National Aboulfazl Shirazi-Adl

Aboulfazl Shirazi-Adl

Polytechnique Montréal, Canada
D-index 54 Citations 9,522 126
278 World 1 National Josua P. Meyer

Josua P. Meyer

University of Pretoria, South Africa
D-index 54 Citations 8,083 333
279 World 146 National Massimo Ruzzene

Massimo Ruzzene

University of Colorado Boulder, United States
D-index 54 Citations 9,215 234
280 World 147 National Lallit Anand

Lallit Anand

MIT, United States
D-index 54 Citations 12,303 96
281 World 2 National Yoshihiko Nakamura

Yoshihiko Nakamura

University of Tokyo, Japan
D-index 54 Citations 13,144 244
282 World 10 National Christian Miehe

Christian Miehe

University of Stuttgart, Germany
D-index 54 Citations 12,670 123
283 World 148 National Kenneth S. Breuer

Kenneth S. Breuer

Brown University, United States
D-index 54 Citations 9,005 169
284 World 3 National Hyung Jin Sung

Hyung Jin Sung

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea
D-index 54 Citations 9,458 290
285 World 149 National Valery I. Levitas

Valery I. Levitas

Iowa State University, United States
D-index 54 Citations 7,791 213
286 World 150 National Larry L. Howell

Larry L. Howell

Brigham Young University, United States
D-index 54 Citations 9,557 248
287 World 19 National David Thompson

David Thompson

University of Southampton, United Kingdom
D-index 54 Citations 8,526 283
288 World 8 National Gursel Alici

Gursel Alici

University of Wollongong, Australia
D-index 54 Citations 8,333 230
289 World 151 National Chris R. Fuller

Chris R. Fuller

Virginia Tech, United States
D-index 54 Citations 10,777 232
290 World 152 National James C. Newman

James C. Newman

Mississippi State University, United States
D-index 54 Citations 16,142 186
291 World 153 National Graham V. Candler

Graham V. Candler

University of Minnesota, United States
D-index 54 Citations 10,519 367
292 World 154 National Christopher E. Brennen

Christopher E. Brennen

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 54 Citations 12,652 194
293 World 12 National Subhash Rakheja

Subhash Rakheja

Concordia University, Canada
D-index 54 Citations 8,774 317
294 World 20 National Baolin Wang

Baolin Wang

Harbin Institute of Technology, China
D-index 54 Citations 7,997 294
295 World 9 National Haiping Du

Haiping Du

University of Wollongong, Australia
D-index 54 Citations 8,583 233
296 World 21 National Qingsong Xu

Qingsong Xu

University of Macau, China
D-index 54 Citations 8,365 233
297 World 155 National Karen A. Thole

Karen A. Thole

Pennsylvania State University, United States
D-index 54 Citations 7,626 179
298 World 156 National Haim H. Bau

Haim H. Bau

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 53 Citations 8,420 122
299 World 10 National Weihua Li

Weihua Li

University of Wollongong, Australia
D-index 53 Citations 9,891 294
300 World 5 National Kolumban Hutter

Kolumban Hutter

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 53 Citations 10,222 175

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