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
301 World 2 National L.N. López de Lacalle

L.N. López de Lacalle

University of the Basque Country, Spain
D-index 53 Citations 7,773 166
302 World 157 National Eric S. G. Shaqfeh

Eric S. G. Shaqfeh

Stanford University, United States
D-index 53 Citations 8,614 161
303 World 3 National Tinh Quoc Bui

Tinh Quoc Bui

Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
D-index 53 Citations 8,117 208
304 World 2 National Rizalman Mamat

Rizalman Mamat

Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia
D-index 53 Citations 6,558 175
305 World 158 National Brian G. Thomas

Brian G. Thomas

Colorado School of Mines, United States
D-index 53 Citations 9,896 211
306 World 13 National John H.S. Lee

John H.S. Lee

McGill University, Canada
D-index 53 Citations 7,911 149
307 World 159 National Christophe Pierre

Christophe Pierre

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 53 Citations 10,047 169
308 World 20 National Paul Linden

Paul Linden

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 53 Citations 9,970 148
309 World 22 National Shuxiang Guo

Shuxiang Guo

Beijing Institute of Technology, China
D-index 53 Citations 8,061 452
310 World 6 National Atsushi Tabata

Atsushi Tabata

Toyota Motor Corporation (Switzerland), Switzerland
D-index 53 Citations 9,288 342
311 World 11 National Mohammad Hatami

Mohammad Hatami

Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran
D-index 53 Citations 7,640 133
312 World 160 National Fuh-Gwo Yuan

Fuh-Gwo Yuan

North Carolina State University, United States
D-index 53 Citations 6,797 159
313 World 162 National Charles H. K. Williamson

Charles H. K. Williamson

Cornell University, United States
D-index 53 Citations 22,265 86
314 World 161 National Ralph L. Webb

Ralph L. Webb

Pennsylvania State University, United States
D-index 53 Citations 10,806 121
315 World 164 National Donald Rockwell

Donald Rockwell

Lehigh University, United States
D-index 53 Citations 13,110 225
316 World 163 National James F. Driscoll

James F. Driscoll

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 53 Citations 8,708 158
317 World 165 National Yogendra Joshi

Yogendra Joshi

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 53 Citations 9,145 331
318 World 166 National Naira Hovakimyan

Naira Hovakimyan

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
D-index 53 Citations 9,518 306
319 World 4 National Lambertus J. Sluys

Lambertus J. Sluys

Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
D-index 53 Citations 10,758 191
320 World 167 National Edward M. Greitzer

Edward M. Greitzer

MIT, United States
D-index 53 Citations 12,429 117
321 World 7 National Ferdinando Auricchio

Ferdinando Auricchio

University of Pavia, Italy
D-index 52 Citations 9,603 197
322 World 168 National Mark F. Horstemeyer

Mark F. Horstemeyer

Liberty University, United States
D-index 52 Citations 8,568 209
323 World 21 National Keith Worden

Keith Worden

University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
D-index 52 Citations 9,829 214
324 World 14 National Ned Djilali

Ned Djilali

University of Victoria, Canada
D-index 52 Citations 8,941 137
325 World 5 National Chun Yang

Chun Yang

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
D-index 52 Citations 11,880 173
326 World 169 National Philippe R. Spalart

Philippe R. Spalart

Boeing (United States), United States
D-index 52 Citations 27,941 146
327 World 170 National Somnath Ghosh

Somnath Ghosh

Johns Hopkins University, United States
D-index 52 Citations 8,141 141
328 World 2 National Bekir Sami Yilbas

Bekir Sami Yilbas

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia
D-index 52 Citations 8,644 420
329 World 172 National Yuwen Zhang

Yuwen Zhang

University of Missouri, United States
D-index 52 Citations 9,068 222
330 World 171 National Richard T. Lahey

Richard T. Lahey

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, United States
D-index 52 Citations 10,163 178
331 World 173 National Robert G. Parker

Robert G. Parker

University of Utah, United States
D-index 52 Citations 11,363 149
332 World 3 National Ramon Codina

Ramon Codina

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
D-index 52 Citations 9,260 161
333 World 11 National Jiyuan Tu

Jiyuan Tu

RMIT University, Australia
D-index 52 Citations 10,175 461
334 World 22 National Derek Bradley

Derek Bradley

University of Leeds, United Kingdom
D-index 52 Citations 11,886 112
335 World 174 National Takashi Hibiki

Takashi Hibiki

Purdue University West Lafayette, United States
D-index 52 Citations 13,139 251
336 World 175 National William Singhose

William Singhose

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 52 Citations 10,047 263
337 World 6 National Gérard A. Maugin

Gérard A. Maugin

Sorbonne University, France
D-index 51 Citations 9,081 186
338 World 4 National Muhammad Sajid

Muhammad Sajid

International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan
D-index 51 Citations 8,248 220
339 World 177 National Michael A. Peshkin

Michael A. Peshkin

Northwestern University, United States
D-index 51 Citations 7,342 146
340 World 176 National Noboru Kikuchi

Noboru Kikuchi

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 51 Citations 23,324 123
341 World 4 National Manuel G. Velarde

Manuel G. Velarde

Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
D-index 51 Citations 7,667 186
342 World 12 National Mohammad Hossein Ahmadi

Mohammad Hossein Ahmadi

University of Shahrood, Iran
D-index 51 Citations 7,091 170
343 World 178 National Sami F. Masri

Sami F. Masri

University of Southern California, United States
D-index 51 Citations 8,423 149
344 World 2 National Shen Yin

Shen Yin

Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
D-index 51 Citations 10,505 130
345 World 2 National Viggo Tvergaard

Viggo Tvergaard

Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
D-index 51 Citations 6,654 146
346 World 179 National Leszek Demkowicz

Leszek Demkowicz

The University of Texas at Austin, United States
D-index 51 Citations 8,898 155
347 World 183 National Christoph Beckermann

Christoph Beckermann

University of Iowa, United States
D-index 51 Citations 12,930 133
348 World 181 National Andrew G. Alleyne

Andrew G. Alleyne

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
D-index 51 Citations 12,689 292
349 World 182 National Tim Colonius

Tim Colonius

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 51 Citations 11,794 258
350 World 180 National Fokion N. Egolfopoulos

Fokion N. Egolfopoulos

University of Southern California, United States
D-index 51 Citations 11,457 131
351 World 3 National Roslinda Mohd. Nazar

Roslinda Mohd. Nazar

National University of Malaysia, Malaysia
D-index 51 Citations 8,730 304
352 World 1 National Gaëtan Kerschen

Gaëtan Kerschen

University of Liège, Belgium
D-index 51 Citations 12,589 214
353 World 23 National Yangmin Li

Yangmin Li

Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
D-index 51 Citations 8,432 330
354 World 2 National Kostas J. Kyriakopoulos

Kostas J. Kyriakopoulos

National Technical University of Athens, Greece
D-index 51 Citations 8,667 260
355 World 23 National Howard P. Hodson

Howard P. Hodson

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 51 Citations 8,221 183
356 World 24 National Pei-Xue Jiang

Pei-Xue Jiang

Tsinghua University, China
D-index 51 Citations 7,014 205
357 World 7 National Thierry Schuller

Thierry Schuller

Institute of Fluid Mechanics of Toulouse, France
D-index 51 Citations 8,616 132
358 World 2 National Jan Swevers

Jan Swevers

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 51 Citations 10,321 315
359 World 184 National David Dornfeld

David Dornfeld

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 50 Citations 12,048 147
360 World 5 National Javier Jiménez

Javier Jiménez

Technical University of Madrid, Spain
D-index 50 Citations 14,976 119
361 World 185 National Gregory S. Chirikjian

Gregory S. Chirikjian

National University of Singapore, Singapore
D-index 50 Citations 10,133 159
362 World 4 National Fumio Kanehiro

Fumio Kanehiro

National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan
D-index 50 Citations 13,204 161
363 World 186 National Mohammad Reza Safaei

Mohammad Reza Safaei

Florida International University, United States
D-index 50 Citations 7,405 91
364 World 24 National Hongming Xu

Hongming Xu

University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
D-index 50 Citations 7,753 253
365 World 5 National Masayuki Inaba

Masayuki Inaba

University of Tokyo, Japan
D-index 50 Citations 10,613 400
366 World 187 National Mohamed Gad-el-Hak

Mohamed Gad-el-Hak

Virginia Commonwealth University, United States
D-index 50 Citations 12,205 124
367 World 11 National Christian Oliver Paschereit

Christian Oliver Paschereit

Technical University of Berlin, Germany
D-index 50 Citations 8,883 431
368 World 4 National M.F.S.F. de Moura

M.F.S.F. de Moura

University of Porto, Portugal
D-index 50 Citations 8,912 132
369 World 6 National Raul Payri

Raul Payri

Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
D-index 50 Citations 6,886 137
370 World 188 National Rajendra Singh

Rajendra Singh

The Ohio State University, United States
D-index 50 Citations 8,438 243
371 World 25 National Zafar Hayat Khan

Zafar Hayat Khan

Sichuan University, China
D-index 50 Citations 6,931 129
372 World 5 National Rizwan Ul Haq

Rizwan Ul Haq

Bahria University, Pakistan
D-index 50 Citations 6,995 115
373 World 189 National Amr M. Baz

Amr M. Baz

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
D-index 50 Citations 7,556 222
374 World 3 National Taseer Muhammad

Taseer Muhammad

King Khalid University, Saudi Arabia
D-index 50 Citations 5,209 118
375 World 190 National Radovan Kovacevic

Radovan Kovacevic

Southern Methodist University, United States
D-index 49 Citations 7,949 152
376 World 6 National Siaw Kiang Chou

Siaw Kiang Chou

National University of Singapore, Singapore
D-index 49 Citations 7,834 113
377 World 26 National Wei Wang

Wei Wang

Beihang University, China
D-index 49 Citations 9,331 267
378 World 191 National Steven W. Shaw

Steven W. Shaw

Florida Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 49 Citations 8,343 164
379 World 4 National Suk Ho Chung

Suk Ho Chung

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
D-index 49 Citations 7,520 184
380 World 192 National David B. Bogy

David B. Bogy

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 49 Citations 9,663 284
381 World 1 National Gábor Stépán

Gábor Stépán

Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
D-index 49 Citations 9,128 249
382 World 193 National Anthony M. Waas

Anthony M. Waas

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 49 Citations 9,790 309
383 World 194 National Zafer Gürdal

Zafer Gürdal

University of South Carolina, United States
D-index 49 Citations 7,365 155
384 World 4 National Md. Mustafizur Rahman

Md. Mustafizur Rahman

Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia
D-index 49 Citations 6,816 246
385 World 27 National Hong Wang

Hong Wang

Northeastern University, China
D-index 49 Citations 8,707 321
386 World 28 National Nong Zhang

Nong Zhang

Hefei University of Technology, China
D-index 49 Citations 7,764 349
387 World 12 National Assaad R. Masri

Assaad R. Masri

University of Sydney, Australia
D-index 49 Citations 7,058 171
388 World 13 National Bijan Shirinzadeh

Bijan Shirinzadeh

Monash University, Australia
D-index 49 Citations 7,541 226
389 World 25 National Frank T. Smith

Frank T. Smith

University College London, United Kingdom
D-index 49 Citations 6,743 197
390 World 29 National Li-Qun Chen

Li-Qun Chen

Shanghai University, China
D-index 49 Citations 6,726 264
391 World 15 National Jan K. Spelt

Jan K. Spelt

University of Toronto, Canada
D-index 49 Citations 6,080 155
392 World 1 National Wieslaw Ostachowicz

Wieslaw Ostachowicz

Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
D-index 49 Citations 7,653 247
393 World 14 National Hussein A. Mohammed

Hussein A. Mohammed

Curtin University, Australia
D-index 49 Citations 6,980 152
394 World 3 National Luca Brandt

Luca Brandt

Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
D-index 49 Citations 7,712 212
395 World 195 National Eckart Meiburg

Eckart Meiburg

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
D-index 49 Citations 7,938 156
396 World 3 National Jens Nørkær Sørensen

Jens Nørkær Sørensen

Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
D-index 48 Citations 10,661 227
397 World 12 National Xiaoying Zhuang

Xiaoying Zhuang

University of Hannover, Germany
D-index 48 Citations 6,977 145
398 World 196 National Michael Shelley

Michael Shelley

New York University, United States
D-index 48 Citations 8,400 92
399 World 30 National Xi-Qiao Feng

Xi-Qiao Feng

Tsinghua University, China
D-index 48 Citations 7,756 224
400 World 16 National Mohamed A. Elbestawi

Mohamed A. Elbestawi

McMaster University, Canada
D-index 48 Citations 7,137 148

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