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
401 World 197 National Mitchell D. Smooke

Mitchell D. Smooke

Yale University, United States
D-index 48 Citations 7,357 108
402 World 15 National Robert W. Bilger

Robert W. Bilger

University of Sydney, Australia
D-index 48 Citations 8,808 91
403 World 198 National Avram Bar-Cohen

Avram Bar-Cohen

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
D-index 48 Citations 7,437 200
404 World 7 National Lino Guzzella

Lino Guzzella

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 48 Citations 11,112 178
405 World 199 National Charles W. Bert

Charles W. Bert

University of Oklahoma, United States
D-index 48 Citations 8,362 149
406 World 8 National Roberto Verzicco

Roberto Verzicco

University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
D-index 48 Citations 9,609 228
407 World 26 National Dragos Axinte

Dragos Axinte

University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
D-index 48 Citations 6,048 160
408 World 200 National Anthony M. Jacobi

Anthony M. Jacobi

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
D-index 48 Citations 9,474 196
409 World 201 National Kuppalapalle Vajravelu

Kuppalapalle Vajravelu

University of Central Florida, United States
D-index 48 Citations 8,727 220
410 World 4 National Moo Hwan Kim

Moo Hwan Kim

Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea
D-index 48 Citations 8,070 214
411 World 3 National Mustafa Turkyilmazoglu

Mustafa Turkyilmazoglu

Hacettepe University, Turkey
D-index 48 Citations 6,014 114
412 World 31 National Jinliang Xu

Jinliang Xu

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
D-index 48 Citations 6,381 181
413 World 27 National Neil D. Sandham

Neil D. Sandham

University of Southampton, United Kingdom
D-index 48 Citations 8,384 194
414 World 202 National Thomas Corke

Thomas Corke

University of Notre Dame, United States
D-index 48 Citations 11,992 132
415 World 28 National Ann P. Dowling

Ann P. Dowling

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 48 Citations 10,184 181
416 World 16 National Ivan Marusic

Ivan Marusic

University of Melbourne, Australia
D-index 47 Citations 8,929 187
417 World 5 National Fulvio Scarano

Fulvio Scarano

Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
D-index 47 Citations 6,932 177
418 World 32 National Yue-Sheng Wang

Yue-Sheng Wang

Tianjin University, China
D-index 47 Citations 7,493 228
419 World 8 National Pierre Ladevèze

Pierre Ladevèze

École Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay, France
D-index 47 Citations 8,318 148
420 World 203 National Albert J. Shih

Albert J. Shih

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 47 Citations 6,290 159
421 World 204 National Maurice A. Biot

Maurice A. Biot

Columbia University, United States
D-index 47 Citations 43,441 104
422 World 6 National Masood Khan

Masood Khan

Quaid-i-Azam University, Pakistan
D-index 47 Citations 6,320 223
423 World 33 National Qiuwang Wang

Qiuwang Wang

Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
D-index 47 Citations 7,459 325
424 World 7 National Saleem Asghar

Saleem Asghar

COMSATS University Islamabad, Pakistan
D-index 47 Citations 7,150 187
425 World 3 National Bram Vanderborght

Bram Vanderborght

Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
D-index 47 Citations 9,333 259
426 World 17 National Amir Khajepour

Amir Khajepour

University of Waterloo, Canada
D-index 47 Citations 8,120 346
427 World 6 National Kazuya Yoshida

Kazuya Yoshida

Tohoku University, Japan
D-index 47 Citations 8,657 195
428 World 9 National Adnan Ibrahimbegovic

Adnan Ibrahimbegovic

University of Technology of Compiègne, France
D-index 47 Citations 5,937 155
429 World 29 National E. J. Hinch

E. J. Hinch

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 47 Citations 9,122 81
430 World 205 National Joseph Kestin

Joseph Kestin

Brown University, United States
D-index 47 Citations 7,893 95
431 World 18 National Andrew A. Goldenberg

Andrew A. Goldenberg

University of Toronto, Canada
D-index 47 Citations 8,003 239
432 World 17 National Chongmin Song

Chongmin Song

UNSW Sydney, Australia
D-index 47 Citations 6,984 154
433 World 4 National Wim Desmet

Wim Desmet

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 47 Citations 7,426 542
434 World 19 National Abdulmajeed A. Mohamad

Abdulmajeed A. Mohamad

University of Calgary, Canada
D-index 47 Citations 7,886 158
435 World 207 National Vijay K. Dhir

Vijay K. Dhir

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
D-index 47 Citations 8,691 151
436 World 206 National Peretz P. Friedmann

Peretz P. Friedmann

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 47 Citations 6,358 200
437 World 30 National Spencer J. Sherwin

Spencer J. Sherwin

Imperial College London, United Kingdom
D-index 46 Citations 9,448 147
438 World 208 National John L. Junkins

John L. Junkins

Texas A&M University, United States
D-index 46 Citations 11,451 174
439 World 209 National Chiang C. Mei

Chiang C. Mei

MIT, United States
D-index 46 Citations 7,467 125
440 World 3 National Odd M. Faltinsen

Odd M. Faltinsen

Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
D-index 46 Citations 9,474 164
441 World 7 National Nobuhide Kasagi

Nobuhide Kasagi

University of Tokyo, Japan
D-index 46 Citations 8,341 205
442 World 31 National David J. Ewins

David J. Ewins

Imperial College London, United Kingdom
D-index 46 Citations 11,699 169
443 World 210 National Rajesh Rajamani

Rajesh Rajamani

University of Minnesota, United States
D-index 46 Citations 14,556 206
444 World 10 National Philippe Boisse

Philippe Boisse

Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon, France
D-index 46 Citations 7,157 142
445 World 5 National Ahmed A. D. Sarhan

Ahmed A. D. Sarhan

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia
D-index 46 Citations 6,277 167
446 World 211 National Mo Samimy

Mo Samimy

The Ohio State University, United States
D-index 46 Citations 8,002 180
447 World 212 National Roger D. Quinn

Roger D. Quinn

Case Western Reserve University, United States
D-index 46 Citations 7,809 204
448 World 5 National Kwang-Yong Kim

Kwang-Yong Kim

Inha University, South Korea
D-index 46 Citations 6,299 274
449 World 213 National Paul A. Durbin

Paul A. Durbin

Iowa State University, United States
D-index 46 Citations 11,756 132
450 World 11 National Jean-Marc Chomaz

Jean-Marc Chomaz

École Polytechnique, France
D-index 46 Citations 8,075 129
451 World 5 National Jorge Ambrósio

Jorge Ambrósio

Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
D-index 46 Citations 7,032 175
452 World 20 National Michael P. Païdoussis

Michael P. Païdoussis

McGill University, Canada
D-index 46 Citations 12,492 137
453 World 5 National Marcel Crochet

Marcel Crochet

Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
D-index 46 Citations 6,941 80
454 World 12 National Jacques Magnaudet

Jacques Magnaudet

Institute of Fluid Mechanics of Toulouse, France
D-index 46 Citations 7,812 101
455 World 13 National Wolfgang A. Wall

Wolfgang A. Wall

Technical University of Munich, Germany
D-index 45 Citations 6,463 190
456 World 214 National Frederick Stern

Frederick Stern

University of Iowa, United States
D-index 45 Citations 6,916 164
457 World 215 National Sanford Klein

Sanford Klein

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
D-index 45 Citations 10,838 121
458 World 14 National Ernst Rank

Ernst Rank

Technical University of Munich, Germany
D-index 45 Citations 6,675 188
459 World 34 National Li Cheng

Li Cheng

Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
D-index 45 Citations 7,323 276
460 World 216 National Jason L. Speyer

Jason L. Speyer

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
D-index 45 Citations 8,652 229
461 World 32 National M.H. Aliabadi

M.H. Aliabadi

Imperial College London, United Kingdom
D-index 45 Citations 6,985 186
462 World 1 National Suman Chakraborty

Suman Chakraborty

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India
D-index 45 Citations 7,991 352
463 World 35 National Fulei Chu

Fulei Chu

Tsinghua University, China
D-index 45 Citations 7,210 192
464 World 33 National Vadim V. Silberschmidt

Vadim V. Silberschmidt

Loughborough University, United Kingdom
D-index 45 Citations 6,996 318
465 World 217 National James Barber

James Barber

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 45 Citations 6,813 199
466 World 8 National Kenji Kaneko

Kenji Kaneko

National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan
D-index 45 Citations 13,664 104
467 World 15 National Gunter Gerbeth

Gunter Gerbeth

Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Germany
D-index 45 Citations 5,157 169
468 World 6 National Ilyas Khan

Ilyas Khan

Majmaah University, Saudi Arabia
D-index 45 Citations 8,011 432
469 World 2 National Tomasz Sadowski

Tomasz Sadowski

Lublin University of Technology, Poland
D-index 45 Citations 4,451 162
470 World 4 National Lars Davidson

Lars Davidson

Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
D-index 45 Citations 7,554 219
471 World 13 National Denis Veynante

Denis Veynante

École Centrale Paris, France
D-index 45 Citations 16,322 102
472 World 219 National E. R. G. Eckert

E. R. G. Eckert

University of Minnesota, United States
D-index 45 Citations 15,894 154
473 World 218 National Yoav Peles

Yoav Peles

University of Central Florida, United States
D-index 45 Citations 7,244 141
474 World 9 National Kenji Takizawa

Kenji Takizawa

Waseda University, Japan
D-index 44 Citations 5,414 87
475 World 220 National Ronald Scott Bunker

Ronald Scott Bunker

General Electric (United States), United States
D-index 44 Citations 8,147 186
476 World 2 National Michael D. Gilchrist

Michael D. Gilchrist

University College Dublin, Ireland
D-index 44 Citations 6,790 153
477 World 34 National Paul D. Wilcox

Paul D. Wilcox

University of Bristol, United Kingdom
D-index 44 Citations 7,940 154
478 World 221 National Satish Nagarajaiah

Satish Nagarajaiah

Rice University, United States
D-index 44 Citations 6,360 141
479 World 36 National Weiqiu Chen

Weiqiu Chen

Zhejiang University, China
D-index 44 Citations 7,297 202
480 World 7 National Wenming Yang

Wenming Yang

National University of Singapore, Singapore
D-index 44 Citations 7,605 191
481 World 13 National Mohammad Reza Eslami

Mohammad Reza Eslami

Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran
D-index 44 Citations 6,883 193
482 World 36 National Michael A. Leschziner

Michael A. Leschziner

Imperial College London, United Kingdom
D-index 44 Citations 7,009 122
483 World 35 National Yuying Yan

Yuying Yan

University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
D-index 44 Citations 7,218 239
484 World 16 National Claus-Dieter Ohl

Claus-Dieter Ohl

Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany
D-index 44 Citations 6,965 147
485 World 222 National Shankar Mall

Shankar Mall

Air Force Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 44 Citations 6,149 213
486 World 14 National Saeid Sahmani

Saeid Sahmani

Niroo Research Institute, Iran
D-index 44 Citations 5,752 97
487 World 10 National Akira Nakayama

Akira Nakayama

Shizuoka University, Japan
D-index 44 Citations 6,627 179
488 World 8 National Ahmed Zeeshan

Ahmed Zeeshan

International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan
D-index 44 Citations 6,296 113
489 World 223 National Meelan M. Choudhari

Meelan M. Choudhari

Langley Research Center, United States
D-index 44 Citations 5,428 187
490 World 4 National Fatih Selimefendigil

Fatih Selimefendigil

Celal Bayar University, Turkey
D-index 44 Citations 5,533 144
491 World 224 National Kyung K. Choi

Kyung K. Choi

University of Iowa, United States
D-index 43 Citations 10,364 162
492 World 18 National Guoxing Lu

Guoxing Lu

Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
D-index 43 Citations 6,774 165
493 World 2 National Sarit K. Das

Sarit K. Das

Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India
D-index 43 Citations 16,123 170
494 World 225 National Massoud Kaviany

Massoud Kaviany

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 43 Citations 7,562 133
495 World 226 National M. D. Thouless

M. D. Thouless

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 43 Citations 7,677 109
496 World 37 National Wei-Hsin Liao

Wei-Hsin Liao

Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
D-index 43 Citations 5,933 187
497 World 227 National Wolfgang G. Knauss

Wolfgang G. Knauss

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 43 Citations 8,127 95
498 World 38 National Guang Meng

Guang Meng

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
D-index 43 Citations 6,730 242
499 World 229 National Philip Geoffrey Saffman

Philip Geoffrey Saffman

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 43 Citations 16,906 63
500 World 7 National Sergio Idelsohn

Sergio Idelsohn

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
D-index 43 Citations 8,540 152

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