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
501 World 19 National Julio Soria

Julio Soria

Monash University, Australia
D-index 43 Citations 5,954 242
502 World 228 National Victor Giurgiutiu

Victor Giurgiutiu

University of South Carolina, United States
D-index 43 Citations 10,409 271
503 World 230 National Gopichandra Surnilla

Gopichandra Surnilla

Ford Motor Company (United States), United States
D-index 43 Citations 5,860 204
504 World 231 National Carlos E. S. Cesnik

Carlos E. S. Cesnik

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 43 Citations 8,269 213
505 World 37 National David Cebon

David Cebon

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 43 Citations 12,379 178
506 World 6 National Wam Marcel Brekelmans

Wam Marcel Brekelmans

Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
D-index 43 Citations 12,220 90
507 World 21 National Marcello Papini

Marcello Papini

Ryerson University, Canada
D-index 43 Citations 4,951 136
508 World 6 National Haecheon Choi

Haecheon Choi

Seoul National University, South Korea
D-index 43 Citations 11,305 113
509 World 38 National Ian P. Castro

Ian P. Castro

University of Southampton, United Kingdom
D-index 43 Citations 7,975 116
510 World 20 National Mark Christopher Thompson

Mark Christopher Thompson

Monash University, Australia
D-index 43 Citations 6,748 284
511 World 232 National Tianfeng Lu

Tianfeng Lu

University of Connecticut, United States
D-index 43 Citations 7,708 103
512 World 39 National Homer Rahnejat

Homer Rahnejat

Loughborough University, United Kingdom
D-index 43 Citations 6,397 228
513 World 234 National Farshid Sadeghi

Farshid Sadeghi

Purdue University West Lafayette, United States
D-index 43 Citations 5,380 173
514 World 233 National Vadim I. Utkin

Vadim I. Utkin

The Ohio State University, United States
D-index 43 Citations 46,586 147
515 World 235 National William S. Saric

William S. Saric

Texas A&M University, United States
D-index 43 Citations 7,519 155
516 World 236 National Jaime Peraire

Jaime Peraire

MIT, United States
D-index 42 Citations 9,468 125
517 World 237 National Joaquim R. R. A. Martins

Joaquim R. R. A. Martins

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 42 Citations 6,742 164
518 World 8 National Alfonso M. Gañán-Calvo

Alfonso M. Gañán-Calvo

University of Seville, Spain
D-index 42 Citations 7,625 122
519 World 9 National Antonio Huerta

Antonio Huerta

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
D-index 42 Citations 9,159 100
520 World 238 National Alexander H. Slocum

Alexander H. Slocum

MIT, United States
D-index 42 Citations 7,573 204
521 World 39 National Tongxi Yu

Tongxi Yu

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China
D-index 42 Citations 7,175 254
522 World 7 National Hafiz Muhammad Ali

Hafiz Muhammad Ali

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia
D-index 42 Citations 6,419 149
523 World 240 National Aaron M. Dollar

Aaron M. Dollar

Yale University, United States
D-index 42 Citations 7,637 156
524 World 14 National Philippe Coussot

Philippe Coussot

Centre national de la recherche scientifique, CNRS, France
D-index 42 Citations 9,218 106
525 World 239 National Jianbo Lu

Jianbo Lu

Ford Motor Company (United States), United States
D-index 42 Citations 5,484 129
526 World 6 National Paulo Flores

Paulo Flores

University of Minho, Portugal
D-index 42 Citations 7,598 126
527 World 241 National Brent W. Webb

Brent W. Webb

Brigham Young University, United States
D-index 42 Citations 7,480 109
528 World 40 National Michael J. S. Lowe

Michael J. S. Lowe

Imperial College London, United Kingdom
D-index 42 Citations 9,558 174
529 World 242 National Edward J. Haug

Edward J. Haug

University of Iowa, United States
D-index 42 Citations 9,242 121
530 World 17 National Johannes Janicka

Johannes Janicka

TU Darmstadt, Germany
D-index 42 Citations 7,798 241
531 World 243 National Abdessattar Abdelkefi

Abdessattar Abdelkefi

New Mexico State University, United States
D-index 42 Citations 6,592 200
532 World 9 National Raffaele Barretta

Raffaele Barretta

University of Naples Federico II, Italy
D-index 42 Citations 4,562 86
533 World 7 National de Lph Philip Goey

de Lph Philip Goey

Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
D-index 42 Citations 6,745 169
534 World 3 National Bijjanal Jayanna Gireesha

Bijjanal Jayanna Gireesha

Kuvempu University, India
D-index 42 Citations 6,021 221
535 World 244 National Meraj Mustafa

Meraj Mustafa

University of the Sciences, United States
D-index 42 Citations 5,874 138
536 World 8 National Heow Pueh Lee

Heow Pueh Lee

National University of Singapore, Singapore
D-index 41 Citations 7,698 222
537 World 8 National Jerry Westerweel

Jerry Westerweel

Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
D-index 41 Citations 7,685 129
538 World 7 National Sang Joon Lee

Sang Joon Lee

Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea
D-index 41 Citations 5,603 204
539 World 15 National Michel Quintard

Michel Quintard

National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse, France
D-index 41 Citations 7,216 201
540 World 15 National Mahmood M. Shokrieh

Mahmood M. Shokrieh

Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran
D-index 41 Citations 6,631 156
541 World 245 National Robert J. Webster

Robert J. Webster

Vanderbilt University, United States
D-index 41 Citations 9,127 128
542 World 40 National Minhao Zhu

Minhao Zhu

Southwest Jiaotong University, China
D-index 41 Citations 5,218 199
543 World 246 National Steven Y. Liang

Steven Y. Liang

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 41 Citations 7,382 259
544 World 6 National Magd Abdel Wahab

Magd Abdel Wahab

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 41 Citations 4,524 161
545 World 41 National Ke-Qing Xia

Ke-Qing Xia

Southern University of Science and Technology, China
D-index 41 Citations 5,262 93
546 World 247 National Wayne J. Book

Wayne J. Book

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 41 Citations 7,944 208
547 World 5 National Erhan Budak

Erhan Budak

Sabancı University, Turkey
D-index 41 Citations 11,156 122
548 World 248 National James E. Bobrow

James E. Bobrow

University of California, Irvine, United States
D-index 41 Citations 8,342 85
549 World 16 National Yaser Kiani

Yaser Kiani

Shahrekord University, Iran
D-index 41 Citations 4,364 100
550 World 9 National Cecilia Laschi

Cecilia Laschi

National University of Singapore, Singapore
D-index 41 Citations 9,713 237
551 World 250 National Q. Jane Wang

Q. Jane Wang

Northwestern University, United States
D-index 41 Citations 5,212 127
552 World 249 National Louis N. Cattafesta

Louis N. Cattafesta

Florida State University, United States
D-index 41 Citations 7,093 182
553 World 42 National Liao-Liang Ke

Liao-Liang Ke

Beijing Jiaotong University, China
D-index 41 Citations 7,668 99
554 World 251 National Zoran Filipi

Zoran Filipi

Clemson University, United States
D-index 41 Citations 6,923 169
555 World 252 National Benjamin Gebhart

Benjamin Gebhart

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 41 Citations 8,009 126
556 World 42 National Nilanjan Chakraborty

Nilanjan Chakraborty

Newcastle University, United Kingdom
D-index 41 Citations 6,319 238
557 World 4 National Ranjan Ganguli

Ranjan Ganguli

Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, India
D-index 41 Citations 6,018 227
558 World 41 National William P. Jones

William P. Jones

Imperial College London, United Kingdom
D-index 41 Citations 14,255 94
559 World 253 National Jinsong Wang

Jinsong Wang

Headway Technologies, United States
D-index 41 Citations 5,609 128
560 World 254 National Arthur E. Bergles

Arthur E. Bergles

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, United States
D-index 41 Citations 7,025 85
561 World 11 National Kaoru Maruta

Kaoru Maruta

Tohoku University, Japan
D-index 41 Citations 7,689 129
562 World 255 National Rama Subba Reddy Gorla

Rama Subba Reddy Gorla

Cleveland State University, United States
D-index 41 Citations 6,737 339
563 World 43 National Zeng-Yuan Guo

Zeng-Yuan Guo

Tsinghua University, China
D-index 41 Citations 8,055 116
564 World 21 National Thuc P. Vo

Thuc P. Vo

La Trobe University, Australia
D-index 41 Citations 5,900 112
565 World 256 National David B. Doman

David B. Doman

United States Air Force Research Laboratory, United States
D-index 41 Citations 7,111 147
566 World 10 National Stefano Chiaverini

Stefano Chiaverini

University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, Italy
D-index 41 Citations 7,648 162
567 World 22 National Chun H. Wang

Chun H. Wang

UNSW Sydney, Australia
D-index 40 Citations 5,461 179
568 World 258 National P. M. Naghdi

P. M. Naghdi

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 40 Citations 11,292 86
569 World 257 National Homayoon Kazerooni

Homayoon Kazerooni

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 40 Citations 8,358 119
570 World 259 National Jayathi Y. Murthy

Jayathi Y. Murthy

The University of Texas at Austin, United States
D-index 40 Citations 6,487 115
571 World 260 National Eric L. Petersen

Eric L. Petersen

Texas A&M University, United States
D-index 40 Citations 7,777 199
572 World 18 National Ekkehard Ramm

Ekkehard Ramm

University of Stuttgart, Germany
D-index 40 Citations 8,349 102
573 World 261 National Xiangchun Xuan

Xiangchun Xuan

Clemson University, United States
D-index 40 Citations 4,605 93
574 World 262 National Shiv Gopal Kapoor

Shiv Gopal Kapoor

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
D-index 40 Citations 6,868 146
575 World 263 National Scott Bair

Scott Bair

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 40 Citations 5,443 146
576 World 12 National Hirohisa Hirukawa

Hirohisa Hirukawa

National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan
D-index 40 Citations 10,266 89
577 World 5 National Nor Azwadi Che Sidik

Nor Azwadi Che Sidik

University of Technology Malaysia, Malaysia
D-index 40 Citations 4,862 162
578 World 5 National Philipp Schlatter

Philipp Schlatter

Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
D-index 40 Citations 7,071 209
579 World 23 National Evatt R. Hawkes

Evatt R. Hawkes

UNSW Sydney, Australia
D-index 40 Citations 6,686 130
580 World 264 National M. G. Mungal

M. G. Mungal

Stanford University, United States
D-index 40 Citations 7,186 83
581 World 265 National Martin Ostoja-Starzewski

Martin Ostoja-Starzewski

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
D-index 40 Citations 7,375 146
582 World 266 National Carlos A. Felippa

Carlos A. Felippa

University of Colorado Boulder, United States
D-index 40 Citations 6,073 113
583 World 9 National Zaheer Abbas

Zaheer Abbas

Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan
D-index 40 Citations 5,471 163
584 World 267 National Yogesh Jaluria

Yogesh Jaluria

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, United States
D-index 40 Citations 7,654 230
585 World 17 National Mofid Gorji-Bandpy

Mofid Gorji-Bandpy

Babol Noshirvani University of Technology, Iran
D-index 40 Citations 6,003 91
586 World 19 National Wolfgang Polifke

Wolfgang Polifke

Technical University of Munich, Germany
D-index 40 Citations 5,760 210
587 World 6 National Per Tunestål

Per Tunestål

Lund University, Sweden
D-index 40 Citations 6,056 192
588 World 24 National Bassam B. Dally

Bassam B. Dally

University of Adelaide, Australia
D-index 40 Citations 6,741 160
589 World 44 National Xingjian Jing

Xingjian Jing

Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
D-index 40 Citations 6,355 134
590 World 3 National Mohammad Ghalambaz

Mohammad Ghalambaz

Ton Duc Thang University, Vietnam
D-index 40 Citations 5,053 152
591 World 16 National Siegfried Fouvry

Siegfried Fouvry

École Centrale de Lyon, France
D-index 40 Citations 5,934 149
592 World 25 National John Sheridan

John Sheridan

Monash University, Australia
D-index 40 Citations 5,345 177
593 World 1 National Lakmal Seneviratne

Lakmal Seneviratne

Khalifa University of Science and Technology, United Arab Emirates
D-index 39 Citations 5,909 230
594 World 268 National Ralph Greif

Ralph Greif

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 39 Citations 5,184 153
595 World 270 National Yuebin Guo

Yuebin Guo

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, United States
D-index 39 Citations 5,857 105
596 World 8 National Sung Jin Kim

Sung Jin Kim

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea
D-index 39 Citations 5,891 137
597 World 269 National Philippe H. Geubelle

Philippe H. Geubelle

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
D-index 39 Citations 5,837 146
598 World 26 National Rhys Jones

Rhys Jones

Monash University, Australia
D-index 39 Citations 5,795 221
599 World 272 National Jacob Fish

Jacob Fish

Columbia University, United States
D-index 39 Citations 7,812 115
600 World 271 National Steven F. Son

Steven F. Son

Purdue University West Lafayette, United States
D-index 39 Citations 6,710 195

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