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
601 World 18 National M.R.M. Aliha

M.R.M. Aliha

Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran
D-index 39 Citations 5,099 82
602 World 273 National Arun Shukla

Arun Shukla

University of Rhode Island, United States
D-index 39 Citations 6,075 180
603 World 20 National Christian Ott

Christian Ott

German Aerospace Center, Germany
D-index 39 Citations 8,207 168
604 World 274 National Peter Bradshaw

Peter Bradshaw

Stanford University, United States
D-index 39 Citations 10,766 75
605 World 10 National I-Ming Chen

I-Ming Chen

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
D-index 39 Citations 5,555 221
606 World 8 National Jean-François Molinari

Jean-François Molinari

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
D-index 39 Citations 5,716 129
607 World 22 National Jean W. Zu

Jean W. Zu

University of Toronto, Canada
D-index 39 Citations 5,091 190
608 World 275 National David J. Benson

David J. Benson

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 39 Citations 13,245 99
609 World 43 National John R. Lister

John R. Lister

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 39 Citations 6,394 99
610 World 27 National Robert B. Randall

Robert B. Randall

UNSW Sydney, Australia
D-index 39 Citations 11,604 126
611 World 276 National Suhas V. Patankar

Suhas V. Patankar

University of Minnesota, United States
D-index 39 Citations 8,044 107
612 World 277 National Paul A. Libby

Paul A. Libby

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 39 Citations 7,328 135
613 World 13 National Atsuo Takanishi

Atsuo Takanishi

Waseda University, Japan
D-index 39 Citations 8,563 460
614 World 10 National Miguel Cervera

Miguel Cervera

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
D-index 39 Citations 5,792 102
615 World 278 National Nabil Simaan

Nabil Simaan

Vanderbilt University, United States
D-index 39 Citations 5,959 108
616 World 2 National Felix Sharipov

Felix Sharipov

Federal University of Paraná, Brazil
D-index 39 Citations 5,670 121
617 World 44 National Simon A Neild

Simon A Neild

University of Bristol, United Kingdom
D-index 39 Citations 5,816 214
618 World 280 National Tony Maxworthy

Tony Maxworthy

University of Southern California, United States
D-index 39 Citations 7,406 87
619 World 279 National Paul E. Allaire

Paul E. Allaire

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 39 Citations 5,113 203
620 World 14 National Kazuo Tanie

Kazuo Tanie

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan
D-index 39 Citations 7,004 154
621 World 281 National Michael S. Howe

Michael S. Howe

Boston University, United States
D-index 39 Citations 7,707 192
622 World 5 National Sanjay Mittal

Sanjay Mittal

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India
D-index 39 Citations 7,966 126
623 World 2 National Dvora Barnea

Dvora Barnea

Tel Aviv University, Israel
D-index 39 Citations 9,551 85
624 World 283 National Sangbae Kim

Sangbae Kim

MIT, United States
D-index 39 Citations 8,779 90
625 World 282 National Brian P. Mann

Brian P. Mann

Duke University, United States
D-index 39 Citations 7,714 110
626 World 2 National Eiyad Abu-Nada

Eiyad Abu-Nada

Khalifa University of Science and Technology, United Arab Emirates
D-index 39 Citations 10,072 89
627 World 9 National Kwan-Soo Lee

Kwan-Soo Lee

Hanyang University, South Korea
D-index 39 Citations 5,793 185
628 World 3 National Chinaruk Thianpong

Chinaruk Thianpong

King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Thailand
D-index 39 Citations 5,340 67
629 World 8 National Syed M. Zubair

Syed M. Zubair

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia
D-index 38 Citations 6,355 164
630 World 284 National Clarence W. Rowley

Clarence W. Rowley

Princeton University, United States
D-index 38 Citations 8,043 109
631 World 6 National Salim Newaz Kazi

Salim Newaz Kazi

University of Malaya, Malaysia
D-index 38 Citations 5,842 123
632 World 45 National Constantinos Soutis

Constantinos Soutis

University of Manchester, United Kingdom
D-index 38 Citations 9,302 164
633 World 21 National Andreas Dreizler

Andreas Dreizler

TU Darmstadt, Germany
D-index 38 Citations 5,415 185
634 World 22 National Tamim Asfour

Tamim Asfour

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
D-index 38 Citations 7,035 149
635 World 11 National José M. Criado

José M. Criado

Spanish National Research Council, Spain
D-index 38 Citations 9,715 112
636 World 23 National Ugo Piomelli

Ugo Piomelli

Queen's University, Canada
D-index 38 Citations 16,978 117
637 World 45 National Zhaoli Guo

Zhaoli Guo

Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
D-index 38 Citations 7,823 126
638 World 9 National Irfan Anjum Badruddin

Irfan Anjum Badruddin

King Khalid University, Saudi Arabia
D-index 38 Citations 4,240 118
639 World 6 National Srinivasan Gopalakrishnan

Srinivasan Gopalakrishnan

Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, India
D-index 38 Citations 6,289 193
640 World 286 National Bernard Roth

Bernard Roth

Stanford University, United States
D-index 38 Citations 8,708 87
641 World 285 National Sridhar Kota

Sridhar Kota

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 38 Citations 6,174 123
642 World 11 National Giuseppe Carbone

Giuseppe Carbone

University of Calabria, Italy
D-index 38 Citations 6,400 309
643 World 288 National Shreyes N. Melkote

Shreyes N. Melkote

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 38 Citations 5,600 135
644 World 46 National Jiaqiang E

Jiaqiang E

Hunan University, China
D-index 38 Citations 3,612 86
645 World 287 National Kamlakar P Rajurkar

Kamlakar P Rajurkar

University of Nebraska–Lincoln, United States
D-index 38 Citations 6,315 67
646 World 47 National Xian-Fang Li

Xian-Fang Li

Central South University, China
D-index 38 Citations 6,189 206
647 World 2 National Brian R. Mace

Brian R. Mace

University of Auckland, New Zealand
D-index 38 Citations 6,841 178
648 World 289 National Eric W. Lemmon

Eric W. Lemmon

National Institute of Standards and Technology, United States
D-index 38 Citations 13,281 97
649 World 19 National Mohammad Mohammadi Aghdam

Mohammad Mohammadi Aghdam

Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran
D-index 38 Citations 4,871 136
650 World 20 National Mohammad Reza Barati

Mohammad Reza Barati

Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran
D-index 38 Citations 5,582 150
651 World 9 National Sylvain Calinon

Sylvain Calinon

Idiap Research Institute, Switzerland
D-index 38 Citations 8,944 107
652 World 290 National Sumanta Acharya

Sumanta Acharya

Illinois Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 38 Citations 5,211 222
653 World 4 National Tore Børvik

Tore Børvik

Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
D-index 38 Citations 4,740 145
654 World 4 National Niels Olhoff

Niels Olhoff

Aalborg University, Denmark
D-index 38 Citations 6,339 102
655 World 46 National Manolis Gavaises

Manolis Gavaises

City, University of London, United Kingdom
D-index 38 Citations 6,378 169
656 World 17 National Luc Vervisch

Luc Vervisch

Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Rouen, France
D-index 38 Citations 8,685 126
657 World 12 National Andrea Carpinteri

Andrea Carpinteri

Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy
D-index 38 Citations 4,509 152
658 World 18 National Mostafa Safdari Shadloo

Mostafa Safdari Shadloo

Centre national de la recherche scientifique, CNRS, France
D-index 38 Citations 4,134 89
659 World 291 National Jack R. Edwards

Jack R. Edwards

North Carolina State University, United States
D-index 38 Citations 5,595 164
660 World 292 National Leonard Meirovitch

Leonard Meirovitch

Virginia Tech, United States
D-index 38 Citations 11,722 101
661 World 293 National Lei Zuo

Lei Zuo

Virginia Tech, United States
D-index 38 Citations 6,756 186
662 World 48 National Gongnan Xie

Gongnan Xie

Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
D-index 38 Citations 5,250 229
663 World 294 National Fred E. C. Culick

Fred E. C. Culick

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 38 Citations 6,281 123
664 World 23 National Thomas Sattelmayer

Thomas Sattelmayer

Technical University of Munich, Germany
D-index 38 Citations 6,197 317
665 World 47 National Huajiang Ouyang

Huajiang Ouyang

University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
D-index 38 Citations 6,273 261
666 World 6 National Hakan F. Öztop

Hakan F. Öztop

Fırat University, Turkey
D-index 38 Citations 8,922 99
667 World 295 National Joseph A. Schetz

Joseph A. Schetz

Virginia Tech, United States
D-index 38 Citations 6,066 251
668 World 19 National Yves Berthier

Yves Berthier

Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon, France
D-index 38 Citations 4,935 153
669 World 21 National Raheb Gholami

Raheb Gholami

Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
D-index 38 Citations 4,505 99
670 World 49 National qinglei hu

qinglei hu

Beihang University, China
D-index 38 Citations 4,910 88
671 World 12 National Francisco Javier Salvador

Francisco Javier Salvador

Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
D-index 38 Citations 4,983 83
672 World 9 National A Avraham Hirschberg

A Avraham Hirschberg

Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
D-index 38 Citations 6,406 131
673 World 296 National Gary S. Settles

Gary S. Settles

Pennsylvania State University, United States
D-index 37 Citations 4,227 88
674 World 13 National Raimondo Luciano

Raimondo Luciano

University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, Italy
D-index 37 Citations 3,619 63
675 World 298 National Victor M. Bright

Victor M. Bright

University of Colorado Boulder, United States
D-index 37 Citations 5,336 129
676 World 48 National Marian Wiercigroch

Marian Wiercigroch

University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
D-index 37 Citations 5,333 180
677 World 297 National Juan C. Lasheras

Juan C. Lasheras

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 37 Citations 7,895 82
678 World 300 National Yoseph Bar-Cohen

Yoseph Bar-Cohen

Jet Propulsion Lab, United States
D-index 37 Citations 9,970 173
679 World 49 National Guillermo Rein

Guillermo Rein

Imperial College London, United Kingdom
D-index 37 Citations 4,933 118
680 World 7 National Denis Dochain

Denis Dochain

Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
D-index 37 Citations 6,332 197
681 World 299 National James G. Quintiere

James G. Quintiere

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
D-index 37 Citations 6,241 92
682 World 50 National John Blake

John Blake

University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
D-index 37 Citations 6,760 62
683 World 24 National Wolfgang Schröder

Wolfgang Schröder

RWTH Aachen University, Germany
D-index 37 Citations 6,875 318
684 World 301 National Volker Sick

Volker Sick

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 37 Citations 5,183 124
685 World 50 National Zheng Chen

Zheng Chen

Peking University, China
D-index 37 Citations 6,325 191
686 World 302 National Thomas K. Caughey

Thomas K. Caughey

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 37 Citations 8,281 90
687 World 303 National Jason Jonkman

Jason Jonkman

National Renewable Energy Laboratory, United States
D-index 37 Citations 9,861 130
688 World 7 National Tanmay Basak

Tanmay Basak

Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India
D-index 37 Citations 5,607 173
689 World 28 National Guan Heng Yeoh

Guan Heng Yeoh

UNSW Sydney, Australia
D-index 37 Citations 7,312 245
690 World 7 National Christer Fureby

Christer Fureby

Lund University, Sweden
D-index 37 Citations 8,711 115
691 World 304 National C. F. Shih

C. F. Shih

Brown University, United States
D-index 37 Citations 13,228 57
692 World 305 National Thomas G. Leone

Thomas G. Leone

Ford Motor Company (United States), United States
D-index 37 Citations 4,152 108
693 World 20 National Emmanuel Villermaux

Emmanuel Villermaux

Aix-Marseille University, France
D-index 37 Citations 8,737 96
694 World 51 National Hui Ma

Hui Ma

Northeastern University, China
D-index 37 Citations 4,791 180
695 World 29 National Graham J. Nathan

Graham J. Nathan

University of Adelaide, Australia
D-index 37 Citations 5,521 213
696 World 306 National Sutanu Sarkar

Sutanu Sarkar

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 37 Citations 6,868 118
697 World 307 National Balakumar Balachandran

Balakumar Balachandran

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
D-index 37 Citations 4,848 141
698 World 8 National K.V. Sharma

K.V. Sharma

Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, India
D-index 37 Citations 5,235 96
699 World 10 National Konstantinos Boulouchos

Konstantinos Boulouchos

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 37 Citations 5,428 245
700 World 25 National Michael Breuer

Michael Breuer

Helmut Schmidt University, Germany
D-index 37 Citations 6,427 130

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