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
701 World 22 National Omid Ali Akbari

Omid Ali Akbari

Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
D-index 37 Citations 4,643 70
702 World 309 National Neelesh A. Patankar

Neelesh A. Patankar

Northwestern University, United States
D-index 37 Citations 10,713 97
703 World 308 National Nejat Olgac

Nejat Olgac

University of Connecticut, United States
D-index 37 Citations 5,559 164
704 World 13 National Assensi Oliva

Assensi Oliva

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
D-index 37 Citations 5,046 150
705 World 311 National James K. Mills

James K. Mills

National Institutes of Health, United States
D-index 37 Citations 6,199 239
706 World 310 National Turgut Sarpkaya

Turgut Sarpkaya

Naval Postgraduate School, United States
D-index 37 Citations 8,182 78
707 World 26 National Dirk Lucas

Dirk Lucas

Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Germany
D-index 37 Citations 6,218 178
708 World 10 National Waqar Azeem Khan

Waqar Azeem Khan

Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University, Saudi Arabia
D-index 37 Citations 4,316 161
709 World 9 National S. Suresh

S. Suresh

National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli, India
D-index 37 Citations 6,561 112
710 World 51 National Morgan Heikal

Morgan Heikal

University of Brighton, United Kingdom
D-index 37 Citations 4,848 173
711 World 312 National Hongbin Ma

Hongbin Ma

University of Missouri, United States
D-index 37 Citations 5,565 142
712 World 14 National Antonio Visioli

Antonio Visioli

University of Brescia, Italy
D-index 37 Citations 7,955 230
713 World 3 National Evangelos Papadopoulos

Evangelos Papadopoulos

National Technical University of Athens, Greece
D-index 37 Citations 6,916 186
714 World 52 National Harmindar S. Takhar

Harmindar S. Takhar

Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
D-index 37 Citations 5,556 141
715 World 53 National John W. Rose

John W. Rose

Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom
D-index 37 Citations 5,287 99
716 World 313 National Gianluca Iaccarino

Gianluca Iaccarino

Stanford University, United States
D-index 36 Citations 9,410 169
717 World 314 National Yiannis A. Levendis

Yiannis A. Levendis

Northeastern University, United States
D-index 36 Citations 5,441 124
718 World 52 National Fengchun Sun

Fengchun Sun

Beijing Institute of Technology, China
D-index 36 Citations 6,217 88
719 World 315 National Faydor L. Litvin

Faydor L. Litvin

University of Illinois at Chicago, United States
D-index 36 Citations 9,070 114
720 World 316 National Mamidala Ramulu

Mamidala Ramulu

University of Washington, United States
D-index 36 Citations 5,937 132
721 World 53 National Lian-Ping Wang

Lian-Ping Wang

Southern University of Science and Technology, China
D-index 36 Citations 6,008 140
722 World 54 National Colin R. McInnes

Colin R. McInnes

University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
D-index 36 Citations 6,380 255
723 World 7 National Nuno Silvestre

Nuno Silvestre

Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
D-index 36 Citations 4,602 148
724 World 317 National Richard M. Lueptow

Richard M. Lueptow

Northwestern University, United States
D-index 36 Citations 4,673 135
725 World 8 National Dirk Vandepitte

Dirk Vandepitte

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 36 Citations 5,200 237
726 World 54 National Shun-Peng Zhu

Shun-Peng Zhu

University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
D-index 36 Citations 3,969 86
727 World 30 National Kerry Hourigan

Kerry Hourigan

Monash University, Australia
D-index 36 Citations 5,253 203
728 World 56 National Guangyao Li

Guangyao Li

Hunan University, China
D-index 36 Citations 4,424 135
729 World 55 National Bernd R. Noack

Bernd R. Noack

Harbin Institute of Technology, China
D-index 36 Citations 8,464 188
730 World 11 National Sigurdur T. Thoroddsen

Sigurdur T. Thoroddsen

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
D-index 36 Citations 6,329 114
731 World 8 National Peter Hansbo

Peter Hansbo

Jönköping University, Sweden
D-index 36 Citations 8,442 123
732 World 318 National Jy-Jen F. Sah

Jy-Jen F. Sah

General Motors (United States), United States
D-index 36 Citations 7,508 56
733 World 319 National Christopher D. Rahn

Christopher D. Rahn

Pennsylvania State University, United States
D-index 36 Citations 7,853 156
734 World 23 National Mehdi Bahiraei

Mehdi Bahiraei

Razi University, Iran
D-index 36 Citations 4,445 131
735 World 320 National Ping Lu

Ping Lu

San Diego State University, United States
D-index 36 Citations 5,356 128
736 World 55 National Andrew Ball

Andrew Ball

University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom
D-index 36 Citations 6,444 292
737 World 21 National Iskender Gökalp

Iskender Gökalp

Centre national de la recherche scientifique, CNRS, France
D-index 36 Citations 4,840 151
738 World 27 National Jadran Vrabec

Jadran Vrabec

Technical University of Berlin, Germany
D-index 36 Citations 5,087 144
739 World 321 National Erdogan Madenci

Erdogan Madenci

University of Arizona, United States
D-index 36 Citations 5,845 167
740 World 322 National Ephrahim Garcia

Ephrahim Garcia

Cornell University, United States
D-index 36 Citations 6,049 145
741 World 31 National Jie Pan

Jie Pan

University of Western Australia, Australia
D-index 36 Citations 6,334 194
742 World 1 National Kemal Hanjalic

Kemal Hanjalic

University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
D-index 36 Citations 8,306 135
743 World 15 National Domenico Umbrello

Domenico Umbrello

University of Calabria, Italy
D-index 36 Citations 5,938 99
744 World 323 National George Constantinescu

George Constantinescu

University of Iowa, United States
D-index 36 Citations 5,508 110
745 World 3 National Gad Hetsroni

Gad Hetsroni

Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
D-index 36 Citations 6,602 107
746 World 32 National Kamel Hooman

Kamel Hooman

University of Queensland, Australia
D-index 36 Citations 5,216 194
747 World 5 National Olav Egeland

Olav Egeland

Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
D-index 36 Citations 6,969 153
748 World 56 National Fengshou Gu

Fengshou Gu

University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom
D-index 36 Citations 5,399 312
749 World 1 National Antero Arkkio

Antero Arkkio

Aalto University, Finland
D-index 36 Citations 5,804 245
750 World 325 National Georges L. Chahine

Georges L. Chahine

Dynaflow, Inc., United States
D-index 36 Citations 4,686 131
751 World 326 National Mohammad I. Younis

Mohammad I. Younis

Binghamton University, United States
D-index 36 Citations 8,470 228
752 World 57 National Michele Meo

Michele Meo

University of Bath, United Kingdom
D-index 36 Citations 5,574 145
753 World 57 National Jianchun Mi

Jianchun Mi

Peking University, China
D-index 36 Citations 4,771 127
754 World 324 National Joseph E. Shepherd

Joseph E. Shepherd

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 36 Citations 5,627 179
755 World 11 National François Avellan

François Avellan

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
D-index 36 Citations 5,983 269
756 World 4 National Paisarn Naphon

Paisarn Naphon

Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand
D-index 36 Citations 4,861 82
757 World 24 National Abdul Sattar Dogonchi

Abdul Sattar Dogonchi

Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
D-index 36 Citations 3,491 66
758 World 327 National Sibendu Som

Sibendu Som

Argonne National Laboratory, United States
D-index 36 Citations 5,109 152
759 World 59 National Yanling Tian

Yanling Tian

Tianjin University, China
D-index 36 Citations 4,951 120
760 World 58 National Zhenguo Wang

Zhenguo Wang

National University of Defense Technology, China
D-index 36 Citations 4,945 166
761 World 328 National Fazle Hussain

Fazle Hussain

Texas Tech University, United States
D-index 35 Citations 6,049 175
762 World 60 National Zhike Peng

Zhike Peng

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
D-index 35 Citations 5,644 184
763 World 24 National Carey J. Simonson

Carey J. Simonson

University of Saskatchewan, Canada
D-index 35 Citations 3,870 109
764 World 61 National Tie-Qiao Tang

Tie-Qiao Tang

Beihang University, China
D-index 35 Citations 3,476 74
765 World 58 National Stephen R Reid

Stephen R Reid

University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
D-index 35 Citations 6,335 110
766 World 329 National Ashwani K. Gupta

Ashwani K. Gupta

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
D-index 35 Citations 6,088 273
767 World 330 National John W. M. Bush

John W. M. Bush

MIT, United States
D-index 35 Citations 6,456 99
768 World 11 National Haoyong Yu

Haoyong Yu

National University of Singapore, Singapore
D-index 35 Citations 4,630 148
769 World 59 National Marco Marengo

Marco Marengo

University of Brighton, United Kingdom
D-index 35 Citations 6,204 143
770 World 331 National Kornel F. Ehmann

Kornel F. Ehmann

Northwestern University, United States
D-index 35 Citations 5,794 188
771 World 62 National Zhongqing Su

Zhongqing Su

Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
D-index 35 Citations 5,684 150
772 World 14 National Javier Oliver

Javier Oliver

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
D-index 35 Citations 10,235 80
773 World 333 National Mac Schwager

Mac Schwager

Stanford University, United States
D-index 35 Citations 4,331 98
774 World 332 National Kenneth C. Hall

Kenneth C. Hall

Duke University, United States
D-index 35 Citations 5,517 109
775 World 9 National Herman Bruyninckx

Herman Bruyninckx

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 35 Citations 5,456 147
776 World 334 National Kyle D. Squires

Kyle D. Squires

Arizona State University, United States
D-index 35 Citations 13,505 88
777 World 22 National Joël Rech

Joël Rech

University of Lyon System, France
D-index 35 Citations 4,371 132
778 World 33 National Xiaodong Huang

Xiaodong Huang

Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
D-index 35 Citations 4,572 103
779 World 335 National Christopher J. Rutland

Christopher J. Rutland

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
D-index 35 Citations 6,074 131
780 World 12 National K.Y. Lam

K.Y. Lam

Institute of High Performance Computing, Singapore
D-index 35 Citations 4,554 84
781 World 336 National Daniel C. Haworth

Daniel C. Haworth

Pennsylvania State University, United States
D-index 35 Citations 5,150 88
782 World 337 National William C. Messner

William C. Messner

Tufts University, United States
D-index 35 Citations 4,956 119
783 World 338 National Yuriko Renardy

Yuriko Renardy

Virginia Tech, United States
D-index 35 Citations 5,472 95
784 World 12 National Yutaka Taga

Yutaka Taga

Toyota Motor Corporation (Switzerland), Switzerland
D-index 35 Citations 5,823 205
785 World 2 National Moh’d A. Al-Nimr

Moh’d A. Al-Nimr

Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
D-index 35 Citations 5,259 187
786 World 15 National Eiichi Yoshida

Eiichi Yoshida

National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan
D-index 35 Citations 6,108 164
787 World 60 National Daniele Dini

Daniele Dini

Imperial College London, United Kingdom
D-index 35 Citations 4,425 195
788 World 10 National Pulak M. Pandey

Pulak M. Pandey

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India
D-index 35 Citations 5,519 121
789 World 10 National G. De Roeck

G. De Roeck

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 35 Citations 5,521 78
790 World 3 National Marek Krawczuk

Marek Krawczuk

Gdańsk University of Technology, Poland
D-index 35 Citations 5,683 110
791 World 341 National Tsu-Chin Tsao

Tsu-Chin Tsao

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
D-index 35 Citations 5,640 173
792 World 340 National C. Pozrikidis

C. Pozrikidis

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 35 Citations 4,912 80
793 World 339 National Faryar Jabbari

Faryar Jabbari

University of California, Irvine, United States
D-index 35 Citations 4,218 125
794 World 7 National Orhan Aydin

Orhan Aydin

Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey
D-index 35 Citations 4,430 108
795 World 10 National Chul Park

Chul Park

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea
D-index 35 Citations 7,857 99
796 World 23 National Dominique Legendre

Dominique Legendre

Federal University of Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées, France
D-index 35 Citations 4,559 96
797 World 345 National Mehdi Ahmadian

Mehdi Ahmadian

Virginia Tech, United States
D-index 35 Citations 5,182 205
798 World 343 National Ambarish Goswami

Ambarish Goswami

Intuitive Surgical (United States), United States
D-index 35 Citations 9,477 72
799 World 342 National Steven L. Ceccio

Steven L. Ceccio

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 35 Citations 5,401 147
800 World 344 National Martin Corless

Martin Corless

Purdue University West Lafayette, United States
D-index 35 Citations 7,757 129

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