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
801 World 10 National Nasir Ali

Nasir Ali

International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan
D-index 35 Citations 4,856 160
802 World 63 National Aiwu Fan

Aiwu Fan

Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
D-index 35 Citations 3,850 74
803 World 28 National Sigmar Wittig

Sigmar Wittig

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
D-index 35 Citations 5,026 173
804 World 64 National Liang Li

Liang Li

Tsinghua University, China
D-index 35 Citations 3,512 99
805 World 29 National Bernhard Weigand

Bernhard Weigand

University of Stuttgart, Germany
D-index 35 Citations 5,834 332
806 World 61 National RS Cant

RS Cant

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 35 Citations 4,294 89
807 World 346 National Rakesh K. Kapania

Rakesh K. Kapania

Virginia Tech, United States
D-index 35 Citations 5,874 281
808 World 62 National Jos Derksen

Jos Derksen

University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
D-index 35 Citations 5,766 140
809 World 25 National M. Barzegar Gerdroodbary

M. Barzegar Gerdroodbary

Babol Noshirvani University of Technology, Iran
D-index 35 Citations 3,428 75
810 World 11 National Dharmendra Tripathi

Dharmendra Tripathi

National Institute of Technology Uttarakhand, India
D-index 35 Citations 4,381 147
811 World 24 National Jean-Jacques Sinou

Jean-Jacques Sinou

École Centrale de Lyon, France
D-index 35 Citations 4,483 148
812 World 25 National Nariman Sepehri

Nariman Sepehri

University of Manitoba, Canada
D-index 35 Citations 4,374 191
813 World 11 National Yoon Young Kim

Yoon Young Kim

Seoul National University, South Korea
D-index 34 Citations 4,935 221
814 World 347 National Yung-Cheng Lee

Yung-Cheng Lee

University of Colorado Boulder, United States
D-index 34 Citations 4,129 131
815 World 348 National Yunho Hwang

Yunho Hwang

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
D-index 34 Citations 4,375 134
816 World 65 National Jing Lin

Jing Lin

Beihang University, China
D-index 34 Citations 6,111 102
817 World 349 National Michael Nosonovsky

Michael Nosonovsky

University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, United States
D-index 34 Citations 6,504 97
818 World 350 National Daniel A. Tortorelli

Daniel A. Tortorelli

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
D-index 34 Citations 4,795 104
819 World 16 National Hideaki Kobayashi

Hideaki Kobayashi

Tohoku University, Japan
D-index 34 Citations 4,481 121
820 World 30 National Martin Sommerfeld

Martin Sommerfeld

Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany
D-index 34 Citations 7,732 138
821 World 351 National James J. Riley

James J. Riley

University of Washington, United States
D-index 34 Citations 9,938 99
822 World 66 National Xiaoze Du

Xiaoze Du

North China Electric Power University, China
D-index 34 Citations 5,113 225
823 World 352 National Jonathan B. Freund

Jonathan B. Freund

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
D-index 34 Citations 5,783 134
824 World 67 National Keqiang Li

Keqiang Li

Tsinghua University, China
D-index 34 Citations 5,639 160
825 World 353 National Kevin M. Lynch

Kevin M. Lynch

Northwestern University, United States
D-index 34 Citations 6,377 131
826 World 63 National Peter J. Schmid

Peter J. Schmid

Imperial College London, United Kingdom
D-index 34 Citations 17,274 125
827 World 2 National Marin Marin

Marin Marin

Transylvania University of Brașov, Romania
D-index 34 Citations 3,169 91
828 World 354 National Suresh K. Aggarwal

Suresh K. Aggarwal

University of Illinois at Chicago, United States
D-index 34 Citations 5,302 140
829 World 12 National Min-Jea Tahk

Min-Jea Tahk

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea
D-index 34 Citations 6,350 238
830 World 25 National Michel Potier-Ferry

Michel Potier-Ferry

University of Lorraine, France
D-index 34 Citations 4,416 128
831 World 355 National Carl Wassgren

Carl Wassgren

Purdue University West Lafayette, United States
D-index 34 Citations 3,585 79
832 World 1 National Mitjan Kalin

Mitjan Kalin

University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
D-index 34 Citations 4,746 117
833 World 64 National Dudley Brian Spalding

Dudley Brian Spalding

Imperial College London, United Kingdom
D-index 34 Citations 20,912 77
834 World 356 National Sang Hee Won

Sang Hee Won

University of South Carolina, United States
D-index 34 Citations 4,616 78
835 World 26 National Shohel Mahmud

Shohel Mahmud

University of Guelph, Canada
D-index 34 Citations 4,303 114
836 World 358 National Josette Bellan

Josette Bellan

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 34 Citations 5,736 134
837 World 3 National Lihua Tang

Lihua Tang

University of Auckland, New Zealand
D-index 34 Citations 5,054 129
838 World 65 National Mozammel Mia

Mozammel Mia

Imperial College London, United Kingdom
D-index 34 Citations 3,554 106
839 World 26 National Hamed Safarpour

Hamed Safarpour

Imam Khomeini International University, Iran
D-index 34 Citations 2,613 58
840 World 26 National Lounes Tadrist

Lounes Tadrist

Aix-Marseille University, France
D-index 34 Citations 4,437 128
841 World 357 National Ivan Catton

Ivan Catton

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
D-index 34 Citations 7,628 175
842 World 3 National Sean B. Leen

Sean B. Leen

National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
D-index 34 Citations 4,566 131
843 World 9 National Xue-Song Bai

Xue-Song Bai

Lund University, Sweden
D-index 34 Citations 4,726 194
844 World 66 National Robert J. Poole

Robert J. Poole

University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
D-index 34 Citations 3,647 121
845 World 2 National Geniy V. Kuznetsov

Geniy V. Kuznetsov

Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia
D-index 34 Citations 4,181 250
846 World 27 National Javad Abolfazli Esfahani

Javad Abolfazli Esfahani

Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran
D-index 34 Citations 4,052 166
847 World 359 National Santosh Devasia

Santosh Devasia

University of Washington, United States
D-index 34 Citations 8,195 130
848 World 27 National Ian Frigaard

Ian Frigaard

University of British Columbia, Canada
D-index 34 Citations 4,117 136
849 World 67 National John H. Merkin

John H. Merkin

University of Leeds, United Kingdom
D-index 34 Citations 6,206 211
850 World 27 National Julien Réthoré

Julien Réthoré

École Centrale de Nantes, France
D-index 34 Citations 4,566 83
851 World 28 National Mohammad Taghi Ahmadian

Mohammad Taghi Ahmadian

Sharif University of Technology, Iran
D-index 34 Citations 6,124 199
852 World 363 National John D. Whitcomb

John D. Whitcomb

Texas A&M University, United States
D-index 34 Citations 4,750 106
853 World 360 National W. J. Minkowycz

W. J. Minkowycz

University of Illinois at Chicago, United States
D-index 34 Citations 7,259 123
854 World 361 National Alan H. Epstein

Alan H. Epstein

MIT, United States
D-index 34 Citations 6,091 73
855 World 362 National Srinath V. Ekkad

Srinath V. Ekkad

North Carolina State University, United States
D-index 34 Citations 7,393 182
856 World 68 National Tony Murmu

Tony Murmu

University of the West of Scotland, United Kingdom
D-index 34 Citations 4,548 42
857 World 12 National Hong G. Im

Hong G. Im

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
D-index 34 Citations 5,136 187
858 World 34 National John C. Patterson

John C. Patterson

University of Sydney, Australia
D-index 34 Citations 4,407 118
859 World 13 National Swati Mukhopadhyay

Swati Mukhopadhyay

University of Burdwan, India
D-index 34 Citations 4,622 101
860 World 12 National M. Ganapathi

M. Ganapathi

Vellore Institute of Technology University, India
D-index 34 Citations 3,677 98
861 World 364 National Ovadia Shoham

Ovadia Shoham

University of Tulsa, United States
D-index 34 Citations 5,755 124
862 World 366 National Thomas L. Jackson

Thomas L. Jackson

University of Florida, United States
D-index 34 Citations 3,979 144
863 World 365 National Mark Sheplak

Mark Sheplak

University of Florida, United States
D-index 34 Citations 5,132 142
864 World 367 National Robert R. Bitmead

Robert R. Bitmead

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 33 Citations 5,556 163
865 World 4 National Daniel Rittel

Daniel Rittel

Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
D-index 33 Citations 4,802 119
866 World 4 National Zenon Mróz

Zenon Mróz

Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
D-index 33 Citations 6,620 163
867 World 70 National Robin S. Langley

Robin S. Langley

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 33 Citations 5,688 139
868 World 368 National Krishnaswa Ravi-Chandar

Krishnaswa Ravi-Chandar

The University of Texas at Austin, United States
D-index 33 Citations 5,811 75
869 World 370 National Leif A. Carlsson

Leif A. Carlsson

Florida Atlantic University, United States
D-index 33 Citations 6,064 126
870 World 369 National Firdaus E. Udwadia

Firdaus E. Udwadia

University of Southern California, United States
D-index 33 Citations 4,879 128
871 World 69 National Kai H. Luo

Kai H. Luo

University College London, United Kingdom
D-index 33 Citations 6,173 202
872 World 371 National Tribikram Kundu

Tribikram Kundu

University of Arizona, United States
D-index 33 Citations 5,196 201
873 World 372 National Salvador M. Aceves

Salvador M. Aceves

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, United States
D-index 33 Citations 4,570 104
874 World 71 National K.L. Johnson

K.L. Johnson

Stockholm Environment Institute, United Kingdom
D-index 33 Citations 5,651 40
875 World 68 National Xi-Yun Lu

Xi-Yun Lu

University of Science and Technology of China, China
D-index 33 Citations 4,735 150
876 World 31 National Carlo L. Bottasso

Carlo L. Bottasso

Technical University of Munich, Germany
D-index 33 Citations 4,752 220
877 World 13 National Yaowen Yang

Yaowen Yang

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
D-index 33 Citations 4,993 122
878 World 3 National Zafar Said

Zafar Said

University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
D-index 33 Citations 3,588 74
879 World 5 National Grzegorz Krolczyk

Grzegorz Krolczyk

Opole University of Technology, Poland
D-index 33 Citations 3,378 106
880 World 373 National Eric Loth

Eric Loth

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 33 Citations 4,642 231
881 World 374 National Rajiv Shivpuri

Rajiv Shivpuri

The Ohio State University, United States
D-index 33 Citations 4,413 92
882 World 375 National Warren P. Seering

Warren P. Seering

MIT, United States
D-index 33 Citations 9,337 92
883 World 376 National Song-Charng Kong

Song-Charng Kong

Iowa State University, United States
D-index 33 Citations 5,469 92
884 World 377 National H. S. Udaykumar

H. S. Udaykumar

University of Iowa, United States
D-index 33 Citations 4,608 114
885 World 15 National Aitzol Lamikiz

Aitzol Lamikiz

University of the Basque Country, Spain
D-index 33 Citations 4,720 126
886 World 32 National Bob Svendsen

Bob Svendsen

RWTH Aachen University, Germany
D-index 33 Citations 3,840 130
887 World 69 National Changqing Chen

Changqing Chen

Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
D-index 33 Citations 3,783 78
888 World 14 National Subhasish Dey

Subhasish Dey

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India
D-index 33 Citations 4,118 179
889 World 16 National Giuseppe Rega

Giuseppe Rega

Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
D-index 33 Citations 4,519 149
890 World 378 National Michael S. Selig

Michael S. Selig

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
D-index 33 Citations 5,673 127
891 World 72 National Arthur H. Lefebvre

Arthur H. Lefebvre

Cranfield University, United Kingdom
D-index 33 Citations 4,365 81
892 World 1 National Milan Jirásek

Milan Jirásek

Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
D-index 33 Citations 6,872 68
893 World 6 National Victor A. Eremeyev

Victor A. Eremeyev

Gdańsk University of Technology, Poland
D-index 33 Citations 4,448 178
894 World 10 National Hjh Herman Clercx

Hjh Herman Clercx

Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
D-index 33 Citations 3,205 116
895 World 379 National Martin R. Maxey

Martin R. Maxey

Brown University, United States
D-index 33 Citations 9,846 64
896 World 17 National Michele Ciavarella

Michele Ciavarella

Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy
D-index 33 Citations 4,565 163
897 World 13 National Yong Tae Kang

Yong Tae Kang

Korea University, South Korea
D-index 33 Citations 4,543 98
898 World 380 National Tarek I. Zohdi

Tarek I. Zohdi

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 33 Citations 4,132 124
899 World 17 National Fumitoshi Matsuno

Fumitoshi Matsuno

Kyoto University, Japan
D-index 33 Citations 5,233 282
900 World 5 National Gabi Ben-Dor

Gabi Ben-Dor

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
D-index 33 Citations 5,110 232

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