Top Materials Science Universities

The university ranking for Materials Science was developed by Research.com, one of the prominent platforms for computer science research maintaining reliable data on scientific contributions since 2014, with the aim of answering the question of what is the best Materials Science university.

The ranking of universities is based on the h-index and bibliometric indicators compiled by December 6th, 2021. The ranking process involved a detailed examination of 166,880 researchers’ profiles from Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Materials Science, over 11,166 profiles were examined. Scientists from more than 1,397 institutions and affiliations were analyzed. Show more

Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s h-index using data compiled from Microsoft Academic 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.

Please take into consideration that the research institution or university for a scientist is set based on the affiliation details featured on their Google Scholar profile.

World
National
University Details
Scholars
Σ Publications
Σ H-Index
1 World 1 National Tsinghua University

Tsinghua University

China
Scholars 87 23,969 Σ H-Index 5,921
2 World 1 National MIT

MIT

United States
Scholars 74 18,701 Σ H-Index 5,459
3 World 1 National Nanyang Technological University

Nanyang Technological University

Singapore
Scholars 73 18,319 Σ H-Index 4,964
4 World 2 National Zhejiang University

Zhejiang University

China
Scholars 79 18,470 Σ H-Index 4,577
5 World 2 National National University of Singapore

National University of Singapore

Singapore
Scholars 62 18,575 Σ H-Index 4,357
6 World 3 National Peking University

Peking University

China
Scholars 62 13,979 Σ H-Index 3,697
7 World 2 National Northwestern University

Northwestern University

United States
Scholars 45 15,813 Σ H-Index 3,686
8 World 3 National Georgia Institute of Technology

Georgia Institute of Technology

United States
Scholars 47 15,957 Σ H-Index 3,678
9 World 4 National Stanford University

Stanford University

United States
Scholars 50 12,510 Σ H-Index 3,637
10 World 5 National University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Berkeley

United States
Scholars 44 13,902 Σ H-Index 3,602
11 World 1 National University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom
Scholars 49 13,200 Σ H-Index 3,472
12 World 1 National Tohoku University

Tohoku University

Japan
Scholars 61 19,143 Σ H-Index 3,464
13 World 4 National Soochow University

Soochow University

China
Scholars 53 13,077 Σ H-Index 3,316
14 World 5 National City University of Hong Kong

City University of Hong Kong

China
Scholars 48 15,078 Σ H-Index 3,303
15 World 6 National Pennsylvania State University

Pennsylvania State University

United States
Scholars 49 13,926 Σ H-Index 3,238
16 World 7 National University of California, Santa Barbara

University of California, Santa Barbara

United States
Scholars 36 13,309 Σ H-Index 3,189
17 World 1 National École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Switzerland
Scholars 46 11,462 Σ H-Index 3,124
18 World 6 National Fudan University

Fudan University

China
Scholars 50 8,938 Σ H-Index 3,002
19 World 1 National Seoul National University

Seoul National University

South Korea
Scholars 46 11,363 Σ H-Index 2,825
20 World 7 National Jilin University

Jilin University

China
Scholars 49 10,830 Σ H-Index 2,776
21 World 8 National Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Huazhong University of Science and Technology

China
Scholars 45 9,272 Σ H-Index 2,638
22 World 9 National Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

China
Scholars 46 9,683 Σ H-Index 2,626
23 World 2 National Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

South Korea
Scholars 48 10,458 Σ H-Index 2,598
24 World 8 National The University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin

United States
Scholars 36 9,397 Σ H-Index 2,543
25 World 9 National Harvard University

Harvard University

United States
Scholars 28 7,374 Σ H-Index 2,487
26 World 2 National Kyoto University

Kyoto University

Japan
Scholars 43 11,220 Σ H-Index 2,465
27 World 10 National University of California, Los Angeles

University of California, Los Angeles

United States
Scholars 37 8,139 Σ H-Index 2,398
28 World 11 National University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

United States
Scholars 37 8,767 Σ H-Index 2,397
29 World 10 National Harbin Institute of Technology

Harbin Institute of Technology

China
Scholars 44 10,768 Σ H-Index 2,377
30 World 11 National Nanjing University

Nanjing University

China
Scholars 40 10,337 Σ H-Index 2,370
31 World 12 National South China University of Technology

South China University of Technology

China
Scholars 40 9,474 Σ H-Index 2,348
32 World 3 National University of Tokyo

University of Tokyo

Japan
Scholars 38 12,550 Σ H-Index 2,332
33 World 13 National Tianjin University

Tianjin University

China
Scholars 39 8,840 Σ H-Index 2,274
34 World 14 National Wuhan University

Wuhan University

China
Scholars 37 8,432 Σ H-Index 2,271
35 World 2 National ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich

Switzerland
Scholars 35 7,556 Σ H-Index 2,213
36 World 12 National University of Michigan–Ann Arbor

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor

United States
Scholars 31 8,139 Σ H-Index 2,093
37 World 2 National Imperial College London

Imperial College London

United Kingdom
Scholars 34 6,784 Σ H-Index 2,072
38 World 1 National KU Leuven

KU Leuven

Belgium
Scholars 38 10,751 Σ H-Index 2,067
39 World 15 National Sichuan University

Sichuan University

China
Scholars 37 8,778 Σ H-Index 2,065
40 World 13 National University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania

United States
Scholars 31 6,693 Σ H-Index 2,032
41 World 14 National Rice University

Rice University

United States
Scholars 23 6,601 Σ H-Index 1,950
42 World 16 National Wuhan University of Technology

Wuhan University of Technology

China
Scholars 29 7,047 Σ H-Index 1,938
43 World 15 National Cornell University

Cornell University

United States
Scholars 27 7,064 Σ H-Index 1,924
44 World 3 National University of Manchester

University of Manchester

United Kingdom
Scholars 31 7,156 Σ H-Index 1,888
45 World 17 National University of Science and Technology Beijing

University of Science and Technology Beijing

China
Scholars 34 7,714 Σ H-Index 1,883
46 World 1 National University of Queensland

University of Queensland

Australia
Scholars 28 9,221 Σ H-Index 1,877
47 World 2 National University of Wollongong

University of Wollongong

Australia
Scholars 26 9,485 Σ H-Index 1,803
48 World 3 National Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology

Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology

South Korea
Scholars 28 5,694 Σ H-Index 1,798
49 World 16 National Purdue University West Lafayette

Purdue University West Lafayette

United States
Scholars 29 6,943 Σ H-Index 1,785
50 World 17 National University of California, San Diego

University of California, San Diego

United States
Scholars 27 6,072 Σ H-Index 1,776
51 World 18 National Central South University

Central South University

China
Scholars 32 7,528 Σ H-Index 1,772
52 World 19 National Sun Yat-sen University

Sun Yat-sen University

China
Scholars 28 5,768 Σ H-Index 1,720
53 World 18 National North Carolina State University

North Carolina State University

United States
Scholars 28 7,136 Σ H-Index 1,718
54 World 4 National Osaka University

Osaka University

Japan
Scholars 30 8,888 Σ H-Index 1,672
55 World 20 National Xiamen University

Xiamen University

China
Scholars 27 5,601 Σ H-Index 1,669
56 World 5 National Tokyo Institute of Technology

Tokyo Institute of Technology

Japan
Scholars 29 8,440 Σ H-Index 1,661
57 World 4 National Pohang University of Science and Technology

Pohang University of Science and Technology

South Korea
Scholars 29 7,457 Σ H-Index 1,657
58 World 1 National King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Saudi Arabia
Scholars 26 6,145 Σ H-Index 1,647
59 World 21 National Xi'an Jiaotong University

Xi'an Jiaotong University

China
Scholars 32 7,272 Σ H-Index 1,643
60 World 1 National TU Dresden

TU Dresden

Germany
Scholars 24 7,555 Σ H-Index 1,639
61 World 3 National UNSW Sydney

UNSW Sydney

Australia
Scholars 24 7,136 Σ H-Index 1,636
62 World 22 National Southern University of Science and Technology

Southern University of Science and Technology

China
Scholars 28 6,340 Σ H-Index 1,632
63 World 5 National Sungkyunkwan University

Sungkyunkwan University

South Korea
Scholars 29 6,926 Σ H-Index 1,631
64 World 23 National Beijing University of Chemical Technology

Beijing University of Chemical Technology

China
Scholars 26 6,731 Σ H-Index 1,628
65 World 6 National Kyushu University

Kyushu University

Japan
Scholars 26 7,851 Σ H-Index 1,615
66 World 24 National Nankai University

Nankai University

China
Scholars 27 4,882 Σ H-Index 1,608
67 World 1 National National Taiwan University

National Taiwan University

Taiwan
Scholars 26 6,832 Σ H-Index 1,585
68 World 19 National University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota

United States
Scholars 25 5,491 Σ H-Index 1,572
69 World 4 National Monash University

Monash University

Australia
Scholars 27 5,282 Σ H-Index 1,554
70 World 1 National University of Toronto

University of Toronto

Canada
Scholars 23 5,584 Σ H-Index 1,530
71 World 6 National Yonsei University

Yonsei University

South Korea
Scholars 28 6,225 Σ H-Index 1,526
72 World 25 National Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

China
Scholars 23 7,013 Σ H-Index 1,517
73 World 1 National Linköping University

Linköping University

Sweden
Scholars 25 7,358 Σ H-Index 1,510
74 World 20 National University of Chicago

University of Chicago

United States
Scholars 19 4,679 Σ H-Index 1,488
75 World 21 National The Ohio State University

The Ohio State University

United States
Scholars 24 6,084 Σ H-Index 1,485
76 World 4 National University of Oxford

University of Oxford

United Kingdom
Scholars 24 5,273 Σ H-Index 1,476
77 World 22 National University of Colorado Boulder

University of Colorado Boulder

United States
Scholars 20 4,855 Σ H-Index 1,449
78 World 7 National Hanyang University

Hanyang University

South Korea
Scholars 25 6,108 Σ H-Index 1,448
79 World 23 National University of Wisconsin–Madison

University of Wisconsin–Madison

United States
Scholars 23 5,265 Σ H-Index 1,448
80 World 26 National Donghua University

Donghua University

China
Scholars 24 5,757 Σ H-Index 1,447
81 World 24 National University of Washington

University of Washington

United States
Scholars 21 4,592 Σ H-Index 1,412
82 World 25 National University of Maryland, College Park

University of Maryland, College Park

United States
Scholars 24 4,081 Σ H-Index 1,385
83 World 2 National University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

Germany
Scholars 20 6,210 Σ H-Index 1,337
84 World 2 National Royal Institute of Technology

Royal Institute of Technology

Sweden
Scholars 23 5,665 Σ H-Index 1,324
85 World 1 National Eindhoven University of Technology

Eindhoven University of Technology

Netherlands
Scholars 21 4,544 Σ H-Index 1,287
86 World 1 National Technical University of Denmark

Technical University of Denmark

Denmark
Scholars 24 4,402 Σ H-Index 1,281
87 World 27 National Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

China
Scholars 21 5,212 Σ H-Index 1,280
88 World 5 National University of Sydney

University of Sydney

Australia
Scholars 20 5,883 Σ H-Index 1,280
89 World 1 National University of Paris-Saclay

University of Paris-Saclay

France
Scholars 23 4,517 Σ H-Index 1,266
90 World 28 National Nanjing Tech University

Nanjing Tech University

China
Scholars 20 6,295 Σ H-Index 1,262
91 World 29 National Hunan University

Hunan University

China
Scholars 22 3,738 Σ H-Index 1,261
92 World 2 National Delft University of Technology

Delft University of Technology

Netherlands
Scholars 22 4,798 Σ H-Index 1,256
93 World 26 National University of Tennessee at Knoxville

University of Tennessee at Knoxville

United States
Scholars 19 6,353 Σ H-Index 1,253
94 World 27 National University of Florida

University of Florida

United States
Scholars 19 5,842 Σ H-Index 1,239
95 World 28 National Columbia University

Columbia University

United States
Scholars 18 3,774 Σ H-Index 1,230
96 World 30 National Shandong University

Shandong University

China
Scholars 20 6,061 Σ H-Index 1,223
97 World 31 National Zhengzhou University

Zhengzhou University

China
Scholars 21 4,579 Σ H-Index 1,221
98 World 29 National Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University

United States
Scholars 18 4,380 Σ H-Index 1,199
99 World 7 National Hokkaido University

Hokkaido University

Japan
Scholars 22 5,671 Σ H-Index 1,192
100 World 2 National National Tsing Hua University

National Tsing Hua University

Taiwan
Scholars 20 4,228 Σ H-Index 1,192

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