Best Materials Science Universities in Australia 2022

The 1st edition of ranking of the best universities in the arena of Materials Science was created using data consolidated from various data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for estimating the citation-based metrics were gathered on 06-12-2021. Position in the ranking is based on a sum of D-indexes (Discipline H-index) of all ranking researcher’s affiliated with a given institution. D-index only includes papers and citation data for an examined discipline.
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The range of our Materials Science research
Our best universities ranking is a credible list of leading scholars from the area of Materials Science , established by means of a detailed examination of 166,880 researchers identified from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Materials Science, over 11166 researchers were analysed.

What is D-index acceptance threshold for Materials Science
The D-index threshold for accepting a researcher to be evaluated is set to 40 if most of their publications are in the field of Materials Science. The acceptance requirements for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, proportion of the publications made within the specific discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for including top scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scholars projected for each discipline whilst ensuring that the top 1% of leading scholars are added into the list. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.

Extra verification rules
As our main mission is to ensure that only credible scholars are listed in ranking we are aware that numbers are never supposed to be an absolute means to evaluate the output of scientists. For that reason we manually verify every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of reliable sources. Even though it’s not a factor impacting a researcher’s position in the ranking, the amount of papers published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should form a valuable secondary implication of their contribution to research in a given area of science. Position in the ranking is determined by each scholar’s D-index with the help of metrics gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-established bibliometric databases of this kind accessible to the scientific community. A comprehensive explanation of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.

Our mission
Our objective is to motivate scientists, businessmen and decision-makers around the world to examine where prominent experts are heading and to provide a way for the entire scientific community to get to know who the leading experts in specific areas of study, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
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Key findings for Materials Science
With 24 scientific affiliations Australia ranks in spot 12 in the world.

As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of leading researchers in Australia is University of Queensland with 28 scientists affiliated with it being features in Materials Science ranking. It is followed by Monash University with 27 researchers and University of Wollongong with 26 scientists.

The most prominent scholars in the discipline of Materials Science in Australia are representing University of Queensland, University of Adelaide, University of Wollongong, University of Melbourne, Queensland University of Technology, University of Sydney, Griffith University, University of Southern Queensland, Flinders University, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation. University of Queensland is listed as the best university in the Australia in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking scientists at 1877. Ranking on spot no. 2 is University of Wollongong with a total D-index of 1803. The third position is occupied by University of New South Wales with a total D-index of 1636.

The average total D-index for the top 3% universities is 1877 in comparison to an average of 683 for all 24 institutions listed in the ranking.

The average number of published papers within the area of Materials Science by scientists affiliated with the top 1% of researchers in the ranking is 9221 against an average of 3046 for all 24 universities.

The average number of citations of researchers affiliated with the top 5% universities is 554305 against an average of 193040 for all 24 universities.

University Details
Σ Publications
Σ 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.
45 World 1 National Scholars 28 9,221 Σ D-index 1,877
47 World 2 National Scholars 26 9,485 Σ D-index 1,803
61 World 3 National
UNSW Sydney

UNSW Sydney

Scholars 24 7,136 Σ D-index 1,636
69 World 4 National
Monash University

Monash University

Scholars 27 5,282 Σ D-index 1,554
88 World 5 National Scholars 20 5,883 Σ D-index 1,280
110 World 6 National
RMIT University

RMIT University

Scholars 20 4,463 Σ D-index 1,092
125 World 7 National Scholars 13 4,382 Σ D-index 923
142 World 8 National
Deakin University

Deakin University

Scholars 14 3,970 Σ D-index 844
146 World 9 National Scholars 15 4,093 Σ D-index 826
152 World 10 National Scholars 11 2,556 Σ D-index 785
172 World 11 National Scholars 12 2,994 Σ D-index 684
207 World 12 National Scholars 9 2,247 Σ D-index 535
208 World 13 National Scholars 8 1,898 Σ D-index 535
226 World 14 National Scholars 6 1,944 Σ D-index 479
275 World 15 National
Curtin University

Curtin University

Scholars 5 2,230 Σ D-index 378
298 World 16 National Scholars 5 2,092 Σ D-index 348
368 World 17 National Scholars 5 717 Σ D-index 250
515 World 18 National Scholars 3 467 Σ D-index 144
649 World 19 National Scholars 2 315 Σ D-index 93
657 World 20 National Scholars 1 457 Σ D-index 92
690 World 21 National
Murdoch University

Murdoch University

Scholars 1 550 Σ D-index 76
706 World 22 National Scholars 1 321 Σ D-index 69
781 World 23 National Scholars 1 213 Σ D-index 56
927 World 24 National Scholars 1 188 Σ D-index 44

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