Best Materials Science Universities in Ireland 2022

The 1st edition of ranking of the best universities in the discipline of Materials Science is based on data combined from a wide range of data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for estimating the citation-based metrics were acquired on 06-12-2021. Position in the ranking is based on a sum of D-indexes (Discipline H-index) of all ranking scholar’s affiliated with a given institution. D-index includes exclusively publications and citation metrics for an examined discipline.
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The scope of our Materials Science research
Our best universities ranking is a reliable lineup of leading scholars from the area of Materials Science , established by means of a thorough examination of 166,880 scholars discovered from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Materials Science, more than 11166 researchers were analysed.

What is D-index acceptance threshold for Materials Science
The D-index threshold for accepting a scholar to be considered is placed at 40 if most of their publications are in the field of Materials Science. The acceptance criteria for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, ratio of the contributions made within the given area in addition to the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for including top scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scholars estimated for each discipline whilst making sure that the top 1% of best researchers are incorporated into the list. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.

Other verification rules
As our primary aim is to guarantee that only actual researchers are mentioned in the ranking we are aware that raw data are never supposed to be a complete measure to quantify the work of researchers. Because of that we manually check every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of trustworthy sources. Although it’s not a element contributing to a scholar’s position in our ranking, the number of papers published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should form a valuable secondary signal of their contribution to research in a specific discipline. Position in the ranking is based on every researcher’s D-index using information collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-established bibliometric databases of this kind open to the scientific community. A thorough overview of our research process can be found on our methodology page.

Our mission
Our aim is to motivate scientists, companies and decision-makers around the world to investigate where prominent experts are heading and to provide a way for the entire research 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 7 institutions Ireland ranks in spot 28 in the world.

As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading scientists in Ireland is Trinity College Dublin with 12 scientists affiliated with it being features in Materials Science ranking. It is followed by National University of Ireland with 6 scientists and Dublin City University with 2 scientists.

The most prominent scientists in the discipline of Materials Science in Ireland are affiliated with Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork, University College Dublin, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin City University, Technological University Dublin, University of Limerick, Institute of Technology Sligo. Trinity College Dublin is highlighted as the best university in the Ireland in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking scientists at 737. Ranking on spot no. 2 is National University of Ireland with a total D-index of 350. The third position is taken by Dublin City University with a total D-index of 101.

The average total D-index for the top 10% universities is 737 in comparison to an average of 200 for all 7 institutions listed in the ranking.

The average number of publications in the area of Materials Science by researchers affiliated with the top 5% of scholars in the ranking is 2878 in comparison to an average of 799 for all 7 universities.

The average number of citations of scientists affiliated with the top 3% universities is 304061 against an average of 64865 for all 7 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.
164 World 1 National Scholars 12 2,878 Σ D-index 737
294 World 2 National Scholars 6 1,647 Σ D-index 350
614 World 3 National Scholars 2 333 Σ D-index 101
752 World 4 National Scholars 1 171 Σ D-index 59
799 World 5 National Scholars 1 192 Σ D-index 54
815 World 6 National Scholars 1 267 Σ D-index 52
863 World 7 National Scholars 1 108 Σ D-index 49

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