Best Materials Science Universities in United States 2022

The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of top Materials Science universities is based on data collected from Microsoft Academic Graph on December 6th, 2021. Position in the ranking is based on a sum of D-index (Discipline H-index) values of all leading scientists affiliated with that university. D-index only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline. A leading scientist is a scholar with a D-index of at least 40 in an examined discipline. Show more

The ranking process involved a detailed examination of 166,880 researchers’ profiles from Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Materials Science, over 11,166 profiles were examined. Scientists from more than 1,396 institutions and affiliations were analyzed.

Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-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 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.
2 World 1 National
MIT

MIT

United States
Scholars 74 18,701 Σ H-Index 5,459
7 World 2 National
Northwestern University

Northwestern University

United States
Scholars 45 15,813 Σ H-Index 3,686
8 World 3 National 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 Scholars 44 13,902 Σ H-Index 3,602
15 World 6 National Scholars 49 13,926 Σ H-Index 3,238
16 World 7 National Scholars 36 13,309 Σ H-Index 3,189
24 World 8 National 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
27 World 10 National Scholars 37 8,139 Σ H-Index 2,398
28 World 11 National Scholars 37 8,767 Σ H-Index 2,397
36 World 12 National Scholars 31 8,139 Σ H-Index 2,093
40 World 13 National 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 15 National
Cornell University

Cornell University

United States
Scholars 27 7,064 Σ H-Index 1,924
49 World 16 National Scholars 29 6,943 Σ H-Index 1,785
50 World 17 National Scholars 27 6,072 Σ H-Index 1,776
53 World 18 National Scholars 28 7,136 Σ H-Index 1,718
68 World 19 National
University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota

United States
Scholars 25 5,491 Σ H-Index 1,572
75 World 20 National
University of Chicago

University of Chicago

United States
Scholars 19 4,679 Σ H-Index 1,488
76 World 21 National Scholars 24 6,084 Σ H-Index 1,485
77 World 22 National Scholars 20 4,855 Σ H-Index 1,449
79 World 23 National Scholars 23 5,265 Σ H-Index 1,448
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 Scholars 24 4,081 Σ H-Index 1,385
93 World 26 National 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
98 World 29 National
Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University

United States
Scholars 18 4,380 Σ H-Index 1,199
101 World 30 National
University of Delaware

University of Delaware

United States
Scholars 19 3,901 Σ H-Index 1,177
103 World 31 National
Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University

United States
Scholars 18 3,874 Σ H-Index 1,164
107 World 32 National
Arizona State University

Arizona State University

United States
Scholars 18 3,931 Σ H-Index 1,105
108 World 33 National Scholars 15 4,144 Σ H-Index 1,100
109 World 34 National
Princeton University

Princeton University

United States
Scholars 15 3,864 Σ H-Index 1,098
114 World 35 National Scholars 15 3,775 Σ H-Index 1,009
119 World 36 National Scholars 15 3,522 Σ H-Index 960
124 World 37 National Scholars 13 4,060 Σ H-Index 928
127 World 38 National
Duke University

Duke University

United States
Scholars 15 2,506 Σ H-Index 921
132 World 39 National Scholars 13 3,528 Σ H-Index 888
136 World 40 National Scholars 15 4,460 Σ H-Index 868
137 World 41 National Scholars 12 3,971 Σ H-Index 865
139 World 42 National Scholars 14 3,053 Σ H-Index 849
145 World 43 National
Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech

United States
Scholars 13 3,564 Σ H-Index 828
149 World 44 National Scholars 12 2,998 Σ H-Index 820
158 World 45 National Scholars 11 2,544 Σ H-Index 764
159 World 46 National Scholars 11 2,555 Σ H-Index 761
162 World 47 National
Brown University

Brown University

United States
Scholars 11 2,324 Σ H-Index 742
163 World 48 National
University of Akron

University of Akron

United States
Scholars 14 2,993 Σ H-Index 741
165 World 49 National Scholars 14 2,269 Σ H-Index 726
169 World 50 National Scholars 13 2,354 Σ H-Index 695
171 World 51 National
Yale University

Yale University

United States
Scholars 11 2,585 Σ H-Index 689
174 World 52 National
Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University

United States
Scholars 10 2,944 Σ H-Index 678
179 World 53 National Scholars 9 2,691 Σ H-Index 650
180 World 54 National
Iowa State University

Iowa State University

United States
Scholars 12 3,012 Σ H-Index 633
181 World 55 National Scholars 11 1,834 Σ H-Index 631
186 World 56 National Scholars 10 1,857 Σ H-Index 605
187 World 57 National Scholars 11 2,305 Σ H-Index 604
190 World 58 National
University of Notre Dame

University of Notre Dame

United States
Scholars 9 2,406 Σ H-Index 590
201 World 59 National
University of Utah

University of Utah

United States
Scholars 10 1,777 Σ H-Index 554
203 World 60 National
University of Houston

University of Houston

United States
Scholars 8 1,771 Σ H-Index 549
206 World 61 National
Clemson University

Clemson University

United States
Scholars 10 1,950 Σ H-Index 536
210 World 62 National Scholars 7 1,809 Σ H-Index 531
214 World 63 National
Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University

United States
Scholars 8 2,456 Σ H-Index 512
217 World 64 National
Drexel University

Drexel University

United States
Scholars 6 2,130 Σ H-Index 507
219 World 65 National
Colorado School of Mines

Colorado School of Mines

United States
Scholars 10 1,692 Σ H-Index 505
225 World 66 National
University of Virginia

University of Virginia

United States
Scholars 9 1,894 Σ H-Index 492
227 World 67 National Scholars 9 1,796 Σ H-Index 477
230 World 68 National
University of Arizona

University of Arizona

United States
Scholars 6 2,257 Σ H-Index 473
232 World 69 National Scholars 8 2,041 Σ H-Index 469
240 World 70 National
University of Pittsburgh

University of Pittsburgh

United States
Scholars 8 1,548 Σ H-Index 446
241 World 71 National
Florida State University

Florida State University

United States
Scholars 8 1,564 Σ H-Index 441
247 World 72 National Scholars 7 1,982 Σ H-Index 436
251 World 73 National Scholars 8 1,429 Σ H-Index 424
253 World 74 National
Lehigh University

Lehigh University

United States
Scholars 8 1,504 Σ H-Index 416
254 World 75 National
Oregon State University

Oregon State University

United States
Scholars 8 1,304 Σ H-Index 416
273 World 76 National
New York University

New York University

United States
Scholars 6 1,222 Σ H-Index 381
293 World 77 National Scholars 6 1,178 Σ H-Index 355
295 World 78 National
Tufts University

Tufts University

United States
Scholars 4 1,677 Σ H-Index 350
318 World 79 National Scholars 4 1,170 Σ H-Index 312
322 World 80 National
Northeastern University

Northeastern University

United States
Scholars 5 1,453 Σ H-Index 309
335 World 81 National Scholars 5 1,201 Σ H-Index 296
341 World 82 National
University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky

United States
Scholars 5 897 Σ H-Index 290
344 World 83 National
University of Rochester

University of Rochester

United States
Scholars 5 1,468 Σ H-Index 286
354 World 84 National
Kent State University

Kent State University

United States
Scholars 5 1,097 Σ H-Index 266
355 World 85 National Scholars 5 1,114 Σ H-Index 265
356 World 86 National Scholars 4 1,172 Σ H-Index 263
366 World 87 National Scholars 5 767 Σ H-Index 254
370 World 88 National Scholars 5 1,197 Σ H-Index 247
376 World 89 National
University of Toledo

University of Toledo

United States
Scholars 4 1,165 Σ H-Index 243
385 World 90 National
Boston University

Boston University

United States
Scholars 4 778 Σ H-Index 230
386 World 91 National
Texas Tech University

Texas Tech University

United States
Scholars 3 974 Σ H-Index 230
399 World 92 National
Binghamton University

Binghamton University

United States
Scholars 4 651 Σ H-Index 220
400 World 93 National
University of New Mexico

University of New Mexico

United States
Scholars 3 775 Σ H-Index 219
401 World 94 National Scholars 4 1,193 Σ H-Index 218
408 World 95 National Scholars 4 637 Σ H-Index 213
409 World 96 National Scholars 4 609 Σ H-Index 213
411 World 97 National Scholars 3 542 Σ H-Index 210
421 World 98 National Scholars 4 707 Σ H-Index 199
433 World 99 National
Indiana University

Indiana University

United States
Scholars 3 471 Σ H-Index 190
434 World 100 National Scholars 4 655 Σ H-Index 189

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