The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best universities in the field
of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is based on data consolidated from
a wide range of data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for
estimating the citation-based metrics were acquired on 21-12-2022.
Position in the ranking is based on a sum of D-indexes (Discipline H-index) of all ranking
scientist's affiliated with a given institution. D-index
only includes publications and citation
values for an examined discipline.
The range of our Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering research
Our best universities ranking is a trustworthy account of leading scientists from the area of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering , established by means of a thorough analysis of 166,880 researchers discovered from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the area of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, as many as 5741 researchers were examined.
What is D-index approval threshold for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
The D-index threshold for approving a scientist to be considered is placed at 30 if most of their publications are in the field of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. The inclusion requirements for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, ratio of the contributions made within the specific discipline plus the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for considering top scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scientists estimated for each scientific field whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of leading researchers are considered into the ranking. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification methods
Since our main mission is to ensure that only actual scholars are mentioned in our ranking we are aware that raw data are never supposed to be a complete means to quantify the work of researchers. This is why we manually inspect every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of credible sources. Although it’s not a element contributing to a scientist’s position in Research.com ranking, the quantity of papers published in major journals and conference proceedings should form a reliable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a specific discipline. Position in the ranking is established using each scholar’s D-index using metrics compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind accessible to the research community. A detailed explanation of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
Our aim is to motivate researchers, entrepreneurs and administrative bodies worldwide to explore where top experts are heading and to give a way for the entire scientific community to discover who the leading experts in specific areas of study, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
With 37 scientific affiliations United Kingdom ranks in spot 3 in the world.
As far as institutions are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of top researchers in United Kingdom is Imperial College London with 20 scholars affiliated with it being present in our Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering ranking. It is followed by University of Cambridge with 19 researchers and University of Liverpool with 9 scholars.
The most prominent researchers in the area of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in United Kingdom are representing Swansea University, University of Leeds, University of Manchester, University of Bristol, University of Glasgow, University of Sheffield, University of Salford, King's College London, University of Nottingham, Imperial College London. University of Cambridge is featured as the best university in the United Kingdom in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking scholars at 977. Ranking second is Imperial College London with a total D-index of 901. The third spot is occupied by University of Liverpool with a total D-index of 355.
The average total D-index for the top 1% universities is 977 in comparison to an average of 179 for all 37 institutions included in Research.com ranking.
The average number of publications within the field of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering by researchers affiliated with the top 5% of scholars in the ranking is 4204 in comparison to an average of 945 for all 37 universities.
The average number of citations of scientists affiliated with the top 10% universities is 159624 against an average of 36853 for all 37 universities.