The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best universities in the discipline
of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering was created using 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
scholar’s affiliated with a given institution. D-index
takes into account only publications and citation
data for an examined discipline.
The range of our Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering research
Research.com’s best universities ranking is a reliable account of leading scientists from the discipline of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering , based on a meticulous analysis of 166,880 scientists determined from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, as many as 5741 scholars were examined.
What is D-index approval threshold for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
The D-index threshold for accepting a researcher to be examined is placed at 30 if most of their publications are in the field of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. The inclusion criteria for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, proportion of the publications made within the given area plus the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for listing top scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scientists assessed for each discipline whilst ensuring that the top 1% of best scientists are incorporated into the ranking. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification practices
Because our leading mission is to guarantee that only actual scientists are included in our ranking we realize that metrics are never meant to be a complete means to assess the output of scholars. This is why we manually inspect each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of trustworthy sources. Although it’s not a metric impacting a scholar’s position in Research.com ranking, the number of documents published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should constitute a credible secondary indication of their contribution to research in a specific field of study. Position in the ranking is determined by each scientist’s D-index using information compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-established bibliometric databases of this type accessible to the scientific community. A detailed definition of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.
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Key findings for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
With 133 scientific affiliations United States ranks in spot 1 in the world.
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top scholars in United States is MIT with 29 scholars affiliated with it being present in our Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering ranking. It is followed by Georgia Institute of Technology with 27 scientists and University of Michigan–Ann Arbor with 26 scientists.
The most prominent scholars in the area of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in United States are affiliated with Northwestern University, The University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University, Stanford University, Princeton University, University of Wisconsin–Madison, General Motors (United States), Rice University, Duke University, Harvard University. MIT is highlighted as the best university in the United States in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking scientists at 1712. Ranking second is University of Michigan–Ann Arbor with a total D-index of 1493. The third spot is occupied by Georgia Institute of Technology with a total D-index of 1391.
The average total D-index for the top 5% universities is 243 in comparison to an average of 243 for all 133 institutions featured in Research.com ranking.
The average number of publications within the field of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering by scientists affiliated with the top 5% of researchers in the ranking is 1242 in comparison to an average of 1242 for all 133 universities.
The average number of citations of researchers affiliated with the top 3% universities is 62396 against an average of 62396 for all 133 universities.