University of Virginia

University of Virginia

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United States Established: 1819 Scholars: 50
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Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index using data compiled from Microsoft Graph by December 6th 2021.

This ranking lists all the best researchers from the Biology and Biochemistry discipline and affiliated with University of Virginia. There are a total of 50 researchers included with 2 of them also being included in the global ranking. The total sum for the D-index values for the best scientists in University of Virginia is 2,774 with a mean value for the h-index of 55.48. The total sum of publications for the best scientists in University of Virginia is 6,065 with the mean value for publications per scientist of 121.30.

Overview

The University of Virginia (UVA), a public research university, was established in 1819 by Thomas Jefferson, one of the founding fathers of the United States. Jefferson developed its original academic programs and architecture, making the university one of the only two universities founded by a U.S. president (the University of Buffalo being the other one). UVA is regarded for its 121 programs across eight bachelor’s degrees and three professional schools. Its research is likewise well-known, counting among others its works for NASA and the U.S. Department of Energy and groundbreaking works including the lymphatic system and psychology studies.

UVA is Jefferson’s idea of a secular educational institution in “a most extensive and liberal scale” in contrast to the religious doctrine-based higher learning of his time. The university initially offered courses in philosophy, mathematics, ancient languages, modern languages, law, medicine and chemistry. It would soon offer engineering degrees with the opening of its School of Engineering and Applied Science in 1836, the first of its kind in the country.

The university has hosted luminaries and notable personalities. Among them, Edgar Allan Poe enrolled in UVA but never finished his studies. But his room at 13 West Range became an iconic place in the campus, now home to The Raven Society in honor of the poet’s famous work. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson is another famous alumni, along with other graduates who have made their mark, namely, U.S. Speaker of the House Robert Hunter, NATO Secretary-General Javier Solana and FBI Director Robert Mueller. UVA is also home to eight NASA astronauts and launch directors.

UVA’s academic programs revolve around 48 undergraduate degrees, 94 master’s degrees and 55 doctoral degrees, plus two professional degrees and six specialist degrees. Likewise, UVA’s libraries hold over five million volumes of work today.

Its research output is widely cited, even earning the university two spots in the world’s top ten global scientific breakthroughs. These are the discovery of vessels that link the human brain to the lymphatic system and the reproducibility of psychological studies.

The university is also actively involved in the development of hypersonic flight for NASA and massive offshore wind turbines. Its research activities are centered around the UVA Research Park, which sprawls across 3.7-million square feet on the campus. It also works with affiliate centers, such as the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service and the Rare Book School.
World
National
Scholar
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.
Citations
Publications
323 World 213 National
Kenneth Walsh

Kenneth Walsh

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 116 Citations 60,898 374
370 World 248 National
Donald F. Hunt

Donald F. Hunt

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 113 Citations 44,438 307
1327 World 790 National
Gary K. Owens

Gary K. Owens

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 86 Citations 25,317 166
1741 World 999 National
Kevin R. Lynch

Kevin R. Lynch

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 80 Citations 21,839 181
2440 World 1311 National
David L. Brautigan

David L. Brautigan

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 74 Citations 20,396 215
2463 World 1320 National
Jay W. Fox

Jay W. Fox

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 74 Citations 16,737 174
2501 World 1338 National
Avril V. Somlyo

Avril V. Somlyo

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 73 Citations 23,593 148
2628 World 1386 National
Mark Yeager

Mark Yeager

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 72 Citations 17,939 139
3462 World 1781 National
Kodi S. Ravichandran

Kodi S. Ravichandran

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 68 Citations 21,968 149
3720 World 1877 National
Philip E. Bourne

Philip E. Bourne

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 66 Citations 129,399 164
4297 World 2144 National
John S. Lazo

John S. Lazo

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 64 Citations 12,361 191
4416 World 2186 National
Ray Keller

Ray Keller

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 64 Citations 14,920 104
4535 World 2241 National
John C. Lawrence

John C. Lawrence

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 63 Citations 19,551 90
5425 World 2588 National
Zygmunt S. Derewenda

Zygmunt S. Derewenda

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 60 Citations 16,790 118
5881 World 2776 National
John C. Herr

John C. Herr

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 59 Citations 9,699 202
6898 World 3163 National
Timothy L. Macdonald

Timothy L. Macdonald

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 56 Citations 9,024 135
7115 World 3254 National
Erik L. Hewlett

Erik L. Hewlett

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 56 Citations 10,537 133
7342 World 3339 National
Edward Perez-Reyes

Edward Perez-Reyes

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 55 Citations 11,539 86
7798 World 3513 National
Michael P. Timko

Michael P. Timko

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 55 Citations 8,786 146
7826 World 3549 National
Thomas W. Sturgill

Thomas W. Sturgill

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 55 Citations 15,161 86
8048 World 3645 National
J. Thomas Parsons

J. Thomas Parsons

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 54 Citations 24,982 83
8144 World 3670 National
Jay C. Brown

Jay C. Brown

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 54 Citations 8,377 104
8285 World 3722 National
Bryce M. Paschal

Bryce M. Paschal

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 54 Citations 11,068 89
8777 World 3911 National
P. Todd Stukenberg

P. Todd Stukenberg

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 53 Citations 14,943 96
9289 World 4120 National
Judith M. White

Judith M. White

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 52 Citations 10,862 77
9936 World 4348 National
Martin Wu

Martin Wu

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 51 Citations 15,619 73
10029 World 4395 National
Patricia A. Jennings

Patricia A. Jennings

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 50 Citations 8,813 133
10095 World 4426 National
Sarah J. Parsons

Sarah J. Parsons

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 50 Citations 9,690 85
10157 World 4447 National
Wladek Minor

Wladek Minor

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 50 Citations 39,433 134
10272 World 4502 National
Jason A. Papin

Jason A. Papin

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 50 Citations 11,158 113
10529 World 4584 National
David Rekosh

David Rekosh

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 50 Citations 8,096 114
10946 World 4741 National
George S. Bloom

George S. Bloom

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 49 Citations 11,409 80
11210 World 4859 National
Richard A. Murphy

Richard A. Murphy

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 48 Citations 10,333 91
11531 World 4975 National
Douglas R. Taylor

Douglas R. Taylor

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 48 Citations 6,963 70
11729 World 5047 National
Wei-Min Chen

Wei-Min Chen

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 47 Citations 14,038 90
11947 World 5138 National
David M. Parichy

David M. Parichy

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 47 Citations 8,171 86
12174 World 5226 National
Joseph Larner

Joseph Larner

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 46 Citations 7,116 124
12305 World 5270 National
Charles J. Flickinger

Charles J. Flickinger

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 46 Citations 5,985 125
12479 World 5350 National
Robert J. Kadner

Robert J. Kadner

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 46 Citations 6,373 73
12904 World 5507 National
William R. Pearson

William R. Pearson

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 45 Citations 34,219 82
13032 World 5563 National
John H. Bushweller

John H. Bushweller

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 45 Citations 7,892 93
13092 World 5587 National
Carl E. Creutz

Carl E. Creutz

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 45 Citations 8,544 91
13288 World 5661 National
Robert M. Grainger

Robert M. Grainger

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 45 Citations 7,715 96
14234 World 6008 National
Norbert Leitinger

Norbert Leitinger

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 43 Citations 8,953 79
14476 World 6097 National
Brant E. Isakson

Brant E. Isakson

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 43 Citations 8,182 106
14768 World 6130 National
Paul S. Hoffman

Paul S. Hoffman

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 43 Citations 6,240 85
14883 World 6224 National
Ani Manichaikul

Ani Manichaikul

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 42 Citations 9,653 116
15016 World 6276 National
Michèle M. Sale

Michèle M. Sale

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 42 Citations 10,211 104
15584 World 6450 National
J T Parsons

J T Parsons

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 42 Citations 19,789 60
15659 World 6509 National
Karen J. McGlathery

Karen J. McGlathery

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 41 Citations 6,990 77
16125 World 6684 National
Jeffrey S. Smith

Jeffrey S. Smith

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 41 Citations 9,431 69
16224 World 6695 National
Dennis J. Templeton

Dennis J. Templeton

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 41 Citations 9,687 54
16382 World 6793 National
Patrick A. Grant

Patrick A. Grant

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 41 Citations 11,914 57
16438 World 6818 National
Marie-Louise Hammarskjold

Marie-Louise Hammarskjold

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 41 Citations 6,831 91
16845 World 6924 National
Costi D. Sifri

Costi D. Sifri

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 40 Citations 6,932 93
17538 World 7189 National
Paul N. Adler

Paul N. Adler

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 40 Citations 7,697 88

Our research was coordinated by Imed Bouchrika, PhD, a computer scientist with a well-established record of collaboration on a number of international research projects with different partners from the academic community. His role was to make sure all data remained unbiased, accurate, and up-to-date.

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