Washington State University

Washington State University

- Biology and Biochemistry Ranking

United States Established: 1890 Scholars: 20
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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 Washington State University. There are a total of 20 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 Washington State University is 1,260 with a mean value for the h-index of 63.00. The total sum of publications for the best scientists in Washington State University is 3,275 with the mean value for publications per scientist of 163.75.


Washington State University, also known as WSU, Washington State, or Wazzu, is a premier public research university. It is one of the oldest land-grant educational institutions in the American West. Furthermore, the university is the second-largest educational institution in the state of Washington, next to the University of Washington.

It is located in Pullman, Washington, which is mostly known for its vast agricultural lands and rolling hills. It operates various campuses across Washington, namely WSU Vancouver, WSU Spokane, WSU Tri-Cities, and WSU Everett. In 2012, the university also launched WSU Online, a web-based Global Campus. Undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered across all campuses.

Its land-grant heritage and core mission to advance knowledge, to extend knowledge, and to apply knowledge are what drive the university. It combined its historical roots and strong research background to offer hundreds of majors, minors, and in-major specializations for undergraduate students. Furthermore, graduate, post-graduate, and professional programs are also available. Nearly all levels and disciplines provide research opportunities and internships to its students and faculty members.

Liberal arts have a significant place in various curricula across the university’s 12 colleges. Similarly, the university also offers world-class courses in Education, Communication, Business, Nursing, and Pharmacy. Additionally, it is also known for premium offerings in Engineering, Agriculture, and Veterinary Medicine due to its agricultural beginnings.

WSU invests in its research and development efforts, ranking among the top 100 research institutions in the country, according to the National Sciences Foundation. In 2018 alone, the university spent $360 million on new research, experimentations, studies, and similar endeavors. Many of which are in agriculture and similar industries. Its food science studies are also among the best in the United States. It sustains the states' yearly $29 billion food industry with new techniques, processes, and innovations.

As such, Wazzu is consistently recognized as one of the leading research bodies in the United States. It is classified as an R1: Doctoral University, the highest category under the Carnegie Classification for Doctorate-granting Universities, for its very high research activity.

The institution is also known for its active civic projects, sustainability initiatives, and environmental record. It has committed to reducing its total carbon emissions to 36% below its recorded 2005 levels across all campuses by 2035. A large part of the campus' energy consumption is powered by the on-campus steam plant that uses natural gas and diesel fuel back-up. Its active clean energy research also contributes to the population's education and new methods of saving the environment.

Washington State University is currently developing its 2020-25 strategic plan that aims to guide the evolution and innovation of its system of campuses. At its core, it focuses on Campus Culture, Student Success, Modernization, and Strategic Research Priorities. Additionally, its faculty members and students are identifying various ways for the university to better serve the public in the future.
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.
539 World 349 National D-index 106 Citations 31,217 236
917 World 565 National D-index 94 Citations 33,844 217
966 World 590 National D-index 93 Citations 32,222 213
1013 World 616 National D-index 91 Citations 26,925 239
1370 World 812 National D-index 85 Citations 27,009 257
1825 World 1032 National D-index 79 Citations 18,587 284
2068 World 1152 National D-index 77 Citations 19,101 183
2272 World 1238 National D-index 75 Citations 14,435 250
5035 World 2445 National D-index 61 Citations 10,380 236
5055 World 2448 National D-index 61 Citations 12,018 122
5274 World 2530 National D-index 61 Citations 11,211 194
6369 World 2942 National D-index 58 Citations 10,672 132
7803 World 3546 National D-index 55 Citations 9,324 195
8587 World 3842 National D-index 53 Citations 9,196 101
9512 World 4189 National D-index 51 Citations 7,698 92
9743 World 4297 National D-index 51 Citations 9,850 88
12858 World 5498 National D-index 45 Citations 9,048 106
13236 World 5629 National D-index 45 Citations 7,499 93
13893 World 5875 National D-index 44 Citations 6,881 114
15603 World 6437 National D-index 42 Citations 9,021 73
15613 World 6429 National D-index 42 Citations 7,129 70
16348 World 6779 National D-index 41 Citations 6,708 110
16459 World 6741 National D-index 41 Citations 14,495 69
17471 World 7148 National D-index 40 Citations 6,741 93

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.

We list only scientists having Microsoft Academic Graph D-Index >= 40 within the area of Biology and Biochemistry. If you or other scholars are not listed, we appreciate if you can contact us.