King Khalid University

King Khalid University

- Materials Science Ranking

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Best Scientists Overview

Best scientists

Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index using data compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef by December 21st 2022.

This ranking lists all the best researchers from the Materials Science discipline and affiliated with King Khalid University. There are a total of 2 researchers included. The total sum for the D-index values for the best scientists in King Khalid University is 87 with a mean value for the h-index of 43.50. The total sum of publications for the best scientists in King Khalid University is 745 with the mean value for publications per scientist of 372.50.


King Khalid University

King Khalid University (KKU) is a public research university in Saudi Arabia. It was established in 1998 by King Fahd bin Abdulaziz Al Saud following the merger of King Saud University and Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University. KKU belongs to the group of elite universities of Saudi Arabia and the GCC region.

King Khalid University Key Statistics

KKU is composed of 29 schools and colleges. These schools and colleges are the College of Arabic Language, the College of Education, the College of Social and Administrative Sciences, and the College of Sharia and Fundamentals of Religion. KKU also offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs in many fields of study, including medicine, computer science, engineering, and information technology.

KKU has a student population of more than 59,000, composed of both undergraduates and postgraduates. It also employs nearly 4,300 academic staff and over 6,000 administrative employees. At present, King Khalid University only has one campus but another standalone campus is currently under construction in al-Fara. This new campus is expected to house the university sports complex, arts and sciences academic complex, and several administrative facilities.

Other King Khalid University key statistics are its academic and non-academic facilities that include student and faculty housing and a library. The KKU Library is equipped with physical books, electronic journals, subject databases, computers, and other library materials that are geared towards helping students meet their learning objectives.

King Khalid University Research

KKU is known for its programs in several research fields: medicine, materials science, and chemistry. Its researchers are funded by internal and external grants from the Grants Programs for Universities and Research Centers at the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology.

King Khalid University researchers have been invited to global research conferences and symposiums such as ICIC: International Conference on Intelligent Computing, SOCO: Soft Computing, and the CCS: International Conference on Communication, Computing & Security.

Its most cited research output is Al-Gahtani et al.’s (2007) “Information technology (IT) in Saudi Arabia: Culture and the acceptance and use of IT,” which was published in Information Management and was cited 978 times to date. KKU’s second most popular publication is Al-Nozha et al.’s (2004) “Diabetes mellitus in Saudi Arabia,” which was published in the Saudi Medical Journal and has 729 citations.

Meanwhile, King Khalid University’s third most cited publication is Brose et al.’s (2006) “Consumer–resource body‐size relationships in natural food webs.” This journal paper which suggests the differences in body size between resource species and consumers was published in Ecology and cited by research professionals and students worldwide 600 times.

Other King Khalid University research facts and figures are its research facilities that include dynamic research centers. These research centers are the Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Center for Research and Environmental Studies and Tourism, the Research Science Center for Advanced Materials, and the King Khalid Chair for Scientific Research. KKU also boasts multiple research associations including the Saudi Association for Statistical Sciences and the Saudi Society for Medical Education.
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.
8533 World 41 National
Mohd. Shkir

Mohd. Shkir

King Khalid University, Saudi Arabia
D-index 45 Citations 7,369 404
9085 World 43 National
I.S. Yahia

I.S. Yahia

King Khalid University, Saudi Arabia
D-index 43 Citations 7,731 440
9544 World 46 National
S. AlFaify

S. AlFaify

King Khalid University, Saudi Arabia
D-index 42 Citations 6,307 341

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 D-Index >= 40 within the area of Materials Science. If you or other scholars are not listed, we appreciate if you can contact us.