University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

- Physics Ranking

United Kingdom Established: 1869 Scholars: 6
Best Scientists Overview

Best scientists

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 Physics discipline and affiliated with University of Portsmouth. There are a total of 6 researchers included with 3 of them also being included in the global ranking. The total sum for the D-index values for the best scientists in University of Portsmouth is 701 with a mean value for the h-index of 116.83. The total sum of publications for the best scientists in University of Portsmouth is 2,485 with the mean value for publications per scientist of 414.17.


The University of Portsmouth is a public research university located in Hampshire, England. Serving over 24,000 students, the university offers practical undergraduate and postgraduate courses taught across five faculties. It offers an outstanding, distinctive student experience and is a highly regarded university based on student satisfaction and graduate employment. Some of its most notable alumni include TV presenter Ben Fogle and artist Grayson Perry.

With roots tracing back to 1869, the university originally served as a technical higher education institution that offers plenty of science-based subjects. It was called Portsmouth and Gosport School of Science and Art and was funded through subscription until it became the responsibility of local authorities. Throughout the years, the college diversified and was renamed Portsmouth College of Technology in 1953.

In 1992, the institution was granted full university status and was duly authorized to validate its own degrees under the provision of the Further and Higher Education Act 1992. It soon became one of the largest polytechnics in the United Kingdom, with several academic buildings being added across the campus premises situated on the south coast of England. The university also began the expansion of its student facilities, including housing facilities for creative arts students, seminar rooms, creative studios, and a cinema-quality screen room with 200 seats.

As one of the U.K.’s leading public institutions, the University of Portsmouth consistently strives for transformational education, research, and innovation. It holds a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework, making it one of the country’s best universities for teaching. Overall, it offers 200 undergraduate degrees and 150 postgraduate degrees throughout its five highly regarded faculties—Faculty of Business and Law, Faculty of Technology, Faculty of Science and Health, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries.

Some of the university’s most popular study areas include geology, psychology, mechanical engineering, earth and environmental sciences, pharmacy and sport science, law, computing and computer science, software engineering, and international relations. The University of Portsmouth is also considered as a top institution in the U.K. for boosting graduate salaries. As part of its degree programs, the university actively supports students in finding work experience, placements, and networking opportunities.

In the research department, the university covers a broad range of study areas, such as biological sciences, business and management, cosmology and astrophysics, earth and environmental sciences, economics, marketing, and digital and creative technologies. Most of the university’s research activities are also rated as world-leading or internationally excellent under REF 2014.
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.
16 World 3 National Robert C. Nichol

Robert C. Nichol

University of Surrey, United Kingdom
D-index 206 Citations 203,733 711
252 World 26 National Daniel Thomas

Daniel Thomas

University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
D-index 143 Citations 96,931 620
715 World 69 National Claudia Maraston

Claudia Maraston

University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
D-index 111 Citations 71,186 274
1977 World 183 National Kazuya Koyama

Kazuya Koyama

University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
D-index 84 Citations 21,589 334
1986 World 187 National David Bacon

David Bacon

University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
D-index 83 Citations 26,417 358
2843 World 261 National David Wands

David Wands

University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
D-index 74 Citations 26,432 188

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 >= 70 within the area of Physics. If you or other scholars are not listed, we appreciate if you can contact us.