According to the international portal Research.com, Prof. Ruslan Valiev holds the 1st position in the ranking of the best scientists of Russia for the discipline of Materials Science, and 168th position in the ranking of the best scientists in the world for the same discipline. The rankings of the top scientists are based on data collected from Microsoft Academic Graph. Position in the ranking is based on a scientist’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline.
The H-Index is an indicative measure which reflects the number of influential documents authored by scientists. It is computed as the number h of papers receiving at least h citations.