2017 tables: Institutions - chemistry

Table criteria

The 2017 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016.

2016 Institution WFC 2015 WFC 2016
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States of America (USA) 166.59 155.34
2 Stanford University, United States of America (USA) 143.58 142.04
3 Harvard University, United States of America (USA) 124.34 123.52
4 Northwestern University (NU), United States of America (USA) 163.06 120.4
5 University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley), United States of America (USA) 140.51 117.09
6 The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), United States of America (USA) 114.08 109.9
7 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), United States of America (USA) 116.43 107.47
8 California Institute of Technology (Caltech), United States of America (USA) 73.65 88.46
9 University of Minnesota (UMN), United States of America (USA) 74.36 78.41
10 University of Michigan (U-M), United States of America (USA) 94.84 78.04
11 University of Pennsylvania (Penn), United States of America (USA) 90.65 76.31
12 The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), United States of America (USA) 63.05 75.12
13 University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison), United States of America (USA) 82.05 72.04
14 University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), United States of America (USA) 85.71 71.27
15 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), United States of America (USA) 87.88 69.75
16 University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego), United States of America (USA) 89.04 67.19
17 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), United States of America (USA) 63.64 67.09
18 Yale University, United States of America (USA) 64.97 65.12
19 University of California Irvine (UCI), United States of America (USA) 50.55 60.36
20 Texas A&M University (TAMU), United States of America (USA) 64.81 58.87
21 Columbia University in the City of New York (CU), United States of America (USA) 52.71 58.31
22 Cornell University, United States of America (USA) 57.93 58.15
23 Purdue University, United States of America (USA) 54.32 56.41
24 University of Washington (UW), United States of America (USA) 63.95 55.17
25 University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), United States of America (USA) 71 53.88
26 Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), United States of America (USA) 44.91 50.41
27 The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), United States of America (USA) 54.44 50.06
28 Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), United States of America (USA) 44.38 49.47
29 Rice University, United States of America (USA) 41.88 48.4
30 The University of Chicago (UChicago), United States of America (USA) 41.43 48.24
31 Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), United States of America (USA) 58.64 45.21
32 Princeton University, United States of America (USA) 54.07 44.99
33 University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP), United States of America (USA) 43.42 44.98
34 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (RU), United States of America (USA) 30.46 44.38
35 The Ohio State University (OSU), United States of America (USA) 49.4 39.93
36 Indiana University (IU), United States of America (USA) 37.1 38.87
37 University of California Riverside (UCR), United States of America (USA) 41.37 37.86
38 Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), United States of America (USA) 50.57 37.71
39 The Johns Hopkins University (JHU), United States of America (USA) 44.82 37.43
40 University of Pittsburgh (Pitt), United States of America (USA) 31.88 36.99
41 University of Utah (Utah), United States of America (USA) 35.79 36.81
42 University of California Davis (UC Davis), United States of America (USA) 56 35.03
43 Florida State University (FSU), United States of America (USA) 28.96 34.85
44 University of Florida (UF), United States of America (USA) 46.91 34.16
45 Arizona State University (ASU), United States of America (USA) 31.24 31.3
46 University of Southern California (USC), United States of America (USA) 35.44 31.08
47 University of Notre Dame (ND), United States of America (USA) 38.63 30.93
48 University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), United States of America (USA) 25.37 28.73
49 Emory University, United States of America (USA) 18.24 28.44
50 Duke University, United States of America (USA) 29 28.13
51 University of Houston (UH), United States of America (USA) 31.72 27.77
52 New York University (NYU), United States of America (USA) 31.78 27.48
53 Vanderbilt University (VU), United States of America (USA) 26.53 26.67
54 National Institutes of Health (NIH), United States of America (USA) 35.47 26.49
55 Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), United States of America (USA) 26.91 26.2
56 The University of Georgia (UGA), United States of America (USA) 27.94 25.22
57 Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), United States of America (USA) 23.19 25.09
58 Boston College (BC), United States of America (USA) 15.45 25.09
59 University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder), United States of America (USA) 36.11 24.85
60 University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), United States of America (USA) 31.92 24.1
61 University of Oregon (UO), United States of America (USA) 22.25 23.65
62 Merck & Co., Inc., United States of America (USA) 16.85 23.35
63 Iowa State University, United States of America (USA) 34.01 23.1
64 U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), United States of America (USA) 24.5 22.93
65 Boston University (BU), United States of America (USA) 23.84 22.76
66 University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (SUNY UB), United States of America (USA) 22.24 22.03
67 Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), United States of America (USA) 27.93 21.83
68 The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UT Southwestern Medical Center), United States of America (USA) 10.97 20.85
69 University of Delaware (UD), United States of America (USA) 26.24 20.72
70 Temple University, United States of America (USA) 12.3 20.59
71 Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL), United States of America (USA) 13.53 20.43
72 Wayne State University (WSU), United States of America (USA) 29.4 20.36
73 North Carolina State University (NCSU), United States of America (USA) 28.13 19.82
74 University of Rochester (UR), United States of America (USA) 19.77 19.02
75 The University of Kansas (KU), United States of America (USA) 16.33 18.28
76 Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), United States of America (USA) 5.7 18.08
77 University of South Carolina - Columbia (SC), United States of America (USA) 23.57 17.67
78 The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), United States of America (USA) 11.22 17.39
79 Colorado State University (CSU), United States of America (USA) 20.2 17.35
80 Michigan State University (MSU), United States of America (USA) 15.56 17.15
81 National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), United States of America (USA) 23.08 16.98
82 State University of New York at Albany (SUNY Albany), United States of America (USA) 7.58 16.71
83 Oregon State University (OSU), United States of America (USA) 15.44 16.43
84 University of South Florida (USF), United States of America (USA) 15.55 16.09
85 University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst), United States of America (USA) 33.6 15.56
86 University of California San Francisco (UCSF), United States of America (USA) 13.69 15.22
87 The University of Arizona (Arizona), United States of America (USA) 18.76 15.1
88 IBM Corporation, United States of America (USA) 20.09 15.03
89 Georgetown University, United States of America (USA) 4.73 14.83
90 The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas), United States of America (USA) 8.91 14.6
91 Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), United States of America (USA) 20.18 14.58
92 National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), United States of America (USA) 18.14 14.04
93 The City University of New York (CUNY), United States of America (USA) 15.58 14
94 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), United States of America (USA) 14.76 13.93
95 State University of New York at Stony Brook (SUNY Stony Brook), United States of America (USA) 16.6 13.88
96 Pfizer Inc., United States of America (USA) 10.17 13.69
97 The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), United States of America (USA) 10.84 13.17
98 The University of Iowa (UI), United States of America (USA) 17.76 12.7
99 Clemson University, United States of America (USA) 9.9 12.62
100 Tufts University, United States of America (USA) 10.43 12.5

Each year, the Nature Index publishes tables based on counts of high-quality research outputs in the previous calendar year. It is important for users to understand that the data behind the tables are based on a relatively small proportion of total research papers, that they cover the natural sciences only and that outputs are non-normalized (that is, they don’t reflect the size of the country or institution, or its overall research output). We encourage users to combine the free-to-access Nature Index data with information from other sources.

The tables were last updated on 30 August 2017 with the most recent institution and article corrections.

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