List of Famous Chemical Engineers People

List of Famous Chemical Engineers

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List of famous chemical engineers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top chemical engineers in the world? This includes the most prominent chemical engineers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable chemical engineers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic chemical engineers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned chemical engineers.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different people, including Dolph Lundgren and Donald Pettit.

From reputable, prominent, and well known chemical engineers to the lesser known chemical engineers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the chemical engineer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous chemical engineers ever?" and "What are the names of famous chemical engineers?" then you're in the right place. (67 items)

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    Frank Capra
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    Frank Russell Capra was an Italian-born American film director, producer and writer who became the creative force behind some of the major award-winning films of the 1930s and 1940s. His rags-to-riches story has led film historians such as Ian Freer to consider him the "American dream ...more

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    • Age: Died at 94 (1897-1991)
    • Birthplace: Bisacquino, Italy
    • Profession: Waiting staff, Salesman, Chemical engineer, Soldier, Film Producer, + more
    • Credits: It's a Wonderful Life, It Happened One Night, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Arsenic and Old Lace, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, + more
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    Dolph Lundgren is a Swedish actor, director, and martial artist. He belongs to a generation of film actors who epitomise the action hero stereotype, alongside Sylvester Stallone, Chuck Norris, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Steven Seagal, and Jean-Claude Van Damme. He received a degree in ...more

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    • Age: age 58
    • Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
    • Profession: Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Martial artist, Film Director
    • Credits: Rocky IV, The Expendables, The Expendables 2, Rocky V, A View to a Kill, + more
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    Xi Jinping
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    Xi Jinping is the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, the President of the People's Republic of China, and the Chairman of the Central Military Commission. As Xi holds the top offices of the party and the military, in addition to being the head of state through the office of President, he ...more

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    • Age: age 62
    • Birthplace: Beijing, China
    • Profession: Chemical engineer, Politician
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    David Hamilton Koch is an American businessman, philanthropist, political activist, and chemical engineer. He joined the family business Koch Industries, a conglomerate that is the second-largest privately held company in the United States, in 1970. He became president of the subsidiary Koch Engineering ...more

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    • Age: age 75
    • Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, United States of America
    • Profession: Chemical engineer, Businessperson, Political Activist
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    Gustave Eiffel
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    Alexandre Gustave Eiffel was a French civil engineer and architect. A graduate of the École Centrale des Arts et Manufactures, he made his name with various bridges for the French railway network, most famously the Garabit viaduct. He is best known for the world-famous Eiffel Tower, built for the 1889 ...more

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    • Age: Died at 91 (1832-1923)
    • Birthplace: Dijon, France
    • Profession: Chemical engineer, Civil engineer, Designer, Structural engineer, Engineer
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    Keki Hormusji Gharda is a prominent Indian chemical engineer, chemist and entrepreneur. He is the Founder, Chairman and Managing Director of Gharda Chemicals Limited, an R&D-based company with business interests in agrochemicals, polymers and is actively pursuing an entry in the market for high ...more

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    • Age: age 86
    • Profession: Chemical engineer, Chemist, Entrepreneur, Engineer
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    Robert Satcher
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    Robert Lee "Bobby" Satcher, Jr. is a physician, chemical engineer, and NASA astronaut. He became the first orthopedic surgeon in space during STS-129. He participated in 2 spacewalks during STS-129, accumulating 12hrs 19min of EVA time. Satcher holds two doctorates and has received numerous awards and ...more

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    • Age: age 50
    • Birthplace: Hampton
    • Profession: Chemical engineer, Astronaut, Physician
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    George F.H. Chang is a film producer.more

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    • Age: age 79
    • Birthplace: Tainan County
    • Profession: Chemical engineer, Politician, Film Producer
    • Credits: The Ammunition Hunters
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    Donald Pettit
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    Donald Roy Pettit is an American chemical engineer and a NASA astronaut. He is a veteran of two long-duration stays aboard the International Space Station, one space shuttle mission and a six-week expedition to find meteorites in Antarctica.more

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    • Age: age 60
    • Birthplace: Silverton, Oregon, United States of America
    • Profession: Chemical engineer, Astronaut
    • Credits: The Patriot
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    Fred C. Koch
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    Fred Chase Koch was an American chemical engineer and entrepreneur who founded the oil refinery firm that later became Koch Industries, the second-largest privately held company in the United States.more

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    • Age: Died at 67 (1900-1967)
    • Birthplace: Quanah, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Chemical engineer, Businessperson, Industrialist
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    Lodewijk van den Berg
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    Lodewijk van den Berg is a Dutch American chemical engineer, specializing in crystal growth, who flew on a 1985 Space Shuttle Challenger mission as a Payload Specialist. He was the first Dutch-born astronaut, a fact that is often ignored in the Netherlands because he was a naturalized American and no ...more

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    • Age: age 83
    • Birthplace: Terneuzen, Kingdom of the Netherlands
    • Profession: Chemical engineer
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    Magnus von Braun
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    Magnus "Mac" Freiherr von Braun was a German chemical engineer, Luftwaffe aviator, and rocket scientist at Peenemünde, the Mittelwerk, and after emigrating to the United States via Operation Paperclip, at Fort Bliss. He was the brother of Sigismund and Wernher von Braun.more

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    • Age: Died at 84 (1919-2003)
    • Birthplace: Greifswald, Germany
    • Profession: Pilot, Chemical engineer, Chemist, Aerospace Engineer, Engineer
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    Jörg Steinbach

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    • Age: age 59
    • Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
    • Profession: Chemical engineer
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    George Maxwell Richards, TC, CM was the fourth President of Trinidad and Tobago, in office from 2003 to 2013. A chemical engineer by training, Richards was Principal of the St. Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies in Trinidad in 1996. He previously worked for Shell Trinidad Ltd before ...more

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    • Age: age 84
    • Birthplace: Southern Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago, San Fernando, Regional corporations and municipalities of Trinidad and Tobago, Trinidad, + more
    • Profession: Chemical engineer, Politician, Teacher
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    Robert S. Langer
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    Robert Samuel Langer, Jr. FREng is an American engineer, scientist, entrepreneur, inventor and the David H. Koch Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was formerly the Germeshausen Professor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering and maintains activity in the Department of ...more

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    • Age: age 67
    • Birthplace: Albany, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Chemical engineer, Professor, Scientist, Engineer
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    Daniel J. Terra was a scientist, businessman, and art collector. A first-generation Italian-American, Terra earned a chemical engineering degree from Pennsylvania State University in 1931, and founded Lawter Chemicals in Chicago in 1940. The success of his global enterprise enabled him to pursue his ...more

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    • Age: Died at 85 (1911-1996)
    • Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Chemical engineer, Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Engineer
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    Jerzy Buzek
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    Jerzy Karol Buzek is a Polish engineer, academic lecturer and politician who was the ninth post-Cold War Prime Minister of Poland from 1997 to 2001. He has been a member of the European Parliament since 13 June 2004, and was President of the European Parliament between 2009 and 2012. He is married to ...more

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    • Age: age 75
    • Birthplace: Smilovice, Czech Republic
    • Profession: Chemical engineer, Politician, Professor, Engineer
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    Siarhei Skrabets is a Belarusian politician and the public figure. He was deputy of the House of Representatives of Belarus in the second election, floor leader of the opposition parliament group Republiс, chairman of the commission of penology of Belarusian Helsinki Committee, and a participant of the ...more

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    • Age: age 52
    • Birthplace: Lida, Belarus
    • Profession: Chemical engineer, Lawyer
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    • Profession: Chemical engineer
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    Lanny D. Schmidt
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    Lanny D. Schmidt is an American chemist, inventor, author, and Regents Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Minnesota. He is well known for his extensive work in surface science, detailed chemistry, reaction engineering, catalysis, and renewable energy. He is also ...more

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    • Age: age 77
    • Birthplace: Waukegan, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Chemical engineer, Chemist, Professor
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