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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Delft University of Technology and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Delft University of Technology, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Delft University of Technology include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Delft University of Technology alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Delft University of Technology are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Delft University of Technology.

List is made up of a variety of graduates, including Lodewijk van den Berg and Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Delft University of Technology?” and “Which celebrities are Delft University of Technology alumni?”

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Lodewijk van den Berg is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Delft University Of Technology Alumni
Lodewijk van den Berg Chemical engineer 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 ...more

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Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Delft University Of Technology Alumni
Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff Chemist Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff, Jr. was a Dutch physical and organic chemist and the first winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. He is best known for his discoveries in chemical kinetics, ...more

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Wim Schermerhorn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Delft University Of Technology Alumni
Wim Schermerhorn Politician, Professor, Civil engineer Willem "Wim" Schermerhorn was a Dutch politician of the Labour Party. He served as Prime Minister of the Netherlands from 1945 until 1946. He was the first Prime Minister after World

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Jan Roskam is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Delft University Of Technology Alumni
Jan Roskam Aerospace Engineer, Engineer Jan Roskam is the emeritus Deane E. Ackers Distinguished Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Kansas. He is the author of eleven books on airplane design and flight dynamics ...more

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Abraham Kuyper is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Delft University Of Technology Alumni
Abraham Kuyper Politician, Journalist, Philosopher Abraham Kuijper, generally known as Abraham Kuyper, was a Dutch journalist, statesman and Neo-Calvinist theologian. He was a master organizer. He founded a new church, a newspaper, the Free ...more

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Felix Andries Vening Meinesz is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Delft University Of Technology Alumni
Felix Andries Vening Meinesz Scientist, Geologist Felix Andries Vening Meinesz was a Dutch geophysicist and geodesist. He is known for his invention of a precise method for measuring gravity. Thanks to his invention, it became possible to ...more

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Adriaan Fokker is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Delft University Of Technology Alumni
Adriaan Fokker Physicist Adriaan Daniël Fokker was a Dutch physicist and musician.

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Bernard D. H. Tellegen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Delft University Of Technology Alumni
Bernard D. H. Tellegen Inventor, Scientist, Electrical engineer Bernard D.H. Tellegen was a Dutch electrical engineer and inventor of the pentode and the gyrator. He is also known for a theorem in circuit theory, Tellegen's theorem. He obtained a masters ...more

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Dirk Coster is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Delft University Of Technology Alumni
Dirk Coster Physicist Dirk Coster, was a Dutch physicist. He was a Professor of Physics and Meteorology at the University of Groningen. Coster was born in Amsterdam. On February 26, 1919, he married Lina Maria ...more

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Abdul Qadeer Khan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Delft University Of Technology Alumni
Abdul Qadeer Khan Physicist, Scientist, Engineer Abdul Qadeer Khan, NI, HI, FPAS, also known by some in Pakistan as Mohsin-e-Pakistan, more popularly known as A. Q. Khan, is a Pakistani nuclear physicist and a metallurgical engineer, ...more

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Martinus Beijerinck is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Delft University Of Technology Alumni
Martinus Beijerinck Botanist Martinus Willem Beijerinck was a Dutch microbiologist and botanist. Born in Amsterdam, Beijerinck studied at the Technical School of Delft, where he was awarded the degree of Chemical Engineer ...more

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Reinout Willem van Bemmelen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Delft University Of Technology Alumni
Reinout Willem van Bemmelen Geologist Reinout Willem van Bemmelen was a Dutch geologist whose interests were structural geology, economic geology and volcanology. He is known for his work on these subjects and the geology of

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Herman Hertzberger is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Delft University Of Technology Alumni
Herman Hertzberger Architect Herman Hertzberger is a Dutch architect and professor emeritus.

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Cornelis Lely is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Delft University Of Technology Alumni
Cornelis Lely Civil engineer, Engineer Cornelis Lely was a Dutch civil engineer and statesman. He oversaw the passage of an act of parliament authorizing construction of the Zuiderzee Works, a huge project – designed to his own plans ...more

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Gerard J. Holzmann is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Delft University Of Technology Alumni
Gerard J. Holzmann Computer scientist, Scientist Gerard J. Holzmann is an Dutch-born American computer scientist and researcher at Bell Labs and NASA, best known as the developer of the SPIN model checker.

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Han van Meegeren is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Delft University Of Technology Alumni
Han van Meegeren Painter Henricus Antonius 'Han' van Meegeren was a Dutch painter and portraitist and is considered to be one of the most ingenious art forgers of the 20th century. As a child, van Meegeren developed an ...more

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C. B. van Niel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Delft University Of Technology Alumni
C. B. van Niel Chemist Cornelius Bernardus Van Niel was a Dutch-American microbiologist. He introduced the study of general microbiology to the United States and made key discoveries explaining the chemistry of ...more

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Walter Lewin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Delft University Of Technology Alumni
Walter Lewin Professor Walter Hendrik Gustav Lewin is a Dutch astrophysicist and former professor of physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Lewin earned his doctorate in nuclear physics in 1965 at the ...more

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Kazimierz Leski is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Delft University Of Technology Alumni
Kazimierz Leski Scientist, Engineer Kazimierz Leski, nom de guerre Bradl, was a Polish engineer, co-designer of the Polish submarines ORP Sęp and ORP Orzeł, a fighter pilot, and an officer in World War II Home Army's intelligence ...more

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Frederik H. Kreuger is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Delft University Of Technology Alumni
Frederik H. Kreuger Inventor Frederik Hendrik Kreuger, was a Dutch high voltage scientist and inventor, lived in Delft, the Netherlands, and was professor emeritus of the Delft University of Technology. He was also a ...more

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Henri Bal is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Delft University Of Technology Alumni
Henri Bal Programmer Henri Elle Bal is a professor of Computer Science at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam in the Netherlands. He is a well-known researcher in computer systems with a specialization in parallel ...more

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Simon van der Meer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Delft University Of Technology Alumni
Simon van der Meer Physicist Simon van der Meer was a Dutch particle accelerator physicist who shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1984 with Carlo Rubbia for contributions to the CERN project which led to the discovery of ...more

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Wim Cohen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Delft University Of Technology Alumni
Wim Cohen Mathematician Jacob Willem "Wim" Cohen was a Dutch mathematician, well known for over hundred scientific publications and several books in queueing theory. Cohen was born in a Jewish family, as the ...more

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Anton Mussert is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Delft University Of Technology Alumni
Anton Mussert Politician, Civil engineer, Engineer Anton Adriaan Mussert was one of the founders of the National Socialist Movement in the Netherlands and its formal leader. As such, he was the most prominent national socialist in the ...more

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Herman Zanstra is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Delft University Of Technology Alumni
Herman Zanstra Astronomer Herman Zanstra was a Frisian/Dutch astronomer. Zanstra was born near Heerenveen in Friesland. In 1917 he graduated with an Engineer's degree in chemical engineering from the Delft Institute of ...more

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Theo Jansen is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Delft University Of Technology Alumni
Theo Jansen Artist Theo Jansen is a Dutch artist. In 1990, he began what he is known for today: building large mechanisms out of PVC that are able to move on their own, known only as Strandbeest. His animated ...more

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Jeroen van der Veer is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Delft University Of Technology Alumni
Jeroen van der Veer Jeroen van der Veer is the former CEO of the petroleum corporation Royal Dutch Shell until 30 June 2009.

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Lars Spuybroek is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Delft University Of Technology Alumni
Lars Spuybroek Architect, Artist Lars Spuybroek is a Dutch architect, artist and author.

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Frits Philips is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Delft University Of Technology Alumni
Frits Philips Businessperson Frederik Jacques "Frits" Philips was the fourth chairman of the board of directors of the Dutch electronics company Philips, which his uncle and father founded. For his actions in ...more

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Gerard Philips is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Delft University Of Technology Alumni
Gerard Philips Gerard Leonardo Frederik Philips was a Dutch industrialist, co-founder of the Philips Company as a family business in 1891. Gerard and his younger brother Anton Philips changed the business to a ...more

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Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Delft University Of Technology Alumni
Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau was a younger brother of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands. Prince Friso was a member of the Dutch Royal Family, but because of his marriage without an Act ...more

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Bas van der Vlies is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Delft University Of Technology Alumni
Bas van der Vlies Politician, Engineer, Teacher Bastiaan Johannis "Bas" van der Vlies is a retired Dutch politician of the Reformed Political Party. He was an MP from 10 June 1981 to 17 June 2010. He was also both Parliamentary ...more

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Thomas Karsten is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Delft University Of Technology Alumni
Thomas Karsten Architect Herman Thomas Karsten was a Dutch engineer who gave major contributions to architecture and town planning in Indonesia during Dutch colonial rule. Most significantly he integrated the practice ...more

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Jacob Pieter Den Hartog is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Delft University Of Technology Alumni
Jacob Pieter Den Hartog Mechanical engineer, Engineer Jacob Pieter Den Hartog was a Dutch/American mechanical engineer and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at MIT.

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Diederik Samsom is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Delft University Of Technology Alumni
Diederik Samsom Politician Diederik Maarten Samsom is a Dutch politician. As a member of the Labour Party he has been an MP since 30 January 2003. He is the party's spokesperson on environmental issues. On 16 March 2012 ...more

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Willem Alberda van Ekenstein is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Delft University Of Technology Alumni
Willem Alberda van Ekenstein Willem Alberda van Ekenstein was a Dutch chemist and discovered the Lobry de Bruyn–van Ekenstein transformation together with Adriaan Lobry van Troostenburg de Bruyn. Ekenstein studied chemistry ...more

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Herman te Riele is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Delft University Of Technology Alumni
Herman te Riele Mathematician Hermanus Johannes Joseph te Riele is a mathematician at CWI in Amsterdam with a specialization in computational number theory. He is known, a.o., for proving the correctness of the Riemann ...more

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Jan Arnoldus Schouten is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Delft University Of Technology Alumni
Jan Arnoldus Schouten Mathematician Jan Arnoldus Schouten was a Dutch mathematician and Professor at the Delft University of Technology. He was an important contributor to the development of tensor calculus and Ricci calculus, and ...more

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Kees Boeke is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Delft University Of Technology Alumni
Kees Boeke Pacifist, Educator, Missionary Cornelis Boeke, usually known as Kees Boeke, was a Dutch reformist educator, Quaker missionary and pacifist. He is best known for his popular essay/book Cosmic View which presents a seminal view ...more

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Linda van Roosmalen is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Delft University Of Technology Alumni
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Geert Hofstede is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Delft University Of Technology Alumni
Geert Hofstede Gerard Hendrik Hofstede is a Dutch social psychologist, former IBM employee, and Professor Emeritus of Organizational Anthropology and International Management at Maastricht University in the ...more

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Peter Newman is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Delft University Of Technology Alumni
Peter Newman Professor Peter William Geoffrey Newman is an environmental scientist, author and educator based in Perth, Western Australia. He is currently Professor of Sustainability at Curtin University and since ...more

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Adriaan van Wijngaarden is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Delft University Of Technology Alumni
Adriaan van Wijngaarden Adriaan van Wijngaarden was a Dutch mathematician and computer scientist, who is considered by many to have been the founding father of informatica in the Netherlands. Even though he was trained ...more

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Wiebe Bijker is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Delft University Of Technology Alumni
Wiebe Bijker Engineer Wiebe E. Bijker is a Dutch professor, chair of the Department of Social Science and Technology at Maastricht University in the Netherlands.

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Gerrit Broekstra is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Delft University Of Technology Alumni
Gerrit Broekstra Scientist Gerrit Broekstra, is a Dutch scientist and professor in the field of organization behavior and systems sciences at the Erasmus Universiteit, Rotterdam, Northwestern University, Chicago, and ...more

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Siegfried Nassuth is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Delft University Of Technology Alumni
Siegfried Nassuth Architect Georg Siegfried Nassuth was a Dutch architect, best known as the architect of the Bijlmermeer. He attended the Delft University of Technology. After receiving his Engineer's degree Nassuth began ...more

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Bert Metz is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Delft University Of Technology Alumni
Bert Metz Researcher, Scientist Bert Metz is a Dutch climatologist. He was Co-chair of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group III on mitigation on climate change for the third and fourth assessment report of ...more

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Kees Christiaanse is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Delft University Of Technology Alumni
Kees Christiaanse Architect, Urban planner Kees Christiaanse is an architect and urban planner from the Netherlands. After working with Rem Koolhaas, he started two firms, Kees Christiaanse Architects & Planners in 1989 and ...more

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Willem van der Poel is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Delft University Of Technology Alumni
Willem van der Poel Willem Louis van der Poel is a pioneering Dutch computer scientist, who is known for designing the ZEBRA computer.

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Winy Maas is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Delft University Of Technology Alumni
Winy Maas Winy Maas is a Dutch architect, landscape architect, professor and urbanist. In 1993 together with Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries he set up MVRDV. Early work such as the television centre ...more