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

List of famous alumni from Illinois Institute of Technology, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Illinois Institute of Technology include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Illinois Institute of Technology alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Illinois Institute 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 Illinois Institute of Technology.

Examples of graduates on this list: James Young, Dean Kamen and many more.

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

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Dean Kamen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Illinois Institute Of Technology Alumni
Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Inventor Dean L. Kamen is an American entrepreneur and inventor from New Hampshire. Born on Long Island, New York, he attended Worcester Polytechnic Institute, but dropped out before graduating after ...more

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Otis Boykin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Illinois Institute Of Technology Alumni
Inventor, Engineer Otis Frank Boykin was an African-American inventor and engineer.

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Sidney Coleman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Illinois Institute Of Technology Alumni
Physicist, Scientist Sidney Richard Coleman was an American theoretical physicist who studied under Murray Gell-Mann. He is notable for his research in high-energy theoretical physics.

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Martin Cooper is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Illinois Institute Of Technology Alumni
Entrepreneur, Inventor Martin "Marty" Cooper is an American engineer. He is a pioneer and visionary in the wireless communications industry. With eleven patents in the field, he is recognized as an innovator ...more

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Paul Galvin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Illinois Institute Of Technology Alumni
Paul Galvin Businessperson, Entrepreneur Paul Gavin is the founder of Motorola.

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Roger B. Chaffee is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Illinois Institute Of Technology Alumni
Astronaut Roger Bruce Chaffee, was an American naval officer and aviator, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and NASA astronaut in the Apollo program. Chaffee died along with fellow astronauts Virgil ...more

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Jack Steinberger is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Illinois Institute Of Technology Alumni
Physicist Hans Jakob "Jack" Steinberger is a physicist currently residing near Geneva, Switzerland. He co-discovered the muon neutrino, along with Leon Lederman and Melvin Schwartz, for which ...more

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Grote Reber is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Illinois Institute Of Technology Alumni
Scientist, Astronomer Grote Reber was a pioneer of radio astronomy, which combined his interests in amateur radio and amateur astronomy. He was instrumental in investigating and extending Karl Jansky's pioneering ...more

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Watts Humphrey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Illinois Institute Of Technology Alumni
Software Engineer Watts S. Humphrey was an American software engineer, key thinker in the discipline of software engineering, and was often called the "Father of Software quality".

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Ronald G. Douglas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Illinois Institute Of Technology Alumni
Mathematician Ronald George Douglas is an American mathematician, best known for his work on operator algebras. Douglas was born in Osgood, Indiana. He was an undergraduate at the Illinois Institute of ...more

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John H. Cox is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Illinois Institute Of Technology Alumni
Accountant, Businessperson, Politician John Herman Cox is an American lawyer, accountant, businessman, broadcaster, and aspiring politician. He was the first Republican to seek formally the party's 2008 nomination for president but ...more

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Biljana Golić is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Illinois Institute Of Technology Alumni
Athlete Biljana "Biba" Golić is a Serbian table tennis player.

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James Ingo Freed is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Illinois Institute Of Technology Alumni
Architect, Writer James Ingo Freed was an American architect born in Essen, Germany during the Weimar Republic. After coming to the United States at age nine with his parents, he studied at the Illinois Institute ...more

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George David Birkhoff is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Illinois Institute Of Technology Alumni
Mathematician George David Birkhoff was an American mathematician, best known for what is now called the ergodic theorem. Birkhoff was one of the most important leaders in American mathematics in his ...more

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Art Paul is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Illinois Institute Of Technology Alumni
Graphic Designer Art Paul is an American graphics designer, Art Director of Playboy through its first 30 years of publication, and the designer of the Playboy rabbit-head logo.

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Helmut Jahn is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Illinois Institute Of Technology Alumni
Architect Helmut Jahn is a German-American architect, well known for designs such as the US$800 million Sony Center on the Potsdamer Platz, Berlin, the Messeturm in Frankfurt and the One Liberty Place, ...more

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Jack Dongarra is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Illinois Institute Of Technology Alumni
Programmer, Professor, Computer scientist Jack J. Dongarra is an American University Distinguished Professor of Computer Science in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at the University of Tennessee. He holds the ...more

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Valdas Adamkus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Illinois Institute Of Technology Alumni
Politician, Civil engineer Valdas Adamkus was President of Lithuania from 1998 to 2003 and again from 2004 to 2009. In Lithuania, the President's tenure lasts for five years; Adamkus' first term in office began on 26 ...more

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Andrei Makhanov is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Illinois Institute Of Technology Alumni
Software Engineer

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Phyllis Lambert is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Illinois Institute Of Technology Alumni
Architect Phyllis Barbara Lambert, CC GOQ FRAIC FRSC RCA is a Canadian architect, philanthropist, and member of the Bronfman family.

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James Young is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Illinois Institute Of Technology Alumni
Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician James V. "J.Y." Young is a guitarist, singer and songwriter who is best known for playing lead guitar in the American rock band, Styx. Young began playing keyboard and piano at the age ...more

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Dorothy Thompson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Illinois Institute Of Technology Alumni
Journalist Dorothy Thompson was an American journalist and radio broadcaster, who in 1939 was recognized by Time magazine as the second most influential woman in America next to Eleanor Roosevelt. She is ...more

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Kris Patel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Illinois Institute Of Technology Alumni
Kris Patel has more than 17 years of experience and thought leadership in wireless, VoIP, broadband and Voice networks. Kris has led the design, development and deployment of carrier class ...more

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Hans Hollein is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Illinois Institute Of Technology Alumni
Architect Hans Hollein was an Austrian architect and designer and key figure of postmodern architecture. Some of his most notable works are the Haas House and the Albertina extension in the inner city of ...more

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Ilana Rovner is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Illinois Institute Of Technology Alumni
Judge, Politician, Lawyer Ilana Kara Diamond Rovner is a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. She was nominated by President George H.W. Bush on July 2, 1992, and was confirmed by the U.S. ...more

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Vincent Sarich is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Illinois Institute Of Technology Alumni
Vincent Matthew Sarich was an American Professor Emeritus in anthropology at UC Berkeley.

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Nambury S. Raju is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Illinois Institute Of Technology Alumni
Psychologist Nambury S. Raju was an American psychology professor known for his work in psychometrics, meta-analysis, and utility theory. He was a Fellow of the Society of Industrial Organizational

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Susan Solomon is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Illinois Institute Of Technology Alumni
Chemist, Scientist Susan Solomon is an atmospheric chemist, working for most of her career at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. In 2011, Solomon joined the faculty at the Massachusetts Institute ...more

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Norman Bluhm is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Illinois Institute Of Technology Alumni
Norman Bluhm Artist Norman Bluhm, was an American painter classified as an abstract expressionist, and as an action painter.

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Ajit Singh is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Illinois Institute Of Technology Alumni
Politician Ajit Singh is an Indian politician. He is the founder and chief of the Rashtriya Lok Dal, a political party recognized in western part of state of Uttar Pradesh, and son of former Prime Minister ...more

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Jan Lorenc is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Illinois Institute Of Technology Alumni
Jan Lorenc Jan Lorenc is a Polish-American designer and author. Born in Jaśliska, Poland in 1954, he immigrated to the United States at the age of 8. He formed Lorenc Design in 1978 in Chicago, and later ...more

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George J. Eade is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Illinois Institute Of Technology Alumni
George J. Eade George James Eade is a retired United States Air Force four-star general who served as Deputy Commander in Chief, United States European Command from 1973 to 1975. Eade was born in Lockney, ...more

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Nandamuri Kalyan Ram is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Illinois Institute Of Technology Alumni
Film Producer, Actor Nandamuri Kalyan Ram is an Indian actor and film producer who works in Telugu cinema. He was born to actor, politician Nandamuri Harikrishna and Lakshmi. He is one of the grandsons of N. T. Rama ...more

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Kevin Roche is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Illinois Institute Of Technology Alumni
Architect Eamonn Kevin Roche, FAIA is an Irish-born American Pritzker Prize-winning architect. He has been responsible for the design/master planning for over 200 built projects in both the U.S. and ...more

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Thomas Patrick Gerrity is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Illinois Institute Of Technology Alumni
Thomas Patrick Gerrity General Thomas Patrick Gerrity was a United States Air Force general and was commander of the Air Force Logistics Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Gerrity was born in Harlowton, ...more

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Carl W. Buehner is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Illinois Institute Of Technology Alumni
Carl W. Buehner Politician Carl William Buehner was a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1952 to 1961 and was the Republican Party candidate for governor of Utah in the 1968 ...more

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Florence Knoll is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Illinois Institute Of Technology Alumni
Architect Florence Knoll Bassett is an American architect and furniture designer who studied under Mies van der Rohe and Eliel Saarinen. She was born in Saginaw, Michigan as Florence Schust and is known ...more

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Tim Michels is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Illinois Institute Of Technology Alumni
Tim Michels Businessperson, Politician Timothy J. Michels is a businessman from Brownsville, Wisconsin. He co-owns and co-manages Michels Corporation, a family-owned and operated construction company, the largest in Wisconsin. ...more

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James Kambe is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Illinois Institute Of Technology Alumni
Businessperson Prior to joining Newport Media, Jim was CEO of Spectra Wireless. Previously he was VP of Business Development at Sequoia Communications and VP of Product Marketing at PrairieComm Inc. Jim has 22 ...more

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Richard Nickel is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Illinois Institute Of Technology Alumni
Richard Nickel Photographer Richard Stanley Nickel was an Polish American architectural photographer and historical preservationist, who was based in Chicago, Illinois. He is best known for his efforts to preserve and ...more

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Merle J. Isaac is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Illinois Institute Of Technology Alumni
Merle J. Isaac Merle John Isaac was a prolific arranger who focused on arranging famous pieces for performers of lower experience, especially school orchestras. After graduating from the Vandercook College of ...more

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Munir Ahmad Khan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Illinois Institute Of Technology Alumni
Educator, Scientist, Engineer Munir Ahmad Khan, was a Pakistani nuclear engineer and a nuclear physicist, who served as the chairman of the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission from 1972 to 1991. He is credited among the ...more

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Edward L Monser is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Illinois Institute Of Technology Alumni
Edward L. Monser has served as chief operating officer of Emerson since 2001. He has more than 25 years of experience in senior operational positions at Emerson and has played key roles in ...more

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Charles Draper Faulkner is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Illinois Institute Of Technology Alumni
Architect Charles Draper Faulkner was a Chicago-based American architect renowned for the churches and other buildings that he designed in the United States and Japan. He designed over 33 Christian ...more

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Marvin Camras is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Illinois Institute Of Technology Alumni
Inventor, Electrical engineer Marvin Camras was an electrical engineer and inventor who was widely influential in the field of magnetic recording. Camras built his first recording device, a wire recorder, in the 1930s for a ...more

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Yasuhiro Ishimoto is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Illinois Institute Of Technology Alumni
Yasuhiro Ishimoto Photographer Yasuhiro Ishimoto was an influential Japanese-American photographer.

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Cindy Morgan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Illinois Institute Of Technology Alumni
Actor Cindy Morgan is an American actress best known for her appearances as Lora/Yori in Tron and Lacey Underall in Caddyshack.

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Zachary Taylor Davis is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Illinois Institute Of Technology Alumni
Architect Zachary Taylor Davis was the architect of several major Chicago buildings, including St. Ambrose Old Comiskey Park, Wrigley Field, Mount Carmel High School, and St. James Chapel of Archbishop ...more

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S. Charles Lee is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Illinois Institute Of Technology Alumni
S. Charles Lee Architect S. Charles Lee was an American architect recognized as one of the most prolific and distinguished motion picture theater designers on the West Coast.

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Ted Belytschko is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Illinois Institute Of Technology Alumni
Ted Belytschko Mechanical engineer, Engineer Ted Bohdan Belytschko was an American mechanical engineer. He was Walter P. Murphy Professor and McCormick Professor of Computational Mechanics at Northwestern University. He worked in the field ...more