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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