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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Imperial College London and be of some renown.

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

List includes Brian May, H. G. Wells, more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Imperial College London?” and “Which celebrities are Imperial College London alumni?”

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Rajiv Gandhi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Imperial College London Alumni
Pilot, Politician
Rajiv Ratna Gandhi was the seventh Prime Minister of India, serving from 1984 to 1989. He took office after the 1984 assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, his mother, to become the ...more

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Anthony R. Barringer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Imperial College London Alumni
Inventor, Geologist
Anthony R. "Tony" Barringer was a Canadian/American geophysicist. He made numerous contributions to mineral exploration technology. His most famous work was the development of the ...more

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Marc Garneau is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Imperial College London Alumni
Pilot, Astronaut
Joseph Jean-Pierre Marc Garneau, C.C., CD, Ph.D., F.C.A.S.I., MP is a Canadian politician, retired military officer, former astronaut, and engineer. He has served as the Member of Parliament for ...more

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Anthony Hardy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Imperial College London Alumni
Anthony Hardy is an English serial killer.

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Brian May is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Imperial College London Alumni
Astrophysicist, Record producer, Guitarist
Brian Harold May, CBE is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and astrophysicist who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the rock band Queen. He uses a home-built electric ...more

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Peter Rice is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Imperial College London Alumni
Structural engineer, Engineer
Peter Rice was an Irish structural engineer. Born in 52 Castle Road, Dundalk in County Louth, he spent his childhood between the town of Dundalk, and the villages of Gyles' Quay and Inniskeen. ...more

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Walter Kwok is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Imperial College London Alumni
Kwok Ping-sheung, Walter JP is the eldest son of Kwok Tak Seng and Kwong Siu-hing. Together with brothers Thomas and Raymond, they inherited Sun Hung Kai Properties, Hong Kong's largest real ...more

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Geoffrey Wilkinson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Imperial College London Alumni
Chemist
Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson FRS was a Nobel laureate English chemist who pioneered inorganic chemistry and homogeneous transition metal catalysis.

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Lewis Wolpert is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Imperial College London Alumni
Professor, Scientist, Author
Lewis Wolpert CBE FRS FRSL FMedSci is South African-born British developmental biologist, author, and broadcaster.

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Andrew Crumey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Imperial College London Alumni
Novelist
Andrew Crumey is a novelist and former literary editor of the Edinburgh newspaper Scotland on Sunday.

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Thomas Huxley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Imperial College London Alumni
Biologist, Scientist
Thomas Henry Huxley PC FRS FLS was an English biologist, known as "Darwin's Bulldog" for his advocacy of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. Huxley's famous debate in 1860 with ...more

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Ian Liddell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Imperial College London Alumni
Educator, Civil engineer, Structural engineer
William Ian Liddell CBE FREng FIStructE Hon FRIBA is a structural engineer and the designer of London's Millennium Dome. He was one of the founding partners of Buro Happold and is a Royal ...more

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John Ambrose Fleming is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Imperial College London Alumni
Physicist, Electrical engineer, Engineer
Sir John Ambrose Fleming FRS was a British electrical engineer and physicist. He is known for inventing the first thermionic valve or vacuum tube. He is also famous for the left hand rule. He ...more

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Robert Ackman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Imperial College London Alumni
Educator, Chemist
Robert George Ackman, OC was a Canadian chemist and professor. He was best known for his pioneering work on marine oils and Omega-3 fatty acid. Born in Dorchester, New Brunswick, his education ...more

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H. G. Wells is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Imperial College London Alumni
Journalist, Historian, Novelist
Herbert George Wells — known as H. G. Wells — was a prolific English writer in many genres, including the novel, history, politics, and social commentary, and textbooks and rules for games. He ...more

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Feza Gürsey is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Imperial College London Alumni
Mathematician, Physicist, Scientist
Feza Gürsey was a Turkish mathematician and physicist. Among his most prominent contributions to theoretical physics, his works on the Chiral model and on SU are most popular.

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Thomas Kwok is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Imperial College London Alumni
Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong SBS, JP was the Joint-Chairman and Managing Director of Sun Hung Kai Properties, the largest property developer in Hong Kong, with his brother Raymond Kwok.

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Frederick Gowland Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Imperial College London Alumni
Chemist
Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins OM FRS was an English biochemist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1929, with Christiaan Eijkman, for the discovery of vitamins. He also ...more

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Stanley Hooker is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Imperial College London Alumni
Aerospace Engineer, Engineer
Sir Stanley George Hooker, FRS,DPhil, BSc, FRAeS, MIMechE, was a jet engine engineer, first at Rolls-Royce where he worked on the earliest designs such as the Welland and Derwent, and later at ...more

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Caribou is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Imperial College London Alumni
Record producer, Musician, Composer
Daniel Victor "Dan" Snaith is a Canadian composer, musician and recording artist who has performed under the stage names Caribou, Manitoba and Daphni.

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Diomidis Spinellis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Imperial College London Alumni
Programmer, Computer scientist
Diomidis D. Spinellis is a Greek computer science academic and author of the books Code Reading, Code Quality and Beautiful Architecture. Spinellis holds an MEng degree in Software Engineering ...more

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Claire J. Tomlin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Imperial College London Alumni
Electrical engineer, Engineer
Claire Jennifer Tomlin is a British researcher in hybrid systems, distributed and decentralized optimization and control theory.

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G. Michael Purdy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Imperial College London Alumni
Geophysicist, Oceanographer
Graham Michael "Mike" Purdy is a British geophysicist and oceanographer who specializes in marine seismology. He is the current Executive Vice President for Research at Columbia ...more

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David Irving is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Imperial College London Alumni
Journalist, Historian, Author
David John Cawdell Irving is an English Holocaust denier and author who has written many books on the military and political history of WWII, with a focus on Nazi Germany. Irving's reputation as ...more

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Derek Barton is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Imperial College London Alumni
Chemist
Sir Derek Harold Richard Barton PhD FRS, FRSE was an English organic chemist and Nobel Prize laureate for 1969.