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

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This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to RWTH Aachen?” and “Which celebrities are RWTH Aachen alumni?”

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Eike Batista is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous RWTH Aachen Alumni
Businessperson, Entrepreneur Eike Fuhrken Batista da Silva is a Brazilian business magnate who made and lost a fortune in mining and oil and gas exploration. Presently, he is the chairman of Brazilian conglomerate EBX ...more

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Peter Debye is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous RWTH Aachen Alumni
Chemist, Scientist Peter Joseph William Debye ForMemRS was a Dutch-American physicist and physical chemist, and Nobel laureate in Chemistry.

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Walter Hohmann is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous RWTH Aachen Alumni
Civil engineer, Aerospace Engineer, Architect Walter Hohmann was a German engineer who made an important contribution to the understanding of orbital dynamics. In a book published in 1925, Hohmann demonstrated a fuel-efficient path to move ...more

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Ranga Yogeshwar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous RWTH Aachen Alumni
Ranga Yogeshwar Presenter

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B. J. Habibie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous RWTH Aachen Alumni
Technologist, Politician, Aviation Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie FREng was President of Indonesia from 1998 to 1999. His presidency was the third, and the shortest, after independence.

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Necmettin Erbakan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous RWTH Aachen Alumni
Politician, Engineer Necmettin Erbakan was a Turkish politician, engineer, and academic who was the Prime Minister of Turkey from 1996 to 1997. He was pressured by the military to step down as prime minister and was ...more

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Rangin Dadfar Spanta is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous RWTH Aachen Alumni
Politician Dr. Rangin Dadfar Spanta is a politician in Afghanistan who last served as National Security Advisor of President Hamid Karzai. Prior to that he served as Foreign Minister from April 2006 to ...more

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Walter Rogowski is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous RWTH Aachen Alumni
Walter Rogowski Physicist, Scientist Walter Rogowski was a German physicist who bridged the gap between theoretical physics and applied technology in numerous areas of electronics; the Rogowski coil was named after him. In 1900, ...more

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Franz Josef Radermacher is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous RWTH Aachen Alumni
Franz Josef Radermacher Economist Franz Josef Radermacher is a German mathematician and economist. He is Professor of Informatics at Ulm University. He is one of the co-founders of the Global Marshall Plan Initiative that ...more

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Lu Yongxiang is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous RWTH Aachen Alumni
Lu Yongxiang Lu Yongxiang, FAA aka Yung-Hsiang Lu, is a Chinese engineer, professor, and former President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

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Werner Dahm is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous RWTH Aachen Alumni
Werner Dahm Werner Karl Dahm was an early spaceflight scientist of the Peenemünde Future Projects Office who emigrated to the US under Operation Paperclip and was the Marshall Space Flight Center Chief ...more

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Paul Freiherr von Eltz-Rübenac... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous RWTH Aachen Alumni
Paul Freiherr von Eltz-Rübenach Peter Paul Freiherr von Eltz-Rübenach was Minister of Mail and Minister of Transport of Germany between 1932 and 1937. Eltz-Rübenach was born in Wahn, a scion of the Rhenish noble ...more

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Peter Wasserscheid is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous RWTH Aachen Alumni
Peter Wasserscheid Peter Wasserscheid is a German chemist and professor for chemical reaction engineering at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. Together with Matthias Beller he won the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz ...more

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Rudi Balling is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous RWTH Aachen Alumni
Rudi Balling Rudi Balling is a German geneticist. He is director of the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine at the University of Luxembourg.

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Kemal Şahin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous RWTH Aachen Alumni
Kemal Şahin Kemal Şahin is a Turkish - German entrepreneur and a textile tycoon. He is also an environmental activist against erosion.

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Sigmar Wittig is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous RWTH Aachen Alumni
Sigmar Wittig Dr. Sigmar Wittig has been the Chairman of the Executive Board of the German Aerospace Center since March 2002. He was the Chair of the European Space Agency Council for a two-year term between ...more

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Joachim Kunkel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous RWTH Aachen Alumni
Joachim Kunkel Joachim Kunkel joined Synopsys in 1994 and is currently vice president and general manager of the Solutions Group. In that capacity, he manages the business units responsible for Synopsys ...more

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Rolf Widerøe is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous RWTH Aachen Alumni
Rolf Widerøe Physicist Rolf Widerøe, was a Norwegian accelerator physicist who was the originator of many particle acceleration concepts, including the resonance accelerator and the betatron accelerator.

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Ranjith Perera is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous RWTH Aachen Alumni
Ranjith Perera Professor Professor Hettige Yasasiri Ranjit Perera is the present Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University. He was also a former head of Department of ...more

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Gunter Thielen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous RWTH Aachen Alumni
Gunter Thielen Gunter Thielen is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Bertelsmann Foundation. He graduated from RWTH Aachen University, with a PhD, in mechanical engineering and economics. He was a ...more

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Manuel Herz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous RWTH Aachen Alumni
Manuel Herz Manuel Herz is an architect with his own practice in Basel, Switzerland and Cologne, Germany. He was educated at the RWTH Aachen in Germany and at the Architectural Association in London. He has ...more

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Hans Meuer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous RWTH Aachen Alumni
Hans Meuer Hans Meuer was a professor of computer science at the University of Mannheim, managing director of Prometeus GmbH and general chair of the International Supercomputing Conference. In 1986, he ...more

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Martin C. Wittig is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous RWTH Aachen Alumni
Martin C. Wittig Martin C. Wittig was the German CEO of the management consultant firm Roland Berger Strategy Consultants. He is the successor/antecessor of CEO Burkhard Schwenker. Martin Christof Wittig is ...more

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Franz Josef Och is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous RWTH Aachen Alumni
Franz Josef Och Franz Josef Och is a German computer scientist. He is currently working at Human Longevity, Inc. as Chief Data Scientist in San Diego, California. Prior to this he worked for Google as a ...more