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List of famous chemical engineers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top chemical engineers in the world? This includes the most prominent chemical engineers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable chemical engineers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic chemical engineers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned chemical engineers.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different people of chemical engineering, including Dolph Lundgren and Donald Pettit.

From reputable, prominent, and well known chemical engineers to the lesser known chemical engineers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the chemical engineer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous chemical engineers ever?" and "What are the names of famous chemical engineers?" then you're in the right place. 
Frank Capra is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
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Frank Russell Capra was an Italian-born American film director, producer and writer who became the creative force behind some of the major award-winning films of the 1930s and 1940s. His rags-to-riches story has led film historians such as Ian Freer to consider him the "American dream personified." Capra became one of America's most influential directors during the 1930s, winning three Oscars as Best Director. Among his leading films was It Happened One Night, which became the first film to win all five top Oscars, including Best Picture. Other leading films in his prime included You Can't Take It With You and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. During World War II, Capra served in the US Army ...more

Age: Died at 94 (1897-1991)

Birthplace: Bisacquino, Italy

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Dolph Lundgren is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
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Dolph Lundgren is a Swedish actor, director, and martial artist. He belongs to a generation of film actors who epitomise the action hero stereotype, alongside Sylvester Stallone, Chuck Norris, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Steven Seagal, and Jean-Claude Van Damme. He received a degree in chemistry from Washington State University, a degree in chemical engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm in the early 1980s, then a master's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Sydney in Sydney, Australia in 1982. Lundgren holds a rank of 3rd dan black belt in Kyokushin Karate and was European champion in 1980 and 1981. While in Sydney, he became a bodyguard ...more

Age: 60

Birthplace: SpÄnga, Stockholm, Sweden

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Xi Jinping is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
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Xi Jinping is the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, the President of the People's Republic of China, and the Chairman of the Central Military Commission. As Xi holds the top offices of the party and the military, in addition to being the head of state through the office of President, he is sometimes informally referred to as China's "paramount leader". As General Secretary, Xi is also an ex officio member of the Politburo Standing Committee, China's de facto top decision-making body. Son of communist veteran Xi Zhongxun, Xi Jinping rose through the ranks politically in China's coastal provinces. He served as the Governor of Fujian between 1999 and 2002, then as Governor and ...more

Age: 64

Birthplace: Beijing, China

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David H. Koch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
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David Hamilton Koch is an American businessman, philanthropist, political activist, and chemical engineer. He joined the family business Koch Industries, a conglomerate that is the second-largest privately held company in the United States, in 1970. He became president of the subsidiary Koch Engineering in 1979, and became a co-owner of Koch Industries, with older brother Charles, in 1983. He is now an executive vice president. Koch is an influential libertarian, having financed and run on the 1980 U.S. Libertarian Party presidential ticket and founded Citizens for a Sound Economy. Koch has contributed to several charities including Lincoln Center, Sloan Kettering, a fertility clinic at New ...more

Age: 77

Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, United States of America

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