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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. 
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Frank Capra is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
Dec. at 94 (1897-1991)

Birthplace: Bisacquino, Italy

Frank Russell Capra (born Francesco Rosario Capra; May 18, 1897 – September 3, 1991) was an Italian-American film director, producer and writer who became the creative force behind some of the ...more

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Dolph Lundgren is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
Age: 61

Birthplace: Spånga, Stockholm, Sweden

Hans Lundgren (; Swedish: [ˈdɔlːf ˈlɵnːdgreːn] (listen); born 3 November 1957), better known as Dolph Lundgren, is a Swedish actor, filmmaker, and martial artist. Lundgren's breakthrough came in ...more

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Xi Jinping is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
Age: 65

Birthplace: Beijing, China

Xi Jinping (; Chinese: 习近平; Mandarin pronunciation: [ɕǐ tɕîn.pʰǐŋ]; born 15 June 1953) is a Chinese politician serving as General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC), President ...more

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David H. Koch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
Age: 78

Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, United States of America

David Hamilton Koch (; May 3, 1940 – August 23, 2019) was an American businessman, philanthropist, political activist, and chemical engineer. He joined the family business Koch Industries, the ...more
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Gustave Eiffel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
Dec. at 91 (1832-1923)

Birthplace: Dijon, France

Alexandre Gustave Eiffel was a French civil engineer and architect. A graduate of the École Centrale des Arts et Manufactures, he made his name with various bridges for the French railway ...more
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Keki Hormusji Gharda is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
Age: 89
Dr Keki Hormusji Gharda (born 25 September 1929) is a prominent Indian chemical engineer, chemist and entrepreneur. He is the founder, chairman and managing director of Gharda Chemicals Limited, ...more
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Robert Satcher is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
Age: 53

Birthplace: Hampton

Robert Lee "Bobby" Satcher Jr. (born September 22, 1965) is an American physician, chemical engineer, and NASA astronaut. He became the first orthopedic surgeon in space during ...more
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George Chang is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
Age: 83

Birthplace: Tainan County

George Chang or Chang Tsan-hung (Chinese: 張燦鍙; pinyin: Zhāng Cànhòng; Wade–Giles: Chāng Tsàn-hùng; born 1 March 1936) is a Taiwanese politician and independence ...more
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Donald Pettit is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
Age: 63

Birthplace: Silverton, Oregon, United States of America

Donald Roy Pettit (born April 20, 1955) is an American chemical engineer and a NASA astronaut. He is a veteran of two long-duration stays aboard the International Space Station, one space ...more
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Fred C. Koch is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
Dec. at 67 (1900-1967)

Birthplace: Quanah, Texas, United States of America

Fred Chase Koch (; September 23, 1900 – November 17, 1967) was an American chemical engineer and entrepreneur who founded the oil refinery firm that later became Koch Industries, a privately ...more
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Lodewijk van den Berg is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
Age: 86

Birthplace: Terneuzen, Kingdom of the Netherlands

Lodewijk van den Berg (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈloːdəʋɛik fɑn dɛm ˈbɛrx]; born March 24, 1932) is a Dutch American chemical engineer, specializing in crystal growth, who flew on a 1985 Space ...more
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Magnus von Braun is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
Dec. at 84 (1919-2003)

Birthplace: Greifswald, Germany

Magnus "Mac" Freiherr von Braun (10 May 1919 – 21 June 2003) was a German chemical engineer, Luftwaffe aviator, and rocket scientist at Peenemünde, the Mittelwerk, and after ...more
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Jörg Steinbach is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
Jörg Steinbach Age: 62

Birthplace: Berlin, Germany

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George Maxwell Richards ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
Age: 87

Birthplace: San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago

George Maxwell Richards, (1 December 1931 – 8 January 2018), was a Trinidadian and Tobagonian politician who served as the fourth President of Trinidad and Tobago, in office from 2003 to 2013. ...more
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Robert S. Langer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
Age: 70

Birthplace: Albany, New York

Robert Samuel Langer, Jr. FREng (born August 29, 1948 in Albany, New York) is an American chemical engineer, scientist, entrepreneur, inventor and one of the 10 Institute Professors at the ...more
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Daniel J. Terra is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
Dec. at 85 (1911-1996)

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Daniel J. Terra (8 June 1911 – 28 June 1996) was a scientist, businessman, and art collector. A first-generation Italian-American, Terra earned a chemical engineering degree from Pennsylvania ...more
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Jerzy Buzek is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
Age: 78

Birthplace: Smilovice, Czech Republic

Jerzy Karol Buzek [ˈjɛʐɨ ˈbuzɛk] (listen) (born 3 July 1940) is a Polish politician and Member of the European Parliament from Poland. He has served as Prime Minister of Poland from 1997 to ...more
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Siarhei Skrabets is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
Age: 55

Birthplace: Lida, Belarus

Siarhei Skrabets (Belarusian: Сяргей Мiкалаевiч Скрабец, Russian: Сергей Николаевич Скребец, born 25 October 1963 in Lida) is a Belarusian politician and the public figure. He was deputy of the ...more
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Prashant Mullick is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
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Lanny D. Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
Age: 80

Birthplace: Waukegan, Illinois

Lanny D. Schmidt (born May 6, 1938 in Waukegan, Illinois) is an American chemist, inventor, author, and Regents Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of ...more
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Dan Itse is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
Age: 60

Birthplace: California

Daniel C. Itse (born May 21, 1958), is a conservative Republican member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives. A native of San Francisco, California, Itse is a professional engineer who ...more
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Walter R. Cooney, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
Walter R. Cooney Jr. is an American chemical engineer, amateur astronomer and discoverer of minor planets and variable stars. Cooney, who is affiliated with the Highland Road Park Observatory, ...more
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Maria de Lourdes Pintasi... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
Maria de Lourdes Pintasilgo Dec. at 74 (1930-2004)

Birthplace: Abrantes, Portugal

Maria de Lourdes Ruivo da Silva de Matos Pintasilgo, GCC GCIH GCL (Portuguese pronunciation: [mɐˈɾiɐ dɨ ˈluɾdɨʃ pĩtɐˈsiɫɡu]); (Abrantes, São João Baptista, 18 January 1930 – ...more
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Zeki Sezer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
Age: 61

Birthplace: Eskişehir, Turkey

Mehmet Zeki Sezer is a Turkish politician and former chairman of the Democratic Left Party (Demokratik Sol Parti, DSP), he was elected in the 6th ordinary party congress in 2004 after the ...more
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Maria Damanaki is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
Age: 66

Birthplace: Agios Nikolaos, Greece

Maria Damanaki (Greek: Μαρία Δαμανάκη) is a Greek politician, including former president of the Synaspismos party of the left and former state member of the Hellenic Parliament within the ...more