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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
Died at 94 (1897-1991) 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 ...more

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Dolph Lundgren is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
age 60 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, ...more

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Xi Jinping is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
age 64 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 ...more

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David H. Koch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
age 77 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 ...more

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Gustave Eiffel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
Died at 91 (1832-1923) 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 88 Keki Hormusji Gharda is a prominent Indian chemical engineer, chemist and entrepreneur. He is the Founder, Chairman and Managing Director of Gharda Chemicals Limited, an R&D-based company ...more

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Robert Satcher is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
age 52 Robert Lee "Bobby" Satcher, Jr. is a physician, chemical engineer, and NASA astronaut. He became the first orthopedic surgeon in space during STS-129. He participated in 2 spacewalks ...more

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George Chang is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
age 82 George F.H. Chang is a film producer.

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Donald Pettit is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
age 62 Donald Roy Pettit 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 shuttle mission and a ...more

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Fred C. Koch is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
Died at 67 (1900-1967) Fred Chase Koch was an American chemical engineer and entrepreneur who founded the oil refinery firm that later became Koch Industries, the second-largest privately held company in the United

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Lodewijk van den Berg is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
age 86 Lodewijk van den Berg is a Dutch American chemical engineer, specializing in crystal growth, who flew on a 1985 Space Shuttle Challenger mission as a Payload Specialist. He was the first ...more

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Magnus von Braun is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
Died at 84 (1919-2003) Magnus "Mac" Freiherr von Braun was a German chemical engineer, Luftwaffe aviator, and rocket scientist at Peenemünde, the Mittelwerk, and after emigrating to the United States ...more

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Jörg Steinbach is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
Jörg Steinbach age 61

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George Maxwell Richards is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
age 86 George Maxwell Richards, TC, CM was the fourth President of Trinidad and Tobago, in office from 2003 to 2013. A chemical engineer by training, Richards was Principal of the St. Augustine campus ...more

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Robert S. Langer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
age 69 Robert Samuel Langer, Jr. FREng is an American engineer, scientist, entrepreneur, inventor and the David H. Koch Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was formerly ...more

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Daniel J. Terra is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
Died at 85 (1911-1996) Daniel J. Terra was a scientist, businessman, and art collector. A first-generation Italian-American, Terra earned a chemical engineering degree from Pennsylvania State University in 1931, and ...more

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Jerzy Buzek is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
age 77 Jerzy Karol Buzek is a Polish engineer, academic lecturer and politician who was the ninth post-Cold War Prime Minister of Poland from 1997 to 2001. He has been a member of the European ...more

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Siarhei Skrabets is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
age 54 Siarhei Skrabets is a Belarusian politician and the public figure. He was deputy of the House of Representatives of Belarus in the second election, floor leader of the opposition parliament ...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 79 Lanny D. Schmidt is an American chemist, inventor, author, and Regents Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Minnesota. He is well known for his extensive ...more

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Dan Itse is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
age 59 Daniel C. Itse, known as Dan Itse, 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 and astronomer. Cooney, who is affiliated with the Highland Road Park Observatory, has discovered more than 60 asteroids, including the ...more

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Maria de Lourdes Pintasilgo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
Maria de Lourdes Pintasilgo Died at 74 (1930-2004) Maria de Lourdes Ruivo da Silva de Matos Pintasilgo,GCC • GCIH; was the first and to date only woman to serve as Prime Minister of Portugal, and the third woman to serve as Prime Minister in ...more

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Zeki Sezer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
age 60 Mehmet Zeki Sezer is a Turkish politician and former chairman of the Democratic Left Party, he was elected in the 6th ordinary party congress in 2004 after the resignation of Bülent Ecevit. ...more

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Maria Damanaki is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
age 65 Maria Damanaki was the wife of Giorgos Kimoulis.

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Dennis E. Stowell is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
Died at 67 (1944-2011) Dennis E. Stowell was an American politician and chemical engineer from Utah. A Republican, he was a member of the Utah State Senate, representing the state's 28th senate district in Beaver, ...more

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Rolando Araya Monge is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
Rolando Araya Monge age 70 Rolando Araya Monge is a Costa Rican socialist politician. He is a nephew of former president Luis Alberto Monge.

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John J. Mooney is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
age 89 John J. Mooney is an American chemical engineer who was co-inventor of the three-way catalytic converter, which has played a dramatic role in reducing pollution from motor vehicles since their ...more

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Eurico de Melo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
Eurico de Melo age 92 CDS Politician who was politically active both before and after 25 April 1974

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Ljubo Germič is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
Ljubo Germič age 57 Ljubo Germič is a Slovenian politician and a former member of the Slovenian National Assembly. After the resignation of Pavel Gantar, Germič was elected the President of the National Assembly on ...more

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George Lof is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
George Lof Died at 96 (1913-2009) George Oscar Löf was an American engineer and inventor who was best known for his contributions to solar energy research. "Nobody played a more enduring role in the 20th century solar ...more

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Theodore L. Thomas is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
Theodore L. Thomas Died at 85 (1920-2005) Theodore Lockard Thomas is an American chemical engineer and attorney who wrote more than 50 science fiction short stories, published between the early 1950s to the late 1970s. He also ...more

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Ângelo Correia is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
age 72 Ângelo Correia is a Portuguese manager, engineer and politician, former Minister of Internal Administration of the Portuguese Government under the leadership of Aníbal Cavaco Silva. ...more

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Karan Grover is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
age 35 Karan V Grover is an Indian actor known for his work in television serials like Saarrthi and Yahan Main Ghar Ghar Kheli.

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João de Deus Pinheiro is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
João de Deus Pinheiro age 72 João de Deus Rogado Salvador Pinheiro, GCC GCIH, born 11 July 1945 in Lisbon, is a semi-retired Portuguese politician and former Member of the European Parliament for the Social ...more

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Aloy Adlawan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
Aloy Adlawan Aloy Adlawan, a Chemical Engineer by profession, is a multi-awarded Filipino filmmaker- writer, producer, director, composer. He attended filmmaking courses at the Mowelfund Film Institute in ...more

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John Dyer is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
John Dyer john Dyer was a chemical engineer.

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Charles R. Wilke is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
Charles R. Wilke Died at 86 (1917-2003)

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Charles W. Tobias is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
Charles W. Tobias

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Arthur Stevan Klein is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
Arthur Stevan Klein

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Abdul Latif Ahmad is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
Abdul Latif Ahmad Abdul Latif Ahmad is a chemical engineer and a researcher.

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Dilek Demirbüker Kavak is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
Dilek Demirbüker Kavak

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Erik Bohr is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
Erik Bohr Erik Bohr was the son of Niels Bohr.

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Leon Lapidus is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
Leon Lapidus Died at 53 (1924-1977) Dr. Leon Lapidus was an American chemist and chemical engineer, the chairman of the department of chemical engineering at Princeton University, a member of the National Academy of Engineering, ...more

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Alfred Holmes White is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
Alfred Holmes White Died at 80 (1873-1953) Alfred Holmes White was a chemical engineer at the University of Michigan.

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Vladimir Haensel is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
Vladimir Haensel Died at 88 (1914-2002) Vladimir Haensel was an American chemical engineer who invented the platforming process - a platinum catalytic process for reforming petroleum hydrocarbons into gasoline. In addition, he was ...more

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Michał Klepfisz is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
Michał Klepfisz Died at 30 (1913-1943) Michał Klepfisz was a chemical engineer, activist for the Bund, and member of the Jewish Morgenstern sports organization. During World War II he belonged to the Jewish Combat Organization, ...more

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William John Garner is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
William John Garner William John Garner is a chemical engineer.

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Károly Polinszky is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
Károly Polinszky Died at 76 (1922-1998) Károly Polinszky was a Hungarian chemical engineer and politician, who served as Minister of Education between 1974 and 1980.

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Filimon Bazyliuk S. is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
Filimon Bazyliuk S. Died at 81 (1911-1992) Filimon Bazyliuk S. was a chemical engineer.