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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)
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 61
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 65
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 78
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
Dec. 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 89
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 53
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 83
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 63
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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 62
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George Maxwell Richards is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Chemical Engineers
age 87
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 70
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
Dec. 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 78
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 55
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 80
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 60
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 Dec. 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 61
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 66
Maria Damanaki was the wife of Giorgos Kimoulis.