List of chemical engineers

This is a list of chemical engineers, people who studied or practiced chemical engineering.

See also List of engineers - for lists of engineers by discipline.

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NameKnown forAffiliation


Frances ArnoldBiotechnologyCalifornia Institute of Technology


Jay Baileypioneering work in metabolic engineering
Carl BoschFrom 1908 until 1913 developed the Haber-Bosch process together with Fritz Haber.His other notable work was for the introduction of high pressure chemistry. Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1931
Charles (Garry) BettyPresident and Chief Executive Officer, EarthLinkEarthlink
Henry Bessemermanfacturing of steel


Cindy CrawfordAmerican supermodel, studied for one semester under a scholarship to Northwestern University before becoming a model. She was the valedictorian of her high school class.
Frank Caprawas an American film director and a major creative force behind a number of highly popular films such as Mr. Smith Goes to Washington and It's a Wonderful Life.


John M DeutchDirector of the CIA
Nguyet Anh Duongis a Vietnamese-American, she was in charge of a special endeavor and assisted in creating an urgently needed new weapon called the Thermobaric weapon in support of Operation Enduring Freedom to effectively defeat tunnels and caves being used as terrorists hideouts, in order to spare United States Armed Forces from the bloody prospect of tunnel-to-tunnel combat against the Taliban in Afghanistan.



John FennNobel Prize in Chemistry, 2002Virginia Commonweatlth University


Roberto GoizuetaFormer chairman and chief executive of Coca-Cola
Bob GoreThe inventor of Gore-Tex
William Sealey GossetBrewer and Statistician
Andrew GroveIntel Chief Executive OfficerIntel
Kevin GreeningRadio Five Live Presenter
Pierre Gydeveloped theory of sampling


Fritz HaberIn 1918 he received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the fixation of nitrogen from the air, the Haber process. Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1918
Vladimir Haenseldiscovering of the "Platforming" (Platinum Reforming) process which led to the production of low cost high octane gasoline
Fred Hassan President and Chief Executive Officer of the Pharmacia Corporation and Schering-Plough CorporationSchering-Plough
Csaba Horváthconsidered as one of the pioneers of modern separation science



Rakesh JainIntegrated bioengineering with tumor biology and imaging gene expression and functions in vivo for drug delivery in tumors.Harvard Medical School
Mae Jemisonscience mission specialist on the Space Shuttle Endeavour and first African American woman in space


Bill KochBankrolled and won the 1992 America's Cup in the boat America3 and sponsored a women's team in 1995


Robert Langer Tissue Engineering and Controlled-Release Drug Delivery pioneerMIT
Arthur D. LittleConsultant and co-founder, with William Walker, of "Arthur D. Little, Inc.," a major consulting firm
Alex LoweOne of the world's best climbers
Dolph LundgrenActor


Victor MillsInventor of the disposal diaper
Mario MolinaNobel Prize in Chemistry, 1995UCSD


Giulio NattaNobel Prize in Chemistry, 1963


Kevin OlmsteadWho Wants to be a Millionaire winner
Lars OnsagerNobel Prize in Chemistry, 1968
Adam OsborneIntroduced the first ever portable computer in 1981, the same year IBM launched the personal computer


Linus PaulingNobel Prize in Chemistry, 1954, Nobel Peace Prize, 1962
Martin PerlNobel Prize in Physics, 1995



Norbert RillieuxInventor who is most noted for developing the process that turned sugar from a luxury to a common commodity


Waldo L. SemonInventor who patented more than 116 inventions, including polyvinyl chloride (pvc)
Jack SteinbergerNobel Prize in Physics, 1988 J.D. Seader[[]], 1998 D. DahlstromInventory of Hydrocyclone and its correlation, 1943
Dan SmithPresident and CEO of Lyondell Chemical Company


Edward Tellerthe father of the H-bomb


Lewis UrryInvention of long-lasting alkaline batteries


John von NeumannMathematician and Computer Scientist


Jack WelchGeneral Electric chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Samuel W. Bodmannominated for Secretary of the Department of Energy





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