List of Imperial College London people


List of Imperial College London people

This is a list of famous student and staff alumni from Imperial College London and from the various historical institutions which are now part of Imperial.

tudent alumni

ciences

*Dr Abdus Salam Nobel prize winner in Physics
*Dr Narinder Singh Kapany - father of optical fibres
*Dr Asad Abidi (electrical engineer) - dean of Lahore University of Management Sciences, member of the National Academy of Engineering
*Sir Angel Ken (Oriental swordman, Literature)
*Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson (Nobel Laureate, Chemistry)
*Sir Derek Harold Richard Barton (Nobel Laureate, Chemistry)
*Sir Frederick Hopkins (Nobel Laureate, Physiology and Medicine)
*Sir Alexander Fleming (Nobel Laureate, Physiology and Medicine)
*T. H. Huxley (biologist and author)
*Sir William Crookes (chemist and physicist)
*Sir Patrick Linstead (discoverer of phthalocyanine dyes)
*Richard Barrer (developer of zeolites)
*Donald Watts Davies (computer scientist)
*Sir William Henry Perkin (discoverer of aniline dyes, studied at the Royal College of Chemistry)
*William Henry Perkin, Jr. (son of Sir William Henry Perkin, studied at the Royal College of Science)
*James H. Ellis (engineer, conceived public-key cryptography)
*Alec Reeves (engineer, invented pulse code modulation)
*Baron Richard Beeching (engineer)
*Malcolm Green (chemist)
*Frederick William Lanchester (aeronautic engineer)
*Kevin Warwick (engineer)
*Sir Stanley Hooker (mechanical engineer)
*Alan Blumlein (electronic engineer)
*William George Penney (physicist)
*Juda Hirsch Quastel (chemist)
*Arthur Holmes (geologist)
*William Thomas Blanford (geologist)
*George Mercer Dawson (surveyor)
*Dr Patrick Dixon, (Futurist, physician and author of 12 books including Futurewise and Building a Better Business. Trained at Kings College Cambridge and Charing Cross Hospital, (part of Imperial College)
*Keith Duckworth (mechanical engineer)
*Johnjoe McFadden (molecular geneticist and writer)
*Anthony R. Barringer (geophysicist and inventor)
*Sir Charles Vernon Boys (scientist)
*Henry Edward Armstrong (chemist)
*Henry Rzepa (computational organic chemist)
*Herbert Dingle (English astronomer, best-known for his claimed disproof of the theory of special relativity.)
*Kevin Buzzard (mathematician)
*Shihab Shamma (neuromorphic engineer)
*Tino Belli (Racing Engineer)
*Peter Gregson (research engineer, Vice-Chancellor of the Queen's University of Belfast)
*Roy Anderson (leading British expert on epidemiology; mathematically modelled the spread of Creutzfeld-Jakob disease and AIDS.)
*Simon Donaldson (mathematician, expert on topology of smooth differentiable four-dimensional manifolds)
*Prof Sir Harold Ellis (world famous general surgeon, Alumnus of Westminster medical school, former past president of the Royal College of Surgeons of England)
*Nicholas Tombazis (Mclaren F1 and Scuderia Ferrari chief aerodynamicist)
*Nicholas J. Phillips (physicist)

Politics

*Rajiv Gandhi (former Prime Minister of India)
*Adam Holloway (journalist and politician)
*Branislav Ivkovic (politician)
*Trevor Phillips (journalist and politician)
*Ken Michael (Governor of Western Australia)
*Sir Julius Vogel (former Prime Minister of New Zealand)
*Guy Saint-Pierre (politician)
*Teo Chee Hean (Defense Minister of Singapore and former Chief of Navy)

Industry

*Gary Tanaka (founder of Amerindo)
*David Potter (founder and Chairman of Psion, Chairman of Symbian)
*Michael Cowpland (founder of Corel)
*Danny Lui (founder of Lenovo)
*Sir Ralph Robins (CEO of Rolls-Royce)
*Chew Choon Seng (CEO of Singapore Airlines)
*Iain Conn (Group Managing Director of BP)
*Derek Pannell (CEO of Noranda)
*Colin Dyer (CEO of Jones Lang LaSalle)
*Leslie Hudson (CEO of DOV Pharmaceutical)
*Winston Wong (businessman)
*John Manzoni (Group Managing Director of BP)
*Keith Duckworth (Founder of Cosworth Engineering)
*Michael Birch (Founder of Bebo)
*Harold Roxbee Cox (aircraft engineer)
*Baron Kings Norton (aircraft engineer)
* Chris Delay, Mark Morris and Thomas Arundel, who formed game developer Introversion Software
*Koh Boon Hwee (Chairman of DBS Bank, Singapore)

Others

*Jessica Hsuan Chinese actress
*Louis Attrill (Olympic gold medallist, rowing)
*Sir Roger Bannister (athlete)
*Alfred Beit (gold and diamond magnate)
* David Cohen, New Scientist features editor
*Andrew Crumey, novelist
*Declan Curry (presenter on BBC news 24)
*Simon Dennis (Olympic gold medallist, rowing)
*Marc Garneau (astronaut)
*Pallab Ghosh (BBC Science Correspondent)
*David Irving (author)
* Alok Jha, The Guardian science correspondent
* Natasha Loder, Science and technology correspondent at The Economist
*Brian May (member of Queen)
*Anthony R. Michaelis (science journalist and publisher)
*Ayan Panja (doctor, author and TV presenter)
*Simon Singh (popular science author)
*Richard Southwood (Vice-Chancellor, University of Oxford)
*George Reginald Starr, Special Operations Executive officer
*H. G. Wells (science fiction author)
*Jane Yardley (author)
* David Irving (Historian)

Staff alumni

Applied Sciences

*Abbas Edalat, (computer scientist)
*Leonard Mandel (physicist, founder of quantum optics)
*Charles Kao (engineer, inventor of fibre optics)
*Eric Laithwaite (engineer)
*David Potter (founder and Chairman of Psion, Chairman of Symbian)
*Dame Julia Higgins (engineer, various Chairs)
*William Fyfe (geochemist)
* Sir Henry De la Beche, founder of the British Geological Survey
*Eric Ash (engineer)
*Igor Aleksander (engineering)
*Alec Skempton (founding father of soil mechanics)
*Basil John Mason (expert on cloud physics)
*John Albery (chemist)
*Moses Blackman (crystallographer)
*Tshilidzi Marwala (engineer)

Pure sciences

*Sir Derek Harold Richard Barton (Nobel Laureate, Chemistry)
*Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson (Nobel Laureate, Chemistry)
*Sir George Porter (Nobel Laureate, Chemistry)
*Sir Walter Haworth (Nobel Laureate, Chemistry)
*Sir Cyril Hinshelwood (Nobel Laureate, Chemistry)
*Dennis Gabor (Nobel Laureate, Physics)
*Baron Patrick Blackett (Nobel Laureate, Physics)
*Abdus Salam (Nobel Laureate, Physics)
*Sir G. P. Thomson (Nobel Laureate, Physics)
*Klaus Roth (Fields Medalist)
*Simon Donaldson (Fields Medalist)
*T. H. Huxley (biologist and author)
*August Wilhelm von Hofmann (chemist)
*Sir Edward Frankland (chemist)
*Julia King (Chief Executive of the Institute of Physics)
*David Blow (biophysicist)
*Sir James Lighthill (mathematician)
*Alfred North Whitehead (mathematician)
*Sir Gilbert Walker (physicist)
*Baron Robert May (physicist, member of the House of Lords)
*Baron Robert Winston (doctor, television presenter, member of the House of Lords)
*Alfred Fowler (astronomer)
*Michael Rowan-Robinson (astronomer)
*Ray Streater (physicist)
*R. A. Stradling (physicist)
*Alexander King (scientist)
*John Nelder (statistician)
*Michael Duff (string theorist)
*Michael Hassell (population ecology)
*Michael Mingos (inorganic chemist)
*Per Bak (theoretical physicist, self-organized criticality)
*Peter Knight (scientist) (physicist, Quantum Optics)
*Erol Gelenbe (computer scientist, G-networks and the random neural network)
*Tom W. B. Kibble (physicist; symmetry breaking, phase transitions and the topological defects (monopoles, cosmic strings or domain walls))
*Baron Ashby (botanist; adviser to the British National Fruit Traders Association)
*Colin Cherry (cognitive scientist; expert in cocktail party problem)
*Michael Stumpf (system biologist)

Medicine

*Sir Frederick Hopkins (Nobel Laureate, Physiology and Medicine)
*Sir Ernst Chain (Nobel Laureate, Physiology and Medicine)
*Sir Andrew Huxley (Nobel Laureate, Physiology and Medicine)
*Sir Rodney Robert Porter (Nobel Laureate, Physiology and Medicine)
*Sir Alexander Fleming (Nobel Laureate, Physiology and Medicine)
*Professor Sir Malcolm Green
*Julia Polak (tissue engineer)
*Carl Djerassi (chemist; first oral contraceptive pill progestin norethindrone)

Others

*Charles Kennedy (economist)
*David Miles (economist)
*Henry Cole (civil servant)
*Otto Beit (financier)
*Ronald Oxburgh (non-executive chairman of Royal Dutch Shell PLC)
*Wilfred Corrigan (American engineer and entrepreneur, founder of LSI Logic Corp.)
*Andy Fanshawe (mountaineer)


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