Polytechnic Institute of New York University

Polytechnic Institute of New York University

Coordinates: 40°41′40″N 73°59′12″W / 40.694412°N 73.986531°W / 40.694412; -73.986531

Polytechnic Institute of New York University
Poly logo seal.jpg
Motto Homo et Hominis Opera Partes Naturae
Motto in English The human being and human works are parts of nature
Established 1854
Type Private
Endowment $173.3 million[1]
President Jerry Hultin
Academic staff 125+
Students 4514
Undergraduates 1732
Location Brooklyn, NY, USA
40°41′40″N 73°59′12″W / 40.694412°N 73.986531°W / 40.694412; -73.986531
Campus Urban
Colors Purple and Green          
Mascot Fighting Blue Jays
Website www.poly.edu
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The Polytechnic Institute of New York University (New York University School of Engineering and Technology), often referred to as Polytechnic Institute of NYU, NYU Polytechnic, or NYU Poly, is one of the 18 schools and colleges that make up New York University (NYU).[2] It was founded in 1854 in the City of Brooklyn (later incorporated into New York City as the Borough of Brooklyn).

Today it is one of the oldest private technological institutes in the United States,[3] and has a distinguished history in civil engineering, construction management, electrical engineering, polymer chemistry, aerospace, and mechanical engineering. Its Carnegie Classification is Doctorate-Granting "Research University" (high research activity).[4]

It is centrally located in the MetroTech Center and is close to transportation routes and easily accessible from all parts of New York City and Long Island. In addition to its main address at MetroTech Center in Downtown Brooklyn, the institute offers programs at other sites throughout the region, including Long Island, Westchester, and Manhattan, as well as several programs in Israel.

The university has state-of-the-art facilities including a brand new library and new facilities for its electrical engineering, computer science and computer engineering programs. NYU Polytechnic Institute offers programs primarily for undergraduate students but also offers opportunities for graduate students, including executive programs for students with related experience and prepares students to play leading roles in these overarching areas through invention, innovation and entrepreneurship (i2e).[5]

The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), the Computer Science Accreditation Board (CSAB), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Construction Management Association of America (CMAA), and the American Chemical Society (ACS) has recognized the institute's undergraduate and graduate programs in engineering, computer science and chemistry.

Among its graduates and faculty are Nobel Prize and Wolf Prize laureates, notable inventors, world class scientists and successful entrepreneurs.[6]



Polytechnic Institute of New York University is located on five different campuses and offers a wide range of educational resources for all phases of education. NYU Poly includes the Brooklyn Campus, Long Island Campus, Westchester Campus, Manhattan Campus and Israel campus.

Rogers Hall

Brooklyn Campus

This campus is centrally located in Downtown Brooklyn and close to transportation routes. The campus, called MetroTech, is easily accessible from all parts of New York City and Long Island. It has state-of-the-art facilities, including a brand new library, and new faculties for their electrical engineering, computer science and computer engineering programs.

Wunsch Building, a former church

The Brooklyn campus offer programs primarily for undergraduates but also offers opportunities for graduate students, including those executive programs for students with related experience.[7]

MetroTech Center: Polytechnic Institute of New York University played a leadership role in bringing about MetroTech Center, one of the largest urban university-corporate parks in the world and the largest in the United States. Today, the 16-acre (65,000 m²), $1 billion complex is home to the institute and several technology-dependent companies, including Securities Industry Automation Corporation (SIAC), New York City Police Department's 911 Center, New York City Fire Department Headquarters and the U.S. technology and operations functions of JPMorgan Chase. In 1998, a Marriott Hotel was built adjacent to MetroTech. MetroTech has proven to be a case study in effective university, corporate, government and private-developer cooperation. It has resulted in renewing an area that once was characterized more by urban decay.

Wunsch Building houses the school's undergraduate admissions offices and is used to host many social, cultural, and academic events for the school and community.[8] The building dates back to 1847 and was the first independent black church in Brooklyn. It was also a stop on the Underground Railroad and has been designated a historic landmark since November 24, 1981.[9]

Dibner Library

The Bern Dibner Library of Science and Technology, opened in 1990 in a new building, is Polytechnic's information hub, accessible online from anywhere, on or off campus, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In addition, wireless networks allow users with notebook computers to access the library's electronic services from anywhere on campus.

The Poly community also has access to NYU's other libraries, including Elmer Holmes Bobst Library and Frederick L. Ehrman Medical Library.

NYU Poly has a couple residence halls in Brooklyn; Othmer hall is (generally) for undergraduate students, Livingston Hall for graduate students and the Clark Residence.

The Othmer Residence Hall is a 18-story building, housing over 400 students in two-bedroom suites and two-bedroom apartments with kitchenettes. This recently renovated residence hall has wireless internet facilities and includes student lounges, study rooms, laundry facilities, outdoor space and 24-hour security.[10]

The Livingston Residence Hall is a 26 story building, housing over 115 graduate students in one bedroom apartments and studios with full kitchens or kitchenette and dining areas. This residence hall is more independent than Othmer and requires that students arrange for their own internet facilities. NYU Public Safety Services officers are on duty 24 hours a day.[10][11]

The Clark Residence, which opened in September 2010, is located at 55 Clark Street, which is within walking distance to NYU Poly’s MetroTech campus, shopping and dining on Montague Street, and the Brooklyn Promenade.. Single, double, large double, lofted triple, and triple layouts are available at the Clark Residence.[12][13]

Long Island Campus

This campus was opened in 1961. Recently, they moved to a state-of-the-art facility at The Melville Corporate Center. When they moved to the new facility, they also expanded their graduate programs to include Electrophysics, Systems Engineering, Telecommunication Networks and Wireless Innovation. Most classes and programs offered at this campus are geared towards working professionals.

Westchester Campus

Established in the 1980s, this graduate center is the Hudson Valley’s premier center for technical and managerial education. People from all over the tri state region travel in to attend classes for graduate studies in the fields of Chemistry, Management of Technology, Telecommunications, Electrical Engineering, Construction Management, Information Systems Engineering and Computer Science. Here again, the classes are geared towards the working professionals. The facility is completely wired and has advanced computer labs and conference style classrooms.

Manhattan Site

Located at 55 Broad Street in downtown Manhattan, this site again is in the heart of New York. This site offers degree programs in Financial Engineering, Management of Technology, Information Management and Accelerated Management of Technology. The Manhattan Graduate Center offers another state-of-the-art facility for the working professionals in the Manhattan area. This site usually attracts those researchers and professors who want to further their education at a prestigious facility that focuses on technology.

Located at 2 Broadway in downtown Manhattan. This site offers the widely known NYU Poly Exec 21 Construction Management certificate.

Israel Campus

Located in Rishon LeZion in the College of Management. This campus offers Master of Science in Management and Master of Science in Organizational Behaviour degrees.


John Raymond, President Polytechnic Institute 1858

NYU Poly was formerly the Polytechnic Institute of New York and it currently maintains a formal affiliation between NYU and the Polytechnic Institute of New York (Poly) allowing NYU to complete the transition for Poly to become their school of engineering and applied science (see NYU Affiliation below).[14]


The official timeline for the Institute is maintained on Poly at a Glance: the Poly Timeline.

  • A group of Brooklyn businessmen drew up a charter on May 17, 1853, to establish a school for young men.
  • In 1854, the Brooklyn Collegiate and Polytechnic Institute was chartered and moved into its first home at 99 Livingston Street.
  • In 1855, the school opened its doors September 10 to 265 young men, ages nine to 17. From 1889 to 1973 it was known as "Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn" (but often referred to as "PIB").
  • Baccalaureate degrees were conferred for the first time in 1871.
  • Postgraduate programs began in 1901.
  • In 1917, the preparatory program was separated from Institute and renamed the Polytechnic Preparatory Country Day School, or Poly Prep for short. It is located in the Dyker Heights section of Brooklyn.
    Polytechnic Institute Electrostatic Laboratory 1903-1904
  • First doctoral degree awarded in 1921.
  • Polymer Research Institute established in 1942.
  • Microwave Research Institute established in 1945.
  • In 1957, Poly moved to its present location (333 Jay Street, the former site of the American Safety Razor factory), and became a co-educational institution.
  • In 1973, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn acquired New York University’s School of Engineering and Science to form Polytechnic Institute of New York.
  • Center for Advanced Technology in Telecommunications (CATT) established in 1983.
  • In 1985, the school name was changed to Polytechnic University.
  • In 2008, Polytechnic changed its name to Polytechnic Institute of New York University when it affiliated with New York University, to align itself to become its school for engineering and applied sciences.
    Polytechic Institute 1957


Polytechnic Institute of NYU has carried a number of different names.[15]

  • 1854: Brooklyn Collegiate and Polytechnic Institute
  • 1889: Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn
  • 1973: Polytechnic Institute of New York (merged with New York University's school of engineering)
  • 1985: Polytechnic University
  • 2008: Polytechnic Institute of New York University

New York University Affiliation

In 1973, New York University’s School of Engineering and Science merged into the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn to form the Polytechnic Institute of New York.[16] The 2008 affiliation between Poly and NYU has re-established a formal relationship between New York University and the former Polytechnic Institute of New York after nearly 35 years of separation.[17] The institute is now an interim entity while it aligns itself to become NYU's dedicated resource for applied sciences and engineering.[18][19]

On August 7, 2007, Polytechnic and New York University (NYU) announced that the two institutions were engaged in merger discussions.[20][21] In October 2007, NYU’s and Polytechnic's Boards of Trustees both approved continuation of talks on a merger of NYU and Polytechnic. Both institutions decided to continue drafting a Definitive Agreement to more fully define the relationship between the universities.[22][23]

On March 6, 2008, Polytechnic’s Board of Trustees voted to approve the "Definitive Agreement" to affiliate with New York University, with the goal that Polytechnic would become NYU's School of Engineering. On June 24, 2008, the New York State Regents approved an affiliation between Polytechnic and NYU by a change of charter which made NYU the sole member of the Polytechnic, effective July 1, 2008.[22][24][25]

Consolidation into New York University

It has been confirmed by the school authorities that Poly is on the path to be completely consolidated into New York University School of Engineering expected Fall 2012, similar to that of New York University School of Law, New York University Stern School of Business and Tisch School of Arts and other NYU schools. However there is no assurance that this would happen by the proposed dateline.

List of changes around the completion of affiliation (incomplete)

  1. Humanities courses were reduced from four to three credits, meaning that undergraduates have to take more courses.
  2. Students can now use some of the NYU Libraries and NYU students can use the Dibner Library.
  3. A major remodel was done to the cafeteria, which gave students more room to move reducing congestion.
  4. A major remodel was done to the lobby, adding some green themed panels, monitors and redoing the bathrooms.
  5. Some students may now take courses at NYU, especially if they are in the honors college (other students must meet certain requirements).
  6. NYU Poly students starting in 2011 are allowed to graduate together with other NYU students in the university-wide commencement.
  7. Tuition has been increased to NYU's tuition rates for its students.
  8. NYU Poly Students are allowed access to the NYU Kimmel Center and join NYU clubs.
  9. The wireless systems were upgraded with higher speeds and range.
  10. Students must now pay for printing if they went over their allocated amount per semester.
  11. Students may use the NYU Computer Store to buy electronics using NYU discounts.
  12. Students may use the NYU Bookstore to buy textbooks without tax, also the bookstore has some course books.
  13. Students may use the NYU Student Health Center while using the school insurance, normal copays apply.
  14. Students are allowed to use NYU transportation.
  15. Students are allowed to use NYU Wasserman Career Center's services and NYU CareerNet to apply for internships and jobs.
  16. NYU students and NYU Poly students are using the latest version of the NYUCard. Previously, NYU Poly had its own ID cards, equipped with RFID technology.


President Years as president
1 John Howard Raymond 1855–1864
2 David Henry Cochran 1864–1899
3 Henry Sanger Snow 1899–1904, Interim President
4 Frederick Washington Atkinson 1904–1925
5 Parke Rexford Kolbe 1925–1932
6 Charles Edwin Potts 1932–1933, Interim President
7 Harry Stanley Rogers 1933–1957
8 Ernst Weber 1957–1958, Interim President
9 Ernst Weber 1958–1969
10 Benjamin Adler 1969–1971, Acting President
11 Arthur Grad 1971–1973
12 Norman Auburn 1973, Acting President
13 George Bugliarello 1973–1994
14 David C. Chang 1994–2005
15 Jerry MacArthur Hultin 2005–Present

Admissions and enrollment

Polytechnic Institute of New York University offers Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, Master of Engineering, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in a wide range of majors and programs. More than 89% of undergraduate students receive job offers within 6 months of graduation. NYU Poly has 1,750 full-time undergraduates and 2750 total full and part-time graduate students; its current student-to-faculty ratio is 13-to-1.[26]

Admission to Polytechnic Institute of New York University is considered "more selective"[27] and applicants will need:

  • Competitive SAT or ACT scores
  • 4 years of Science (including chemistry and physics)
  • 4 years of Mathematics (algebra through precalculus minimum)
  • 4 years of English
  • An exceptional personal essay
  • 2 letters of recommendation[28]


The 2011-2012 PayScale College Salary report ranked NYU Poly top eight among all four-year colleges in the nation by starting salary potential and mid-career salaries.[29]

PayScale.com ranked NYU Poly top four among all engineering schools in salary potential closely behind California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in first, Harvey Mudd College in second, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in third. NYU Poly was also ranked top seven in Top Private Universities by Salary Potential.[30]

The 2011 US News Best Colleges ranked Polytechnic Institute of New York University's graduate program 66th in the nation.[31]

In the 2011 "U.S. News & World Report", NYU Poly tied for fourth among all national schools in the ethnic and racial diversity of its undergraduate student body, tied for seventh in the proportion of international undergraduate students, and it ranked 22nd in economic diversity.[32]

The 2009 Best Engineering Colleges By Salary Potential ranked the school among the top 10 in the nation for annual pay of bachelors graduates.[33][34]

The 2006 US News Best Colleges ranked the graduate computer engineering program 34th in the nation for the best engineering specialty.[35]



All undergraduate and graduate programs at Polytechnic Institute of New York University are accredited by the Middle States Association. Undergraduate engineering programs are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). The undergraduate program in computer science is accredited by the Computer Science Accreditation Board (CSAB). Undergraduate chemistry students have the option to pursue a degree approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS).

Academic labs

Student life

Polytechnic Institute of New York University has numerous student organizations (over 40[36]) including:


Alpha Phi Omega
A co-ed service fraternity organized to provide community service, leadership development, and social opportunities for college students. The largest collegiate fraternity in the United States, with chapters at over 350 campuses, an active membership of approximately 17,000 students, and over 350,000 alumni members.

Lambda Chi Alpha
A national social fraternity seeks to promote higher education by providing opportunities for academic achievement and leadership. It is one of the largest men's general fraternities in North America and is the largest Greek organization on campus. The chapter also has available housing for members.

Nu Alpha Phi An Asian-interest social fraternity founded in 1994. They strive to improve the surrounding environment through community service and other philanthropic activities. Past efforts have included charity walks, donation drives, voter registration, and soup kitchens.

Omega Phi Alpha
A local, independent, co-ed social fraternity founded in 1986. They are not affiliated with the Omega Phi Alpha national service sorority. They were originally based on the Farmingdale, Long Island Campus. They moved to Brooklyn when the Long Island campus closed and the student body integrated with the main Brooklyn Campus.

Interest groups

The mission of the PolyBOTS is to provide an interdisciplinary environment allowing for the engineering and construction of original robotic and mechanical devices. The PolyBOTS present the means by which students have the ability to learn and excel in multiple technical and engineering fields through hands-on experience.(source) Since its start in 2001, the organization has volunteered to FIRST robotics and FIRST Lego League. They have hosted several workshops for high school students, and have earned several awards by the Institute and FIRST.

Polytechnic Anime Society
The Polytechnic Anime Society consists of students who enjoy gaming, anime, manga, and other aspects of both popular culture and Japanese culture. Besides hosting weekly anime showings and gaming sessions in the university, PAS also hosts and participates in various outside events. Members can often be found in costume attending conventions and parades. They have attended the annual Otakon. In addition, PAS notably hosts the annual SpringFest, a gaming, anime, and pop culture-oriented convention open to everyone. Average attendance per year is usually around 200, with tournaments, panels, and anime showings running throughout the day.

Engineers Without Borders (EWB)
Engineers Without Borders[37] was founded in the spring of 2008, to allow students to apply their technical skills to benefit developing communities around the world. Current EWB projects include providing sustainable, scalable engineering solutions for municipal and civic infrastructures in El Salvador[38] and the sustainable water and sanitation in the Dominican Republic.[39]

U.S. Air Force ROTC All NYU Polytechnic and affiliated students may participate in the U.S. Air Force ROTC program headquartered at Manhattan College; Detachment 560 provide training to students from over 30 schools.[40]

U.S. Army ROTC
All NYU Polytechnic and affiliated students may participate in the U.S. Army ROTC program through NYC Army ROTC, headquartered at Fordham University.[41]


Poly bluejays.jpg

Polytechnic Institute of NYU is the home of the Fighting Blue Jays and offers its students a wide array of sports teams. The Blue Jays compete in NCAA Division III Championships in Men's and Women's Soccer, Women's Volleyball, Women's Lacrosse, Men's Track, Men's and Women's Basketball, Softball, and Baseball.

NYU Poly has advanced its athletics program in the last few years. They have constructed a new gym, the Jacobs Gymnasium, located on the Brooklyn campus.

NYU Poly has a long athletic history. For instance, NYU Poly and Pratt Institute’s basketball teams have battled it out in some of the world's most famous arenas, including the old Madison Square Garden, the Brooklyn Armory, and the Meadowlands since 1904. In Fall 2009 and Fall 2010 the women's volleyball team won their conference. In spring 2010 the women's softball team also won their conference and got an NCAA bid to regionals in Ithaca. The team earned the school's first ever NCAA tournament win.

Student Living

101 Johnson Street (The Donald F. and Mildred Topp Othmer Residence Hall)

  • Apartments and suites each with 1 bathroom and shower or bathtub.
  • Student lounges on almost every floor.
  • 18 Floors, top floor for administration only.
  • Required meal plan, for non-dorm students only a meal plan is optional with lots of coupons and discounts.
  • 3 Elevators
  • 2 Major Stairways
  • Provided facilities  : laundry, vending machines, tennis court, printing, mini cafe, 2 public bathrooms.
  • Wireless & wired access

Notable alumni

Polytechnic Institute of New York University's 37,000 alumni include business leaders, entrepreneurs, politicians, several Nobel Prize winners, and one Wolf Prize winner. Top executives from AT&T, Pfizer, Bechtel, Consolidated Edison, General Electric, IBM, Ingersoll-Rand, Jacobs Engineering, KeySpan Energy, MetLife, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Qwest, Raytheon, Stanley Works, Symbol Technologies, UNISYS, Verizon Communications and Xerox are proud of their roots at Polytechnic. Academic leaders, deans and university presidents started their careers at Polytechnic. Recent presidents of major professional societies, including the American Chemical Society and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), are alumni.

Polytechnic Institute of New York University's alumni have ranked the school as one of the 15 Best Engineering Colleges By Salary Potential.[33]

The Polytechnic Institute of New York University Alumni, established in 1863, promotes and maintains the welfare of Polytechnic and provides fellowship and mutually beneficial activities among Poly graduates. Officers and an international board of directors govern the polytechnic alumni. Alumni sections offer events around the country and internationally.

Name Class year Notability References
James Truslow Adams 1898 American writer and historian.
Ali Akansu 1983, 1987 Turkish American scientist best known for his contributions to the theory and applications of sub-band and wavelet transforms.
Charles E. Anderson 1948 the first African American to receive a Ph.D. in Meteorology.
Bishnu S. Atal 1968 noted researcher in linear predictive coding.
Franklin Bartlett 1865 U.S. Representative from New York.
Jacob Bekenstein 1969, 1966, 1971 The Bekenstein bound in General Relativity and Member of Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities.
David Bergstein 1982 American entrepreneur and film producer, chairman of THINKFilm and Capitol Films
Denis Blackmore 1965, 1969 physicist who has contributed to the foundation of black hole thermodynamics and to other aspects of the connections between information and gravitation.
Israel Borovich 1967, 1968, 1971, Hon 2005 Chairman, El Al Israel Airlines
Ursula Burns 1980 CEO, Xerox Corporation.
Admiral Charles F. Stokes 1880 Dr. Charles Stokes was a member of the first Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons, Surgeon General of the United States Navy, and President Theodore Roosevelt's personal physician. [42][43]
Charles Camarda 1974 NASA scientist and mission specialist on the Return to Flight voyage of the shuttle Discovery
K. Mani Chandy 1968 Simon Ramo Professor of Computer Science at the California Institute of Technology.
Francesco DeMaria 1951 Italian-American chemist.
Bern Dibner 1921 Inventor of the first solderless electrical connector (US Patent 4550962 Solderless electrical connector assembly) and founder of the Burndy Corporation.
Nicholas M. Donofrio 1999H Executive Vice President of Innovation and Technology at the IBM Corporation.
Dot da Genius 2008 Hip-hop Producer (Day 'n' Nite)
Gertrude B. Elion Hon 1989 former doctoral student at Polytechnic Institute of New York University, awarded 1988 Nobel Prize in medicine. [44]
Joel S. Engel 1964 American engineer, known for fundamental contributions to the development of cellular networks.
Herman Fialkov 1951 founder and President of General Transistor Corp.
Charles Ranlett Flint 1868 American businessman, best known as the founder of the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company which later became IBM.
Rachelle Friedman 1971 president of J&R Music and Computer World
Carl Gatto 1960 Republican member of the Alaska House of Representatives
Norman Gaylord 1949, 1950 industrial chemist and research scientist credited with playing a key role in the development of permeable contact lens which allows oxygen to reach the wearer's eye.
Bancroft Gherardi, Jr. 1891, 1933H American electrical engineer, known for his pioneering work in developing the early telephone systems in the United States.
John Gilbert 1953 inventor of non-stick coating as an application of Teflon [45]
Tetsugen Bernard Glassman 1960 Jewish-American Zen Buddhist roshi.
Martin Graham 1947, 1952 Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley and the designer of the Rice Institute Computer.
Martha Greenblatt 1967 chemist, researcher, and faculty member at Rutgers University.
Jay Greene 1964 former Chief Engineer of NASA Johnson Space Center.
Clayton Hamilton 1900 American drama critic.
Fredric J. Harris 1961 internationally renowned expert on DSP and Communication Systems.
Shelley Harrison 1966, 1971 founder of Symbol Technologies
Charles Waldo Haskins founder of Haskins and Sells, which later merged with Deloitte.
F. Augustus Heinze one of the most colorful entrepreneurs in Montana history.
Herbert Henkel 1970, 1972 CEO, Ingersoll Rand.
Joel S. Hirschhorn 1961, 1962 former full professor University of Wisconsin, Madison; former senior official Congressional Office of Technology Assessment; co-founder Friends of the Article V Convention
Edward Everett Horton 1908 notable character actor, appeared in The Front Page, Top Hat, Here Comes Mr. Jordan & Pocketful of Miracles.
Joseph J. Jacobs 1937, 1939, 1942 founder of Jacobs Engineering Group
Tudor Jenks 1874 American author, poet, artist and editor, as well as a journalist and lawyer.
Jasper Kane 1928 Pfizer scientist and creator of the deep-tank fermentation method for mass-production of penicillin in 1941 for the U.S. war effort.
Ephraim Katzir Post-doc President of Israel, a biophysicist and Israeli Labor Party politician
Thomas Kelly 1958 scientist, father of lunar module [46]
Murray S. Klamkin 1947 American mathematician.
Eugene Kleiner 1948, Hon 1989 Polytechnic Advisory Trustee, among eight scientists honored by the U.S. Postal Service with a commemorative stamp for developing and manufacturing revolutionary computer chips.
William B. Kouwenhoven 1906 inventor closed-chest cardiac defibrillator, recipient Edison Medal
Norman Lamm attended Polytechnic, Chancellor of Yeshiva University
Eugene Lang Postdoc. 1941-42 Millionaire Industrialist
Jerome H. Lemelson 1947, 1949 Prolific inventor and holder of more than 600 patents
Yehuda (Leo) Levi 1964 Previous Rector at the Jerusalem College of Technology; author of several books on optics, and on science and Judaism.
Hung-Chang Lin 1956 Chinese-American inventor.
O. Winston Link 1937 Pioneering photographer.
Charles Battell Loomis unknown American author
P. J. Louis 1991 Telecommunications technologist, author, and restructuring/turnaround expert.
Arthur Martinez 1960 former CEO, Sears.
Christos V. Massalas 1976 Greek academic working in the field of Mathematics and Materials Science
Craig G. Matthews 1971 former President of KeySpan Energy.
George W. Melville 1861 Civil War-era engineer for the Navy, awarded Congressional Gold Medal. Several ships are named in his honor.
Rajiv Mody 1973, 1982 founder & chairman, Sasken Communication Technologies
Stephen Morse (designer) 1963 architect of the Intel 8086 chip.
Chi Mui 1980 First Asian-American Mayor of San Gabriel, CA.
Stewart G. Nagler 1963 vice chairman and CFO, MetLife.
Paolo A. Nespoli 1989 Italian astronaut, mission specialist at STS-120 Space Shuttle mission.
A. Michael Noll 1971 Professor Emeritus at the Annenberg School for Communication at University of Southern California.
Joseph Owades 1944, 1950 Brewing pioneer, inventor of Lite beer. [47]
Frank Padavan 1956 Republican New York state senator
Judea Pearl 1965, Ph.D Professor of Computer Science and Statistics and Director of the Cognitive Systems Laboratory, UCLA http://bayes.cs.ucla.edu/jp_home.html
Martin L. Perl 1948, Hon 1996 awarded 1982 Wolf Prize in physics and 1995 Nobel Prize in physics. Member of National Academy of Science (USA)
Peter Pershan 1956 prominent American physicist.
Martin Pope 1950 a physical chemist and professor emeritus at New York University.
George Preti analytical organic chemist, Monell Chemical Senses Center.
Robert Prieto 1976, 1977 Chairman, Parsons Brinckerhoff
Stav Prodromou 1967, 1970 Executive Advisor, Alien Technology
Mark Ronald 1968 former President & CEO, BAE Systems Inc.
Virginia P Ruesterholz 1991 President of Verizon Telecom, division of Verizon Communications
Seymour Shapiro 1956 PhD Synthesized phenformin.
Ronald Silverman 1979, 1990 Professor of Ophthalmology at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Joel B. Snyder, PE, CEng 1956, 1964 Founder of Snyder Associates, 2001 IEEE President and CEO, Former faculty Senior Industry Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Robert J. Stevens 1985 Chairman, President and CEO of Lockheed Martin.
John Trani 1965 former CEO, Stanley Works.
William Tubby 1875 American architect.
Richard Santulli 1966 CEO, NetJets.
Paul Soros 1950 former CEO, Soros Associates
Jerome Swartz 1963, 1971 founder of Symbol Technologies
Hermann Viets 1965, 1966, 1970 President, Milwaukee School of Engineering.
Steve Wallach 1966 adviser to Centerpoint Venture partners, Sevin-Rosen, and Interwest, and a consultant to the United States Department of Energy Advanced Scientific Computing (ASC) program at Los Alamos.
Robert Anton Wilson attended 1952-57 American author of 35 influential books
Sang Whang 1956, 1966 Korean American community leader and politician in Florida

A list of the notable Polythinkers are officially maintained at Polythinking Innovation Gallery.

Notable faculty

  • Stephen Arnold - Fellow of American Physical Society and American Optical Society and inventor of Whispering Gallery Mode Biosensor
  • Ju Chin Chu - Member of Academia Sinica and father of Steven Chu.
  • Paul Peter Ewald - Inventor of X-ray diffraction method for determination of molecular structure; Physics Department chair until 1957 (while Francis Crick was a student).
  • Isadore Fankuchen - Pioneer of X-ray diffraction crystallography; determined (with Bernal) the structure of the Tobacco Mosaic Virus; predicted the "Fankuchen effect in curved crystals"[1].
  • David and Gregory Chudnovsky – famous mathematicians who held the record for number of digits of pi in 1989. They now run the Institute for Mathematics and Advanced Supercomputing (IMAS) at Polytechnic
  • Gordon Gould – Former Polytechnic Professor who was the inventor of the laser
  • David Harker - American physicist, X-ray crystallographer, and discoverer of the Donnay-Harker law and Harker-Kasper inequalities.
  • Maurice Karnaugh – A inventor of Karnaugh Maps, or K-Maps, while at Bell Labs. He was a professor at the Westchester campus from 1980–1999 and is now retired
  • Paul Levinson - author of The Plot To Save Socrates, media commentator on The O'Reilly Factor and other TV and radio. He was Visiting Professor at the Philosophy and Technology Study Center at Polytechnic, 1987-1988.
  • Rudolph Marcus – Former Polytechnic Professor awarded Nobel Prize in chemistry
  • Herman F. Mark – Founder of the Polymer Research Institute
  • Phil Maymin - Assistant Professor of Finance and Risk Engineering and Libertarian Party House candidate in Connecticut
  • Donald Othmer – Co-Author, Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, inventor of the Othmer Still (a laboratory device for vapor-liquid equilibrium measurements).
  • Eli Pearce – President, American Chemical Society
  • Leonard Peikoff = Former Philosophy Professor, founder of the Ayn Rand Institute
  • Athanasios Papoulis - Pioneer in the field of stochastic processes.
  • Murray Rothbard – Former economics professor, key figure in libertarian movement
  • Ernst Weber – Founder of the Microwave Research Institute, former president of NYU Polytechnic, first IEEE President, co-founder National Academy of Engineering
  • Joel Snyder - IEEE President 2001, Founder of Snyder Associates, Former Polytechnic Senior Industry Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Parke Kolbe
  • Francis Crick - Co-discoverer of DNA structure; awarded Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine.
  • Nassim Nicholas Taleb - Epistemologist author of The Black Swan; works in the risk engineering department.[2]
  • Torsten Suel - Pioneer of Web search engine.
  • Hans Reissner - German aeronautical engineer.
  • R. M. Foster - Bell Labs mathematician whose work was of significance regarding electronic filters for use on telephone lines.
  • Paul M. Doty - emeritus Harvard Mallinckrodt Professor of Biochemistry who specialized in the physical properties of macromolecules and has been strongly involved in peace and security policy issues.
  • Frederick B. Llewellyn - a noted American electrical engineer.
  • James Tenney - American composer and influential music theorist.
  • Jack Keil Wolf - a noted American researcher in information theory and coding theory.
  • Louis Zukofsky - one of the most important second-generation American modernist poets.
  • Eugene D. Genovese - American historian of the American South and American slavery.
  • Charles William Hanko - American historian and politician.
  • S. L. Greitzer - American mathematician, the founding chairman of the United States of America Mathematical Olympiad, and the publisher of the precollege mathematics journal Arbelos.
  • Joseph Wood Krutch - American writer, critic, and naturalist.
  • R. Luke DuBois - American composer, performer, conceptual new media artist, programmer, record producer and pedagogue based in New York City.
  • Elliott Waters Montroll - American scientist and mathematician.
  • Joshua W. Sill - Professor of Mathematics who attended Brooklyn Collegiate and Polytechnic Institute. Later became the youngest General in the Civil War. Fort Sill is named after him.
  • Paul Peter Ewald - German-born U.S. crystallographer and physicist, a pioneer of X-ray diffraction methods.
  • Edward Kimbark - noted power engineer.
  • Dan Bailey - fly-shop owner, innovative fly developer and staunch Western conservationist.
  • Ta-You Wu - Nuclear physicist and President of Academia Sinica.

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  47. ^ Polythinking Gallery: Owades

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