Imperial College London Notable Alumni

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Discover the notable alumni of Imperial College London. The list includes people like Rajiv Gandhi, H. G. Wells, Alexander Fleming, Roger Bannister & Thomas Henry Huxley. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as scientists, engineers, inventors & discoverers, intellectuals & academics and writers etc.
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 1 
Brian May
(Lead Guitarist of the Rock Band 'Queen')
Brian May
27
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 19, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hampton, London, England
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 2 
Alexander Fleming
(Physician and Microbiologist Who Discovered ‘Penicillin’ World’s First Broadly Effective Antibiotic Substance)
Alexander Fleming
16
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 6, 1881
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Darvel, East Ayrshire, Scotland
Died: March 11, 1955
 3 
Rajiv Gandhi
(Former Prime Minister of India)
Rajiv Gandhi
26
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 20, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Died: May 21, 1991
 4 
Roger Bannister
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 23, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Harrow, England
Died: March 3, 2018
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 5 
Paul Young
(Singer-songwriter, Singer)
Paul Young
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 17, 1956
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Luton
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 6 
David Irving
(Author)
David Irving
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 24, 1938
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hutton, Brentwood, England
 7 
William Henry Perkin
(British Chemist Known for His Serendipitous Discovery of First Commercial Synthetic Organic Dye, 'Mauveine')
William Henry Perkin
0
Birthdate: March 12, 1838
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
Died: July 14, 1907
 8 
William Crookes
(British Chemist and Physicist Known for His Discovery of the Element 'Thallium' and Invention of 'Crookes Tubes')
William Crookes
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 17, 1832
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Died: April 4, 1919
 9 
Aarif Rahman
(Actor, Singer)
Aarif Rahman
1
Birthdate: February 26, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hong Kong
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 10 
Layla Moran
(Politician.)
Layla Moran
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 12, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England, UK
 11 
Marc Garneau
(Astronaut, Engineer, Politician)
Marc Garneau
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 23, 1949
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Quebec City
 12 
Kevin Warwick
(Engineer, Writer, University teacher, Computer scientist)
Kevin Warwick
1
Birthdate: February 9, 1954
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Coventry
 13 
Cyrus Pallonji Mistry
(Former Chairman of the Tata Group (2012 - 2016))
Cyrus Pallonji Mistry
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: July 4, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 14 
John Ambrose Fleming
(British Electrical Engineer and Physicist Who Invented the First 'Thermionic Valve' or 'Vacuum Tube')
John Ambrose Fleming
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: November 29, 1849
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lancaster, Lancashire, England
Died: April 18, 1945
 15 
Alan Blumlein
(Engineer, Audio engineer)
Alan Blumlein
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: June 29, 1903
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London
Died: June 7, 1942
 16 
Babou Ceesay
0
Birthdate: November 14, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England
 17 
Martin Fleischmann
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 29, 1927
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Karlovy Vary
Died: August 3, 2012
 18 
Teo Chee Hean
(Former Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore (2009 - 2019))
Teo Chee Hean
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 27, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Singapore
 19 
Patrick Geddes
(Scottish Biologist, Sociologist and Pioneering Town Planner Who Coined the Term 'Conurbation')
Patrick Geddes
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 2, 1854
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ballater, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Died: April 17, 1932
 20 
Aung San Oo
(Aung San Suu Kyi's brother and Engineer)
Aung San Oo
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: June 13, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Yangon, Burma
 21 
Simon Donaldson
(Mathematician)
Simon Donaldson
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 20, 1957
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cambridge, England
 22 
Narinder Singh Kapany
(Former physicist best known for his work on fiber optics)
Narinder Singh Kapany
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 31, 1926
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Moga, Punjab, India
Died: December 4, 2020
 23 
Walter Kwok
(Founder of Sun Hung Kai Properties)
Walter Kwok
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 1950 AD
Birthplace: Hong Kong
Died: October 20, 2018
 24 
John Wilkinson
(Pioneer in cast iron manufacturing)
John Wilkinson
0
Birthdate: 1728 AD
Birthplace: Bridgefoot
Died: July 14, 1808
 25 
Neil Turok
(Physicist, Non-fiction writer)
Neil Turok
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 16, 1958
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Johannesburg
 26 
Donald Davies
(Computer Scientist)
Donald Davies
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 7, 1924
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Treorchy, Wales
Died: May 28, 2000
 27 
Arthur Holmes
(Geophysicist, Geologist)
Arthur Holmes
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 14, 1890
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gateshead
Died: September 20, 1965
 28 
William Penney, Baron Penney
(British Mathematician and Nuclear Physicist Who Led Britain’s Development of the Atomic Bomb)
William Penney, Baron Penney
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 24, 1909
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Gibraltar
Died: March 3, 1991
 29 
David Warren
(Scientist)
David Warren
1
Birthdate: March 20, 1925
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Groote Eylandt, Anindilyakwa, Australia
Died: July 18, 2010
 30 
Lewis Wolpert
(Biologist)
Lewis Wolpert
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 19, 1929
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa
Died: January 28, 2021
 31 
Julius Vogel
(Prime minister of New Zealand)
Julius Vogel
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 24, 1835
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
Died: March 12, 1899
 32 
Geoffrey Wilkinson
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 14, 1921
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Todmorden, England
Died: September 26, 1996
 33 
Derek Barton
(Chemist)
Derek Barton
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 8, 1918
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Gravesend, Kent, England
Died: March 16, 1998
 34 
Frederick W. Lanchester
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: October 23, 1868
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England
Died: March 8, 1946
 35 
George Reginald Starr
(British 'Special Operations Executive' Agent in World War II)
George Reginald Starr
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: April 6, 1904
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London
Died: September 2, 1980
 36 
Francesca Bria
(Information technologist)
Francesca Bria
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 11, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 37 
Lancelot Ware
(British Barrister and Biochemist Who Co-Founded ‘Mensa’, World’s Largest and Oldest High IQ Society)
Lancelot Ware
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: June 5, 1915
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: England
Died: August 15, 2000
 38 
William Eccles
(Physicist)
William Eccles
0
Birthdate: August 23, 1875
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Barrow-in-Furness, England
Died: April 29, 1966
 39 
Viktor Jensen
(Icelandic Racing Driver Who Competes in the 'British Formula Three Championship')
Viktor Jensen
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 30, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England
 40 
Julian Peto
(Statistician)
Julian Peto
0
Birthplace: England
 41 
C. D. Darlington
(Biologist)
C. D. Darlington
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 19, 1903
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chorley, England
Died: March 26, 1981
 42 
Edith Nawakwi
(The First Woman to Serve as the Minister of Finance in Zambia)
Edith Nawakwi
0
Birthdate: 1959 AD
Birthplace: Mwenzo, Northern Province, Zambia
 43 
Natalie Payida Jabangwe
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: June 17, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: England
 44 
Marlen Angelidou
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 6, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Athens, Greece
 45 
Dayendranath Burrenchobay
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 24, 1919
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Plaine Magnien, Mauritius
Died: March 29, 1999
 46 
Wala'a Essam al-Boushi
(Sudanese Activist and Politician)
Wala'a Essam al-Boushi
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: 1986 AD
Birthplace: Wad Madani, Sudan
 47 
Kenza Tazi
(Alpine skier)
Kenza Tazi
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 6, 1996
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 48 
Kenneth V. Thimann
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 5, 1904
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ashford, England
Died: January 15, 1997
 49 
Mostafa Kamal Tolba
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 8, 1922
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Egypt
Died: March 28, 2016
 50 
Raymond Wilson
(Physicist)
Raymond Wilson
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 23, 1928
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sutton Coldfield, England
Died: March 16, 2018
The Imperial College London belongs to the league of the world’s most popular educational institutions. The college was an initiative of the British royal family and its foundation stone was laid by the late monarch Queen Victoria, back in 1887. In the ‘Times Higher Education World University Rankings’ list published in 2017, Imperial College London was ranked 8th. The staff employed at the Imperial College London has consisted of several Nobel laureates and Fellows of the Royal Society. Renowned scientist Alexander Fleming, writer H.G Wells, musician Brian May and former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi are a few notable personalities who belong to Imperial College’s alumni association. Alexander Fleming is a biologist who invented the ‘Penicillin’ vaccine, which helps in keeping infections at bay. This path-breaking discovery didn’t bring laurels to just Fleming alone, but Imperial College London as well. Rajiv Gandhi, former Indian Prime Minister, was praised not just by his own countrymen but even other nations for his great governance. H.G Wells is a prolific English writer, who has penned numerous works of science fiction, such as ‘The War Of The Worlds’, ‘The Time Machine’ and ‘The Invisible Man’. He has also been felicitated with the prestigious ‘Nobel Prize For literature’ four times. Apart from academics the university is also popular for its notable alumni. The names of a few eminent personalities who have graduated from this university, will take you by surprise. Maybe it’s true that studying at Imperial College London enhances one’s personality greatly.