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Imperial College London

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Founded 1907 with the merger of City and Guilds College, the Royal School of Mines and the Royal College of Science. Part of the University of London until 2007, when it was reorganized as an independent university.

Location:
London, England

Founding Date:
1907

Official Website:
http://www.ic.ac.uk/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Eric Ambler
Novelist
28-Jun-1909 22-Oct-1998 Topkapi
Cecil Balmond
Engineer
1943   Deputy Chairman, Ove Arup
Derek Barton
Chemist
8-Sep-1918 16-Mar-1998 Conformational analysis
Fritjof Capra
Physicist
1-Feb-1939   The Tao of Physics
Iain Conn
Business
c. 1963   CEO Refining & Marketing, BP
Sir William Crookes
Chemist
17-Jun-1832 4-Apr-1919 Discovered element Thallium
Edmund Daukoru
Government
13-Oct-1943   Secretary General of OPEC
David Edgerton
Historian
16-Apr-1959   The Shock of the Old
Martin Fleischmann
Chemist
29-Mar-1927 3-Aug-2012 Cold fusion crank
John Ambrose Fleming
Engineer
29-Nov-1849 19-Apr-1945 Invented the vacuum tube
Alfred Fowler
Astronomer
22-Mar-1868 24-Jun-1940 Celestial spectroscopy
Rajiv Gandhi
Head of State
20-Aug-1944 21-May-1991 Prime Minister of India 1984-9
Marc Garneau
Astronaut
23-Feb-1949   First Canadian in space
Fred Hassan
Business
12-Nov-1945   CEO of Schering-Plough
Raymond Hide
Physicist
17-May-1929   Earth's rotation
Sir Cyril Hinshelwood
Chemist
19-Jun-1897 9-Oct-1967 The Kinetics of Chemical Change
Arthur Holmes
Geologist
14-Jan-1890 20-Sep-1965 Father of the geological timescale
Frederick Hopkins
Scientist
20-Jun-1861 16-May-1947 Discovered vitamins
Koh Boon Hwee
Business
?   Chairman of DBS Group
Charles K. Kao
Scientist
4-Nov-1933   Fiber optics
Tom Kibble
Mathematician
23-Dec-1932   Zurek-Kibble theory
Rilwanu Lukman
Government
26-Aug-1938   Secretary General of OPEC, 1995-2000
Brian May
Guitarist
19-Jul-1947   Guitarist for Queen
Ian C. Read
Business
c. 1953   CEO of Pfizer
Hussain al-Shahristani
Government
1942   Iraqi Minister of Oil
Simon Singh
Author
19-Sep-1964   Fermat's Last Theorem
H. G. Wells
Author
21-Sep-1866 13-Aug-1946 The War of the Worlds
Geoffrey Wilkinson
Chemist
14-Jul-1921 26-Sep-1996 Organometallic "sandwich" compounds

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Derek Barton
Chemist
8-Sep-1918 16-Mar-1998 Conformational analysis
Patrick M. S. Blackett
Physicist
18-Nov-1897 13-Jul-1974 Cosmic radiation, continental drift
Ernst B. Chain
Scientist
19-Jun-1906 12-Aug-1979 Isolated penicillin
Thomas George Cowling
Mathematician
17-Jun-1906 16-Jun-1990 Cowling model
David Edgerton
Historian
16-Apr-1959   The Shock of the Old
George Finch
Chemist
4-Aug-1888 22-Nov-1970 Oxygen for mountain climbing
Alfred Fowler
Astronomer
22-Mar-1868 24-Jun-1940 Celestial spectroscopy
Dennis Gabor
Physicist
5-Jun-1900 8-Feb-1979 Inventor of holography
Norman Haworth
Chemist
19-Mar-1883 19-Mar-1950 Carbohydrates and vitamin C
Arthur Holmes
Geologist
14-Jan-1890 20-Sep-1965 Father of the geological timescale
Nicholas Kemmer
Physicist
7-Dec-1911 21-Oct-1998 Nuclear weapons and reactors
Tom Kibble
Mathematician
23-Dec-1932   Zurek-Kibble theory
Philip Moon
Physicist
17-May-1907 9-Oct-1994 Gamma ray fluorescence
George Porter
Chemist
6-Dec-1920 31-Aug-2002 Rapid chemical and biological processes
Abdus Salam
Physicist
29-Jan-1926 21-Nov-1996 Electroweak Theory
George Paget Thomson
Physicist
3-May-1892 10-Sep-1975 Diffraction of electrons
Geoffrey Wilkinson
Chemist
14-Jul-1921 26-Sep-1996 Organometallic "sandwich" compounds

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Patrick M. S. Blackett
Physicist
18-Nov-1897 13-Jul-1974 Cosmic radiation, continental drift
Iain Conn
Business
c. 1963   CEO Refining & Marketing, BP
Alexander Fleming
Scientist
6-Aug-1881 11-Mar-1955 Discovered penicillin


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