Famous Hispanic Scientists - List of Famous Hispanic Scientists

Over the years, many scientists have emerged from the Spanish speaking countries. Franklin Chang-Díaz, the American Physicist worked on controlled fusion and fusion reactor design. He specialized in Applied Plasma Physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and received the doctorate degree from the same university. He became an astronaut in 1981 and later worked at NASA as well. Ellen Ochoa, the astronaut and 1st Hispanic woman to go to space pursued her research on information processing from Sandia National Laboratories and NASA Ames Research Center. She is also a co-inventor on patents in optics, object recognition and image processing. Other Hispanic scientists including Mario J. Molina, who stated that CFC’S are harmless and César Milstein, one of the fathers of modern medicine to developed the first monoclonal antibodies in 1975 are Hispanic scientists. Baruj Benacerraf, Jacinto Convit, Luis Alvarez are a few Hispanic scientists who also made their contributions to the world.

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The Most Famous Hispanic Scientists

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Mario J. MolinaMarch 19, 1943MexicanMario Molina is a Nobel Prize winning chemist from Mexico who co-developed the theory of ozone depletion due to CFCs
Severo OchoaSeptember 14, 1905SpanishSevero Ochoa was a Spanish physician and biochemist who won the 1959 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
Luis Federico LeloirSeptember 6, 1906ArgentinianLuis Federico Leloir was an Argentinean physician and biochemist who won the Noble Prize for Chemistry in 1970

Luis Federico Leloir

Luis Federico Leloir was an Argentinean physician and biochemist who won the Noble Prize for Chemistry in 1970

Severo Ochoa

Severo Ochoa was a Spanish physician and biochemist who won the 1959 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

SpanishSeptember 14, 1905221 views

Mario J. Molina

Mario Molina is a Nobel Prize winning chemist from Mexico who co-developed the theory of ozone depletion due to CFCs

MexicanMarch 19, 1943256 views