Famous Alumni of Imperial College London - Celebrities from Imperial College London
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.
Check out the list of notable Imperial College London alumni. Some of the notable Imperial College London students are Brian May, Alexander Fleming, Rajiv Gandhi, Cyrus Pallonji Mistry and Thomas Henry Huxley.
The Most Famous Alumni of Imperial College London
|Brian May||July 19, 1947||British||Brian May is a legendary and prolific guitarist from the famous rock band ‘Queen’|
|Roger Bannister||March 23, 1929||British||Roger Bannister is an English doctor, academic and a former athlete|
|Cyrus Pallonji Mistry||July 4, 1968||Irish||Cyrus Pallonji Mistry is the ex Chairman of Tata Group of Companies|
|Alexander Fleming||August 6, 1881||British, Scottish||Alexander Fleming was a Scottish biologist and pharmacologist who discovered enzyme lysozyme and antibiotic penicillin|
|Rajiv Gandhi||August 20, 1944||Indian||Rajiv Gandhi served as the sixth Prime Minister of India|
|John Wilkinson||1728||British||John Wilkinson was a British entrepreneur who pioneered the manufacture of cast iron’|
|Geoffrey Wilkinson||July 14, 1921||British||Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson was an English chemist and educator who was jointly awarded the ‘Nobel Prize in Chemistry’ in 1973|
|Frederick Gowland Hopkins||June 20, 1861||British||Fredrick Gowland Hopkins was a Nobel Prize winning biochemist who discovered vitamins|
|H. G. Wells||September 21, 1866||British||H|
|George Reginald Starr||April 6, 1904||British||George Reginald Starr was a British mining engineer who served as one of SOE’s best wartime agents during World War II|