List of Massachusetts Institute of Technology alumni
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This list of Massachusetts Institute of Technology alumni includes students who studied as undergraduates or graduate students at MIT's School of Engineering; School of Science; MIT Sloan School of Management; School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences; School of Architecture and Planning; or Whitaker College of Health Sciences. Since there are more than 120,000 alumni (living and deceased), this listing cannot be comprehensive. Instead, this article summarizes some of the more notable MIT alumni, with some indication of the reasons they are notable in the world at large. All MIT degrees are earned through academic achievement, in that MIT has never awarded honorary degrees in any form.
The MIT Alumni Association defines eligibility for membership as follows:
The following persons are Alumni/ae Members of the Association:
All persons who have received a degree from the Institute; and All persons who have been registered as students in a degree-granting program at the Institute for (i) at least one full term in any undergraduate class which has already graduated; or (ii) for at least two full terms as graduate students.
As a celebration of the new MIT building dedicated to nanotechnology laboratories in 2018, a special silicon wafer was designed and fabricated with an image of the Great Dome. This One.MIT image is composed of more than 270,000 individual names, comprising all the students, faculty, and staff at MIT during the years 1861–2018. A special website was set up to document the creation of a large wall display in the building, and to facilitate the location of individual names in the image.
- 1 Politics and public service
- 2 Architecture and design
- 3 Business and entrepreneurship
- 4 Education
- 5 Humanities, arts, and social sciences
- 6 Science and technology
- 7 Sports
- 8 Miscellaneous
- 9 Nobel laureate alumni
- 10 Astronaut alumni
- 11 See also
- 12 References
Politics and public service
|Lt. Gen. James Alan Abrahamson (USAF Ret'd)||SB – Aeronautical Engineering||1955||Director of President Ronald Reagan's Strategic Defense Initiative
US Air Force general
|Ben Bernanke||PhD – Economics||1979||Chair of the Federal Reserve Bank|||
|Samuel Bodman||ScD – Chemical Engineering||1965||Secretary of Energy (2005–2009)|||
|Jun Choi||SB – Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering||1994||Mayor of Edison, New Jersey|
|Henry Cohen||SM – Urban Planning||1949||Director of Föhrenwald Displaced Persons camp in the American sector of post-World War II Germany|
|Leighton I. Davis||SM – Aeronautical Engineering||1941||US Air Force general|
|John M. Deutch||SB – Chemical Engineering, PhD – Chemistry||1961, 1966||Director of Central Intelligence and United States Deputy Secretary of Defense under President Bill Clinton|
|Jimmy Doolittle||SM, ScD – Aeronautical Engineering||1924, 1925||US Air Force general|
|Herbert W. Ehrgott||SB – Mechanical Engineering||1930||US Air Force general|
|Luis A. Ferré||SB, SM – Mechanical Engineering||1924, 1925||3rd Governor of Puerto Rico|
|Julius A. Furer||SM||1905||US Navy admiral|
|J. Michael Gilmore||SB – Physics||Director of the Operational Test and Evaluation Directorate|
|Jonathan Gruber||SB – Economics||1987||Director of the Health Care Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research, Professor of economics at MIT|
|Frank Kowalski||SM – Mechanical Engineering||1937||United States Representative from Connecticut|
|Jon C. Kreitz||US Navy admiral|
|Herbert B. Loper||BS – Civil Engineering||1922||US Army general|
|N. Gregory Mankiw||PhD – Economics||1984||Chairman of President Bush's Council of Economic Advisors|
|Willian F. Martin||SM – "Without Course"||1974||Deputy Secretary of Energy (1968–1988)
Executive Secretary of National Security Council
Special Assistant to President Reagan
|Thomas Massie||BS – Electrical Engineering, MS – Mechanical Engineering||Member of the US House of Representatives|||
|Mark McClellan||PhD – Economics||1993||Head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration|
|Katharine Dexter McCormick||SB – Biology||1904||Suffragette, funded research for the Pill|
|David Nolan||SB – Political Science||1965||Founder of United States Libertarian Party|
|John Olver||PhD – Chemistry||1961||US House of Representatives for Massachusetts|
|John Birdsell Oren||MD – Marine Engineering||US Coast Guard admiral|
|Joseph J. Romm||SB – Physics, PhD – Physics||1982, 1987||Assistant Secretary of the US Department of Energy|
|Francis Sargent||Dropped out; studied architecture||||64th Governor of Massachusetts|
|George Shultz||PhD – Economics||1949||Secretary of State|
|Phillips Waller Smith||SM – Ordnance Engineering||1935||US Air Force general|
|Paul Sohl||SB – Aeronautical Engineering||US Navy admiral|
|Pete Stark||SB – General Engineering||1956||US House of Representatives for California|
|John E. Sununu||SB, SM – Mechanical Engineering||1987, 1987||United States Senator from New Hampshire|
|John H. Sununu||SB, SM, PhD – Mechanical Engineering||1961, 1963, 1966||White House Chief of Staff under President George H.W. Bush, Governor of New Hampshire, host of Crossfire|
|Sheila Widnall||SB, SM, ScD – Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering||1961, 1961, 1964||United States Secretary of the Air Force (1993–1997)|
|Tom Wolf||PhD – Political Science||1981||47th Governor of Pennsylvania|||
|Tadatoshi Akiba||PhD – Mathematics||1970||Mayor of Hiroshima; recipient of Ramon Magsaysay Award|
|Kofi Annan||SM – Management||1972||Former Secretary-General of the United Nations|
|Yahya Muhaimin||Ph.D||1982||Former Minister of Education and Culture, Republic of Indonesia|
|Pedro Aspe Armella||PhD – Economics||1978||Mexican Secretary of Finance|
|Virgilio Barco||SB – Civil Engineering||1943||Colombian president|
|Youssef Boutros Ghali||PhD – Economics||1981||Former Egyptian Minister of Finance|
|Ahmed Chalabi||SB – Mathematics||1965||Controversial Iraqi politician; deputy prime minister of Iraq|
|1975||Former Finance Minister of the Indian state of West Bengal|
|Harold Demuren||PhD – Aeronautical Engineering||1975||Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority; first African elected as President of ICAO General Assembly|
|Mario Draghi||PhD – Economics||1977||President of the European Central Bank|
|José Figueres Ferrer||1926||President of Costa Rica|
|Pervez Hoodbhoy||MS – Solid-State Physics,
PhD – Nuclear Physics
|1973, 1978||Faculty member at the Quaid-e-Azam University since 1973; renowned nuclear research scientist in Pakistan|
|C.D. Howe||1907||Canadian politician and cabinet minister|
|Janet Keeping||SB – Architecture||1971||Lawyer; faculty member at the University of Calgary; Leader of the Green Party of Alberta|
|Uzi Landau||PhD – Engineering||1976||National Infrastructure Minister of Israel|
|Mao Chi-kuo||PhD||1982||Former Premier of the Republic of China (Taiwan) (2014–2016)|||
|David Miliband||SM Political Science||1990||British politician, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs|
|Mohammad Ali Najafi||SM – Mathematics||1979||Former Vice President of Iran, Murder of Mitra Ostad|||
|Benjamin Netanyahu||SB – Architecture, SM – Management||1975, 1976||Prime Minister of Israel|
|Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala||MCP – City Planning,
PhD – Urban Studies & Planning
|1978, 1981||Finance Minister of Nigeria (2003–2006) (2011–2015), Foreign Minister of Nigeria (2006)|
|Lucas Papademos||SB – Physics,
SM – Electrical Engineering,
PhD – Economics
|1970, 1972, 1978||Vice President of the European Central Bank (2002–2010) and Prime Minister of Greece (2011–2012)|
|Rachid Mohamed Rachid||PhD – Management||1993||Former Egyptian Minister of Trade and Industry|
|Raghuram Rajan||PhD – Economics||1991||23rd Governor of Reserve Bank of India|
|Ali Akbar Salehi||PhD – Nuclear Engineering||1977||Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran (2012–present)|
|Milen Velchev||SM – Management||1995||Bulgarian financial minister (2001–2005)|
|David Walter||SM – Political Science||circa 1970||British BBC and ITN correspondent and later political advisor|
|Robert Winters||Canadian politician|
|Tony Tan Keng Yam||SM – Operations Research||1964||President of the Republic of Singapore; held various cabinet positions|
|Omar Razzaz||MA – City Planning||Unknown||Prime Minister of Jordan|
|Mohammad-Ali Najafi||MS - Mathematics||1979||Murder of Mitra Ostad. Mayor of Tehran (2017-2018)|
Architecture and design
- Christopher Charles Benninger (MCP 1971) – award-winning architect and urban planner in India, Sri Lanka, prepared capital plan of Bhutan
- Walter Danforth Bliss – architect from California, with many buildings on the National Register of Historic Places
- Gordon Bunshaft (BArch 1933, MArch 1935) – architect of Lever House (New York City), Beinecke Library (Yale), Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Washington DC); Pritzker Prize (1988)
- Ogden Codman, Jr. (1884) – Beaux-Arts domestic architect, interior designer
- John Desmond (MArch) – designed numerous public buildings in Baton Rouge, including the River Center
- Daniel Chester French (1871, one year) – sculptor of Abraham Lincoln (Lincoln Memorial), John Harvard (Harvard Yard), Minute Man (Concord, Massachusetts)
- Cass Gilbert (1880) – architect of the US Supreme Court Building, Woolworth Building (New York City)
- Charles Sumner Greene (1891) – partner in Greene and Greene, domestic architects of Arts & Crafts style, Gamble House (Pasadena)
- Henry Mather Greene (1891) – partner in Greene and Greene, domestic architects of Arts & Crafts style, Gamble House (Pasadena)
- Marion Mahony Griffin (1894) – co-designer of the master plan for Canberra, Australia
- Nathanael Herreshoff (SB 1870) – naval architect-engineer, yacht designer
- Raymond Hood (1903) – architect of Rockefeller Center (New York City), Tribune Tower (Chicago)
- Lois Lilley Howe (SB 1890) – second woman in the US to found an architecture firm
- Jarvis Hunt – Chicago architect
- Myron Hunt (SB 1893) – architect of Huntington Art Gallery, Rose Bowl (Pasadena)
- Piotr Kowalski (SB 1952) – artist, sculptor, architect, professor
- Roger K. Lewis (BArch 1964; MArch 1967) - architect, urban planner, professor, author
- Austin W. Lord (1888) – architect of the administration buildings, Isthmian Canal Commission, Panama; director of the School of Architecture at Columbia University
- Kevin A. Lynch (SB 1947) – urban planner, author of the seminal book The Image of the City
- John O. Merrill (SB 1921) – structural engineer, architect, leader of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
- Eleanor Manning O'Connor (SB 1906) – architect, educator, public housing advocate
- I. M. Pei (BArch 1940) – architect, Louvre Pyramid (Paris), Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Cleveland), Bank of China (Hong Kong), MIT Buildings 18, 54, 66, E15; AIA Gold Medal (1979), Pritzker Prize (1983)
- Donald W. Southgate (1887–1953) – architect in Nashville, Tennessee
- Sumner Spaulding (1892–1952) – architect, graduated in 1916, designed many buildings in California
- Louis Sullivan (one year) – influential founder of the Chicago School; "father of skyscrapers"; "father of modernism"; AIA Gold Medal (1944)
- James Knox Taylor (1880) – Supervisory Architect of Denver Mint, Philadelphia Mint, many post offices, court houses, other federal buildings
- Robert Taylor (1892) – MIT's first black graduate, architect of the Tuskegee Institute
- Harry Mohr Weese (BArch 1938) – architect, historic preservation advocate, designed first group of stations for Washington Metro system
Business and entrepreneurship
Computers and Internet
- Joseph Alsop (SB 1967) – co-founder of Progress Software
- Shiva Ayyadurai (SB 1987 SM 1989 SM 1990 PHD 2007) – Scientist and Inventor
- Efi Arazi – Israeli industrialist and businessman, founder of Scitex Corporation
- Hugo Barra – VP of International for Xiaomi, former VP and product spokesman for Google Android
- Katie Bouman (PhD 2017) – developer of the algorithm used in filtering the first images of a black hole taken by the Event Horizon Telescope
- Wesley Chan – investment partner at Google Ventures
- Larry DeMar (SB 1979) – programmer for Williams, co-creator of Defender and Robotron: 2084, and founder of Leading Edge Design
- John J. Donovan (Postdoc 1969) – founder of Cambridge Technology Partners, and Open Environment Corporation
- Arash Ferdowsi (dropped out); co-founder of CTO at Dropbox
- Carly Fiorina (SM 1989) – former CEO of Hewlett-Packard
- Philip Gale (1978–1998) – writer of TotalAccess, computer prodigy, and Internet software developer
- Andy Gavin – co-founder of Naughty Dog and creator of the first video game with a full 3D environment, Crash Bandicoot
- Shuman Ghosemajumder – author of Open Music Model, click fraud czar at Google
- Cecil H. Green (SB 1924, SM 1924) – co-founder of Texas Instruments
- William R. Hewlett (SM 1936) – co-founder of Hewlett-Packard
- Danny Hillis (SB 1978, SM 1981, PhD 1988) – co-founder of Thinking Machines and former Disney Fellow
- Mark Horowitz (SB 1978, SM 1978) – founder of Rambus
- Drew Houston – co-founder and CEO of Dropbox
- Irwin M. Jacobs (SM 1957, ScD 1959) – co-founder of Qualcomm with Andrew Viterbi, current chairman and former CEO; former MIT professor (1959–1966)
- Brewster Kahle (SB 1982) – internet archivist, founder of Alexa
- Mitch Kapor – software entrepreneur, founder of Lotus Corporation
- Earl Killian – software architect with 26 patents, MIPS
- Steve Kirsch (SB 1980, SM 1980) – inventor of the optical mouse, co-founder of Frame Technology Corporation and founder of Infoseek Corporation
- Alan Kotok (SB 1962, SM 1962) – chief architect PDP-10, associate chairman World Wide Web Consortium
- Pavel Krapivin (SB 2002) – co-founder of Doostang
- Susan Landau (PhD 1983) – Guggenheim Fellow and cybersecurity expert
- Daniel Lewin (SM 1998) – founder of Akamai
- Jack Little (SB 1978) – co-founder of MathWorks, which created and sells MATLAB
- Sonita Lontoh (M.Eng 2004) – green technology executive
- Steve Mann – co-creator of the SixthSense device
- Patrick McGovern (SB 1960) – founder of IDG/Computerworld
- Steve Meretzky (SB 1979) – computer game designer
- Robert Metcalfe (SB 1969) – entrepreneur, founder of 3Com; inventor of Ethernet
- Pranav Mistry (PhD) – co-creator of the SixthSense device
- Nicholas Negroponte (B.Arch, M.Arch 1966) – founder, MIT Media Lab, One Laptop per Child Association
- Kathy Nelson (SB – Electrical Engineering 1993) – creator of world's first holographic video game
- Robert Noyce (PhD 1953) – integrated circuit pioneer, co-founder of Intel, Draper Prize (1969)
- Ken Olsen (SB 1950, SM 1952) – founder of Digital Equipment Corporation
- William Poduska (SB 1960, SM 1960, ScD 1962) – computer engineer and entrepreneur, founder of Prime Computer and Apollo Computer
- William A. Porter (MBA 1967) – founder of E*TRADE
- Allen Razdow (SB 1976) – founder of Mathsoft Inc.; inventor of Mathcad
- Alex Rigopulos (SB 1994, SM 1994) – founder of Harmonix Music Systems, developer of Guitar Hero and Rock Band
- Larry Roberts (SB 1961, SM 1961, PhD 1963) – member of design group for original ARPANET, co-founder of Caspian Networks and Packetcom, former CEO of DHL
- Sheldon Roberts (SM 1949, ScD 1952) – one of the "traitorous eight" who founded Fairchild Semiconductor; co-founder of Amelco which later became Teledyne
- Douglas T. Ross (SM 1954) – founder of SofTech, Inc.
- Megan Smith – Google executive; former CEO of PlanetOut
- Robert Spinrad (PhD) – computer pioneer; director of the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center
- Ray Stata (SB 1958, SM 1958) – founder of Analog Devices
- Lisa Su (SB 1990, SM 1991, PhD 1994) – CEO of Advanced Micro Devices
- Eric Swanson – co-founder of Sycamore Networks
- Theodore Tso – Google software engineer, maintainer of the ext4 filesystem
- Philippe Villers (SM 1960) – founder of Computervision, which is now part of Parametric Technology Corporation
- Andrew Viterbi (SB 1957, SM 1957) – electrical engineer; inventor of the Viterbi algorithm; co-founder of Qualcomm; former UCLA and UCSD professor
- Christopher Weaver (SM 1985) – founder of Bethesda Softworks and co-founder of ZeniMax Media
- Katy Croff Bell – National Geographic explorer
- Karel Bossart (SM 1927) – designer of the SM-65 Atlas missile
- William David Coolidge (SB 1896) – physicist who made major contributions to X-ray machines, director of the General Electric Research Laboratory
- Charles Stark Draper (SB 1926, SM 1928, SD 1938) – engineer and inventor; the "father of inertial navigation"; inducted to the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 1981
- John M. Loh (SM Aeronautical Engineering 1973) – retired four-star general in the United States Air Force; last served as Commander, Air Combat Command; 24th Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force
- Charles Townsend Ludington – aviation pioneer
- Ernest Boyd MacNaughton (SB 1902) – bank president; president of The Oregonian; president of Reed College
- Jim Marggraff (SB Electrical Engineering, SM Computer Science) – inventor of the LeapPad Learning System, Fly pentop computer, and Livescribe smartpen
- Mohammad Modarres – Eminent Professor of the University of Maryland; founder of world's first graduate curriculum in reliability engineering
- Henry M. Paynter (SB civil engineering 1944, SM mathematics and science 1949, ScD hydroelectric engineering 1951, all MIT) – inventor of bond graphs
- Nicholas A. Peppas – professor of engineering, University of Texas at Austin, pioneer in drug delivery, biomaterials, hydrogels and nanobiotechnology
- Thuan Pham (SB Computer Science & Engineering 1990, SM 1991) – CTO of Uber
- RJ Scaringe (SM, PhD) – CEO of Rivian, Plymouth, Michigan, United States
- Tom Scholz – founder of the rock group Boston and Scholz Research & Development, Inc., manufacturers of Rockman sound equipment
- Dorian Shainin (SB 1936) – quality paradigm pioneer and guru; considered one of the world's foremost experts in the fields of industrial problem solving, product reliability and quality engineering; known for the creation and development of the "Red X" concept
- Kazi Zulkader Siddiqui – CEO and founder of Techcorp Group of Companies in Pakistan, UAE, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and China
- Suhas Pandurang Sukhatme – former Chairman of Atomic Energy Regulatory Board of India
Manufacturing and defense
- Vaughn Beals – CEO of Harley-Davidson
- Amar Bose – founder and chairman of Bose Corporation
- Wesley G. Bush – chairman, CEO and President of Northrop Grumman
- Morris Chang – chairman of the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), the largest semiconductor foundry in the world
- Nick DeWolf – co-founder of Teradyne
- John Dorrance – founder of Campbell Soup Company
- Donald Douglas – founder of Douglas Aircraft Company
- Pierre S. du Pont – Du Pont Company and General Motors executive
- T. Coleman du Pont – Du Pont Company president; US Senator
- Armand V. Feigenbaum – quality expert
- William Clay Ford, Jr. – chairman of Ford Motor Company
- Bernardo Garza Sada – founder and president of the ALFA conglomerate of Mexico
- Kenneth Germeshausen – co-founder, and the first "G", of the defense contractor EG&G
- Bernard Marshall Gordon (SB 1949, SM 1949) – electrical engineer, inventor, philanthropist, co-founded Analogic Corporation, National Medal of Technology (1986)
- George Hatsopoulos – founder of Thermo Electron Corporation
- Charles Koch – co-owner, Chairman and CEO of Koch Industries, the second largest private company in the US
- David H. Koch – co-owner of Koch Industries; Vice-Presidential candidate for the Libertarian Party
- Jay Last – one of the "traitorous eight" who founded Fairchild Semiconductor; co-founder of Amelco, which became Teledyne
- James McDonnell – co-founder of McDonnell Douglas
- Alan Mulally – president and CEO of Ford Motor Company
- William Emery Nickerson – co-founder of Gillette, now part of Procter & Gamble
- Willard Rockwell – founder of Rockwell International
- Henry Singleton – founder of Teledyne
- Alfred P. Sloan, Jr. – automobile entrepreneur, former CEO of General Motors
- Wong Tsu – first engineer of the Boeing Company
- Uncas Whitaker – founder of AMP Incorporated (now a division of Tyco International)
Finance and consulting
- Roger Ward Babson – entrepreneur, founder of Babson Institute (now Babson College), 1940 Presidential nominee on the Prohibition Party ticket
- Michael Brennan – pioneering finance academic, former president of the American Finance Association
- Richard Carrión – CEO of Banco Popular de Puerto Rico, and of Popular, Inc.
- Lisa Endlich – business author, former vice-president at Goldman Sachs
- Mark Gorenberg – partner of the venture capital firm Hummer Winblad Venture Partners
- Robert C. Hancké – Belgian economist
- Michael Hammer – pioneer of Business Process Reengineering, founder of Hammer and Co.
- Mansoor Ijaz – founder and chairman of Crescent Investment Management Ltd; developer of the CARAT trading system
- Shantanurao Laxmanrao Kirloskar – founder of Kirloskar Group
- Arthur Dehon Little – entrepreneur, founder of the eponymous management consulting firm Arthur D. Little in 1886
- Mark Mobius – emerging markets investor and fund manager
- Kenichi Ohmae – former director of the Japan arm of McKinsey & Company, management consultants
- Tom Perkins – founder of venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers
- John S. Reed – chairman of the New York Stock Exchange
- Ed Seykota – commodity trader
- Jim Simons – mathematician; philanthropist; founder of Renaissance Technologies hedge fund
- John Thain – former CEO of Merrill Lynch, former Chief Executive Officer of the New York Stock Exchange
- William Toy – director at CDC, New York and Goldman Sachs; developer of the Black–Derman–Toy interest rate model
- Nigel Wilson – CEO of Legal & General
Health care and biotechnology
- David Benaron – digital health entrepreneur, physician
- Paul F. Levy (SB, MCP 1974) – former president of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center hospitals, former Executive Director of Boston's MWRA Harbor Cleanup project
- Bernard Sherman (PhD astrophysics) – Canadian billionaire, philanthropist, and founder of Apotex
- Robert A. Swanson – co-founder of Genentech
- Ron Williams – CEO of Aetna
- David A. Aaker – consultant and author of Marketing
- Colin Angle – co-founder of iRobot
- Aditya Birla – industrialist, deceased son of basant Kumar Birla and father of Kumar Mangalam who heads Aditya Birla Group
- Joseph Chung – co-founder of Art Technology Group with fellow MIT grad Jeet Singh
- Jack Crichton – oil and natural gas industrialist from Texas; Republican candidate for governor in 1964
- Samuel Face – inventor and co-developer of advances in concrete and piezoelectric technologies
- Victor Kwok-king Fung – prominent Hong Kong billionaire businessman and political figure
- Eugenio Garza Sada – Mexican businessman, philanthropist and founder of the Tec de Monterrey
- Martha Goodway – archaeometallurgist at the Smithsonian Institution
- Helen Greiner – co-founder of iRobot
- John Legere – CEO of T-Mobile, post-graduate school, received M.S. from MIT
- Nikolaos Mavridis – founder of the Interactive Robots and Media Lab
- David McGrath – founder of TAD Resources, now part of Adecco
- Dana G. Mead – former CEO and chair of Tenneco
- Hamid R. Moghadam – co-founder, chairman and CEO of Prologis
- Stewart Nelson – founder of Systems Concepts
- Eric P. Newman – numismatist
- Arthur S. Obermayer – founder of the Moleculon Research Corporation; philanthropist
- John Ofori-Tenkorang – Director General of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT), Ghana
- Generoso Pope – founder and owner of The National Enquirer
- Alexander N. Rossolimo – founding chairman of Center for Security and Social Progress
- Michael J. Saylor – founder of MicroStrategy
- Jeet Singh – co-founded Art Technology Group with fellow MIT grad Joseph Chung
- Alan Spoon (SB 1973) - former president of The Washington Post Company
- Leelila Strogov – general assignment reporter for Fox 11 News
- Mike Thiel – president and founder of Hideaways International
- Richard Tomlinson – British intelligence officer
- Helmut Weymar – founder of Commodities Corporation
- Joseph Aoun (PhD 1982) – president of Northeastern University, linguist, author
- Theodosios Alexander (publishes as Theodosios Korakianitis) (MIT graduate degrees: SM in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering 1982; SM in Ocean Systems Management; SM in Mechanical Engineering; ScD in Mechanical Engineering 1987) – Dean of Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology of Saint Louis University; Professor and Chair of Energy Engineering, Queen Mary, University of London; former James Watt Professor at the University of Glasgow, Scotland; former Mechanical Engineering Professor at Washington University in St. Louis
- Andrew Armacost (SM 1995, PhD 2000) – dean of the United States Air Force Academy
- Dennis Assanis (SM in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering 1983, SM in Mechanical Engineering 1983, SM in Management 1986, PhD in Power and Propulsion 1986) – former Jon R. and Beverly S. Holt Professor and Arthur F. Thurnau Professor at the University of Michigan; Provost and Senior VP for Academic Affairs at Stony Brook University
- Larry Bacow (SB 1972) – president of Harvard University, former president of Tufts University, lawyer, economist, author
- Merrill J. Bateman (PhD 1965) – former president of Brigham Young University; Mormon Presiding Bishop
- Scott C. Beardsley – dean of the University of Virginia Darden School of Business
- Lawrence Berk (SB 1932, Architectural Engineering) – founder and former president of Berklee College of Music (1945–1978)
- William R. Brody (SB 1965, SM 1966) – former president of Johns Hopkins University, current president of Salk Institute
- Jared Cohon (SM 1972, PhD 1973) – former president of Carnegie Mellon University
- William Cooper (PhD 1976) – president of University of Richmond
- Allan Cullimore – former president of New Jersey Institute of Technology (1920–1947)
- Laura D'Andrea Tyson (PhD 1974) – chairman of the CEA under Clinton; former dean of the Haas School of Business; former dean of the London Business School
- Woodie Flowers (SM 1968, ME 1971, PhD 1973) – MIT professor, created Introduction to Design (2.70), founder of FIRST Robotics Competition, starting host of Scientific American Frontiers (1990–93)
- Philip Friedman (PhD 1972) – president of Golden Gate University
- David Garrison – founding chair, University of Houston–Clear Lake Physics Department
- Thomas P. Gerrity – former dean of Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania
- Hollis Godfrey (1889) – former president of Drexel University
- Eric Grimson (BSc 1975) – computer scientist and Chancellor of MIT
- Amos Horev (SB, SM) – former president of Technion
- Shirley Jackson (SB 1968, PhD 1973) – president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, physicist
- Martin C. Jischke (SM, PhD 1968) – former president of Purdue University
- Theodora J. Kalikow (Sc.M. 1970) – former president of the University of Maine at Farmington and the University of Southern Maine
- Salman Khan – founder and executive director of Khan Academy
- Martin C. Libicki (BS Mathematics) – professor at the Frederick S. Pardee RAND Graduate School in Santa Monica, California
- John Maeda (SB, SM 1989) – former president of Rhode Island School of Design (2008–2013), graphic designer, computer scientist, author, venture capitalist
- Modesto Maidique (SB 1962, SM 1964, EE 1966, PhD 1970) – former president of Florida International University
- Julianne Malveaux (PhD 1980) – president of Bennett College
- David McClain (PhD 1974) – president of University of Hawaii
- Frederic Mishkin (SB 1973, PhD 1976) – economist; professor at Columbia Business School; Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (2006–2008); appeared in the documentary Inside Job
- Leo E. Morton (SM 1987) – chancellor of University of Missouri-Kansas City
- Gretchen Ritter (Ph.D.), dean of the Cornell University College of Arts and Sciences.
- Richard Santagati (SM 1979) – former president of Merrimack College
- Rahmat Shoureshi – researcher, professor, and provost of New York Institute of Technology (NYIT)
- Reed Shuldiner (Ph.D. 1985) – Alvin L. Snowiss Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School
- Nam-Pyo Suh (SB 1959, SM 1961) – president of KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)
- Lawrence H. Summers (SB 1975) – former president of Harvard University, economist, former presidential advisor
- Subra Suresh (ScD 1981) – former president of Carnegie Mellon University, former Director of the National Science Foundation, former Dean of the School of Engineering at MIT
- Lee T. Todd, Jr. (SM 1970, EE 1971, PhD 1974) – president of University of Kentucky
- Hal Varian (SB 1969) – chief economist at Google, founding dean of the School of Information at UC Berkeley
- Patrick Henry Winston (SB 1965, SM 1967, PhD 1970) – author of standard textbooks on artificial intelligence and programming languages, MIT professor, co-founded Ascent Technology
- Elisabeth Zinser (SM 1982) – president of Southern Oregon University
- Knight W. Fu (PhD 2006) - IT Director of International University Liaison Indonesia - IULI. Under alias of Hermawan Haryanto.
- Saleem Ali (PhD 2001), Blue and Gold Distinguished Professor of Energy and Environment at the University of Delaware, National Geographic Emerging Explorer, World Economic Forum Young Global Leader
- Steve Altes (SB 1984, SM 1986) – humorist, National Medal of Technology recipient, writer of Geeks & Greeks graphic novel about MIT
- Stephen R. Barley (PhD 1984) – professor of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University
- Harry Binswanger – philosopher, associate of Ayn Rand
- Dylan Bruno – actor
- John W. Campbell (physics, dropped out) – writer, longtime editor of Astounding Science Fiction
- James Eckhouse (1976, dropped out) – actor, Beverly Hills, 90210
- Alia Farid – contemporary artist
- Nate Greenslit (PhD) – musician, writer and academic
- Herbert Kalmus (1903) – inventor of Technicolor, star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
- Dean Karlan (PhD) – development economist and founder of Innovations for Poverty Action
- Kealoha, born Steven Wong (1999) – performance poet; Hawaii's first Poet Laureate and National Poetry Slam Legend; storyteller; Hawaii's SlamMaster
- Paul Krugman (PhD) – New York Times columnist, John Bates Clark Medal and Nobel Prize winner (economics)
- Ned Lagin – played keyboards and synthesizer at a number of the Grateful Dead shows between 1970 and 1975 and on a few mid–1970s albums
- Hugh Lofting – author of Dr. Dolittle series of books; trained at MIT as civil engineer, 1904–05
- Dan Massey – sexual freedom scholar, religious philosopher, human rights activist, chief engineer at BBN Technologies, and senior scientist at Science Applications International Corporation
- Rajesh Mehta (SB Humanities and Engineering 1986)– hybrid trumpeter, composer, educational technology consultant
- Marisa Morán Jahn – multimedia artist and founder of Studio REV-
- Charles Murray – researcher, co-author of The Bell Curve
- Alan Rath (BS 1982) – electronic, kinetic, and robotic sculptor
- Tom Scott (SB 1966) – winner of Academy Awards for sound mixing for The Right Stuff and Amadeus
- Somdutta Singh (2010) – Indian entrepreneur, NASSCOM co-chair
- Erland Van Lidth De Jeude – Hollywood actor, opera singer
- David Walter – British BBC and ITN correspondent and later, political advisor (winner of Kennedy Memorial Scholarship to MIT)
- Samuel Washington Weis – painter
- James Woods (1969, dropped out) – Hollywood actor, Oscar nominee, Emmy winner
Science and technology
- Colin Adams – mathematician, knot theory expert, teacher, writer, math humorist
- Rakesh Agrawal – National Medal of Technology and Innovation Laureate and Professor of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University
- Buzz Aldrin – combat pilot, astronaut, second man to walk on the Moon
- Pauline Morrow Austin – meteorologist, Director of Weather Radar at MIT, research staff in Radiation Laboratory
- Adrian Bejan – professor of mechanical engineering, namesake of the Bejan number
- Gordon Bell – computer engineer and manager, designer of DEC PDP, manager of the VAX project
- Stephen Benton – invented rainbow hologram, pioneered digital holography
- Marc Blank – computer game designer and programmer, developed Zork adventure game
- Manuel Blum – computer scientist, received Turing Award (1995) for studies in computational complexity theory
- Dan Bricklin – co-inventor of Visicalc, the first WYSIWYG PC spreadsheet program
- Alice G. Bryant - Otolaryngologist and inventor of surgical tools
- Edward M. Burgess – chemist, inventor of the Burgess reagent
- David D. Clark – led the development of TCP/IP (the protocol that underlies the Internet)
- Wesley A. Clark – computing pioneer, creator of the LINC (the first minicomputer)
- Fernando Corbató – retired MIT professor, Turing Award (1990), co-founder of the Multics project
- Shiladitya DasSarma (PhD 1985) – pioneering microbiologist and professor at University of Maryland School of Medicine who deciphered genetic code for Halobacterium NRC-1
- Peter J. Denning (SM 1965, PhD 1968) – computer scientist, professor, co-founder of the Multics project, pioneered virtual memory
- Jack Dennis – retired MIT professor, co-founder of the Multics project
- Peter Diamandis – founder and chairman of the X PRIZE Foundation, co-founder and chairman of Singularity University, and co-author of New York Times bestseller Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think
- Whitfield Diffie – pioneer of public-key cryptography and the Diffie-Hellman protocol, Turing Award (2015)
- K. Eric Drexler – pioneer nanotechnologist, author, co-founded Foresight Institute
- Harold Eugene "Doc" Edgerton (SM 1927, ScD 1931) – former MIT Institute professor; co-founder, and the "E", of EG&G; stroboscope photography pioneer; Oscar winner 1940
- Theodore Miller Edison (1898–1992) – only child of Thomas Alva Edison who graduated from college; inventor with over 80 patents
- Farouk El-Baz – Supervisor of Lunar Science Planning, Apollo Program, NASA
- Kelly Falkner (PhD 1989) – oceanographer, Antarctic researcher
- Charles H. Ferguson (PhD 1989) – technology policy expert, software entrepreneur, film director/producer, Oscar Award (2010)
- Bran Ferren (Class of 1974) – Designer, Technologist, Engineer, entertainment technology expert, prolific inventor, Academy Award nominee
- Carl Feynman – computer scientist; son of the physicist Richard Feynman
- Mike Fincke (SB Aero/Astro 1989, SB EAPS 1989) – NASA astronaut, American with most time in space
- Marron William Fort (SB 1926, SM 1927, PhD 1933) – first African-American to earn a PhD in engineering
- Bob Frankston (SB 1970, SM EE 1974) – co-inventor of Visicalc (first WYSIWYG PC spreadsheet program); critic of telecommunications public policy
- Limor Fried – open-source hardware pioneer, founder of Adafruit Industries
- Simson Garfinkel – journalist, author, computer security researcher, entrepreneur, computer science professor
- Ivan Getting – co-inventor of the Global Positioning System (GPS), Draper Prize (2003)
- Jim Gettys – an original developer of X Window, former director of GNOME
- Bill Gosper (SB 1965) – mathematician, a founder of the original hacker community, pioneer of symbolic computing, originator of hashlife
- Julia R. Greer (SB 1997), materials science professor at Caltech, pioneer in the fields of nanomechanics and architected materials, CNN 2020 Visionary
- Gerald Guralnik (SB 1958) – Professor of Physics, Brown University; co-discoverer of Higgs mechanism and Higgs boson in 1964 with C.R. Hagen; awarded J. J. Sakurai Prize for Theoretical Particle Physics in 2010
- C. R. Hagen (SB, SM 1958, PhD. 1963) – Professor of Physics, University of Rochester; co-discoverer of Higgs mechanism and Higgs boson in 1964 with Gerald Guralnik; awarded J. J. Sakurai Prize for Theoretical Particle Physics in (2010)
- George Ellery Hale – astronomer, founded several astronomical observatories, developed Throop College of Technology into Caltech
- Asegun Henry (SM, PhD 2009) – mechanical engineer
- Caroline Herzenberg (SB 1953) – physicist
- Julian W. Hill (PhD 1928) – inventor of nylon
- C.-T. James Huang (PhD 1982) – generative linguist, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies at Harvard, Fellow of the Linguistic Society of America (2015), recipient of the Linguistic Society of Taiwan's Lifetime Achievement Award (2014)
- David A. Huffman – computer scientist known for Huffman coding used in lossless data compression
- Jerome C. Hunsaker (SM 1912, ScD 1923) – pioneering aeronautical engineer, airship designer, former head of MIT Mechanical Engineering Department
- William Jeffrey – defense technology expert, former director of National Institute of Standards and Technology
- Thomas Kailath – entrepreneur, retired Stanford professor, IEEE Medal of Honor (2007)
- Rudolf E. Kalman – electrical engineer, theoretical mathematician, co-inventor of Kalman Filter algorithm, Draper Prize (2008)
- Jordin Kare – high energy laser physicist, developer of "mosquito laser zapper"
- Leonard Kleinrock – computing and Internet pioneer, one of the key group of designers of the original ARPANET
- Henry Kloss (1953, dropped out) – audio engineer; entrepreneur; founder of Acoustic Research, KLH, Advent, Kloss Video, Cambridge SoundWorks, Tivoli Audio
- Loren Kohnfelder – introduced the term "public key certificate" for public key cryptography in secure network communication
- Raymond Kurzweil (SB 1970) – inventor, entrepreneur in music synthesizers, OCR and speech-to-text processing
- Leslie Lamport – computing pioneer in temporal logic, developer of LaTeX, Turing Award (2013)
- Robert S. Langer – biochemical engineer, biomedical researcher, MIT professor, inventor, entrepreneur, Draper Prize (2002)
- Norman Levinson (SB SM 1934, ScD 1935) – theoretical mathematician, former Institute Professor at MIT, developed Levinson recursion
- Daniel Levitin – neuroscientist, music producer, author of This Is Your Brain on Music
- Edward Norton Lorenz – mathematician, meteorologist, MIT professor emeritus, invented chaos theory, discovered Lorenz attractor
- Joseph Lykken (PhD 1982) – theoretical physicist, proposed "weak scale superstring" theory
- Hiram Percy Maxim – inventor of the "Maxim Silencer" and founder of the American Radio Relay League
- Douglas McIlroy (PhD 1959) – mathematician, software engineer, professor, developed component-based software engineering, an original developer of Unix, member of National Academy of Engineering
- Diane McKnight (BS 1975, MS 1978, PhD 1979) – engineering professor, limnologist, biogeochemist, Antarctic researcher
- Parisa Mehrkhodavandi (PhD 2002) – chemist
- Fulvio Melia (PhD 1985) – theoretical astrophysicist, professor, author, editor, general educator
- Holly Michael, (PhD 2005) - hydrogeologist and professor
- Arnold Mindell (MSc 1961) – physicist, author, psychologist – developer of Process Oriented Psychology
- Douglas J. Mink (SB 1973, SM 1974) – astronomer, software developer, co-discovered rings around Uranus, bicycling activist
- Bill Parker – artist, engineer, inventor of the modern plasma lamp
- Bradford Parkinson – co-inventor of the Global Positioning System (GPS), Draper Prize (2003)
- Robert A. "Bob" Pease (SB 1961) – analog integrated circuit design expert, technical author
- Irene Pepperberg (SB 1969) – Brandeis University professor, researcher in animal cognition, trained Alex (parrot)
- Alan Perlis (SM 1949, PhD 1950) – computer scientist, professor, pioneer of programming languages, winner of the first Turing Award (1966)
- Radia Perlman (SB 1973, SM 1976, PhD 1988) – computer scientist, network engineer, invented numerous data network technologies, "mother of the Internet"
- David Pesetsky (PhD 1982) – generative linguist, Ferrari P. Ward Professor of Modern Languages and Linguistics and Head of the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at the MIT
- Edward Rebar (PhD 1997) – biologist, senior vice president, and chief technology officer at Sangamo Therapeutics
- Adam Riess (SB 1992) – physicist, Nobel Prize winner in Physics awarded in 2011 for demonstrating the acceleration of the universe's rate of expansion
- Jerome Saltzer – retired MIT professor, timesharing computing pioneer, co-founder of the Multics project, Director of Project Athena
- Frederick P. Salvucci (SB 1961, SM 1962) – civil engineer, transportation planner, MIT professor, former Massachusetts Secretary of Transportation, public transit advocate, Big Dig advocate
- George W. Santos – pioneer in bone marrow transplantation
- Bob Scheifler – computer scientist, leader of the X Window System project, architect of Jini
- Julie Segre – epithelial biologist, Chief of the Human Genome Research Institute
- Oliver Selfridge – computer scientist, father of machine perception
- Claude Shannon – mathematician, electrical engineer, and cryptographer known as "the father of information theory"
- Amy B. Smith (SB 1984, SM 1995) – mechanical engineer, inventor, former Peace Corps volunteer, MIT senior lecturer and researcher in appropriate technology, MacArthur Fellow (2004)
- Oliver R. Smoot – namesake of the smoot unit of measurement, former chair of ANSI; former president of ISO
- Richard M. Stallman (grad student, dropped out) – computer programmer; Free Software activist; creator of EMACS editor, GNU; MacArthur Fellow (1990)
- Guy L. Steele, Jr. (SM 1977, PhD 1980) – computer scientist, programming language expert, an original editor of the Jargon File (Hacker's Dictionary)
- Ivan Sutherland (PhD 1963) – computer graphics pioneer, former professor, ARPAnet and Internet pioneer, co-founded Evans & Sutherland, Turing Award (1988)
- Lynne Talley (PhD 1982) – physical oceanographer, professor
- Badri Nath Tandon (1961) – gastroenterologist, textbook author, Sasakawa WHO Health Prize and Padma Bhushan winner
- Andrew S. Tanenbaum (SB 1965) – computer scientist, professor, textbook author (operating systems), creator of Minix (the precursor to Linux)
- Frederick Terman – electrical engineer; former provost of Stanford University; "father of Silicon Valley"
- Ray Tomlinson – innovator of email systems, pioneered the use of the "@" symbol for email
- Leonard H. Tower Jr. – early Free Software activist, software hacker
- John G. Trump – electrical engineer, inventor, and physicist
- Kay Tye – neuroscientist, MIT assistant professor
- Ann M. Valentine – chemist, professor at Yale and Temple University
- Manuel Sandoval Vallarta – MIT professor, founder of the Physics Institute at UNAM; mentor of Nobel laureate Richard Feynman
- Susie Wee – Women in Technology International laureate; CTEO of Collaboration at Cisco
- Robert Williams Wood – optical physicist, developed "black light", ultraviolet and infrared photography
- Joshua Wurman – meteorologist, inventor, developed the Doppler On Wheels, Bistatic Weather Radar Networks, founder and president of Center for Severe Weather Research (CSWR)
- Jenny Y Yang (PhD 2007) – chemist
- Edward Yourdon – computer pioneer, author, lecturer, popularized the term "Y2K Bug"
- Gregorio Y. Zara – inventor of the first two-way videophone; National Scientist of the Philippines
- Günter M. Ziegler – mathematician, Free University of Berlin professor, ex-president of the German Mathematical Society, recipient of the Chauvenet and Leroy P. Steele prizes
- Jimmy Bartolotta (2009) – professional basketball player
- Charles Butt, Jr. (1941) – rowing coach
- Skip Dise (2003) – member of 2010 US National Rowing Team
- Adam Edelman (2014) – American-born Israeli Olympic skeleton athlete
- Johan Harmenberg – épée fencer, gold medal winner in the 1980 Olympics, world champion
- Larry Kahn – tiddlywinks champion
- Dave Lockwood - tiddlywinks champion
- Jeff Sagarin (1970) – sports statistician
- Zeke Sanborn – Olympic gold medalist
- Jason Szuminski (2000) – major league pitcher
- Steve Tucker (1991) – two-time member of the US Olympic rowing team
- Csaba Csere (1978 SB, 2 Mechanical Engineering) – automotive journalist, editor of Car and Driver
- Janet Hsieh (2001) – Taiwanese-American television personality, violinist, author, and model; host of Fun Taiwan
- Jeff Hwang – US Air Force fighter pilot, 1999 winner of Mackay Trophy
- J. Kenji López-Alt (2002 SB, 4, Architecture) – celebrity chef, author of The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science
- Ray Magliozzi (1972 SB, 21B, Humanities and Science) – radio personality, Car Talk
- Tom Magliozzi (1958 SB, 14A, Economic Policy and Engineering) – radio personality, Car Talk
- Lalit Pande (1972 SM, 2 Mechanical Engineering) – environmentalist and Padma Shri awardee
- Randal Pinkett – chairman and CEO of BCT Partners; winner of television show The Apprentice
- Princess Ubol Ratana of Thailand (1973 SB, 18 Mathematics) –
- Aafia Siddiqui (1995 SB, 7 Biology / Life Science) – neuroscientist; alleged Al-Qaeda operative; convicted of assaulting with a deadly weapon and attempting to kill US soldiers and FBI agents
- Ellen Spertus (1990 SB, 1992 SM, 1998 PhD, Computer Science) – professor, computer scientist, 2001's "Sexiest Geek Alive"
- Kelvin Teo (SM 2006) – young entrepreneur and season 1 winner of Malaysian reality show Love Me Do
- Robert Varkonyi (1983 SB, 15 Management, 1983 SB, 6 Computer Science and Engineering) – winner of the 2002 World Series of Poker Main Event
Nobel laureate alumni
As of April 2011[update], the MIT Office of the Provost says that 76 Nobel awardees had or currently have a formal connection to MIT. Of this group, 29 have earned MIT degrees (MIT has never awarded honorary degrees in any form).
|Name||Degree||Degree year||Award year||Award||Citation||Notes|
|George Akerlof||PhD||1966||2001||Economics||"for their analyses of markets with asymmetric information"|||
|Sid Altman||SB||1960||1989||Chemistry||"for their discovery of catalytic properties of RNA"|||
|Kofi Annan||SM||1972||2001||Peace||"for their work for a better organized and more peaceful world"|||
|Robert Aumann||SM||1952||2005||Economics||"for having enhanced our understanding of conflict and cooperation through game-theory analysis"|||
|Elias James Corey||SB, PhD||1948, 1951||1990||Chemistry||"for his development of the theory and methodology of organic synthesis"|||
|Eric Cornell||PhD||1990||2001||Physics||"for the achievement of Bose-Einstein condensation in dilute gases of alkali atoms, and for early fundamental studies of the properties of the condensates"|||
|Peter Diamond||PhD||1963||2010||Economics||"for [the] analysis of markets with search frictions"|||
|Richard Feynman||SB||1939||1965||Physics||"for their fundamental work in quantum electrodynamics, with deep-ploughing consequences for the physics of elementary particles"|||
|Andrew Z. Fire||PhD||1983||2006||Medicine/Physiology||"for their discovery of RNA interference – gene silencing by double-stranded RNA"|||
|Murray Gell-Mann||PhD||1951||1969||Physics||"for his contributions and discoveries concerning the classification of elementary particles and their interactions"|||
|Leland H. Hartwell||PhD||1964||2001||Medicine/Physiology||"for their discoveries of key regulators of the cell cycle"|||
|H. Robert Horvitz||SB||1968||2002||Medicine/Physiology||"for their discoveries concerning 'genetic regulation of organ development and programmed cell death'"|||
|Henry W. Kendall||SB, PhD||1948, 1951||1990||Physics||"for their pioneering investigations concerning deep inelastic scattering of electrons on protons and bound neutrons, which have been of essential importance for the development of the quark model in particle physics"|||
|Lawrence Klein||PhD||1944||1980||Economics||"for the creation of econometric models and the application to the analysis of economic fluctuations and economic policies"|||
|Paul Krugman||PhD||1977||2009||Economics||"for developing new trade theory and"|||
|Robert B. Laughlin||PhD||1979||1998||Physics||"for their discovery of a new form of quantum fluid with fractionally charged excitations"|||
|Robert C. Merton||PhD||1970||1997||Economics||"for a new method to determine the value of derivatives"|||
|Robert S. Mulliken||SB||1917||1966||Chemistry||"for his fundamental work concerning chemical bonds and the electronic structure of molecules by the molecular orbital method"|||
|Robert Mundell||PhD||1956||1999||Economics||"for his analysis of monetary and fiscal policy under different exchange rate regimes and his analysis of optimum currency areas"|||
|Charles Pedersen||SM||1927||1987||Chemistry||"for their development and use of molecules with structure-specific interactions of high selectivity"|||
|William D. Phillips||PhD||1976||1997||Physics||"for development of methods to cool and trap atoms with laser light"|||
|Burton Richter||SB, PhD||1952, 1956||1976||Physics||"for their pioneering work in the discovery of a heavy elementary particle of a new kind"|||
|Adam Riess||SB||1992||2011||Physics||"for the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the Universe through observations of distant supernovae"|||
|John Robert Schrieffer||SB||1953||1972||Physics||"for their jointly developed theory of superconductivity, usually called the BCS-theory"|||
|William Shockley||PhD||1936||1956||Physics||"for their researches on semiconductors and their discovery of the transistor effect"|||
|George F. Smoot||SB, PhD||1966, 1970||2006||Physics||"for their discovery of the blackbody form and anisotropy of the cosmic microwave background radiation"|||
|Joseph Stiglitz||PhD||1966||2001||Economics||"for their analyses of markets with asymmetric information"|||
|Carl E. Wieman||SB||1973||2001||Physics||"for the achievement of Bose-Einstein condensation in dilute gases of alkali atoms, and for early fundamental studies of the properties of the condensates"|||
|Robert Burns Woodward||SB||1936||1965||Chemistry||"for his outstanding achievements in the art of organic synthesis"|||
|William D. Nordhaus||PhD||1967||2018||Economics||"for integrating climate change into long-run macroeconomic analysis"|||
|James Alan Abrahamson||SB – Aeronautics/Astronautics||1955||Manned Orbital Laboratory (selected but program canceled)|
|Buzz Aldrin||ScD – Aeronautics/Astronautics||1963||Gemini 12, Apollo 11|
|Dominic Antonelli||SB – Aeronautics/Astronautics||1989||STS-119|
|Jerome Apt||PhD – Physics||1976||STS-37, STS-47, STS-59, STS-79|
|Kenneth Cameron||SB, SM – Aeronautics/Astronautics||1978, 1979||STS-37, STS-56, STS-74|
|Gregory Chamitoff||PhD – Aeronautics/Astronautics||1992||STS-124, Expedition 17, Expedition 18, STS-126|
|Franklin Chang-Diaz||ScD – Nuclear Engineering||1977||STS-61-C, STS-34, STS-46, STS-60, STS-75, STS-91, STS-111|
|Philip K. Chapman||SM, PhD||1964, 1967||1967|
|Catherine "Cady" Coleman||SB – Chemistry||1983||STS-73, STS-93|
|Charles Duke||SM – Aeronautics/Astronautics||1964||Apollo 16|
|Anthony W. England||SB, SM, PhD – Earth, Atmosphere, and Planetary Sciences||1965, 1965, 1970||STS-51-F|
|Mike Fincke||SB – Aeronautics/Astronautics; SB Earth, Atmosphere, and Planetary Sciences||1989||Soyuz TMA-4, Expedition 9, Soyuz TMA-13, Expedition 18, STS-134|
|John Grunsfeld||SB – Physics||1980||STS-67, STS-81, STS-103, STS-109, STS-125|
|Terry Hart||SM – Mechanical Engineering||1969||STS-41-C|
|Frederick Hauck||SM – Nuclear Engineering||1966||STS-7, STS-51-A, STS-26|
|Wendy Lawrence||SM – Ocean Engineering||1988||STS-67, STS-86, STS-91, STS-114|
|Mark C. Lee||SM – Mechanical Engineering||1980||STS-30, STS-47, STS-64, STS-81|
|William B. Lenoir||SB, SM, PhD – Electrical Engineering||1961, 1962, 1965||STS-5|
|Byron K. Lichtenberg||SM, ScD – Aeronautics/Astronautics||1975, 1979||STS-9, STS-45|
|Michael Massimino||SM – Technology Policy, SM – Mechanical Engineer, PhD – Mechanical Engineering||1988, 1988, 1990, 1992||STS-109, STS-125|
|Ronald McNair||PhD – Physics||1976||STS-41-B, STS-51-L|
|Pamela Ann Melroy||SM – Earth, Atmosphere, and Planetary Sciences||1984||STS-92, STS-112, STS-120|
|Edgar Mitchell||ScD – Aeronautics/Astronautics||1964||Apollo 14|
|Nicholas Patrick||SM, PhD – Mechanical Engineering||1990, 1996||STS-116|
|Stephen Robinson||Postdoc at Man-Vehicle Lab, Aeronautics/Astronautics||1993||STS-85, STS-95, STS-114|
|Albert Sacco||PhD – Chemical Engineering||1977||STS-73|
|Russell Schweickart||SB, SM – Aeronautics/Astronautics||1956, 1963||Apollo 9|
|David Scott||SM, Engineer in Aeronautics/Astronautics||1962, 1962||Gemini 8, Apollo 9, Apollo 15|
|William Shepherd||SM, Ocean Engineer||1978, 1978||STS-27, STS-41, STS-52, Soyuz TM-31, Expedition 1, STS-102|
|Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper||SB, SM – Mechanical Engineering||1984, 1985||STS-115, STS-126|
|Daniel Tani||SB, SM – Mechanical Engineering||1984, 1985||STS-108, STS-120, Expedition 16, STS-122|
|Robert Thirsk||SM, MS – Mechanical Engineering, Management||1978, 1998||STS-78, Soyuz TMA-14, Expedition 19, STS-127|
|Janice Voss||SM, PhD – Electrical Engineering, Aeronautics/Astronautics||1977, 1978||STS-57, STS-63, STS-83, STS-94, STS-99|
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